The Garland Co. donates $60,000
The Garland Co. employees present a check to ACC employee Debbie Osgood (second from left).
The Garland Co., Cleveland, raised more than $60,000 to support Achievement Centers for Children (ACC), a nonprofit organization in Ohio that helps empower children and adults with disabilities and their families to achieve their greatest potential. In 2017, ACC served more than 2,500 children and adults with disabilities and their families.
The employees at The Garland Co.'s headquarters dedicated the week of May 21 to Spirit Week—the staff's ninth annual summer fundraising event featuring competitions, raffles, auctions and other activities. The Garland Co.'s sales representatives throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K. also joined in the cause by sending donations during the week.
The Spirit Week tradition has become an important part of The Garland Co.'s corporate culture and a team-building event. Although the event is called "Spirit Week," The Garland Co.'s efforts continued into the rest of the summer with additional fundraisers and a 5K race team that participated in ACC's annual event, A Most Excellent Race.
As the summer ended, The Garland Co. presented a donation check for $60,522 to ACC staff.
"We are thrilled to support the work that ACC is doing for families in our community," says Antonette Toth, The Garland Co.'s director of human resources. "To see our team here at Garland support the ACC's mission and make a difference to families in need is extremely powerful—and it's something we're proud of."
Progressive Materials announces expansion plans
Progressive Materials LLC, New Albany, Ind., has announced plans to expand its operations in southeast Indiana by building a new headquarters complex in New Albany.
Progressive Materials will invest $13.4 million to construct and equip a 100,000-square-foot corporate campus. The complex will house Progressive Materials' silicone roof system manufacturing operations, warehouse space, distribution center, sales and marketing offices, and quality control laboratories. The company will hire up to 25 new employees before the complex is operational in December 2019.
Owens Corning announces Shingle Color of the Year
Owens Corning, Toledo, Ohio, has announced Black Sable, a shingle color from the company's TruDefinition® Duration® Designer Colors collection, is its 2019 Shingle Color of the Year. Owens Corning's Shingle Color of the Year is an annual roofing color initiative intended to highlight the roof as a design element that can express a homeowner's style and contribute to a home's curb appeal.
This is the first time Owens Corning created a new shingle color to be the Shingle Color of the Year. Black Sable is a dark, rich blend that uses classic black granules mixed with gray, umber and sable tones. The resulting shingle color is somewhere between black and brown and said to complement a variety of exterior color palettes.
Home renovation experts Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak from HGTV's show "Good Bones" helped announce the selection on social media Oct. 22. Black Sable shingles will be available nationally in January 2019.
ABC Supply acquires two distributors
ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., has acquired the assets of DRI Supply Co., Carson City, Nev., and CSC Home & Hardware, Morgantown, W.Va. DRI Supply is a distributor of drywall, roofing and insulation products with locations in Carson City; Merced, Calif.; and San Andreas, Calif. CSC Home & Hardware is a distributor of drywall, roofing and hardware products. The acquisitions enable ABC Supply to enhance its service in new and existing markets.
In addition, ABC Supply has opened branches in Alpharetta, Ga., and Waxahachie, Texas. The Alpharetta branch will offer roofing and siding products, as well as customizable marketing materials and warranty claims assistance, to local contractors. The Waxahachie branch will give local contractors access to steep- and low-slope roofing products, roofing insulation, siding, windows, doors and other building products and materials. ABC Supply now has 15 locations in Georgia and 40 locations in Texas.
ARMA is accepting award submissions
The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has launched its ARMA Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards Program, which recognizes the best steep- and low-slope asphalt roofing projects in North America. Formerly known as the Quality Asphalt Roofing Case Study (QARC), the awards program has been modernized to better reflect its mission of creating awareness regarding the most impressive asphalt roof systems.
The ARMA Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards Program will recognize three asphalt roofing projects each year, highlighting the outstanding craftsmanship of each project's contractor. Submissions currently are being accepted; each submission must include a project description and high-resolution images and must relate to a project completed within the past three years. There is no charge to participate; submissions must be received by Dec. 31.
The entries will be judged by a panel of ARMA leaders, roofing industry experts and prominent members of the roofing media regarding four criteria: beauty, affordability, reliability and why the submitter selected asphalt for the project.
Award winners will receive a monetary prize (Gold—$2,000; Silver—$1,000; Bronze—$500); an opportunity to network with key asphalt roofing industry leaders; portfolio-building materials; an official certificate; and recognition at the 2019 International Roofing Expo,® in a national trade publication, in the contractor's local media, on ARMA's website and on social media, among other outlets.
Additional information is available at asphaltroofing.org/excellence.
Arizona roofing professionals donate roof
Roof system recipient Rachel
The Arizona Roofing Contractors Association (ARCA) partnered with Arizona's Family, a local news network powered by 3TV and CBS 5, to provide a free roof system repair for a family in need.
In October, Arizona's Family's Surprise Squad and Eric Perry, chief operations officer for Chandler, Ariz.-based roofing company Azul Roofing Solutions, surprised single mom Rachel at her place of work, Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, Phoenix. Rachel, a single mom of two young children, had lost her fiancé, Logan, when he was hit by a drunk driver in May 2015. Rachel's mother nominated her to receive the Surprise Squad's assistance after a gust of wind damaged the roof of Rachel's home, leaving a large hole she couldn't afford to fix.
Perry explained to Rachel that he and other ARCA young professionals had collectively gathered enough labor and materials from roofing contractors, manufacturers and distributors to completely replace Rachel's roof system for free. Roofing industry contributors included Azul Roofing Solutions; Chem Link Inc., Schoolcraft, Mich.; Eagle Roofing Products, Rialto, Calif.; NRCA member EagleView® Technologies, Bothell, Wash.; Elite Roofing Supply, Glendale, Ariz.; Kennedy Skylights, Phoenix; Lifetime Roof Systems Inc., Tempe, Ariz.; NRCA member Star Roofing Inc., Phoenix; NRCA member TAMKO Building Products Inc., Joplin, Mo.; NRCA member Tecta America Arizona LLC, Phoenix; and NRCA member WRECORP, Peoria, Ariz.
In addition, the Surprise Squad and Valley Toyota Dealers, Phoenix, offered to pay for two months of daycare for Rachel's daughter and son.
Rachel was overwhelmed by her community's generosity.
"Thank you so much," she said. "I'm so grateful. I'm so grateful."
The Roofing Alliance welcomes new member
The Roofing Alliance has announced M. Potteiger Inc., York, Pa., joined at the Governor level. M. Potteiger's membership commitment entitles the company to participate in project task forces established to guide the Roofing Alliance's agenda and attend semiannual meetings of the full Alliance.
The Roofing Alliance was established in 1996 within the National Roofing Foundation to create an endowment fund to serve as a resource for the roofing industry and its customers. The Roofing Alliance now has 166 members.
METALCON fundraises for local organization
During the Metal Construction Association's METALCON 2018 event Oct. 10-12 in Charlotte, N.C., attendees fundraised for the Steve Smith Family Foundation, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families affected by domestic violence and promoting child health and wellness.
The Steve Smith Family Foundation was created by Steve Smith Sr., a 16-year National Football League veteran who played for the Carolina Panthers, and his wife, Angie, in 2013. On Oct. 10, Smith delivered a keynote speech to METALCON 2018 attendees. He spoke about overcoming struggles in his personal life, including childhood domestic violence, to become a successful football player and his motivations for creating the Steve Smith Family Foundation to provide hope and inspiration for Charlotte-area families.
On Oct. 12, Claire Kilcoyne, METALCON's show director, presented a $3,000 check to Gerard Littlejohn, executive director of the Steve Smith Family Foundation, during a ceremony at the Charlotte Convention Center.
"We are happy to support our keynote speaker's highly regarded foundation," said Kilcoyne. "Steve has had an incredible life journey and has had to overcome many obstacles along the way. We hope the funds raised by our generous show audience will help other children who are facing adversity."
The industry online
ATAS International Inc. has launched a new website, www.atas.com. The website is mobile-friendly and features new product details and an expanded video library and project photo gallery.
EagleView® Technologies has updated its EagleView app. The app enables contractors to order roof reports and now gives users access to automated quoting and an interactive 3-D visualizer tool. The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
CRCA'S 36th Annual Trade Show and Seminars
Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA)
Oak Brook, Ill.
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Carolinas Mid-Winter Roofing Expo
Carolinas Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association Inc. (CRSMCA)
NRCA new members
ABC Roof Services, Syracuse, N.Y.
Adam Martin Registered Architect, San Diego
Alta Roofing and Waterproofing Inc., San Diego
American Roofing of Jacksonville LLC, Jacksonville, Fla.
American Southern Roofing, Flowery Branch, Ga.
Applied Building Sciences, Charleston, S.C.
Arcon Associates Inc., Lombard, Ill.
Benchmark Roofing and Construction Inc., Garland, Texas
BPM/MCS Insurance, Kansas City, Mo.
Damato Enterprises, Hoschto, Ga.
Derek Valencia, Burleson, Texas
Dividend Finance, San Francisco
Eskola Roofing, Morristown, Tenn.
Flat Roof Solutions Co., Jericho, N.Y.
Gutier LLC, Houston
HI-TECH Commercial, Houston
Hickman Roofing Co. LLC, Shallowater, Texas
Hinkle Roofing Inc., Weatherly, Pa.
J.S. Held LLC, Coppell, Texas
Joe Hall Roofing Inc., Arlington, Texas
Level 1 Roofing Inc., Murrieta, Calif.
M2 Roofing, Searcy, Ark.
M2C Services LLC, Phoenix
Marvon Construction, Arthur, Ill.
Momentum Solar, South Plainfield, N.J.
NCR Roofing and Maintenance Inc., Broadview, Ill.
Palm Aire Roofing Inc., Pompano Beach, Fla.
RPW Enterprise, Corpus Christi, Texas
Skand Pty Ltd., Melbourne, Australia
SOLV Architecture Studios, Rohnert Park, Calif.
TriStar Quality Roofing LLC, Denton, Texas
WCC Contractors Limited Partnership, Fort Worth, Texas
Wolf Commercial Roofing Inc., South Bend, Ind.