Manufacturer news

CertainTeed releases metal products in Canada

CertainTeed Corp., Malvern, Pa., has announced its Matterhorn® metal roofing products now are available in Canada.

Matterhorn metal roofing products replicate the look of wood shake, quarried slate and clay tiles and reportedly are lightweight, recyclable and energy-efficient. Matterhorn products also are Class 4 impact-resistant and Class A fire-resistant with a 130-mph wind rating said to be suitable for Canada’s harsh winters.

Matterhorn metal roofing products are listed on the Canadian Construction Materials Centre registry of construction product evaluations. Additional product information is available at

Garland Industries acquires Merchant & Evans

Garland Industries Inc., Cleveland, has acquired Merchant & Evans Inc., a Burlington, N.J.-based metal roof systems manufacturer.

Merchant & Evans has a diverse line of products, including metal roof systems, perimeter edge metal and accessories. The acquisition enhances Garland Industries’ product offerings and manufacturing capabilities while also promoting collaboration on future product development.

“This merger will not only allow us to better serve our customers by providing them with a wider array of product and service options, but it will also allow us to combine our expertise and resources to continue developing innovative and market-changing technology,” says Joe Orlando, vice president of Garland Industries.

ATAS International receives award

Gail Nagie, president of the Construction Specifications Institute’s Middle Atlantic Region, presents the award to Dick Bus, president of ATAS International.

ATAS International Inc., Allentown, Pa., received an Organizational Certificate of Merit from the Construction Specifications Institute’s Middle Atlantic Region during the organization’s annual conference in Center Valley, Pa., in May.

The Organizational Certificate of Merit is the highest award the Construction Specifications Institute can bestow on a company or association. The award recognizes an organization that has provided exceptional accomplishments that bring the Construction Specifications Institute to the forefront of the construction industry; promoted education, certification or the development of technology that benefits the industry; or worked with a local or regional chapter or the institute itself to assist with operations.

ATAS International was recognized for its ongoing support of the Construction Specifications Institute and commitment to the institute’s mission; support for the architecture, engineering and construction industry; and consistent corporate responsibility. ATAS International was one of the first companies to become a Construction Specifications Institute Corporate Partner at the platinum level in 2010.

Atlas® Roofing announces division name change

Atlas Roofing Corp., Atlanta, has changed the name of its expanded polystyrene division to Atlas Molded Products.

The name change reflects Atlas Roofing’s acquisition of ACH Foam Technologies in August 2018; Atlas Molded Products now is the largest manufacturer of molded polystyrene in North America. The new name is effective immediately and will be implemented across Atlas Roofing’s products and services this year.

Other news

Roofing Alliance announces board of trustees

The Roofing Alliance has announced the members of its 2019-20 board of trustees.

Josh Kelly, vice president of product development and innovation for OMG® Roofing Products, Agawam, Mass., will serve as president; Kyle Thomas, co-owner of Thomas Roofing Co. Inc., Mobile, Ala., will serve as vice president; and Jason Dark, national sales manager for Duro-Last® Inc., Saginaw, Mich., will serve as secretary-treasurer. A complete list of the board of trustees is available at

In addition, the Roofing Alliance welcomes Klein Contracting, Doraville, Ga., at the Governor level. The Roofing Alliance now has 169 members representing leaders from the contracting, manufacturing, distributing and service provider communities.

Roofing Technology Think Tank names board of directors

Roofing Technology Think Tank named leaders to its board of directors June 4.

Anna Anderson, CEO of Art Unlimited, Angora, Minn., and Tom Whitaker, CEO of Harness Software, Toronto, will serve three-year terms on the board. Heidi J. Ellsworth, owner of HJE Consulting Group, Camp Sherman, Ore., and Karen Inman, chief operating officer for Antis Roofing & Waterproofing Inc., Irvine, Calif., will continue as board members with two years of service remaining. Steve Little, president of K-Post Roofing and Waterproofing, Dallas, and Ken Kelly, president of Kelly Roofing, Naples, Fla., will continue as board members with one year of service remaining.

The board will support the RT3 mission statement and work to accomplish its objectives to support and advance the adoption of technology within the roofing industry.

Distributor news

ABC Supply presents Ken Hendricks awards

ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., presented Ken Hendricks Awards to Matt Briggs, manager of ABC Supply’s Rocky Mountain district, and Chris Schrage, managing partner of ABC Supply’s West Allis, Wis., branch during its Founders’ Celebration picnic June 20.

The award is presented annually to associates who exemplify commitment to ABC Supply’s seven core values in honor of the company’s co-founder. Briggs has been in the industry for 43 years and was recognized for his mentorship of younger associates, thoughtful feedback and upbeat personality. Schrage has worked for ABC Supply for 35 years and was recognized for his leadership and long-term support of charitable organizations, including Habitat for Humanity® and the Milwaukee Hunger Task Force.

“These two deserving award recipients truly symbolize what ABC Supply was built upon, proven by their accomplishments throughout the years,” says Diane Hendricks, co-founder and chairman of ABC Supply. “They are dedicated to preserving ABC Supply’s core values and exemplify passion for their associates, customers and the communities in which they serve.”

Contractor news

Horch Roofing announces scholarship recipients

Ashley Curtis with Horch Roofing President Peter Horch
Justin Secotte and Peter Horch

Horch Roofing, Warren, Maine, has announced the recipients of four scholarships totaling $3,500.

Horch Roofing awarded two direct scholarships through the company’s Trade School Scholarship Program. Matthew Scott of Mount Vernon, Maine, received a $1,000 scholarship to study precision machining at Central Maine Community College, Auburn, and Justin Secotte, Lincolnville, Maine, received a $1,000 scholarship to study mechanical and electrical engineering at the University of Maine at Orono. The two students also received monogrammed Carhartt jackets featuring the Horch Roofing logo.

Horch Roofing also awarded two scholarships through the Mid-Coast School of Technology in Rockland, Maine. Ashley Curtis, Hope, Maine, received a $1,000 scholarship to study automotive collision repair at Northern Maine Community College, Presque Isle, and Alexis Cutliffe, Rockport, Maine, received a $500 scholarship to study nursing at Simmons University, Boston.

“We believe it is important to encourage young men and women to study and seize opportunities for great careers within the trades,” says Peter Horch, president and owner of Horch Roofing. “There are thousands of trade jobs that go unfilled because there are not enough skilled laborers, and those with a trades education can get into great careers with earning opportunities very quickly.”

Horch Roofing currently is accepting applications for scholarships to be awarded in 2020. Students can apply through May 1, 2020, at

Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal receives award

Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal, Tualatin, Ore., has received Carlisle SynTec Systems’ 2019 Excellence in Single-Ply award.

Created 22 years ago, the annual award is based on a company’s volume and quality of Carlisle SynTec Systems single-ply roof system installations. Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal is the only Oregon contractor to receive the award this year; the company previously received the award in 2016 and 2018.



NRLRC’s 40th Annual Seminar

National Roofing Legal Resource Center
New York
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CERTA Train-the-trainer Authorization

Elgin, Ill.
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Metal Construction Association Pittsburgh
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NRCA's Qualified Trainer Conference

Hayword, Calif.
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NRCA's Qualified Trainer Conference

Charlotte, N.C.
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NRCA's Fall Committee Meetings

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NRCA new members

Able Roofing Co. LLC, McDonough, Ga.
Artisan Building & Remodeling LLC, Middletown, Conn.
ASAC Consultants, Mableton, Ga.
Big Creek Roofing & Restoration, Denver
Brothers Roofing, Plano, Texas
Certified Roofing and Construction LLC, Dallas
Certified Roofing Solutions LLC, Ocala, Fla.
Cornelius Consulting PLLC, Wilmington, N.C.
Crespo Roofing Inc., Bakersfield, Calif.
Ehlers Design Architects, Rochester, N.Y.
Fox Design Group, Twinsburg, Ohio
Generations Roofing LLC, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.
Green Convergence, Valencia, Calif.
Greentek Property Solutions, Tampa, Fla.
Haley’s Roofing and Construction LLC, Newport News, Va.
Heroic Construction LLC, Delray Beach, Fla.
Hosler Roofing LLC, Sparland, Ill.
J.S. Held, Canton, Ga.
Kraft Commercial, Fort Worth, Texas
Longhorn Public Adjusters, Bedford, Texas
Lyndsey Roofing LLC, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Mountain Valley Roofing LLC, Yerington, Nev.
OM Roofing Inc., Cerritos, Calif.
Precision Roofing & Design Inc., Longmont, Colo.
Premium All Tech Services LLC, Houston
Prosser & Associates, Paris, Tenn.
REI Engineers Inc., Raleigh, N.C.
Resilient Roofing, San Diego
Retail Design Partners Ltd., New York
Revere Roofing Co. Inc., Mount Vernon, Ohio
Taffy Brothers Construction, North Bergen, N.J.
Total Environment Building Systems, Bangalore, India
WeatherGuidance LLC, Kyle, Texas
Xpress Exterior Design LLC, Parkville, Md.


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