ABC Supply Honors A.J. Foyt’s Distinguished Racing Career With Tribute Car at Indy 500

ABC Supply Co. Inc. is celebrating the 60th anniversary of A.J. Foyt’s first Indy 500 win by sponsoring the No. 1 tribute car for AJ Foyt Racing at this year’s Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. 

ABC Supply is a longtime supporter and friend of AJ Foyt Racing, sponsoring the team and various races over the past 17 years. Race fans can tune in May 30 for the 105th Running of the Indy 500 to watch J.R. Hildebrand pilot the No. 1 ABC Supply Chevrolet. 

Foyt’s award-winning racing career spans decades, and he is renowned for being the first driver to win the Indy 500 four times. A.J. Foyt’s career and legacy will be honored at this year’s event in the following ways: 

  • Chip Ganassi Racing, the reigning NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion, will release its No. 1 race car number to Foyt’s team. J.R. Hildebrand will drive the No. 1 ABC Supply Chevrolet.
  • The car will sport a throwback paint job featuring a large red No. 1 over a primarily white body. The car’s candy-apple-red nose will be trimmed with black stripes. This vintage design is a nod to the Bowes Seal Fast Offenhauser roadster that Foyt drove in 1961.
  • Hildebrand and the ABC Supply crew will wear uniforms modeled after what Foyt and his team wore in 1961. Hildebrand will wear solid white, and the crew will wear white shirts and fire suits that have collars trimmed in black and feature a black pocket with black pants.

“Our associates have been longtime fans of the Indy 500 and AJ Foyt Racing, and we’re excited to share this celebratory moment with them,” said Mike Jost, COO of ABC Supply. “A.J. is a living legend and part of our ABC family, and we’re honored to be part of the 60th anniversary of his first Indy 500 win.”

For more information, visit www.abcsupply.com.

ABC Supply Co. Inc. Opens Location in Salt Lake City, Utah

ABC Supply Co. Inc. has opened a new location at 4228 W 1730 S in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jade Robison manages the new location. He first joined ABC Supply in 2008 as a roof loader at the company’s Orem, Utah, location. Robison spent the last three and a half years managing the Spokane Valley, Washington, location, where he consistently increased sales every year.

“Our Salt Lake City branch is our fifth location in Utah and will allow us to meet the growing demands for building products and support in the area,” said Matt Cooper, vice president of ABC Supply’s West Region. “Jade and his team will do a great job of ensuring that contractors get the support they need to make their jobs easier.”

Branch hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. MT, Monday through Friday. The phone number is (801) 906-7770. Contractors can also place and review orders and track deliveries using myABCsupply.

For more information, visit www.abcsupply.com.

MFM Building Products Announces Expansion Project

MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, has recently announced a substantial Expansion Project for 2021. This coincides with the company’s 60th Anniversary being celebrated in 2021. The company hosted a Groundbreaking Ceremony for local dignitaries and media in Coshocton, Ohio, on March 19.

The thrust of the Expansion Project is adding close to 50,000 square feet to the production area and the acquisition of new production equipment to meet the rising demand for orders. MFM has been acquiring additional raw materials to ensure product availability for their customer base and this new facility will accommodate this additional inventory. The building is planned to be completed by the fall of 2021, and the new production equipment to be installed and operational by early 2022.

Other aspects of the Expansion Project include razing a building on the company property, constructing new offices in the main headquarters building, and the addition of a new, state-of-the-art Research & Development laboratory for increased quality control and new product development. In total, the company expects to hire an additional 20 full-time employees as part of the Expansion Project.

According to Tony Reis, President, “The Expansion Project is the result of continued company growth and the company’s commitment to meeting the needs of our customers today and in the future. With this investment, we hope to introduce new waterproofing projects to our portfolio of existing waterproofing membranes. As an ESOP company, there is a lot of excitement among our employees as MFM continues to grow.”

For more information concerning MFM Building Products, visit www.mfmbp.com

S-5! Launches Spanish Company Facebook Page Amidst Growth in Latin America

S-5! announces its new Spanish company Facebook page dedicated to the Latin American market. Building owners, design professionals, solar installers and S-5! distributors can stay up-to-date with S-5!’s product offerings, training videos and educational webinars―all in Spanish. S-5! will share its Latin American case studies, featuring a variety of residential and commercial projects with its rail-less, direct-attach solar mounting solutions.

 “S-5! continues to experience growth throughout Latin America and has recently onboarded a number of new distributors in the region with an uptick in business since February, especially in the exposed-fastener roofing market since the launch of our new product RibBracket V,” said Juan Carlos Fuentes, S-5! International Director of Sales and Business Development for Latin America.

And soon, S-5! will announce its upcoming tradeshow participation and speaking engagements at shows like Solartec Americas, Costa Rica; ExpoSolar Columbia; The Green Expo, Mexico; SolarExpo Chile; Solar Power Mexico; GENERA, Spain; and Energy 2021, Puerto Rico.

“New customers and distributors are reaching out to us from all markets to learn about our engineered mounting technologies, extensive load testing and expertise with metal roofs,” continued Carlos Fuentes. “We look forward to expanding our outreach through our new Spanish company Facebook page. This new communication channel will help us to directly reach our target audience.” 

For more information about S-5!’s work in Latin America, contact paulao@s-5.com.

For more information about the company, visit www.S-5.com

LafargeHolcim Successfully Closes Firestone Building Products Acquisition

LafargeHolcim announced that its Holcim Participations (US) Inc. subsidiary has successfully completed the acquisition of Firestone Building Products, following all regulatory approvals. The transaction closed earlier than expected due to smooth collaboration with Bridgestone, and all 1,900 employees will be joining LafargeHolcim. 

Jan Jenisch, LafargeHolcim CEO, said, “I warmly welcome the Firestone Building Products team into the LafargeHolcim family. Together, we will lead this iconic company’s next era of growth to become the global leader in flat roofing systems. As we expand its leadership in the US to Europe and Latin America, I want the world to know that “NOBODY COVERS YOU BETTER” than Firestone. I am excited about the strong growth prospects, accelerated by the many opportunities from President Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ plan. With its leading roofing systems, Firestone Building Products makes us a partner of choice from rooftop to foundation. This truly is a milestone for LafargeHolcim as we become the global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions.” 

Taylor Cole, Firestone Building Products President, stated, “Today opens an exciting new era in Firestone Building Products’ rich history. The Firestone Building Products team is thrilled to join the LafargeHolcim family. Together, we are in a prime position to accelerate our growth by combining Firestone Building Products’ advanced technologies and know-how with LafargeHolcim’s global scale and reach.” 

Firestone Building Products will remain headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.For more information, visit www.lafargeholcim.com.

OMG, Inc. Leases Another 60,000 Square Feet in Agawam Industrial Park

To accommodate continued growth and expansion, OMG, Inc., has leased another 60,000 square feet of space in the Agawam Industrial Park at 320 Bowles Road, Agawam, Massachusetts. This brings OMG’s footprint in the industrial park to 480,000 square feet in six facilities on Bowles Road, Silver Street and HP Almgren Drive.

“We continue to see increased demand for our products,” said Hubert McGovern, president, and CEO. “To accommodate this growth, and as part of our long-term strategic plan, we have expanded our capabilities including finished goods packing. Additionally, we are adding 25 new jobs for this operation.”

The new 60,000-square-foot facility includes warehousing, assembly, and office space, as well as five shipping and receiving docks. 

Founded in 1981 as Olympic Fasteners, OMG today is a leading manufacturer and global supplier of fasteners, products and technology for residential construction and commercial roofing applications.  The company currently employs nearly 600 employees globally and is one of the largest employers in Western Massachusetts. In addition to its Agawam-based operations, OMG has manufacturing plants in Addison, Illinois, and in Rockford, Minnesota, and a global sales force of over 100 in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company produces more than a billion fasteners per year to support its two operating divisions – OMG Roofing Products and FastenMaster. 

For more, visit www.OMGInc.com.

Lifetime Tool Names New Territory Sales Manager

Lifetime Tool, an award-winning manufacturer of roof system components, announced that Richard Mason has joined the Lifetime Tool Team as its new Territory Sales Manager for Connecticut, Hudson Valley and Northern New Jersey. 

Mason brings more than 20 years of experience in sales having worked with and for several international manufactures, including Ashley Norton, Inc., a high-end architectural hardware manufacturer. “We are extremely pleased to have Rich join us, his skill set and ability to grasp the nuances of selling high value products is exactly what Lifetime Tool was looking for in that area,” said Ben Weber, Vice President of Lifetime Tool.

Mason has an MBA from Rutgers University along with training from Dale Carnegie, Covey Leadership and Spectrum Training. He and his wife Ann will be based in Northern New Jersey. 

For more information, visit www.LifeTimetool.com.

SOPREMA Launches E-Commerce Platform

SOPREMA, Inc. unveiled its online storefront at SOPREMA.us. SOPREMA e-commerce in the United States features some of the company’s most popular maintenance, restoration and operations (MRO) products.

“SOPREMA is excited to offer our customers our industry-leading products on the go,” said Matt Davis, Marketing Content and Brand Manager and lead on the project. “On the jobsite, at the end of the day, or over lunch, customers can purchase SOPREMA products wherever they are, any time of the day and have them delivered directly to their place of business.”

SOPREMA e-commerce offers a variety of product categories from accessories to tools.

“Just grab a computer, tablet, or phone and rest assured that the SOPREMA products you need are on their way to you,” Davis said.

To experience SOPREMA e-commerce, visit www.soprema.us/shop.

Polyglass Announces New Code Approvals for Fire-Resistant Polystick XFR Underlayment

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., announced that its self-adhered fire-resistant underlayment, Polystick XFR, has received a new Notice of Acceptance (NOA) from Miami-Dade County (NOA No.: 20-1117.03).

Polystick XFR is a dual-purpose fire-resistant and self-adhered waterproofing underlayment that offers superior fire resistance for a variety of high-temperature applications, including combustible decks with metal roof coverings.

The approved use of the product includes installation over an anchor sheet mechanically fastened to non-insulated wood decks. Please refer to the NOA for system specific limitations and installation requirements.

The Miami-Dade NOA represents the latest in a growing number of code approvals for Polystick XFR as industry regulatory agencies recognize its ability to meet or exceed their standards for superior roof protection.

As of now, Polystick XFR holds approval with the following Code Agencies:

  • Underwriter Laboratories (UL)
  • International Codes Council (ICC-ES)
  • Miami-Dade County
  • Florida Building Code (FBC)
  • Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)
  • California Office of State Fire Marshal (Cal OSFM)

Polystick XFR underlayment consists of an SBS (elastomeric) modified bitumen upper compound and an aggressive self-adhesive compound on the bottom featuring our patented ADESO® self-adhering technology. Polystick XFR also features our patent-pending Burn-Shield™ technology, which offers outstanding resistance to flame spread. The result is an advanced penetration-resistant, fire-resistant, easy-install underlayment that offers unmatched waterproof resistance while also being rated to withstand temperatures up to 265 °F.

These recent code approvals for Polystick XFR underscore Polyglass’ ongoing commitment to develop industry-leading technologies and solutions for commercial roofing systems across the globe.

For more information, visit polyglass.us.

Duro-Last Announces Participation in Estimating Edge

Duro-Last announced the company’s participation in Estimating Edge, the technology provider for The EDGE Estimator, a cloud-based estimating solution and a jobsite project management app called EDGE On Site. 

“Duro-Last is committed to providing contractors with innovative, time-saving products and solutions for their business,” said Steve Ruth, Senior Vice President of Sales Operations. “Estimating Edge fits into this strategy for us by offering an easy-to-use tool that can not only help contractors bid Duro-Last projects more accurately and efficiently, but manage the jobsite more effectively as well.”

The EDGE software now comes pre-populated with the full catalog of Duro-Last products and pricing, including the flagship custom-fabricated Duro-Last membrane, roll good membrane options, metal edge accessories and details by EXCEPTIONAL Metals, Duro-Guard Insulation solutions, and roofing system accessories. With the click of a button, contractors can immediately start creating a new bid for their next Duro-Last project. Plus, updates to products and prices are easily managed by users, significantly reducing software maintenance.

“The EDGE was developed by experienced industry professionals and top-tier programmers with the goal of helping contractors of all sizes estimate more efficiently and become more profitable,” said Adam Oaks, CEO of Estimating Edge. “We have spent decades in the field, so we understand the need for accurate and timely estimates. That’s why we set out to create a better solution, and we’re excited to now bring that solution to Duro-Last contractors.”

For more information, visit www.duro-last.com