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Nov 06, 2018

Last month, A.C.T Metal Deck Supply enjoyed participating in the Chicago Roofing Contractors Association’s (CRCA) Annual Industry Golf Day. The company had a foursome of golfers participate and sponsored the beverage cart where they passed out peanut packs and free drinks to golfers.A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply is proud to support the roofing industry’s various associations and encourages contractors to take advantage of the resources that membership provides. Members benefits from continuing educat ...

Oct 30, 2018

Unity Surfacing Systems (a division of Unity Creations, Ltd.) has been watching the growth of rubberized safety surfacing, flooring and paver industry for years.  We have identified the challenges of using traditional tiles/mats/blocks/pavers such as: product-to-product separation, curling and pealing, as well as wind up-lift……………And we’ve responded…….big-time.Unity has always been one step ahead of the competition. After being in the business longer than most (established 1987), we are committe ...

Oct 30, 2018

Unity Surfacing Systems (a division of Unity Creations, Ltd.) has seen more and more architects, engineers and designers looking for unique ways to create additional designs, layouts and patterns, similar to that of PIP (Pour-In-Place), using the tile/mat/block/paver system that will provide the “WOW” effect on playgrounds, rooftops, recreational areas, schools, daycare centers, parks, etc.,We have identified the challenges of using the traditional tile/mat/block/paver systems ………… And we’ve res ...

Oct 29, 2018
Rosemont, Ill

NRCA is now accepting applications for Qualified Assessors for its NRCA ProCertification initiative. Qualified Assessors will serve as performance exam proctors, responsible for evaluating and verifying hands-on skills for those seeking to be certified through NRCA ProCertification.Qualified Assessors will need to meet eligibility requirements, complete two self-paced online training modules and pass a proctored online exam.NRCA ProCertification Qualified Assessors will learn observation and ass ...

Oct 29, 2018

Taking place April 3-4, 2019, Roofing Day in D.C. is a national legislative fly-in event to advocate for the roofing industry. It will bring together hundreds of roofing professionals from all segments of the industry to speak with one voice on critical issues before members of Congress. It is the largest advocacy event dedicated solely to the roofing industry. In its inaugural year, Roofing Day in D.C. 2018 saw more than 400 roofing industry stakeholders from 47 states and Puerto Rico taking pa ...
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Oct 26, 2018
Rosemont, Ill.

The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has announced 27 associate members have become NRCA “partner members” by through NRCA’s One Voice initiative since its inception in 2017.NRCA launched its One Voice Initiative to unite the roofing industry and speak with one voice about matters critical to the roofing industry's continued successTo ensure all industry sectors are given an opportunity to participate, NRCA amended its bylaws to allow manufacturers, distributors, service providers ...

Oct 23, 2018
Allentown, PA

On September 19th, ATAS International welcomed guests from several countries to the ATAS headquarters in Allentown, PA for the biennial International Melting Pot event.  The guests, all of whom are ATAS product distributors, gathered for education sessions, plant tours, and information exchanges.  ATAS continues to grow their export business and develop relationships with distributors throughout the world.Joao DaCosta, Director of International Business Development for ATAS, stated, “We were ple ...

Oct 23, 2018
Allentown, PA

On Friday, October 5th, area students from Lehigh Career and Technical Institute and Parkland High School visited ATAS International during the Manufacturing Day 2018 celebration.  This was the sixth year that ATAS participated in this event.  Students, school staff, and families toured ATAS to experience first-hand the processes in which metal components for the building envelope are manufactured.  They also participated in a question and answer session consisting of several ATAS employees who ...

Oct 09, 2018
Allentown, PA

ATAS International, Inc. is introducing a new website at the METALCON conference in early October.  The new website includes easier navigation in a full-screen format and is mobile friendly for use on phones and tablets.  An updated complete product line catalog is also being unveiled during the website launch, with a striking new cover and many new images throughout. Jim Bush, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ATAS, stated, “As ATAS celebrates our 55th anniversary this year, we felt it ...

Oct 09, 2018
Aurora, IL

A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply welcomed Jacob Finstad of Dixie Roofing and his family as the Grand Prize Winner of the Cubs & Cruise Chicago Weekend Sweepstakes. Jacob and his family watched the Chicago Cubs battle the St. Louis Cardinal during the last series of the regular season. They got a pleasant surprise when Tom Ricketts, owner of the Chicago Cubs, was at the host hotel where A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply greeted the family. Mr. Ricketts was informed of the sweepstakes and was kind enough to talk w ...

Sep 06, 2018

1) Put the Plastic Extrusion Welder on the shelf, install the handle, plug in the mains plug.2) Open the control box switch, welding temperature is generally set at 300℃(572℉), when the temperature reaches 270℃ (518℉) the motor switches off, youcannot start, when the temperature reaches 270℃ (518℉), the motor switch isturned on, you can start properly. Open the hot air machine power switch,thermostat knob, heated a few minutes to operate.3) Right-hand pull the motor switch, the motor starts to r ...

Sep 06, 2018

If you just keep yourself up-to-date with the market trends today, you will find that in roofing industry, you won’t just find the common metal and concrete roof available. Roofers have reinvented and redesigned the materials to create other alternatives like the plastic roofing which is a product of recycled materials and one of the latest and the newest in flat roofing available in the market today, Thermoplastic Polyolefin Roofing Membranes or the TPO. The TPO roofing material is considered a ...

Sep 06, 2018

Roofing tools are essential elements in roofing matters. They provide the ease and perhaps the only way to proceed to your roofing activity. Familiarizing with each tool name and uses might not be a so challenging task, but looking for the tools and how to get them is. The tools that you want to purchase need not be expensive, but it should be durable. If you really want your roofing be done perfectly all right, then it’s a must that you go and find that tool. John Stortz and Sons, Inc. has an e ...

Sep 06, 2018

It's so cool to have you with us!Welcome to JC Machinery & Tools Inc.!I would like to introduce our organization JC Machinery & Tools Inc. that specializes plastic welding equipment research & development, manufacturing and technical consulting service.Our products includes• Geomembrane• Plastic Welding• Roofing• Tent/ Tarpaulins• Textiles/ SEGVisit usOur clients have been satisfied by our service and we have never received a single complaint since the inception of the business.It would be a gre ...

Jun 18, 2018
Milan, TN

A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply, the nation’s largest metal deck distributor, announces the Grand Opening of its newest location in Milan, TN.  This opening increases its network to 15 distribution centers to better serve the construction industry. “This location will help us serve our customers in the region including Western Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi, said Nick V. Polizzi, President of A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply. “When a customer has a short lead time or a roofing contractor runs into rusted ...

Apr 19, 2015
Aurora, IL

A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply announces the launching of their new responsive web design which makes any webpage look great at any size. The responsive site will adjust to fit any desktop, smart phone or tablet automatically. You can access metal deck profiles, find locations and request proposals from any size device while at your desk, on the road or a jobsite roof. A.C.T. stocks metal deck in all types, gauges and finishes for immediate pick up or delivery in 14 locations. They can provide the met ...

Oct 19, 2018
Dallas, TX

Registration has officially opened for the 2019 International Roofing Expo® (IRE), which will be debuting in Nashville, TN. The exposition will be held February 11-13, 2019 at Music City Center. The IRE plans to attract over 10,500 industry professionals, over 500 exhibitors, from over 60 countries, spanning over 138,000 sq. ft. “We’re excited to be going to Nashville, which is a new city for us.” commented Tracy Garcia, CEM, Show Director of the IRE Expo. “It is such a fun town, with a great c ...

Sep 19, 2018
Dallas, TX

Jesse Itzlerwill present the Keynote address at the 2019 International Roofing Expo® (IRE)in Nashville, TN on February 11,2019. “Jesse is the real-life version of the Dos Equis’ guy, one of the most interesting people in the world. He’s done so many different things,” said Lewis Howes, New York Times Bestselling Author and Host of the School of Greatness. Jesse is an entrepreneur, author, and a creative mind. He co-founded the largest private jet card company Marquis Jet and engineered the cocon ...

Mar 01, 2018
Dallas, Texas

The International Roofing Expo® (IRE), sponsored by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), concluded this month with great success. Held February 6-8, 2018, the business-to-business expo and conference connected manufacturers and suppliers of roofing products, services, and technologies, with roofing contractors from across the United States and the globe.The 2018 IRE spanned 137,480 net sq. ft., the largest in the show’s history, and attracted 10,076 roofing professionals from 62 ...

Dec 13, 2017
Dallas, Texas

Roofing professionals participating in the 2018 International Roofing Expo® [IRE] are encouraged to give back to the New Orleans community by participating in Community Service Day, the show’s home repair and revitalization project.Now in its ninth consecutive year, Community Service Day will take place on Monday, February 5, from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, with volunteers helping rebuild the homes of families that are elderly, disabled or financially unable to support the renovation.  “We began this tr ...

Sep 14, 2017
Dallas, Texas

September 14, 2017 – Legendary NBA star Julius "Dr. J" Erving will present the Keynote Address during the 2018 International Roofing Expo® [IRE], taking place February 6-8, in New Orleans, Louisiana USA.   Known as one of the greatest players of all time, Erving will reveal his strategy for overcoming challenges, and will also illustrate how to cultivate a champion’s mindset.   “Not only is Dr. J one of the most accomplished athletes in the history of professional basketball, he is also a succe ...

Aug 22, 2017
Dallas, Texas

UAV industry manufacturers and suppliers looking to increase their bottom line, build brand awareness and meet face-to-face with ready-to-buy attendees, should plan to exhibit at the 2018 International Roofing Expo [IRE], the largest and most comprehensive event in the industry for commercial and residential roofing professionals.  “The ability to easily inspect and collect information has made UAVs, commonly known as drones, very in demand among our attendees,” said Tracy Garcia, CEM, IRE Show ...

Mar 21, 2017
Dallas, Texas

   The 2018 International Roofing Expo® [IRE] is seeking researchers, educators, consultants, technical experts and industry leaders to share their knowledge and business expertise as presenters for the educational conference program.   Taking place February 6-8, 2018, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, the educational program conference presents the latest trends in the roofing industry designed to help attendees increase their bottom line and expand their tec ...

Mar 17, 2017
Dallas, Texas

The roofing industry was booming with energy and excitement as a record number of attendees filled the sold-out show floor at the 2017 International Roofing Expo® [IRE].  Taking place from March 1-3, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada, the annual tradeshow and conference drew a total attendance of 11,273 roofing construction professionals. "This was an amazing show to find leading-edge products, high-level education and numerous networking opportunities,” said Tracy Garcia, CEM, IRE Show Director. “T ...

Feb 22, 2017
Dallas, Texas

The GAF Education Center will debut next week at the 2017 International Roofing Expo® [IRE], offering attendees a curriculum of eight condensed classes dedicated exclusively to roofing industry education, not product pitches. Through eight, 45-minute sessions in the GAF Education Center, expert trainers will teach roofing industry strategies that will help attendees build skills, think critically and arm them with practical solutions to work smarter. “The addition of the GAF Education Center add ...

Feb 17, 2017
Dallas, Texas

   The 2017 International Roofing Expo [IRE] trade show floor has completely sold out, topping out over 131,000 square feet and 465 exhibitors. The also marks the largest show in the event’s 62-year history. Taking place March 1-3, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, the International Roofing Expo is the preeminent roofing construction and maintenance event where roofing professionals gather to experience face-to-face interaction, product review, education and netwo ...

Sep 15, 2016
Dallas, Texas

    Online registration is now open for the International Roofing Expo® [IRE], taking place March 1-3, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada USA.   Online registration is available at www.TheRoofingExpo.com/Attendee/Register, where show information is accessible 24-hours a day, seven days a week.   "We recommend that attendees register early for the International Roofing Expo to receive discounted registration rates," said Tracy Garcia, CEM, Director of the IRE. "In ad ...

Aug 25, 2016
Dallas, Texas

   Attendees and exhibitors of the 2017 International Roofing Expo® [IRE] can make housing and travel reservations through the official hotel vendor, IRE Housing, powered by onPeak. Offering hotel, airline and car rental discounts through a variety of companies, IRE Housing offers the biggest savings and most valuable perks.   Taking place March 1-3, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, the show will offer roofing contractors of all sizes and specialties a comprehens ...

Jun 19, 2015
Dallas, Texas

In addition to his responsibilities as President of Dallas-based Informa Exhibitions U.S. Construction & Real Estate, Inc., Rick McConnell has been named President of Informa Canada,  one of the world’s leading business intelligence, knowledge and events businesses.“McConnell’s tradeshow career, expertise in growing businesses and strong leadership skills made him the natural choice for this dual role in managing and growing these North American teams,” said Will Morris, CEO of Informa Exhibitio ...

Feb 04, 2015
Dallas, Texas

Houzz, the leading online platform for home remodeling and design, will debut as an exhibitor at the 2015 International Roofing Expo® [IRE], February 24-26, 2015, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana USA.Houzz will be exhibiting in booth #2513 on the show floor in the Business & Technology Pavilion. Visitors to the Houzz booth will receive one-on-one training on how to use Houzz to showcase their work to the over 25 million monthly users who visit Houzz looking for home prof ...

Nov 18, 2014
Washington, DC

Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries, announced today that it has reached an agreement to sell its Hanley Wood Exhibitions business to Informa PLC, a UK-based publishing and events company that operates in more than 40 countries and is one of the world’s leading knowledge providers. The sale is subject to customary regulatory review and is expected to close by the end of ...

Jun 05, 2014
Dallas, Texas

Building off the buzz from the record-breaking show in February, the 2015 Int’l Roofing Expo® [IRE] recently held its annual Early Space Draw, assigning 82% of the total show floor. “Taking place three months prior to the general Space Draw, the Early Space Draw process allows exhibitors to secure the lowest possible booth rate and the best possible location on the show floor,” said Tracy Garcia, CEM, IRE Show Director. “Covering more than 84,900 net square feet, a total of 257 companies were as ...

Oct 29, 2013
Dallas, Texas

Hanley Wood Exhibitions has named trade show industry veteran, Tracy Garcia, CEM, as Show Director of the International Roofing Expo® [IRE] and International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo."Tracy Garcia has a great deal of expertise and an outstanding track record," said Donna Bellantone, Vice President of Operations. "Her considerable knowledge, expertise and skills will play a vital role in developing initiatives to grow the show."Garcia has more than 25 years of trade show management experience. Mos ...
 
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