DERBIGUM® Americas reveals new logo
DERBIGUM Americas Inc., Kansas City, Mo., has unveiled its new logo designed to publicly showcase the company’s relationship as “DERBIGUM: A SOPREMA® Group Company.”
SOPREMA Inc., a manufacturer of roofing, building envelope waterproofing, wall protection and civil engineering waterproofing solutions, acquired DERBIGUM Americas in August 2018. The logo update reflects DERBIGUM Americas’ ongoing commitment to enhance its innovative roofing solutions and offerings to align with customers’ evolving needs.
EagleView™ partners with solar provider Zenernet
EagleView, Bellevue, Wash., has partnered with Zenernet, a residential solar installation company, to improve the measurement and design process for homeowners interested in photovoltaic systems. EagleView will provide highly precise remote property measurements for Zenernet.
EagleView’s high-resolution aerial imagery, including oblique imagery captured at a 45-degree angle to provide a 3D view of a property, reportedly is accurate to within fractions of an inch. Zenernet will use EagleView reports to create plan sets and design residential PV systems. The process removes the need for on-site visits and helps ensure accurate estimates and designs.
OMG® expands operations in Agawam
OMG Inc., Agawam, Mass., has leased an additional 60,000 square feet in the Agawam Industrial Park to accommodate continued growth and expansion. OMG now operates in 480,000 square feet across six facilities in the area.
The new 60,000-square-foot facility includes warehousing, assembly and office space, as well as five shipping and receiving docks.
“We continue to see increased demand for our products,” says Hubert McGovern, president and CEO of OMG. “To accommodate this growth and as part of our long-term strategic plan, we have expanded our capabilities, including finished goods packing. Additionally, we are adding 25 new jobs for this operation.”
USGBC expands LEED Earth campaign
The U.S. Green Building Council has expanded its LEED Earth campaign to homes, communities and cities. LEED Earth is designed to bring LEED to countries where sustainable building is still emerging.
LEED Earth now includes LEED for Residential and LEED for Cities and Communities. LEED for Residential certifies sustainable homes that use less energy and fewer resources. LEED for Cities and Communities helps local leaders create sustainable plans for energy, water, waste, transportation and other factors affecting quality of life.
USGBC also will extend LEED Earth benefits to the first LEED Platinum project in any country to certify using LEED v4.1, the most recent version of LEED. Consideration for new LEED Earth projects began in March.
Launched in 2013, LEED Earth has enabled significant global growth of “green” building, taking LEED from 140 countries to nearly 200. LEED is the most widely recognized green building rating system in the world and supports USGBC in bringing the environmental and human health benefits of sustainable buildings to all.
ERA names new chair
The EPDM Roofing Association has announced Jennifer Ford-Smith, director of product management and marketing | roofing systems at Johns Manville, Denver, has been named its new chair by the association’s board of directors. Ford-Smith replaces David Martiny, director of product management at Firestone Building Products, Nashville, Tenn., who will remain on the board.
Ford-Smith has been with Johns Manville for more than a decade introducing innovative marketing strategies and developing customer-driven sales. She has served on NRCA’s board of directors and National Women in Roofing’s leadership team.
“We are fortunate to have Jennifer leading our efforts,” says Ellen Thorp, executive director of ERA. “This is a challenging time for the manufacturers of EPDM, and no one is better suited than Jennifer to help us capitalize on what I am sure will be significant opportunities ahead.”
RoofersCoffeeShop® announces influencers
RoofersCoffeeShop, Yorba Linda, Calif., has announced its 2021 RCS Influencers.
RCS Influencers represent all facets of the roofing industry and contribute their thoughts monthly through interviews, videos and articles on RoofersCoffeeShop regarding issues important to the industry.
The following have been named RCS Influencers:
Recent RCS Influencer blog posts are available at rooferscoffeeshop.com/rcs-influencers.
MCA releases white paper
The Metal Construction Association has published a new white paper, “Material Properties that Affect Steel Cladding Performance,” on its website, metalconstruction.org/.
The white paper details important material parameters that affect the performance and qualities of steel cladding and the ability to fabricate the steel, with particular attention given to the often-misunderstood concept of gauge.
The white paper is available for free download at metalconstruction.org/material-properties.
Cotney—Attorneys & Consultants launches capital company
Cotney—Attorneys & Consultants, Tampa, Fla., has launched Cotney Capital Corp., a private equity and venture capital company designed to accelerate growth in the roofing and construction industries.In addition to offering investment options for growing companies, Cotney Capital has an incubator program designed to partner emerging companies in the construction sector with mentors who will guide them on the path to success. Participants in Cotney Capital’s incubator program will receive hands-on training regarding go-to-market strategies, operations, and controlled growth and scaling. Cotney Capital also has legal resources to assist in any corporate transaction involving a participant’s business.
Additional information about Cotney Capital is available at cotneycapital.com/.
ABC Supply receives workplace award
ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., has received a Gallup® Exceptional Workplace Award for the fifteenth consecutive year.The award recognizes the best workplaces in the world in terms of employee engagement. ABC Supply is one of 39 companies to receive the
2021 award and one of two companies to have received the award each year since its inception. A complete list of winners is available at gallup.com/topic/gallup_great_workplace_award.aspx.
The industry online
CertainTeed® LLC has launched “Joe Knows,” a video series created to educate contractors regarding the installation and benefits of low-slope commercial roof systems. Joe Thompson, a CertainTeed commercial roofing technical services team member and industry veteran, hosts the series. New episodes will be posted biweekly through May at blog.certainteed.com.
The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance has launched sprayfoam.org. The website offers key information and resources about spray polyurethane foam and debuts the alliance’s reimagined logo and brand. Resources include a find-a-contractor tool; an industry job board; health and safety guidance, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration construction compliance tips; an events calendar; membership information and applications; an enhanced member directory; and links to current and past editions of Sprayfoam Professional magazine and SprayfoamPro Newswire.
SOPREMA® Inc. has launched its online storefront at SOPREMA.us/shop. SOPREMA e-commerce offers a variety of popular maintenance, restoration and operations products.
NRCA new members
Austin Roof Specialists, Cedar Park, Texas
BC&E, Littleton, Colo.
Boise Roof Repair & Maintenance LLC, Boise, Idaho
Chicago Metal Supply, Chicago
Coyour’s Construction LLC, Inkster, Mich.
District Installations Inc., Randallstown, Md.
Godard & Son Roofing, Oak Grove, Mo.
Harness, Stouffville, Ontario
HB Urethane Roofing, Fair Oaks, Calif.
Husband Contracting LLC, Long Beach, Miss.
J. Carnes & Son Roofing, Hampton Falls, N.H.
M&J Exteriors LLC, Indianapolis
Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co., Pembroke, Mass.
MCSquared Construction and Consulting, Monroe, Wash.
North American Roofers Inc., Philadelphia
O’Brien Group LLC Roof Consulting, Pepperell, Mass.
Perfect 10 Roofing, Billings, Mont.
Procon Roofing Corp., Randleman, N.C.
Rain Remodeling & Restoration Inc., Manor, Pa.
Rogers Engineering, Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Roofing Solutions LLC, Hickory Hills, Ill.
Rugged Roofing and Construction LLC, Oklahoma City
SfL+a Architects, Raleigh, N.C.
The GLO Group LLC, Phoenix
Webb Construction LLC, Carrollton, Ill.
Wolf Trail Engineering PLLC, Monroe, N.C.
Z-M Sheet Metal Roofing LLC, Fort Worth, Texas