AGAWAM, Mass. – At this year’s International Roofing Expo, OMG Roofing Products held a silent auction for a tricked-out PaceCart2 at its booth. Proceeds from the event support two charities that give back to the roofing industry: NRCA’s Community Support and Disaster Relief Fund and the Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress “Melvin Kruger Scholarship Fund.”
The auction was part of OMG’s overall show theme of “Going Retro” which focused on its broad line of products suited for retrofit roof applications. The product demo line-up included the RhinoBond metal retro system, the new Retro-Driller Fastener, the OlyFlow line of retrofit roof drains and pipe supports, as well as the AccuTrac system used for retrofit insulation attachment.
The special tricked-out PaceCart2 made for the show was painted black with orange and yellow flames on each side, and included a chrome motor as well as stainless steel hose wraps. In addition the fully functional cart included several new features such as a built in tool box and quick release wheels to allow for easy access to the motor. The PaceCart2 is the exclusive application tool for applying OlyBond500 and OlyBond500 Green Insulation Adhesives.
“The ‘Go Retro’ theme was a fun tie-in to our products and their applications,” said Sam Everett, director of marketing for OMG Roofing Products. “However, we wanted to create an opportunity to give back to our industry in a fun and memorable way. We also want to sincerely thank all of the auction participants as well as those who supported our PipeGuard promotion.”
Bidding for the cart started at $2,500 and the winning bid went to CentiMark Corporation for $6,000. In addition to the $6000 for the PaceCart, OMG also sold boxes of its PipeGuard for $5 each to raise funds for these causes. A check for $6,200 was presented to the NRCA at the Alliance Meeting in mid-April.
“What a great promotion. CentiMark is thrilled that we ended up being the top bidder of OMG’s customized PaceCart2. CentiMark supports a number of quality charities and the OMG Roofing Products’ pledge to the Melvin Kruger Scholarship Fund and NRCA Disaster Relief Fund is no exception, and certainly worthy causes. Our Dallas branch has taken delivery of the PaceCart2 and the guys love it,” stated Jim Patterson, Senior Vice President – Procurement from CentiMark Corporation.