Judges of the Product Showcase‘s “Best New Product” at the 2016 International Roofing Expo® (IRE), chose first, second and third place winners based on a selection of 21 products.
The judges, comprised of a panel of industry experts, selected the products based on innovation, productivity and cost-effectiveness.
The Product Showcase is a 1,500 square foot pavilion on the show floor that features 21 displays of the hottest industry trends and the latest new, sustainable and Made in the USA products in a direct, non-selling environment. 
D.I. Roof Seamers of Corinth, Mississippi, was awarded “Best New Product” for its Curver, a panel radius bender for snap-lock metal roof panels.
Capturing second place was Standing Seam Roof Anchor, based in New Port Richey, Florida, for its eponymous product, a universal-fit fall protection anchor for standing seam roofs. 
Third place was awarded to Tie Down Engineering of Atlanta, Georgia, for its Penetrator Mobile Fall Protection Cart, a lightweight, fully portable mobile fall protection device.  
“It is a huge honor to be recognized by your industry colleagues; our heartfelt congratulations go out to the three winners,” said Tracy Garcia, CEM, IRE Show Director. “We were very impressed by the creative and innovative level of the winning products.”
Held in booth #885 on the show floor, other companies competing for the awards included Acro Building Systems, Agilast Cold Fluid Applied Roofing, BAK Thermoplastic Welding Technology, Carlisle Construction Materials, Duracool Coatings, Inc., ERSystems & Pacific Polymers, IR Analyzers/Vector Mapping, Johns Manville, Lasso Live Chat, Leister Technologies, LLC, McElroy Metal, Miller Weldmaster, New Tech Machinery, Primeline Tools, Inc., Polyglass USA, Inc., Roof Guard, Sales Rabbit, and Tuff Industries. 
Additional information about the winning products can be found at www.diroofseamers.com, www.standingseamroofanchor.com and www.tranzsporter.com.
The 2017 International Roofing Expo will be held March 1-3, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. Online housing reservations can be made in May and online registration will open in September.
For information about the IRE, please visit www.TheRoofingExpo.com.