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2018 Top Roofing Color Trends Of The Year: It’s Intense

Homeowners look to make a stand-out statement with color options this year. Call it provocative, vivacious or bold: For homeowners, 2018 color trends are all about standing out from the crowd. With more color options available than any other roofing type, metal roofing color trends set the tone for the latest...

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2018 Rural Builder Hall of Fame Inductees Honored

Three new inductees were welcomed into the Rural Builder Hall of Fame at the 2018 Frame Building Expo. Mike Burkholder, owner of Ohio Timberland Products; Sam Cottrell, owner of Hos-Cot Builders Inc. and Hoosick Self Storage; and Dr. Joe Harner, Head of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Kansas State University,...

Marco Industries Announces Team Changes

Marco Industries, which provides ventilation and a variety of other products to the metal roofing industry through the Marco Weather-Tite™ System, has announced several hires and promotions. “These changes have been made with an eye to the ongoing expansion of Marco’s sales, marketing, production, and distribution activities,” said Marco president Blake Atkins. “Our goal is...

Marco Industries Nearly Triples Warehouse Size

Tulsa, Okla.— Marco Industries, which provides ventilation and a variety of other products to the metal roofing industry through the Marco Weather-Tite™ System, has announced a new 30,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center in Washington, nearly tripling its size in the region. “We are relocating our Portland facility to the Port of...

Construction Employment and Wages Up in January

Construction employment increased by 36,000 jobs in January to the highest level since August 2008, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said a possible new measure being discussed in Washington that would invest an additional $1.5 trillion in repairing and...

ATAS Participates On Hurricane Irma Wind Investigation Team

In response to Hurricane Irma’s damage to Florida in September, a small group of RICOWI members, including Jim Bush, vice president of sales and marketing at ATAS International, conducted a mini-deployment. Those investigators arrived in the Tampa-Fort Myers area on October 30th and 31st and separated into three teams of four,...

ABC Supply Co. Inc. Opens Branch in Valparaiso, Indiana

Professional contractors to benefit from better access to building products and support. Building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. has opened a new branch at 184 W. State Road 130 in Valparaiso, Indiana, that will benefit northwest Indiana contractors. The location will give local contractors access to roofing, siding and other...

AceClamp Receives Key Patent

After a lengthy testing and development cycle and a bit of industry controversy, PMC Industries surprised the roofing industry with a recent announcement that the United States Patent Office issued a patent for their exciting new snow-retention product, the AceClamp® Color Snap® (#9,850,661). Earlier this year, industry forums were ablaze with...

Beckers’ BeckryTech Offers Durability & Flexibility

As one of the world’s largest coil coatings supplier, with more than 150 years in the industry, Beckers knows a thing or two about high-quality coatings. So, when our customers need a high-performance coating designed to last 40+ years, with great color and gloss retention, we recommend BeckryTech Super-Durable Polyester. BeckryTech...