Polymer modified bitumen membranes have been utilized with great success all over the world for decades, and there’s no reason to think things will change anytime soon, according to David Allen of BITEC Inc. “They have a good track record,” said Allen, vice president of operations and technical services for BITEC, which is headquartered in Morrilton, Ark. He asserted that modified bitumen manufacturers and their membranes would survive the ups and downs of the roofing market this year and beyond.
When roofing contractors branch out each day to their respective jobsites, it’s a safe bet some of them are driving flatbeds, panel vans, and conveyor trucks, some with truck-mounted cranes or truck-mounted booms.
When it comes to service trucks in the construction business, it’s all about “getting the job done” at General Motors. And this year, GM has a new lineup of full-size pickups, hardworking vans, chassis cabs and cutaways, and medium-duty models for contractors to choose from.
Rick Pogue of Arrowhead Building Supply in St. Louis knows what contractors want when it comes to service truck fleets. Pogue, liaison to Arrowhead’s president, has been in the business of outfitting trucks for contractors for 11 years, and he learned about the roofing business from the best - his father, Arrowhead President Jerry Pogue.
Ken Hendricks leaves behind a thriving business, a loving family, and an honored legacy that will last for generations. And as leaders in the building materials trade mourn his loss, they also celebrate Hendricks’ life and remember how he influenced the roofing industry and touched their lives.
Each November, KPost Company in Dallas hosts a strategic partner dinner, and invitations are handed out to vendors, distributors and others who’ve helped the company in its quest to set the standard for quality in the North Texas roofing industry.
Wally Scoggins, president of Brazos Urethane, Baton Rouge, La., offered a dynamic presentation on the deck and roof replacement of the Louisiana Superdome following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
It was spring of 2007 when Rick Davis of Chicago-based Building Leaders Inc. was invited to speak at the Best of Success Conference in Phoenix. “My instant inclination was to offer a presentation that would describe methods for selling in a down market,” Davis said. “I had no idea that the market would become significantly worse during the summer.”