OMG Roofing Products Promotes New Regional Sales Manager

OMG Roofing Products has promoted Jon Surratt to the position of Northwest Regional Sales Manager.

In his new role, Jon will manage the day-to-day business activities for the region, including monthly planning, on-going customer support, revenue goals, as well as leading a team of territory managers and technical sales representatives. His region includes Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Northern California, Northern Nevada, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. He reports to Brian Wroblesky, National Sales Manager.

Jon started with OMG Roofing Products in 2015 as a field sales representative covering Northern California and Northern Nevada and was later assigned to Hawaii as well. Since then, he has demonstrated the ability to perform against targets, adjust sales strategies necessary to accomplish goals, maintain excellent customer service and support various product and customer initiatives. Prior to joining OMG Roofing Products, Jon was a foreman and assistant superintendent for Myers Plumbing and Engineering of Orangevale, Calif.  

Jon holds a degree in criminology and psychology from the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas.

For more information, visit www.OMGRoofing.com.

Metal-Era LLC Acquires Edge Metal Products from OMG, Rebrands to Hickman Edge Systems LLC

Metal-Era LLC has acquired the entire metal roof edge product line, manufacturing operation, and assets from OMG Roofing Products. The acquisition includes the plant, equipment, and team located in Asheville, North Carolina, as well as the rights to the Hickman brand name. 

“OMG has been a good steward of the business since 2013,” said Tony Mallinger, President & CEO of Metal-Era. “We are excited to bring back the Hickman Edge Systems brand, the first pre-manufactured roof edge in the US and a pioneer in the fascia and coping industry.” 

Combined, the two organizations and two brands will offer a variety of options for customers to protect their commercial roofing systems at the perimeter. 

“We believe additional investment in Hickman Edge Systems and their workforce in Asheville will serve both of our customer bases extremely well,” said Mallinger. “We look forward to integrating best practices from both businesses.” 

No significant changes are expected in personnel at Metal-Era in Waukesha or the existing Hickman location in Asheville. 

For more information, visit www.metalera.com.

OMG Sells Its Edge Metal Business Unit To Metal-Era

OMG, Inc. announced that it has sold substantially all the assets of its edge metal business, including the facility, intellectual property and inventory to Metal-Era, Inc. of Waukesha, Wisconsin. The deal is effective immediately and terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

OMG acquired the Asheville, N.C.-based edge metal business from the W.P. Hickman Company in 2013. The edge metal product line includes a variety of engineered fascia, coping, water control systems, and related accessories for commercial roofing applications.

“We are pleased to be selling the edge business to Metal-Era. Their singular focus on engineered metal solutions makes them the clear market leader. This is good for OMG, Metal-Era, and professional roofing contractors,” said Hubert McGovern, president, and CEO of OMG. “This divestiture enables us to increase our focus on our core strengths in induction fastening, mechanical fastening, and adhesive, drain and solar technologies. I would like to thank our colleagues from the EdgeSystems Business Unit for their contribution to OMG during the past several years. We wish them all well in the future.”

OMG EdgeSystems operated as a business unit under the company’s OMG Roofing Products Division. 

For more information, visit www.OMGInc.com

OMG Roofing Products Names New Vice President of Sales and Marketing

As part of its ongoing efforts to drive growth and value, OMG Roofing Products has named Monte Horst as vice president of sales and marketing.

Monte is responsible for developing and executing the division’s overall sales and marketing strategies to support the three business units – Fasteners, Adhesives & Solar, and Metal Accessories. In this role he will work closely with the company’s marketing communications and customer service departments. Monte reports to Peter Coyne, senior vice president and general manager of OMG Roofing Products.

“I am very pleased to welcome Monte as the new leader of our commercial organization.

Monte’s strong track record at Black & Decker, US Fence and Danaher Corporation brings significant expertise and experience to OMG Roofing Products. Monte is a strong leader with a proven track-record of developing teams that generate profitable revenue growth, drive brand awareness, and create long-term customer value,” said Peter Coyne.

Monte holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas-Arlington, and a master’s from the University of Nebraska.

For more information, visit www.OMGInc.com.

Metal Nailers Offer Alternative in Wake of Lumber Shortage

OMG Roofing Products offers EdgeBox RI, an engineered metal alternative to traditional wood nailers, to provide roofing contractors with an alternative to wood nailers during an unprecedented lumber shortage and related price increase. According to the company, EdgeBox RI is a more economical option that can help improve rooftop productivity and roof performance. 

The EdgeBox RI system is made of heavy-duty 20-gauge galvanized steel with reinforcing spines that will not rot, twist, or split like traditional lumber. The product is ANSI/SPRI/FM 4435/ES-1 tested and Factory Mutual approved with an FM 1-540 perimeter rating and FM 1-360 corner rating. In addition, EdgeBox RI is compatible with most commercial roofing systems, and available in any size to match existing nailers, up to 16-inches square.

“We are seeing lots of interest and increased sales of EdgeBox RI, due to the national lumber shortage,” said Karan Patel, product manager for OMG EdgeSystems. “Lumber prices have increased by nearly 50 percent in some areas since the beginning of the year. During the same time, EdgeBox pricing has remained steady, and offers a better performing solution to contractors and building owners alike.”

Not only does EdgeBox RI provide a solid substrate onto which finished edge metal such as fascia systems can be attached, but each 10-foot section can be filled with insulation to provide a higher R-value than traditional wood nailers.  As such, EdgeBox RI enables contractors to offer building owners the same R-Value on the perimeter of the roof as in the field without compromising the integrity of the edge condition.

Factory Mutual Loss Prevention Data Sheet 1-49 provides specific requirements for securing multiple layers of wood nailers, which can add time and labor to the installation process. By comparison, EdgeBox RI is custom made to the required size, so there is nothing to build-up or stagger, and comes with pre-punched holes for easy installation to the substrate. EdgeBox RI is also fully compatible with OMG fascia, coping, and gutter assemblies. 

For more information, visit www.OMGRoofing.com

Insulated Heating Boxes and Wraps Available for Adhesive Canisters

To extend the roofing season with OlyBond500 Canisters, OMG Roofing Products now offers Powerblanket Foam Box Heaters and Powerblanket Wraps. Insulated Powerblanket Foam Box Heaters are 16 inches square and provide uniform heat of 100° F (38° C) to one carton containing an OlyBond500 Canister. Insulated Powerblanket Wraps measure 20 by 45 inches, enabling complete single-canister coverage and are pre-set to 90° F (32° C). Both Wraps and Box Heaters are designed to maximize adhesive yield by minimizing waste of temperature-sensitive insulation adhesives such as OlyBond500. All Powerblanket products operate on standard 120 volt current and come with a 6-foot power cord. 

“For proper application and performance, it is critical that the canister adhesive is stored and dispensed at about 70° F (21° C),” said Jim Lavallee, OlyBond product manager for OMG Roofing Products. “This ensures that there’s adequate pressure in the tanks and that the viscosity of each part is maintained to keep the final mixture on-ratio. Powerblanket products do a great job in keeping OlyBond Canisters at the appropriate temperature for dispensing.”  

According to the company, Heated Powerblanket Box Heaters and Wraps fit easily on OMG BeadPro Carts, and can also be put into wagons, wheelbarrows or other similar carts which are easily moved around on the roof. 

For more information, visit www.OMGRoofing.com.

OMG Roofing Products Hires New Digital Marketing Specialist

OMG Roofing Products has hired Mara Chapin as digital marketing specialist. In her new role, Mara is responsible for all digital marketing activities for OMG Roofing Products, including managing the company websites, social media, and mobile marketing activities. She is based in Agawam and reports to Sam Everett, director of marketing communications.

Mara joins OMG Roofing from Market Mentors, a local marketing agency where she managed digital marketing and social media activities. Earlier she had been involved in social media and marketing at Smith & Wesson and Troy Industries. Mara holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bryant University in Smithfield, RI.

For more information, visit OMGRoofing.com.

OMG Roofing Names Vice President of Adhesives and Solar Business Unit

OMG Roofing Products has promoted Adam Cincotta to the position of vice president of the company’s Adhesives and Solar Business Unit, one of three business units within OMG Roofing Products. In this role, Cincotta is responsible for developing and executing the overall business unit strategy, including product and market development, as well as managing the business unit’s profit and loss. He reports to Peter Coyne, senior vice president and general manager of OMG Roofing Products.

According to the company, Cincotta joined OMG Roofing Products in 2014 as a product manager for the OlyBond Adhesives product line. Most recently, he was director of the Adhesives and Solar Business Unit. Under his leadership, the business unit has experienced strong growth driven by several successful new products for which he was responsible including OlyBond500 Canisters, PaceCarts and the PowerGrip solar mount portfolio.

“Adam was selected for, and completed, the Steel Partners Cohort Program, a corporate leadership development initiative in 2018. He is a strong contributor to OMG’s continued growth and success,” said Peter Coyne.  “We are very confident in Adam’s ability to continue to develop new opportunities for the company, and we are grateful he is part of our management team.” 

Prior to joining OMG, Adam served in product management and marketing roles at Newell Rubbermaid, ITW and Danaher. Adam holds a BS degree in applied economics and management from Cornell University, and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts.

For more information, visit www.OMGRoofing.com.

New 5-Inch and 6-Inch Roof Drains

OMG Roofing Products has expanded its popular line of OMG SpeedTite Roof Drains to include 5- and 6-inch sizes. With these additions to the existing line of 3- and 4-inch drains, the company now offers a full-range of SpeedTite Drains to accommodate most roofing applications. 

According to the manufacturer, SpeedTite Roof Drains are “drop-in-ready” from the box and can be installed in seconds, making them some of the fastest installed roof drains for new or retrofit roofing applications.

Contractors simply insert the drain stem into the existing drain leader and hand-tighten the wing-nut on top of the integrated vortex breaker to create a symmetrical watertight seal. Since no special tools are required, the SpeedTite Drain installs in half the time of other insert drains for enhanced contractor productivity. It is also significantly faster than re-working a drain, which can take up to two hours of time.

 SpeedTite drains feature OMG’s exclusive and revolutionary built in vortex breaker technology that gets water off the roof faster than many traditional roof drains,” said Dan Genovese, product manager for OMG Roofing Products. “Plus, SpeedTite Drains can be installed in minutes without any special tools, helping contractors save time and labor. It’s a win-win for roofing contractors and building owners alike.”

According to the company, SpeedTite Drains are installed from the rooftop so the installation process will not disrupt building occupants. The one-piece seamless body and heavy duty cast aluminum strainer dome and clamping ring provides strength and durability for long-term performance. Additionally, the 10-inch long drain stem accommodates most existing conditions however it can be shortened in the field to accommodate elbows or bends in the drain leader. An extra-large flange allows positive attachment of roof flashing membrane, and flanges are also available with TPO or PVC coatings for directly attaching the flashing membrane.

For more information, visit www.OMGSpeedTite.com

New Advanced Wind Calculator Available From OMG Roofing Products

OMG Roofing Products has unveiled a comprehensive Wind Calculator for determining the uplift requirements for a building’s edge metal (i.e., fascia or coping) system. The new calculator, available on the new OMG Roofing App as well as at www.OMGRoofing.com, is based on the latest IBC and ASCE standards. Specifiers, contractors and end-users simply provide a few pieces of data for immediate project design pressure information. 

Required inputs include project zip code, building height, project name, wind exposure category (B, C or D), as well as the building’s classification or risk category. ‘Smart’ software allows users to provide a specific wind speed value for the project, or use a specific ASCE 7 version to look up values. 

Unlike other wind calculators on the market, the OMG Wind Calculator provides comprehensive data for each of the various zones on the roof, including pressures for the perimeter, corners, and field of the roof, as well as horizontal wall pressure and the calculated vertical and horizontal design pressures. The results also present the actual wind speed and velocity pressure. With the information provided, specifiers and contractors can select the best OMG EdgeSystems product that meets the design requirements.

“This is an excellent and highly valuable new tool for anyone specifying an edge metal system,” said Karan Patel, product manager for OMG EdgeSystems. “Our goal was to provide an easy-to-use system that presents specifiers and contractors with the detailed pressure information they need to design an effective edge metal system. Based on the simplicity of this calculator, we are confident that the market will be very pleased with the results.” 

The calculator is free to use and available at omgroofing.com/windcalculator, and on the new OMG Roofing App, which is available on the App Store or Google Play.

For more information, visit www.OMGRoofing.com