Manufacturer news

OMG® RhinoBond System receives award

OMG Roofing Products, Agawam, Mass., has announced its RhinoBond System and Madrid-based supplier Etanco, OMG Roofing Products' distribution partner in Spain, received a 2017 NAN Architecture and Construction Prize during a Nov. 30 ceremony in Barcelona.

NAN Arquitectura y Construcción magazine and its publishing company, Grupo TPI, annually award prizes in project and construction material categories, including excellence in research and development, innovation, quality, and design. The RhinoBond System was recognized as one of the most advanced methods for securing single-ply membranes in Europe based on Etanco's use of the product for more than 50 projects in Spain. The RhinoBond System uses induction-welding technology to bond roof membranes directly to specially coated plates that secure insulation to the deck, reportedly resulting in a roof system with improved wind performance and zero membrane penetrations.

ATAS International hosts mobile manufacturing lab

ATAS International Inc., Allentown, Pa., hosted Lehigh Carbon Community College's (LCCC's) Mobile Manufacturing Lab at its headquarters Aug. 15, 2017 to Dec. 5, 2017. Six students earned certification in industrial automation during the training program held at the lab.

Created by LCCC's Center for Leadership and Workforce Development, the lab's program is intended to train students to meet the mechanical and electrical maintenance needs of local manufacturers. Upon program completion, students qualified for entry-level maintenance technician positions with local manufacturers. The 200-hour program combined online coursework with hands-on training at the mobile lab. Course curriculum included AC/DC electrical systems, electrical motor control, electronic sensors, electrical systems control, mechanical drives, pneumatics and programmable controllers.

Carlisle SynTec Systems helps package meals

Carlisle SynTec Systems, Carlisle, Pa., helped prepare meals for families in need during Carlisle SynTec Systems' 2018 National Sales Meeting in Houston in January.

Carlisle SynTec Systems partnered with Feeding Children Everywhere, a global organization dedicated to eradicating hunger and providing healthy meals to those in need, to facilitate an event during which more than 375 attendees prepared and packaged meals on an assembly line. More than 60,000 meals were packaged within an hour. The meals were donated to the Houston Food Bank to help feed Hurricane Harvey victims.

Distributor news

ABC Supply opens California branch

ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., has opened a new branch in Antioch, Calif.

The branch offers local contractors access to roofing and siding products and windows. This is ABC Supply's first location in Antioch; the company has more than 30 locations in California.

Other news

Trent Cotney now is Cotney Construction Law

NRCA member Trent Cotney, P.A., Tampa, Fla., has changed its name to Cotney Construction Law LLP. The law firm's new name reflects its commitment to serving the construction industry. Cotney Construction Law offers a range of services, including defending contractors with construction defect claims, prosecuting lien and bond law claims, defending Occupational Safety and Health Administration citations, contractor licensing defense and bid protests.

In addition, Cotney Construction Law has announced two attorneys were admitted to practice in two states. On Oct. 27, 2017, Trent Cotney, president of Cotney Construction Law, was admitted to practice in Illinois, and on Nov. 17, 2017, Benjamin Briggs, senior associate, was admitted to practice in Georgia. Cotney Construction Law now has attorneys licensed to practice in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Tennessee and Texas.

MCA announces METALCON competition winners

The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has announced the winners of its fourth annual Metal Roofing Championship Games held Oct. 18-20, 2017, during METALCON in Las Vegas.

The "Aces of Las Vegas" competition team challenges were MBCI and NRCA member Petersen Aluminum Corp.'s retrofit panel installation challenge; NRCA member Triangle Fastener Corp.'s screwgun challenge; Roof Hugger Inc.'s hug-a-roof challenge; NRCA members New Tech Machinery Corp. and Drexel Metals' standing-seam challenge; and S-5!'s let it snow challenge.

Each day, teams with two contestants each competed in the challenges to win cash awards. The following construction companies were represented during the competition: Roy's Sheds, Perth, Australia; S&S Structures Inc., Blandon, Pa.; Thomas Phoenix International, Easthampton, N.J.; and NRCA member Wm. Molnar Roofing Co. Inc., Riverview, Mich. On Oct. 20, Matt Cox and Justin Hopta of Thomas Phoenix International received the grand prize.

The fifth annual Metal Roofing Championship Games will be held Oct. 10-12 in Charlotte, N.C.

The Alliance welcomes new member

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced Atlanta-based law firm Hendrick Phillips Salzman & Siegel P.C. joined as a Service Provider.

The 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 Alliance now has 166 members.

The industry online

Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. has redesigned its website, The website now features an extensive product catalog that can be searched by roof system type; product detail drawings and installation instructions; a "Find-a-Rep" function to help users locate the nearest Mule-Hide Products distributor or territory manager; and news from Mule-Hide Products, including product introductions, technical updates and upcoming trade shows. The website also has been optimized for use on mobile devices.



NRCA's 131st Annual Convention

New Orleans
Contact: NRCA's Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or

2018 International Roofing Expo
Informa Exhibitions U.S.
Visit the NRCA booth
New Orleans
Contact: Informa Exhibitions U.S.
(800) 684-5761

ORCA Working Tradeshow

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

2018 ROOF + TIMBER (DACH + HOLZ) International Trade Fair

Visit the NRCA booth
Cologne, Germany
Contact: GHM
+49 89 189 149 0 or


Roofing Day in D.C. 2018

Washington, D.C.
Contact: NRCA's Washington, D.C., office
(800) 338-5765

For Foremen Only, Level 1

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


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