What is your position within your company?
I am safety manager for KPost Company, Dallas.
What is the most unusual roofing project of which you have been a part?
I worked on AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys. The 660,000-square-foot installation included five roofing areas, the most challenging of which was the fixed dome. Hoisting required a 300-ton crane with a 380-foot boom, and the material still could be landed only halfway up the dome. A hydraulic wrench was required to pull the roofing materials to the top of the dome on a four-wheel cart. The substantial roof slope, slick metal decking and adverse weather conditions made stocking difficult—constant vigilance was required to ensure all materials were adequately secured.
Why did you become involved in the roofing industry?
A friend invited me to work at the roofing company that employed him. At the time, I didn't know what a roofing company was.