The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress Announces 2018 MVP Award Winners

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress announced the winners of its 18th annual Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, recognizing outstanding roofing workers from Denver; Agawam, Mass.; Apex, N.C.; and Wilmington, N.C. The MVP Awards program honors roofing workers based on their significant contributions in outstanding on-the-job performance/workmanship and outstanding performance/other noteworthy contributions outside the workplace.

The 2018 MVP Award winners are:

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    RCMA Announces Speakers for 2018 International Roof Coatings Conference

    The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) has recently confirmed 12 topics for its third biennial International Roof Coatings Conference (IRCC), which will be held July 23-25 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park in Chicago. The 2018 IRCC will feature the following speakers and topics selected by the RCMA IRCC Working Group:

  • “Chicago Energy Code & Rooftop Reflectivity Code Requirements,” Bill McHugh, Chicago Roofing Contractors Association
  • “Three Things Every Roof…
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    Fasteners Designed to Attach Sheeting over Rigid Insulation

    Triangle Fastener Corporation expands their line of BLAZER Drill Screws with new sizes designed to attach metal panels over rigid insulation. These unique screws have two different threads with a gap in between that eliminates jacking of the panel during installation.

    Features and benefits:

    • A special ¼-14 “high thread” under the screw’s head secures the metal panel tightly against the head for optimal seal
    • Unique unthreaded section eliminates the “jacking” of the panel during…

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    The Tile Roofing Institute Names Anthony Tilton General Counsel

    Anthony Tilton of Cotney Construction Law, LLP was recently named general counsel of the Tile Roofing Institute (TRI). As general counsel, Tilton will provide key legal guidance on corporate structure and bylaws, the board of directors, operations, regulatory compliance, and governance policies.

    “The Tile Roofing Institute is one of the leading experts in the roofing industry,” said Anthony Tilton. “I’m grateful for this opportunity to work alongside some of the best in the…

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    Shingles Engineered to Endure

    Shingles Engineered to Endure
    How tough are GAF shingles? According to this recent extreme testing demonstration, they’re tough enough to withstand hurricane-force-winds, more water than any rainstorm will hit them with, and a continuous blast of red hot embers. GAF Advanced Protection® Shingles with GAF Dura Grip™ Adhesive are engineered to endure. See for yourself!
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    National Roofing Partners Hires Jay Wilbanks as Director of Project Management

    National Roofing Partners (NRP) is proud to announce the addition of Jay Wilbanks as Director of Project Management to the NRP team. Wilbanks has a strong history in construction with executive level program management where he specialized in large-scale, retail development.

    “We continue to build out our projects team,” stated Steve Little, CEO of NRP. “We have a high level of commitment to the projects that our network completes for our national accounts. We continually find that…

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    Soprema Adds Seventh U.S. Contractor Training Center at New Convoy Supply Facility

    Soprema Inc. has expanded its comprehensive contractor training program by opening a new training center in Capitol Heights, Maryland. The new training center is located within a new 15,000-square-foot distribution facility operated by Convoy Supply Inc., a distributer of building envelope materials for the construction industry.

    The new training center will offer courses covering product specifications and application for the full building envelope in a 1,350-square-foot classroom. The…

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    NRCA Announces National Roofing Week Will Take Place June 3-9

    To raise awareness of the significance of roofs to every home and business, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has announced National Roofing Week will take place June 3-9.

    Celebrated each year during the first full week of June, National Roofing Week serves as a reminder that the roof is one of the most important components of every structure. It is the first line of defense against natural elements, such as rain, snow or wind, yet it is often taken for granted until it…

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    OMG’s Douglas “Rocky” Woods Recognized as 2018 MVP by the Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress

    OMG Inc. is proud to announce that the Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has recognized OMG employee Douglas “Rocky” Woods as a 2018 MVP. Rocky was nominated for his performance in two categories: outstanding on-the-job performance and outstanding performance outside the workplace.

    Regarding Rocky’s on-the-job performance, his most impressive accomplishment as an OMG employee is his 33-year safe driving record. Rocky was recognized by the National Safety Council (NSC) as the…

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    The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress Announces 2018 Gold Circle Awards Winners

    The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has awarded five members of the Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress and the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) with the prestigious Gold Circle Award during NRCA’s 131st Annual Convention held Feb. 6-8 in New Orleans. The award recognizes outstanding workmanship, including unique roofing-related jobs, programs and services.

    The 2018 Gold Circle Awards were presented in the following categories:

    Outstanding Workmanship:…

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    Standing Seam Metal Roof Is the Natural Choice for New Cottage in Wisconsin

    A standing seam metal roof comprised of zinc panels was the natural choice to clad the roof of This new construction project in the North Woods of Wisconsin features a standing seam metal roof comprised of zinc panels. Photos: RHEINZINK

    A standing seam metal roof comprised of zinc panels was the natural choice to clad the roof of a new cottage located in the North Woods of Wisconsin. Approximately 2,500 square feet of RHEINZINK Double Lock Standing Seam Panels met the owner’s criteria….

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    MRA Predicts Major Demand for U.S. Metal Roofing Installers this Spring

    With a hot U.S. housing market and still-favorable interest rates, the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) is predicting a heavier than usual demand for qualified metal roofing installers and contractors for spring 2018.

    For homeowners planning improvement projects this season, that means the time to swing into action is now, says MRA’s Executive Director Renee Ramey. That’s especially true for metal roofing, which is booming in popularity thanks to its durability and exceptional performance…

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    IRE and R&D

    The conventional wisdom is that when the overall economy is strong, manufacturers feel more comfortable investing their resources in research and development of new products. I don’t have hard numbers to back that assertion up, but in my experience, at least anecdotally, it seems to be borne out. During the Great Recession years of the last decade, the number of new products coming to market seemed to decline. If the array of new products I saw at this year’s International Roofing Expo…

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    Two-Component SPF Adhesive Designed to Provide More Coverage, Faster Flow Rate

    DUOTACK SPFSoprema introduces a low-pressure, two-component spray polyurethane foam (SPF) adhesive to its DUOTACK family of roofing adhesive products. DUOTACK SPF was designed to provide quick, efficient adhesion of PVC membranes, insulation and coverboards to approved substrates. According to the manufacturer, the product was developed by Soprema chemists with vast knowledge and experience in the roofing and polyurethane foam industry to provide 50 percent more coverage and a faster flow rate than…

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    S-5! Offers New AIA-Approved Course on Snow Retention Devices

    S-5! is offering a new AIA CEU Continuing Education course: “Snow Retention Devices, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” The one-hour AIA approved HSW (Health, Safety and Welfare) course is available online or as a live presentation in a “lunch and learn” format presented by Harry Lubitz, CSI, CDT, RCI, the Architectural and National Accounts Director for S-5!

    The course provides framework for understanding the importance of snow retention on roofs, examines various roof type…

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    Green and Sustainable Roof Systems Highlight Durham Custom Home

    The custom home in Durham, North Carolina features a standing seam metal roof, a balcony, a roof deck and a garden roof. The carport roof is made from solar panels. Photo: David Solow.

    When Alison Trott purchased a vacant corner lot in the historic Cleveland-Holloway neighborhood in Durham, North Carolina, she wanted to use the space to construct her dream home. She wasn’t sure exactly what she wanted, but she had several priorities in mind. “When I built the house, I wanted to try…

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    ATAS International Recognized as Top Workplace for Third Consecutive Year

    ATAS International, Inc. has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor for the third consecutive year by The Morning Call. The organizations who receive a Top Workplaces award are determined solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Energage, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including employee engagement, leadership, alignment, and connection, just…

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    Reinforced EPDM Membrane Offers Tape-to-Tape Technology

    JM EPDMJohns Manville unveils a new reinforced EPDM membrane sheet with tape-to-tape technology, JM EPDM R FIT. According to the manufacturer, the product is field tested and proven to speed up installation by as much as four times, leading to lower labor costs. The expense and time involved when using other membranes that require primer is also eliminated since no primer is needed, leading to lower installed costs. The initial bond between tape-to-tape membrane sheets has been measured to be up…

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    Silicone Coating Restores the Roof, Reduces Utility Costs

    At the Shoppes of Johnson’s Landing in Angier, North Carolina, ACC applied a high-solids silicone roof coating on the 20-year-old metal roof to seal penetrations, restore the roof, and provide a white reflective coating. Photos: All-County Contracting (ACC)

    Glenn Wujcik, the owner of All-County Contracting (ACC), headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, has been fascinated with spray rigs since he and his brother first used one in 1979 to insulate a van with spray polyurethane foam…

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    Snow-Retention System Utilizes Snap-Fit Design

    AceClamp ColosSnapAceClamp offers the Color Snap, a patented snow-retention system that utilizes a snap-fit design. The product ships to roofers with fully assembled, ready-to-install components and snap-in ice clips. The product is available for either standing seam metal roofing or membrane roofing with a variant of the product known as Color Snap-M. According to the company, both varieties offer greater installation flexibility, are easier to install, and help to reduce labor costs by minimizing…

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    Acme Cone Company Relocates to Larger Headquarters

    Acme Cone Company, a manufacturer of prefabricated custom and standard single-ply flashings, announced that it has moved its administrative and manufacturing operations to a new, larger location to accommodate the growing demand for their products.

    “The new building has the space we need to invest in machinery and create a lean flow that will allow us to continue to meet the product demand while also gaining efficiencies in our operations,” stated Acme Cone Company CFO Tim Luck.

    The…

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    Standing Seam Metal Roof Crowns Jaindl Farms Office Addition

    The Jaindl Farms office complex sits on an a 12,000-acre turkey farm complete with its own feed mill. Photo: Steve Wolfe Photography.

    Jaindl Farms is a multigenerational family business that encompasses a land development company and a fully integrated turkey farm. Its headquarters sits on 12,000 acres of farmland in Orefield, Pennsylvania, where the company grows the crops to make the feed for its turkeys. When the owners contacted MKSD Architects in Allentown, Pennsylvania, about adding…

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    National Roofing Partners Hires David Adams as Vice President of Revenue

    National Roofing Partners announced the addition of David Adams as Vice President of Revenue to the NRP team. Adams who has a record of achievement of 28 years and has demonstrated success leading numerous successful companies in facilities and construction related businesses will lead the NRP sales team.

    Adams has a long history of working on the national account level including work with Tremco, CentiMark, RoofConnect, Facilities Solutions in his own consulting group as a Business…

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