Manufacturer news

Firestone Building Products honors award winners

Firestone Building Products Co. LLC, Indianapolis, honored the recipients of its 2017 Master Contractor Award during an award presentation Feb. 19-22 at the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui, Hawaii.

The Master Contractor Program recognizes outstanding contractors among the top 5 percent of Firestone Building Products' Red Shield™ Licensed Roofing Contractors who demonstrate exemplary installations, quality work and customer service. The award program recognizes three levels of achievement: Silver Master Contractor, Gold Master Contractor and Platinum Master Contractor. Master Contractors with the highest level of quality installations also receive the Inner Circle of Quality Award.

Master Contractor Award recipients are selected based on total square footage installed and quality points accumulated for outstanding inspection ratings on systems covered by the Firestone Building Products Red Shield Warranty. To receive the award, contractors must have completed at least eight Red Shield warrantied jobs during 2016, be in good financial standing with Firestone Building Products and have earned a Preferred Quality Incidence Rating (QIR) that does not exceed 2 1/2 times the average QIR for Red Shield licensed contractors.

To view a complete list of the 2017 Master Contractor Award recipients, click here.

In addition, Firestone Building Products has released its annual Sustainability Report. Focusing on three main objectives—being in harmony with nature, valuing natural resources and reducing carbon dioxide emissions—Firestone Building Products began working toward LEED Gold certification at its new Bridgestone Corp./Firestone Building Products corporate headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., and reduced total water usage 34 percent, wastewater generation 41 percent and carbon dioxide emissions 13 percent since 2011. To view the full report, visit

ATAS International announces award winners

ATAS International Inc., Allentown, Pa., has announced the winners of its 2016 Project of the Year awards, which recognize projects in which ATAS International products have been incorporated into a building's design. An independent panel of judges reviews the submitted projects and selects winners in four categories: commercial roofs, commercial walls, residential roofs and residential walls.

The Made in America flagship retail store in Elma, N.Y., won first place in the commercial roofs category; the Cedar Point Valravn Roller Coaster project in Sandusky, Ohio, won first place in the commercial walls category; a private residence in Fletcher, N.C., won first place in the residential roofs category; and a private residence in Pikeville, Ky., won first place in the residential walls category.

To view photos of the winning projects, click here.

EagleView acquires OmniEarth

EagleView, Bothell, Wash., has acquired OmniEarth, Arlington, Va., a developer of machine learning technologies and decision-making tools for the water resource management, energy and insurance markets.

OmniEarth's ability to extract data from geospatial imagery enables EagleView to enhance its property reports and Pictometry® imagery classification of land areas, as well as better identify the shape and condition of roof systems. The acquisition also will help EagleView release new product enhancements to markets more quickly and improve customer workflow capabilities.

OMG® Roofing Products updates program

OMG Roofing Products, Agawam, Mass., has updated and expanded its ExpressEdge program.

The nine most popular colors and finishes of standard TerminEdge fascia now will ship within three business days. Roofing contractors can choose from Bone White, Statuary Bronze, Shale Gray, Medium Bronze, Dove Gray, Sandstone, Concord Cream, Sierra Tan or a mill finish, as well as .040- or .050-inch aluminum or 24-gauge galvanized steel. The updates enable OMG Roofing Products to offer contractors a larger variety of fascia products that are quickly delivered to job sites.

Malarkey Roofing Products® facilities receive certification

Malarkey Roofing Products, Portland, Ore., has announced its manufacturing facilities in Portland; South Gate, Calif.; and Oklahoma City have each received another Waste Diversion from Landfill Certification from GreenCircle Certified LLC, a certifier of sustainability claims for products and operations. The certification recognizes Malarkey Roofing Products' ongoing efforts to responsibly manage waste materials produced at its facilities.

The Portland facility received a 94 percent waste diversion rate; the South Gate facility received a 93 percent waste diversion rate; and the Oklahoma City facility received an 89 percent waste diversion rate.

Contractor news

PetersenDean Roofing and Solar partners with Sunverge® Energy

PetersenDean Roofing and Solar, Fremont, Calif., has partnered with Sunverge Energy, San Francisco, to offer solar energy storage systems to California homeowners.

Sunverge Energy's storage systems are equipped with built-in intelligence to enable homeowners to capture the power generated by rooftop solar panels and automatically use it during times when demand and energy prices are high. By combining PetersenDean Roofing and Solar's solar system technology with Sunverge Energy's storage systems, homeowners create their own power using environmentally friendly renewable energy, resulting in utility bill savings and ensuring access to backup power during outages.

Distributor news

ABC Supply receives Great Workplace Award

ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., has received the Gallup Great Workplace Award, which recognizes the best workplaces in the world in terms of employee engagement, for the eleventh consecutive year. The company is one of 37 companies to receive the 2017 award and one of only three companies to have received the award each year since its inception 11 years ago.

In addition, ABC Supply has opened two new branches in Colorado Springs, Colo., and Vancouver, Wash. The Colorado Springs branch is the second ABC Supply location in the area and gives local contractors easier access to roofing products, gutters and windows. The Vancouver branch is ABC Supply's fifth location in Washington and provides contractors in the southern part of the state access to the building products they require.

Other news

MCA announces competition details

The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has announced its fourth annual Metal Roofing Championship Games will take place during METALCON Oct. 18-20 in Las Vegas.

On Oct. 18 and 19, two-person teams will compete in five challenges to win cash awards. The team from each day that accumulates the most points will return Oct. 20 to compete for the title of 2017 MCA METALCON Metal Roofing National Champion and a cash grand prize.

The team challenges include the following: MCA's retrofit panel installation challenge; NRCA member Triangle Fastener Corp.'s screw gun challenge; Roof Hugger Inc.'s hug-a-roof challenge; NRCA members New Tech Machinery Corp. and Drexel Metals Inc.'s standing-seam challenge; and S-5!'s let it snow challenge. Judges will be provided by the Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association.

For additional competition information and to register a team, click here.

In addition, MCA welcomes five new members. Green Span Profiles, Waller, Texas; NRCA member Messing Construction Co. Inc., Peoria, Ill.; Quality Metalcrafts LLC, Rogers, Minn.; Roofing magazine, Durham, N.C.; and thinkstep Inc., Boston, join more than 75 member companies with specialties in the metal construction industry.

Roof Asset Management receives award

Roof Asset Management U.S.A., Brunswick, Ohio, received the 2017 Supplier of Distinction Award for innovation from Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), a Chicago-based global real estate services firm.

The award recognizes leading vendors that help deliver exemplary service, value and innovation to JLL's clients. Roof Asset Management U.S.A. conducted aerial infrared scans, visual roof surveys and 10-year portfolio assessments to identify roof sections eligible for restoration and repairs, leading to more than $8 million of cost avoidance and savings for several JLL clients.

ARMA presents Public Partnership Award

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has presented the 2017 ARMA Public Partnership Award to the Miami-Dade Regulatory and Economic Resources Department.

The award recognizes extraordinary partnerships formed by ARMA and was given to the Miami-Dade Regulatory and Economic Resources Department in recognition of its strong collaboration with ARMA to update the Florida Building Code requirements in high-wind zones.

During the past two years, Miami-Dade Regulatory and Economic Resources Department staff and ARMA representatives worked on updating the roofing requirements for the High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ), which included removing outdated references and coordinating the HVHZ protocols with national testing requirements. The revisions will streamline the certification process for roofing manufacturers when launching new products or renewing existing approvals and help Miami-Dade Regulatory and Economic Resources Department staff manage the product approval review process.

ARMA and Miami-Dade Regulatory and Economic Resources Department representatives attended the Florida Building Commission's Rule Development Workshop in April as the commission approved final changes to the Florida Building Code. Every proposal and public comment jointly submitted by ARMA and the Miami-Dade Regulatory and Economic Resources Department will be included in the 2017 Florida Building Code when it launches Jan. 1, 2018.

Alliance announces board of trustees

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced its 2017-18 board of trustees:

  • Thomas Saeli, CEO of Duro-Last Inc., Saginaw, Mich., has been elected president
  • Rod Petrick, president of Ridgeworth Roofing Co. Inc., Frankfort, Ill., has been elected vice president
  • Dane Bradford, president of Bradford Roof Management, Billings, Mont., has been elected secretary-treasurer

The following were elected trustees:

Jim Barr, president of Barr Roofing Co., Abilene, Texas; Greg Bloom, chief sales and marketing officer for Allied Building Products Corp., East Rutherford, N.J.; Nelson Braddy, president and CEO of King of Texas Roofing Co. LP, Grand Prairie; Bob Daly, president of Kaw Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc., Kansas City, Kan.; Josh Kelly, vice president of OMG® Roofing Products, Agawam, Mass.; Dave Lawlor, North American sales manager for ROXUL® Inc., Milton, Ohio; John Massarelli, vice president of sales and marketing for Beacon Roofing Supply Corp., Herndon, Va.; James Patterson, senior vice president—procurement for Centimark Corp., Canonsburg, Pa.; Chris Schmidt, director of sales for USG Securock® Roofing Systems, Chicago; Kyle Thomas, vice president of Thomas Roofing Co. Inc., Mobile, Ala.; Daniel Tinker, president and CEO of SRS Distribution Inc., McKinney, Texas; Tom Walker, executive director of commercial roofing for ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis.; and David Workman, president and CEO of RoofConnect, Sheridan, Ark.

Tim Blue, president of Blue's Roofing Co., Milpitas, Calif., will serve as NRCA's vice chairman liaison to the Alliance board of trustees.

The industry online

The EPDM Roofing Association has launched a new website, The site explains the need for resilience in roof systems and the resilient attributes of EPDM and provides resilience resources and recent articles, blog posts and other information about resilience.

New Tech Machinery Corp. has redesigned its website, The site features a new navigation structure and design, revamped product pages, updated profile drawings, multilingual functionality, and informational and how-to videos for most products.

Oregon OSHA has released a Lifting Calculator app. Developed from a review of research about safe lifting, the app provides users with a maximum safe weight for various lifting scenarios. The app is available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play.



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NRCA's Midyear Meetings

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2017 RSMCA Annual Convention

Roofing & Sheet Metal Contractors Association of Georgia (RSMCA)
St. Simons Island, Ga.
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(770) 615-3751 or

RCMA's 2018 International Roof Coatings Conference

Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA)
Contact: RCMA
(202) 591-2452

Callback: In "What a show!," May issue, Sika Sarnafil Inc., Canton, Mass., was inadvertently omitted as a sponsor of the eighth annual Community Service Day event held Feb. 28 during NRCA's 130th Annual Convention and the 2017 International Roofing Expo.® Sika Sarnafil was the main sponsor of the event. Professional Roofing regrets the error.


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