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Posted on: February, 05, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1st, 2021

WAUKESHA, WIS. – Metal-Era LLC has acquired the entire metal roof edge product line, manufacturing operation, and assets from OMG Roofing Products. The acquisition includes the plant, equipment, and team located in Asheville, North Carolina, as well as the rights to the venerable Hickman brand name.
“OMG has been a good steward of the business since 2013,” said Tony Mallinger, President & CEO of Metal-Era. “We are excited to bring back the Hickman Edge Systems brand, the first pre-manufactured roof edge in the US and a pioneer in the fascia and coping industry.”

Combined, the two organizations and two brands will have the largest selection of tested roof edge products in North America, offering a variety of options for customers to protect their commercial roofing systems at the perimeter. “We believe additional investment in Hickman Edge Systems and their workforce in Asheville will serve both of our customer bases extremely well,” said Mallinger. “We look forward to integrating best practices from both businesses.” No significant changes are expected in personnel at Metal-Era in Waukesha or the existing Hickman location in Asheville.

About Metal-Era
Metal-Era is your trusted go-to expert in the commercial roofing industry. The largest and most accomplished edge metal systems manufacturer in North America, Metal-Era boasts the broadest portfolio of tested roofing and building envelope solutions on the market.
The team at Metal-Era prides themselves on being approachable and focused, with an emphasis on creating an effortless experience for customers while improving the processes and productivity of architects, consultants, contractors, and distributors. A series of dynamic robots help standardize products and improve efficiencies – equating to consistently higher performing products that ship fast. Meanwhile, lean practices keep projects on schedule through smart ordering systems and the largest on-hand inventory in the industry. For more information, visit www.metalera.com.

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Contact 
Clinton Dybul, Marketing Communications Manager
clinton.dybul(at)metalera.com | 262-436-6282 x282

Posted on: February, 02, 2021

ACS will offer a range of virtual AIA Presentations listed below, and in the PDF download linked. If your company is interested in a presentation not listed, we can schedule a private AIA session for your firm. Please inquire at info(at)acsfirestone.com. Register for your presentation via info(at)acsfirestone.com. An email invite will be sent with instructions to view the presentation via Teams. All start times will be 11:00 am EST.

Download AIA Presentations

February 2nd
Program Name: Resilient Roofing – Meeting the ASCE 7-16 Standard (#RRASCE7-16)
Length: Approx. one hour
Credit: 1.0 LU | HSW
Description: The purpose of this course is to discuss how the new ASCE 7- 16 standard affects resilient roofing systems.

February 3rd
Program Name: Fall Protection and the new OSHA Rules
Length: Approx. one hour
Credit: 1.0 LU | HSW
Description: An overview of the codes pertinent to permanent engineered fall protection systems, design considerations for common hazards and installation options.

March 2nd
Program Name: Resilient Roofing – Meeting the ASCE 7-16 Standard (#RRASCE7-16)
Length: Approx. one hour
Credit: 1.0 LU | HSW
Description: The purpose of this course is to discuss how the new ASCE 7- 16 standard affects resilient roofing systems.

March 4th
Program Name: CUTTING – EDGE CODE COMPLIANCE COURSE NUMBER: IOM07A
Length: Approx. one hour
CREDIT: 1 AIA LU/HSW CE HOUR 1 IIBEC CEH 1 PDH for Engineers
DESCRIPTION: This one-hour course examines the importance of specifying the proper edge solution for commercial roofing systems that complies with the most recent code changes with products that have been tested for the appropriate type of project.

April 12th
Program Name: Emerging Toplighting Technologies AIA Course # 000350
Length: Approx. one hour
Credit 1 LU | HSW Emerging
Course Description: Review the influencing factors impacting daylighting in commercial buildings and the emerging technologies. The course will focus on improving the natural lighting environments where people learn, work, and socialize.

April 13th
Program Name: Resilient Roofing – Meeting the ASCE 7-16 Standard (#RRASCE7-16)
Length: Approx. one hour
Credit: 1.0 LU | HSW
Description: The purpose of this course is to discuss how the new ASCE 7- 16 standard affects resilient roofing systems.

May 5th
Program Name: Fall Protection and the new OSHA Rules
Length: Approx. one hour
Credit: 1.0 LU | HSW
Description: An overview of the codes pertinent to permanent engineered fall protection systems, design considerations for common hazards and installation options.

May 6th
Program Name: RFGsel-Commercial Roofing Selection Criteria
Length: Approx. one hour
Credit: 1.0 LU | HSW
Description: To understand importance of choosing the right roof

June 1st
Program Name: CUTTING – EDGE CODE COMPLIANCE COURSE NUMBER: IOM07A
Length: Approx. one hour
Credit: 1 AIA LU/HSW CE HOUR 1 IIBEC CEH 1 PDH for Engineers
Description: This one-hour course examines the importance of specifying the proper edge solution for commercial roofing systems that complies with the most recent code changes with products that have been tested for the appropriate type of project.

June 3rd
Program Name: GW4 - Coatings- A Sustainable Choice Length: Approx. one hour Credit: 1 HS&W/Learning Unit (LU) Hour Description: An introduction into the different compositions of roof coatings

Online opportunities to do at your own pace:
e-university.usg.com
mybridgestoneeducation.com

Posted on: January, 08, 2021
-- Acquiring industry leader in commercial roofing and building envelope solutions to position it for continued growth
-- A milestone in the transformation of LafargeHolcim to become the global leader in innovative and sustainable building materials and solutions
-- Strengthening LafargeHolcim's biggest market, the US, with annual sales to exceed USD 6bnBridgestone Logo.jpg
-- Plans to expand in Europe and Latin America to become the global leader in flat roofing systems
-- Sale to enable Bridgestone to strengthen investments in company's tire business and fast-growing mobility solutions business

NEWS PROVIDED BY
Bridgestone Americas, Inc. 
Jan 07, 2021, 08:00 ET


NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- LafargeHolcim has signed an agreement to acquire Firestone Building Products (FSBP), a leader in commercial roofing and building envelope solutions based in the United States (US), with 2020 (est.) net sales of USD 1.8 billion and EBITDA of USD 270 million. This acquisition is a milestone in LafargeHolcim's transformation to become the global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions.

This transaction is valued at USD 3.4 billion, to be financed with cash and debt while maintaining net debt below 2x. Synergies of USD 110 million per year are expected on a run-rate basis within two years of closing, which is expected in the second quarter. The acquisition is earnings per share (EPS) accretive from the first year.

Jan Jenisch, LafargeHolcim CEO: "I am excited to be entering the highly attractive roofing business. With Firestone Building Products we are strengthening our biggest market, the US, while also building a global growth and innovation platform for the company. Today's milestone is a strategic leap on our journey to become the global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, to build a world that works for people and the planet. I have great respect for the high-caliber leadership and expertise of the Firestone Building Products' team and look forward to welcoming them into the LafargeHolcim family."

Paolo Ferrari, Bridgestone Americas President, CEO & COO: "This transaction will create new growth opportunities for Firestone Building Products and allow Bridgestone to focus its resources to further invest in the company's tire business and rapidly growing mobility solutions business. Like Bridgestone, LafargeHolcim is a global company with a strong financial position and thriving culture. We know they will take great care of our Firestone Building Products employees and customers, and ensure the business enjoys growth and success for many years to come." 

Taylor Cole, Firestone Building Products President: "Today is a big moment for the Firestone Building Products team as we look forward to becoming part of the global leader in building materials and solutions. Together, we are in a prime position to accelerate our growth by combining Firestone Building Products' advanced technologies and know-how with LafargeHolcim's global scale and reach."

Founded in 1980, Firestone Building Products (FSBP) is a business unit of Bridgestone Americas and part of Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader providing tires and sustainable mobility solutions that create social and customer value. The acquisition of FSBP will strengthen LafargeHolcim's biggest market, the US, establishing a new growth profile, reaching USD 6 billion in annual net sales. Building on FSBP's strong organic growth, LafargeHolcim expects to accelerate its leadership through cross-selling opportunities and further bolt-on acquisitions. LafargeHolcim also aims to swiftly globalize the business, leveraging its European and Latin American footprint.

Urbanization trends are accelerating the development of the flat roof market, currently estimated at around USD 50 billion globally. By entering this attractive new business, LafargeHolcim will deliver above-market growth, driven by innovative technologies and branding. It will also benefit from FSBP's position in the high-growth repair and refurbishment segment, accounting for the majority of its sales today.

With up to 60% of buildings' energy lost through roofs, FSBP plays an instrumental role in mitigating this process with its industry-leading technologies, including cool roofs, insulation and waterproofing systems. In addition, its green roofs contribute to more sustainable urban environments. These technologies complement LafargeHolcim's sustainable building solutions, from its ECOPact green concrete to its EcoLabel range, accelerating the company's net zero commitment. With this acquisition LafargeHolcim will add 15 manufacturing facilities, 1,800 distribution points, and three R&D laboratories to its network. Upon completion of the sale, FSBP will continue to be headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and all 1,900 FSBP employees will transition to LafargeHolcim.

About Bridgestone Americas, Inc.:
Nashville, Tennessee-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader providing sustainable mobility and advanced solutions. Bridgestone Americas develops, manufactures and markets a diverse portfolio of original equipment and replacement tires, tire-centric solutions, mobility solutions, and other rubber-associated and diversified products that deliver social value and customer value. Guided by its global corporate social responsibility commitment, Our Way to Serve, Bridgestone is dedicated to shaping a sustainable future of mobility and improving the way people move, live, work and play.

About Firestone Building Products:
Firestone Building Products Company, LLC is a leading manufacturer and supplier of trusted roofing and building envelope solutions. By taking the entire building envelope into consideration, Firestone Building Products meets individual customer and project needs for roofing, wall and lining solutions. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the company also offers outstanding technical services, an international network of roofing contractors, distributors and field sales representatives, and exceptional warranty protection. Products include commercial roofing systems, roofing accessories, green roofing systems and daylighting systems, vegetative roofing systems, metal wall panels, insulation, cavity wall construction, pond liners, geomembranes and silicone and acrylic liquid coatings. Firestone Building Products Company, LLC is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

About LafargeHolcim:
As the world's global leader in building solutions, LafargeHolcim is reinventing how the world builds to make it greener and smarter for all. On its way to becoming a net zero company, LafargeHolcim offers global solutions such as ECOPact, enabling carbon-neutral construction. With its circular business model, the company is a global leader in recycling waste as a source of energy and raw materials through products like Susteno, its leading circular cement. Innovation and digitalization are at the core of the company's strategy, with more than half of its R&D projects dedicated to greener solutions. LafargeHolcim's 70,000 employees are committed to improving quality of life across more than 70 markets through its four business segments: Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete, Aggregates and Solutions & Products. More information is available on www.lafargeholcim.com

Important disclaimer – forward-looking statements:
This document contains forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements do not constitute forecasts regarding results or any other performance indicator, but rather trends or targets, as the case may be, including with respect to plans, initiatives, events, products, solutions and services, their development and potential. Although LafargeHolcim believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions as at the time of publishing this document, investors are cautioned that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the control of LafargeHolcim, including but not limited to the risks described in the LafargeHolcim's annual report available on its website (www.lafargeholcim.com) and uncertainties related to the market conditions and the implementation of our plans. Accordingly, we caution you against relying on forward-looking statements. LafargeHolcim does not undertake to provide updates of these forward-looking statements.

This document contains inside information within the meaning of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) (No 596/2014).

SOURCE Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

CONTACT: Rachel Withers, 615-300-3904, WithersRachel(at)bfusa.com

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Posted on: April, 09, 2020

OMGEdge-logo.jpgOMG EdgeSystems is pleased to announce the appointment of Atlantic Construction Sales as an Independent Representative in North Carolina, South Carolina and Southern Virginia.

Since 1991, ACS has grown to become one of the premier representatives of exterior commercial building products in the Mid-Atlantic region. Now, representation includes the industry’s widest selection of Factory Mutual-approved edge metal systems for low slope roofs. We cover your fascia, coping and water control needs, including custom designed edge systems. 

We at ACS are pleased to join the OMG EdgeSystems team! Learn more about OMG EdgeSystems on our product page. 

Contact us for assistance with your new and re-roofing projects.