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July 25, 2012

GAF, one of North America’s largest roofing manufacturers, has announced plans to open a new asphalt roofing shingle manufacturing facility in eastern Missouri or southern Illinois, with an anticipated start-up in 2015. 

July 3, 2012

Beacon Roofing Supply, one of the nation’s largest distributors of roofing and other exterior building products, has acquired Structural Materials, Co., a distributor of residential and commercial roofing products. Headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., Structural has six locations in Los Angeles and Orange counties. The 64-year-old company had total annual sales of approximately $81 million in 2011.

June 4, 2012

Trus Joist TJI Joists received a top rating of a recent survey of 10,800 builder-developers and general contractors.

The Builder Magazine survey recognized Trus Joist TJI Joists as a top-rated product for the 13th straight year.

May 11, 2012

Edison, N.J.-based Starborn Industries, a manufacturer and distributor of fastening products, introduced Deckfast Metal for the fast-growing market of steel joist deck framing systems.

The company said more architects and deck builders are using metal joist substructures when creating decks. Deckfast Metal is a fastener that can be used to attach every type of decking -- PVC, composite, capstock and hardwood -- to steel and aluminum substructures.

April 30, 2012

Indianapolis-based Eco-Roofs, a producer of environmentally friendly roof systems, has completed a 1,300-sq.-ft. green roof installation atop the four-story, 67-year-old College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis.

This is the first green roof undertaking for the University and was installed entirely by an all-volunteer crew of students, faculty and university staff, led by Eco-Roofs' accredited Green Roof Professional and project coordinator Pat Maloney.

April 25, 2012

New Jersey pro dealer Madison Township Lumber & Supply Co. passed the half-century mark this year. 

Serving the entire Garen State, the single-unit location in Matawan, N.J., was founded in 1962 by Anthony J. Martorana Sr., who remains as CEO of the family business. His wife, Louise Ann, is CFO and son Anthony Jr. serves as VP sales and operations.

The dealer distributes BlueLinx I Joist and Billet Beams, hardware, lumber, millwork, Silver Line Windows and Benjamin Moore Paint. 

February 8, 2012

Owens Corning Roofing & Asphalt has introduced its next generation of shingles designed to offer maximum durability. The new TruDefinition Duration Series Shingles are engineered with patented SureNail Technology to withstand the elements.

January 25, 2012

Federal Way, Wash.-based Weyerhaeuser has unveiled its Estima software and services, which help building material dealers improve the accuracy and thoroughness of their take-offs for structural framing products. 

January 13, 2012

Wayne, N.J.-based GAF announced an expansion of its limited Lifetime warranty that goes beyond shingles. It's called the Lifetime Roofing System program.

January 5, 2012

GAF's Royal Sovereign Shingles are celebrating a 50th anniversary.

First introduced as “Sovereign” in December of 1961, the shingle that has now evolved into GAF’s popular Royal Sovereign is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Initially launched as an organic shingle, Sovereign became one of the first glass mat shingles in 1972, and is one of the longest-running asphalt shingle brands on the market, according to the Wayne, N.J.-based GAF.

November 7, 2011

ABC Supply, one of the country’s largest distributors of roofing and exterior building products, has hired Tom Walker as its executive director of commercial roofing, a newly created position.

In his new role, Walker will work with the company’s national business development team to grow and develop ABC Supply’s low-slope roofing business -- particularly its share of large, top-tier customers and national roofers.

September 20, 2011

Simpson Strong-Tie will begin supplying software systems and truss plates to the U.S. component industry, the company has announced. Mike Bugbee, a 30-year veteran of the company, will lead the new division.

Simpson Strong-Tie has already developed many products that have helped expand the innovative use of trusses in light-frame design, so offering software and truss plates is a natural progression for the company, it said. 

July 19, 2011

Wayne, N.J.-based GAF announced a significant expansion of its efforts to support post-consumer shingle recycling. Building on its Certified Green Roofer program, which has more than 100 members, GAF has made a multiyear commitment to sponsor the Find-A-Recycler section of ShingleRecycling.org.

ShingleRecycling.org is the leading resource for information about recycling asphalt shingles.

July 5, 2011

EcoBlu, a manufacturer of treated lumber, has announced the formation of a new business called E Build &Truss. Located on several acres in Oceanside, a Southern California beach town near the company’s headquarters in Vista, the facility will offer full turnkey products and services to production builders including Red Shield lumber, labor and truss packages. The business will also be able to produce pre-fabricated house packages.

July 5, 2011

EcoBlu Products has been awarded a contract to supply Red Shield coated lumber and trusses for 88 home developments being built in Ontario, Calif. 

Frame Right Construction was awarded the framing contract with the inclusion of Red Shield lumber and truss package for all 88 homes. These two-story homes range from 1828 to 2054 square feet and the contract represents 88 out of a potential 110 lots left to be built. The contract is in excess of $1 million in gross revenues for all 88 homes, with 3 models shipping immediately. 

February 2, 2011

iLevel by Weyerhaeuser distribution centers serving California, Colorado, Oregon and Utah are now offering the Rosboro X-Beam, the only full framing-width stock glulam in an architectural appearance.  Rosboro X-Beam includes 3.5-in. and 5.5-in. beams, columns and I-joist compatible depths.

iLevel, a full-service distributor of structural framing materials for homes, multi-family and light construction, now serves customers through 27 distribution centers in the United States.

February 2, 2011

The consumer demand for roof rakes – a device that many consumers didn’t even know existed until this winter – has grown to a feverish pitch, according to media reports around the country. 

January 10, 2011

Decra Roofing Systems and Lakewood, Colo.-based HomeSphere entered a joint agreement to offer Decra stone coated steel roofing products to builders using the HomeSphere network.

Decra joins more than 75 manufacturing brands currently using HomeSphere’s BRI lead generation and marketing program to produce new builder leads and strengthen existing business. 

January 10, 2011

Wayne, N.J.-based GAF Materials Corp, the roofing and ventilation giant, is announcing improvements to its laminated shingle warranties.

Effective January 1, 2011, every GAF laminated shingle, including all Timberline shingles will be covered by a lifetime limited warranty when installed on single family residences. GAF will no longer offer any laminated shingles with just a 30-year or 40-year warranty, a first for any roofing manufacturer.

GAF pointed to its Advanced Protection technology as the basis for its lifetime warranties.

December 6, 2010

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December 5, 2010

Peter Barrego, a PrimeSource director of specialty products, was told to “rethink the black color”...

September 23, 2010

GAF Materials Corp. plans to reopen its state-of-the-art Gainesville, Texas, thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) manufacturing facility...

September 7, 2010

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July 9, 2008

A study by the Freedonia Group predicts a 2 percent increase growth in roofing sales...

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