Manufacturer news

DuPont® Safety & Construction wins award

DuPont Safety & Construction, Wilmington, Del., has received a Partners of Choice Award from David Weekley Homes, a Houston-based homebuilder, for a seventh year. Out of about 200 participating companies, DuPont Tyvek™ was one of 18 to receive an A rating in quality and service.

The awards are based on David Weekley Homes' supplier feedback platform that includes its National Trading Partners Survey, a quarterly review of about 200 suppliers. A rigorous assessment based on a builder's unique supplier rating system is conducted by about 1,000 David Weekley Homes team members from every level in the organization. David Weekley Homes rates trading partners for quality and service and responds to specific questions about the challenges and preferences of managing business-to-business relationships.

"The supplier feedback platform recognizes those companies that demonstrate, through the management of thousands of transactions over the year, that they are world class in delivering quality and service to our company," says Bill Justus, David Weekley Homes' vice president of supply chain services.

ATAS International celebrates employee grads

ATAS International Inc., Allentown, Pa., has announced Eric Bus, operations manager for ATAS International, and Allison Guzley, human resources manager for ATAS International, graduated from the Manufacturers Resource Center's Manufacturing Leadership Institute (MLI) certificate program in June. The graduating class included more than 20 local manufacturing professionals.

The certificate program educates industry professionals about strategic leadership to strengthen their companies' competitiveness, drive growth and create sustainable business models, according to Jack E. Pfunder, president and CEO of the Manufacturers Resource Center.

"Over the course of five months, the curriculum consists of 11 intense days of 12 program topics on growth and innovation led by eight industry experts with real world experience and exceptional teaching skills," he explains.

"MLI is the equivalent to a general economics class but with an intense manufacturing and leadership focus," Guzley says. "It is beneficial for all levels of management in the manufacturing sector because you can apply what it teaches you to your own personal development and the development of your employees, no matter what their skill levels are."

The Garland Co. named a top workplace

The Garland Co., Cleveland, has been named a 2018 Top Workplace by Ohio newspaper The Plain Dealer for the seventh consecutive year. Garland placed 6th in the Small Companies category—an improvement from 27th place in 2017.

This is the ninth year the newspaper has ranked more than 100 companies in northeastern Ohio based on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Energage, an employee research and consulting firm. The results are based on employee feedback regarding several aspects of their companies' workplace cultures, including employee engagement, leadership and effectiveness.

OMG® Roofing Products announces promo winners

OMG Roofing Products, Agawam, Mass., has announced the three winners of its OMG Roofing Products Hoops Madness College Basketball Tournament promotion.

Ryan Kuxhausen, project manager for NRCA member Tecta America Corp., Rosemont, Ill., took first place with a total of 348 points and received $1,000; Andy Reda, sales manager for Ryan Building Products, Westwood, Mass., took second place with a total of 339 points and received $750; and Michael Collier, salesman for Bloxsom Roofing & Siding, Traverse City, Mich., took third place with 322 points and received $500.

More than 650 participants joined the tournament to earn points by picking winning teams throughout the 63-game NCAA tournament. Players could earn bonus points by answering questions about new products from OMG Roofing Products. The competition was open to OMG Roofing Products' commercial roofing customers, including contractors, distributors, roof consultants, specifiers, sales representatives, manufacturers and building owners.

Participant sign-up for OMG Roofing Products' next program, OMG Pick Six, began in August. OMG Roofing Products will offer weekly prizes and a full season prize during the program, which continues for the 17-week NFL regular season. Additional information about OMG Pick Six is available by clicking here.

Distributor news

ABC Supply opens new branch

ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., has opened a new branch in Milton, Del. ABC Supply now has two locations in the state. The Milton location will offer low- and steep-slope roofing products, siding, windows, roofing insulation, and other exterior building products and tools to customers in eastern Delaware.

In addition, ABC Supply has acquired the assets of Alliance Wholesale Supply, a Johnstown, Pa.-based distributor of roofing and exterior building products. The Johnstown location will continue to serve local customers.

The industry online

The Metal Roofing Alliance has made available an online course for solar rooftop installation. The course defines key solar terms, outlines installation considerations, describes compatible roofing material types and offers design resources. The course can be accessed by clicking here.

Up the ladder

ABC Supply Co. Inc. has named 27 new managing partners. A list of the managing partners is available by clicking here.

OMG® Roofing Products has named Kevin Bramlett director of the metal accessories business unit and Adam Cincotta director of the adhesives/solar business unit.

Other news

ARMA announces award recipients

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) announced the winners of its 2017 Accident Prevention Contest in June. The organization recognized 13 asphalt roofing manufacturers and 107 asphalt roofing manufacturing facilities for outstanding safety records during 2017.

CertainTeed Corp., Ennis, Texas; GAF, Dallas; GAF, Stockton, Calif.; and Owens Corning, Irving, Texas, were presented with President's Awards, the highest honor a facility can receive. A complete list of award recipients is available by clicking here.

SPFA announces board of directors

The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) has announced its 2018-20 board of directors.

Tiffiny Flaim, president of BIOFOAM Inc., Chicago, is president; Bryan Heldreth, president of RPC Industries Inc., Hampton, Va., is vice president; Richard Spiess, president of Innovative Insulation Solutions Ltd., Elk Grove Village, Ill., is treasurer; and John Achille, vice president of Coastal Insulation, East Windsor, N.J., is past president.

The Alliance calls for entries

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress is seeking nominations for its 2019 Gold Circle Awards program, which recognizes NRCA or Alliance members for their significant contributions to the roofing industry. Gold Circle Awards categories include outstanding workmanship—low-slope; outstanding workmanship—steep-slope; innovative solutions—new construction; innovative solutions—reroofing; and safety preparedness and performance. Unique roofing-related projects, programs and services completed between June 1, 2016, and May 31, 2018, are eligible for the competition. The deadline for entries is Oct. 12. Winners will be honored during the NRCA Industry Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception Feb. 12, 2019, at NRCA's 132nd Annual Convention in Nashville, Tenn.

The Alliance also is accepting entries for its Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards Program. MVP Awards formally recognize outstanding roofing workers who achieve work-related and personal goals to which others aspire. Workers employed by an NRCA member or nonmember roofing contracting, distributor or supplier firm are eligible. From roofing contracting firms, any roofing field worker, foreman or superintendent can be nominated, and from distributor and supplier firms, any warehouse employee, warehouse foreman, driver or equipment operator can be nominated. Nominations are based on significant contributions in two categories: outstanding on-the-job performance/workmanship and outstanding performance/other noteworthy contributions outside the workplace. Each category is judged separately, and individuals can be nominated for one or both categories. The deadline for entries is Nov. 16.

MVP Award winners will receive two complimentary coach airfare tickets and two nights' hotel accommodations during NRCA's 132nd Annual Convention Feb. 9-13, 2019. Each winner also will receive one complimentary conference registration and exhibit hall pass to the 2019 International Roofing Expo,® two complimentary tickets to the NRCA Industry Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception and a $100 American Express gift card. Winners will be formally recognized during the NRCA Industry Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception and in Professional Roofing magazine, NRCA's For Members Only newsletter, The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress Update and on the Alliance's website, Additionally, one MVP Award winner will be chosen as Professional Roofing's Best of the Best. Co-sponsored by Professional Roofing and OMG® Roofing Products Inc., Agawam, Mass., the recognition will include a special prize and feature article in Professional Roofing magazine. Winners also will be the focus of press releases sent to local and national media and industry trade press.

For more information and to obtain entry forms, click here or contact Bennett Judson, the Alliance's executive director, at (847) 323-9545, ext. 7513 or

Contractor news

Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal receives award

Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal, Tualatin, Ore., has received Carlisle SynTec Systems' 2018 Excellence in Single-Ply (ESP) award.

Created 21 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 previously received the award in 2016.

"Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal has installed and warranted 4,159,761 square feet of Carlisle's single-ply roof systems over the years and has completed 93 'Perfect 10' installations as judged by Carlisle's final inspection process," Nick Shears, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Carlisle SynTec Systems, said in a letter to Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal. "It is obvious your company is committed to installing Carlisle's roof systems with the utmost care."



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3D Roofing, Lakewood, Colo.
Accurate Roof Management LLC, Hartford, Wis.
Aderhold Roofing, Tampa, Fla.
All Season Insulation Inc., Colton, Calif.
All-State Construction and Restoration LLC, Orlando, Fla.
American Unlimited Roofing LLC, Rockford, Ill.
Armando's Roofing Inc., San Fernando, Calif.
Atlas Home Solutions LLC, Bridgeton, Mo.
Bertoglio Home Improvement, East Meadow, N.Y.
Blue Trooper Roofing Solutions, Houston
BOVA Engineering PLLC, Schenectady, N.Y.
Bri-Den Roofing, a Tecta America Company, Berea, Ky.
ButlerMatrix LLC, Orlando, Fla.
Claremont Property Co., Roofing Division, Bellaire, Texas
ConstructoMax Corp., Tampa, Fla.
Cooper Roofing & Solar LLC, Las Vegas
Core Exteriors, Rogers, Minn.
CRF Roofing Co. LLC, Sherman, Texas
Davis Roofing Group, Galt, Calif.
Devren Evans, Arlington, Texas
Elevate Roofing & Construction LLC, Dallas
Elite Sheet Metal Works Inc., Beltsville, Md.
Enterprise Contracting Inc., St. Ann, Mo.
Epic Roofing & Construction LLC, Tulsa, Okla.
Followup CRM, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Gibb Construction Inc., Garland, Texas
Hill Top Roofing Inc., Smyrna, Ga.
Ideal Roofing LLC, Houston
Industrias Farlic S.A. de C.V., Chihuahua, Chih., Mexico
Jessco Services, d.b.a. Austin All Roof, Sandy, Texas
John Miceli Roofing & Construction Inc., Warwick, R.I.
JSI Roofing, Spring, Texas
Kanga Roof Austin, Round Rock, Texas
Kelly Engineered Systems, Waterbury, Conn.
Lakeside R and R LLC, Mooresville, N.C.
MaintenX, Tampa, Fla.
MasterCraft Roofing Siding Windows, Hingham, Mass.
Miami Curtain Wall Consultants Corp., Miami
Morrison Hershfield, Houston
O'Neal Roofing, Midlothian, Texas
Olympic Exteriors LLC, Frisco, Texas
Radar Contractors, Savannah, Texas
ReRoof USA, Villa Rica, Ga.
RFP Group, Doylestown, Pa.
Richard L. Worley AIA Architect, Mills River, N.C.
Roy Thomas Roofing & Restoration Inc., Nashville, Tenn.
Sanders and Sanders, Clinton, Miss.
Serpa Home Improvement Inc., Abington, Mass.
Shinn Roofing, San Antonio
Sky Ridge Exteriors, Denver
SSC Service Solutions, College Station, Texas
Storm General Builders Inc., National City, Calif.
Strobel Architects, Longview, Wash.
Strong Oaks Construction, Fort Worth, Texas
Sukot Roofing SAS, Bogota, Colombia
Tamara Cicchetti Charter, Las Vegas
The Vertex Cos., Atlanta
TopFlight Exteriors, Champlin, Minn.
Utomodeck Metal Works, Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia
Vanni and Associates Inc., Riverside, Calif.
VDC Engineering Ltd., Sham Tsing, Hong Kong
Weavers Roofing and Construction LLC, Kokomo, Ind.
Yarbrough Roofing Co., Rhome, Texas
zumBrunnen Inc., Atlanta


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