COVID-19 News

Mike Toohey

How is the construction industry moving forward during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Mike Toohey, general manager of The BILCO Co., New Haven, Conn., discusses how his company and the construction industry are moving forward during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Virginia adopts workplace safety standards for COVID-19

Gov. Ralph Northam (D-Va.) announced the adoption of statewide emergency workplace safety standards in response to COVID-19.

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Lumber shortage poses big issues for the construction industry

The spread of COVID-19 has forced a stop to lumber production, leading to a lumber shortage in the U.S that is forcing contractors to decide which jobs they can complete.

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Millennium Slate reopens plant to produce personal protective equipment

Millennium Slate LLC, Middle Granville, N.Y., has reopened its manufacturing plant to produce personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How are roofing contractors adapting to a “new normal”?

Josh White, president of Hoosier Contractors, Indianapolis, discusses how his company is adapting to a “new normal” as in-person business operations resume during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Garland Co. launches Defense Force product line

The Garland Co. Inc., Cleveland, has launched its Defense Force line of products designed to clean, disinfect and protect commercial facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Johns Manville plant produces fabric for medical gowns

A Johns Manville manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, S.C., is producing nonwoven fabric for medical gowns to help protect healthcare professionals treating COVID-19 patients.

Commercial Roofers donates masks

Commercial Roofers donates N95 masks to medical professionals

Commercial Roofers Inc., Las Vegas, donated 100 N95 masks to local medical professionals at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas.

H.B. Fuller Construction Products

Disinfectant can be used against coronavirus

H.B. Fuller Construction Products Inc., St. Paul, Minn., has announced Foster® 40-80 First Defense® Disinfectant can be used against coronavirus.

OSHA

OSHA issues guidance to help construction workers during the COVID-19 crisis

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a webpage with coronavirus-related guidance for construction employers and workers.

ABC Roofing Corp.

ABC Roofing donates meals to hospital staff in Florida

ABC Roofing Corp., Coral Springs, Fla., partnered with Guido’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Coral Springs, to donate 50 meals per day to hospital staff during the month of April.

SPFA

SPFA encourages participation in online certification courses

The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance encourages members of the SPF community to take advantage of professional development activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NRCA

NRCA leads new coalition to advocate for the roofing industry

NRCA and 11 other leading roofing industry organizations are teaming up to pursue strategies to assist and promote the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ABC Supply

ABC Supply adds new functionality for order management

To help contractors operate safely during COVID-19, ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., announces customers now can place orders anytime through myABCsupply.

Leo Ruberto

How are roofing professionals working through the COVID-19 crisis?

Leo Ruberto, owner of Feazel Roofing in Columbus, Ohio, and Shanco Roofing in Washington, D.C., explains how his companies are working through the pandemic.

Topps Products

Cleaner and hand sanitizer can be used against coronavirus

Topps Products Inc., Canton, Miss., has announced MultiUse Cleaner™ and Kandu hand sanitizer can be used against coronavirus.

Lawson Roofing

Former NRCA president shares COVID-19 experience

In a recent SFGate article, former NRCA president Frank E. Lawson Jr. shares how COVID-19 is affecting The Lawson Roofing Co., San Francisco.

Employee tests positive for COVID-19

What would you do if an employee tested positive for COVID-19?

Bryan Karel, vice president of operations for Garlock-French Roofing, Minneapolis, discusses his experience with an employee testing positive for COVID-19.

Manning

Manning General Contracting hires unemployed restaurant workers

Manning General Contracting, Lee’s Summit, Mo., hires several unemployed restaurant workers to help handle the company’s increased demand.

TAMKO

TAMKO® Building Products launches measurement and modeling technology

TAMKO Building Products LLC, Joplin, Mo., launches new measurement and 3D modeling technology to help roofing contractors continue business while social distancing.

GAF

GAF creates dedicated webpage for roofing contractors

GAF, Parsippany, N.J., creates a webpage to help address roofing contractors’ needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.