June 2002

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A Pocono Mountains mall gets new roof systems

by Kate Gawlik
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When settlers first arrived in the Pocono Mountains, legend says American Indians blessed them by saying, "May your moccasins be dry, your path free from logs and briars, and the sun shine on your lodges."

The blessing, unfortunately, did not apply to asbestos-containing, failing, nonreinforced roof systems, which covered the Stroud Mall, Stroudsburg, Pa. The mall, located in the Pocono Mountains, and its roof systems needed more than a blessing.

Jurin Roofing Services Inc., Quakertown, Pa., was reroofing the mall's Bon-Ton department store under direct contract with Bon-Ton when the mall's owner decided to repair and replace the mall's remaining roof systems. Working on the department store helped Jurin Roofing Services win the Stroud Mall project.

"The roof consultant who specified the Stroud Mall project happened to be on-site doing the initial survey of the project during our [Bon-Ton] operations," says Chris Jurin, vice president of Jurin Roofing Services. "He observed our work, was happy with what he saw and invited us to the...

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