ABC Supply Co. Inc. Acquires the Assets of Landis Supply

Building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. has acquired the assets of Landis Supply, a distributor of exterior building materials, primarily roofing products, for professional contractors. Landis Supply has one branch on 1590 N. Main Road in Vineland, New Jersey, and it will maintain its current location and team of associates.

Landis Supply has more than 40 years of proven history with exterior contractors in Cumberland County.

“The Landis Supply team embodies ABC Supply’s Core Values and is highly dedicated to the industry,” said Tom Kuchan, vice president of ABC Supply’s Northeast Region. “They know quality products and superior customer service. We look forward to working with them as we serve the main thoroughfare for the East Coast.”

For more information, visit www.abcsupply.com.

Atlas Bolt and Screw Adds New Territory Sales Manager

Kent Haney has been named Southeast Sales Manager for Atlas Bolt and Screw. He has responsibility to manage Atlas’s sales in the Southeast. According to the company, Haney is an energetic sales leader with experience in creating customer-driven strategies to increase sales and presence in the market. His role at Atlas will be to drive growth by collaborating with customers to win in the Southeast market.

Haney’s career spans more than 17 years combined with roles at companies that include Marco Industries, Metal Sales, Reed Metals and Central States Manufacturing. Haney’s considerable experience in the metal building and post frame industries positions him well to develop the Southeast market and to support customers’ growth, notes the company. Haney’s progressive experience includes sales leadership, product and market training, management, operations and marketing.

Craig Mohr, Vice President of Sales at Atlas Bolt & Screw commented: “I am very excited to have Kent join the Atlas team. Having someone with Kent’s sales professionalism on the team is critical as we develop and implement our growth strategies in the Southeast. We are planning for significant sales growth and business development by injecting new talent such as Kent and with the considerable support of the Atlas team.”

For more information, visit www.atlasfasteners.com.

FlashCo Announces Updated Website

FlashCo Manufacturing, Inc. recently released an updated version of their website. The new website features an expanded products section, new product information, new navigation system and a faster interface.

“Our products are the centerpiece of our business,” explains Greg Morrow, FlashCo President. “We wanted the website to show our product groups and also allow quick drill downs into the critical information about each individual product. Our company is built around speed and we want our website to do the same thing, save contractors time by putting the information they need right at their fingertips. We are constantly looking for opportunities to deliver on our brand promise and we are working diligently on a number of initiatives to do that. The revamped website is just one of a number of ways we’re helping our contractors, partners and distributors be more efficient and effective.”

For more information, visit www.FlashCoMfg.com.

Atlas Roofing Partners with Veterans Community Project for Phase Two of Veterans Housing Village

Atlas Roofing Corporation, in partnership with the Veterans Community Project (VCP), will begin Phase Two construction for the Veterans Housing Village in Kansas City, Missouri. The Veterans Community Project’s housing village is a specialized community of 50 tiny homes that provide transitional housing and address the underlying cause of veteran homelessness.

Phase Two of the project officially begins with the Atlas Build Day on August 8. Atlas employees, contracting partners and VCP leaders will be on the site to begin the construction of more than 13 tiny homes, which will be added to the existing neighborhood of finished homes, a community center and resource facility of full-time staff of case managers to assist the veterans. The addition of Phase Two will make more room for homeless veterans, where they can seek rehabilitation, job assistance services, and support from their peers in a safe environment.

“Our partnership with Atlas Roofing has been instrumental in the successful completion of our first veteran village development,” said Brandonn Mixon, co-founder and Chief Project Officer at Veterans Community Project. “Thanks to the high-performance value that the Atlas products offer, I am confident that our residents will stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer while we keep our energy costs low.”

Atlas is collaborating with key partners and volunteers to provide specialized services and on-site contractor support. Partners, including ABC Supply Company and JR Roofing, will be donating time and/or services for the construction. The Build Day event will focus on the installation of Atlas EnergyShield, a foil faced polyiso continuous insulation for residential and commercial exterior walls. Meeting all building standards, the EnergyShield product allows for short term savings and long-term energy efficiencies.

Phase Two of the Veterans Village will consist of 13 tiny homes that will house homeless veterans and assist in their mission to end veteran homelessness. VCP has set a goal to complete Phase Two by Veterans Day 2018 and will rely on the support of the community, donors and volunteers to make this goal a reality. The VCP will work with volunteers on a majority of the hands-on building process so the whole community can get involved. Trade partners will complete mechanical, electrical and plumbing work as needed. During the build process, VCP will also be planning and coordinating Phase Three and Four to complete all 49 homes and the community center in a timely fashion.

For more information, visit www.AtlasRoofing.com and www.VeteransCommunityProject.org.

TAMKO Releases Latest Community Stewardship Report

TAMKO Building Products, Inc. has published its latest Community Stewardship Report reflecting its commitment to integrity and support for the communities in which it operates. The report sets forth TAMKO’s financial and volunteer investments.

“Charitable giving and supporting human dignity has been a decades-long priority for TAMKO,” said TAMKO’s President and CEO David Humphreys. “We aim to benefit the communities in which we operate in a way that reflects our vision, philosophy and values. As a result, our contributions focus especially on education, community organizations, healthcare, youth sports and veterans.”

In 2017, TAMKO and the Humphreys family, which owns and operates the company, provided more than $3.2 million in charitable donations and sponsorships. Among these, Debra and David Humphreys established the Humphreys Scholars Excellence Award with a $1 million gift to Missouri Southern State University in Joplin for academic scholarships for students majoring in math, science, technology and teaching. Also, TAMKO donated $200,000 to the American Red Cross to help aid long-term recovery efforts in areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Maria.  Additionally, TAMKO donated building materials to a Homes for Heroes project in Colorado that benefited Sergeant Kristie Ennis, a Marine Corps veteran who was seriously injured while serving in Afghanistan in 2012.

TAMKO employees volunteered more than 20,000 hours of their own time in 2017 at events such as: The Red, White & Blue Banquet in Joplin, Missouri honoring more than 400 local firefighters, EMTs and law enforcement; Field of Honor in Frederick, Maryland which honors those who have died serving our country; and in the Walk to Defeat ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) in Green Cove Springs, Florida where TAMKO employees walked to honor their general manager who is battling ALS.

“As demonstrated by the Community Stewardship Report, TAMKO and the Humphreys family are dedicated to doing the right thing, and a large part of that includes helping our communities to flourish and prosper,” said Humphreys.

To learn more about TAMKO’s giving, you can view or download a copy of TAMKO’s latest Community Stewardship Report at TAMKO.com/about/giving.

For more information, visit www.TAMKO.com.

Soprema Acquires Derbigum Americas

Soprema Inc. announced the acquisition of Derbigum Americas Inc.— the U.S. division of Derbigum, a Belgian roofing solutions provider. Soprema plans to maximize Derbigum’s rich history of manufacturing the highest-quality APP-modified bitumen and a full line of roofing adhesives, mastics and primers as Derbigum Americas joins the Resisto and Chem Link brands as part of the Soprema family of companies in the United States.

Derbigum Americas, which opened its doors in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1989, will operate as a subsidiary of Soprema, becoming a “Soprema Group Company.” The Derbigum leadership team will remain involved, and business will continue operating as usual without disruption.

“We are pleased to welcome Derbigum Americas into our company, furthering our dedication to being an industry leader in engineered roofing solutions and strengthening our product offering by having local APP-modified bitumen production in the U.S.,” said Tim Kersey, vice president and general manager, Soprema. “Derbigum is a well-recognized and long-respected name brand, and we see immediate synergies between the two companies’ people and portfolios.”

For more information, visit www.soprema.us or www.derbigum.us.

CertainTeed to Co-Sponsor HCAC Gala & Brilliance Awards

CertainTeed will serve as a co-sponsor of the 2018 Hispanic Contractors Association of the Carolinas (HCAC) Gala & Brilliance Awards. The event, which celebrates the accomplishments of Hispanic and minority contractors in the Carolinas, will take place Aug. 3 at the Historic Royal Bakery Building, located at 3801 Hillsborough St. Suite 109 in Raleigh, N.C.

“CertainTeed acknowledges that many of the people using our products everyday represent the Hispanic community,” said Alex Pecora, director of product management for CertainTeed Roofing. “We support HCAC’s efforts to celebrate and award diversity in the construction industry and are proud to be a Crystal Reception-level sponsor of the gala.”

The gala will feature several notable speakers and awards will be presented to honor companies and individuals dedicated to the long-term success, economic growth and business development of Hispanic and minority-owned construction companies in North and South Carolina. These awards include Trade Contractor of the Year, Remodeler of the Year, General Contractor of the Year, Associate of the Year, Partner of the Year and Safety Champion.

The celebration will also feature live music and entertainment representing various cultures. Proceeds of the gala will help the HCAC continue its mission to “provide the necessary resources to ensure the continued progress of our members, while promoting the long-term success of Hispanic-owned construction businesses in the Carolinas.”

“We at HCAC are proud to present this year’s Gala & Brilliance Awards,” said HCAC Director Lissette Velez. “This event is so important for us because it celebrates diversity and promotes success among our community while it presents opportunities for minority contractors across North and South Carolina.”

The reception for the HCAC Gala & Brilliance Awards will begin at 6 p.m., with the program starting at 7 p.m. To learn more about the HCAC or to purchase tickets for the Gala & Brilliance Awards, visit http://hcacarolinas.org/en/our-events/gala-a-brilliance-awards/event-information.

For more information about the HCAC Gala & Brilliance Awards, visit www.certainteed.com.

KARNAK Corporation Announces New Technical Hire and Promotion

KARNAK announced that Andrew Bernosky has been hired as Technical Sales Manager and John Doan has been promoted to Regional Technical Manager for the West and Midwest regions.

“The addition of Andrew and promotion of John allow for a much-needed expansion to our technical team,” stated KARNAK COO Chris Salazar. “These roles will help support the rapid growth we’ve been experiencing in all of our markets and in the west in particular.”

As Technical Sales Manager for KARNAK, Bernosky will monitor and maintain our product code compliance, become the point of contact for code and government regulations, assist in prioritizing research and development projects, oversee handling of warranted roofs and maintain all technical documents.

Doan previously served as a Regional Field Manager in North Texas before being promoted to the Regional Technical Manager. In this role, he will become the technical point of contact for all business functions in the assigned region.

Bernosy and Doan will both report to Chris Huettig, National Director of Technical Sales at KARNAK.

Bernosky previously worked at GAF Materials Corporation where he spent the past six years in a technical role.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Prior to joining KARNAK in 2015, John worked for Trufast Corporation where he spent six years as Southwest Regional Manager.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology from Montana State University.

For more information, visit www.KARNAKcorp.com.

McElroy Metal Opens New Manufacturing Facility in Missouri

To meet the needs of a growing customer base, McElroy Metal opened its 13th U.S. manufacturing facility in Diamond, Missouri, this summer. “I look forward to servicing customers from here,” said Billy Howell, operations manager at the new Diamond manufacturing facility. “McElroy Metal has had a service center in this location for more than a decade. We’ve cultivated an excellent customer base, so building a manufacturing facility was just a natural step to meeting the needs of that customer base.”

Diamond is located in the southwest corner of Missouri, near the borders of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas, serving the four-state area. The new manufacturing facility provides products for the post-frame industry as well as the architectural and commercial construction markets. “Now we can better serve our customers with the capability to locally produce the quality products they’ve come to expect,” said Brian Eudy, McElroy manager at Diamond.

For more information, visit www.mcelroymetal.com.

ABC Supply Co. Inc. Opens Branch in Milton, Delaware

ABC Supply Co. Inc. has opened its second location in Delaware. The new branch is located at 25414 Primehook Road, Suite 300, in Milton. ABC Supply’s other Delaware branch is located in Stanton.

D’Mitri Copeland, the new branch manager, began his career with ABC Supply in 2005 as a customer financial services account executive. In 2016, he transitioned to an outside sales position at the company’s Stanton, Delaware, branch. Copeland will oversee daily operations, and guarantee area contractors receive the superior customer service that contractors have come to expect from ABC Supply. The Milton branch will offer steep- and low-slope roofing, siding, windows, roofing insulation, and other exterior building products and tools.

“We’re confident this branch will make it easier for contractors in the area to have access to the high-quality building products, services and expertise they need,” said Tom Kuchan, vice president of ABC Supply’s Northeast Region. “I know D’Mitri and his team are also looking forward to building great relationships with local contractors and the Milton community.”

Branch hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT, Monday through Friday. The phone number is (302) 684-3902.

For more information, visit www.abcsupply.com.