Owens Corning featured on “Inside the Blueprint”

Owens Corning, Toledo, Ohio, was featured on “Inside the Blueprint” Aug. 22. Airing on Fox Business Network and Bloomberg International, “Inside the Blueprint” creates educational content with partners focused on innovations, technology and solutions for the built environment.

Recorded at Owens Corning’s headquarters in Toledo, the segment highlights the technologies, innovations, research and development of the Owens Corning Total Protection Roofing System.® The segment also shows how a high-performing roof system supports comfort and energy efficiency while contributing to curb appeal. The segment can be viewed at

TAMKO® Building Products extends rewards program

TAMKO Building Products LLC, Galena, Kan., has extended the purchase window for The Heritage Proline™ Challenge, a rewards program that challenges roofing contractors to try Heritage Proline Titan XT™ and StormFighter IR™ shingles and pays cash back on qualifying purchases. Roofing contractors now can receive cash back rewards on purchases of Titan XT and StormFighter IR shingles made through Dec. 31. Program details are available at

In addition, TAMKO Building Products and JobNimbus have partnered to offer new discounts to contractors enrolled in The TAMKO Edge. All roofing contractors enrolled in the program will receive a waived orientation fee, and TAMKO Certified Contractors can access JobNimbus discounts for roofing business tools, including customer account management, marketing emails, project management features, lead and job tracking, task management and workflow automation. Additional information about The TAMKO Edge program is available at

GAF partners with Good360 for disaster relief

GAF, Parsippany, N.J., and Good360, Alexandria, Va., a global leader in product philanthropy and purposeful giving, have expanded their partnership to establish a new community redistribution center to provide disaster relief support in the Gulf region.

The new GAF + Good360 Community Redistribution Center is in Mobile, Ala., and serves as a hub that enables Good360 to rapidly respond to disasters by sourcing highly needed goods and distributing them through a network of diverse nonprofits that support communities in need.

As part of the partnership, GAF is offering its 60,000-square-foot Mobile warehouse rent-free to Good360 to make donated goods available to nonprofits when and where they are needed most. Although the warehouse will broadly serve those in need, the location is central to many states typically affected by natural disasters, including hurricanes, tornadoes and floods. Having a dedicated hub in the Southeast will enable Good360 and its partners to more quickly and effectively help vulnerable communities rebuild after natural disasters. Good360 and its local partners already have begun using the facility to deploy products, including roof shingles donated by GAF, to areas in Louisiana hit by Hurricane Ida.

“We are incredibly proud to expand our partnership with Good360 to support disaster resiliency in the Gulf region,” says Jim Schnepper, GAF’s CEO. “A key tenet of our GAF Community Matters social impact program is to help communities prepare for and respond to disasters, which includes helping to build infrastructure and critical resources and providing much-needed products that can be deployed to aid in response and long-term recovery.”

SOPREMA® to open facility in Texas

SOPREMA Inc., Wadsworth, Ohio, has announced plans to open a 63,000-square-foot multipurpose building envelope supply facility in Carrollton, Texas, in early 2022.

The facility will stock and sell SOPREMA Group-branded building materials and related accessories, including SOPREMA, Chem Link and DERBIGUM. The warehouse will feature a sales counter, product showroom, training classrooms, business offices, and hands-on demonstration and training spaces. This will be SOPREMA’s third such location in the U.S., joining similar facilities in Doral, Fla., and Pompano Beach, Fla.


ABC Supply presents Ken Hendricks awards

ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., presented Ken Hendricks Awards to Joe Ganhadeiro, branch manager for ABC Supply’s Fall River, Mass., location, and Don Willard, branch manager for ABC Supply’s Bethel Heights, Ark., location, during its Founders’ Celebration picnic Sept. 15.

The award is presented annually to associates who exemplify commitment to ABC Supply’s character and seven core values in honor of the company’s co-founder. Ganhadeiro is a managing partner, has been inducted into the company’s President’s Club and is well-known as a respectful man who gives back to his community. Willard is a managing partner, has been inducted into the President’s Club and was recognized for leading his team of more than 40 associates with integrity and entrepreneurial spirit.

In addition, ABC Supply has opened branches in Centreville, Md.; Redmond, Ore.; and St. George, Utah. ABC Supply operates more than 800 locations nationwide.


AccuLynx partners with Acorn Finance

AccuLynx, Beloit, Wis., a cloud-based business management software provider, has partnered with Acorn Finance, Sacramento, Calif., an embedded lending marketplace for home improvement financing, to help roofing contractors grow sales and enhance the customer experience by providing financial products and financing options for homeowners.

Through the partnership, contractors who use AccuLynx software can offer customers reliable financing options for roofing projects. Acorn Finance gives contractors the ability to offer lending solutions to their customers directly from AccuLynx without any fees to the contractor.

RT3 names Innovator of the Year

Roofing Technology Think Tank, a group of professionals focused on technology solutions for the industry, awarded the 2021 Innovator of the Year award to Ken Kelly, president of Kelly Roofing, Bonita Springs, Fla., and an NRCA director. The award recognizes a roofing contractor who contributes to the advancement of the industry.

“Ken is a visionary leader who embraced the potential technology could bring to his company and the roofing industry,” says Anna Anderson, CEO of Art Unlimited, Angora, Minn., and RT3 board president. “He fully leveraged technology to automate many of the processes in his company, doubling the size of his business without adding additional staff.”

A founding board member of RT3, Kelly shares his knowledge to help others in the industry. He has hosted contractors at his company to demonstrate how Kelly Roofing uses technology daily.


ATAS International has made available “Testing and Specifying Metal Roofs in High Wind Areas,” an online continuing education course. Available via BNP Media’s Continuing Education Center at, the course teaches users how to identify types of metal roof panels and their performance capabilities; analyze the effects of high winds on building envelopes; and optimize metal roofing specifications for safety and durability.

The Roofing Alliance has shared a video to commemorate the organization’s 25th anniversary. Available at, the video showcases interviews with past presidents, including Melvin Kruger, Reid Ribble and Tom Saeli.


ABC Supply Co. Inc. has named Jeff Leyden vice president of residential new construction sales.

Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. has named Chuck Miller territory manager for Central California.

OMG® Roofing Products has named Eric Frazier market manager.

Petersen has named Mike Weis vice president, sales and marketing.




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NRCA new members

All America Construction Services, Sunrise, Fla.

Austinite Roofing & Restoration, Austin, Texas

Avocet Design & Consulting LLC, Albuquerque

Biniek Roofing LLC, Mount Holly Springs, Pa.

Blanchflower Construction Co., Leominster, Mass.

Bonn Roof Care, Eugene, Ore.

Building Envelope Contractors Inc., Simi Valley, Calif.

Calloway Roofing, Orlando, Fla.

Castillo and Co., Harlingen, Texas

CC&A Services LLC, Daphne, Ala.

CD Strong Construction, Western Springs, Ill.

Cecil Jennings Construction, Athens, Ga.

Central Roofing and Restoration LLC, Dallas

Cross Timbers Roofing, North Chesterfield, Va.

Crown Design Builders, North Miami, Fla.

Diamond Everley Roofing Contractors, Lawrence, Kan.

Dynamic National, Centennial, Colo.

Elite Roofing & Waterproofing Inc., Oakland, Calif.

Fontenot & Sons Roofers Inc., Marksville, La.

Fortified Roofing LLC, San Antonio

Gate1 17 Architecture, Wall, N.J.

Go Roof Tune Up Inc., Riverside, Calif.

Graduate Contracting, Louisville, Ky.

Grecca Roofing & Construction Inc., San Diego

Heartland Homes Remodeling & Roofing, Hallsville, Mo.

J. Alexander Weatherproofing Inc., Orange, Calif.

JGA Roofing Systems, Waco, Texas

Keating Roofing and Sheet Metal, Charleston, S.C.

Kneeland Brothers LLC, Saint Helens, Ore.

Kosarek Construction Co., West Palm Beach, Fla.

Legacy Contracting, Louisville, Ky.

LGW Restoration, Fishers, Ind.

Little Concepts Inc., d.b.a. Empire Construction, Edmond, Okla.

Metro Roofing & Construction Co. Inc., Estero, Fla.

Nester, Wilmington, Del.

Phoenix Exterior Solutions, Huntersville, N.C.

Pro Roofing Contractor, Norcross, Ga.

Pro Specialty Services, Eustis, Fla.

Rebuild Corp., Wheat Ridge, Colo.

Roger Saffold, Chicago

Roof Commander, Tavares, Fla.

Roof Drain Parts and Supply LLC, Holly Hill, S.C.

Roofing Innovations, Richmond, Va.

SEC Roofing & Construction Group, Jacksonville, Fla.

Shafer’s Roofing, Kapola, Hawaii

Southern California Roof Consultants, Rancho Cucamonga

Tri-State General Construction Inc., Linden, N.J.

Trinity Commercial Roofing, Aurora, Colo.

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Washington, D.C.

USA Property Services LLC, Denver


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