ABC Supply Co. Inc. has been honored with the Gallup Great Workplace Award 2007. The Gallup Great Workplace Awards recognize the best-performing workplaces in the world.

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ABC Supply Receives Gallup Workplace Award

BELOIT, Wis. - ABC Supply Co. Inc. has been honored with the Gallup Great Workplace Award 2007. The Gallup Great Workplace Awards recognize the best-performing workplaces in the world. ABC Supply is one of only 12 companies in the world to receive the award. Other 2007 winners include Starbucks, Wells Fargo and The Campbell Soup Co.

“We are humbled to be in such great company,” said David Luck, president and chief operating officer of ABC Supply. “The dream of our founder, Ken Hendricks, has always been to make ABC Supply the best place to work. The Gallup Award is a testament to how strongly that vision has been embraced throughout the organization. It’s especially meaningful in this, ABC’s 25th anniversary year.”

Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Beloit, Wis., ABC Supply operates more than 350 branches in 45 states and the District of Columbia.

For more information, visit www.abcsupply.com.


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Solar Roof Dedicated at Federal Center

CANTON, Mass. - Sika Sarnafil Inc., a leading manufacturer of thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing systems, announced the dedication of the solar electric roof at the Frederick C. Murphy Federal Center. The new integrated system will provide watertight protection for the building contents and produce up to 50 percent of the building’s electricity needs. The building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) roofing system, manufactured by Los Angeles-based Solar Integrated, consists of 252 solar panels laminated to the surface of the Sarnafil EnergySmart Roof membrane. The system is expected to produce at least 488,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year, saving the General Services Administration $67,000 in electricity costs. For more information, visit www.sikacorp.com.


MCA Revises Roofing Certification Program

GLENVIEW, Ill. - Based on input from its Roofing Council task force, the Metal Construction Association (MCA) has implemented changes to its Roofing Certification Program in the areas of labeling, renewal fees and auditing to make it easier for a broader range of companies to participate. The changes do not affect the program’s standards that have been designed to ensure the highest quality and durability of metal roofing. Pre-painted metal roofing that meets this MCA program’s performance criteria will hold up against weather extremes and will not experience extensive color fading and chalking from heat, ultraviolet radiation and moisture. The performance criteria are based on actual field performance of paint systems exposed to southern Florida’s environment.

For more information, visit www.metalconstruction.org.


InfraMation to Feature Roofing Presentations

LAS VEGAS - Flir and the Infrared Training Center (ITC) will host the eighth annual InfraMation Conference Oct. 15-19, 2007, at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas. InfraMation, the world’s largest conference for professional thermographers, will feature many user-led presentations on roofing applications, including “Using Thermography to Evaluate Roof Performance and Diagnose Moisture Intrusion,” “Using Infrared Thermography as an Added Diagnostic Tool in Building Inspections,” and “Where There’s Mold, There’s Moisture.” Conference attendees can receive practical training on using infrared for roofing applications in clinics such as “Infrared Roof Inspection” and “Home Inspection.” Information about conference registration is available online at www.inframation.org.