Union Corrugating Roofing Product Receives Florida Approval

A new roofing product approval has been given to Union Corrugating regarding its Advantage Lok II 26 gauge concealed fastener standing seam panel used for residential and commercial roofs.

This Florida Building Code Approval, FL21677.1, provides improvements over previous product approvals. The approval offers increased fastener spacing, up to 13-7/8 inches on center, along with other improvements. High wind conditions and corner zone requirements are also enhanced:

  • Expanded fastener spacing options (other than 6 inches on center)
  • Use of the slotted fastening flange (provides improved expansion/contraction)
  • Includes optional use over asphalt shingles
  • Improvements on load results
  • Covers application over most all solid substrate types (7/16 inch OSB being the minimum)
  • More accessible sealant options for the sidelap/retainer adhesive types

Union Corrugating Ranks 64 in the 2016 Grant Thornton North Carolina 100

Union Corrugating has been named to the 2016 Grant Thornton North Carolina 100 (NC100), which ranks the 100 largest privately-held businesses in North Carolina. This is the second year that Union Corrugating has been recognized in the NC100 and its ranking changed from 70th in 2015 to 64th in 2016. The complete list can be viewed at GrantThornton.com/NC100.

“Union continues down the path of becoming a convenient supplier to our customers”, says Keith Medick, president and CEO of Union Corrugating. “Our growth as a company, through plant expansion and the introduction of products and services, has occurred by having our customers at the core of those decisions. Soliciting customer feedback allows us to respond to their needs and has allowed us to help grow their business as well as growing ours.” Medick adds, “Sharing this news with our employees and customers has been gratifying.”

Since 1984, the NC100 has ranked the state’s private companies by revenue in the most recent fiscal year, based on data provided by the participants.

Union Corrugating Adds Equipment to Produce More Product

The Union Corrugating trim line allows for additional product capacity.

The Union Corrugating trim line allows for additional product capacity.

Union Corrugating has installed additional equipment in their Scranton, Pa plant that gives Union the capability of producing more product and reducing lead-times for their customers. The equipment includes both an additional panel line and trim line. “Our panel line produces R/PBR panels and MasterRib”, says Keith Medick, Union Corrugating president and CEO. “The second panel line was added as a direct response to customer demand for our MasterRib panel which is a three foot exposed fastener product. In addition, being able to produce R and PBR panels for industrial, commercial and steel frame building applications opens up new markets for us.”

The trim line produces Ridge Cap, J-Channel, Rake & Corner and Rake profiles. “We are excited to be able to provide a new level of convenience to our customers by offering custom length trims. Both of these lines will enable Union’s customers to realize a reduction of time between order placement and delivery, and ultimately help them capture more business,” says Medick.

Union Corrugating Opens Metal Roofing Facility in Upper Midwest

Union Corrugating announces they are opening a facility in the upper Midwest. The 40,000 square foot facility, located in Janesville, Wisconsin, will offer Union’s complete product line.

“Opening our 11th facility in Janesville gives us the opportunity to expand our geographic reach to an area that consists of Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota”, says Keith Medick, Union president and CEO. “We’re excited to grow our customer base there.”

Prior to opening their Janesville facility, Union Corrugating has been manufacturing and distributing products from 10 locations across the Eastern and Central United States since 1946.

“We are proud to provide the residential, commercial and agricultural markets with metal roofing, siding and accessories. This Janesville initiative is in response to our customers asking us to expand our footprint to this geographic area and demonstrates our strategy of being a convenient metal roofing supplier,” continues Medick.

Union Corrugating’s New Trim Lines Produce Ridge Cap, J-Trim and C-fascia

Union Corrugating’s new trim line produces ridge caps.

Union Corrugating’s new trim line produces ridge caps.

Union Corrugating announces the addition of panel line and roll-formed trim equipment at their Ocala, FL, facility. “Our customers in Florida benefit from this additional capacity”, says Keith Medick, Union Corrugating president and CEO. “Shorter lead-times for our products is one of our strategies as we strive to become a convenient metal roofing supplier.”

In addition to cutting flat sheets, the new panel line produces 2 1/2 inch oval and R/PBR profiles. The new trim lines produce Ridge Cap, J-trim, and C-fascia. Union Corrugating already produces MasterRib, 5V, and Adlok II standing seam panels at the Ocala facility. All of the new equipment is now operational.

Catalog’s Products Protect Asphalt Roofs against Water Infiltration

Union Corrugating’s “Drip Edge and Flashing Catalog” is a comprehensive look at the products the company offers to protect asphalt roofs against water infiltration.

Union Corrugating’s “Drip Edge and Flashing Catalog” is a comprehensive look at the products the company offers to protect asphalt roofs against water infiltration.

Union Corrugating’s “Drip Edge and Flashing Catalog” is a comprehensive look at the products the company offers to protect asphalt roofs against water infiltration. Union Corrugating’s large selection of drip edges, roll flashing, step flashing and other components are available in various colors and materials, including aluminum, steel, vinyl, copper and lead. The catalog provides information about sizes, colors and more. Ask a Union Corrugating sales representative for a copy of the catalog or download it from the company’s website under the Literature section.

Union Corrugating Releases Installation Videos for Its Standing-seam Roofing Panel System

Union Corrugating has released its three first videos in a new series of installation videos highlighting its Advantage-Lok II standing-seam roofing panel system. These videos feature instruction on hemming the panels to finish the rake edge, and instruction on installing box rake trim, which is an alternative to hemming the panels. Both methods are explained in their respective 3-D digitally animated step-by-step instruction videos developed by Union. The Advantage-Lok II roofing system is an ideal option for residential and light commercial applications.

Union has received outstanding reviews on its complete set of 16 installation videos for its MasterRib system. “This series of videos have benefited contractors, dealers and homeowners to better understand how our products are used and installed,” says Keith Medick, Union’s CEO. “This second set on our Advantage-Lok II standing seam panel system will include all major installation steps and will be equally as beneficial. Providing these tools is another way we have focused on continuous improvement and being the most convenient supplier to our customers.”

This new series of videos is being posted to the Union website as they are completed.

Union Corrugating Sends ‘Hugs For Soldiers’ During Holidays

During the recent holiday season, Fayetteville, N.C.-based Union Corrugating, a manufacturer and distributor of metal roofing and siding products, teamed up with the Duluth, Ga.-based Hugs For Soldiers organization by providing care packages to deployed soldiers around the world. The packages reached the troops by Christmas Day.

Founded in 2003, Hugs for Soldiers, which supports all branches of the service, is a ministry of Duluth First United Methodist Church. The organization’s efforts resulted in 2015 Christmas care packages shipped to troops in 11 countries. Boxes were filled with snacks, holiday candy, personal-care items, Christmas stockings, hand-knitted caps, socks and hot chocolate. Heartwarming messages from caring citizens filled holiday cards and letters, assuring the troops citizens are thinking about and supporting them as they serve away from family and friends.

This was the first year Union Corrugating participated; the effort was organized at the Union Corrugating headquarters. “Our participation in this great program was our way of saying thank you to the men and women who have clearly sacrificed their safety for the safety of our families,” explains Jason Thornton, vice president, Sales and Marketing.

Union Corrugating hopes to expand participation next year. Mel Acosta, corporate fleet and logistics manager, helped coordinate the efforts. “We’re already looking to involve the other plants next year, so we can make a bigger impact,” he says. “It’s such a good feeling to provide a touch of home to our troops.”

Union Corrugating Realigns Sales Management Structure

Union Corrugating has aggressively penetrated new markets in the past year, and as a result, has realigned its sales management structure, adding experienced sales resources in several key markets.

Reporting to Jason Thornton, vice president of sales and marketing, are two new sales directors that are responsible for territory reps and for driving growth. Thornton is thrilled at the wealth of market knowledge these two bring to Union Corrugating and is confident in the role they will play in building customer relationships.

  • Paul Delellis, sales director for the Northern Region, came to Union from Fabral where he was Regional Manager of Sales. Paul has 20 years of experience in the metal roofing market.
  • Randall Pritchett, sales director for the Southern Region, came to Union from Central States where he was general manager of sales for its Mt. Airy, N.C., facility. Randall had eight years of experience at Central States.

In addition, Union has added three key territory sales representatives to the sales organization, all of which have extensive knowledge of the metal roofing industry and the geographical markets they will cover.

  • Aaron Ash, commercial sales representative, is focused on growing commercial and architectural business serviced out of the Fayetteville, N.C., facility. Aaron had previous experience with Triad and Metal Sales.
  • Jim Lowe, New York sales representative, has had prior experience with Fabral and most recently with Weatheredge Building Components.
  • Rick Wright, sales representative for portions of the Ohio and Indiana markets, has had prior sales experience with Fabral and Wheeling Corrugating.

“I’m confident that the efforts we’re putting into building a great sales organization will benefit our customers, help drive sales and continue our company’s dramatic growth pattern,” says Keith Medick, Union’s CEO. “The expertise and knowledge these people bring to Union is second to none”.

Metal Roofing Installation App Gives Instant Access to 3-D Animated Video Tutorials

Union Corrugating Co. has released its MyMetalRoof Install Wizard for iPhone and iPad.

Union Corrugating Co. has released its MyMetalRoof Install Wizard for iPhone and iPad.

Union Corrugating Co. has released its MyMetalRoof Install Wizard for iPhone and iPad. This app will benefit contractors, dealers and homeowners by giving instant access to the 3-D animated, easy-to-follow video tutorial for their metal roofing installation.

Customers are able to see detailed video instructions for each step of an installation, and being able to access this tool ahead of the installation or at the job site provides an advantage.

Available now for its MasterRib product, Union plans to make this available for all of its roofing systems.