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The Garland Co. receives award

The Garland Co. Inc., Cleveland, has been awarded the 2016 Top Workplace honor by Ohio newspaper The Plain Dealer for the fifth consecutive year. The Garland Co. received fifth place in the Small Companies category.

This is the seventh year The Plain Dealer has ranked 100 companies in northeastern Ohio based on results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics LLC. Employees are invited to provide feedback regarding several aspects of the workplace cultures at their companies, which then are measured and used to determine the Top Workplace recipients.

In addition, The Garland Co. has opened a new 16,000-square-foot training center next to its Cleveland headquarters. The Soliday Center, named in honor of one of The Garland Co.'s first salesmen and trainers, will serve as the training center for future Garland sales representatives and employees and provide office space for corporate employees and events.

Englert acquires Roselle Tool and Die

Englert Inc., Perth Amboy, N.J., has acquired tool and die maker Roselle Tool and Die, Roselle, N.J.

Roselle Tool and Die will open an expanded shop in Englert's new manufacturing and office building in Perth Amboy. The acquisition enables Englert to expand its tool- and die-making capacity and create more products, including new gutter components.

CertainTeed assists wounded veteran

This summer, CertainTeed Corp., Malvern, Pa., partnered with Homes for Our Troops, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building specially adapted, mortgage-free homes for severely injured veterans, to build a house for wounded veteran Marine Sgt. Dustin Johns in Lee's Summit, Mo.

On June 11, employees from CertainTeed's Kansas City, Kan., insulation plant joined Homes for Our Troops and other professional partners to assist with landscaping during a volunteer day to beautify Johns' new house. On July 16, Johns officially was presented with the key to his specially adapted house during a ceremony.

Contractor news

O'lyn Roofing hosts memorial golf outing

O'lyn Roofing, Norwood, Mass., held its fourth annual Tom Olen Memorial Golf Outing June 16 at Brookmeadow Country Club, Canton, Mass. The event was hosted in honor of longtime O'lyn Roofing employee Tom Olen who passed away from cancer in 2010.

Event participants enjoyed a full day of golf followed by a barbeque dinner and raffle drawing. The event raised more than $10,000 to support cancer research organizations and families affected by cancer.

Affiliate news

SMRCA awards scholarship grants

The Southeastern Michigan Roofing Contractors Association's (SMRCA's) Scholarship Grant Committee awarded four scholarship grants to college-bound students at a June meeting held at the Roofers Union Local No. 149 office in Detroit. SMRCA and Roofers Union Local No. 149 annually award college scholarships to dependents of SMRCA member employees.

Ashley Arnold of Sterling Heights, Mich., daughter of Christopher Arnold, executive board member at Roofers Union Local No. 149, Detroit; Ryan Cronk of Macomb, Mich., son of Daniel Cronk, vice president of operations for NRCA member J.D. Candler Roofing Co. Inc., Livonia, Mich.; Ashlie Hawe of Shelby Township, Mich., daughter of Martin Anderson, service foreman for J.D. Candler Roofing; and Elise Tomaszewski of St. Clair Shores, Mich., daughter of Henry Tomaszewski, a roofing contractor for J.D. Candler Roofing, are this year's scholarship recipients.

Former CRSMCA executive director passes away


Dorothy "Dottie" S. Nagle, former executive director of the Carolinas Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association (CRSMCA) Inc., passed away July 9. She was 72 years old.

Nagle began her career at CRSMCA in 1983 as an administrative assistant. She was promoted to executive director in 1991 and served in that role until her retirement in 2008. Nagle received the CRSMCA Gordon M. Waters Award in June 2009. She is remembered fondly as a leader, mentor and friend to many.

Nagle is survived by two daughters; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers; and several nieces and nephews. Donations in Nagle's memory may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America at

Other news

J.A. Piper Award winner passes away


Richard "Dick" L. Fricklas, an NRCA J.A. Piper Award recipient, passed away July 27. He was 82 years old.

Fricklas was a researcher, author and educator whose roofing career began in 1957 when he joined Johns Manville, Denver, as a research and development chemist. During his career, Fricklas received a patent for a fire-rated vapor retarder system; developed and presented programs for Johns Manville's Built-up Roofing Systems Institute school for architects and engineers; and served as the first technical director of the Roofing Industry Educational Institute. In 1999, Fricklas received the prestigious J.A. Piper Award from NRCA.

Fricklas is survived by his wife, Anita; three children, Kenneth, Michael and Susan; and seven grandchildren. Donations in Fricklas' name may be made to the Arthritis Foundation Colorado at or Jewish Child and Family Services at

Alliance announces board of trustees

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced its 2016-17 board of trustees.

James Patterson, senior vice president—procurement for Centimark Corp., Canonsburg, Pa., has been elected president; Thomas Saeli, CEO of Duro-Last, Saginaw, Mich., has been elected vice president; and Jim Barr, president of Barr Roofing Co., Abilene, Texas, has been elected secretary-treasurer.

The following were elected trustees: Bob Bechtoldt, president and CEO of Douglass Colony Group, Commerce City, Colo.; Nelson Braddy, president and CEO of King of Texas Roofing Co. LP, Grand Prairie; Dane Bradford, president of Bradford Roof Management, Billings, Mont.; Bob Daly, president of Kaw Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc., Kansas City, Kan.; Naomi Dupre, president and CEO of Kirby Fiberglass, Pueblo West, Colo.; Ken Farrish, president of Atlas Roofing Corp., Atlanta; Josh Kelly, vice president of OMG Roofing Products, Agawam, Mass.; John Massarelli, vice president of sales and marketing for Beacon Roofing Supply Inc., Herndon, Va.; Paul Mitchell, strategic initiatives and alliances for Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance, Beachwood, Ohio; Rod Petrick, president of Ridgeworth Roofing Co. Inc., Frankfort, Ill.; Chris Schmidt, director of sales for USG Securock® Roofing Systems, Chicago; Tom Walker, executive director of commercial roofing for ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis.; and David Workman, president and CEO of RoofConnect, Sheridan, Ark.

The Alliance also welcomes two new members: Charles Antis, founder and CEO of Antis Roofing & Waterproofing, Irvine, Calif., and Doug Reader and Jonathan Reader, president and project manager, respectively, of R&B Roofing LLC, Garland, Texas, have joined at the Governor level. The companies' membership commitments entitle them to participate in project task forces established to guide the Alliance's agenda and attend semiannual meetings of the full Alliance.

In addition, the Alliance is accepting applications for its 2017-18 Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program. The merit-based scholarship program is available to NRCA contractor or supplier member employees and their families to assist with furthering their education in pursuit of careers in the roofing or building construction industries. Applicants must be full-time employees of an NRCA member company or dependent children or spouses of employees of an NRCA member company with a minimum of one year of full-time employment with their companies as of the application deadline date. High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or who already are enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at a two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for an entire academic year also are eligible.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record; potential to succeed; leadership and participation in school and community activities; honors; work experience; a statement of career goals and aspirations; and an outside appraisal. Each recipient will receive a $5,000 award renewable for up to three years of undergraduate study or until a bachelor's degree is earned, provided the awards are renewed annually and recipients maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.

The Alliance also is accepting nominations for its 2016-17 Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards program. The MVP Awards program honors up to 10 outstanding roofing workers. One winner will be chosen as Professional Roofing's Best of the Best, an honor co-sponsored by OMG Roofing Products, Agawam, Mass., and will be featured in an article in Professional Roofing.

The MVP Awards program recognizes leadership in the field. Roofing contractor firms can nominate any field roofing worker, foreman or superintendent; no more than three nominations per company branch will be accepted. Distributors and supplier firms may nominate up to five warehouse employees, warehouse foremen, drivers or equipment operators. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Nominees will be evaluated based on the following criteria: outstanding on-the-job performance; on-the-job safety performance; contributions to a team effort; community service and volunteerism; and other noteworthy contributions and activities. Entries must be submitted by completing an official entry form, providing detailed descriptions of specific attributes, activities and other factors that make individuals noteworthy or unique. All entries must be submitted by Nov. 18.

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ASTM International announces award recipients

ASTM International has announced Aaron Phillips, corporate director of technical services for NRCA member TAMKO Building Products Inc., Joplin, Mo., received its Award of Merit, and Stephen Condren, senior project manager at NRCA member Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., Waltham, Mass., has received its Carl G. Cash Award from ASTM International's Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing.

Established in 1949, the Award of Merit is ASTM International's highest recognition for individual contributions to developing standards. An ASTM International member since 1991, Phillips received the award for his outstanding leadership, personal commitment and participation in many subcommittees and task groups dedicated to developing standards.

ASTM International established the Carl G. Cash Award to recognize outstanding research-oriented contributions by committee members to the advancement of building envelope technology. An ASTM International member since 1982, Condren is being recognized for his significant research contributions, dedication and leadership in the advancement of roofing practice and technology.

RCMA presents new award

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) debuted its Emerging Leader Award during the third biennial International Roof Coatings Conference held July 18-21 in Philadelphia.

RCMA Executive Director John Ferraro presented the inaugural Emerging Leader Award to Benjamin Borns, RCMA's treasurer and member of RCMA's board of directors. The Emerging Leader Award is presented to an RCMA member who has made strides toward becoming a leader in the roof coatings industry and who serves as a role model for his or her industry peers.

In addition, on July 18, RCMA members partnered with the Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA) to apply reflective cool roof coatings on the roofs of 18 houses in Philadelphia in support of ECA's EnergyFit Philly program. The program aims to preserve affordable housing by repairing and providing energy retrofits to low-income houses in poor condition.



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