Progress, products kick off 2010

Levi’s introduces Flovent to its product line

Levi’s Nails and Screws has added Flovent metal roofing ridge vent to its product line. Flovent, which fits many common metal roof profiles, can be installed on the ground or on the roof. Levi’s says Flovent features an adhesive strip and is easy to install on the ridge cap or on the roof.

Levi’s Nails & Screws supplies specialty building fasteners and screws, as well as patented line of roofing snow guards and fastener head painting service.

Simpson Strong-Tie enters new decade with new products
Simpson Strong-Tie is introducing several products for homes and decks in 2010. New products on display at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas in January included Strong-Drive SD Structural-Connector Screws, LSCZ Adjustable Stair-Stringer Connector and DeckTools Deck Design Software.

The company describes the new SD structural-connector screw as designed, tested and approved for use with some of the more popular Simpson Strong-Tie connectors; the LSCZ connector offers a versatile, concealed connection between the stair stringer and the carrying header or rim joist while replacing costly framing; and the DeckTools sales, design and estimating software program for decks makes it easy for deck builders and suppliers to create one-of-a-kind deck designs right from their laptops.

Duro-Last gets ‘Going Green’ award from Corp! Magazine

Duro-Last Roofing, Inc., has been selected as one of Corp! Magazine’s “Going Green” honorees.

Corp! Magazine provides features, news and profiles with a Michigan emphasis to inform and entertain business owners and executives. It initiated the “Going Green” program to recognize companies for their green efforts.

The magazine calls Duro-Last a significant supporter of sustainable building objectives and for over 30 years and an industry leader in reflective roofing systems. Duro-Last’s white roofing membrane has proven to be effective in reducing energy consumption in all climates throughout North America. In addition, Duro-Last’s tightly-controlled manufacturing process recycles scrap back into roofing membrane and other products, and after its useful life on a rooftop, the membrane itself is recyclable.

Petersen Panels help restore look of historic pier

The Bradenton Beach, Fla., city pier reopened following a $2.2 million renovation. The historic pier had been closed after suffering hurricane damage.

The 650-foot pier now includes the popular re-opened Rotten Ralph’s restaurant, a fishing kiosk, harbor master’s office and restrooms with showers.
Approximately 4,500 sq. ft. of Petersen’s Snap-Clad panels finished in silver metallic were utilized on the project.  The panels were installed by Sutter Roofing Company, Sarasota.  Architectural design was provided by O’Brien Architects, Bradenton.

An industry leader in metal standing seam roofing products, Petersen also offers exposed fastener panels, flush panels, composite wall panels and column covers.

Terex Construction gives large gift to Toys for Tots

Terex Construction, manufacturers of equipment for use in various industries, including construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, shipping and  transportation, gave more than $45,000 worth of ASV compact track loader die-cast toys to Toys for Tots in Minnesota. The toys were given to more than 700 children during the 2009 holidays.

“Donations to ‘Toys for Tots’ were down this year,” says Martha Sammis, the state’s Toys for Tots coordinator. “These toys will probably be the only gifts many of these children receive this year, so this generous donation from Terex Construction will make a big difference.”

Terex delivered six pallets of ASV compact track loader die-cast models, approximately 3,000 toys, to the Toys for Tots donation center.

“Since acquiring ASV, Inc. (March 2008), Terex Construction has had a significant presence in Minnesota, and particularly in the local community,” says Lisa Walsh, general manager for the Terex plant in Grand Rapids. “Our Toys for Tots donation this year is just one way that we are able to give back to the community that has welcomed us and supported our business.”

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