Metl-Span Features Top Projects in 2020 Calendar

Metl-Span has compiled its annual list of Projects of the Month and is featuring them in its 2020 calendar. The Project of the Year, featured on the cover, is the 54 Middlesex office building renovation in Bedford, Massachusetts. Metl-Span provided approximately 16,000 square feet of 3-inch CF Architectural insulated metal panels in 24-inch and 36-inch widths. The IMPs, with a 22-gauge exterior skin and 26-gauge interior skin, were installed over an existing split-face masonry wall with a custom clip, to metal studs. Half of the panels were Regal Gray and half were Polar White. IMPs provided a fresh look to a dated office building which is now a source of pride for the employees and surrounding area.

“Architects and installers continue to use Metl-Span insulated metal panels to construct what turn out to be their signature projects, which rejuvenate communities,” said Amanda Storer, Director Brand Marketing at Metl-Span. “Insulated metal panels are becoming more and more popular in a variety of construction markets, from schools to offices to recreational facilities. Durability, aesthetic variety and performance are a few of the reasons IMP usage is growing.”

Other winning projects featured in the 2020 Metl-Span calendar include the EFI Inkjet office in Londonderry, New Hampshire; Home2Suites by Hilton in Chicago; Boston Sports Institute in Wellesley, Massachusetts; Zialena Winery in Geyserville, California; Pablo Center at the Confluence in Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Amazon in Spokane, Washington; North Star Academy in Newark, New Jersey; Sofidel America in Circleville, Ohio; Boston Medflight Hangar in Bedford, Massachusetts; High Point Climbing and Fitness in Memphis, Tennessee; and Atlantic Aviation PDK in Atlanta, Georgia.

For more detailed information on these projects, please visit www.metlspan.com.

Convoy Supply Opens New Distribution Facility in Vancouver, Washington

Convoy Supply, a supplier of construction materials in Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest, announced the opening of a new facility in Vancouver, Washington. The soft opening of the branch is scheduled for early October, with an official opening celebration and ribbon cutting planned for October 24.

The 14,000-square-foot building on 2.5 acres was designed by architect Mildren Design Group and built by general contractor Robert Evans Company. Century Pacific LLP provided construction management services. The building was designed as a full-service distribution center, stocking products specified for use in roofing, waterproofing, insulation, and wall cladding, manufactured by North America’s finest companies within the construction industry.

“It’s always exciting to design and build a greenfield location,” stated Alma Garnett, President of Convoy Supply. “Convoy has terrific customers and supply partners throughout the Northwest and we are pleased to expand our service reach and improve our efficiencies along the I-5 corridor. We are grateful for the support of our business in this region.”

“This new location is critical to fulfilling Convoy’s mission to serve our customers efficiently and effectively in Southwest Washington and Portland Metro,” added Rick Solecki, General Manager, Convoy USA. “This will be a satellite to our Yeon Avenue branch in Portland, maintaining all of the benefits of our larger location, but adding ease of accessibility for customers and jobs north of the Columbia River.”

For more information, visit www.convoy-supply.com.

PPG to Debut New Color Series For Metal Coatings at METALCON 2019

PPG announced that it will unveil a new series of colors for its PPG DURANAR MXL and PPG DURABRITE metal coatings at METALCON 2019 in Pittsburgh and also serve as one of the event’s two premier sponsors. According to the company, the new Mineral Series color line offers architects new design options that blend seamlessly into urban landscapes with semi-transparent earth tones that subtly shimmer when exposed to sunlight. 

“We are honored to have METALCON in our backyard this year and really wanted to use the platform to showcase our company’s heritage as an innovator in a city that thrives on innovation,” said Kevin Braun, PPG vice president, industrial coatings. “By developing the Mineral Series, we are giving architects and designers a new palette to change what is possible in building design. The new colors provide on-trend visual appeal without sacrificing durability or corrosion performance. It’s a win-win.”

PPG also will highlight its PPG Durastar and PPG Duraform coatings at the show. Designed to meet American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2604 specifications for light metal construction, PPG Durastar coatings are formulated with an advanced silicon-polyester blend to cost-effectively enhance the beauty of architectural metal. PPG Duraform coatings are based on next-generation polyester resins developed by PPG and are engineered to meet AAMA 2603 performance specifications for light residential construction and building products.  

Outside of the booth, PPG will sponsor the “Finding Strength in Teamwork & Diversity” keynote address by former Pittsburgh Penguins player and NHL legend Bryan Trottier on October 16 at 11 a.m. in the PPG Theater. In discussing his personal and professional journey, Trottier will share his thoughts on the importance of leadership, the uniqueness and strength of teams, and the benefits of diverse thinking, perspectives and experience in an organization.

Established in 1991, METALCON is the largest international event in the metal construction industry. It is the only annual tradeshow and conference devoted entirely to the application of metal in industrial, institutional, light commercial and residential projects. This year’s event will be held October 16-18 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, which is a LEED Platinum-certified building that features PPG coatings throughout its interior and exterior. 

For more information, visit PPG at booth 1037 at METALCON 2019 or visit www.ppgmetalcoatings.com.

Owens Corning Names ‘Pacific Wave’ the 2020 Shingle Color of the Year

Owens Corning announced Pacific Wave as the 2020 Shingle Color of the Year. Pacific Wave is part of the Owens Corning TruDefinition Duration Designer Colors Collection. According to the manufacturer, the proprietary shingle collection integrates unique combinations of saturated colors for a rich, high-contrast dimensional effect bringing depth and style to the home’s roof. 

“Pacific Wave is a color that people unexpectedly fall in love with,” said Sue Burkett, Owens Corning Roofing Strategic Marketing Manager. “Blue is a calming and serene color, yet it’s also strong and powerful. Many people who love blue hesitate to use it as a roof color choice, but they soon discover how exciting and versatile Pacific Wave is with a wide range of architecture and style. It’s a surprise and delight when they see all of the possibilities Pacific Wave brings to a home’s exterior.” 

Disrupting conventional approaches to blue and gray shingles, Pacific Wave was inspired by the deep, powerful and constantly shifting hues of the ocean. Pale blue mixed with dark and light gray granules add dimension that can achieve a relaxed, coastal vibe or a strong, stately look. Pacific Wave elevates standard gray shingles to a whole new level. 

“Pacific Wave was chosen based on its versatility and how it complements present and emerging housing and interior trends,” Burkett added. “Whether topping off a cozy ranch in the Pacific Northwest, a modern farmhouse in the Midwest or the stately elegance of a brick colonial home in the South, Pacific Wave brings curb appeal and style to America’s home exteriors.”

To celebrate the announcement of Pacific Wave, Owens Corning Roofing is adding three new style boards featuring Pacific Wave as the central design element. Meant to inspire homeowners’ exterior color decisions, the new boards along with 30 other style boards, can be found at www.shinglecoloroftheyear.com

Homeowners can explore other “design and inspire” tools on the site. New in 2020, Owens Corning will introduce a design partner, Chad Esslinger, to share exterior design insights via online tips, blog posts and a curated mood board. “The addition of a nationally recognized design personality using color in daily practice is a new resource that will help homeowners explore possibilities and make a personal style statement. We are excited about introducing this element soon,” said Burkett.

The Shingle Color of the Year initiative recognizes and engages women influencers in roofing decisions. Owens Corning earned the Women’s Choice Award as America’s most recommended roofing products for the second consecutive year.

Pacific Wave becomes the fourth Owens Corning® Shingle Color of the Year following Black Sable in 2019, Sand Dune in 2018, and Sedona Canyon in 2017. It is commercially available nationwide now. 

For more information, visit www.shinglecoloroftheyear.com and www.owenscorning.com.

GAF Announces Plans to Open New Plant in Pennsylvania

GAF announced plans to open a new polyisocyanurate manufacturing plant in New Columbia, Pennsylvania, that is expected to create at least 35 skilled manufacturing and office jobs. This will be GAF’s fourth ISO plant, joining Cedar City, Utah; Gainseville, Texas; and Statesboro, Georgia. The targeted date for production to begin is 2021.

The new plant will exclusively manufacture polyisocyanurate, a rigid foam board insulation. EnergyGuard Polyiso Insulation board is made of glass fiber-reinforced cellulosic felt facers bonded to a core of isocyanurate foam. According to the manufacturer, EnergyGuard Polyiso Roof Insulation is lighter than most other insulating products offering comparable thermal resistance; it is as much as five times lighter in weight than many other materials with the same R-value.

Across the United States, GAF strives to positively impact the communities where employees and contractors live and work. GAF chose to build a second plant in the New Columbia area because of the talented workforce, excellent rail service, proximity to an interstate highway and its customer base in the Northeast. Adding the fourth ISO plant is part of the company’s larger efforts to create a brighter, more sustainable future for its consumers and associates.

For more information, visit www.GAF.com

Plyco Announces New National Sales and Marketing Director

Plyco Corporation announced it has named Tom Granitz as its new national sales and marketing director. Since 1989, Granitz has worked in various positions with Dominion Building Products, EXPI-Door, and most recently as general manager for Diamond Door Products at the Elkhart, Indiana manufacturing facility. 

Plyco manufactures and/or distributes a wide variety of products including metal doors, windows, horse stall systems, ventilation products, reflective insulation, fasteners and closures. 

For more information, visit www.plyco.com.

Rheinzink Names New Regional Sales Manager

Rheinzink America Inc. has named Michael Dell’Olio as its regional sales manager serving architects, contractors and other building team members seeking architectural-grade zinc materials for their commercial and residential projects. Dell’Olio transitioned into the position under the guidance of his long-time colleague, Charles (Chuck) Bell, who recently retired from the role.

“We congratulate Chuck on his retirement, and thank him for his many contributions to Rheinzink’s customers’ success. We look forward to Mike continuing to build on this legacy and make new advancements in the market,” said Charles (Chip) McGowan, president of Rheinzink America.

Dell’Olio will manage sales and support for customers in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, West Virginia, Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Based in New Jersey, he can be reached by phone at 302.660.6401 or email at Michael.DellOlio@rheinzink.com.

Dell’Olio most recently worked with Engineered Wall Systems Midwest Inc.’s New York office as a project manager and operations director. Prior to this, he was a partner and vice president of sales with Kenneth J. Herman Inc. and its metal composite wall systems. His previous positions include Northeast regional sales manager with ALUCOBOND and Northeast district sales manager with HH Robertson/Centria.

For more information, visit www.rheinzink.us.

ABC Supply Co. Inc. Opens Branch in Sharonville, Ohio

ABC Supply Co. Inc. announced the company has opened a branch at 2599 Commerce Blvd. in Sharonville, Ohio. Don Smith will manage the branch. Smith has more than 27 years in the building materials distribution industry, most recently in sales and management. In 2018, he joined ABC Supply’s Cincinnati, Ohio, location as an outside sales representative while attending the company’s Branch Management Training program. Smith graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a degree in business administration.

ABC Supply now has 20 locations throughout Ohio with the opening of the Sharonville location.  

“Don has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to steep- and low-slope roofing, siding and windows. He knows this industry and knows what contractors need from ABC Supply to run successful businesses,” said Tom Kuchan, vice president of ABC Supply’s Northeast Region. “Under Don’s leadership, our team in Sharonville is ready to build long-lasting relationships with area contractors and the community.”

Branch hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT, Monday through Friday, and 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday. The phone number is (513) 975-5062.

For more information, visit www.abcsupply.com

Reed’s Metals LLC Makes Significant New Equipment Investment

Reed’s Metals LLC has made another significant investment to their business by installing two new pieces of equipment at their Brookhaven, MS facility.

Reed’s first new piece of equipment enables the production of an advanced state-of-the-art TS-324 Trapezoidal Standing Seam Roof System, licensed from BRS (Building Research Systems, Inc.). This “floating” system is superior in wind-uplift resistance, water tightness and thermal expansion and offers various seaming methods. These properties are required for large commercial buildings (200’ wide and over) and is designed and certified to meet the most stringent building codes. One of the seaming options available, called QuadLok seam, is specifically designed for extremely windy areas such as coastal regions.

The second piece of equipment will produce the M-Panel, a traditional commercial roofing and wall panel used in mini-storage units and other commercial buildings. This equipment also produces PBR Panels, an existing profile Reed’s supplies. The new equipment, therefore, doubles the capacity of these panels, providing our customers shorter lead-times.

“These installations are part of our continuing investment to help grow our business in key markets,” says Bernie Reed, Reed’s President, CEO and founder. “This new state-of-the-art equipment ensures fast production with quick order turn-around and gives us a high level of quality control. We can now go to market with 13 roofing panel profiles.”

The equipment is installed and fully operational.

For more information, visit www.reedsmetals.com.

ABC Supply Co. Inc. Opens Branch in La Mirada, California

ABC Supply Co. Inc. has opened a new branch at 14923 Desman Road in La Mirada, California.

The new branch is managed by Sean Cartwright. Cartwright joined ABC Supply as a manager candidate in training at the company’s Orange, California, location in 2018. Prior to his time with ABC Supply, he worked in the tech industry as a systems administrator and program manager. He is a graduate of the University of La Verne in California, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

“Sean and his team are committed to making area contractors’ jobs easier and helping them grow their businesses,” said Matt Cooper, vice president of ABC Supply’s West Region. “By providing the high-quality products, resources and expertise they need to run successful businesses, the La Mirada team will be a strong partner to residential roofing contractors, general contractors, remodelers and specialty contractors in and around La Mirada.”

The new La Mirada branch joins 44 other ABC Supply locations in California.

Branch hours are 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT, Monday through Friday, and 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays. The phone number is (714) 562-8006.

For more information, visit www.abcsupply.com.