GAF develops newshingle recycling process
GAF, Parsippany, N.J., has announced its new patented shingle recycling process has successfully produced the industry’s first asphalt roofing shingles containing recycled material from post-consumer and postmanufacture waste shingles.
The process represents an important milestone in delivering more sustainable, affordable roofing materials and has significant implications for improving sustainability and circularity across the roofing supply chain. The process reduces the amount of raw materials required to make new shingles without compromising product quality or performance. During testing, GAF reclaimed more than 90% of the waste shingle material by weight to be reused in the manufacture of new shingles. GAF additionally demonstrated its ability to manufacture new shingles containing up to 15% recycled material that are UL-certified for their safety and effectiveness. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued GAF three patents for the process.
GAF is committing more than $100 million to bring the recycling process to commercial scale, including funding a pilot operation in 2021 for additional research and development to assess the maximum amount of recycled asphalt that can be used to make new shingles.
TAMKO® Building Products launches loyalty program
TAMKO Building Products LLC, Joplin, Mo., has launched its new contractor loyalty program, The TAMKO Edge,™ featuring multiple contractor tiers and a digital portal contractors can use to register warranties, manage rewards submissions, and access digital marketing tools and vendor discounts.
With multiple enrollment options, The TAMKO Edge program incorporates a Team TAMKO tier for noncertified contractors, and TAMKO Pro or TAMKO MasterCraft Pro tiers for qualifying certified contractors. There are no annual membership fees for any of the tiers.
“We want to give contractors an edge in their business and help them separate themselves from their competition,” says Stephen McNally, vice president of sales and marketing for TAMKO Building Products. “The TAMKO Edge was designed to offer more of the benefits that roofing contractors have been asking for like digital tools, marketing services and better enhanced warranty offerings.”Additional information is available at tamko.com/edge.
IKO® helps women’s shelter in California
IKO, Wilmington, Del., partnered with the Southern California council of National Women in Roofing and other industry partners to repair damage to Alexandria House caused by an electrical fire.
Located in Los Angeles, Alexandria House is a transitional residence that provides safe and supportive housing for women and children moving from emergency shelters to economic stability and permanent housing.
In March 2020, the second and third floors of the house caught fire and the roof system was damaged. With a roof replacement estimate in excess of $70,000 and other significant damage to address inside the building, the home’s development director reached out to NWiR’s Southern California council for help.
NWiR council Chair Maria Alcala contacted Juan Trujillo, IKO’s territory sales representative in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
“This whole project began when Maria, who works at RoofLine and is a member of NWiR, called and asked if IKO would be able to donate materials to help restore the house,” Trujillo explains. “IKO and its distributor, RoofLine, were able to provide 6,000 square feet of shingles for the project.”
Thanks to product support from IKO and RoofLine, as well as labor donated by Final Touch Construction, roof construction wrapped up in mid-March 2021. The building now has 60 squares of IKO’s Cambridge® Weatherwood Cool Plus architectural shingles, which were used to comply with California’s Title 24, Part 6 cool roof requirements.
Carlisle Companies plans new manufacturing facility
Carlisle Companies Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., has announced plans to invest more than $60 million to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Sikeston, Mo.
Consistent with Carlisle Companies’ strategy to invest in high-returning businesses, the plant will support organic growth initiatives and create jobs for Sikeston and surrounding communities. The 445,000-square-foot facility will be the 50th for the company’s Construction Materials segment, a diversified manufacturer and supplier of energy-efficient building products and related technologies for the commercial and residential construction markets.
The facility will be constructed in accordance with the latest advances in LEED building and ESG principles. Additionally, the facility’s central location will help reduce the carbon footprint of the company’s supply chain and improve material lead times for local customers.
Carlisle Construction Materials will manufacture energy-efficient polyisocyanurate insulation at the plant. The first phase of the facility is expected to be operational by early 2023.
ABC Supply sponsored car for Indy 500
ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., celebrated the 60th anniversary of racecar driver A.J. Foyt’s first Indy 500 win by sponsoring the No. 1 tribute car for AJ Foyt Racing at the Indianapolis 500 May 30.
Foyt’s award-winning racing career spanned decades, and he is renowned for being the first driver to win the Indy 500 four times. ABC Supply is a longtime supporter of AJ Foyt Racing having sponsored the team and various races for 17 years.
J.R. Hildebrand piloted the No. 1 ABC Supply Chevrolet during the 105th Indy 500. The racecar sported a throwback paint job featuring a large red No. 1 over a primarily white body and a candy apple red nose trimmed with black stripes. The vintage design is a nod to the Bowes Seal Fast Offenhauser roadster Foyt drove in 1961. Hildebrand and the ABC Supply crew wore uniforms modeled after what Foyt and his team wore in 1961.
In addition, ABC Supply has opened a new location in Salt Lake City to meet the growing demand for building products in the area. It is ABC Supply’s fifth location in Utah.
RT3 seeks award nominations
Roofing Technology Think Tank, York, Pa., is seeking submissions for its 2021 Innovator of the Year Award.
The Innovator of the Year Award was created to nationally recognize a roofing contractor who has contributed to the advancement of the roofing industry through technical innovation and/or product development in one of the following areas: production/technology efficiency; safety innovation; client service/quality of delivery; employee recruitment/training/retention; or environmental impact.
To be eligible, a nominee must be licensed and bonded for a minimum of five years and have a minimum $5 million in annual revenue. The nominee also must be a member of a professional industry association and be able to cite community enrichment ties through support of nonprofits or company culture programs.
The deadline for submissions is July 31, and the recipient will be announced in September. Additional information and award applications are available at rt3thinktank.com/award. There is a $50 nomination fee to cover processing and award costs.
METALCON announces advisory council
METALCON has announced its first advisory council to help shape the future of METALCON, ensuring it represents all factions of the metal construction industry and its major attendee groups.
METALCON Advisory Council members represent professionals in metal construction, metal building systems, metal building contracting and erecting, insulated metal panels, architecture, contracting, roofing, roll forming, key associations and industry trade press.
“We’ve gathered a council comprised of key exhibitors, industry experts, associations and attendees to invite their feedback on what they would like to see new and different about the show,” says Judy Geller, METALCON’s vice president of tradeshows. “We are listening and initiating new programming for 2021, including more diverse focus areas on the show floor, expanded education and training, a new solar pavilion, the new Architect’s Experience and additional networking opportunities.”
The list of council members is available at metalcon.com. METALCON 2021 will be held Oct. 6-8 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla.
NTRCA announces board of directors
The North Texas Roofing Contractors Association has announced its 2021 board of directors.
Kirk Scott, owner of NRCA member Scott Exteriors, Dallas, is president; Carolyn Coleman, owner of NRCA member Tice Enterprises Ltd., Dallas, is president-elect; Kyle Davis, owner of Super Roofman, Dallas, is past president; and Craig Rainey, executive vice president of NRCA member Supreme Roofing, Dallas, is treasurer.
Additionally, NTRCA presented its Associate of the Year, Industry Leader of the Year and Golden Hammer Awards during an awards banquet March 26 in Fort Worth. Ray Buckner, retired from NRCA member Johns Manville, Denver, was awarded Associate of the Year. NTRCA’s prestigious Industry Leader of the Year Award was presented to Catherine Awtrey, president of NRCA member Texas Roof Management Inc., Richardson.
NTRCA’s annual Golden Hammer Awards recognize roofing contractors who have completed outstanding roofing projects during the previous year. NRCA member KPost Roofing and Waterproofing, Dallas; Outback Roofing LLC, Dallas; and NRCA member PROCO Roofing & Construction, Fort Worth, Texas, received Golden Hammer Awards for community service projects.
Brettco Roofing, Fort Worth, Texas; SPS Roofing Inc., Grapevine, Texas; and NRCA member Texas Roof Management received Golden Hammer Awards for commercial roofing projects. NRCA members Joe Hall Roofing Inc., Pantego, Texas; TexCity Roofing, Carrollton, Texas; and Tice Enterprises received Golden Hammer Awards for residential roofing projects. Classic Superoof LLC, Haslet, Texas; Paradigm Roofing, McKinney, Texas; NRCA member PROCO Roofing & Construction; Ramon Roofing Inc., Fort Worth, Texas; and NRCA member Texas Roof Management received Golden Hammer Awards for metal and/or tile roofing projects.
Roofing Alliance welcomes new member
The Roofing Alliance has announced PB Roofing, Elmwood Park, N.J., has joined at the Governor level.
The Roofing Alliance was established within the National Roofing Foundation in 1996 to create an endowment fund to serve as a resource for the roofing industry and its customers. Since its inception, Roofing Alliance members have committed millions of dollars to fund research and educational and technical projects.
THE INDUSTRY ONLINE
Owens Corning has made available seven educational sessions from Owens Corning Virtual Business Building Day held April 7. The 25-minute sessions can be downloaded at owenscorning.vfairs.com/en/registration.
UP THE LADDER
OMG® Roofing Products has named Tom Van Huck U.K. territory manager.
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger has named Carlos E. Ospina a principal at the firm’s Houston office.
NRCA new members
A.A. Phoenix Construction Group LLC, Cumming, Ga.
Ace Consulting LLC, La Grange, Ill.
Apply Rite, Cincinnati
Architectural Studio Ltd., Orland Park, Ill.
Atrax Roof & Gutter LLC, Kirkland, Wash.
Axiom Roofing LLC, Lynden, Wash.
B & C Remodeling Group, Waldorf, Md.
Boss Exteriors Inc., Canby, Ore.
Bruce H. Hall LLC, Apopka, Fla.
Buckles Resources LLC, Stratford, Texas
C.E. Reeve Roofing, a Tecta America Co., Indianapolis
Coastal Roofing Solutions LLC, Crawfordville, Fla.
Complex Roofing & Construction LLC, Dallas
DK Haney Roofing, Fort Worth, Texas
Elite Exteriors Georgia, Hoschton
Endless Summer Roofing Co., Jacksonville, Fla.
Frontline Construction, Lyndon Station, Wis.
Get Roofed, Denison, Texas
Gold Stars Roof LLC, Atlanta
Gulf Coast Infrared LLC, Panama City Beach, Fla.
Gulf South Roofing LLC, Bay St Louis, Miss.
Hill Top Roofing Inc., Smyrna, Ga.
Home Improvements Unlimited Inc., Danville, Ill.
iink Corp., Tampa, Fla.
JVV Roofing, Miami
KOMA, Bloomington, Minn.
Liberty Restoration, Powell, Ohio
Matterhorn Roofing, Indianapolis
Mid Atlantic Regional Contracting Corp., Buckhannon, W.Va.
Mighty Dog Roofing, Omaha, Neb.
MIW Roofing, Oakland Park, Fla.
New England WeatherGuard LLC, Henniker, N.H.
North Point Services, Lakeville, Minn.
Oak City Roofing, Cary, N.C.
Ofis16 Architecture, Çankaya, Ankara, Turkey
Over the Top Roofing LLC, Fulton, N.Y.
Panhandle Construction Group LLC, DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
Preferred Roofing Solutions, Sheridan, Ark.
Roof Boost, Spartanburg, S.C.
RoofMarketplace, Whitewater, Wis.
Sander Contracting Inc., Akron, Ohio
Shepherd Renovations, Dallas
SiteSmash, Eagle Mountain, Utah
Sonners Contracting Inc., Castle Rock, Colo.
Specialized Roofing Inc., Eugene, Ore.
Stevenson’s Roofing Co., Santa Clara, Calif.
STORY & BLEICH Roofing, Pensacola, Fla.
Story Roofing LLC, Kissimmee, Fla.
Superior Roofing LLC, Boise, Idaho
T.O. Jones Construction Inc., Billings, Mont.
Texas True, Austin
USA Roof Masters, Bensalem, Pa.
V & A Victory Construction Inc., Wood Dale, Ill.
VA Exteriors, Purcellville, Va.
WLLW LLC, Austin, Texas
WxTite, Greensboro, N.C.