Manufacturer news

The Garland Co. raises $56,000 for charity

The Garland Co. employees volunteered at The Hollow.

The Garland Co. Inc., Cleveland, raised $56,000 to support Santa’s Hide-A-Way Hollow, an organization that brings Christmas celebrations to seriously and terminally ill children and their families year-round.

Now in its 10th year, The Garland Co.’s Spirit Week is an annual charity event during which the company’s corporate employees and sales representatives in the U.S., Canada and U.K. raise money for worthy causes through various fundraising activities.

Santa’s Hide-A-Way Hollow was founded in 1981 to “bring the magic of Christmas” to a family’s home or hospital and welcomes friends and family members to The Hollow, a 93-acre private park in Middlefield, Ohio. The volunteer-driven organization creates personalized celebrations that help families create positive memories any time of year.

Along with monetary contributions, many of The Garland Co.’s employees spent time volunteering at The Hollow, which has elves, reindeer, a toy shop and a bakery. It is designed to mimic the North Pole and create an escape for sick children and their families.

“I am reminded every year during Spirit Week how truly incredible The Garland Co.’s employees are,” says Scott Craft, vice president and general manager of The Garland Co. “Even after doing this for 10 years, our employees are still just as enthusiastic and giving as they were the first year.”

Owens Corning University offers virtual training

Owens Corning, Toledo, Ohio, has announced Owens Corning University recently expanded its Learning Management System for Owens Corning Roofing Contractor Network members.

Owens Corning University is an online education platform designed to complement Owens Corning’s in-field courses. The Learning Management System features 15-minute learning modules a contractor can access anywhere, learning at his or her own pace and retrieving information about Owens Corning products and services on the go.

Additional Owens Corning University resources available to Owens Corning Roofing Contractor Network members include roofing fundamentals, business service offerings and access to Owens Corning’s video library.

Atlas® Roofing supports breast cancer awareness

Atlas Roofing Corp., Atlanta, has announced its Summit® 60 lightweight synthetic roof underlayment is going pink to support breast cancer awareness.

For every sale of a Summit 60 limited-edition roll embellished with pink branding and pink ribbons, Atlas Roofing will donate $2 to the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation. Made from a woven polymeric scrim, Summit 60 is designed to protect a roof system from water intrusion, ultraviolet rays and mold growth. The underlayment reportedly also reduces slippage between the underlayment and sheathing and improves walkability during installation.

“The goal of our pink campaign is to provide much-needed funding for critical research and public education,” says Kirk Villar, vice president of sales and marketing for Atlas Roofing. “We are honored to join forces with the community to take a stand against breast cancer.”

The rolls are available through Atlas Roofing distributors until Oct. 15.

OMG® Roofing Products hosts Pick Six game

OMG Roofing Products, Agawam, Mass., has kicked off its OMG Pick Six promotional game, which is tied to the National Football League season.

To play, participants earn and accumulate points by correctly picking the winners of six games each week during the regular NFL season. Players also can earn weekly bonus points by answering questions about company products. There is no cost to play; participants compete for $175 in weekly prizes and the top season prize of $3,000.

The NFL’s regular season began Sept. 5, but participants can join the game at any time during the season. To sign up for OMG Pick Six, visit

Distributor news

ABC Supply opens branches

ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., has opened two branches in Auburn, N.Y., and La Mirada, Calif.

The Auburn branch is ABC Supply’s 22nd location in New York, and the La Mirada branch is the company’s 45th location in California. Both branches offer steep- and low-slope roofing materials, accessories and other exterior building products to local contractors.

Other news

Cotney Construction Law launches lobbying arm

NRCA member Cotney Construction Law, Tampa, Fla., has launched Cotney Construction Lobbying, a lobbying arm to promote the construction industry’s agenda.

Led by Cotney Construction Law CEO Trent Cotney, Cotney Construction Lobbying will employ professionals with backgrounds in law, business, politics and construction who will provide comprehensive lobbying and government advocacy services for construction firms, associations, contractors, manufacturers and suppliers. The organization also will help contractors develop effective bid packages to secure government projects.

“We believe in helping contractors succeed,” Cotney says. “That means being able to provide the services they need for their companies and as a collective. We have been actively involved in testifying regarding Occupational Safety and Health Administration, licensing and regulatory issues while also helping to develop effective bid packages for government projects. It made sense that we would create a company that could support associations, contractors and the greater construction industry in helping contractors succeed.”

Additional information about Cotney Construction Lobbying is available at

The industry online

Mule-Hide Products Co. has created a blog to help roofing contractors and architects streamline projects. Posts include tips and best practices for installing roof systems and products, roof system maintenance guides, and product descriptions. The blog is available at

Owens Corning Roofing made an appearance Aug. 23 on The Roofer Show. In “Podcast 125: Why You Should Develop Strategic Partnerships With Your Suppliers,” Owens Corning Regional Sales Manager Jon Gardner joined host Dave Sullivan to discuss challenges facing roofing contractors, including lead generation, lead conversion and margin achievement. The podcast is available at




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All Around Roofing and Exteriors Florida, Rockledge
All Around Roofing and Exteriors Montana, Billings
Alutiiq Pacific LLC, Fairfax, Va.
American Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc., Tampa, Fla.
Best Roofing Co., Seattle
Cahill Contracting LLC, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
Carranza Restoration LLC, Cibolo, Texas
Caulum Custom Construction, Rockland, Wis.
Commercial Design & Construction, Santa Fe, N.M.
DeckTight Roofing Services Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
East Coast Commercial Roofing, Easley, S.C.
EMG Corp., Owings Mills, Md.
Evans Roofing, Oklahoma City
Grandels Roofing and Construction LLC, North Platte, Neb.
Green Hammer LLC, Bossier City, La.
Guaranteed Roofing Co. Inc., Jackson, Miss.
Holden Architects, Baton Rouge, La.
Home Medics Inc., Pasadena, Texas
Innovative Building & Design LLC, Blaine, Minn.
J. Riley Co. Roofing and Restoration, Pickerington, Ohio
Kstylez Roofing & Construction, Round Rock, Texas
Linear Roofing and General Contractors LLC, Irving, Texas
Riteway Roofing and Construction, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Ruehl + Associates, Excelsior, Minn.
Shelton Consulting Group, Fountain Hills, Ariz.
Showcase Government Services, Spring Lake, N.C.
TFE Contracting & I-35 Roofing Group, Southlake, Texas
Thomas W. Hatten Architect, AIA, West Monroe, La.
Titan Roofing Co., Tampa, Fla.
Tri-Tech Roofing & Coatings Inc., Lawrenceville, Ga.
Vinyl Master LLC, d/b/a Allied Roofing Solutions, Clifton, N.J.


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