Cotney Construction Law Adds New Partner

Cotney Construction Law, LLP and OSHA law, is pleased to announce the addition of Derek Kantaskas as a partner at their firm. As a litigator, Derek brings over ten years of experience as an attorney primarily focused on construction law.

Throughout the years, Derek Kantaskas has worked with a wide range of construction clients, including homebuilders, general contractors, developers, condominium associations, subcontractors, heavy construction companies, suppliers, property managers, and disaster remediation contractors. He practices in all aspects of construction law, including complex contract disputes, major condominium defect litigation, project delay claims, lien and bond disputes, construction defect claims, regulatory investigations, and copyright infringements.

“Derek is a skilled attorney who knows the ins and outs of the construction industry both locally and nationally,” said Trent Cotney, CEO. “His addition to our firm reflects our continued growth strategy to keep up with the needs of our clients.”

Prior to joining Cotney Construction Law, Derek Kantaskas worked for a full-service national law firm, specializing in construction litigation. Locally, Derek has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers for the past six years, he serves as co-chair of the Construction Law Section for the Hillsborough County Bar Association, and is a graduate of Leadership Tampa (Class of 2017).  Nationally, Derek is an active member of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, where he serves on the Division 9 Steering Committee.

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Brock Associates Partners with Roofinox to Sell Roofing and Rollforming Products

“When Follansbee closed its doors, removing its TCS II from availability a few years ago, it left a serious hole in the market for architectural stainless steel,” says Allan Brock, president of Brock Associates of Pittsburgh, Pa. “Architects still need TCS-II and many are still specifying it for their designs. So we decided to satisfy this market by bringing Roofinox into our product line.”

Brock Associates is now sourcing material for its commercial roofing and siding/ACM applications from Roofinox America, the U.S. arm of Roofinox International, Europe’s supplier of quality stainless steel specifically designed for roofing and rollforming.

Allan Brock says: “Over recent years, we have seen the market for metal in roofing, siding and paintable flashing, increasing, especially in the high-end applications, in our market area of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, New Jersey and Virginia. When we saw an opportunity to re-introduce stainless into the market with Roofinox, we went for it, and we have not been disappointed.”

“We are extremely pleased about Brock’s decision to go with Roofinox,” notes Dave Rowe, vice president of Sales, Roofinox America. “Roofinox Tin Plated stainless offers a great replacement for the old TSC II, along with a rich architectural appearance.

He continues: “The good news, is it is 20 percent more malleable than any other stainless products on the market making it easier than ever to roll-form. The strength and malleability of our product coupled with our unique surface textures provides our clients with a desirable product.”

Roofinox America has been providing Roofinox Classic, Roofinox Plus .0157 and Roofinox tin-plated (Terne-coated) material to American fabricators, roofing contractors and metal roofing distributors for more than two years.

GAF Partners with Athlon Sports to Create GAF Sports Challenge

GAF announces a partnership with Athlon Sports to create the GAF Sports Challenge. GAF has created two fun and engaging online “pick’em” sports challenges for all of its contractors, residential and commercial. The first sports challenge is an auto racing contest, which will run from February through November 2016, followed by a Pro Football challenge running from September through December 2016.

Athlon Sports Media is one of the authorities and predictors of almost all major sports. Through this partnership, GAF is able to provide participants with the most up-to-date sports information to make their weekly picks. Based on a points system, by actively participating, contractors will be able to win weekly prizes, such as a GAF cooler or chair and an end-of-the season grand prize.

Contractors can register and participate on GAF’s Sports Challenge Web page.

Fronius USA and United Way Partner for Days of Caring at Boys and Girls Clubs

Fronius USA recently partnered with the United Way of Porter County to conduct two Days of Caring at the area Boys and Girls Clubs to compliment Fronius’ new HOPE (Helping Others & Providing Energy) program.

Fronius USA recently partnered with the United Way of Porter County to conduct two Days of Caring at the area Boys and Girls Clubs to compliment Fronius’ new HOPE (Helping Others & Providing Energy) program.

Fronius USA recently partnered with the United Way of Porter County to conduct two Days of Caring at the area Boys and Girls Clubs to complement Fronius’ new HOPE (Helping Others & Providing Energy) program. The Fronius HOPE program is the manufacturer’s new corporate philanthropy platform that focuses on engaging staff in community involvement and volunteerism.

All staff members, encouraged to participate at two locations of the area’s Boys and Girls Clubs, were given a full work day to contribute to the volunteer activities.

“We’re so proud to launch this program by engaging our staff in the community,” says Wolfgang Niedrist, CEO of Fronius USA. “The children and activities supporting those children are our future and we are committed to providing energy to those organizations through offering our staff as a volunteer workforce for the day.”

Fronius staff painted, landscaped and even used their product, the mobile welding tool Fronius Accupocket, to restore the Portage and South Haven, Indiana Boys and Girls Clubs. The United Way helped to support their efforts, which supports 39 nonprofits in the county in which Fronius is headquartered.

“United Way of Porter County is thrilled to partner with Fronius USA and their employees on the first Fronius Day of Hope. We want to thank the Fronius team for their hard work and commitment to children and youth in Porter County. They are awesome to work with,” says Sharon Kish, executive director of the Porter County United Way.