The winners of the 2012 Gold Key of Excellence Award are noted for the value of their products and the quality of their service. Here are some of the products they offer the professional contractor.
ABC Supply Co., Inc.
Since its founding in 1982, ABC Supply has maintained an unwavering focus on a single, simple guiding principle – take care of contractors better than any other distributor. ABC Supply offers a complete array of roofing materials for low-slope and steep-slope applications, including metal roofing systems from industry-leading manufacturers and an extensive inventory of metal sheet products. In addition, contractors will find a full assortment of the tools, accessories and other products they need to get the job done. Celebrating 30 years, ABC Supply is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the U.S. and one of the largest distributors of siding, windows and other select exterior building products.
A.J. Manufacturing is the source for steel entry doors, aluminum and vinyl windows, Niagara column brackets, Low-E Reflective Insulation and the exclusive EZ-V vinyl window trim system. A.J. has the right product for every building. Shutters, doors, windows and trim are available in custom colors. A.J. products are built using the highest quality raw materials and attention to detail for a quality product every time. Shipped on time, every time. You can count on A.J.
Becker Specialty Corp
BeckryTherm is high-tech, cool roof, organic coating technology. BeckryTherm features solar reflective, ceramic pigmentation to ensure Energy Star approved solar emissivity and reflectivity for maximum energy savings. BeckryTherm, Interior, is a low emissivity back-coating that creates a thermal barrier by reflecting heat into the direction from which it came. BeckryTherm is available in several polymers including super-durable polyester, silicone polyester and full strength PVDF.
The Bradbury Co., Inc.
Bradbury has supplied Rollformers to the metal building industry for more than 50 years. Whether you require residential or commercial ridge caps, low or high rib corners, rakes, or J or jamb trim, Bradbury multi-profile trim roll formers give you profile flexibility while saving floorspace. Bradbury trim tooling sets can be designed to accommodate both Grade 80 and Grade 50 coils to limit inventory levels and maximize buying power. Gain legendary Bradbury reliability and productivity as well as manufacturing flexibility with a Bradbury Rollformer.
CannonBall:HNP is the developer of round track and trolley systems and offers a lifetime warranty on them. The company offers a wide variety of walk doors, windows, square track, slide door framing systems, cool-air hangar doors, polycarbonate panels and full lines of horse stall and equestrian products.
Central States Manufacturing
Central States manufactures metal building components for the post-frame, light-gauge, architectural/residential and commercial markets. Offerings include both exposed and concealed fastener panel profiles, as well as trapezoidal standing seam panels in a selection of gauges, colors and warranties. Trim and purlins are also available. Complete mini, boat or RV storage packages are also available through the Central Storage Works division.
Classic Equine Equipment
Classic Equine Equipment, a nationally recognized leader in quality horse stall systems and stable accessories, was founded with the mission of creating first-class equine products. In addition to its distinguished stall systems, Classic Equine Equipment produces FullStride exercisers and treadmills, custom entrance gates and eco-friendly flooring for equine facilities.
DECRA Roofing Systems
DECRA Roofing Systems continues to bring innovative solutions to today’s competitive roofing market and is committed to the protection and preservation of the environment. DECRA Roofing Systems is the original stone coated steel roofing product. All DECRA profiles are backed by a 50-year limited warranty, a 120 mph wind warranty, are Class 4 impact resistant and steel is a non-combustible, Class A rated material. DECRA’s newest accessory products, DECRA Ridge Vent and DECRA Panel Vents are designed specifically for use with DECRA Roofing Systems and are easily installed.
Dynamic’s success is evident in its commitment to processing orders for same-day shipment 99 percent of the time and its buying power that enables it to sell competitively and successfully nationwide. The company has more than 45,000 customers representing all 50 states and 15 foreign countries. Dynamic Fastener’s free 124-page full-color Tool and Fastener Hand Guide covers fastener applications, engineering data, size ranges and fastener materials. In addition to discussing screws and anchors, the guide provides prices and other information relating to flashings, sealants, insulation tapes, safety equipment, hand tools, power tools and more. There are seven Dynamic locations: Raytown, Mo. (main office), St. Louis, Memphis, St. Paul, Houston, Melrose Park, Ill., and Las Vegas.
Energy Panel Structures
EPS is a manufacturer of pre-engineered buildings and energy efficient construction products, offering the opportunity to learn several key concepts to energy efficient construction that save customers time and money.
Everlast Roofing Inc.
Everlast Roofing’s metal and siding is far superior to anything else on the market. Creating this success is the one-of-a-kind Heat Forming process, which prevents microscopic paint cracks. This enables the use of harder, more scratch resistant paints. Offering a variety of gauges, colors and custom trims to suit every customers application makes Everlast Roofing the perfect choice for the agricultural commercial and residential markets.
Fasteners Direct LLC
Fasteners Direct LLC manufactures the screws that attach metal roofing and siding. Fasteners Direct sells screws through distributors along with accessories like closure, flashing and mastic tape, concentrating its efforts on supplying distributors with the best parts and the best price and on keeping them in stock.
Graber Post Buildings
Graber Post has everything for a post-frame structure or metal roofing project. GPB manufactures metal panels for any residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural or roofing application. Graber Post also produces custom trusses and metal trims – for stock and custom. GPB saves time and money by supplying all needed materials with just one phone call. Wholesale customers/distributors are desired.
GRK Fasteners is yet again approved by the International Code Council. The R4 multi purpose, FIN/Trim head, RT Composite Trim head and the Kameleon composite deck screws have all been approved for their structural integrity and AC257 corrosion resistance in pressure treated wood in ICC Report ESR-3201. These fasteners have a multitude of features from the starhead recess to the Zip-Tip, for easy starts. GRK’s RSS rugged structural screw, also approved in ICC Report ESR-2442, is joined by these fasteners to prove superior quality is the GRK way.
H&H Metal Products Inc.
H&H manufactures and distributes quality steel roofing and siding products and accessories for the post-frame building and residential roofing markets. H&H Metal Products will be featuring Condenstop at the Frame Building Expo in St. Louis. Condenstop is a highly absorbent layered fleece material containing millions of micro spheres that absorb and contain condensed water. Condenstop prevents dripping inside the building until the water evaporates.
Holmes Lumber is a full-service lumberyard with locations in Millersburg, Sugarcreek, and Canton OH. Holmes Lumbers delivers post-frame packages to approximately 12 states every year, with Ohio and bordering areas of PA, MI, IN, KY, and WV comprising the primary coverage area. Holmes Lumber offers delivery, custom drawings and complete post frame supplies.
Ideal Building Fasteners, Inc.
Ideal Building Fasteners is a major supplier/ manufacturer of fasteners for the metal construction post frame industry. Their line of post frame screws, featuring the Dual Grip brand, meets or exceeds the specifications of most building projects. They also stock a complete line of other fasteners, closure strips, butyl caulk tapes and pipe sealers.
Klauer offers prepainted roof drainage equipment, gutters, hangers, downspouts; building trim products in 130 colors of pre-painted hot-dipped galvanized steel; ridge caps, corner trim and J channels; soffit system; ridgolators and low profile ridge ventilators and steel roofing and siding in two profiles.
The company boasts the fastener industry’s first “long-life” powder coating warranty to match WeatherX, Spectracote and Perspectracote paint systems. Leland manufactures a complete line of fasteners for metal roofing, wood frame or steel frame projects, offering self-drilling and self-tapping fasteners in lengths to 4 inches in Nos. 10-12 and 14 diameters. Lengths up to 8 inches are also available. Leland fasteners are made of carbon or stainless steel, plated, coated or powder coated to match panel colors. Leland’s powder coating covers both the head and under the head where corrosion starts.
Lester Building Systems LLC
Lester is a leading post-frame manufacturer and builder with more than 150,000 buildings constructed since 1947. In support of its quality products and engineering, Lester offers a structural warranty unmatched by others. Lester builders are equipped with time-saving sales tools like eBuildings instant online pricing and Improv software that can promptly design, price and engineer a building – right in front of the customer, when and where it’s convenient. Lester is seeking professional builders who can leverage this innovative approach to selling buildings.
Levi’s Nails & Screws
Do you want to build better buildings faster? Watch for new products from Levi’s Nails and Screws.
Here’s two recent releases.
Thank you to our loyal customers who voted for us in the Gold Key Award competition!
Mac Metal Sales, Inc.
Mac Metal Sales manufactures a complete line of metal roofing and wall systems, as well as wood trusses for the residential, commercial and post-frame industries. Mac Metal offers more than 25 colors and a full complement of trim and accessories. Family owned and operated since 1989, Mac Metal believes its core strength is the dependable service customers can count on – always.
Just one order and you’re all set. From venting to sealants, fasteners to flashing and more, Marco’s Weather-Tite™ System Advantage offers top-quality products to get the job done faster and within budget. Get quality service and free shipping with a low minimum order. Shop smarter with Marco.
Maze Nails is the exclusive manufacturer of Stormguard double hot-dipped galvanized nails with a Lifetime warranty against rust. In business since 1848, Maze offers a full line of specialty nails in bulk for hand driving and in collated sticks and coils for popular pneumatic nailers. Maze has been serving the post-frame industry for many years, providing painted rubber washer nails for corrugated roofing and siding. Maze post-frame nails meet ASTM F 1667 specification. In addition, Maze manufactures nails for fiber cement siding products, cedar and redwood sidings, fencing, decking and roofing. Customers have come to identify Maze Nails with top-quality products, excellent customer service and quick dependable shipments. With help from its customers Maze Nails hammers out foreign competition one nail at a time and brings jobs back to America. All Maze Nails are proudly 100 percent made in the USA.
Founded in 1963, McElroy Metal is a leading manufacturer of metal roofing and siding. McElroy will showcase its extensive line of wall and roofing products used for residential, commercial and architectural applications. McElroy will also showcase its new joint venture company, Green Span Profiles which manufactures insulated metal panels in thicknesses from 2-6 inches. With an R-value of more than 7 per inch, Green Span Profiles’ IMPs enable contractors to meet the ever-increasing need for high energy-efficient buildings.
Metal Sales Manufacturing
Metal Sales has been manufacturing high-quality metal roof and wall products for over 45 years, and currently offers more than 75 profiles in a variety of widths, colors and gauges for the commercial, industrial, architectural, residential, retro-fit and agricultural markets. Additionally, Metal Sales offers a complete line of matching Energy Star listed color-coated, galvanized and Galvalume trims and accessories ideal for any application.
Mill Steel Co.
Mill Steel, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., celebrated its 52nd year in business in 2011 and remains dedicated to its history of innovation and people-first culture that has made it one of the largest, best-in-class flat-rolled steel products distributors in the Midwest and Southeast U.S., Canada and Mexico. With 11 production lines and four locations in Grand Rapids, Mich, Melvindale, Mich., Birmingham, Ala., and its newest location in Louisville, Ky., Mill Steel’s service programs guarantee fast turnaround of pre-painted steel or bare steel for customized color match. Mill Steel proudly offers AkzoNobel and Valspar color systems.
MWI Components offers more color options for metal building components than anyone in the industry. With more than 100 colors available in steel, almost 30 different aluminum colors and 50-plus powder coat colors, the combinations are endless. This will allow builders and their customers to create beautiful and unique buildings using MWI cupolas, Ridg-Vents, soffit, trim, Arcadian Sliding Doors, Dutch doors, bale doors and stall systems.
North Star Metals
Established in 1994, North Star manufactures metal roofing, siding and components for the agricultural, architectural, industrial and residential markets. North Star utilizes state-of-the-art roll forming and folding equipment to produce consistently top-quality panels and trims exactly to order. A large selection of roll formed panel and trim is available and CNC folding capabilities allow North Star to satisfy any custom panel or trim requirements, including matching discontinued and hard-to-find panels. North Star also offers on-site delivery with crane-equipped tractor-trailer units and roll-off capable gooseneck trailers.
Palram continues to expand its SunSky polycarbonate panel line, allowing builders to offer more day lighting and side lighting options to customers. With Palram’s new MetalMatch Technology, it can match virtually any corrugated metal panel profile available with minimal order requirements. Palram also offers a complete line of Ag-Tuf PVC liner panels for interior and exterior use.
Plyco manufactures/supplies a full range of high quality doors, windows, track, SDR, ventilation systems, cupolas, slide doors, Dutch doors, horse stalls and equipment along with East Coast Fastening Systems and Ply-Foil reflective insulation.
Post Protector is a simple, slide-on “barrier system” eliminating soil/concrete-to-wood contact in post-frame construction. Boasting 449 years of geo-application life, Post Protector is lightweight, flexible and strong, while retaining typical post-frame construction techniques and integral uplift protection. Post Protector keeps chemical treatment in the post, meaning it’s “green.” Its framing friendly design and vertical venting system allows the post to breathe. Post Protector offers an attractive appearance, clay tone color with a wood grain texture and it easily trims to uniform height.
Richland Laminated Columns, LLC
Richland manufactures top quality laminated columns and Perma-Columns. All columns are #1 SYP .60 KDAT lowers and #1 SYP uppers. Richland is your one stop pole shop.
Rigidply Rafters Inc.
Rigidply Rafters has improved the quality of post-frame buildings by manufacturing and distributing the original 100 percent Glue-Laminated Post. By specifying Rigidply Posts, you guarantee the labor saving and quality advantages of true GluLam Posts. Not only are GluLam Posts lighter, straighter and stronger than solid sawn posts, but they minimize cracking and splitting. When planning your next building project, count on Rigidply Rafters to supply integrity, quality and service with your GluLam Posts.
Sealtite Building Fasteners
Sealtite supplies steel-frame and post-frame screws for agricultural, commercial, industrial and residential metal roof applications. Product strengths are drill quality and corrosion resistance, showcased on the Maxx Steelbinder drill screw and Kwikseal II post-frame screw. Both products are greatly enhanced by Sealtite’s mechanical zinc plating & powder coat paint process, which improves corrosion resistance 300 percent versus wet-paint processes. In 2012, Sealtite will expand its powder coat capacity 25 percent to handle the increased demand for this quality process. Solid and vented foam closure strips, pipe flashings, pancake and wafer head screws for standing seam roofs, and other accessories round out the product line.
SFS intec, Inc.
SFS intec manufactures fasteners for the post-frame and metal building markets, including Woodgrips, high performance WoodZac, WoodMac stainless steel capped fasteners, EverGrip bi-metal screws, Woodgrip HiLo mill point and #10 low profile fasteners. Its VistaCoat Premium System is a high performance coating system that provides superior durability, brilliant gloss and color retention and enhanced color consistency. The Panelmaster Fastening System increases speed and accuracy of fastener installation. Sol-R and AceClamp are new solar attachment products for metal roofs from SFS intec.
Simpson Strong-Tie will showcase the new Quik DriveBGP300 auto-feed screw driving system at the Expo. This innovative tool fastens metal roofing and siding with hex-head screws and washers and is the first tool by Simpson Strong-Tie to feature belt collation. Designed for agricultural post-frame buildings as well as new and replacement residential roofing projects, the BGP300 quickly installs collated fasteners, eliminating dropped loose (bulk) screws that can scratch or dimple panels and has multiple profile guides that position the fastener in the ideal location.
SnoBlox-Snojax pioneered the use of polycarbonate in the snow guard industry in 1976 and continues to innovate and develop new products each year. SnoBlox-Snojax carries a complete line of polycarbonate and 304 stainless steel snow guards and SnowBreakers. Every product is professionally tested, American made and ready to ship. SnoBlox-Snojax also offers the premiere rail type snow retention system with its SnoBar and ColorBar products. SnoBlox-Snojax can custom design snow guard systems for glue down, screw down or non-penetrating clamp-on attachment and offer free lifetime warranties for properly designed and installed projects.
“Diamonds Are A Roof’s Best Friend” SnoGem, Inc. introduces the latest gem to its snow guard product family, the Diamond Guard. The Diamond Guard can be manufactured in galvanized steel, stainless steel, copper, mill finish aluminum and brass. SnoGem snow guards are available for metal, slate, shingle and membrane roof systems. Contact SnoGem for the latest in snow retention systems product technology or to get an estimate.
Sukup Manufacturing Co.
Sukup Manufacturing Co. is a family-owned manufacturer of grain bins, grain dryers, material handling equipment and pre-engineered metal buildings. The world’s fastest growing bin company and largest family-owned, full-line grain drying and storage equipment manufacturer, Sukup Manufacturing Co. is located in the heart of rich, Midwestern farmland. Since the introduction of our first stirring machine in 1963, we have been manufacturing products to make grain product more efficient for farmers.
Triangle Fastener Corporation
Triangle Fastener supplies standard and specialty fasteners, tools, sealants and accessories for metal-to-metal, metal-to-wood, drywall and concrete applications. Triangle offers jobsite support, technical assistance, inventory management programs and product development capabilities at each of its 24 locations.
Varco Pruden Buildings
Varco Pruden Buildings (VP Buildings) is a division of BlueScope Buildings North America. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., VP is one of the nation’s largest participants in the worldwide building systems industry. VP provides non-residential, low-rise steel buildings for manufacturing, warehousing, school, commercial and agricultural applications. VP proprietary products include SSR standing seam roof panels, Panel Rib and Vee Rib wall and a broad selection of framing systems. VP products are manufactured in nine plant locations throughout the United States and distributed through independent, authorized builders.
Western Products of Indiana
Western introduces two new products at the Expo: A horse stall swing-out utility door with a bucket holder that can be purchased separately, and an all-steel horse fence available in 3- and 4-rail styles available in both black and white.
Wick Buildings is a leader in the post-frame industry with more than 55 years in business and more than 67,000 buildings. Wick builds everything from industrial and light manufacturing facilities to banks and aviation buildings; from gas stations and churches to equine and livestock facilities to storage facilities. When you choose to become a Wick builder you’ll have a building partner with corporate strength and a name you and your customers can trust.