ATAS International announces award winners
ATAS International Inc., Allentown, Pa., has announced the winners of its 2020 Project of the Year awards, which recognize projects in which ATAS International products have been incorporated into a building’s design. An independent panel of judges reviews the submitted projects and selects winners in six categories: commercial roofs, commercial walls, residential roofs, residential walls, accents and interiors.
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The Riverview Branch Library in Riverview, Fla., won first place in the commercial roofs category; the David Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago, Chicago, won first place in the commercial walls category; the Elysian Beach Resort in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, won first place in the residential roofs category; a private residence in East Hampton, N.Y., won first place in the residential walls and interior categories; and the Lot H Parking Garage in Wilmington, Del., won first place in the accents category. A video of the winning projects is available at atas.com/project-of-the-year.
In addition, ATAS International has made available a new education course on Hanley Wood University. “Using Technologically Advanced Metal Building Products in LEED, Net Zero, and Passive Buildings” is approved by The American Institute of Architects and Green Business Certification Inc. Learning objectives include understanding basic design principles behind LEED® and net-zero buildings; examining how to use technologically advanced metal roofing products in sustainable building design; and exploring four case studies where metal building products were used to meet green building standards.
Additionally, ATAS International has added a new manufacturing facility in University Park, Ill. The facility is ATAS International’s fourth manufacturing plant and will result in reduced lead times for customers in the north central region of the U.S.
The Garland Co. named company of the year
|Garland Industries Business Development Strategist Frank Percaciante and Chief Financial Officer Chuck Ripepi accepted The ESOP Association’s Company of the Year Award.|
The Garland Co. Inc., Cleveland, was named Company of the Year for The ESOP Association’s Ohio/Kentucky chapter. The award is given annually to a company that demonstrates clear communication with its employees and a commitment to The ESOP Association’s vision of endorsing employee participation, wealth creation, and individual dignity and worth.
The Garland Co. initiated its employee stock ownership plan in 1985 and became 100% employee-owned in 2004. The company’s stock value has grown an average of 19.2% during the past decade. Its average employee balance ranks in the top five of U.S. ESOP companies that have more than 250 employees.
The Garland Co. promotes employee ownership through numerous initiatives, including quarterly town hall meetings with the president and innovation competitions that encourage employees to drive growth by developing new products and processes.
IKO® facility named business of the year
IKO, Wilmington, Del., has announced its Hillsboro, Texas, asphalt shingle manufacturing facility was named Hillsboro Area Chamber of Commerce’s Regional Business of the Year. The IKO plant was formally recognized by the organization at its annual awards banquet held in May.
Opened in 2018, the 250,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehousing facility supplies shingles to customers in Texas and other parts of the southwestern U.S. IKO was recognized for its commitment to continuous improvement, construction of more new facilities during the past two decades than any other company in its sector and the expansion of production in Hillsboro.
The Hillsboro plant and its employees also were recently recognized by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association as part of the association’s annual Accident Prevention Contest. The facility received an ARMA Perfect Employee Safety Certificate in recognition of earning a perfect safety score for the year and an ARMA Certificate of Safety Improvement, which marks an improvement of 25% or more compared with the previous year.
Boral® to sell North American business
Boral Ltd., Sydney, Australia, has entered into an agreement with a subsidiary of Westlake Chemical Corp., Houston, to sell its North American Building Products business for $2.15 billion.
The transaction is subject to customary conditions precedent and completion adjustments and is expected to be completed during the first half of fiscal year 2022.
OMG® celebrates 40th anniversary
OMG Inc., Agawam, Mass., is celebrating its 40th anniversary during 2021.
Established in 1981 under the name Olympic Fasteners Inc., the company originally distributed fasteners for commercial roofing applications. In the mid-1980s, the company began manufacturing and marketing its own line of construction fasteners at its plant in Agawam. The company now has nearly 600 employees globally and more than 400 in western Massachusetts, making it one of the area’s largest employers.
The company plans to celebrate throughout the year in various ways to thank employees and customers for its continued success. Additional information is available at omginc.com.
TAMKO® Building Products celebrates longtime employees
TAMKO Building Products LLC, Joplin, Mo., celebrated the 45th anniversary of its Knoxville, Tenn., plant July 15, as well as the retirements of two longtime employees, Arnold “Scott” Newby and Steve Russell.
Newby spent 33 years as general manager of the Knoxville facility before he was named Knoxville adviser just before his retirement. To recognize his leadership and career achievements, TAMKO Building Products named one of the Knoxville production lines “Arnold.”
Russell was one of the first employees to work at the Knoxville plant. His positions included various engineering roles and several promotions before being named senior director of integrated products, a senior leadership position for multiple TAMKO Building Products manufacturing locations. Upon his retirement, Russell had more than 44 years of dedicated service.
In addition, TAMKO Building Products has added three new vendor offerings for all certified and noncertified members of The TAMKO Edge™ contractor loyalty program. RoofSnap is a digital tool for measuring and estimating roof jobs; Brighter Vision is a contractor-specific website builder featuring design, logos, content, SEO, web hosting and website maintenance; and Market Hardware is a digital marketing company that offers specialized solutions through a range of services, including custom website building, digital advertising and social media marketing. Additional information is available at tamko.com/edge.
Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance pioneers program
Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance, Beachwood, Ohio, has been named a BioPreferred Program Pioneer by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for being among the first 500 companies to participate in the BioPreferred Certification Program. Five Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance products carry the USDA’s BioPreferred label, and a sixth product is undergoing the certification process and should be certified this year.
The BioPreferred Certification Program promotes the use of products derived from plants and other agricultural, marine and forestry materials. The program currently includes more than 3,000 companies and more than 16,000 qualified products.
“Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance is deeply honored to be a BioPreferred Program Pioneer,” says Mike Kintop, director of product management for Tremco Roofing and Maintenance. “It reflects who we are as a company, with our decades-long history of developing sustainable products that are safer and less disruptive to install and use more bio-based content, and promoting sustainable construction practices such as roof restoration and long-term roof maintenance.”
CertainTeed team sets record for no lost time
|CertainTeed’s Little Rock, Ark., team celebrated 20 years without a lost-time incident.|
Saint-Gobain North America, Malvern, Pa., has announced its CertainTeed roofing team in Little Rock, Ark., achieved 20 years without a lost-time incident.
The Little Rock team proudly commemorated its success, which is a new companywide record. The team credits its success to having good people who look out for themselves and each other every day.
Kelly Roofing partners with Reliant Roofing
Kelly Roofing, Naples, Fla., has announced it formed a strategic and financial partnership with Reliant Roofing, Jacksonville, Fla. Kelly Roofing is a family-owned company that serves customers in southern Florida. Reliant Roofing is a specialized residential and commercial roofing contractor that also installs photovoltaic systems and hurricane shutter protection.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with the talented team at Reliant Roofing,” says Ken Kelly, president of Kelly Roofing. “The combination of our businesses will expand our presence across the state of Florida and help us in our goal of creating the premier residential roofing company in our area. We welcome Reliant Roofing and their clients to the Kelly Roofing family.”
RT3 elects new board members
Roofing Technology Think Tank, York, Pa., has elected Andy Centauro, head of marketing and chief operating officer of Elmer W. Davis Inc., Rochester, N.Y., and John Kenney, chief operating officer of Cotney Attorneys & Consultants, Tampa, Fla., to its board of directors.
RT3 meets six times per year to learn about and discuss new and emerging technologies in the roofing industry.
IBHS updates hail impact ratings
The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety has released the first scheduled update of its Roof Shingle Hail Impact Ratings.
The performance ratings are based on the organization’s hail science research and peer-reviewed IBHS hail impact test protocol for asphalt shingles that mimics how up to 2-inch hail attacks a roof to better identify impact-resistant products. Additional information is available at ibhs.org/hail/shingle-performance-ratings.
Cotney Consulting featured on Forbes list
Cotney Attorneys & Consultants, Tampa, Fla., has announced Cotney Consulting was a featured American small business on the Forbes Next 1000 list.
Cotney Consulting was formed in 2020 by Trent Cotney, CEO of Cotney Attorneys & Consultants, and John Kenney, chief operating officer of Cotney Attorneys & Consultants, to develop cost estimates, budgets and bids for construction projects and offer risk mitigation services. The company currently is developing augmented and virtual reality training videos for construction crews.
The Forbes Next 1000 list features entrepreneurs who are redefining the American dream. Small businesses are featured that showcase sole proprietors, self-funded shops and pre-revenue startups that all started with less than $10 million in revenue or funding. Nominated businesses get reviewed by top business minds and fellow successful entrepreneurs.
“Trent and I wanted to branch out and become a firm that is able to provide the construction industry with not only legal, but business and training services,” Kenney says. “It is exciting to be listed on the Forbes Next 1000 list after all the hard work that was put into starting Cotney Consulting. We look forward to offering cutting-edge industry training for the construction industry.”
International Leak Detection celebrates 20th anniversary
International Leak Detection, Schaumburg, Ill., is celebrating its 20th anniversary in North America. The company offers clients leak detection technology and smart roof monitoring to manage risk and identify roofing and waterproofing issues.
In the late 1990s, International Leak Detection adapted EFVM® technology from Germany for the North American market. The company continues to use leading edge technology to stand out and provide peace of mind, performance and protection for building owners.
“We are excited to mark this important milestone in our history that gives us an opportunity to celebrate our professional teams around the world, the advancement of our innovative technology, and the projects and clients we’ve been honored to work with,” says Chris Eichhorn, president and CEO of International Leak Detection. “For twenty years, our teams have delivered excellence in roofing and waterproofing integrity testing and intelligent monitoring systems. We’re looking forward to the next twenty years!”
Up the ladder
Cotney Attorneys & Consultants has named Keven Yarbrough safety consultant.
Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. has named Jeremy Grunewald product category manager—liquid-applied systems and Martin Mejia regional director for the West.
OMG® Roofing Products has named Pat Cherry adhesive specialist, Christina Gonzalez product manager and Patrick Hanley key account manager.
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NRCA new members
A Call Away Roofing LLC, Moncure, N.C.
AJF Roofing, Miami
Alden Roofing, Richardson, Texas
Alden Roofing & Renovations LP, Lake Mary, Fla.
Aspenmark Roofing and Solar, Dallas
Asterisk Roofing & Construction LLC, Keller, Texas
Bain Associates Inc., Beaverton, Ore.
Baker Electric Home Energy, Escondido, Calif.
Bethel Specifications Consulting, New Braunfels, Texas
Boling Roofs, Kyle, Texas
Bureau of Overseas Building Operations, Arlington, Va.
C.B. Goldsmith & Associates Inc., Clearwater, Fla.
Cano Roofing, Chihuahua, Mexico
Clear Cut Xteriors, Oakdale, Minn.
Color New Co., Woodland Hills, Calif.
DAGGA Enterprises LLC, Albuquerque, N.M.
Dominium, Plymouth, Minn.
Duratec Roofing Solutions, Hillsboro, Ga.
Eagle Roofing, Lafayette, La.
Efi Global, Addison, Ill.
Elbert Construction, Bloomington, Ind.
Elbert Construction, Indianapolis
Elbert Construction, Noblesville, Ind.
H & R Roofing, Framingham, Mass.
HD Roofing & Construction LLC, Longwood, Fla.
HTC Roofing LLC, Milford, Ohio
Innovative Engineering Inc., Woodstock, Ga.
JBA—Roofing & Solar Consulting LLC, Larkspur, Colo.
JDS Exterior Inc., Addison, Ill.
John Griffin Roofing Contractor, Carlsbad, Calif.
KG Engineering, Deer Park, Texas
M&R Roofing and Construction Co. LLC, Weatherford, Texas
Mid America Exterior, Aurora, Ill.
Morrison Hershfield, Austin, Texas
Neighborhood Restoration Co., Elmhurst, Ill.
Oasis Construction Group Inc., Seattle
Offshore Construction, Manchester, Conn.
Peak Exteriors, Lexington, S.C.
Pinnacle Roofing RI, North Kingstown, R.I.
PK Contractors Inc., Fort Atkinson, Wis.
Plusworld Roofing, Lekki, Lagos State, Nigeria
R&R Roof Solutions, Meridian, Idaho
R3 Construction, Davenport, Iowa
Restoration Builders of Colorado, Northglenn
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Shamrock Roofing & Construction, Lenexa, Kan.
Sunbelt Waterproofing & Restoration, Dallas
Torres Construction Services LLC, Ruckersville, Va.
Total Roofing of ATL, Marietta, Ga.
Trejo Roofing and Construction, Fort Worth, Texas
United Shields Products, Tamuning, Guam
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Rock Island District, Rock Island, Ill.
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Western Building Supply, Wheatland, Wyo.