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Get gutter protection you need!

Gutter installers profit with screens, filters and hoods By Mark Ward Sr. An engineer by trade, Houston homeowner Roger Pierce saw his clogged gutters as another problem to be solved. Trolling the Internet, he researched numerous gutter protection products. Ultimately he bought — directly from the manufacturer — enough gutter protection to cover his...

Englert opening new Massachusetts facility

Englert, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of metal roofing and rainware products, will celebrate the opening of its new Danvers, Mass., field service center with an open house Monday, June 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The new, 11,000 square foot facility, located at 44 Garden Street, is more than double the...

ABC Supply wins sixth consecutive ‘great workplace’ award

For the sixth consecutive year, building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. has been honored with the Gallup Great Workplace Award, which recognizes the best-performing workforces worldwide. The company is one of only 27 in the world to receive the 2012 award. It also is one of only three six-time winners, having received the...

OSHA launches major fall prevention campaign

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a nationwide outreach campaign to raise awareness among workers and employers about the hazards of falls from ladders, scaffolds and roofs. Falls were the leading cause of death in the construction industry in 2010; one in three construction fatalities resulted from falls. The majority of these...

RHEINZINK offers training workshops

RHEINZINK America is now offering comprehensive training workshops covering all aspects of fabrication and installation of the RHEINZINK family of products. Conducted at either the RHEINZINK headquarters in Woburn, Mass., or at a location convenient to the installer, the workshops consist of classroom as well as hands-on learning.  Led by Lou Rondeau, national applications...

Gutter Opportunities: Market it … Sell it!

Alt’s Seamless Spouting explores growth opportunities By Mark Ward Sr. / Ross Alt is a self-described fanatic. “I’m constantly doing Internet research,” says the vice president and co-owner of Alt’s Seamless Spouting, LLC, in Ottawa, Ohio. “Every day I’ve got a FedEx truck coming by our office to drop off new products for us...

Safety is a responsibility

By Gary Auman, Legal Counsel for MRCA / In December 19, 2011, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in Compass Environmental, Inc., v. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (Case No. 10-9541). This significant decision demonstrates the importance that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the U.S. Department of...

Leland Industries moving in bolt manufacturing

Leland industries Inc., a Scarborough, Ont., based manufacturer of nuts, bolts and screws is today unloading the first of 20 truckloads of bolt manufacturing equipment acquired from a defunct Winnipeg based Company. Since 1984, Leland has continually grown and expanded.  From a start in a rented building, with 3 employees, the company has become...