Manufacturer news

TAMKO® Building Products receives safety awards

TAMKO Building Products Inc., Joplin, Mo., has received 10 safety awards from the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) in recognition of the company's safety achievements during 2015.

TAMKO Building Products' Columbus, Kan.; Joplin; and Inwood, W.Va., facilities received ARMA's Perfect Employee Safety Awards based on the facilities' safety records of zero lost or restricted days and no reportable Occupational Safety and Health Administration incidents during 2015. In addition, the facilities each received an ARMA 2015 Safety Improvement Award for reducing their ARMA Safety Index 25 percent or more during the previous year. TAMKO Building Products' facilities in Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Green Cove Springs, Fla.; Phillipsburg, Kan.; and Frederick, Md., also each received an ARMA 2015 Safety Improvement Award.

SOPREMA opens training center

SOPREMA Inc., Wadsworth, Ohio, opened its newest training center Sept. 16 in Hayward, Calif.

The 8,800-square-foot facility features offices and training space to facilitate continuing education courses and seminars, contractor training programs and industry events. The facility also will host training on products and technologies from SOPREMA; RESISTO, a division of SOPREMA; and CHEM LINK, Schoolcraft, Mich.

Contractor news

Tecta America acquires M.B. Roofing Systems

Tecta America, Rosemont, Ill., has acquired M.B. Roofing Systems Inc., Columbus, Ohio, a commercial roofing contractor specializing in low-slope reroofing. The company will be known as Tecta America Columbus.

The Columbus location will merge with Tecta America's operations in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, to serve local customers.

Columbia Construction Services helps charity

Columbia Construction Services Inc. (d.b.a. Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal), Tualatin, Ore., installed a new roof system on a local Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Oregon and Southwest Washington house in July. RMHC provides temporary housing and care for families who have a seriously ill child receiving treatment at a nearby medical facility.

The roof system installation was part of a $1.4 million remodeling project intended to benefit the children and families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House in Portland, Ore. Additional donor companies that participated in the project include NRCA members Allied Building Products Corp., East Rutherford, N.J., and GAF, Parisippany, N.J.

J. Reynolds & Co. opens new location

J. Reynolds & Co., Saginaw, Texas, has opened an office in Parker, Colo.

The Colorado location enables J. Reynolds & Co. to provide commercial roofing, waterproofing and repair services to new and existing customers in the western region.

Other news

PIMA releases performance bulletin

The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association has released "Polyiso and Unfaced Mineral Wool Board Insulation in Commercial Roof Applications," a performance bulletin evaluating the performance of polyisocyanurate insulation and unfaced mineral wool board insulation in commercial roof applications.

The bulletin assesses the thermal performance (R-value), fire performance, compressive strength, weight per installed R-value, water resistance, environmental benefit and economic value of each type of insulation. The bulletin states polyisocyanurate insulation was found to have a higher R-value per inch than unfaced mineral wool board insulation, higher compressive strength, lighter weight, lower water absorption and lower energy required for manufacturing. PIMA's performance bulletin is available at

MCA releases market survey

The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has released a market survey indicating growth for the nonresidential construction industry during 2017 will return to peak levels last seen in 2007.

The study, conducted by management consulting and investment banking firm FMI, reports the industry has experienced steady, moderate growth during the past five years. Growth in the nonresidential construction industry is expected to reach 8 percent in 2016. The residential market will take longer to reach peak levels.

The study revealed the strongest hot spots for total construction growth (residential, nonresidential and nonbuilding combined) are in the Pacific, South Atlantic, Mountain, New England and East North Central regions. The five top-growth areas based on construction volume and compound annual growth rates are Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif.; Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, Calif.; Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz.; Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Fla.; and San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, Calif.

The industry online

The Metal Construction Association has added a Retrofit Metal Roof and Wall Systems microsite to its main website to assist architects, building owners and design professionals renovating older buildings. The microsite,, offers resources including general information about the uses and benefits of retrofit metal systems for low- and steep-slope applications, case studies, technical resources and supplier information.

Up the ladder

Malarkey Roofing Products has named Ed Alamillo sales representative for northern Los Angeles and Ryan Rabung sales representative for Las Vegas.



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