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August 6, 2012

Beacon Roofing Supply announced Friday that it has acquired Contractors Roofing & Supply Co., a distributor of residential roofing products and related accessories with one location in the St. Louis suburb of O'Fallon, Mo., and annual sales of approximately $14 million.

July 25, 2012

GAF, one of North America’s largest roofing manufacturers, has announced plans to open a new asphalt roofing shingle manufacturing facility in eastern Missouri or southern Illinois, with an anticipated start-up in 2015. 

July 3, 2012

Beacon Roofing Supply, one of the nation’s largest distributors of roofing and other exterior building products, has acquired Structural Materials, Co., a distributor of residential and commercial roofing products. Headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., Structural has six locations in Los Angeles and Orange counties. The 64-year-old company had total annual sales of approximately $81 million in 2011.

February 8, 2012

Owens Corning Roofing & Asphalt has introduced its next generation of shingles designed to offer maximum durability. The new TruDefinition Duration Series Shingles are engineered with patented SureNail Technology to withstand the elements.

January 13, 2012

Wayne, N.J.-based GAF announced an expansion of its limited Lifetime warranty that goes beyond shingles. It's called the Lifetime Roofing System program.

January 5, 2012

GAF's Royal Sovereign Shingles are celebrating a 50th anniversary.

First introduced as “Sovereign” in December of 1961, the shingle that has now evolved into GAF’s popular Royal Sovereign is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Initially launched as an organic shingle, Sovereign became one of the first glass mat shingles in 1972, and is one of the longest-running asphalt shingle brands on the market, according to the Wayne, N.J.-based GAF.

November 7, 2011

ABC Supply, one of the country’s largest distributors of roofing and exterior building products, has hired Tom Walker as its executive director of commercial roofing, a newly created position.

In his new role, Walker will work with the company’s national business development team to grow and develop ABC Supply’s low-slope roofing business -- particularly its share of large, top-tier customers and national roofers.

July 19, 2011

Wayne, N.J.-based GAF announced a significant expansion of its efforts to support post-consumer shingle recycling. Building on its Certified Green Roofer program, which has more than 100 members, GAF has made a multiyear commitment to sponsor the Find-A-Recycler section of ShingleRecycling.org.

ShingleRecycling.org is the leading resource for information about recycling asphalt shingles.

February 2, 2011

The consumer demand for roof rakes – a device that many consumers didn’t even know existed until this winter – has grown to a feverish pitch, according to media reports around the country. 

January 10, 2011

Decra Roofing Systems and Lakewood, Colo.-based HomeSphere entered a joint agreement to offer Decra stone coated steel roofing products to builders using the HomeSphere network.

Decra joins more than 75 manufacturing brands currently using HomeSphere’s BRI lead generation and marketing program to produce new builder leads and strengthen existing business. 

January 10, 2011

Wayne, N.J.-based GAF Materials Corp, the roofing and ventilation giant, is announcing improvements to its laminated shingle warranties.

Effective January 1, 2011, every GAF laminated shingle, including all Timberline shingles will be covered by a lifetime limited warranty when installed on single family residences. GAF will no longer offer any laminated shingles with just a 30-year or 40-year warranty, a first for any roofing manufacturer.

GAF pointed to its Advanced Protection technology as the basis for its lifetime warranties.

December 5, 2010

Peter Barrego, a PrimeSource director of specialty products, was told to “rethink the black color”...

September 23, 2010

GAF Materials Corp. plans to reopen its state-of-the-art Gainesville, Texas, thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) manufacturing facility...

September 7, 2010

Cedar Crest features blended, consistent colors for a cohesive appearance that blends with the colors...

July 9, 2008

A study by the Freedonia Group predicts a 2 percent increase growth in roofing sales...