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Free resources: Be prepared for updated water heater standards

As of this April, updated National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) standards from the U.S. Department of Energy have increased water heater efficiency requirements, driving major product changes in the U.S. market. According to the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), the former practice of “yank and replace” no longer cuts it. Selecting a...

ATAS International To Host Open House Oct. 2

ATAS International, Inc., will host an open house at its manufacturing facility located at 6612 Snowdrift Road, Allentown, Pennsylvania, to celebrate Manufacturing Day. The event will be held on Friday, October 2, 2015, with two programs open to the members of the Greater Lehigh Valley area community; one begins at 9 AM and the...

New RM Lucas headquarters, R&D and manufacturing facility acquired

RM Lucas has acquired property that will serve as its new headquarters office, research and development facility and manufacturing plant. The new facility is located at 12400 S. Laramie Ave., Alsip, Illinois. The location has frontage on Interstate 294 that circles Chicago and provides easy access for shipping and receiving to all points in...

Covertech wins judgment against TVM

Covertech Fabricating Inc., Ontario, Canada, has won its lawsuit against its former distributor, TVM Building Products, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, for trademark infringements and unfair competition. TVM has been ordered to pay more than $4.7 million in damages to Covertech for sales of insulation products that were improperly identified as its own. Covertech sued TVM in U.S....

Petersen Aluminum Metal Roof, Wall Panels Design Files Available Online

Architects and designers now have multiple options for digitally locating and specifying Petersen Aluminum products during the design phase of any project. The manufacturer of metal roof and wall panels now has its library of BIM, CAD and installation drawings available on design platforms including Autodesk Seek, Arcat and Sweets. Most recently, Petersen Aluminum...

RHEINZINK Appoints Regional Sales Manager

RHEINZINK America has hired Charles “Chuck” Bell as regional sales manager covering New England and the Mid-Atlantic states. Bell has extensive experience with architectural building products. He was previously territory sales representative with Merchant & Evans, a manufacturer of metal roofing and siding systems. Prior to that, Bell worked in a sales capacity with...

Drexel Metals, Freedom Roofing Complete Successful School Re-Roof

Installers formed, curved panels onsite for barrel roof over gymnasium A unique and challenging roofing problem on a large school called for a permanent solution. Freedom Roofing Solutions of Vilonia, Arkansas, formed and curved Drexel Metals roof panels onsite. “It was a fun one,” says Brian Kirk, who co-owns Freedom Roofing with his cousin...

FASCO America Inc. Announces Organizational Changes

Retirement Announcements: Linda Tenpas: FASCO America and the BECK family are both delighted and saddened to announce the retirement of Linda Tenpas, office manager. Linda has been a cornerstone of the operation since FASCO America began. With 26 years of service to the company, Linda marks the last remaining of the original FASCO America...

Englert Roof Coatings Recertified By Energy Star

Englert, Inc. announced it has fulfilled its commitment as an Energy Star Partner by re-certifying all of its 28 roof coatings. To meet recertification requirements, the company participated in third-party verification testing conducted by the Cool Roof Rating Council, a certification body recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for roof products. This included...

Award Blue Greets Campers at The Center for Courageous Kids

Summer camp is a cherished tradition for many families, giving kids an outlet to connect with new friends, new skills, and the great outdoors. But for children with life-threatening illnesses, this tradition is one among many that can fall by the wayside, taking a backseat to medical appointments and the need to stay close...