Industry Press Releases

IPS Corporation Acquires Roof Top Blox

IPS Corporation is pleased to announce the acquisition of Roof Top Blox. Roof Top Blox is a non-metallic pipe support system designed with contractor input to address the wide variety of piping support applications on nearly all commercial roof types.

Roof Top Blox will be integrated into the IPS Roofing Products™ offering, continuing the division’s expectation for quality and innovation in all products. Roof Top Blox will be inventoried in IPS’ two US master distribution centers, as well as in Canada and will be available through the IPS Roofing Products sales organization to new and existing customers.

“We are excited to offer Roof Top Blox, the most innovative system of pipe supports for roofing applications on the market, to roofing distributors and their contractor customers” said Gary Rosenfield, IPS Roofing Products™ vice president and general manager. “Roof Top Blox has already established a strong reputation for reliability and service, and that makes it a great fit with the IPS Roofing Products™ line.”

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Roof Top Blox are designed specifically as roof supports to be used on commercial roof piping support and platform support applications. This revolutionary roof top support block system works with height extension rods, pipe support brackets, pipe roller brackets, strut support brackets, and more and is versatile enough for every roof plumbing support, roof piping support, and roof platform support.

IPS Roofing Products™, a division of IPS Corporation, is an industry leader in residential and commercial roofing products. Beginning with vent pipe flashings, IPS Roofing Products has sustained a superior reputation among roofing distributors and contractors for high quality product, committed service and industry expertise. All products are tested to exceed strict code requirements and to assure quality, durability, and safety.

Established in 1954 and headquartered in Compton, CA, IPS Corporation is a trusted leader in adhesives, solvent cements, and numerous components and supplies for the plumbing, roofing, construction and plastic fabrication industries. IPS’ core brands include WELD-ON®, WATER-TITE®, TEST-TITE®, GUY GRAY™, TRUEBRO®, STUDOR®, and SCIGRIP®, and its quality products are manufactured with proven formulation and design using state-of-the-art equipment and manufacturing techniques. IPS Corp. has operations throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, along with a worldwide network of sales representatives and distributors.'


Gardner-Gibson Announces the New Position and Hire of a Vice President of Digital

New role leverages technology to increase productivity and customer engagement.
Gardner-Gibson, Inc. announces that Tim Hyer has joined the company’s executive team to the newly formed position of vice president of digital. In this role, Hyer will collaborate with sales, marketing and operations, leveraging technology both internally and externally to drive growth for the business.

“We are excited to bring Tim on board,” said Sean Hyer, CEO at Gardner-Gibson. “As technology continues to grow in the building materials industry we felt like we needed someone with a laser focus and the ability to tap into rapidly changing technology. Gardner-Gibson is committed to being the product and technology leader in an interconnected marketplace. Tim will enhance our digital platform and create new applications for our customers’ mobile devices supporting interconnectivity to our company”.

Tim Hyer has worked in the technology field since graduating from Duke University in 2005. In 2010, Tim launched Getable, a technology company which builds mobile applications for the construction category. Getable has delivered technology solutions to construction professionals throughout the country and continues to be one of the most popular apps among contractors. Over the past six years, Tim raised nearly $10 million in venture capital from investors in both Silicon Valley and the construction industry. Tim remains involved with Getable as the Chairman of the Board.

About Gardner-Gibson, Inc.
Gardner-Gibson, Inc. serves contractors and DIYers as a full line manufacturer of roof, driveway and waterproofing coatings, caulks, spackles and wallpaper adhesives. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla, Gardner-Gibson operates 13 manufacturing and distribution facilities across North America. For more information about Gardner-Gibson products, as well as project resources and application tips, visit


Mule-Hide Products Co Introduces F1™ Air & Vapor Barrier

New F1™ Air & Vapor Barrier from Mule-Hide Products Co. allows contractors to quickly and easily create an air- and vapor-tight seal between a low-slope roofing system and the building below.

F1 Air & Vapor Barrier is compatible with a wide variety of roofing systems and can be used on primed substrates, including concrete, plywood, exterior gypsum, DensDeck® Prime and SECUROCK®. It also can serve as a temporary roof for up to 120 days while work on the finished roofing system is completed.

The membrane is a 40 mil-thick composite consisting of 35 mils of self-adhering rubberized asphalt laminated to a 5 mil-thick woven polypropylene film. Rolls are 39 inches wide and 75 feet long and cover approximately 244 square feet of substrate surface.

F1 Air & Vapor Barrier’s factory-controlled thickness helps ensure that the membrane has uniform barrier properties, reducing moisture movement through the roofing system and helping keep conditioned air inside the building and unconditioned air outside. The woven polypropylene film makes the membrane highly resistant to tears and punctures. The non-skid surface helps keep contractors safe on the jobsite and is suitable for the bonding of subsequent layers of the roofing system.

A siliconized one-piece release liner prevents the material from bonding to itself in the roll and is easily removed during installation of the barrier.

About Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc.
Mule-Hide Products offers premium-quality, high-performance roofing products and systems that meet the current and emerging needs of the design community, contractors and building owners with a strong focus on sustainable solutions. More information is available at


Redesigned Petersen Catalog Features Five New PAC-CLAD Products

Petersen introduces five new products in the PAC-CLAD lineup, all beautifully presented in its redesigned corporate catalog. The updated catalog also includes new, enhanced features for an existing product, plus 30 new photographs of inspirational architecture designed using PAC-CLAD roof and wall products.

The new catalog is available for viewing or downloading in the products section of, or in print by calling 800-PAC-CLAD or by contacting a Petersen representative. The catalog, which displays Petersen’s new corporate logo, also includes two new sections that highlight Petersen’s perforated metal capabilities, plus its collection of coping and fascia systems.

The five new PAC-CLAD products featured in the new catalog include the following:

Four new wall profiles
Four new profiles have been added to the line of Precision Series wall panels, providing increased design options for single-skin applications. With a 1 3/8-in. depth, the new profiles create deep shadow lines for dramatic building exteriors. The new profiles, named 12-B, 12-S, 16-B and 16-C, feature uniform locking mechanisms so profiles can be inter-mixed to create unique designs. The panels can be installed either horizontally or vertically, and to maximum lengths of 20 feet (longer lengths available soon). Available in multiple gauges of steel and aluminum, all Precision Series panels are extensively tested to meet ASTM standards. These panels are available in .032, .040, .050 aluminum, plus 24 and 22 gauge galvanized steel. For equipment screen and parking deck applications, aluminum Precision Series panels can be perforated to provide required airflow or ornamentation. Availability may vary by location.

New PAC-Tite Gold coping
The new PAC-Tite Gold coping system is designed to maintain roof integrity for applications in which slope must be created at the parapet wall. The high-performance system features factory applied stainless steel springs, ensuring a long-term positive attachment to the roof system for superior membrane protection. PAC-Tite Gold coping is tested per ANSI/SPRI/FM 4435/ES-1 standard complying with the International Building Code. A lifetime 215 mph warranty is available. PAC-Tite Gold coping can be custom fabricated to meet wider wall widths of more than 16-in. and face heights of up to 12-in.

Full-vent flush soffit
In addition to the five new products mentioned above, the updated Petersen catalog includes an enhancement to its Flush Soffit panel, which now includes full-vent capabilities. The full-width ventilation can increase under-eave airflow and expand aesthetic options. The full-vent soffit is available in .032 and .040 aluminum and is tension-leveled to ensure flatness. Availability may vary by location.

The new catalog includes two new sections that feature existing products and capabilities. These two sections highlight Petersen’s perforation capabilities and its line of roof edge/perimeter systems.

Perforated metal
Many of Petersen’s wall and soffit profiles are available for perforation in a nearly endless combination of hole sizes and patterns to complement virtually any architectural design or need. Perforated metal can provide a contrasting look with any non-perforated metal to create visual interest on any project, or provide required ventilation. Perforated panels can be specified to diffuse light, air or sound, or simply for architectural flair. Typical applications include equipment screens, partitions, sign panels, parking decks, guards, interior acoustical applications and enclosures of any kind. Only aluminum will be perforated.

Fascia, coping systems
Petersen offers a full range of roof edge and perimeter systems which are now highlighted in the new PAC-CLAD catalog. The five coping and 15 fascia products are essential elements required to maintain the integrity of all flat roofing systems, while adding superior aesthetic appeal to a building’s exterior. The roof edge systems, produced in 12-ft. lengths, are designed to eliminate field fabrication while delivering strength, enhanced aesthetics and ease of installation.

New PAC-CLAD logo
The new PAC-CLAD catalog features Petersen’s new corporate logo, which is a clean, contemporary identity for the PAC-CLAD brand, and reflects the breadth of architectural metal products Petersen manufactures. The new logo replaces the special “50 Years” edition, which recognized the company’s 50th anniversary in February 2015.

Long-recognized for its metal standing seam roofing products, Petersen also offers metal wall panels including exposed fastener panels, flush panels, composite wall panels, fascia and coping systems, and column covers. All provide the well-known Petersen quality and are available in PAC-CLAD full 70% PVDF finish in 38 standard colors on steel and 37 on aluminum. Most colors meet LEED, Energy Star and Cool Roof Rating Council certification requirements.

For more information on the complete line of Petersen Aluminum metal products, call 800-PAC-CLAD or visit

Property Drone Consortium Announces Charter Members

The Property Drone Consortium (PDC), a collaboration that consists of insurance carriers, construction industry leaders and supporting enterprises announced its roster of charter members that includes: Allstate Corporation, American Family Insurance, Auto-Owners Insurance, EagleView Technologies, Inc., Erie Insurance and Pilot Catastrophe Services.

The consortium is pleased to include the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) as a technology adviser, the National Roofing Contractors Association as an honorary member and the Rochester Institute of Technology as a technology member.

“The multi-faceted collaboration to enhance commercial use of unmanned aerial systems is exciting. The PDC expects to develop technology enabling safe operations and inspections that will benefit its members and members’ customers,” said Gary Sullivan, Chairman of the PDC.

Within the past year, the PDC has secured a number of FAA regulatory approvals including Section 333 exemption grants, a 333 amendment and blanket Certificates of Waiver or Authorization to permit the use of a variety of UAS platforms for aerial data collection including the inspection of properties for the insurance and construction industries. The PDC is working closely with the IBHS to lead the research effort that focuses on the collection and processing of intelligent images utilizing drone platforms and their subsequent assessment for property exteriors, specifically roof damage detection.

PDC President Charles Mondello explained that the research goes beyond just inspection and damage detection. “The PDC is also focusing on research into ongoing safety initiatives for collision avoidance, visual line of sight and automated flight planning; as well as looking into how to integrate resulting data from UAS inspections into existing workflows,” stated Mondello.

About Property Drone Consortium
The Property Drone Consortium represents a collaboration among insurance carriers, construction industry leaders and supporting enterprises who have agreed to work together to promote research, development and the establishment of regulations, standards and specifications for the use of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) technology across the insurance and construction industries.


Mule-Hide Products Co. Introduces F1™ Hybrid Felt for Florida Market

F1™ Hybrid Felt from Mule-Hide Products Co. – an asphalt-saturated, fiberglass-reinforced roof underlayment – gives contractors in Florida a new felt option that complies with ASTM D6757 (Standard Specification for Underlayment Felt Containing Inorganic Fibers Used in Steep-Slope Roofing).

F1 Hybrid Felt can be used in conjunction with any type of steep-slope roof cover. Its fiberglass content gives it improved water-shedding capabilities. So, unlike traditional organic underlayment products, it will not absorb water but will continue to lay flat without wrinkling, puckering or shrinking. It is not, however, meant to be used as waterproofing or as a temporary roof.

Available exclusively in Florida, F1 Hybrid Felt is approved for use in high-velocity hurricane zones (HVHZ) through the Florida Product Approval system. It meets or exceeds the performance requirements of ASTM D226 (Standard Specification for Asphalt-Saturated Organic Felt Used in Roofing and Waterproofing) and ASTM D4869 (Standard Specification for Asphalt-Saturated Organic Felt Underlayment Used in Steep-Slope Roofing). When used with asphalt or organic shingles and appropriate decking materials, it may be used as a component in a Class A or Class C fire-rated system.

F1 Hybrid Felt is available in 4-square (432 square feet) rolls.

For more information, visit or call 800-786-1492.

About Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc.
Mule-Hide Products offers premium-quality, high-performance roofing products and systems that meet the current and emerging needs of the design community, contractors and building owners with a strong focus on sustainable solutions. More information is available at


Coral Springs’ ICP Adhesives Announces Acquisition of Fomo Products


ICP Adhesives and Sealants Inc. (ICP Adhesives), a division of Innovative Chemical Products (ICP) Group, today announced the completion of the acquisition of Fomo Products, Inc., a leading manufacturer of low pressure one- and two-component polyurethane foam sealant and adhesives products.

ICP Adhesives, with manufacturing facilities in Tomball, TX, and warehousing and sales offices in Coral Springs, FL, is focused on growth, with its prior carve out acquisition of the Pressurized Polyurethane Foam Adhesives business (formerly known as Polyfoam Products, Inc.), and now the successful completion of the acquisition of Fomo Products.

Based in Norton, Ohio, Fomo Products was founded in 1975 and is a manufacturer of low pressure one- and two-component polyurethane foam sealants, adhesives, pour-in-place and spray foam in pressurized, disposable, and refillable packaging. Additional markets include mine ventilation air sealant applications.

“We are enthusiastic to join the ICP Adhesives team,” said Stefan Gantenbein, President and COO of Fomo Products. “The opportunity for continued growth and our complementary cultures make this an ideal fit. Through sharing best practices, scalable operational capacity, advanced technologies and talented leadership and employees, we can leverage both companies’ capabilities to deliver great value to our customers.” Mr. Gantenbein has been named division president of ICP Adhesives. 

As part of the larger platform company, ICP Group, the ICP Adhesives division provides opportunity for continued growth, and added strength through raw material purchasing synergies, technological collaboration, and shared service. With the addition of Fomo’s extensive product offerings, patented technologies and talented employee base, ICP Adhesives further expands its leadership position in the polyurethane adhesives and sealants market.

"We are thrilled to have Fomo Products join our ICP Adhesives family," said Max Miller, Vice President, Roofing, based out of the Coral Springs facility.  “The complement of their product line with ours will truly bring value to our customers. Along with our established line of roofing adhesives, their manufacturing capabilities and patented technologies will position us as the leader in the pressurized polyurethane foam market." 

Innovative Chemical Products (ICP) Group, the parent of ICP Adhesives, is a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity and is based in Andover, MA. The Fomo transaction represents ICP’s fourth acquisition. 

About ICP Adhesives, a division of the ICP Group
ICP Adhesives and Sealants, Inc. (ICP Adhesives) ICP Adhesives is a division of ICP Group. ICP Adhesives is a leading manufacturer of low pressure one- and two-component polyurethane foam sealant and adhesives products in pressurized, disposable, and refillable packaging. Products include CR-20, SFI-175, Polyset AH-160 and Polyset RTA-1, Handi-Foam, Handi-Flow, Handi-Stick, and Silent-Seal. For more information on ICP Adhesives, visit

About ICP Group
Innovative Chemical Products (ICP) Group is a leading specialty chemical company engaged in the formulation, manufacturing, and marketing of coatings and adhesives. With operations headquartered in Andover, MA, and additional manufacturing and warehousing in Itasca, IL, Tomball, TX and Coral Springs, FL, ICP serves the architectural, specialty construction, packaging, printing and sport surfaces end markets. ICP is privately held and manufactures products under several specialty brands, including Polyset, California Paints, Fiberlock, Storm System, Nicoat, Decoturf, Plexipave, and Rebound Ace. For more information on the Construction, Adhesives and Industrial divisions of ICP Group, visit


MFM Building Products Celebrates 55th Anniversary

MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, is celebrating the company’s 55th Anniversary.

MFM Building Products was founded in 1961 by Robert E. Simpson. Initially, the company manufactured products used for wrapping underground pipe to protect from water penetration and pipe contents becoming contaminated. MFM expanded this technology to develop sealing and waterproofing products for use within the general construction industry.

Today, MFM manufactures a wide array of weather barrier products that include low-slope roofing membranes, roofing underlayments, window and door flashing tapes, multi-purpose waterproofing membranes, specialized waterproofing tapes, and HVAC duct and pipe wrap. These exterior, waterproofing membranes are self-adhering and self-sealing for ease of installation and complete waterproofing protection. MFM products are manufactured in the United States and sold through an extensive distributor network around the globe.

According to Tony Reis, MFM Sales & Marketing Director, “MFM can offer our customers a complete envelope of waterproofing solutions – everything from the rooftop to the foundation. This single-source option gives our customers several competitive advantages.”

For more information concerning MFM Building Products, please contact the company at:

MFM Building Products
PO Box 340, Coshocton, OH 43812
Phone: 800-882-7663 Fax: 740-622-6161



B&B Wholesale Metals Now 1st Coast Metal Roofing Supply

After nearly 20 years of supplying high quality metal roofing and siding products to Contractors and homeowners in the Southeast, MD Distribution Corp. DBA B&B Wholesale Metals, a regional
supply company in Northeast Florida, is literally growing out of its name.
     In order to improve name recognition and better define the corporation’s location and core business the new trade name moniker will become 1st Coast Metal Roofing Supply.
     Since the beginning of the recent recession in 2007 B&B Wholesale Metals has experienced over 300% growth, placing it strongly into a mid cap corporation status. An Impressive achievement for any business, especially given the adverse economic environment during the time period.
     In 2010 The Business Journal recognized their exceptional gains, naming them one of the top 50 fastest growing businesses over those previous 3 economically stagnant years.
Corporation President Mark Donlan has since continued that growth and is announcing the launch of his newest endeavor; manufacturing the majority of the metal roofing products they used to distribute at his newly expanded 3.5 acre facility.
     1st Coast Metal Roofing Supply will also maintain their long standing relationship and licensing agreements with the national companies they have worked with for decades to create a truly unique business model capable of providing virtually any metal roofing or siding product required for industrial, commercial or residential needs throughout Northeast Florida, neighboring states, and the Caribbean. With the capability of producing and distributing a full spectrum of metal roofing and siding products, 1st Coast Metal Roofing Supply has become
more than a manufacturer and supplier; it has become a growing force in the roofing industry.

To learn more about this company, please call (386) 227-5011 or email:



Mule-Hide Products Co. Introduces Roof Drains for New Construction, Retrofit Applications

Mule-Hide Products Co. has expanded its offering of multi-system accessories with a selection of roof drains for new construction and retrofit applications.

For new construction projects, contractors can choose from kits featuring drains with heavy-duty bodies made of injection-molded PVC or epoxy-coated cast iron.

For retrofit applications, options are available to suit the requirements of any project, and all are designed for quick, easy installation. Aluminum and copper outlets are offered. Flange material choices include aluminum, copper, asphalt and, for contractors who prefer to heat-weld the flange to the outlet, TPO and PVC.

All of the new construction and retrofit drains offer the following features:
• Availability in multiple sizes to suit any project.
• Elevated strainer ring risers to increase water flow through the drain.
• Clamping rings with undersides that are ribbed and embossed to help ensure that the drain ring is tightly secured to the roofing membrane.

Drains for new construction applications also have the following features:
• They meet and exceed ANSI, ASEE, PDI and IAPMO plumbing standards.
• A heavy-duty epoxy-coated aluminum clamping ring – 1¼ inches high with 12 scallops and seep holes on the bottom – to maximize drainage.
• A flexible rubber coupling to connect the drain to a PVC or cast iron pipe.
• An aluminum underdeck clamp to fasten the drain securely to the roof deck.

Drains for retrofit applications also offer the following features:
• They meet and exceed ANSI/SPRI RD1 standards for water flow.
• A large stud diameter that increases hardware strength.

For more information, visit or call 800-786-1492.

About Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc.
Mule-Hide Products offers premium-quality, high-performance low-slope roofing products and systems that meet the current and emerging needs of the design community, contractors and building owners with a strong focus on sustainable solutions. More information is available at



EagleView Technologies Offers Industry-Leading 3D PremiumReport

EagleView Technologies, a leading technology provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions, today announced it now offers its industry-leading 3D PremiumReport™ derived from residential blueprints. Contractors, builders and distributors can simply upload the plans during the ordering process to receive accurate roof takeoffs within 48 hours.

“Obtaining blueprint takeoffs has traditionally been a lengthy, manual process with longer than desired turnaround times,” said Rishi Daga, EagleView executive vice president of commercial sales. “Our technology is now at a point where we can derive accurate measurements quickly, allowing jobs to stay on track and eliminating long wait times for the takeoff to be delivered.”
The takeoff delivers via email as an EagleView PremiumReport and provides detailed diagrams and measurements for square footage, ridges, hips, valleys, rakes and eaves, pitch and more. A waste calculation table assists with determination of waste for each project.
“EagleView invented and patented the technology that created the aerial measurement industry as we know it today,” stated Daga. “As the industry leader, we’re excited to continue to innovate with new ways to meet our customers’ property data needs.”

About EagleView
EagleView Technology Corporation, through its two wholly owned subsidiaries, EagleView Technologies, Inc. and Pictometry International Corp., is the unparalleled provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions serving the commercial, government and public utility sectors. The company’s patented image capture processes and 3D modeling algorithms coupled with property-centric analytic tools empower end-user workflows with scalable, efficient and highly accurate answer sets in support of property claims, risk management, construction, emergency response, assessment, corridor mapping and more. For more information contact (866) 659-8439 or visit or



CertainTeed ColorView Home Exterior Visualization Tool Hits the Road

ColorView Mobile app allows iPad users on the go to experiment with hundreds of CertainTeed product color and style combinations

Contractors who specialize in exterior remodeling projects have a next generation tool to help their customers sort through a world of design possibilities. CertainTeed, North America’s leading brand of building products, has improved upon its industry-best array of home design visualization tools by expanding the product offerings showcased in the mobile version of the ColorView® Exterior Style and Color Selector. Created expressly for the iPad®, the ColorView Mobile app untethers building professionals from the office computer, enabling them to work directly with homeowners as they try out different exterior product style and color combinations.

The ColorView Mobile app allows the contractor to show the homeowner how various CertainTeed products will look on his or her home – before the first nail is ever driven. Once images of the customer’s dwelling have been uploaded to the app, the walls and roof can be masked over with virtual layers of CertainTeed siding and roofing products.

In addition to experimenting with various styles and colors of CertainTeed roofing shingles and vinyl and polymer siding, users can also choose from dozens of Sherwin-Williams paint colors to apply to the front door, garage door, trim areas and shutters. Once the design is complete, ColorView Mobile can save and share custom renderings for future reference.

With Colorview Mobile contractors can add a powerful element of personalization to sales presentations. Snapping photos of a prospective customer’s home, uploading them to ColorView Mobile, and preparing suggested visualizations before a presentation gives the contractor a head start on explaining the many exterior product options available from CertainTeed. Contractor and homeowner can then work together to create additional renderings based on the homeowner’s personal style.

CertainTeed developed ColorView Mobile to accommodate today’s on-the-go lifestyles. “The popularity of smart device apps was a chief factor in our decision to add siding products and paint colors to the mobile version of ColorView,” notes Matt Gibson, marketing director for CertainTeed Siding. “We’ve had the desktop version of ColorView for a few years now, but since many contractors these days prefer the mobility and convenience of tablets, we wanted to provide a strong visualization tool that could be used in the field. The ability to do side-by-side comparisons of different options, as well as see various color and style combinations realistically applied to nearly every element of the user’s own dwelling, is invaluable in helping contractor and customer agree on a well-coordinated design before the actual remodeling work begins.”

“People want their homes to look beautiful in a way that reflects their own aesthetic preferences,” says Bob Gardiner, vice president of marketing for CertainTeed Roofing. “We’re very proud of our incredible variety of product and design options, but we’re also keenly aware that it can be overwhelming to select complementary colors, materials and styles from such a large range of possibilities. User-friendly visualization tools like ColorView Mobile help professionals guide homeowners as they zero in on the most eye-catching combinations for each unique project.”

In addition to ColorView Mobile, ColorCoach™ and CurbAppeal™ are two other design tools that can be utilized to explore and evaluate different customized exteriors. For more information about these programs, visit

CertainTeed offers unsurpassed Freedom of Choice® through its industry-leading portfolio of long-lasting polymer, insulated and vinyl siding as well as roofing, fence, railing, decking and exterior trim. CertainTeed provides the advantage of using exterior products from a single source that are designed to mix-and-match with each other and feature authentic textures, versatile styles and rich color combinations, for a beautifully coordinated look. As the result of a strong commitment to environmental responsibility, CertainTeed is also the first manufacturer to issue and publish third-party validated life cycle assessments (LCA) for its vinyl, trim, fence and railing product lines. For more information, visit

About CertainTeed
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, gypsum and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. For seven consecutive years, the company has received top honors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its contributions in protecting the environment and was most recently the recipient of the 2015 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2015.



Design for Sick Kids' Non-profit Resort Focuses on Color, Creativity

The new Towne Hall building at Give Kids The World Village is the fanciful centerpiece of the non-profit resort that provides cost-free, weeklong vacations for children with life-threatening illnesses, and their families. In keeping with the whimsical architecture and child-friendly feeling found throughout the 79-acre resort, the structure is clad in vibrant, primary colors reflecting Towne Hall’s cheerful design and candy-coated theme.

Located in Kissimmee, Fla., Give Kids The World has served more than 140,000 children and families from all 50 states and 75 countries since its founding nearly 30 years ago. The long-awaited 53,000 sq. ft. Towne Hall building was designed by C.T. Hsu & Associates, Orlando, and built by Welbro Building Corp., also in Orlando. The ground floor of the two-story building houses a themed food court and spacious multi-purpose room. Administrative offices are located on the second floor.

The colorful and creative clock tower that rises above the PAC-CLAD metal roof creates a signature feature that is visible throughout the resort property. Two Petersen profiles were selected to achieve the design of the roof and tower. Approximately 6,000 sq. ft. of Petersen’s 18-in. Snap-Clad panels were utilized on the roof. The clock tower was created using 1,200 sq. ft. of PAC-150 standing seam metal roof panels. Panels in both profiles are 24 gauge and finished in Patina Green.

Fabrication of all panels was done on-site by Anco Roof System, Fort Myers, while installation was completed by Hartford South in Orlando. “Having the panels formed on-site gave us the benefit of getting the exact panel sizes we needed with virtually no waiting after we field measured,” said Donny Cammenga, Hartford South’s project manager. “That really cut down the installation time.”

Hartford South has considerable experience with the various Petersen profiles. “Snap-Clad has all of the uplift approvals but the big benefit is that you don’t have to come back and mechanically seam it—that’s a cost and a time saver. We used the PAC-150 panels on the clock tower because the profile height allowed us to create the radius panels as designed by the architect,” Cammenga said. PAC-150 panels combine semi-structural metal panel performance with architectural aesthetics, and are manufactured only in Petersen's Acworth, Ga., facility.

John Sfier, project executive for GC Welbro Building Corp., was quick to compliment the installer. “The roofing installation went incredibly well. Hartford South was a good partner—they really know what they’re doing,” he said. Sfier also commented on metal roofs in general. “We frequently use standing seam metal roofs on our projects. Metal is a more substantial roofing system that has the looks and the longevity to withstand the weather.”

Both Sfier and Cammanga acknowledged the satisfaction their crews enjoyed from their efforts on a charitable project like Give Kids The World Village. “It was very rewarding to work on such a meaningful project that will provide enjoyment for some very sick kids,” Cammanga said. Sfier echoed the sentiment.

Long-recognized for its metal standing seam roofing products, Petersen also offers metal wall panels including exposed fastener panels, flush panels, composite wall panels and column covers. All provide the well-known Petersen quality and are available in PAC-CLAD® full 70% PVDF finish in 38 standard colors on steel and 37 on aluminum. Most colors meet LEED, Energy Star and Cool Roof Rating Council certification requirements.

For more information on the complete line of Petersen metal products, call 800-PAC-CLAD or visit 


CertainTeed Roofing Strengthens Commitment to Quality, Achieves ISO 9001 Certification at Little Rock, Arkansas Plant

(Malvern, Pa.) – CertainTeed’s roofing business has reached an important milestone in its quality management efforts — achieving globally recognized International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 certification at its Little Rock, Arkansas plant.

ISO 9001 standards were created to help companies establish requirements to maintain and manage processes influencing quality. To secure the globally recognized certification, CertainTeed developed a formalized quality management system that underwent rigorous review by third party auditor Underwriters Laboratories.

“CertainTeed has made manufacturing quality roofing products a priority for more than 110 years. We continue this quality commitment by achieving ISO 9001 certification,” said Tim Ginsbach, plant manager at CertainTeed’s Little Rock roofing plant. “This is a reflection of the dedication and hard work of all our employees. It was clear that they treat this as much more than a question of compliance to a standard, but as a way to provide confidence in the products and services they deliver to our customers.”

To secure ISO 9001, the Little Rock plant successfully demonstrated the ability to consistently manufacture roofing products that meet customer demand and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. In addition, the facility pledges to constantly find ways to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the quality management system, including processes for continual improvement and assurance of conformity to requirements.

In operation since 1952, the Little Rock roofing plant and its 81 employees manufacture four CertainTeed commercial modified bitumen roofing membrane product lines: APP (Atactic Polypropylene) modified, including the popular Flintlastic® GTA cap membrane; SBS (Styrene Butadine Styrene) modified hot and cold applied products, featuring Flintlastic Ultra Poly SMS base/ply sheet and Flintlastic GMS mineral surfaced polyester cap membrane; SBS modified Flintlastic SA (Self-Adhering) NailBase, PlyBase, MidPly and Cap; and traditional BUR (Built-Up Roofing), including GlasBase™ base sheets and Flintglas® mineral surfaced cap sheets. Many of the cap membranes are available in CertainTeed’s CoolStar® highly solar reflective mineral surfacing.

This is the Little Rock plant’s second ISO certification. Previously, the plant received ISO 14001, created to help companies minimize their environmental impact and achieve continual improvement of environmental performance.

CertainTeed operates 12 roofing facilities throughout the United States that are fully engaged in quality control while reducing the company’s environmental footprint. Collectively, the plants divert more than 250,000 tons of waste a year from landfills. In addition to bituminous commercial roofing, CertainTeed offers innovative products that significantly boost the energy efficiency of a home, including Landmark Solaris® solar reflective asphalt shingles and the Apollo® II solar roofing system.

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ProRep Invests in Growth of Florida Market

Professional Representatives, LLC (ProRep) is proud to announce the addition of Gene Hand to our team. ProRep Partners, Bernie Abrami, Chris Godbold, and Wayne Heironimus, are investing in a growth strategy to build and sustain the high level of service our customers have come to expect.

Gene Hand has over 20 years experience in the roofing and exterior building envelope industry. Gene can provide assistance with code compliance, technical product information and application recommendations in North Florida including Jacksonville, Tallahassee and the Gainesville area.

"Our overall plan is to bring an ever increasing level of support to our customers," stated Mr. Godbold. We look forward to growing our already successful business even further with Gene's wealth of knowledge and experience.

ProRep is a leading manufacturers’ representative company in Florida, serving the architectural, consultant, distribution, roofing and waterproofing industries. ProRep is head quartered in St Petersburg with six additional offices statewide; Delray Beach, Vero Beach, Merritt Island, Orlando, Jacksonville and Tampa. You can visit our website at

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Dawn Holsinger