Owens Corning expands shingle availability

Owens Corning, Toledo, Ohio, has made its TruDefinition® Duration FLEX® and Duration STORM shingles available in more U.S. regions. The expansion helps meet growing demand for high-performance shingles in high storm areas.

TruDefinition Duration STORM and/or Duration FLEX shingles now are available to contractors and homeowners in more than 35 states. TruDefinition Duration STORM shingles are impact-resistant and have integrated polymeric backing material with WeatherGuard® technology. TruDefinition Duration FLEX shingles are flexible with SureNail® technology for improved grip and are available in a variety of colors.

Additional information is available at

SOPREMA® awards scholarships

SOPREMA Inc., Wadsworth, Ohio, has awarded scholarships to four college students as part of the company’s annual program. The company started the SOPREMA Scholarship program to assist students pursuing a degree in architecture, engineering, construction management or a similar building envelope field at accredited four-year colleges or universities. Each winner receives $5,000 to use toward his or her studies.

This year’s winners are Francisca (Franny) Anunobi, Saint Martin’s University, Lacey, Wash., who majors in mechanical engineering and will graduate in 2023; Erika Clinard, Clemson University, Clemson, S.C., who is studying civil engineering; Ian Doherty, Michigan State University, East Lansing, who majors in engineering; and Rhett Tinklenberg, South Dakota State University, Brookings, who majors in construction management and works as a superintendent intern for commercial construction company Puetz Design + Build, Sioux Falls, S.D.

SOPREMA has invested $175,000 in scholarships in the building envelope field during the past seven years. Applications for the 2023-2024 SOPREMA Scholarship program will be available soon at

TAMKO® Building Products launches contractor benefits

TAMKO Building Products LLC, Galena, Kan., has launched two new features for TAMKO Certified Contractors designed to provide more professional roofing industry solutions for business growth.

The new features are Homeowner Leads Solution with an automated integration in The TAMKO Edge™ portal and a new digital site for ordering marketing materials, including product samples and literature.

Homeowner Leads Solution allows homeowners to use a “Locate a Contractor” feature on to directly request quotes from TAMKO Certified Contractors in their area. Automated communications then make it simple for contractors to follow up on potential job leads and digitally manage leads from their accounts. In addition, TAMKO Certified Contractors now can order product literature and samples through an e-commerce solution featuring items like sample folders, brochures, sell sheets, banners and counter mats. All items are available at no cost and include free shipping to the contractor.

Additional information about The TAMKO Edge program is available at

GAF opens new distribution center

GAF, Parsippany, N.J., has opened a new distribution center in Michigan City, Ind.

The facility includes a 200,000-square-foot warehouse and 28 acres of outdoor storage and loading space and employs 30 workers from the greater Michigan City area. The new center increases capacity and improves shipping efficiency for GAF products throughout the central U.S. region.

In addition, GAF has announced plans to build a new manufacturing plant in Valdosta, Ga., to support its commercial roofing operations. GAF will bring 135 jobs to Lowndes County during the next six years, adding to its Georgia operations in Cumming, Savannah and Statesboro. GAF has signed an agreement to purchase 130 acres of land for the future home of a plant that will expand the company’s thermoplastic polyolefin roofing manufacturing. Construction is expected to begin this fall with full production of the company’s EverGuard™ line of products to commence during the first quarter of 2024. The new plant will join GAF’s four existing TPO operations in Cedar City, Utah; Mount Vernon, Ind.; New Columbia, Pa.; and Gainesville, Texas.

The Garland Co. receives award

The Garland Co., Cleveland, has received the Employers Resource Council’s NorthCoast 99 award for being one of the top 99 places to work in northeast Ohio.

NorthCoast 99 award winners are selected based on how their organization addresses top-performer attraction, development and retention in the areas of organizational strategy, policies and benefits; talent attraction, acquisition and onboarding; employee well-being; employee engagement and talent development; total rewards; and diversity, equity and inclusion. This is the twenty-third consecutive year The Garland Co. has won the award.

“We pride ourselves on consistent excellence,” says Matt McDermott, president of The Garland Co.’s U.S. roofing division. “What makes this year’s NorthCoast 99 even more special is that it comes during a period of unprecedented change in the American workplace. While much is changing, we feel a strong culture and a shared mission, reinforced by our employee ownership, are values employees will continue to embrace, and this award reinforces that belief.”

Holcim products now are HFC-free

Holcim U.S., Chicago, has announced its full line of Elevate™ products now are HFC-free and compliant with all HFC restrictions throughout the U.S. and Canada. Elevate is the new name for Firestone Building Products roofing, wall and lining systems.

For example, Firestone Twin Jet spray adhesive now features an HFO propellant. HFO, or hydrofluoroolefin, differs from HFCs in that HFOs don’t trap heat in the atmosphere and have zero ozone depletion potential, making them a more environmentally friendly option.

Additional information is available at


ABC Supply opens three locations

ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., has opened locations in Cheswick, Pa., and Redding, Calif.

The locations will offer roofing, siding, and other exterior and interior building products to local customers. The Cheswick store is ABC Supply’s 24th location in Pennsylvania, and the Redding store is the company’s 46th location in California.


ARMA accepting award submissions

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association is accepting submissions for the 2023 Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards Program. Roofing contractors are encouraged to submit their best steep- and low-slope asphalt roofing projects from the past three years for consideration by Dec. 1.

Projects will be judged in four categories: beauty, performance, asphalt and distinction. Submissions require a project questionnaire and high-resolution images. There is no limit to the number of entries a company may submit as long as each project meets the program criteria.

Winning companies will be recognized during the 2023 International Roofing Expo® March 7-9 in Dallas. Winners will receive a monetary prize, as well as recognition in national trade media, local media, and on ARMA’s website and social media.

Submission forms and program guidelines are available at


ABC Supply Co. Inc. has named Kevin Banfield, Greg Booth, Phillip Broberg, Brian Engen, John Heron, Sean Maxwell, Garrett Meyer and Greg Stempniewski managing partners.

Malarkey Roofing Products® has named Mike Fields west regional sales manager.

Town & Country Industries and ABC Supply Co. Inc. have named Ray Lloyd managing partner.

NRCA new members


Bacon Lane Architect LLC, Cornwall Bridge, Conn.

Bill Whittaker, Architect, Anniston, Ala.

Creative Risk Management Solutions LLC, Kingsville, Md.

EJS Consulting LLC, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Kirksey Architecture, Houston

MPI Architects, Addison, Texas

Superior Impact Inc., New York City


Acorn Roofing, Kenosha, Wis.

Blue Dog Roofing & Construction, Fort Myers, Fla.

Cedar Peak Roofing LLC, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Coastal Insulation & Waterproofing LLC, Dallas

Cotect Roofing LLC, Southwest Ranches, Fla.

CueBid Facilities, McAllen, Texas

Excel Construction Group-Austin division, Round Rock, Texas

Excel Construction Group-Denver division, Denver

Excel Construction Group-Lubbock division, Lubbock, Texas

Excel Construction Group-San Antonio division, San Antonio

Great Barrier Roof LLC, The Woodlands, Texas

I & E Construction, St. Louis

Innovative Roofing Systems, Columbus, Ohio

J2J Contracting LLC, Danville, Ill.

JM Roofing Innovations and Construction Plus, Rogers, Ark.

Km’s Exterior & Interior Remodeling LLC, Loves Park, Ill.

Mammoth, San Angelo, Texas

Manuel’s Roofing LLC, Henderson, N.C.

Mast’s Top Choice Roofing LLC, Jefferson, Ohio

Matrix Metalworks Inc., Las Vegas

McCann’s Roofing and Construction, Edmond, Okla.

Mid-Tenn Roofing LLC, Smyrna, Tenn.

Myriad Roofing & Construction LLC, Dallas

Nathan Roofs LLC, Sugar Land, Texas

Pflugerville Roofing & Exteriors LLC, d/b/a

Mpact Roofing, Pflugerville, Texas

Pristine Roofing & Gutters, Colorado Springs, Colo.

River City Roofing, Rapid City, S.D.

Roofing USA, Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Roofs & Exteriors, Austin, Texas

SHC Roofing, Douglasville, Ga.

Skyline RAC LLC, Bellingham, Wash.

Smith Roofing & Exteriors, Knoxville, Tenn.

WorleyByrd Roofing & Restoration, Austin, Texas


Huntsman Building Solutions, Arlington, Texas


Labor Central, Bedford, Texas




NRCA’s Fall Meetings



Contact: NRCA’s Customer Service Department

(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or


NRCA’s Qualified Trainer Conference


Orlando, Fla.

Contact: Jared Ribble, NRCA’s director of Qualified Trainer and ProCertification® programs

(847) 493-7526, or


CERTA Train-the-trainer


Elgin, Ill.

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(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or



Foreman Leadership Training, Level 1



Contact: Jeff Jarvis, NRCA’s vice president of membership, sales and business development

(847) 493-7512, or


Fall Protection Competent Person Training


Elgin, Ill.

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(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or



Virtual CERTA Train-the-trainer



Contact: NRCA’s Customer Service Department

(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or


NRCA’s Virtual Qualified Trainer Conference



Contact: Jared Ribble, NRCA’s director of Qualified Trainer and ProCertification® programs

(847) 493-7526, or

Jan. 31-Feb.2

Storm Restoration Contractor Summit

Storm Consultants LLC

Denton, Texas

Contact: April Hall, president of Storm Consultants

(469) 416-6883, or

Jan. 29-Feb.1

NAHB International Builders’ Show®

National Association of Home Builders

Las Vegas

Contact: NAHB

(202) 266-8184



SprayFoam 2023 Convention & Expo

Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance

Daytona Beach, Fla.

Contact: Kelly Marcavage

(800) 523-6154 or

MARCH 2023


Virtual CERTA Train-the-trainer



Contact: NRCA’s Customer Service Department

(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or


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