FlashCo Adds New Regional Sales Representative

FlashCo Manufacturing, Inc. recently hired Justin Erickson for the position of Sales Representative for their Southeast region. Justin joins FlashCo with over 15 years of sales experience in a variety of manufacturing companies including over 10 years in the roofing industry.

Most recently, Justin was National Sales Manager for Sievert Industries, Inc. in charge of outside sales of professional heating tools and equipment throughout North America. Justin was responsible for managing sales and service for Sievert’s business unit including 25 independent sales agencies. During Justin’s tenure, the unit averaged 10 percent annual growth. Justin holds a Bachelor of Science in Business degree from Eastern Illinois University and a Masters in Business Administration from Rockford University.

“We are very excited to add Justin to our sales team,” says Rick Santolaya, FlashCo Territory Sales Manager. “Justin has a great sales background and he’s been in the roofing industry for over a decade. He’s worked with a number of our same customers and distributors, so he’s going to be able to hit the ground running.”

“Justin is the perfect addition to help us continue to grow the Southeast region,” says Bill Bartell, FlashCo Director of Sales. “FlashCo is in the midst of a major expansion and it’s the people in the company like Justin who have a major impact in helping our contractor customers to save time, get off the roof sooner and reduce their installed costs.”

For more information, visit www.FlashCoMfg.com.

Polyglass Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. announced that it has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification. This accomplishment validates Polyglass’ commitment to manufacturing quality roofing and waterproofing products, enhancing customer satisfaction, and improving business performance.

“We are proud to receive ISO 9001:2015 for all of our Polyglass locations,” said Polyglass CEO Natalino Zanchetta.  “As a quality-focused company, implementing a Quality Management System is a natural step for Polyglass. It increases our reputation for quality products in the industry and builds trust and confidence in our brand.”

Certification to ISO 9001 requires an accredited registrar (third-party auditing organization) to thoroughly review the company’s policies, processes, and procedures to ensure that they are capable of consistently meeting customer, regulatory requirements and the intent of the ISO 9001:2015 standard.

The ISO 9001 standards are published by the International Organization for Standardization, an international agency composed of the national standards bodies of more than 160 countries. A new version of the ISO 9001 appears about every seven years to ensure organizations continue to adapt to the changing environment in which they operate. ISO 9001:2015 is the latest of the ISO 9001 international standards.

For more information, visit www.polyglass.us.

Boral Roofing Partners with BIMsmith to create BIM Content for its Roofing Products

Boral Roofing LLC has partnered with BIMsmith to produce Building Information Modelling (BIM) content for its roofing products.

The data-rich digital models produced by the partnership are significant for enabling architects and building professionals to now incorporate Boral Roofing’s clay and concrete tile roofing products directly into their design projects. Each product file is compatible with the industry standard in building design software, Autodesk Revit, making the integration of Boral Roofing into a building project fast and easy for building professionals. Furthermore, the product files include all the data, specifications, and cut sheets that architects and designers need in one place, saving them valuable time and effort in their day-to-day workflow.

In addition to providing standalone BIM content, Boral Roofing has also made its clay and concrete roof tile solutions available on the BIMsmith Forge application, a free cloud tool that allows building professionals to design roofing assemblies layer by layer using real, accurate product data. This integration allows users to build a roofing assembly utilizing any of Boral Roofing’s product lines and add it to their projects in just minutes.

“Boral has long sought to provide roofing solutions with superior performance, durability, energy efficiency, and curb appeal,” said Shannon Delgado, marketing manager at Boral Roofing. “We are excited that the availability of Boral Roofing BIM content through BIMsmith will further aid the architects and designers who commit themselves to these standards of excellence every day.”

“Boral Roofing offers a rare depth of solutions and customization that make them an invaluable resource to the building design process,” said Benjamin Glunz, CEO of BIMsmith. “We are excited to welcome their industry-leading product lines to the BIMsmith platform.”

Boral Roofing’s BIM content can be found at https://market.bimsmith.com/boral. The company’s roofing products may likewise be utilized on the BIMsmith Forge application at https://bimsmith.com.

For more information, visit www.BoralRoof.com.

Snow Retention Manufacturer Receives New Patent

PMC Industries announced that the United States Patent Office issued a patent for the company’s snow-retention product, the AceClamp Color Snap, on December 26, 2017. Alan Wasley, CEO of PMC Industries, the parent company of AceClamp, stated, “Our design approach is completely new and addresses many of the pain points that professional roofers struggle with most in the field, most notably of which are the lengthy setup times and labor costs roofers experience when installing competitive products.”

The Color Snap product ships to roofers with fully assembled, ready-to-install components and snap-in ice clips. Color Snap is available for either standing seam metal roofing or membrane roofing with a variant of the product known as Color Snap-M. According to AceClamp, both varieties offer greater installation flexibility, are easier to install, and help to reduce labor costs by minimizing preparatory tasks.

“We aimed to reduce setup, installation times and labor costs significantly, and we’ve had an overwhelming response from our clients on just how cost-saving the Color Snap product can be,” said Wasley. “We’re happy to let roofers, architects, and engineers know that Color Snap is now available for delivery and that they can count on AceClamp® to continue producing innovative solutions and clever products for the greater roofing industry.”

For more information, visit www.AceClamp.com.

ABC Supply Racing Team to Host Autograph Session at IRE 2018

ABC Supply Co. Inc. is excited to host its new 2018 IndyCar Racing team at this year’s International Roofing Expo in New Orleans. On Tuesday, Feb. 6, fans of the Verizon IndyCar Series can get autographs from Indianapolis 500 Champion Tony Kanaan and Matheus Leist from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at IRE Booth 901.

Driving the flagship No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet car, Kanaan will spend his 21st season in the Verizon IndyCar series with AJ Foyt Racing. The Miami resident brings years of experience and success to the storied team, including 17 total victories, highlighted by titles at the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2004 and the Indianapolis 500 in 2013.

Nineteen-year-old Leist completes the Brazilian pair, driving the No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet car. Heralded as a rising star in motorsports, Leist is the youngest full-time driver in the Verizon IndyCar Series. He won the 2016 British Formula 3 Series Championship and 2017 Freedom 100 Indy Lights race.

“We’re looking forward to continuing our historic sponsorship of AJ Foyt Racing and can’t wait to get the season started,” said Keith Rozolis, president and CEO of ABC Supply Co. Inc. “We’re lucky to pair a modern racing legend with the series’ most exciting young driver, and we’re excited for everyone in New Orleans to meet them.”

As the sponsor of AJ Foyt Racing since 2005, ABC Supply is the longest active sponsor among teams in the Verizon IndyCar Series.

For more information, visit www.abcsupply.com.

Ventco Makes New Technical Catalog Available Online

Ventco Inc. has published its 2018 Technical Catalog and made it available for download on a revamped website.

“We’re excited about our new website and being able to offer our new Technical Catalog as a download there,” says Marty Rotter, owner of Ventco. “If you have a question about the compatibility of ProfileVent with 47 metal roofing panels or how to install ProfileVent, the information is available in the Technical Catalog.”

The new Technical Catalog and other Ventco brochures can be downloaded at: http://profilevent.com/brochure.html.

The 54-page catalog, which can be downloaded and printed, also includes information on Hip&RidgeVent, Contractors’ Choice, The RidgeVent and Mongoose ridge vent for asphalt, slate and cedar shingle roofs. The catalog features testing information and proper installation instructions for all Ventco products.

For more information, visit www.profilevent.com

Schöck North America Launches Website

Schöck North America has launched an all-new 88-page website, www.schock-na.com, on its line of Isokorb® structural thermal break (STB) products for high rise construction. Tracy Dacko, Marketing Manager says the new format is designed for easy access to essential information on STBs, which are utilized to thermally insulate concrete and steel structures that penetrate the building envelope.

Four application sections cover STBs for: concrete and steel balconies; concrete slab edges; steel canopies and beams; and concrete parapets and steel rooftop connections. Each section compares applications with and without STBs in terms of energy savings and prevention of condensation, mold and rust.

Corresponding product pages detail 12 STB types categorized by concrete-to-concrete, concrete-to-steel or steel-to-steel connection methods, and offer technical PDF downloads on features, specifications and installation.

Separate case study sections on concrete and steel applications contain in-depth articles from interviews with specifiers involved in completed projects that incorporate STBs in low- to high-rise residences, office complexes, museums, universities and public buildings from four to 30+ stories.

Sections devoted to the individual interests of architects, engineers, developers and contractors/installers are provided with resources including: technical design services, general brochures, application brochures, technical articles, technical manuals, installation instructions, research reports, specifications, approvals/certificates, CAD/BIM library, code requirements, “lunch & learn” sessions, FAQs and “green building” trends.

“The new site adds numerous images, videos, animations and PDFs geared to first-time users of STBs as well as experienced specifiers accessing resources to expedite a project,” says Dacko.

For more information, visit www.schock-na.com.

Standard Industries Renews Partnership and Investment in 3-D Modeling Platform HOVER

Standard Industries, a global industrial company with interests in building materials, aggregates, and related investment businesses in public equities and real estate, and the parent company of GAF, announced a renewed partnership and investment in HOVER, a platform that generates accurate 3-D models of any property.

According to the company, Standard is committed to harnessing the power of technology to improve its industrial operating businesses. By creating innovative solutions in the roofing and waterproofing industry, Standard not only enhances its products, but importantly, can help improve the way that its customers and contractor base conduct their business.

The investment is the latest milestone in GAF’s longstanding partnership with HOVER. In 2016, GAF became the first roofing materials manufacturer to utilize HOVER’s 3-D technology, recognizing the opportunity to help contractors build their business, save time and costs, while giving homeowners the chance to try out new GAF products before making a purchasing decision. By eliminating the time-consuming and often arduous process of taking measurements by hand, the GAF e360 mobile app powered by HOVER has changed the way roofing contractors do business, according to the company.

“Our investment in and partnership with HOVER reflects our focus on identifying and supporting technologies that are catalysts for change in our industry,” said Kathy Reiland, Head of M&A for Standard Industries. “Our contractors are realizing the benefits of HOVER’s technology and we look forward to continuing to work with the HOVER team to create state-of-the-art solutions for our customers.”

Together with HOVER, GAF launched the GAF e360 mobile app to their contractor base, with thousands of contractors that are now active users of the platform. GAF will add new features to their e360 mobile app exclusively for certified contractors, including the best pricing on the market, dedicated training resources and a suite of enhanced membership options.

“We have received tremendously positive feedback from our network of GAF certified contractors about GAF e360 powered by HOVER,” said Jim Schnepper, President of GAF. “Contractors have increased their close rates, saved money by creating less waste due to more accurate measurements, created interactive and engaging experiences for homeowners and most importantly, experienced significant labor time savings.”

GAF contractors can learn more and download the e360 app via the Apple App Store or Google Play.

For more information about Standard Industries, visit www.standardindustries.com.

For more information about GAF, visit www.gaf.com.

For more information about HOVER, visit www.hover.to.

KM Coatings Unveils New Website

KM Coatings, a manufacturer of quality roof coatings for roofing professionals, announced the launch of its new website. Introduced on Jan. 22, 2018, the new site is dynamic, searchable and improves the web experience for visitors.

The new design is modern with cleaner page layouts featuring hues of blue, gray and white to match the KM Coatings rebranding. From the website, contractors can sign up for the KM Academy, search and download content, and connect with roofing experts.

“We are pleased with the new website which allows for improved online access to our products, people and services,” said Brady Kolden, national coatings manager for KM Coatings. “The website was constructed with the needs of our customers in mind and reflects our dedication and commitment to them. We believe they will find what they need every time they come through our virtual doors.”

For more information visit kmcoatings.us.

 

Ventco Offers Ventilation Product Line Directly to Customers

Ventco Inc. is now offering its ProfileVent ventilation products at a savings by selling direct to customers, who get factory pricing and free freight with the same trusted performance. The company is offering its entire ProfileVent line of 58 continuous ventilation products for all styles of metal roofs direct to customers. According to the manufacturer, ProfileVent offers a Class A Fire Rating and has more testing behind it than any other in the industry.

For more information, call (833) 300-9515 or visit www.profilevent.com.