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.

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ATAS Now Offers Online Continuing Education Courses

ATAS International, Inc. offers three continuing education courses online. All three are approved for health, safety, and welfare learning units by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (AIA CES).

The three online courses are:

  • Demystifying Rainscreen Systems Utilizing Metal Wall Panels
  • Designing for the Effects of Wind on Metal Roofs: Tests and Reality
  • Sustainable Building Envelopes

The course on Sustainable Building Envelopes is also approved by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). All three of these courses, in addition to five others, are available as in-person live learning sessions. As a registered AIA CES Passport Provider of education for many years, ATAS can also offer continuing education credit for two live plant tours: a facility which manufactures building envelope components from metal, and a metal coil coating facility.

Lee Ann M. Slattery, Sales Support Manager, stated, “ATAS is pleased that we are able to offer continuing education in a variety of ways. We understand that online learning opportunities are desirable, and we are now able to meet those needs.  ATAS will continue to offer all eight of our courses in-person for those located across the country who are seeking to bring education into their firms.”

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Polyglass Launches New Q Rewards Website

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. announced the launch of its newly revamped Q Rewards website. The new platform allows roofing contractors to quickly earn points for Polyglass purchases and redeem them for trips, event tickets and merchandise.

A leading manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing solutions, Polyglass introduced the Q Rewards program in 2013 as a way to say thank you to contractors. From the website, contractors can enroll in the Q Rewards program, manage points and redeem prizes. The newly designed website has improved navigation and functionality and is compatible with mobile devices. It features Snap2Claim Technology, enabling photo capture and faster upload of invoices.

“We are excited about the launch of the new Q Rewards website,” said Director of Strategic Marketing Scott Lelling. “The website has a cleaner design, is user-friendly and improves the overall customer experience. We value our customers and look forward to making more amazing rewards possible through the Q Rewards program.”

Contractors can sign up for Q Rewards now at and earn bonus points at the 2018 International Roofing Expo on Feb. 6-8 in New Orleans, LA.  Stop by booth 701 and play the Spin2Win game.

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ABC Supply Opens Branch in Fairfield, California

ABC Supply Co. Inc. announced the company has opened a new branch in California serving professional contractors in Solano County and the surrounding areas. The new ABC Supply branch is located at 237 Lopes Road in Fairfield, California.

The new Fairfield branch will be managed by John Laurence. Laurence, who has been in the industry for nearly two decades, will use his extensive sales and management experience to lead the team of associates in Fairfield as they ensure that their customers have the products and support they need to succeed.

ABC Supply has now opened five branches in California over the last eight months. According to the company, this continued commitment to the state aligns with the company’s mission of being the easiest building products distributor for contractors to do business with.

“We’re confident that contractors in the Fairfield area will find our products and expertise second to none,” said Matt Cooper, vice president of ABC Supply’s West Region. “I know John and his team are looking forward to building relationships with them as well as the larger Fairfield community.”

Branch hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday. The phone number is (707) 864-1000.

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Rheinzink Offers Updated CEU Course

Rheinzink America is offering an updated AIA-approved CEU course explaining the use of its zinc alloy in various architectural applications. The course offers 1.00 AIA LU/HSW Learning Unit and 1.00 GBCI Continuing Education Unit. The course credits fulfill requirements for both AIA and GBCI and is available through Hanley Wood University. The title of the course is: “Sustainable Application and Design using Titanium Zinc Roofing and Cladding.” The CEU units are also available through a “lunch and learn” presentation given by Rheinzink regional sales managers.

The course and presentation include an explanation of the environmental aspects of zinc, the attributes of architectural zinc, and a description of the metal’s properties, aesthetics, technical aspects, and design applications. Also included is a description of typical roofing and cladding profiles and an explanation of the patina process that is one of zinc’s most distinguishing characteristics.

To schedule a presentation in your office, call 781-729-0812, or for more information on Rheinzink, visit

ROXUL Is Now ROCKWOOL in North America

ROXUL Inc. announced that the company will be known as ROCKWOOL in North America. Effective January 1, the company officially adopted the name of its global parent company, ROCKWOOL, the world’s largest manufacturer of stone wool products. Now, with a truly unified global presence, ROCKWOOL plans to build on its 80-year history by leveraging its broad portfolio of capabilities to enrich modern living by releasing the natural power of stone.

The rebrand to ROCKWOOL applies to all segments and product lines of the company’s North American stone wool insulation business: residential, commercial, roofing, OEM (core solutions) and technical insulation (industrial, marine & offshore). North American customers and consumers will see the ROCKWOOL rebrand supported throughout 2018 with increased presence, promotional efforts and communications.

Customers in all segments will notice a transition to the ROCKWOOL branding on all packaging. At retail home improvement and building centers, DIY consumers, builders and contractors will find a familiar look to the wrapping on ROCKWOOL COMFORTBATT, SAFE ‘n’ SOUND and COMFORTBOARD products. The primary difference will be the new ROCKWOOL logo, which includes a graphic representation of a volcano – symbolically the source of the core material: volcanic rock, from which all ROCKWOOL products are made.

Customers will also notice the new branding on all marketing materials, including hard-copy materials like sales literature, technical data sheets, and more, to ROCKWOOL’s new digital site and social channels throughout North America. ROCKWOOL has adopted new social media handles on all North American platforms, and invites its customers, partners, and stakeholders to connect.

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  • “The rebrand bolsters our position in the North American marketplace and internationally, as well,” said Trent Ogilvie, President, ROCKWOOL (North America). “It allows us to leverage our collective strengths to better serve both new and existing customers, while driving growth and investment across all regions.”

    According to the company, the ROCKWOOL commitment to progress is evident through investments in capacity, workforce and infrastructure. On the digital side, January marks the launch of ROCKWOOL’s new website in North America,, while the ROCKWOOL Group corporate site has transitioned to The new websites provide a stronger digital presence intended to revolutionize how ROCKWOOL engages with its stakeholders.

    Significant investment in its manufacturing operations continue to support strong and growing demand for ROCKWOOL stone wool products in the United States and Canada. Since 2014, the ROCKWOOL Group has invested some $350 million in three new North American manufacturing facilities, including a recently announced stone wool insulation plant in Ranson, West Virginia.

    “The North American rebrand is meaningful beyond its impact to our company,” said Mirella Vitale, ROCKWOOL Group SVP of Marketing, Communications, and Public Affairs. “Under one, unified identity, ROCKWOOL is able to mobilize more effectively to address the challenges affecting modern society. As we look to the future, ROCKWOOL stone wool products will play an increasingly important role, providing effective solutions to the critical issues of modern living such increased levels of urbanization, climate change, sustainability, water scarcity, flooding, energy consumption and noise pollution. Our commitment to people and the planet is written in stone.”

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    A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply to Announce Sweepstakes Winner at IRE

    A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply will randomly choose the Cubs & Cruise Chicago Weekend Sweepstakes winner at the upcoming National Roofing Contractors Association 131st Annual Convention and International Roofing Expo (IRE) at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center February 6-8 in New Orleans.

    Nick V. Polizzi, president of A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply, will be on hand to randomly choose the grand prize winner, who will win a weekend package for four people that includes roundtrip airfare to Chicago, transportation, hotel for two nights, tickets to watch the World Champion Chicago Cubs at legendary Wrigley Field, and a private, catered yacht cruise on Lake Michigan.

    “The excitement of the sweepstakes and the interest by our customers has been overwhelming,” said Polizzi. “The grand prize has caused such enthusiasm that we have added a second prize: Sporting Event for four tickets to your hometown team, and a third prize: Chicago Style Meal Catered To Your Office to thank our customers for participating in our event.”

    The sweepstakes winners will be chosen randomly from the company names that have been submitted since the sweepstakes began at last year’s convention and expo in Las Vegas. Winners need not be present to win.

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    McElroy Metal Offers Online AIA Course on Metal Roof Design

    McElroy Metal is offering a continuing education course in metal roof design for architects at The course, “Metal Roof Design: Top 10 Problems and How to Solve Them,” is based on an article and seminar conducted for the Roof Consultants Institute by metal roofing industry experts Brian Gardner and Charlie Smith. The article can be accessed by members via this link.

    Metal roofing is gaining in popularity in both commercial and residential markets due to its durability, low operational cost and sustainability. Owner expectations for this product family have increased as well and now include heightened aesthetics and long-term performance. While metal roofing systems are certainly up to these challenges, when they fail due to improper installation, the results are costly. Consequently, it’s imperative designers have full knowledge of metal roof design and detailing. The course covers 10 problems metal roof designers face and describes how these problems can be prevented through proper design.

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    National Nail’s STINGER Brand Added to GAF’s Tools4Success Guide

    National Nail announced that the company’s STINGER brand has been added to the GAF Tools4Success Guide, a catalogue of preferred vendors for members of the manufacturer’s Certified Contractor Program (CCP). GAF continuously builds vendor partnerships to bring its factory-certified contractors exclusive offers and business-building tools for their businesses.

    “Vendor partner relationships are a critical part of our CCP offering to assist our contractors in building their businesses and increasing jobsite efficiencies,” said Jim Slauson, vice president of GAF Certification Program and Services. “We are pleased to add National Nail’s STINGER brand to our Tools4Success vendor portfolio to get the best-quality products into their hands.”

    “We are thrilled to have National Nail’s STINGER brand chosen as a GAF preferred vendor,” said Scott Baker, CEO, National Nail. “The STINGER CN100 cap fastening system is a faster, safer, and lower-cost option to protect against moisture and high winds. The STINGER caps create a better hold and prevent tearing and blow off of the underlayment. It’s an honor to be able to share this technology with the elite network of GAF factory-certified contractors.” He added that the STINGER® CN100 cap fastening system complies with roofing underlayment warranties.

    According to the manufacturer, STINGER collated tools are 50 percent faster than applying caps by hand which allows the contractor to complete more roofs each year and ensures a safer application by maintaining three points of contact (one hand, two feet).

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    Boral Roofing Names New President

    Boral Roofing LLC announced that Darren Schulz has been named its new president. A building products and roofing expert with two decades in the business, Schulz will lead strategy and operations nationally for the company’s growing family of clay, concrete, steel, composite and components roofing solution product lines. A former 14-year veteran of Boral Roofing, Darren Schulz re-joined the company to fill the role.

    “We are thrilled to re-welcome Darren Schulz back to Boral Roofing,” said Eric Miller, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With Boral’s recently completed company acquisitions, we have made a strategic move into new verticals and sit at a critical point in the company’s growth. It is extremely valuable to be able to leverage Darren’s knowledge of the industry and Boral’s brand to expand market share in both the new and retrofit roofing system sectors.”

    According to the company, Schulz will lead the combined Boral Roofing divisions with a key focus on the successful integration of the concrete tile business as well as significant growth plans for the company’s steel and composite roofing endeavors.

    “This is undoubtedly an exciting time for Boral Roofing and I am honored to be a part of it,” said Schulz. “Boral Roofing has always led the industry in durability, sustainability, and energy efficiency, and the company’s new product lines not only align with that legacy, but provide us with numerous expansion opportunities as we kick off 2018.”

    In the past, Schulz enjoyed a lengthy tenure with Boral, serving in numerous positions including Executive General Manager for Boral Building Products (Australia) and Vice President and General Manager positions in Boral Roofing’s Clay and Concrete Tile (North America), as well as the Director of Finance and Business Planning for Boral Industries (Atlanta/North America).

    Just prior to his return to Boral, Schulz was President and Group General Manager of the Roof Tile Group for Fletcher Building Limited. In this role, he led Fletcher’s global stone-coated metal roofing business with manufacturing facilities in New Zealand, Malaysia, Hungary, and California.

    Schulz resides in Orange County, California, and will be based in Boral Roofing’s Irvine headquarters. He received his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelors degree in accounting from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia.

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