Manufacturer news

Triangle Fastener moves to new location

Triangle Fastener Corp., Pittsburgh, has moved its Pittsburgh sales branch to a new location within the city.

The new location features 16,500 square feet of warehouse space and 1,000 square feet of showroom space. The location will offer standard and specialty fasteners, sealants, tools, and accessories for commercial roofing and siding to customers in New York, middle and western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Customers also can request custom-painted fasteners at the Pittsburgh facility.

Carlisle Companies to acquire Petersen Aluminum

Carlisle Companies Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Petersen Aluminum Corp., Elk Grove Village, Ill., a manufacturer of metal roofing products, for about $197 million.

Founded by Maurice R. Petersen in 1965, Petersen Aluminum manufactures and distributes architectural metal roof panels, steel and aluminum flat sheets and coils, wall panels, perimeter roof edge systems, and related accessories for commercial and residential markets. The company has about $160 million in annual revenue.

"The acquisition of Petersen Aluminum is part of our strategy of providing customers with a portfolio of high-quality, innovative products and solutions that meet an increasing array of their building envelope needs," says Chris Koch, president and CEO of Carlisle Companies. "Petersen Aluminum is an excellent fit with our recent acquisitions in the metal roofing space, including Drexel Metals, Sunlast Metal and Premium Panels, as well as a significant complementary addition to our single-ply roofing systems."

TAMKO® Building Products will donate roof to veteran

TAMKO Building Products, Joplin, Mo., has partnered with Operation FINALLY HOME, a nonprofit organization that provides mortgage-free homes to veterans, to donate a roof system on a new house specially built for wounded Army veteran Charlotte Ferris.

Ferris and her four children were selected to receive a custom-built, mortgage-free house provided by Operation FINALLY HOME. In November 2018, the family was surprised with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of their new home in Weatherford, Texas. Believing they were attending a preliminary interview with Operation FINALLY HOME, Ferris and her family were instead greeted by a cheering crowd.

Ferris was deployed in Iraq when the armored truck she was driving was struck by an improvised explosive device. She searched for her crew, all of whom survived, before realizing her ankle was broken and her ear drum ruptured. She was medically evacuated and underwent surgery for her injuries but now suffers from PTSD, traumatic brain injury, post-concussive headaches and tinnitus. For her service and bravery, Ferris was awarded a Purple Heart, an Army Commendation Medal and a National Defense Service Medal.

Operation FINALLY HOME has completed 151 mortgage-free homes and 18 home modifications for veterans. The organization partners with builder associations, builders, developers, corporate sponsors and volunteers to raise the funds, provide materials, and complete the planning and labor for each project.

This is the first time TAMKO Building Products has participated in an Operation FINALLY HOME project. The company has a long history of supporting veterans.

"Specialist Ferris and others like her are American heroes, and it's our great honor to say 'thank you' in this way," says David Humphreys, president and CEO of TAMKO Building Products. "This is especially meaningful to us because it's in the Dallas area that we've called home for more than 30 years."

Operation FINALLY HOME expects Ferris' new home to be completed this year.

Other news

PIMA elects new chairman

The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA) has announced Greg Fantin, vice president of marketing for Rmax, a division of the Sika Corp., Dallas, is chair of PIMA's board of directors. Fantin's two-year term began Nov. 14, 2018. He succeeds Helene Hardy Pierce, who served as PIMA's chair for three years.

Fantin spent nearly 20 years in the auto industry before entering the building products industry 11 years ago. He has been employed at Rmax for seven years.

"Greg has a deep understanding of what makes an organization effective. His leadership skills and instinctual grasp of important fundamentals make him a terrific choice to lead PIMA for the next two years," says Justin Koscher, PIMA's president. "The building, architecture and specification communities continue to demonstrate an ever-increasing desire to improve the thermal performance of commercial and residential building envelopes. Under Greg's chairmanship, we will continue to meet this growing demand for effective solutions by promoting polyisocyanurate insulation and advocating on behalf of our members."

ERA releases resilience report

The EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) has released "Building Resilience: The Roofing Perspective," a report that focuses on 2018 events and includes sections addressing cataclysmic weather events and their impact; policy responses, especially those recommending spending on mitigation; and legislative initiatives. Additional sections focus on state-of-the-art approaches to building a resilient roof system and an index of sources with in-depth information regarding resilience.

"This report is designed to be a resource for the building community as we face the challenge of creating resilient structures," says Jared Blum, ERA's executive director. "While people may disagree about the cause, there is no disagreement that we are experiencing increasingly cataclysmic weather events that threaten our built environment."

The full text of "Building Resilience: The Roofing Perspective" is available by clicking here.

Contractor news

Fidelity Roof celebrates 70th anniversary

Fidelity Roof Co., Oakland, Calif., a commercial and residential roofing contracting company, is celebrating its 70th year in business.

The company was established in 1948 by Ernest M. Upshaw with a goal to provide high-quality roof systems to local customers. After Upshaw's death, his son, Monte, took over the business and grew it into a premier roofing company serving commercial and residential clients throughout San Francisco. The company grew again when it acquired the assets of Excel Roofing Services, Martinez, Calif., in 2017.

"Fidelity Roof continues to provide the high-quality service that the company was founded on," says Steve Cadet, CEO of Fidelity Roof. "While the complexity of projects and materials have changed over the years, we continue to have a strong reputation and a talented workforce, and we still rank as a top commercial and residential roofing contractor in the Bay Area."

Distributor news

ABC Supply receives employer award

ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., has received a Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award. The award recognizes the best places to work in 2019 based on input from employees.

Glassdoor, a job and recruiting website, uses company reviews shared by current and former employees to determine which companies will be included on the Employees' Choice Award list. Employees are asked to rate their overall satisfaction with the company and key workplace factors such as career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, and work/life balance. In addition, employees are asked to describe the best reasons to work at their companies, as well as any drawbacks. ABC Supply employs nearly 15,000 workers in the U.S.

"It is an honor to have ABC Supply recognized as one of the best workplaces in the nation," says Keith Rozolis, president and CEO of ABC Supply. "We focus on putting our associates first, and it makes us proud that they know how much we value them."



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.
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(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or

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

NRCA and Informa Exhibitions
Nashville, Tenn.
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(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or

For Foremen Only, Level 1

Nashville, Tenn.
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(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or


ORCA Trade Show

Oklahoma Roofing Contractors Association (ORCA)
Norman, Okla.
Contact: ORCA
(405) 974-3030 or

RCI Inc. Trade Show

Roof Consultants Institute (RCI)
Orlando, Fla.
Contact: RCI
(800) 828-1902

NERCA Trade Show

North East Roofing Contractors Association (NERCA)
Mashantucket, Conn.
Contact: NERCA
(781) 849-0555


Roofing Day in D.C. 2019

Washington, D.C.
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(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or

CERTA Train-the-trainer Authorization

Elgin, Ill.
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NRCA new members

3:16 Roofing and Construction, Keller, Texas
Adrock Roofing LLC, Oklahoma City
Allana Buick & Bers Inc., Portland, Ore.
Andy Nichols Roofing, Houston
Benny's Best Roofing, Houston
Big Sky Custom Builders, Billings, Mont.
Burke Roofing Inc., Fernley, Nev.
Caldwell Roof Restoration Inc., Portland, Ore.
City Seamless LLC, Las Vegas
DB2 Services Inc., Kansas City, Kan.
Dry Tech Commercial Roofing Services Inc., Troutman, N.C.
Element Exteriors Inc., Englewood, Colo.
Evans Roofing, Oakland Park, Fla.
General Coatings Manufacturing Corp., Fresno, Calif.
GLA Roofing LLC, Carrollton, Ga.
Integrity Construction & Repair LLC, Venice, Fla.
JCSE LLC, West Covina, Calif.
John Hubert Roofing & Home Improvements, Somerville, Mass.
JRAF Studio, Dallas
Petty Construction Co., Pittsfield, Ill.
Port Orchard Roofing, Port Orchard, Wash.
PRC, Chandler, Ariz.
Pristeen Roofing, San Antonio
RJM Roofing LLC, Independence, Mo.
Roofing Restoration Services of Carolina, Durham, N.C.
Royal West Roofing, Brighton, Mich.
Saida and Sullivan Design Partners, San Francisco
SFY LLC—Solutions For You, Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Shingle Supply Pty. Ltd., Moss Vale, NSW, Australia
Stormseal Industries Pty Ltd., Rockdale, NSW, Australia
Structural Rehabilitation Group, Montgomery Village, Md.


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