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Carolina officers begin terms

The new officers for the Associate Group board of directors of the Carolinas Roofing & Sheet Metal Contractors Association (CRSMCA) Inc. began their 2006-07 terms at CRSMCA's 63rd Annual Meeting June 22-24. Following are the new officers: president—Scott Carpenter, district manager—southeast for NRCA member SFS intec Inc., Wyomissing, Pa.; first vice president—Dale Strickland, salesperson for NRCA member RMAX Inc., Dallas; second vice president—Hank Bonney, commercial salesperson for NRCA member Bradco Supply Corp., Avenel, N.J.; and secretary/treasurer—Farley Smith, salesperson for Atlantic Roofing Distributors—Charleston, Charleston, S.C.

In addition, CRSMCA awarded Rodney M. Piper Jr., president of NRCA member J.A. Piper Roofing Co. Inc., Greenville, S.C., the Gordon M. Waters Distinguished Service Award. The award honors Piper's service to CRSMCA and the roofing industry, including his role as president of CRSMCA's Contractor Executive Board in 1996.

Washington association president passes away

H. Glenn Martin, president of the Washington Area Roofing Contractors Association and estimator for J.E. Wood & Sons, Upper Marlboro, Md., died June 29 from a fall from a roof. Martin was 47.

Martin is survived by his wife, Stephanie; daughter, Sara; parents, Phyllis and Harold; sister, Laureen Roberts; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Stephen and Sharon Wood; mother-in-law, Jacqueline Wood; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Stanley and Thelma Wood; and niece, Rachel Roberts.

Manufacturer news

OMG receives awards

OMG Inc., Agawam, Mass., received three awards from the Safety Council of Western New England, a chapter of the National Safety Council, during the 89th Annual Safety Council of Western New England Awards Banquet. The awards included the Occupational Safety Award of Honor, Commercial Vehicle Safety Award of Honor and Massachusetts Statewide Occupational Safety Group Award—small size company.

"Safety clearly is our No. 1 priority, and we truly are committed to providing an environment where our employees can contribute and excel," says Matt Fuller, environmental health and safety manager for OMG.

Firestone donates to foundation

Indianapolis-based Firestone Building Products Co. and Wilmington, Mass.-based Admiral Building Products Inc., a regional sales representative for Firestone Building Products, jointly donated $10,000 to the North/East Roofing Educational Foundation (NEREF) Inc. NEREF provides financial assistance for employees or immediate family of employees of NEREF member organizations seeking post-secondary educations.

In 2003, Firestone Building Products and Admiral Building Products pledged a joint contribution of $50,000 to NEREF during a five-year period. The most recent contribution is the fourth $10,000 contribution, bringing the total to $40,000.

"Through the generous support of Firestone Building Products and Admiral Building Products, NEREF is able to provide nine exceptional students the opportunity to pursue post-secondary education," says NEREF Chairman Skip Gentile Jr.

Elk announces photo contest

Elk Premium Building Products Inc., Dallas, has announced its Elk Hybrid XP "Most Impressive Hybrid Roof" Photo Contest. Roofing contractors and remodelers in the U.S. or Canada that use Elk Prestique® Grandé® High Definition® or Domain® Winslow® shingles are invited to submit photos of their work to Elk's promotional Web site,

One grand-prize winner will be awarded a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado™ Hybrid truck and seven semi-finalists will receive TAG Heuer wristwatches. The contest ends Oct. 31.

Up the ladder

INSPEC Inc. has appointed Cliff Buhman, P.E., project manager.

Other news

ANSI/SPRI standard is updated and revised

"Standard Field Test Procedure For Determining The Withdrawal Resistance Of Roofing Fasteners, ANSI/SPRI FX-1-2001" has been revised and updated in accordance with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) requirements, which call for reviewing standards every five years. ANSI/SPRI FX-1-2006 now is available.

The standard, developed by SPRI and first published in 1996, also was revised in 2001. SPRI standards can be downloaded for free from SPRI's Web site,

ERA announces research project

The EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) has announced a recycling research project to be conducted jointly by Indianapolis-based Firestone Building Products Co. and Carlisle, Pa.-based Carlisle SynTec Inc. The project will provide data about the practicality of recycling EPDM material, either on its own or in combination with other materials, as well as the estimated costs of the recycling process and potential uses for recycled EPDM material.

"This project reflects the commitment of everyone in the EPDM roofing industry to environmental responsibility," says Jim Hoff, vice president of technology and development for Firestone Building Products.

Results from the research project, which is estimated to be finished by the end of this year, will be available on ERA's Web site,


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