TAMKO® Building Products launches rewards program
TAMKO Building Products Inc., Joplin, Mo., has launched a cash-back rewards program enabling waterproofing professionals to earn unlimited cash back when they purchase qualifying TAMKO Building Products waterproofing products between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31.
TAMKO Building Products' Waterproofing Rewards Program includes all qualifying purchases of TAMKO Building Products TW-60 Waterproofing Membrane, TW-105 Flashing, TW Drain 220 and TWP Adhesive Primers with no earnings cap or minimum purchase required. The program helps contractors earn money back with rebates of up to $1 per roll or pail, depending on the product purchased.
Interested individuals can sign up for the rewards program and submit their purchases at www.tamko.com.
SOPREMA® is accepting scholarship applications
SOPREMA Inc., Wadsworth, Ohio, now is accepting applications for the company's annual scholarship program. SOPREMA has awarded scholarships to 19 students since the 2016-17 academic year, and the company will again offer up to four grants of $5,000 to students for the 2019-20 academic year.
The program is open to high school seniors and graduates, as well as current post-secondary undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing degrees in architecture, engineering, construction management or another field related to the building envelope. Applicants must be planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire 2019-20 academic year. The deadline for application submissions is March 29.
"Our company is known for the value we place on education and a relentless pursuit of technological advancement, so we are pleased to once again do our part to help empower bright minds to enter and shine within our field," says Sara Jonas, marketing manager for SOPREMA. "We are committed to the continual success of our industry, and that starts by encouraging sharp students to become the building envelope innovators of tomorrow."
Visit www.scholarsapply.org/soprema to apply.
Duro-Last® facility's Star Site status renewed
Duro-Last Inc., Saginaw, Mich., has announced its Grants Pass, Ore., manufacturing facility earned a renewal of its Star Site status from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Voluntary Protection Program. The facility originally was awarded Star Site status in 2016.
OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program recognizes employers and employees who have implemented effective safety and health management systems and maintain injury and illness rates below industry averages as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Star Site status, the top recognition offered by OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program, recognizes exemplary work sites that have comprehensive, successful safety and health management systems in place. A Star Site work site is self-sufficient in its ability to control workplace hazards; each Star Site work site is reevaluated every three to five years.
The application and renewal process requires an extensive evaluation of the work site, operations, and health and safety programs. An on-site assessment requires a review of records, logs and inspection history, as well as meetings with management staff and employees, a walk-through of the facility to determine hazards and precautions, formal and informal interviews, and a closing meeting to discuss findings and recommendations.
"We are proud of the work put into the successful renewal of our Voluntary Protection Program Star Site status in Grants Pass," says Michael Matthews, Duro-Last's corporate safety director. "We are currently leveraging what we learned from this process and from the dedicated Oregon OSHA team to implement Voluntary Protection Program status at each of our manufacturing facilities across the country."
OMG® named SmartDollar's company of the year
OMG Inc., Agawam, Mass., has been named SmartDollar's 2018 Company of the Year. SmartDollar is a financial wellness program that educates and empowers employees to take control of their money management and plan for retirement.
As part of OMG's overall wellness strategy, the company used SmartDollar to teach employees how to take better care of themselves financially. Using SmartDollar, the average OMG participant paid off more than $8,000 in debt and saved more than $5,000. Collectively, participants have reduced their debt and increased savings contributions by almost $1 million.
"We're proud of what our employees have accomplished," says Hubert McGovern, OMG's president and CEO. "There's nothing more satisfying for us as a business than to help our employees succeed not only professionally, but personally as well."
Standard Industries launches GAF Energy
Standard Industries, New York, parent company of GAF, has launched GAF Energy, a new company focused on revolutionizing the adoption of rooftop solar for everyday consumers.
Working in partnership with GAF, GAF Energy will promote scalable adoption of affordable integrated rooftop solar solutions across GAF's established distribution network. Customers who select solar options from GAF Energy will receive a streamlined approach including planning, financing, installation and permitting with utilities.
"As the largest global player in roofing and waterproofing, we will reshape the way clean solar energy becomes a reality for everyone," says David Millstone, co-CEO of Standard Industries. "We believe roofing is real estate, and we see a future with energy from every roof. GAF Energy's offerings will empower people to put their roofs to work with technology that is attractive, accessible and affordable."
GAF Energy also aims to empower U.S. roofing contractors by providing a comprehensive and economical approach to solar installations. With dedicated support teams and training for project management, design, permitting and installation of GAF Energy's integrated solar roof systems, contractors can grow their businesses while meeting demand for a clean and sustainable source of energy.
ABC Supply opens Florida location
ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., has opened a location in Haines City, Fla.
The location will offer product samples and exterior building supplies for local contractors. ABC Supply now has 45 locations in Florida.
Up the ladder
ABC Supply Co. Inc. has named Frank Marcoccio vice president of ABC Supply's southeast region, Craig Mitchell manager of ABC Supply's Georgia district and Jonathan Shepard vice president of ABC Supply's southwest region.
ATAS International has named Kevin Cox director of interior business development and Christian Vachon director of solar technology.
GAF has named Pete Vollmar senior vice president of commercial systems sales.
GAF Energy has named Gabriela Bunea head of research and development.
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Armored Roofing LLC, Peoria, Ariz.
Big D Waterproofing & Roofing LLC, Farmers Branch, Texas
Blue Sky Roofing, Colchester, Vt.
Boyd Contractors LLC, Lewisville, Texas
Buckeye Roofing & Exteriors, Defiance, Ohio
Cache Co. LLC, Jacksonville, Fla.
Carlson Roofing Co. Inc., Hillsboro, Ore.
Carnathan Contracting Group LLC, McKinney, Texas
Dixie Membrane Roofing Inc., Lawrenceville, Ga.
DroneScape PLLC, Charlotte, N.C.
Elite Custom Builders LLC, d/b/a Elite Roofing, Denver
Green Ladder Roofing LLC, Alliance, Ohio
Insurance Office of America, Melbourne, Fla.
Leon County Public Works, Tallahassee, Fla.
M3 Roofing and Construction, Miami
Maddux and Associates Inc., Danville, Calif.
Marshall Building & Remodeling, Riverside, R.I.
Northern Lakes Roofing LLC, Roann, Ind.
Paramount Loss Consulting, Chicago
Peachtree Protective Covers, Lithia Springs, Ga.
Pete's Builders LLC, Cheyenne, Wyo.
PROCO Roofing and Construction, North Richland Hills, Texas
Prominent Construction LLC, Minneapolis
QCA Building Envelope Ltd., Winnipeg, Manitoba
Rescue Roofers LLC, Olathe, Kan.
Restore Roofing & Remodeling, Carrollton, Texas
Roof Doctor, Nevada, Mo.
Roof Source, Loveland, Colo.
S & K LLC, Smyrna, Ga.
Second City Construction, Chicago
Shingle Hut LLC, Cypress, Texas
State Roofing Inc., Monroe, Wash.
Steadfast Custom Construction LLC, Butler, Pa.
Target Roofing and Sheet Metal, Fort Myers, Fla.
Tenholder Roofing, Fort Worth, Texas
The Sosa Group LLC, Bronx County, N.Y.
TOR CAN ICI Roofing Inc., Concord, Ontario
Turley Roofing Inc., d/b/a Turley Roofing, Ocala, Fla.
Vertiv Co., Worthington, Ohio
Wise Guys Home Construction, Lisle, Ill.