Mule-Hide Products updates product names
Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., has renamed and updated packaging for its torch-applied APP polymer-modified bitumen roof membranes.
APP Torch Base now is APP Torch Base Premier; APP Torch S is APP Torch S Premier; APP Torch G is APP Torch G Premier; APP Torch G FR is APP Torch G FR Premier; Torch KoolCap® G is APP Torch G KoolCap; and Torch KoolCap G FR is APP Torch G FR KoolCap.
Products with the new names and packaging began shipping to distributors during the first quarter of 2021. The roof membranes have not changed; those in the new packaging can be used alongside their counterparts in the original packaging.
OMG® sells edge metal business
OMG Inc., Agawam, Mass., has sold substantially all assets of its edge metal business, including the facility, intellectual property and inventory, to Metal-Era Inc., Waukesha, Wis.
OMG acquired the Asheville, N.C.-based edge metal business from the W.P. Hickman Company in 2013. OMG EdgeSystems operated as a business unit under the company’s OMG Roofing Products Division. The edge metal product line includes a variety of engineered fascia, coping, water control systems and related accessories for commercial roofing applications. OMG EdgeSystems has about 80,000 square feet of office, warehouse and manufacturing space, as well as 52 people involved in manufacturing, engineering, sales and customer service.
“We are pleased to be selling the edge business to Metal-Era. Their singular focus on engineered metal solutions makes them the clear market leader. This is good for OMG, Metal-Era and professional roofing contractors,” says Hubert McGovern, president and CEO of OMG. “This divestiture enables us to increase our focus on our core strengths in induction fastening, mechanical fastening, and adhesive, drain and solar technologies.”
TAMKO® Building Products launches loyalty program
|Rick the Roofer|
TAMKO Building Products LLC, Joplin, Mo., has launched The TAMKO Edge™ contractor loyalty program.
The program is designed to enhance contractors’ digital interactions with TAMKO Building Products and provide more benefits and tools to market their businesses. The TAMKO Edge program features noncertified and certified contractor tiers and enhanced warranties with extended Full Start™ nonprorated warranty periods on TAMKO Building Products’ new Heritage® Proline™ series shingles and select Heritage series shingles.
The TAMKO Edge program also provides an enhanced digital contractor experience through a new portal allowing contractors to manage rewards, register warranties, and access a variety of marketing tools and services. Additional information about The TAMKO Edge program is available at tamko.com.
In addition, TAMKO Building Products has announced Field Sales Training Manager Rick Taylor, also known as “Rick the Roofer,” is retiring after spending 52 years in the industry.
Taylor’s career included 25 years as a roofing contractor in St. Louis before he joined the TAMKO Building Products team in 1994. Taylor was passionate about training TAMKO Building Products sales representatives, contractors and distributors about the company’s products and proper installations.
“Rick has brought outstanding character and energy to both TAMKO Building Products and the roofing industry for many years,” says TAMKO Building Products Chairman and CEO David Humphreys. “We are proud of his success and the lasting impressions he has made on roofing professionals across the country.”
Long-time industry professional retires
Seaman Corp., Wooster, Ohio, has announced the retirement of John Jordon, FiberTite® Midwest regional sales manager, who served the industry for 46 years.
Jordon began his career as a roof system installer in his hometown of Pittsburgh before becoming a field tech representative for a single-ply roofing manufacturer and eventually the director of technology and customer service. For the past 14 years, Jordon has been in sales for FiberTite Roofing Systems, the roofing division of Seaman.
Advanced Roofing helps elderly resident
|Advanced Roofing and other local businesses and nonprofits helped repair Gloria Mugford’s home.|
Advanced Roofing Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., helped rally a southern Florida community to repair the home of 87-year-old Pompano Beach resident Gloria Mugford.
After being contacted by Mugford’s neighbor, Dick Spalding, Advanced Roofing President and CEO Rob Kornahrens knew he wanted to help with house repairs while Mugford recovered from a broken shoulder in the hospital. Her roof had holes that went untended for decades. Mold covered the walls inside the house, furniture was drenched and garbage bins were set up to catch some of the water.
Advanced Roofing and a coalition of local business owners and nonprofits pitched in to completely transform Mugford’s home during a span of six weeks. A new roof system was installed, plumbing was replaced and mold was removed. In total, Kornahrens estimates more than $100,000 went toward home improvements.
Kornahrens says he was happy to help Mugford during a year that turned the world upside down.
“People kept pitching in,” Kornahrens says. “It’s just truly amazing what we’ve done in six weeks.”
Mugford was touched and grateful when she returned to her repaired home.
“She kept saying ‘I have to pinch myself, I have to pinch myself,’” Spalding says.
ARMA announces award winners
The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association has announced the winners of its 2021 Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards. The awards recognize low- and steep-slope projects completed in North America that exemplify asphalt roofing’s versatility, performance and beauty.
The following received 2021 Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards:
“We received 93 submissions this year, making it another record-breaking year,” says Reed Hitchcock, ARMA’s executive vice president. “We continue to be impressed by the caliber of the submissions. Roofing contractors across North America are overwhelmingly choosing asphalt roofing for their projects, highlighting asphalt’s versatility, beauty, performance and durability.”
To view photos of the winning projects, go to asphaltroofing.org/excellence/2021-excellence-in-asphalt-roofing-awards-winners.
SPRI reviewing two standards
The Single Ply Roofing Industry has announced it is reviewing two documents for reapproval as American National Standards.
First published in 1996, ANSI/SPRI FX-1, “Standard Field Test Procedure for Determining the Withdrawal Resistance of Roofing Fasteners,” helps measure the pullout resistance of roofing fasteners in field conditions. In accordance with ANSI requirements, the standard is recanvassed every five years and was last updated and approved in 2016.
Likewise, ANSI/SPRI GT-1, “Test Standard for Gutter Systems,” is being reviewed and prepared for canvass. ANSI/SPRI GT-1 provides designers, contractors, consultants and building code officials with structural design for gutters used with low-slope roofing. This standard was first developed as GD-1, “Structural Design Standard for Gutter Systems Used with Low-Slope Roofs,” in 2010.
It was revised and approved as test procedure GT-1 in 2016 and is included in the International Building Code.®
Industry professionals who would like to participate in the canvass process should contact SPRI at email@example.com.
The industry online
RoofersCoffeeShop® has launched AskARoofer.com, a website designed to answer building owners’ roofing questions. Users can submit questions to be answered by professional roofing contractors. The website also features articles, case studies and videos, as well as a directory of roofing companies.
Up the ladder
GAF has named Alma Garnett senior vice president, commercial roofing sales.
Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. has named Matt Fogel territory manager for southern Virginia and Steven Litaker territory manager for west central and southwest Florida.
OMG® Roofing Products has named Jon Surratt Northwest regional sales manager.
NRCA new members
10 Stars Roofing LLC, Pinellas Park, Fla.
ABCD Construction Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Advance Adjusting Group LLC, Belle Chasse, La.
Arcbuilders and Group Inc., Miami
ArcCon Roofing Co. LLC, Birmingham, Ala.
CalBurrey Roofing & Construction, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Commonwealth Roofing Co., Jacksonville, Fla.
Construction Engineering LLC, Kissimmee, Fla.
CR Systems Inc., Bryan, Texas
Custom View Exteriors LLC, Forsyth, Ga.
Greene Fox Roofing LLC, Irving, Texas
Hall Roofing and Construction, Round Rock, Texas
High Quality Roofing Co., Sopchoppy, Fla.
Infinity Roofing LLC, Mobile, Ala.
J.W. Gray & Co. Ltd., Southampton, Bermuda
Jaxon Construction Inc., Tulsa, Okla.
Jay Carter Roofing & Sheet Metal, Cannington, Ontario
Milliken & Company, Spartanburg, S.C.
Nortex Roofing Ltd., Etobicoke, Ontario
Pathfinder Engineers & Architects, Rochester, N.Y.
Refined Roofing, Fullerton, Calif.
Reyes Construction, Bend, Ore.
Roofing Insights LLC, Brooklyn Park, Minn.
RoofSmart, Kent, Wash.
Serenity Roofing & Restoration, Whitehouse, Texas
Shayan Amin, Baltimore
Standard Roofing of Montgomery Inc., Montgomery, Ala.
Stocks-Mann Architects PLC, Little Rock, Ark.
Tarrant Roofing LLC, Addison, Texas
Three Guys Roofing Inc., West Palm Beach, Fla.
Valor Roof and Solar Inc., Englewood, Colo.
Wolcott Roofing, Warsaw, N.Y.