Manufacturer news

Carlisle SynTec Systems names council member

Carlisle SynTec Systems, Carlisle, Pa., has selected NRCA member Wm. Kramer & Son Inc., Cleves, Ohio, to be a member of its 2015 Perfection Council.

Consisting of 35 contractors, the Perfection Council acts as an advisory board to help Carlisle SynTec Systems determine how best to support its contractor network. Contractors are selected based on their histories of high-quality installations and excellent warranty claim performance.

To qualify for the council, a contractor must have—for each of the past seven years—completed a minimum of 125,000 warranted square feet of Carlisle work on a minimum of five projects per year.

Johns Manville publishes report

Johns Manville, Denver, has published its 2014 Sustainability Report, which highlights significant accomplishments and initiatives tied to the economic, environmental and social effects of sustainability.

The report incorporates a new feature—the JM Product Landscape—that highlights the sustainable characteristics of various Johns Manville products. Users can click on various locations within the landscape for specific product application and sustainability information.

The report is available at

GAF to open PVC line

GAF, Parsippany, N.J., has announced plans to open a new PVC manufacturing line at its commercial roofing plant in Cedar City, Utah; GAF expects the line to become operational as early as mid-2016. The line will allow the Cedar City plant to become a full-service manufacturer and supplier of PVC and TPO single-ply membranes, as well as polyisocyanurate insulation.

EXCEPTIONAL® Metals announces partnership

EXCEPTIONAL Metals Inc., a division of Duro-Last, Saginaw, Mich., has announced it has partnered with MBCI,® Houston.

Together, EXCEPTIONAL Metals and MBCI have more than 50 years' combined experience.

The standing-seam roof systems offered in the program include vertical leg structural standing-seam metal roof systems; trapezoidal standing-seam metal roof systems; soffits; concealed fastening systems; and exposed fastening systems.

MBCI's 15 manufacturing facilities throughout the U.S. allow the EXCEPTIONAL Metals by MBCI standing-seam collection to be accessible nationwide.

Mazzella Cos. acquires New Tech Machinery

Mazzella Cos., Cleveland, has acquired New Tech Machinery Corp., Denver.

The acquisition will enhance Mazzella Cos.' international manufacturing capabilities and further solidify its position as a leader in the architectural metal roof and wall industries.

New Tech Machinery has a manufacturing facility in Hermosillo, Mexico, and employs about 80 people at the facility and the company's Denver headquarters.

McElroy Metal opens Houston plant

McElroy Metal, Bossier City, La., has moved its operations in Houston into a new 30,000-square-foot manufacturing plant with an attached 9,000-square-foot service center to better serve its customer base in southeast Texas.

The new service center features most McElroy Metal profiles and is set up to service walk-in customers. Because the service center is attached to the plant, large orders can be produced and delivered quickly. The Houston facility also offers on-site roll-forming.

Distributor news

SRS Distribution announces pending acquisition

SRS Distribution, McKinney, Texas, has announced it is in the final stages of acquiring Advanced Building Products, Harahan, La., a leading regional independent distributor of roofing, siding, windows, gutters and related residential and commercial building products, supplies and services.

Advanced Building Products maintains additional locations in Baton Rouge, La.; Lafayette, La.; Lake Charles, La.; Huntsville, Ala.; and Oklahoma City. The company currently employs more than 100 people.

SRS Distribution will continue to operate Advanced Building Products' locations in Louisiana under the Advanced Building Products name as a new stand-alone region. Advanced Building Products' locations in Huntsville and Oklahoma City likely eventually will migrate to SRS Distribution's existing brands in those markets.

The transaction was scheduled to close May 29.

In addition, SRS Distribution has opened a new location in Castroville, Calif., under the Roofline Supply & Delivery name. The location will service Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties as a satellite to the existing Roofline Supply & Delivery location in San Jose, Calif.

The company also has opened a new location in Hawaii under the Roofline Supply & Delivery name that will service Honolulu.

Both locations will carry a full line of residential and commercial roofing products.

ABC Supply receives award

ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., has received the Gallup Great Workplace Award, which recognizes the best-performing workplaces worldwide. The company is one of only 40 companies in the world to receive the 2015 award and also is one of only three nine-time winners, having received the award every year since its inception.

The award recognizes organizations with associates who are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace.

Companies considered for the honor were evaluated by a panel of workplace experts who compared each company's results to those of other companies throughout the world. Various criteria were evaluated, including response rates, overall engagement levels and evidence of engagement's effect on performance.

Other news

RCI recognizes competition winners

RCI Inc. recognized the winners of its 2015 Document Competition March 8 at its annual awards luncheon during the 30th RCI International Convention and Trade Show in San Antonio.

The annual competition recognizes members' excellence in roofing, waterproofing and exterior wall construction project documentation.

The following individuals received first-place honors:

  • Jeffrey Levine, president, Levine & Co. Inc., Ardmore, Pa., for excellence in the Report Writing category for his entry on the Bradford County Courthouse, Towanda, Pa., as well as in the Large Roofing/Waterproofing/Exterior Wall Project Documents category for construction valued greater than $750,000 for his entry on Cornell University McGraw Hall, Ithaca, N.Y.
  • Rocco Romero, principal, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc., Seattle, for excellence in the Small Roofing/Waterproofing/Exterior Wall Project Documents category for construction valued less than $750,000 for his entry on Lane County Administration, Eugene, Ore.

NRCA news

NRCA announces FEI and EMI graduates

NRCA's Future Executives Institute (FEI) and Executive Management Institute (EMI) have announced their graduates for 2015.

FEI is an educational program held during the course of three years designed to develop the management and leadership skills of future and current roofing company leaders. EMI is a program held during the course of four months that offers seasoned roofing executives a unique educational experience as participants are guided through leadership and strategic planning.

Following are FEI's Class 6 graduates:

Andrew Bade, project manager, Bade Roofing Co. Inc., St. Louis
Kelly Braddy Van Winkle, vice president of contracts, King of Texas Roofing Co. LP, Grand Prairie
Monica Cameron, vice president, Diamond Roofing, Manhattan, Kan.
Dave Collins, senior vice president, Porter Roofing Contractors Inc., McMinnville, Tenn.
Lautaro de la Cruz, general manager, Roofing Solutions LLC, Prairieville, La.
Brandon DeLozier, vice president, Black Roofing Inc., Boulder, Colo.
Ryan Denchfield, project manager, Denchfield Roofing Corp., Silver Springs, Md.
Doug Duncan, president, Nations Roof LLC, Villa Park, Ill.
Van Edwards, CEO, Mid-South Roof Systems, Forest Park, Ga.
Jeffrey Embow, service and sales manager, Grove Roofing Services, Buffalo, N.Y.
Bryson Galloway, vice president and general manager, Barr Roofing Co., Abilene, Texas
Jon Gillen, estimator, Frost Roofing Inc., Wapakoneta, Ohio
Roger Gray, general manager, Ben Hill Roofing, Douglasville, Ga.
Hunter Green, chief estimator, Saratoga Roofing & Construction, Oklahoma City
Christopher Hall, lead estimator and project manager, Heidler Roofing Services, York, Pa.
Brent Loberg, roof runner, Allweather Roof, Golden Valley, Minn.
Adam Purdy, vice president, Edwards Roofing Co. Inc., Pensacola, Fla.
Cameron Radonich, vice president of operations, Los Gatos Roofing, San Jose, Calif.
Michael Ruhmel, vice president, CFE Inc., Apex, N.C.
Matthew Wooliver, vice president and principal, Douglas J. Wooliver & Sons Inc., Lanesborough, Mass.

Following are EMI's Class 2 graduates:

Thomas Cleary, president, Jones & Cleary Roofing & Sheet Metal, Chicago
Manny De Sousa, vice president, risk management, Flynn Canada Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario
Michael DeCrane, vice president, Phinney Industrial Roofing Inc., Columbus, Ohio
Reed Gooding, president, GSM Roofing, Ephrata, Pa.
Gregory Griffiths, vice president, Binghamton Slag Roofing, Binghamton, N.Y.
Wade Hilty, president, Competition Roofing Inc., Houston
Leo Ibarra, project manager, Blue's Roofing Co., Milpitas, Calif.
Bradley Jones, owner, B. R. Jones Roofing Co., Stratham, N.H.
Ryan Little, director of project management, KPOST Company, Dallas
Christian Madsen, president, Madsen Roofing & Waterproofing, Sacramento, Calif.
Josey Parks, CEO, Metal Roofs of Texas, Fort Worth
Jack Scalo, president, Burns & Scalo Roofing Co. Inc., Pittsburgh
Sarah Smithey, office manager, Frost Roofing Inc., Wapakoneta, Ohio
Lisa Sprick, president, Sprick Roofing Co. Inc., Corvallis, Ore.
David Sterling, general manager, Prairies Region, Flynn Canada Ltd., Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bradley Sutter, executive vice president, Sutter Roofing Co. of Florida, Sarasota
Curtis Sutton, executive vice president, Rackley Roofing, Carthage, Tenn.
Paul Tomczuk, vice president/general counsel, R. H. Marcon Inc., State College, Pa.

For more information about FEI and EMI, contact Janice Davis, director of NRCA University, at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7505; fax (847) 299-1183; or email

NRCA offers free webinars

NRCA University will hold webinars July 16 and Aug. 20; the webinars are free for members and $55 for nonmembers.

NRCA University's Webinar: How to be a Better Insurance Buyer will be held July 16. Byron Spencer, CEO of Norman-Spencer International Inc., Lombard, Ill., will explain how to obtain the best possible insurance coverage for your company at the lowest possible costs.

NRCA University's Webinar: How to Communicate More Effectively will be held Aug. 20. Amy Staska, vice president of NRCA University, will present a snapshot of various communication styles and examine why conflicts seem to happen so easily with some people and not with others. For more information about the webinars or to register, go to



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

FRSA's 93rd Annual Convention and the Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo
Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association Inc. (FRSA)
Orlando, Fla.
Contact: FRSA's Customer Service Department
(407) 671-3772, ext. 100


CERTA Train-the-trainer Authorization
O'Hare International Airport area
Contact: NRCA's Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or

For Foremen Only, Level 1
Rosemont, Ill.
Contact: NRCA's Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or


Roofing Issues: From Decks to Dockets
National Roofing Legal Resource Center
Greensboro, Ga.
Contact: Anne Schroeder
(847) 299-9092

Solar Power International
Visit the NRCA Booth
Anaheim, Calif.
Contact: Trayvia Watson
(703) 738-9469

RCAT's 40th Annual Conference & Trade Show
Visit the NRCA Booth
Roofing Contractors Association of Texas (RCAT)
Fort Worth, Texas
Contact: RCAT's Customer Service Department
(817) 535-6664


World Workplace
International Facility Management Association
(281) 974-5678


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