Colorado Business Hires Despite a Still Uncertain Economy

(Vocus/PRWEB) December 14, 2010

Brighton, CO (Vocus) December 14, 2010 — Sashco Sealants, a Colorado based manufacturer of caulks and sealants, recently hired three new positions. In both an economy, and an industry where many businesses continue to face arduous times and layoffs, Sashco is employing new talent and expanding office space to accommodate future hires.

Sashco Sealants is recognized in the industry for unique product branding, packaging, and advertising. So, it stands to reason that the company would continue to invest in strong marketing talent. Sashco recently expanded their marketing team with the addition of Monica Catalani, Brand Manager, Dale Monahan, Senior Graphics Designer, and Brian Lawson, Network/Systems Administrator.

While countless other businesses in the home improvement and construction industry have closed their doors or downsized, Sashco continues to expand. When asked why Sashco has been able to buck the trend that has taken such a toll on many of their competitors, Marketing Manager, Debbie Bassett commented that, “Sashco has been in business for more than 70 years. We’ve learned from experience that whether you’re working though a thriving or unstable economy, one thing remains true; investing in good people will never fail you. Our history proves that pursuing after and hiring excellent people with character, integrity and talent will always cause us to stand apart in product excellence – excellent people contribute to making excellent products.”

As Sashco looks ahead into 2011 with plans to create more new positions and fill existing openings, an expansion project has begun on office headquarters in Brighton, Colorado to create more space. Bassett explained that, “We are excited about what the future holds for Sashco. We are thrilled and humbled to be in a position to be able to continue recruiting employees to Sashco of Monica, Dale and Brian’s caliber. Their collective experience and knowledge will be of great value to our customers as they represent Sashco.”

About Sashco Sealants: Sashco’s line of professional-grade home improvement products includes: Lexel — The Superior Alternative to Silicone; Big Stretch — for doors, windows and siding – won’t crack, just stretches; Mor-Flexx— have you ever seen mortar bend? Mor-Flexx looks like mortar and bends like rubber for mortar and stucco repair; Through the Roof — clear, flexible, permanent roof repair; MildewFree Sealant* — protects against mildew or we’ll replace the product and provide a contractor for re-installation, and most recently, eXact Color Sealant — want a custom color caulk you create in 3-minutes flat? Easy! No mess, no machines, no limits.

Contact: Sarah Shaffer, Sashco Sealants, 303-286-7271, sshaffer(at)sashco(dot)com.

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Still Satisfied: One Year Anniversary of the Roofing Customer Who Called Back After 40 Years

Needham Heights, MA (PRWEB) December 6, 2010

Last year G.F Sprague Roofing received a phone call from a couple in Brookline, Massachusetts about replacing the aging roof on their home. When G.F Sprague owner Jerry Sprague saw the address of the home, something clicked in his mind.

Jerry Sprague went back to G.F Sprague Roofing’s archive records of over 10,000 satisfied customers in the Massachusetts area – way back – To discover that the roof G.F Sprague were about to replace in Brookline was one that Jerry Sprague had installed himself, in 1969. That was Jerry Sprague’s very first year in business, and this home was one of G.F Sprague’s earliest roofing projects.

Though it now needed to be replaced, the 40-year-old roof was in remarkable condition considering that the original shingles were only designed as a “20 year” roof. Amazingly, this particular job had doubled its life expectancy.

The current owners had purchased this home shortly after G.F Sprague Roofing had installed the new roof back in 1969. Subsequently in the years to pass, G.F Sprague had worked on their church and many of their neighbors’ homes so they called G.F Sprague for the estimate. Boy, were they surprised to hear that their roof was a G.F Sprague roof!

G.F Sprague Roofing is happy to say that we installed a beautiful new roof on the home in Brookline and, in the fall of 2010 during a recent “one-year checkup” visit GF Sprague learned that the homeowners were delighted with the performance and look of their roof. G.F Sprague hopes this one lasts just as long as the original and that G.F Sprague gets the call again in 40 years.

Sincerely,

GF “Jerry” Sprague (Owner and Founder)

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One Year Later, Roofing Supplies Still Reflect the Effects of Katrina

Mc Cook, NE (PRWEB) August 31, 2006

It took only days for the markets to react to the perceived needed increase in building materials in the storm ravaged southern costal areas of the United States. It took only a matter of weeks for the storm to have a major effect on the supply and price of available materials on hand nation wide. Some things like plywood and other forms of sheeting were in high demand just prier to the disaster, being used as damage control measures, and now even in higher demand after Katrina’s passing.

Due to the vast amount of damage, and the material needed to rebuild those damaged areas, supplier seeing that shortages in production were inevitable, immediately raised prices to reflect the coming shortages. But the extent of damage was far greater then anyone had anticipated. Reports of damage took weeks and in some cases months to filter into the big picture. All the while suppliers pushed production plants into high gear to try to meet the staggering new demands on materials.

The problems of production quickly became apparent with major shortages in raw material as a result of the damage to southern sea ports where much of the raw materials used in production are received from suppliers around the world. Many of the damaged ports utilized special handling equipment and procedures that would be difficult to duplicate quickly in other sea ports around the country. These post Katrina developments all served to put a server strangle hold on production of Roofing material as well as many other building materials.

Roofing material suppliers diverted in transit shipments to staging areas close to heavily damaged areas. In many cases, larger warehoused stocks of tiles, shingles, metal roofing and related materials were snapped up from large to moderate distributors and transported to Katrina affected areas, leaving many areas of the country with little or no available roofing materials.

Some mistakes were made in the redistribution of roofing materials. Costal areas that are subject to hurricanes have special codes in place that set specific standards for roofing materials, meaning that roofing materials that are approved for use in Nebraska are not necessarily certified for use in hurricane prone regions of the country. Yet virtually all roofing materials were subjected to large quantity redistributions it would seem. One speculation is that companies were hoping for some new guidelines to be put in place that would allow them to use the currently unapproved materials by utilizing upgraded and modified installation methods that in theory would satisfy the roof testing standards. But this is only speculation.

Never the less it quickly became apparent to contractors and home owners nation wide that going to the local lumber yard or Lowes’ or other building supply store and obtaining roofing materials will be a much more expensive and challenging experience, possibly for some time to come. It is not uncommon for local distributors to have to wait weeks or even months for roofing materials to become available. Even those materials that are not costal approved. The reason for this type of shortage is caused by the shift in manufacturing to produce more coastally approved materials, which is where the largest demand in usage is in the current market.

The shortage in conventional roofing materials has brought with it a renewed interest in less conventional roofing ideas in many areas of the country. Metal roofing which some years ago, was commonly thought to be reserved for commercial buildings, is now growing in popularity with home owners. New concepts in metal roofing systems as well as new designs have made it an appealing alternative to such things as asphalt shingles and clay or concrete tiles. Metal roofing in its infancy was less then esthetically pleasing to the eye. New designs have emerged in recent years that can mimic almost any kind of roofing material, making it one of the more versatile roofing materials available.

Due to the large amount of new and repair construction taking place in storm damaged areas, metal roofing too has come to be in short supply along with all other roofing materials, and may remain so for some time to come. Only about halfway through this year’s hurricane season, no major storms causing any significant damage have hit landfall in the United States. But should that change, and a storm would happen to cause even moderate damage along any of the nations cost line, the results could be even more devastating to the roofing and general construction industry, the effects of which will be felt by consumers for years to come.

The shortage in roofing materials, such as clay and concrete tiles has spawned a new industry so to speak; roofing salvage. With material increasingly hard to acquire, there are companies that specialize in sorting through discarded roofing materials searching for undamaged, usable materials that people are willing to pay for in order to complete restorations or repairs.

The total affect of Katrina will ultimately have on the roofing materials industry is hard to speculate on. Will prices continue to rise at the rate we have seen this last year? No one can say for sure, the determining factors are too great. Basic laws of economics apply, low supply plus high demand always drives prices up. Where will it stabilize? Again there is no way to accurately forecast the supply and demand issue long term.

What is clear is that raw material supply lines are opening up again, which is easing the manufacturing bottle neck slightly. It still may be quite some time before the local supplies have stocks affording customers reasonable onsite selections again. It will be a fact of life, that consumers ultimately will pay higher prices.

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