COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — S-5! has been awarded the 2021 Gold Level Industry Advocate Award for outstanding service, participation and support of the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA).

Accepting on behalf of the S-5! team was CEO and Founder Rob Haddock at the MBMA annual meeting and awards presentation on Dec. 8 in Indian Wells, Calif. ― the first in-person gathering of the association in two years.

Haddock, a well-known metal roof consultant, technical author, speaker and inventor of the non-invasive clamps for fastening accessories to standing seam metal roofs, was awarded for S-5’s time, expertise and advocacy of MBMA and the entire metal building industry.

Among the many companies who were presented with gold, silver and bronze level awards, S-5! earned top-notch gold recognition and was recognized for exceptional commitment to promoting and enhancing MBMA initiatives, including participation in MBMA committees, advocacy efforts to enhance the metal building systems industry, attendance at MBMA educational and promotional events and safety program participation.

Haddock is no stranger to the metal construction industry. With five decades in the business, his unwavering confidence in metal roof superiority built S-5!’s strong foundation. His attachment solutions make metal the most user-friendly roof type on the market, maintaining S-5!’s dominance as the industry leader in that field.

“I am honored to receive this award and to be part of such a great community of industry specialists and an organization that provides a variety of resources to those who work in metal building systems,” said Haddock. “I am a big believer in participating in industry associations like MBMA where you can meet others who will mentor and encourage you along the way.”

S-5! Receives 2021 Industry Advocate Award from MBMA

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MRA to Host Networking Event at 2022 International Roofing Expo

Residential metal roofing is booming as a profitable opportunity, and the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) welcomes roofing professionals to learn more during the International Roofing Expo (IRE).

At the 2022 IRE, the MRA will be hosting its first-ever networking event 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Rivergate Room at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

The event is open to current and potential members, including contractors, distributors, manufacturers and suppliers. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about MRA's mission, the benefits of membership and, ultimately, to forge relationships with others in the residential metal roofing industry. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Sponsors of the 2022 MRA Networking Event include Ideal Roofing and Triangle Fastener, with more sponsorship announcements in the works. To RSVP or for event sponsorship information, contact MRA Executive Director Renee Ramey at


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Roofing contractors with the Alberta Allied Roofing Association and the Alberta Roofing Contractors Association can help homeowners install hail-resistant roofs through an expanded program in Calgary.

Homeowners in Calgary who install or have installed qualifying, impact-resistant roofing can apply to receive $3,000 from the city’s Resilient Roofing Rebate Program.  

To qualify, the roof must be installed by a member of the Alberta Allied Roofing Association or the Alberta Roofing Contractors Association, or must have inspection reports from inspectors belonging to those associations.

Anyone who has replaced or plan to replace their roof with a Class 4 impact-resistant product after June 1, 2021 is eligible. Additionally, as of June 1, 2023, the rebate program will be open to anyone who is building a new home. This will run until May 31, 2024, or until funding is fully allocated.

“The continued investment into the Resilient Roofing Rebate Program allows eligible homeowners to invest in resilient building materials, lessening the impacts of damage after severe weather events and ultimately saving homeowners from having to replace their roofing after a hail or wind storm hits Calgary,” said Kris Dietrich, customer solutions coordinator.

City of Calgary Expands Resilient Roofing Rebate Program

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The 2021 ARMA Gold Award was presented to West Michigan Roofing & Construction for Henderson Castle in Kalamazoo, Mich. Photo: Bob Ackerman.

Roofing Alliance Announces 2021-22 Construction Management Student Competition Teams

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The Roofing Alliance has revealed seven teams of college students that will compete in its 2021-22 Construction Management Student Competition.

The Student Competition, now in its eighth year, invites students to create both a written and oral proposal for a roofing project. Five finalists will present their oral presentations at the 2022 International Roofing Expo on Feb. 2 in New Orleans, with the winners announced at the National Roofing Contractors Association’s Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception that same day.

The teams are:

  • Bradley University, Peoria, Ill. – Nicholas Williams, Adam Sienkiewicz (team captain), Adriana Diaz, Victoria Urbanczyk; faculty coach is Souhail Elhouar; team mentor is Doug Duncan, Nations Roof LLC, Villa Park, Ill.
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif. – Nick Reeves, Chance Giessinger (alternate), Claire Peters, Nathan Horst (team co-captain), Steven Zheng (team co-captain); faculty coach is Jeong Woo; team mentor is Rudy Gutierrez, Shell Roofing Solutions, Chino, Calif.
  • Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. – Jackson Davis, James Goodwin (team captain), Allie Stark, Declan Fay (alternate), Walker Moseley; faculty coach is Dhaval Gajjar; team mentor is Will Fort, Bone Dry Roofing, North Charleston, S.C.
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo. – Kendall Carter (team captain), Dylan Smithwick, Mackenzie Voshage and Jackson Wathen; faculty advisor is Nicholas Rubino; team mentor is Kent Nelson, Front Range Roofing Systems LLC, Greeley, Colo.
  • Minnesota State University – Mankato, Department of Construction, Mankato, Minn. – Zach Ayers, Brianna Peterson (alternate), Brock Reese, Andrew McGinnis and Kyle Mickelson (team captain); faculty advisor is Brian Wasserman; team mentor is David Endres, Schwickert’s Tecta America of Mankato LLC, Mankato, Minn.
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas – Kyle Cahill, Blake Bocchino, Canyon Martine, Kyler Hardison (team captain), Alexia Palomares (alternate); faculty advisor is Larry McGinn; team mentor is Mark Standifer, King of Texas Roofing Company LP, Grand Prairie, Texas.
  • University of Florida, Gaines, Fla. – Avery Tyndall, Ansley Spofford (team aptain), Ryan Freeman, John Zielinski; faculty advisor is James Sullivan; team mentor is Rob Springer, Springer-Peterson Roofing + Sheet Metal Inc., Eaton Park, Fla.

This year’s project is the Four Points Sheraton Hotel located on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. This roofing project consists of work on approximately 18,000 square feet of five levels of roof over a structural concrete deck. Given its location, project logistics will be a huge challenge for the students to overcome, as will the safety of workers and hotel guests.

The teams submitted their written proposals in November, and the five finalists will be announced in January 2022.

The first place team will receive trophies and $5,000 L.B. Conway scholarship for the winning school. Second place receives trophies and a $2,500 Fred C. Good scholarship for the winning school. Two students will be recognized as best presenters and receive American Express gift cards.

For more information about the Student Competition, visit the Roofing Alliance website.