AceClamp/PMC Industries Can Apply the UL Mark to Roof Fasteners and Solar Kits

AceClamp/PMC Industries has received authorization to apply the UL Mark to its AceClamp non-penetrating, standing-seam metal roof fasteners and solar kits. This stamp of approval indicates a product has passed stringent testing for code requirements and performance.

The AceClamp A2 and Solar Kit and AceCamp ML and Solar Kit were tested for Mechanical Loading and Bonding Evaluation in accordance with UL 2703. The AceClamp A2 and Solar Kit was also evaluated to UL 467 for its integral ground-lug function.

UL 2703 covers rack mounting systems, mounting grounding/bonding components, and clamping/retention devices for specific flat-plate photovoltaic modules and panels. UL 467 applies to grounding and bonding equipment in accordance with national electrical codes.

To meet UL 2703 requirements, mounting and clamping devices are submitted to rigorous testing methods to confirm the products will withstand most any environment and maintain electrical conductivity.

A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply Opens Albany, N.Y., Distribution Center

Metal deck distributor, A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply, announces the Grand Opening of its 13th distribution center in Albany, N.Y. to better serve the Northeast construction industry.

“Our distribution centers allow our company to meet customers’ needs with lower costs, tighter turnaround times and better overall service,” said Nick V. Polizzi, President of A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply. “When a customer has a short lead time or a roofing contractor runs into rusted deck while replacing a leaking roof, they need it now.”

A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply has over 42 years of experience in the industry and a complete inventory of metal roof deck, form deck and composite floor decks in stock now at 13 locations including: Chicago; Indianapolis; St. Louis; Kansas City, Mo.; Fort Worth, Texas; San Antonio, Texas; Lenoir City (Knoxville), Tenn.; Greensboro, N.C.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Columbus, Ohio; Atlanta; and Houston.

It is a full service supplier also providing specialty stainless steel, cellular and acoustic decks, construction drawings and handle projects of any size throughout the U.S. and abroad.

ALL Crane Holds Safety Summit

In late May, ALL Crane safety managers from across the country came together in Cleveland to attend a week-long summit on safety. This forum consisted of classes, meetings and hands-on training focused on comprehensive preparation, planning, sharing of best practices and skills improvement across a variety of safety-related areas. The seminar was well attended, with approximately 15 safety mangers from different branches in attendance, and an array of impressive presenters offering interactive training and classroom-style lectures, with active Q&A.

The seminar’s agenda included the following sessions and presenters:

  • Mobile Crane Inspection/Rigging Inspection – presented by the Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) Fundamentals – presented by Zurich Insurance Group
  • Environmental Compliance and Waste Stream Management – presented by EnviroServe
  • Drug-Free Workplace Training and DOT Substance Abuse Training – presented by Marty Herf of Herf & Associates/Drug-Free Solutions
  • Fall Protection: Demonstrations and Product Review – presented by Capital Safety’s DBI Sala Fall Protection Products

“Investment like this into regular training of managers and employees can translate into lives saved,” explains Kirk Ward, safety director of the ALL Family of Companies, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. “By asking our safety managers to take a break from their daily interactions with the men and women at our yards, we do more than sharpen their focus and enhance their skills – we create ambassadors for a corporate commitment to safety that runs throughout the entire ALL Family.”

LINE-X Protective Coatings Sponsors Tuff Stuff Off Road Racing Team

LINE-X Protective Coatings has sponsored the Tuff Stuff Off Road Racing Team and supported them in the recent 2014 Tecate SCORE Baja 500 in Baja, Mexico for the four day event. As part of the sponsorship, LINE-X coated the roof, fender flares, interior cab, rocker panels and rear cab of the race truck with LINE-X PREMIUM to enhance the quality and durability of the race truck during the course of the event to protect it from the various high intensity elements that occurred.

“LINE-X enjoys showcasing the ruggedness of our product applications and the LINE-X coated truck in the Baja 500 was a great opportunity for us to highlight the durability of the bedliner in a truly rough environment,” said Kevin Heronimus, CEO of LINE-X Protective Coatings. “As with all LINE-X spray-on coatings, the LINE-X PREMIUM application on the truck is a top quality bedliner that is dependable in the most extreme conditions and will be ideal for the remaining race schedule this summer.”

“LINE-X was chosen by the race team for its ability to outperform any other protection coating on the market. LINE-X managed to protect the race truck from the extremely harsh conditions of Baja California where the truck was abused by all of the silt, rocks and deep crevices that beat the truck up,” said Brett Maister, Managing Partner. “The use of LINE-X completely stopped this from happening and allowed the truck to be washed down and race ready in about one day. The LINE-X coating is now officially Baja tested and approved by the Tuff Stuff Team and you cannot get any more extreme than Baja California”

LINE-X is honored to partner with the Tuff Stuff Off Road Racing team to have the opportunity to help enhance their race vehicle to provide a more durable and protected vehicle that can withstand the wear and tear of the event. The truck had the roof, fender flares, interior cab, rocker panels and rear cab coated with LINE-X PREMIUM as part of its preparation for the Baja 500 and remaining racing season. LINE-X PREMIUM is a high quality, fade, rust and impact resistant bedliner coating with an ultra-violet (UV) element to keep the bedliner looking new with a long-lasting luster, even in harsh environments.

AEP Span Installs Solar Panels on Fontana, Calif., Facility

When the decision was made to replace a 20-year-old roof at the AEP Span Fontana facility, it was a perfect opportunity for the organization to reaffirm its commitment to the environment and the use of renewable energy.

“We are serious about our environmental footprint,” said John Cross, President of AEP Span, a division of ASC Profiles LLC. “Solar power is an excellent form of alternative energy with numerous environmental benefits. In fact, this is our second location where we have installed solar panels.” The West Sacramento corporate headquarters was the first location to have solar carports and roof arrays installed. In ASC Profiles’ corporate offices, a monitor was installed that provides real time cumulative results of the total energy generated and total CO2 offset for both the corporate headquarters and the AEP Span Fontana facility.

The new 439.2 kw solar energy system is a fixed-tilt, roof mount solar array that was installed on AEP Span’s architectural standing seam Span-Lok hp metal roof. With the solar panels now operational, the anticipated results the AEP Span Fontana facility will offset annually is 553 metric tons of CO2, which is equivalent to removing 111 cars from the road, saving 200 tons of waste from landfills, or providing electricity for 74 houses. The expected life of the system is 30 years.

AEP Span has partnered with a variety of customers providing solar structures in the solar industry. Moreover, AEP Span offers a wide range of architectural standing seam metal roof panels that are a perfect complement to roof mount solar panels for the commercial and industrial market. AEP Span standing seam metal roof panels include Design Span hp, Multilok-24, Klip Rib, SpanSeam, Span-Lok hp, and Curved Span-Lok.

Union Corrugating Releases Animated Installation Videos

Union Corrugating Inc. has released its latest roofing innovation to the industry: 3D digitally animated installation videos. Using the latest technology, these videos reveal easy to follow instructions for each of the critical installation steps.

“We have started with our most popular panel, MasterRib, and have completed video instruction on the major installation steps,” says Keith Medick, Union CEO. “Our plan is to complete a series like this for all of our roofing systems.” For MasterRib, Union has completed videos that start with the installation of REPEL Synthetic Underlayment, and continues through how to install MasterRib Panels, Roof Eave Trim, Valleys, and Pipe Boots. In the very near future, Union will be adding the remaining videos to complete the MasterRib series.

“Our initial reviews are outstanding and I’m proud to say that they have been labeled ‘By far the easiest to understand metal roofing videos out there,’” says Medick.

You can view these videos on Union Corrugating’s website and click on the Installation Videos link on the left menu bar.

Garland Raises Money for Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity

­The Garland Co. Inc. raised more than $54,000 to support the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity in its effort to provide safe, affordable housing to local families in need.

The approximately 100 employees at Garland¹s headquarters on East 91st Street in Cleveland dedicated the week of May 27-May 30 to raising money in support of Habitat through various fund-raising activities. Meanwhile, Garland’s sales representatives, who are located across the U.S., Canada and the UK, joined in the cause, sending in donations throughout the week.

At the end of the week, funds raised totaled just over $27,000. Inspired by the incredible generosity of its employees, Garland’s Board of Directors announced that the company would match the amount raised, brining the total to $54,173.

“Garland’s generosity of funding and employee time is extremely meaningful. Here is a company that is making a significant investment in its own neighborhood and providing affordable home ownership opportunities for families ready to fulfill that dream,” said John Habat, executive director of Cleveland Habitat. “Garland’s Spirit Week is a tremendous example of corporate philanthropy in action.”

David Sokol, president of Garland Industries, added, “As I watched the employees at our corporate office dig deep in their hearts and pockets to give so generously to a family in need who they didn¹t even know, I felt an extreme sense of pride. Our employees truly value the importance of giving back and continue to demonstrate that year after year.”

In addition to the financial contributions provided by Garland, its corporate employees will be volunteering throughout the summer to rehabilitate a Habitat partner home in Cleveland’s Fairfax neighborhood.

Roof Hugger Releases Metal-over-metal Retrofit Reroofing Design and Installation Manual

Roof Hugger Inc. announces its 2014 Version 3.04 Design & Installation Solutions manual for Metal-over-Metal retrofit reroofing systems.

The 108-page manual provides design professionals and contractors with technical information pertaining to retrofit sub-framing systems for installing a new metal roof over an existing metal roof, without removal. Included in its content is information on utilizing the space between the old roof and bottom side of the new metal roof for installing insulation, dynamic ventilation and/or solar thermal hot air/water systems. Also included are 65 construction details that can be downloaded from Roof Hugger’s website in ACAD and PDF formats.

If interested in receiving a printed copy of the manual, send an email request to sales@roofhugger.com or fax (877) 202-2254.

PPG Publishes Info about Water-based ENVIRON MCL Coatings

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has published an informational guide about ENVIRON MCL coatings, an environmentally friendly, water-based coating for application on metallic coating lines over GALVALUME coated sheet steel and hot-dipped galvanized metal.

Environ MCL products provide a permanent coating that is superior to temporary anti-fingerprint coatings available on the market and extends the life of buildings by offering lasting aesthetics with enhanced solar reflectance (SR), ultraviolet (UV) protection and corrosion resistance. Available as a clearcoat or in a selection of colors, Environ MCL coatings have a minimum SR capability of 70, which enables them to reduce energy costs and improve comfort in metal building structures.

The guide includes performance specifications with data for dry film thickness, post-cure pencil hardness, solar reflectance, salt-spray and humidity resistance, accelerated weathering, and outdoor exposure.

As a water-based product with low VOC (volatile organic compound) content, Environ MCL coatings protect the environment by encapsulating zinc from the metal substrate to eliminate toxic runoff into the water supply. The coatings also can be applied on mill coatings lines, which can reduce costs by eliminating the need to send metal to a coil coater for processing.

Typical exterior applications for Environ MCL coatings include metal roofing, agricultural buildings, and shade and shelter structures. The coatings are also suitable for interior uses such as ceiling grids, structural steel, linear panels and roof decking.

Bryer Co. Now Offers X-Gard Snow Retention

The Bryer Co., a supplier of metal construction fasteners and accessories, launches its sales of the new S-5! X-Gard pipe snow retention system for standing seam metal roofs. As one of the only full-line S-5! distributors to offer online purchasing through an e-commerce store, and because there is an increasing market demand for stronger snow retention solutions, The Bryer Company expects X-Gard to become a top seller.

X-Gard is a non-penetrating snow retention system designed to preserve roof manufacturers’ warranties. Its innovative double-clamp design allows X-Gard to provide unprecedented holding strength when attached with S-5!’s standard or even mini-sized clamps; no other pipe snow retention system on the market has proven stronger. A one- or two-pipe system spanning up to 48 inches, X-Gard provides a reliable snow retention solution in a wide variety of situations.

For almost 30 years, The Bryer Company has been the premier manufacturer of architectural and commercial metal roof, wall, and soffit systems in the Northwest. The Bryer Company is also a long-time strategic national distributor for S-5!, carrying a full line of accessory mounting solutions, including the industry-leading ColorGard bar-type snow retention system. According to Peter Tuininga, VP at The Bryer Company, “Partnering with S-5! has been a jointly-profitable business venture. We’ve been able to provide our customers with truly innovative solutions by S-5!, the newest of which is the exceptional X-Gard.”

S-5! is the well-respected international authority on ancillary attachment technology for the metal roofing industry with products installed on over 1.4 million metal roofs worldwide. Providing strength and longevity never before seen, S-5! is trusted by engineers for critical holding strength, by architects for sleek design aesthetics, by roofers for zero-penetration technology, and by contractors for easy installation.

Rob Haddock, CEO at S-5!, feels confident that The Bryer Company will see high interest in the X-Gard, stating, “At S-5! we’ve always take innovation, engineering, development, thorough testing, and proper market introduction very seriously. Bryer trusts us to provide them with top-of-the-line products like X-Gard, and we have seen that Bryer, in turn, provides unbeatable customer service, including their popular e-commerce option.”