KENT, Ohio — HAPCO Inc., an authorized heat tool sales, service and repair center and one of the few distributors who provide turnkey systems design and engineering services to the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America, announced the winners of the company’s Customer of the Month program for April and May. The contest is designed to recognize and reward the company’s valuable distributor partners throughout North and South America. Winners receive a $100 gift card to spend on anything they’d like, and one winner will also be featured in a spotlight editorial in the January 2014 issue of Roofing Contractor, courtesy of HAPCO.

The winners in the second quarter of 2013 are:

April: Richard Moore of Panther East in Philadelphia. Panther East was established in 2001 as a distributor of contractor tools and specializes in commercial roofing and fall protection equipment. The company also functions as a tool service repair center and BAK warranty service center.

May: Joe Alabek ofAlabek Commercial Roofing in Pittsburg. Alabek has been serving the commercial roofing industry since 2005.

“We established our Customer of the Month contest to thank our distributor partners who are an integral part of our company’s success,” said Shari Carlozzi,HAPCO’s national sales manager, Commercial Roofing Division. “We wanted to recognize their contribution and give them a small token of appreciation for their invaluable role in helping our customers get the high-quality products, service and training they need. We’d like to congratulate the winners and remind our partners that the more orders you place, the greater chance that next month’s winner could be you.”

HAPCO also recently launched its new, extended limited warranty program for select BAK welding products. Exclusively offered through a network of authorized repair centers throughout the country, this new warranty extends protection an additional two years beyond the original manufacturer's standard, one-year limited warranty on select products. According to the company, this 3-year warranty is both an industry first and industry exclusive. In addition, HAPCO's confidence in BAK tools allows it to offer this extended warranty at no additional cost to customers.

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