Rigid Insulation Designed for Variety of Commercial Wall Assemblies

Atlas EnergyShield Pro is a rigid insulation designed for commercial wall assemblies. With thousands of NFPA 285 approved assemblies, EnergyShield Pro can be used in a variety of wall configurations, according to the manufacturer. In addition, the product offers a high R-value and meets rigorous testing requirements for use as a weather-resistant barrier (WRB) and as an air barrier.

Available with foil or coated glass facers, EnergyShield Pro products offer options for vapor closed or vapor open designs. In addition, foil faced EnergyShield Pro is suitable for both exterior and interior exposed use. Glass-faced EnergyShield CGF Pro includes a dark gray facer on one side for open rain-screen designs. EnergyShield PlyPro offers a fire-treated plywood surface to make cladding fastening quick and easy. Choose the option that enhances the productivity on your project by saving material and labor.

For more information, visit www.atlasrwi.com.

IKO Holds Grand Opening Celebration for New Plant in Hillsboro, Texas

IKO held an official grand opening ceremony to celebrate the opening of the company’s newest production facility in Hillsboro, Texas. According to Marketing Director Carol Perkins, local dignitaries and IKO customers were on hand to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour the plant during the grand opening celebration held March 22. The new plant began producing product in late December.

The 250,000-square-foot production and warehouse facility is historic for IKO as it completes the company’s manufacturing footprint in the United States, allowing it to better serve and build upon the customer and homeowner base in the Southwest. IKO opened its first U.S. asphalt shingle plant in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1981.

According to Vice President of Sales (U.S.) Keith Lowe, the new flagship facility is a vital component of the company’s long-term strategic expansion plan as well as a significant statement on the company’s commitment to the U.S. market. “IKO has built more modern facilities and invested more in our technology in the past twenty years than anyone else in our industry,” said Lowe. “We are proud of the effort and resources that we’ve invested in better serving our U.S. customers.”

The Hillsboro facility employs 65 people locally, with the possibility for future expansion to meet consumer demand. The project was announced in 2015, shortly after the company opened its IKO Southeast facility in Sylacauga, Alabama. Plans are already underway for the construction of a new facility west of Toronto, Ontario, modernizing IKO’s first plant in eastern Canada, built in 1958.

For more information, visit www.iko.com.

Adjustable Roof Anchor Also Aids Ladder Access on Steep-Slope Roofs

The RIDGEPRO is a versatile and adjustable roof anchor that can be connected to the peak before stepping onto a steep-slope roof, allowing a safe transition on and off ladders on roofs with pitches ranging from 6/12 to 12/12. The innovative arch straddles ridge vents, and the adjustable, pitch-specific settings are designed to maximize contact between the RIDGEPRO and the roof surface, offering faster access to the peak than standard rope-and-harness techniques, according to the manufacturer.

The product offers integrated rope-and-harness connection capabilities, is easy to assemble and install, and can be anchored for extended-access roofing requirements. Constructed from solid, aircraft-grade aluminum, it exceeds industry standard of 5,000-pound tensile strength test when anchored.

The RIDGEPRO features an etched pitch grid that allows the user to customize the setting for pitches ranging from 6/12 to 12/12 and four pre-drilled holes in its cross members for anchoring capabilities.

Using its integrated wheels, the user can push the RIDGEPRO to the peak of the roof with an extension pole, grip it to the ridge, and secure a lanyard to a personal fall arrest system before stepping onto the roof. It also helps make accessing the ladder more safe and secure when leaving the roof.

For more information and a demonstration video, visit www.theridgepro.com.

CertainTeed Solar Products Now Available through United Electric Supply

CertainTeed is now distributing its Apollo II solar roofing systems and US Series solar modules in the eastern United States. Both of these highly-efficient and aesthetically pleasing solutions offer installers and their customers the strongest warranty in the industry, backed by the stability of CertainTeed’s century-long legacy of roofing manufacturing in the United States, according to the company.

“We’re very excited about our new partnership with United Electric Supply,” said Mark Stancroff, director of CertainTeed Solar. “For more than fifty years they have continuously evolved to keep pace with the ever-changing construction marketplace. This dedication, combined with a commitment to offering the best products and customer support, make them an ideal distributor for CertainTeed Solar.”

The partnership brings CertainTeed Solar’s Apollo II and Apollo Tile II solar roofing systems along with high-efficiency 300W black US Series 60 cell solar modules to United Electric’s distribution network, which spans across Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Northern Virginia and New Jersey. All CertainTeed products added to the United Electric portfolio are proudly manufactured in the United States using foreign and domestic components.

“We are thrilled to bring on an incredible manufacturer like CertainTeed Solar,” said Mike Howell, product manager with United Electric Supply. “Between their unrivaled products and the strength and stability they bring to the solar industry, it’s a natural fit for us to team up and deliver high-quality, differentiated products and services to customers in our network.”

For more information, visit www.certainteed.com/solar.

Adhesive-Free Roofing System Eliminates Temperature Restrictions

Carlisle SynTec Systems introduces its RapidLock (RL) Roofing System. This adhesive-free system uses VELCRO Brand Securable Solutions to fully attach 115-mil FleeceBACK RL EPDM or FleeceBACK RL TPO to InsulBase RL or SecurShield HD RL polyiso insulation. According to the manufacturer, the RapidLock system does away with temperature restrictions, has no VOCs or odors, offers wind uplift ratings comparable to traditional fully adhered single-ply systems and has a Factory Mutual 1-90 approval rating. The adhesive-free system also saves time and labor.

Carlisle’s new RapidLock Roofing System was unveiled at the 2018 International Roofing Expo in February 2018, where it won Best Commercial Product in the Expo’s Product Showcase. Judges reviewed new products and selected winners based on a number of criteria including innovation, productivity, and cost-effectiveness.

“We’re very excited about this product, seeing that it’s an industry first – a fully adhered system that’s adhesive-less,” said Chad Buhrman, Carlisle’s Insulation Product Manager.

“Carlisle’s RapidLock system is a game-changer for contractors. RapidLock installations are quick, quiet, and odor-free, making this system an ideal solution for occupied buildings,” said Austin Kulp, Carlisle’s FleeceBACK Product Manager.

For more information, visit www.carlislesyntec.com.

Shingles Offer Time-Release Technology to Fight Algae Growth

Seeking to reduce the prevalence of unsightly shingle discoloration caused by blue-green algae growth, which impacts 80 percent of U.S. homes, GAF introduces StainGuard Plus Technology. According to the manufacturer, the company’s proprietary time-release copper ion technology releases 10 times as much stain-fighting copper as its traditional copper coated mineral granules to better resist the growth of algae. This technology is currently available on GAF’s Timberline Ultra HD Stainguard Plus labeled shingles and is backed by a 25-year limited warranty against blue-green algae discoloration.

For more information, visit www.GAF.com.

TAMKO Offering Exclusive Training for Pro Certified Contractors

TAMKO Building Products, Inc. is excited to offer new live webinar training exclusively for its Pro Certified Contractors. The training is available now and includes multiple webinars that cover business tools to help contractors increase and manage their business.

“We want success for our TAMKO Pro Certified Contractors,” said Vice President of Sales and Marketing for TAMKO, Stephen McNally. “These webinars introduce TAMKO Pros to technology and business resources that are available to help them achieve more with their roofing business.”

TAMKO’s 2018 webinar series began in March and the lineup includes topics such as: home industry trends, led by HomeAdvisor; the basics of social media for businesses, led by Digital Fusion; how financing jobs can increase your business revenue, led by GreenSky; and the importance of roof measurement technology and how to use it, led by EagleView Technologies. Webinar host companies and topics will vary monthly.

A goal of the TAMKO Pro Certified Contractor program is to help contractors grow their business and assist them with finding the tools and services to help along the way. As part of the program, contractors are also eligible for Pro Rewards where they can earn cash back for qualifying purchases.

For more information, visit TAMKOpro.com.

 

Partner Jamie Little Joins Cotney Construction Law

Cotney Construction Law, LLP is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Jamie Little as a partner at their firm. Little brings over ten years of experience as an attorney, primarily focused on construction law. She will be managing Cotney Construction Law’s Nashville office.

“I’m so thrilled to be a part of this team,” said Little. “Cotney Construction Law is a progressive firm that believes in diversity. The Nashville legal community needs this level of diversity and service. The decision to join was easy. I am excited to help and defend the construction industry in Nashville and throughout Tennessee.”

“Not only does Jamie possess a tremendous work ethic and real world construction knowledge, but her experience in construction law will definitely serve as an asset to our team. We are glad to have her on board, paving the way for our efforts in Tennessee,” said Trent Cotney, CEO.

Jamie Little is licensed to practice in Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Prior to joining Cotney Construction Law, Little worked for a well-known construction law firm, specializing in construction litigation.

For more information, visit http://trentcotney.com.

New Ridge Vent Provides 15 Square Inches of Net Free Area Per Linear Foot

Keene Building Products offers VIPER VENTKeene Building Products offers VIPER VENT, a patented, lightweight ridge vent that provides an 15 square inches of net free vent area per linear foot. According to the manufacturer, its one-of a-kind double density edge provides superior strength and rigidity, ensuring its ability to maintain a sleek finished look that makes it virtually invisible from the curb.

VIPER VENT has a filter that is manufactured with extra thick fibers, and the company states the UV resistant textile is 40 percent thicker than the industry standard, allowing it to provide superior air flow over its lifetime.

The product is manufactured in five versions: 20 LF; 20 LF with nails; 50 LF; 50 LF with nails; and a 4-foot stick. It can be applied on an asphalt, wood, tile, metal, or slate roof.

For more information, visit www.KeeneBuilding.com.

ATAS International Upgrades Certification to ISO 9001:2015

ATAS International’s operations were certified to the ISO 9001:2000 international quality system standard in 2006. In April 2018, the ATAS ISO certification has been upgraded to ISO 9001:2015 (with design in the Allentown, PA locations). This certification assists ATAS with maintaining industry leadership; utilizing a customer focus and quality improvements that are consistent with continued growth, enhanced customer service, and employee satisfaction; harnessing growth responsibly.

The ISO 9001:2015 certification is valid until April 2021. It is applicable to ATAS’ design and manufacturing of metal roofing systems, wall panels, ceilings, rainware, framing systems, flat sheets, slit coils, and toll processed products for commercial and residential construction industries, including products that promote improved energy efficiency. It is also issued to ATAS as a provider of additional materials, components, and supplies that are required for a complete system approach to construction projects.

ATAS chose Intertek as their partner to assist in the transition to ISO 9001:2015. Intertek is a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, helping their customers to improve the quality of their products, services, assets, and processes.

The ISO 9001 series of certifications is based on seven quality management principles, including: customer focus, leadership, engagement of people, process approach, improvement, evidence-based decision making, and relationship management. The 2015 version of ISO 9001 is less prescriptive than its predecessors and focuses on performance. This is achieved by combining the process approach with risk-based thinking and employing the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle at all levels in the organization. Greater emphasis on building a management system suited to each organization’s particular needs is applied.

Dick Bus, President of ATAS International, said “We are very proud to achieve this upgrade in our quality management system, to become certified to ISO 9001:2015. The ATAS management team meets monthly to review our progress toward continuous improvement. Everyone is involved and accountable to aligning our quality products and services to our business strategy for growth. This commitment to certification and excellence ensures that we will continue to deliver the highest quality of metal cladding and building components, as well as services, to all of our stakeholders.”

For more information, visit www.atas.com.