GenFlex Roofing Systems, Maumee, Ohio, has earned parent company OMNOVA Solutions a 2004 NorTech Innovation Award. This awards program honors individuals, companies and nonprofit organizations in Northeast Ohio for creating, developing and successfully implementing their ideas.
NorTech recognized the GenFlex Peel & Stick™ TPO Roofing System for providing labor, time, cost and environmental benefits for fully adhered roofing applications. The patent-pending GenFlex Peel & Stick TPO system features a hot melt pressure-sensitive adhesive that is factory-applied to the backside of a 6-foot wide TPO roofing membrane. Installers need only remove the specially developed release liner and adhere the membrane to an approved roofing substrate.
"True innovation in the commercial roofing industry revolves around making things easier and more cost-effective for contractors," says Jim Burkett, national product and marketing manager for OMNOVA's Building Products business. "Fewer steps and fewer products typically mean less set-up time, improved worker productivity and reduced installation costs. We're honored that NorTech has selected the Peel & Stick TPO system as an example of an innovation that presents real value for the customer."