NRCA news

Booth space is available for China Roofing& Waterproofing 2011

NRCA is selling booth space in the NRCA pavilion for China Roofing & Waterproofing 2011, which will be held Aug. 4-6 at the China National Convention Center's Exhibition Hall in Beijing.

The expo is co-sponsored by NRCA and the China National Building Waterproof Association and will feature roofing and waterproofing materials, insulation, adhesives and accessories. More than 300 exhibitors and 10,000 attendees from more than 20 countries are expected to attend the expo.

For more information about the exhibition or to reserve a booth, contact Alison LaValley, NRCA's vice president of operations, at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7573 or or visit the exhibition's website,

Manufacturing news

CertainTeed offers incentives

CertainTeed Corp., Valley Forge, Pa., is offering reward incentives for roofing contractors who use CertainTeed roofing products.

CertainTeed's Shingle HOGS program gives contractors who use SureStart™ Plus warranties the chance to win one of nine 2011 Harley Davidson Sportsters® or a 2012 Ford Mustang GT. In addition, five winners per month will receive a $200 gas card.

CertainTeed's No Limits promotion provides rebates to contractors who purchase CertainTeed products such as Landmark Solaris,™ Presidential,™ Centennial Slate,™ Highland Slate™ and Independence,™ as well as select CertainTeed accessories and low-slope products. Rebates range from $1 to $4 per square and are added onto a CertainTeed Visa® debit card.

CertainTeed's Unlimited Rewards promotion is available to contractors in Colorado and the south central U.S. The promotion provides rebates to those who purchase designated impact-resistant roofing products.

Contractors who focus on commercial projects can earn incentives through CertainTeed's Full Systems Go promotion. Contractors who register a Full System Warranty with CertainTeed will receive a prepaid debit card worth up to $250. The top three contractors who install the most squares backed by the Full System Warranty will receive ExxonMobil, Dick's Sporting Goods and Best Buy® gift cards worth up to $1,500.

MAGE SOLAR establishes disaster relief fund

Dublin, Ga.-based MAGE SOLAR's Team for Humanitarian Outreach has established a $35,000 Disaster Relief Fund to help those affected by the tsunami that hit Japan in March. Sylvia Minton, MAGE SOLAR's senior vice president of corporate affairs, is managing the relief effort and fund.

"We have begun to reach out to our friends and business partners, some of whom are located in the area most affected by this catastrophic chain of events," Minton says. "Communication to the affected area is rather difficult, but we are confident we will be able to find out soon where we can best be of help."

Additionally, Markus Feil, chief executive officer of Reutlingen, Germany-based MAGE Industrie Holding AG, was invited by Georgia's Chamber of Commerce to participate in the state's recent Red Carpet Tour. The tour, which is in its 52nd year, gives select international business leaders a firsthand look at Georgia's economic opportunities. This year's tour was held April 6-9.

"Georgia truly is a great place to do business," Feil says. "I have learned a lot about this state and its capabilities to not only attract foreign companies but also to make them feel at home here. It is a fabulous place for international companies like MAGE SOLAR: It possesses major sea- and airports, progressive chambers and development authorities, and a leadership eager to bring in new businesses and jobs that are here to stay."

Lemminkäinen transfers operations

Helsinki-based Lemminkäinen Corp.'s roofing operations have been transferred to Nordic Waterproofing Oy, Tuusula, Finland. Operations will continue at the Helsinki facility, and employees' cell phone numbers remain the same; however, e-mail addresses now are formatted

GAF Materials earns accolades

GAF Materials Corp., Wayne, N.J., was the most recommended roofing manufacturer during the 2011 Residential Architect Design Awards (RADA), one of the largest and most competitive design contests.This year's RADA contest had 824 entries in 15 categories, 40 of which were selected as winners. Judges evaluated projects based on new design; timeless concepts updated for today; admirable stewardship of the site and the planet's limited resources; and technological innovation.

GAF Materials was recommended for work on a multifamily property in Memphis, Tenn.; an affordable housing project in Chicago; a light commercial property in Philadelphia; and a multifamily property in Los Angeles.

Englert forms alliance with RHEINZINK® America

Englert Inc., Perth Amboy, N.J., has formed a strategic marketing alliance with RHEINZINK America Inc., Woburn, Mass.

According to the agreement, Englert will market and supply RHEINZINK America's coil and sheet for standing-seam roofing, batten-seam roofing, flat-lock-seam roofing and wall cladding; corrugated and flush wall panels; and soffits and 1/2-inch round gutter systems.

Carlisle SynTec releases EPDM installation video

Carlisle SynTec Inc., Carlisle, Pa., has released its EPDM Systems and Details Installation Video, a 1 1/2-hour-long DVD demonstrating step-by-step instructions for installing Carlisle SynTec's EPDM roof systems.

The DVD also discusses topics such as methods to flash pipes, curbs, corners and membrane terminations.

To order the DVD, contact your local Carlisle SynTec representative. Each video segment also is available on the company's YouTube channel,

Firestone Building Products expands facility

Indianapolis-based Firestone Building Products LLC has expanded its manufacturing facility in Prescott, Ark. The expansion reportedly will create 100 new jobs and retain 418 jobs.

Firestone Building Products joined local and state leaders at Prescott Elementary School to celebrate the expansion, as well as the opening of the school's Firestone Science Center. Firestone Building Products donated $100,000 toward developing the center, a state-of-the-art facility that will engage and educate elementary students in biology, physics, chemistry and other scientific research areas.

US Tile's clay tiles receive certification

Corona, Calif.-based US Tile Co.'s clay roof tile product line has become the first roof tile to earn Cradle to Cradle® Certification for healthy and sustainable product design from McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC).

Products certified by MBDC under Cradle to Cradle guidelines must pass rigid material requirements for environmental and human health. Additional criteria include product and material reuse, energy and water use during production, and social fairness and corporate ethical standards.

Contractor news

Tecta America sells Central Roofing

Tecta America Corp., Skokie, Ill., has sold its Minneapolis-based Central Roofing Co. subsidiary to Gerry and Warren Stock, founders of Stock Roofing Co., Fridley, Minn. Central Roofing had revenue exceeding $15 million in 2010 with 80 full-time employees.

"Quite simply, we had an overlapping presence in the market and decided to streamline our operations," says Mark Santacrose, Tecta America's chief executive officer. "Stock Roofing has shown outstanding growth, an increase of nearly 600 percent, since joining Tecta America."

Other news

GRHC launches online learning center

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) has launched the Living Architecture Academy, an online learning center focused on vegetative roofs, walls and other green infrastructure. The learning center offers 24/7 access to multimedia conference proceedings, webinars and research papers and provides a convenient way to earn continuing education credits toward credential maintenance or license renewal. You can access the Living Architecture Academy at

RCMA appoints general manager

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) has appointed James A. Baker Jr. as its general manager. Baker joined RCMA in September 2007.

Baker has more than 15 years of association operations and management experience and most recently served as director of industry affairs for RCMA and the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association. He currently serves as vice chair of the Cool Roof Rating Council and secretary/treasurer of the Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues. During his time at RCMA, Baker has helped formulate public policy, engage key industry stakeholders, communicate industry positions and develop consensus among members regarding key strategic issues.

As RCMA general manager, Baker will direct the association's day-to-day operations and activities and continue to serve as staff liaison for its Government Affairs Committee, Technical Committee, Member Services Committee and several strategic task forces and steering groups concentrating on key industry initiatives.

Former NRCA employee passes away

Former NRCA employee Terry R. Simmons of Iowa City, Iowa, passed away May 3 as a result of injuries incurred from a fall at a construction site. He was 46 years old.

Simmons was born in Waterloo, Iowa. He graduated from East Buchanan High School, Winthrop, Iowa, and Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo. He also studied architectural engineering at Iowa State University, Ames. He married his wife, Cheryl, Feb. 20, 1988. During the mid-1990s, Simmons worked in NRCA's technical services department. For the past eight years, Simmons worked as a project manager for Ryan Cos. US Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Simmons is survived by his wife; four sons, Calvin, Jacob, Timmy and Joe; mother, Alice; five siblings, Wanda, Heidi, Derek, Brent and Matt; in-laws, Paul, Polly and David; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Christina Sue Ann.

The Terry Simmons Children's Fund has been established in lieu of flowers. Online condolences and memories may be sent to

Industry online

Metal-Era Inc. has introduced its online video series, Rooftop Talk, at Rooftop Talk features short segments about roofing issues relating to commercial roof ventilation and how to terminate roof edges properly.

Insulation Materials LLC has launched a new version of its website, The website includes regularly updated industry news and a regulation section, as well as a product data center with material safety data sheets, test data and certification statements.

Up the ladder

Tecta America Corp. has named Robert McNamara president of Stock Roofing Co., a Tecta America company.

Duro-Last® Roofing Inc. has named Thomas L. Saeli chief executive officer and Brian Brigmann director of purchasing.

RHEINZINK® America Inc. has named Lou Rondeau regional technical training manager.

Eight former Bradco Supply Corp. associates have joined ABC Supply Co. Inc.'s Southeast region team. Brad Baker is residential sales account executive, ABC Supply region staff; Marc Kalman is business manager for metal products, ABC Supply region staff; Frank Marccocio is commercial sales account executive, ABC Supply region staff; Bob Landrum is district manager, new Central Florida district; Kim Burns is Florida tile product manager; Drew Denick is Florida specialty products manager; Ray Milewski is Florida commercial customer relations manager; and Jack Morgan is Florida residential product manager.

Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing Hawaii Inc. has named Dana Akasaki chief corporate marketing director and Candace Akasaki assistant comptroller.



Global Green Building China Focus 2011
SZ&W Group
Contact: SZ&W Group
+86 2158300710

30-July 3
CRSMCA 68th Annual Meeting and Summer Convention
Carolinas Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association (CRSMCA) Inc.
Asheville, N.C
Contact: CRSMCA
(704) 557-1736


NRCA's Midyear Meetings
Contact: NRCA's Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA ­(275-6722)


China Roofing & Waterproofing 2011
NRCA and China National Building Waterproof Association
Contact: Alison LaValley
(800) 323-9545, ext. 7573


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