Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. donates to relief efforts
|Polyglass U.S.A. donated self-adhering roof membranes to support rebuilding efforts in the Bahamas.|
Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., Deerfield Beach, Fla., continues to aid in the relief effort to rebuild communities in the Bahamas after Category 5 Hurricane Dorian displaced thousands of people from their homes in 2019. More than a year after the hurricane hit, many people in the affected area still are camping in tents because they do not have suitable roofs or livable housing.
Polyglass U.S.A. partnered with Sol Relief, a disaster relief organization based in St. Petersburg, Fla., and has contributed several shipments of self-adhering roof membranes to build roofs so families can move back into their homes.
Tracy Harris, director of operations for Sol Relief, says Polyglass U.S.A. donated 2,428 rolls of waterproof roof membrane that will help protect 300 homes in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. Polyglass U.S.A. previously donated 621 rolls to protect 80 homes in May 2020.
ATAS International employee receives volunteer award
|Minnie Robles (right), product representative for ATAS International, receives the 2020 Volunteer of the Year Award from ARCA Representative Jen George (left).|
ATAS International Inc., Allentown, Pa., has announced Minnie Robles, Arizona and southern Nevada product representative for ATAS International, received the 2020 Volunteer of the Year Award from the Arizona Roofing Contractors Association.
Robles is an ARCA director and board member, co-chair of the association’s expo committee and expo auction, and an active member of the Marketing, Membership and Young Professionals committees.
“This award recognizes Minnie’s enthusiasm and hard work, and we are grateful for it,” says Mark Bus, national sales manager for ATAS International. “We welcome and appreciate our employees’ dedication to help the growth in the national and local association communities. We will continue to support Minnie’s interest in association work and look forward to seeing her continued growth in ARCA and National Women in Roofing.”
Beacon Building Products reveals contest winners
Beacon Building Products, Herndon, Va., revealed the three winners of its annual Beacon of Hope contest, a nationwide contest awarding deserving veteran homeowners with new roof systems.
The contest was open to all military veterans provided they have received an honorable or general discharge. Partnering with veteran-friendly roofing companies, Beacon Building Products will deliver and facilitate the necessary roof system repairs and/or replacements on the winners’ homes at no cost. Seven runners-up will receive $2,500 to help complete necessary repairs. The roofing work will be completed in the spring.
“People from local communities across the country rallied behind the 10 finalists to cast thousands of votes,” says Jamie Samide, vice president of marketing for Beacon Building Products. “We are committed to giving back to the men and women who give their lives to protect us and our freedoms, and the Beacon of Hope contest is just one way that we can support our veterans and give them one less thing to worry about. It’s an honor and privilege to give back to these deserving veterans and their families.”
To learn more about the contest winners, go to go.becn.com/beaconofhope/winners-2020.
RT3 names Innovator of the Year
Roofing Technology Think Tank, a group of roofing professionals focused on technology solutions for the industry, awarded the 2020 Innovator of the Year award to Scott Riopelle, owner and CEO of NRCA member Interstate Roofing Inc., Denver. The award recognizes a roofing contractor who contributes to the advancement of the roofing industry.
Riopelle was one of the first roofing contractors to integrate the use of EagleView™ roof measurement reports in his business. Interstate Roofing also uses virtual reality and augmented reality while contracting salespeople. Riopelle regularly shares with other contractors how to integrate technology into their businesses.
Cotney law firm announces name change
Cotney Construction Law LLP, Tampa, Fla., has merged with Cotney Consulting Group and now operates under the new name Cotney Attorneys & Consultants. The firm will continue to offer legal and consulting services to contractors in the U.S., Canada and internationally.
In addition, Cotney Attorneys & Consultants has announced the success of its 2020 year-end fundraising drive. Through a Giving Back campaign with RoofersCoffeeShop,® the firm helped raise $23,450 in donations for four roofing foundations: the Chicago Roofing Contractors Association Foundation; Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Contractors Association Educational & Research Foundation; Roofing Alliance Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program; and Western States Roofing Contractors Association’s Davis Memorial Foundation. Each foundation supports the roofing industry through various means, including scholarships, charitable programs and research.
“Not only are the roofing foundations vital for the current generation in roofing, but they also ensure that roofing continues to be a significant player in America’s future workforce,” says Trent Cotney, CEO of Cotney Attorneys & Consultants and NRCA’s general counsel. “I am blessed to be able to help these foundations raise money that will go toward helping sustain and elevate the roofing industry.”
METALCON launches safety certificate program
METALCON launched a new safety certificate program Feb. 18 in partnership with SafetyWorks Inc., Oneida, Wis.
Led by Craig Schaffer, president of SafetyWorks, the METALFOCUS® Safety Certificate Program is a series of 10 one-hour virtual safety courses tailored to supervisors, foremen, crews and other industry professionals. Schaffer is a certified safety professional with more than 30 years of occupational safety and health experience in construction and manufacturing.
METALFOCUS presents the latest metal safety rules, tools, trends and techniques to avoid accidents—beyond traditional Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety training—and addresses situations unique to metal construction job sites. Courses focus on increasing safety, reducing job-site risks and lowering the risk of regulatory penalties.
Registration fees begin at $30 per class, and discounts are available for multiple class and group registrations. All courses will be available live with real-time Q&A as well as on-demand. A certificate of completion is given for each course completed. Registration is available at psmj.regfox.com/metalfocus-safety-certification.
Roofing Alliance adds new member
The Roofing Alliance has announced Complete Maintenance Building Co., Lombard, Ill., joined at the Governor level.
The Roofing Alliance was established within the National Roofing Foundation to create a permanent endowment fund to serve the roofing industry. Its objectives are to fund research projects while also supporting and funding charitable and educational programs. Roofing Alliance members meet twice a year to review initiatives and determine the best use of funds for the betterment of the roofing industry.
IBHS updates storm readiness guide
The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety has updated Thunderstorm Ready, a guide designed to help homeowners prepare for severe storms.
The guide offers homeowners simple home improvement projects at various price points to prepare and protect against high winds, heavy rain and hail. Recommended actions include trimming trees, installing a lightning surge protector, selecting a wind-rated garage door and upgrading to impact-resistant shingles.
“Contrary to popular belief, homeowners are not powerless against severe weather. In fact, even small actions can help reduce property damage. Thunderstorm Ready can help homeowners get started,” says Anne Cope, chief engineer at IBHS. “Coupling simple home improvements with ongoing home maintenance gives families the best protection from spring severe weather events, which wreak havoc on communities year after year.”
The guide is available at ibhs.org.
The industry online
ABC Supply Co. Inc. has announced myABCsupply now is available in Spanish and Polish. The online order management tool enables customers to place orders, access order and delivery details, and manage users and billing. Registration for myABCsupply is available at myabcsupply.com.
IKO® has upgraded its ROOFViewer™ tool that uses artificial intelligence technology to display a realistic rendering of how IKO roof products would look on a house. ROOFViewer now features a comparison tool that uses a split screen to show different roof material colors or styles side-by-side on a roof. ROOFViewer is available at iko.com.
Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. has released four videos of time trials comparing installation times for various product configurations. The videos show the step-by-step process for each roof system installation and comparisons of the results. The videos are available at polyglass.us/videos/low-slope.
Up the ladder
MetalForming Inc. has named William Drury president and COO.
OMG® Roofing Products has named Monte Horst vice president of sales and marketing.
NRCA new members
A Step Above Inc. Roofing & Siding, Las Vegas
Accushield, Dayton, Nev.
Anthony Burleson, Wilmington, N.C.
Aspire Roofing LLC, Van, Texas
BluSky Restoration Contractors LLC, Centennial, Colo.
Cerv Inc., Champaign, Ill.
Cherry Roofing, Virginia Beach, Va.
CoJen Construction LLC, Cypress, Texas
Commercial Roofing Contractor, Denver
Commonwealth Exteriors LLC, Floyd, Va.
Corwil Architects Inc., Coral Gables, Fla.
Crest Roofing LLC, Deerfield Beach, Fla.
Edgewood Design + Architecture, Weymouth, Mass.
FS&L Architects, Kansas City, Mo.
G & C Contracting and Construction LLC, Laurel, Miss.
Gotcha Covered Roofing LLC, McDonough, Ga.
Guys On Roofs Inc., Lawrenceville, Ga.
JA Contractors LLC, Germantown, Tenn.
Laurence Fehner, Smithville, Mo.
Mars Restoration, Clinton, Md.
One Stop Roofing and Exteriors LLC, Tulsa, Okla.
PBL Construction LLC, Sandy Hook, Conn.
PG Restoration Co., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Stemper Architecture Collaborative, Seattle
Supreme Contracting Inc., Albuquerque, N.M.
Tarrant Roofing LLC, Fort Worth, Texas
The Roofing Company Inc., Hampton, Va.
ThinkForm Architects, Hopewell, N.J.
United Exteriors, Edina, Minn.
Universal Builders General Contractors Inc., Canisteo, N.Y.