Manufacturer news

CertainTeed® commissions low-slope labor study

CertainTeed Corp., Malvern, Pa., and Trinity | ERD, Seattle, have released a five-year commissioned study, "Factors Impacting Low-Slope Roofing Costs: A National Labor Study."

The study analyzes factors affecting labor efficiency and profitability for 45 North American roof systems installed using six roof covers in 18 configurations. The study aims to help roofing contractors generate more earnings by providing information to help their crews work smarter, improve job management and decrease labor costs.

The study compares labor efficiencies across various common roof systems and examines the impact project parameters such as climate and roof design have on labor efficiency, helping roofing contractors improve their ability to adjust estimates appropriately and avoid making common low-slope roofing mistakes.

The study is available at

Firestone Building Products expands business relationship

Firestone Building Products Co. LLC, Nashville, Tenn., has expanded its relationship with TNT Roofing Products Inc., Crestview Hills, Ky. Under Firestone Building Products' direction, TNT Roofing Products has begun extending its sales representative territory to include Tennessee and northern Georgia.

Firestone Building Products launched its partnership with TNT Roofing Products in 1999 when the company began offering the full portfolio of Firestone Building Products building and roofing solutions in Kentucky. TNT Roofing Products successfully demonstrated its capabilities and expanded its coverage to include Ohio by 2006.

"Since day one, TNT Roofing Products has been passionate about Firestone Building Products and our entire portfolio of innovative solutions, and we are thrilled to be expanding our relationship with their exceptional team," says Jason Flack, vice president of sales for Firestone Building Products. "They have a proven track record of success, and we are confident they are the right partner to deliver on our commitment that 'Nobody Covers You Better' than Firestone Building Products by offering reliable, long-term solutions and expert support to each of our customers in the Tennessee and north Georgia regions."

IKO Industries acquires Roof Tile Group

IKO Industries Ltd., Toronto, has acquired Roof Tile Group from Auckland, New Zealand-based manufacturer Fletcher Building. IKO Industries did not disclose the financial terms of the acquisition.

Roof Tile Group manufactures metal roofing tiles for global sales and distribution using several brand names, including Decra® and Gerard.® The purchase will expand IKO Industries' global manufacturing and operations footprint to include production sites in Hungary, Malaysia, New Zealand and the U.S., and add more than 500 employees to IKO Industries' team.

"We are pleased to welcome Roof Tile Group and its employees to the IKO Industries family," says Hartley Koschitzky, IKO Industries' co-chairman. "This acquisition represents an excellent opportunity to continue with our global growth strategy."

TAMKO® Building Products donates roof system

TAMKO Building Products Inc., Joplin, Mo., has donated a roof system for Patriot PAWS Service Dogs' new guest house. Patriot PAWS Service Dogs is a Texas-based nonprofit organization that trains and provides service dogs to disabled U.S. veterans at no cost.

The two-bedroom, two-bathroom guest house was built with support from the Dallas Builders Association and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The house will provide space for veterans to stay with their new service dogs during the two-week pairing process. During this period, veterans live and train with their dogs before being sent home with their furry caregivers.

"Although Patriot PAWS is located in Texas, their impact is felt nationwide, and we are proud to have members who generously help when called upon," says Sheena Beaver, education director and executive administrator for the Dallas Builders Association. "Without TAMKO Building Products' donation, this project would have been financially burdensome, and this beacon of hope would still be just a dream."

In addition, TAMKO Building Products has announced Art Weiss, TAMKO Building Products' chief compliance and ethics officer, was elected vice president of the joint governing board for the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics and the Health Care Compliance Association (SCCE/HCCA). SCCE/HCCA provides training, certification, networking and other resources to improve the quality and knowledge of the compliance profession. Weiss previously served on the SCCE advisory board for three years before being elected to the joint SCCE/HCCA governing board in 2013. He served as secretary and treasurer before becoming the joint SCCE/HCCA governing board's second vice president in November 2017.

ATAS International hosts manufacturing day

ATAS International Inc., Allentown, Pa., hosted students from Lehigh Career and Technical Institute and Parkland High School during its sixth annual Manufacturing Day celebration Oct. 5, 2018. Manufacturing Day addresses common misconceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to "open their doors" and show what manufacturing is all about.

Students, school staff and families toured ATAS International to experience the processes in which metal components for the building envelope are manufactured. Guests also participated in a question-and-answer session during which several ATAS International employees spoke about their positions in the production, purchasing, international sales, inside technical sales, marketing, technical services, maintenance, clerical and human resources departments. Students learned every person within a manufacturing company must work together to produce a quality product and provide exemplary service to customers.

Contractor news

Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing receives nine awards

Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing, Houston, received nine A/E/C industry awards for quality workmanship, dedication to safety and trade development during 2018.

In October 2018, Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing accepted the 2018 Associated General Contractors (AGC)—San Antonio Safe Specialty Contractor of the Year award during the AG—San Antonio Safety Fair and Cook-off. The award recognized Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing's ongoing commitment to safety.

Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing also received a Best Project Merit Award from Engineering News-Record (ENR) TX and LA for roofing and waterproofing work on a new 140,000-square-foot Rolex building in Dallas. ENR TX & LA's awards program acknowledges five criteria, including safety, innovation and teamwork.

In addition, Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing received the 2018 Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Central Texas Best of the Best Specialty Contractor Award for work on Methodist Hospital's Texas Neurosciences Institute parking garage in San Antonio. ABC's Excellence in Construction® (EIC) award competition recognizes outstanding projects in the construction industry. The projects are evaluated by local owners, architects and engineers for safety, execution of design, craftsmanship, attention to detail and installation. Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing's work on six other projects also won first or second place in the EIC competition for each project's local ABC chapter, qualifying Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing to compete in the 2018 National ABC EIC awards program.

Distributor news

ABC Supply opens Tennessee branch

ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., has opened a branch in Clarksville, Tenn. ABC Supply now has 13 locations in Tennessee.

"We look forward to becoming an even stronger partner for our customers and being part of the greater Clarksville community," says Jim Kaufmann, vice president of ABC Supply's southeast region. "The Clarksville team is committed to providing the services, support and products the area's contractors need to succeed."

Other news

San Diego association donates roof repairs

The San Diego Roofing Contractors Association (SDRCA) has completed a donated roof system installation on Canine Companions for Independence's Southwest Training Center in Oceanside, Calif. Canine Companions for Independence is a nonprofit organization that provides trained assistance dogs to children, adults and military veterans with disabilities. Each dog costs $50,000 to raise and train, but Canine Companions for Independence gives recipients assistance dogs free of charge.

SDRCA previously had connected with Canine Companions for Independence in 2017 when the organization received some of the proceeds from SDRCA's 51st Annual SDRCA Golf Classic. When SDRCA found out Canine Companions for Independence's Oceanside training center had numerous roof leaks, SDRCA nominated the organization for SDRCA's Build-A-Roof (BAR) program, an annual tradition during which the association provides a new roof system to a charity or family in need.

After SDRCA's BAR committee toured the Oceanside facility and confirmed Canine Companions for Independence as the 2018 BAR program recipient, SDRCA called upon its members to donate the materials and labor needed to install a silicone roof system on the training center. NRCA member APOC Roofing & Waterproofing, Long Beach, Calif., donated a majority of materials used for the project and provided silicone application training for participating roofing contractors. Eberhard Benton Roofing, San Diego; Premier Roofing California Inc., Spring Valley; Roofing Specialists of San Diego, San Diego; NRCA member Roofmaster Products Co., Los Angeles; NRCA member RSI Roofing & Solar, San Diego; San Diego County Roofing Inc., San Diego; and Top Line Roofing, San Diego, also helped complete the project.

The industry online

Beacon Roofing Supply Inc. has updated its e-commerce platform, Beacon Pro+. Improvements include an automated order workflow enabling users to create a customized process for ordering and approvals; a Beacon Track function allowing users to track deliveries; and a partnership with JobNimbus that gives users access to live pricing information. Beacon Pro+ is available at

The BILCO Co. has updated its website, Users now can view product descriptions and other information in French and Spanish, as well as English.

The Metal Construction Association has posted six videos about best practices for installing insulated metal panels. Various aspects of installing insulated metal panels are addressed by field experts, and animated demonstrations help viewers understand installation instructions. The videos are available at



CRCA'S 36th Annual Trade Show and Seminars

Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA)
Oak Brook, Ill.
Contact: CRCA's Customer Service Department
(708) 449-3340 or

Carolinas Mid-Winter Roofing Expo

Carolinas Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association Inc. (CRSMCA)
Raleigh, N.C.
Contact: CRSMCA
(704) 556-1228

NRCA's Qualified Trainer Conference

Rockdale, Ill.
Contact: NRCA's Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or

24 CRA Trade Show
Colorado Roofing Association (CRA)
Contact: Debbie Hathorne
(303) 484-0549 or


Sprayfoam Convention & Expo

Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance
Daytona Beach, Fla.
Contact: Mickey Riesenberg
(800) 523-6154 or

ORCA Working Trade Show

Ohio Roofing Contractors Association (ORCA)
Columbus, Ohio
Contact: ORCA
(888) 294-7733

CERTA Train-the-trainer Authorization

Nashville, Tenn.
Contact: NRCA's Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or

Roofing Industry Fall Protection from A to Z

Nashville, Tenn.
Contact: NRCA's Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or

NRCA's 132nd Annual Convention and the 2019 International Roofing Expo®

NRCA and Informa Exhibitions
Nashville, Tenn.
Contact: NRCA's Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or

NRCA new members

Advantage Architectural Metals Inc., Norcross, Ga.
Allard Keller Construction Co., Oakland, Mich.
Arkansas Roofing Kompany, Conway, Ark.
Atlas Construction Group, Denton, Texas
Brault Roofing Maritimes Inc., Moncton, New Brunswick
Buffalo Roofing LLC, Williamsville, N.Y.
California Single Ply Inc., Rocklin, Calif.
Catastrophic Consulting Inc., Cartersville, Ga.
Complete Construction Inc., d/b/a Rainguard Roofing, Twin Falls, Idaho
Complete Roofing LLC, Orange Beach, Ala.
Conley Group, Irving, Texas
Connell Roofing LLC, Medfield, Mass.
DFW Roofing Pro LLC, McKinney, Texas
Eagle Pointe Custom Contractors, Alexandria, Va.
Elk River Industries Corp., Evergreen, Colo.
Five Star Roofing LLC, Middlefield, Ohio
Foremost Improvements Inc., Des Plaines, Ill.
Four Seasons Roofing & Sheet Metal, Clinton Township, Mich.
Francisco Javier Villada Granada, Dosquebradas, Colombia
Freedom Roofing, Ellabell, Ga.
Highland Contractors of Western NY Inc., Rochester, N.Y.
Home Provider Ltd., d/b/a Gardner Construction, Rockwall, Texas
Isolation and Protection, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
J4 Enterprises, Kalispell, Mont.
James King Roofing LLC, Lynwood, Wash.
JH Roofing Inc., Plano, Texas
JMB Contracting, Brooklyn, N.Y.
JPR PE, Round Rock, Texas
JS Held, Alpharetta, Ga.
KGA Architects, Albuquerque, N.M.
LDR Site Services, Atlanta
Mills Roofing Inc., Reno, Nev.
Occupational Skills Training Center, Baltimore
Orbis Consulting Inc., Miami
Professional Roofing LLC, Conway, S.C.
Real Restorations LLC, Annapolis Junction, Md.
Roofs by Nicholas, Midland, Texas
Rooftech, Fort Worth, Texas
Topps Products Inc., Stilwell, Kan.
True North Roofing, Salt Lake City
Vertex Restoration Inc., Aurora, Ill.
Window World Inc., North Wilkesboro, N.C.
Wood Amec Foster Wheeler, Snellville, Ga.


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