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1. Beacon Roofing Supply to buy Roofing Supply Group for $1.1B

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2015

Beacon Roofing Supply will purchase distributor Roofing Supply Group for $1.1 billion, which includes the company's debt. The deal is expected to close Oct. 1. MarketWatch (07/27)


2. Great Lakes Roofing aims to build new headquarters in Wis.

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2015

Great Lakes Roofing hopes to build a 13,278-square-foot facility for its new headquarters in Menomonee Falls, Wis. The building would house 13 corporate staffers and 30 field employees. The village's architectural control board is considering the design of the proposed two-story building. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (tiered subscription model) (07/27)


3. Roofs need protection from heat and humidity

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 31, 2015

Excess heat and humidity can speed the aging of roofing materials, but this can be offset with the installation of a power vent in the attic. The use of aluminized roof coatings can help reflect the sun while renewing oils and sealing cracks. It can also be a good idea to replace asphalt rolled roofing with membrane roofing, which is more weather resistant. The Wausau Daily Herald (Wis.) (tiered subscription model) (07/30)


4. Heavy storms in Ariz. city keep roofers busy

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2015

Roofing companies are responding to numerous calls from Tucson, Ariz., homeowners reporting post-storm leaks and lingering hail damage from June. UV rays can also damage roofing materials, so regular inspections are needed even before leaks occur, a roofing company executive said. KVOA-TV (Tucson, Ariz.) (07/23)


5. NRCA programs aim to increase adoption of rooftop solar

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2015

NRCA programs to advance rooftop solar include certifications, technical programs and best practices for installation. Meanwhile, solar equipment manufacturers are making improvements to simplify installation. This piece offers several considerations for rooftop solar installations, such as minimal roof-surface contact. Solar Novus Today (07/28)


6. Roof work begins on Anfield stadium in England

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2015

The roofing process at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, has begun with the raising of a 650-metric-ton truss. The stadium will be expanded to three tiers, boosting capacity by 8,500 people. The Washington Times (07/24)


7. Roofing company officers arrested and ordered to pay almost $200,000 fine

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2015

Guillermo Perez and Elma Maldonado, president and vice president of GP Roofing & Construction LLC, Palm Coast, Fla., were arrested June 16 for failing to comply with a civil contempt order, according to www.osha.gov. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) conducted nine inspections of the company's job sites in Florida in 2011 and 2012 that resulted in alleged multiple willful violations of OSHA fall protection, eye and face protection, safe ladder and other standards. GP Roofing & Construction and its officers were held in civil contempt after the company continued to violate OSHA standards and failed to pay penalties. See more information.


8. Renderings: 73-story, $1.1B tower will be tallest in L.A.

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 31, 2015

Construction of the $1.1 billion Wilshire Grand is underway in Los Angeles. When complete, the 73-story, 1,100-foot building will be the city's tallest. To begin the project, 21,200 cubic yards of concrete were placed over 18 hours. Wilshire Grand will have 900 hotel rooms and an observation tower, and the project will create 11,500 construction jobs. Los Angeles magazine (07/29)


9. Historic Minn. courthouse needs repairs for curled shingles

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2015

Park Rapids Enterprise (Minn.) (07/26)


10. How to end your presentations on a high note

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 31, 2015

Great presentations and speeches can be undone with a weak or dull ending, writes Michelle Mazur. "When you nail your speech, your audience becomes your advocates and wants to spread and talk about your message. The last words you utter on that stage should enable them to do that with ease," she writes. Communication Rebel blog (07/28)




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