Manufacturer news

Owens Corning Sales enters agreement

Owens Corning Sales LLC, Toledo, Ohio, has reached an agreement with Mid-States Asphalt & Cant Strip Inc., Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Mid-States Asphalt & Cant Strip now has the exclusive sales of Owens Corning Sales' Trumbull® Built-up Roofing Asphalt products in the continental U.S. except the upper Northeast, which will continue to be served by United Sales Agency LLC, East Syracuse, N.Y. The agreement became effective Oct. 1.

GAF Materials and Dow Building Solutions earn recognition

GAF Materials Corp., Wayne, N.J., and Dow Building Solutions, Midland, Mich., have received the Partners of Choice Award, each for the seventh consecutive year, from David Weekley Homes, a Houston-based residential home builder. The award is part of David Weekley Homes' supplier evaluation program. Seventeen of 150 companies evaluated were recognized with this honor.

The Partners of Choice Award is based on David Weekley Homes' world-class National Trading Partner Survey in which 500 of its team members are surveyed and asked to rank trading partners in quality and service with a score from one to 10. The scores for each company are averaged, and an alpha rating is assigned relative to the company's ranking with other suppliers. Alpha ratings range from A to F in increments of 20 percent.

Dow Building Solutions earned straight A's in quality and service from David Weekley Homes, and GAF Materials received an A in quality.

Roofing professional passes away

Richard Dennis Barbeau of Coatesville, Pa., former field sales representative for Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., passed away July 27. He was 53 years old.

Before joining Mule-Hide Products in 1998, Barbeau worked on the distribution side of the roofing industry, including six years in outside sales for ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit.

Barbeau is survived by his wife, Marguerite; mother, Ellen; daughter, Amanda; grandson, Declan; and six siblings.

Memorial contributions can be made to Covenant House at 460 W. 41st St., New York, NY 10036.

Quick Mount PV purchases facility

Quick Mount PV, Concord, Calif., has purchased a 133,000-square-foot property in Walnut Creek, Calif., and will move all company operations into the facility mid-first quarter 2012.

The Walnut Creek facility includes a 90,000-square-foot building and a separate 43,000-square-foot office and research and development building.

Quick Mount PV also plans to hire an additional 20 employees.

Contractor news

National Roofing Partners appoints new president and CEO

National Roofing Partners, Dallas, has named Dale Tyler president. The decision was approved with a unanimous vote by the board of directors. Additionally, Steve Little was promoted from president to chief executive officer (CEO).

Little had a pivotal role in the company's creation in 2005 and has since been involved with its growth. Tyler assumed his position of general manager for National Roofing Partners in January and has provided leadership within the company.

Son of former NRCA president passes away

Brian Jeffrey Stephenson, son of former NRCA President George Stephenson, founder and chairman of Stephenson Roofing Co., St. Louis, Mo., passed away in August. He was 63 years old.

Stephenson is survived by his mother, Lila; father, George; and brothers Tom, Jim and John. He is preceded in death by his brother, George Stephenson Jr.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the George E. Stephenson Jr. Memorial Fund at 109 Reynolds Alumni Center, Columbia, MO 65201.

Presidential candidate visits D.C. Taylor

Presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry visited D.C. Taylor Co., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as part of his Midwest bus tour. Perry spent an hour speaking with D.C. Taylor President Phil Suess about the business, touring the company's headquarters, meeting employees and speaking about creating jobs.

Perry also greeted more than 60 D.C. Taylor employees from across the U.S. who were in Cedar Rapids for a training session. Perry, along with his wife and family, learned about issues facing the commercial roofing industry and how the company has managed to hire 232 employees since 2008.

Affiliate news

MRCA awards scholarships

The Midwest Roofing Contractors Association Foundation, a nonprofit organization established by the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association (MRCA), has awarded 12 $1,000 scholarships for the 2011-12 school year.

Scholarship recipients are selected by the MRCA Foundation Board based on application materials. The winners will be recognized at the MRCA 62nd Annual Conference Oct. 26-28 in Rosemont, Ill.

The 2011-12 scholarship recipients are: Levi Brown of Spencer, Ind., attending Ivy Tech College, Bloomington, Ind.; Brett Foster of Lakeville, Minn., attending Milwaukee School of Engineering; Andrea Hardy of Tempe, Ariz., attending Arizona State University, Tempe; Mallory Hoffman of Stillwater, Minn., attending Century College, White Bear Lake, Minn.; Brandon Janik of Orland Park, Ill., attending Marquette University, Milwaukee; Matthew Machowski of Berlin, Conn., attending Tunxis Community College, Farmington, Conn.; Michael Mattern of Attica, Ind., attending Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind.; Erica Reisinger of Shorewood, Ill., attending University of Wisconsin—Madison; Aaron Richardson of Milwaukee attending Milwaukee School of Engineering; Katherine Runyon of Crown Point, Ind., attending Missouri University of Science and Engineering, Rolla; Casey Steil of Paradise Valley, Ariz., attending Arizona State University; and Roberta Snoke of Sugar Grove, Ohio, attending Columbus State Community College, Ohio.

Distributor news

ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., has received its fifth Partners of Choice Award from David Weekley Homes, a Houston-based residential home builder. ABC Supply received an A rating in quality and is one of 17 companies to receive the award this year.

Industry online

The Vinyl Roofing Division of the Chemical Fabrics and Film Association has launched a new version of its website at, which focuses on the durability, sustainability and aesthetics of vinyl roofing products.

Dataforma has launched its redesigned website at The new website is designed to be more customer-friendly and features separate sections for news items, newsletters and webinar information.

Up the ladder

Metal-Era Inc. has named Paul Primavera Midwest regional sales manager.

LiveRoof® LLC has hired Michael R. Selleck as architectural specialist to provide sales support in the Chicago area.

Firestone Energy Solutions has named Michael Sexton senior sales manager.

ADCO Products Inc. has named Chad Kline field sales representative serving the Midwest and Kerry Brooks field sales representative serving the Northeast.

CertainTeed Corp. has appointed Tom Smith president of CertainTeed Roofing.

NRCA news

Register for NRLRC's annual seminar

Online registration for the National Roofing Legal Resource Center's (NRLRC's) 32nd Annual Seminar, Roofing Issues: Decks to Dockets, is available at The seminar will be held Nov. 3-5 at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Seminar topics include: Contracts Roofing Contractors Are Asked to Sign: What Are the Most Troublesome Provisions and How to Modify Them; What's OSHA Up to Now and Specific Standards Affecting Roofing Contractors; Technical Issues Posing Liability Risks to Roofing Contractors; Managing Workers' Compensation Claims Effectively; Sustainability in the New 2012 Codes: New Requirements and New Liabilities; Payment Bonds, Liens and Lien Waivers; Contractor Best Practices; NRCA Issues and Update; How to Make Your Safety Program More Effective; Automobile and Truck Liability; Crisis Management: Are You Ready or Not?; and Roofing and Construction Cases and Court Decisions.

Registration is $795 for NRLRC members, $895 for nonmembers and $195 for spouses and guests who register by Oct. 14. After Oct. 14, registration is $845 for NRLRC members, $945 for nonmembers and $225 for spouses and guests.

For more information about the seminar, contact Anne Schroeder, NRLRC's director, at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7547. To reserve a room, call the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess at (480) 585-4848 and reference NRLRC's annual seminar.



Photovoltaic Roof Systems: Energizing Your Business
Contact: NRCA's Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722)

Solar Power International (SPI) 2011
Solar Energy Industries Association® and Solar Electric Power Association
Contact: SPI
(202) 559-1538

MRCA 62nd Annual Conference
Midwest Roofing Contractors Association (MRCA)
Rosemont, Ill.
Contact: MRCA
(800) 497-6722

CERTA Train-the-trainer Authorization
Contact: NRCA's Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722)

CERTA Train-the-trainer Reauthorization
Contact: NRCA's Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722)


NRLRC's 32nd Annual Seminar, Roofing Issues: Decks to Dockets
National Roofing Legal Resource Center (NRLRC)
Scottsdale, Ariz.
Contact: Anne Schroeder
(847) 299-9092


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