VersaFlex Acquires SPI

Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI), a manufacturer of spray-applied polyurea and polyurethanes has joined the VersaFlex family of companies.

Headquartered in Lakewood, Washington, SPI is a leading manufacturer of specialty polyurea elastomers, polyurethane foams coatings, and custom plural component equipment.

“This is an exciting opportunity for employees and customers of SPI,” says Robert Jamieson, executive vice-president of mergers and acquisitions at VersaFlex.  “Building on the 45-year success of SPI under the direction and leadership of Dan Helton and Curt Josaitis, merging with VersaFlex will allow SPI and its customers to reach new levels of success with a broader product offering and innovation support.”

“This move allows us to broaden our specialty coatings portfolio and increase our focus on polyurea coating and foam solutions,” explains Tom Verghese, CEO of VersaFlex. SPI is the latest in a string of acquisitions, including Raven Lining Systems, Milamar Coatings, Bridge Preservation, and Vanberg Specialized Coatings.

ABC Supply Opens Branches in Southwest

ABC Supply Co. Inc., the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States, has added distribution points in California, Arizona, and Texas. ABC Supply is also a leading distributor of  siding and other interior and exterior building products.

The Rosenberg, Texas location services the portion of the state southwest of Houston. 

Adan Gonzalez manages the location. Gonzalez began working for Bradco Supply in 2003. Following ABC’s acquisition of Bradco, he stayed on and for the past six years has served as operations manager for the Century Plaza-Houston location.

ABC now has 12 locations in Arizona, the newest being in Avondale, on the southwest side of Phoenix, which stocks steep- and low-slope roofing, siding, windows and other exterior building products. Tyler Amick manages the branch, transferring from the company’s Glendale, Arizona, location and has 16 years experience on the contracting side of the business. 

The Stockton, California branch is the company’s 44th in the state. Sandy Steele, who manages the branch, joined ABC Supply in 2014 as an outside sales representative at the company’s Bakersfield, California, location. 

Matt Cooper, vice president of ABC Supply’s west region says. “They’ll do a great job leading their teams and making sure that contractors who choose to work with ABC Supply receive the support they need to grow their businesses.”

IR Analyzers Expands to Dallas-Fort Worth Area

IR Analyzers / Vector Mapping has expanded service to the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  One of the company’s senior technicians, Tim Moughty,  is now living locally, which will significantly improve the company’s ability to deliver fast, professional testing services to customers in the region.

Moughty is a graduate of New York University and a Marine Corps veteran. Peter Brooks, president of IR Analyzers, says, “He is skilled and experienced in all areas of roofing and waterproofing testing, including infrared roof moisture analysis, high voltage electronic leak detection, electric field vector mapping, capacitance testing, and nuclear moisture testing. He is also certified to perform infrared building envelope analysis and electrical-mechanical testing.”

Moughty adds, “I’m looking forward to putting down roots and working with new customers in Texas, the midwest, and western states.” 

Brooks concludes, “Tim’s finely-honed skills will help us continue our rapid growth, and give our customers the same personalized experience that they’ve come to expect from us for over 35 years.”

Prosoco Acquires Construction Tie Products

Prosoco Inc., a Kansas-based manufacturer of construction chemicals, has acquired Construction Tie Products to expand its product offerings in the new construction and restoration masonry markets.

Since 2005, Construction Tie Products, commonly known as CTP, has manufactured high quality masonry restoration anchors and wall ties. With staff members possessing more than 30 years of masonry construction and restoration experience, CTP has successfully marketed its system of products to architects, engineers, contractors and owners. 

CTP’s operations, products, staff and branding will continue with no interruptions in service to customers. 

This acquisition gives Prosoco a more complete system to offer to masonry and restoration contractors who already use the company’s cleaners and protective treatments for restoration and new construction.

Additionally, it further rounds out their suite of products required to complete energy retrofits of existing buildings, including R-Guard air- and water-resistive barriers for the building envelope; Sure Klean treatments for masonry veneers; and anchors and ties from CTP. 

“Both companies promote con-struction of new and preservation of existing masonry buildings,”  says David Boyer, president. “This acquisition expands Prosoco’s technical expertise and product offering in both market segments.”

Polyglass Relaunches YouTube Channel

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. has relaunched its YouTube channel, dubbed PolyFlix.  It provides a variety of instructional and informational videos in a single, easy-to-find location.

Polyglass, a manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing systems, says the channel will focus on the company’s products, people and services.

“PolyFlix features step-by-step video guides to prepping a roof for coating, addressing details such as pipe penetrations and corners, applying fabric roof reinforcement, improving roof slope, and more,” says Scott Lelling, director of strategic marketing for Polyglass. “It also instructs viewers how to install Polyglass self-adhered roof membranes.”

“Polyglass customers need info-rmation they can use in formats they find useful,” says Lelling, Inc. “Through PolyFlix we can continue to deliver value and improve user experience.”