Atlas® Roofing raises $165,000 for cancer research
|Ken Farrish, president of Atlas Roofing, presented a check to Julie Brock, special events and volunteer manager for Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta.|
Atlas Roofing Corp., Atlanta, raised more than $165,000 to support the fight against breast cancer through the company’s Summit 60® Pink initiative. From Aug. 15 through Oct. 15, a portion of the proceeds from every roll of Summit 60 synthetic roof underlayment sold was donated to the Susan G. Komen® breast cancer foundation.
As part of the initiative, Atlas Roofing debuted a special edition Summit 60 Pink premium synthetic roof underlayment embellished with pink ribbons, the international symbol of breast cancer awareness.
The Susan G. Komen foundation has funded more than $988 million in cancer research and more than $2.2 billion in education, screenings and treatment programs in the U.S.
“We are so grateful to receive this donation from Atlas Roofing,” says Julie Brock, special events and volunteer manager at Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta. “Corporate initiatives and donations like the one from Atlas Roofing help us continue serving our local community and communities across the country through life-saving programs and research.”
GAF plans new facility
GAF, Parsippany, N.J., has announced plans to open a new manufacturing plant in New Columbia, Pa. The facility will be GAF’s fourth plant to manufacture polyisocyanurate insulation.
The New Columbia plant will create at least 35 skilled manufacturing and office jobs and exclusively manufacture polyisocyanurate insulation. Production at the facility is scheduled to begin in 2020.
CertainTeed recognized as Partner of the Year
CertainTeed LLC, Malvern, Pa., was named Partner of the Year by the Hispanic Contractors Association of the Carolinas during the association’s annual Gala & Brilliance Awards July 26 in Raleigh, N.C.
The Partner of the Year award is given to a company that has made exemplary efforts to provide opportunities and resources contributing to the growth and success of Hispanic construction firms and works closely as an active HCAC partner.
“CertainTeed has done an incredible job working to meet the needs of Hispanic contractors in the Carolinas and implementing bilingual resources and certifications in Spanish for them,” says Lissette Velez, HCAC’s executive director. “Over the five years they have been an HCAC partner, CertainTeed has partnered with us on several initiatives to enable growth and success of Hispanic firms. This includes providing initiatives and training for small businesses, free training to roofing contractors, bilingual business resources for its customers, informational newsletters and free marketing tools.”
Owens Corning announces Shingle Color of the Year
Owens Corning, Toledo, Ohio, has announced Pacific Wave, a shingle color from the company’s TruDefinition® Duration® Designer Colors collection, is its 2020 Shingle Color of the Year. Owens Corning’s Shingle Color of the Year is an annual roofing color initiative intended to highlight the roof as a design element that can express a homeowner’s style and contribute to a home’s curb appeal.
Inspired by the shifting hues of an ocean, Pacific Wave is a blend of pale blue mixed with dark- and light-gray granules. The resulting shingle color is said to add depth and style to residential roof systems.
Pacific Wave is Owens Corning’s fourth Shingle Color of the Year, following Black Sable in 2019, Sand Dune in 2018 and Sedona Canyon in 2017. Pacific Wave is now available throughout the U.S.
Up the ladder
Building Envelope Consultants Ltd. has named S. Riaz Hasan director of technical services.
OMG® Roofing Products has named Kevin Kervick solar products business manager and Kingbill Zhao director of key accounts and international sales.
ABC Supply sponsors veteran’s home remodel
ABC Supply donated materials to remodel the home of veteran Steve Wojcik.
ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., donated materials for a home remodel for U.S. Army and Marine Corps veteran Steve Wojcik.
The Wojcik family home in Strum, Wis., was remodeled through “Military Makeover,” a TV show that provides free home remodels to deserving veterans and their families. Wojcik served in the armed forces for 20 years and received an honorable discharge and medical retirement in 2005 after suffering serious injuries in Iraq. For his service, he has been awarded a Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Purple Heart. Wojcik shares his home with his wife, Terri, and their three teenage daughters.
ABC Supply donated siding and roofing materials for the house’s remodel, and a team of ABC Supply employees helped the “Military Makeover” crew and community volunteers with the renovation project.
“Through his time in the military and now as a state trooper, Steve has done so much to serve his country and community,” says Mike Jost, ABC Supply’s vice president and chief operating officer. “American Pride is one of ABC Supply’s core values, and we can’t think of a better way to live it than by helping a deserving military family like the Wojciks remodel their home.”
The Wojcik home project was filmed from Sept. 23 to Oct. 3. The episode featuring the project premiered on the Lifetime network Nov. 8 and now is available to watch at militarymakeover.tv.
Roofing association fundraises for Make-A-Wish® Foundation
The Roofing Contractors Association of South Florida recently donated $125,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida—the largest noncorporate donation the chapter has received. The association also raised $20,000 for the International Game Fish Association’s Junior Angler’s Educational Program.
RCASF is a nonprofit trade association whose purpose is to educate and foster a high standard of business ethics among roofing contractors and associate members. Association members give back to their communities by hosting several charitable events each year, and the association’s annual fishing tournament is its largest annual philanthropic effort.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children who have been diagnosed with critical illnesses. As a nonprofit receiving no government funding, the Make-A-Wish Foundation relies on the support of donors to make wish-granting possible.
“We are inspired by the work the Make-A-Wish Foundation does to brighten the lives of children diagnosed with critical illnesses,” says Gene Fall, president of NRCA member Certified Contracting Group Inc., Pompano Beach, Fla., and chairman of the RCASF Fishing Tournament Committee. “We understand the impact that a ‘wish’ has on a child. It allows these kids to focus on a dream rather than hospitals and treatments. We are proud to support programs that can provide hope, inspiration and happiness, especially in the lives of children.”
SPRI revises retrofit drain standard
SPRI has announced its ANSI/SPRI RD-1 “Performance Standard for Retrofit Drains” document has been revised and reaffirmed as an American National Standard.
ANSI/SPRI RD-1 is a reference for professionals who design, specify or install retrofit roof drains. The standard does not include consideration of all roof storm water drainage code requirements for specific building sites.
SPRI developed the ANSI/SPRI RD-1 standard for use by architects, engineers, consultants, roofing contractors and property owners of low-slope roof systems in 2004, and it was last revised and reapproved as an ANSI standard in 2014. The standard is available for download at www.spri.org.
In addition, SPRI announced it is reviewing ANSI/SPRI IA-1 “Standard Field Test Procedure for Determining the Mechanical Uplift Resistance of Insulation Adhesives over Various Substrates” and plans to canvass the document for reaffirmation as an American National Standard in the coming months.
ANSI/SPRI IA-1 specifies a field-testing procedure to determine the mechanical uplift resistance of specific roof insulation/adhesive combinations. The testing procedure, which encompasses various types of adhesives, substrates and insulations, was first approved as a national standard in 2005 and again in 2010 and 2014.
IA-1 is being recanvassed as required by the American National Standards Institute’s policy that national standards must be reevaluated every five years. Interested parties may participate in the canvass process by emailing email@example.com or calling (781) 647-7026.
Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal receives award
Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal, Tualatin, Ore., was awarded Carlisle, Pa.-based Carlisle SynTec Systems’ 2019 Perfection Award for the seventh consecutive year. The award annually is presented to roofing contracting companies that have established seven-year track records of exceptional installation quality and excellent warranty claim performance.
Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal also was named to Carlisle SynTec Systems’ 2019 Perfection Council. Consisting of 35 contracting companies, the Perfection Council acts as an advisory board to help Carlisle SynTec Systems determine how best to support its contractor network. A company qualifies for membership by completing a minimum number of warranted projects per year.
Wedge Roofing donates roof system
|A Wedge Roofing crew completed a roof system replacement on the Rocca House.|
Wedge Roofing Inc., Petaluma, Calif., partnered with NRCA members ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., and GAF, Parsippany, N.J., to donate a new roof system to the Rocca House, an eight-bed sober living residence for previously homeless veterans in Petaluma.
The Rocca House is owned by the City of Petaluma and leased for $10 a year to the Veterans Resource Centers of America, a community-based nonprofit organization that places veterans who are struggling to reintegrate on a path toward healthy, productive lives. Rebuilding Together® Petaluma organized a community effort to improve health and safety concerns for the veterans at the Rocca House. A complete roof system replacement was the most pressing need, but it could not be accomplished by volunteers.
Ralph Wedge, CEO of Wedge Roofing, secured material donations from GAF and ABC Supply and donated the labor for the three-day roofing project valued at $16,000.
“Wedge Roofing is the only roofing company to ever provide a new roof free of charge for a Rebuilding Together Petaluma client, something they also did once before in 2017,” says Jane Hamilton, executive director of Rebuilding Together Petaluma. “When a company does this type of philanthropy, it greatly multiplies our ability to help other low-income residents in town.”
Wedge Roofing recently was honored by Rebuilding Together as a “Hometown Hero” because of the company’s philanthropic efforts.
NRCA new members
Accurate Roof Design Consulting Services LLC, West Columbia, S.C.
Allied Roofing and Construction LLC, Brookings, Ore.
Alpha Design Services, Cascade, Md.
BP Roofing Solutions LLC, Loves Park, Ill.
Building Management Consultants, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Capital Construction & Restoration Group LLC, Germantown, Md.
Christopher Ryen, Pleasant Hill, Calif.
Crosstown Construction Inc., Andover, Minn.
Duber Architectural & Consulting Services LLC, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Eduardo Joglar & Associates LLC, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Freedom Roofing, Windows and Siding LLC, Woodville, Ohio
Good Shepherd Roofing, Auburn, Ga.
Grayson Green, Dallas
Henderson Roofing Inc., Florence, Ala.
Indian River Roofing & Repairs, Vero Beach, Fla.
Megapolis Roofing Inc., Thornhill, Ontario
MLW All Phase Construction & Roofing, Athens, Ga.
Pinnacle Advanced Claims Services, Castle Rock, Colo.
Quality Way Roofing & Construction, Chicago
RRoofing LLC, Chilton, Texas
S and D Roofing, Washougal, Wash.
Seashore Builders Inc., Maple Hill, N.C.
Structure Ace LLC, Madisonville, La.
Tailored Projects LLC, Prosper, Texas
Tarred and Weathered Roofing Co., Middletown, Ohio
Taylor Plosser Davis Architect LLC, Mountain Brook, Ala.
The Exterior Genie, Lexington, S.C.
Trusted Roofing LLC, Greeley, Colo.
Ninth Symposium on Roofing Research and Standards Development
ASTM International’s Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing
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CRCA’s 37th Annual Trade Show & Seminars
Chicago Roofing Contractors Association
Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.
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NRCA’s 133rd Annual Convention and the 2020 International Roofing Expo®
NRCA and Informa Exhibitions
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