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Ravishing Rooftops: MRA Kicks Off Metal Roofing Competition 

Calling all roofing contractors, installers and manufacturers: Is your stainless-steel roof a stunner? Is your galvalume glamorous? Is your copper shingle roof sublime? If so, now’s your chance to enter the “Best Metal Roofing Project” competition hosted by the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA). Beginning Oct. 4, 2018 through Dec. 31, 2018,...

Health Park’s Modern Design Created With Metal Wall, Roof Cladding

The sparkling new Herrington-Ornelas HealthPark is unrivaled in East Texas in its comprehensive offering of advanced healthcare services, fitness options and specialty care. Located in Whitehouse, the 43,500-square-foot facility is the largest HealthPark in the Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System. The non-profit, regional system operates eight hospitals and 82 clinics....

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

Acquisition enhances service for area contractors. Building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. has acquired the assets of DRI Supply Co., a distributor of drywall, roofing and insulation products. ABC will continue to serve customers from the three former DRI locations: 746 Church Hill Road in San Andreas, California; 2300 Cooper...

McElroy Metal Introduces HydraShell Underlayments For Metal Roofing

HydraShell MAX and HydraShell Supreme SA are McElroy Metal’s new underlayments. HydraShell MAX is the standard synthetic underlayment and HydraShell Supreme SA is a peel-and-stick underlayment. HydraShell MAX has a four-layer construction and can be used under all types of finished roofing materials, including steel roofing and is suitable for roof...

Ventco’s ProfileVent Achieves 1 Million Installations

Ventco president Marty Rotter recently announced ProfileVent has now been a part of 1 million installations, still with no callbacks. ProfileVent is a ventilation system for commercial and residential metal roofing, manufactured by equipment that precisely cuts the panel profile into the surface, resulting in a leak-proof fit every time. It...

West Central FS sells first STRELA building in Illinois

West Central FS of Galesburg, Illinois, just constructed the first STRELA post-frame building in Illinois for Mark Compton of Oneida, utilizing newly-designed plastic columns from Walters Buildings. The patented composite lower-column segment, called STRELA, has an internal height adjustment that allows it to be used with hydrated dry mix or concrete....

Hurricane Irma report

RICOWI Releases Roofing Investigation Report on Hurricane Irma

The RICOWI Board of Directors announced the release of an investigation report on Hurricane Irma on September 23, 2018. The Wind Investigation Program (WIP) Committee deployed volunteer hurricane wind investigators after Hurricane Irma made landfall. Team members for the hurricane wind investigations were wind engineers, roofing material specialists, insurance analysts, structural...

Stunning Makeover: A.B. Martin Remodels PA Garage

A Matte Black ABSeam Panel Roof and composite siding are highlights in this renovation. If you ever saw the Weiler garage before the complete renovation, you would never recognize it. In addition to the Matte Black ABSeam Panel Roof with a 40-year warranty, the stunning garage remodel also features the cellular...

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Increases in September

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market rose in September to 65.5, up from the August index of 60.7. The results were released earlier this week by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) in the September 2018 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect leadership data, the index...

DIRT Report Estimates Damage to Buried Utilities Has Increased

Damage to underground utility lines from improper excavation increased in 2017 by 5.5 percent from a revised 2016 estimate. An estimated 32 percent of incidents were by contractors. Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the stakeholder-driven organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines, people who dig near them and their communities, announced its...