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Int’l Roofing Expo launches state-of-the-art website

The 2014 International Roofing Expo has unveiled an all-new, redesigned website aimed at enhancing the online experience of trade show participants with a bold new look, simplified navigation and improved usability. Located at www.TheRoofingExpo.com, the new web interface provides technical, aesthetic and graphical upgrades, making navigation fast and easy for attendees and exhibitors. “The International Roofing...

KWM Gutterman to be featured on FOX Business Network

KWM Gutterman, a provider and manufacturer of custom portable roll-forming equipment, will be presented in an upcoming production of Manufacturing Marvel, airing on The Fox Business Network at approximately 8:30-8:44 p.m. CST on Tuesday, August 27. Produced by award winning producers Bob and Jerry May and narrated by nationally acclaimed voice talent John Criswell,...

IPAF database reports 28 fatalities involving aerial platforms worldwide for the first half of 2013

There were 28 fatalities worldwide involving mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), also known as aerial work platforms (AWPs), in the first half of 2013, according to findings from IPAF’s accident database.The main causes of these fatalities were: overturn (10), fall from height (9), entrapment (5), electrocution (3), and impact with MEWP (1). Thirteen of...

Snobar offers new two-bar system

SnoBar and SnoBlox-Snojax has announced the expansion of the SnoBar line with an all-new patent-pending two-bar snow retention system. This patent-pending system for metal roofs has been developed after years of field and lab research.  The specially designed aluminum brackets can hold either 1-inch square galvanized SnoBar or the extruded aluminum ColorBar.  They are...

Second quarter construction backlog jumps 3.9 percent

Nonresidential construction recovery gains momentum  /  Associated Builders and Contractors reports its Construction Backlog Indicator rose 3.9 percent during the second quarter of 2013 and now stands at 8.2 months, up from 7.9 months the previous quarter. Construction backlog is up 6.6 percent compared to the same time last year. CBI reflects the amount...

New Jersey DEP recognizes Englert for renewable energy use

The New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection has awarded Englert Inc. with a certificate of environmental stewardship recognizing the company for its “voluntary and proactive measures taken to go beyond compliance in an effort to improve the environment and ensure a sustainable future.” The certificate was issued following a May 20 DEP inspection...

Housing open for 2014 International Roofing Expo in Vegas

Attendees and exhibitors of the 2014 International Roofing Expo can now make housing and travel reservations through the official hotel vendor, Travel Planners. Offering hotel, airline and car rental discounts through a variety of companies, Travel Planners offers the biggest savings and most valuable perks. Taking place February 26-28 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center...

Putting siding aside

Opportunity to purchase gutter machine leads to new business  /  By Mark Ward Sr.  /  That day in 1996 started like any other. Through his 20 years in the siding business, Bryan Thompson had often arranged for contractors to drop off the gutters he needed to finish a job. But on this particular day,...

ABC Supply acquires assets of American Wholesale Building Supply Co.

Distributor Adds Satellite Location in Nashville, Tenn.  /  Building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. has acquired the assets of American Wholesale Building Supply Co., a distributor of siding and windows with a single location at 714 Massman Drive in Nashville, Tenn. The branch will operate as a satellite location of ABC Supply’s existing Nashville...

NRCA offers free webinars for members

The National Roofing Contractors Association will be offering free webinar courses through NRCA University as a benefit of membership. Webinars were scheduled to begin July 18 and will be offered the third Thursday of every month at noon CST. Upcoming topics for the webinar courses offered on NRCA’s website include: Problems and Risks Posed...