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2012 Slate Roofing Contractors Association




Video Highlights from the 2012 SRCA Conference:

Making a curved copper double lock standing seam roof:

2012 SRCA Conference - Installing Tile Hips:


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Ross Gibson, age 60, demonstrates how to use his grandfather's old hand-operated standing seam roofing tools to make the double-lock standing seams for this traditional style of metal roofing. Ross uses copper sheets to demonstrate the tools at the Slate Roofing Contractors Association of North America, Inc., annual conference on September 29, 2012, in Grove City, Pennsylvania, USA.


Liam Tower won the Members Choice Award for 2012John Stortz won a Lifetime Achievement Award

Liam Tower won the 2012 Member's Choice Award (above left). Read Liam's thank you letter.

John Stortz was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award (above right).

SRCA 2012 Conference Chris Paulin in the Butler Eagle

SRCA 2012 Conference and Liam Tower

SRCA 2012 Conference


SRCA 2012 Conference Publicity

Short Slate German Roofing

German Slating (above)


German Style Slating:

Chris Short, Short Slate - Chris and his crew installed a German-style slate roof on a small building at the conference.


Ornamental Slate Wall Cladding:

Liam Tower, Slate Affair - Liam installed an ornamental slate exterior wall on the same small building that Short Slate will be roofing. See publicity.


Spanish Slate Quarries:

John Chan, The Durable Slate Company - John recently visited the Del Carmen and the Matacuta quarries in Spain and toured the areas where CUPA and Samaca are located. He did a Powerpoint presentation.


Traditional Standing Seam Metal Roofing:

Ross Gibson - Ross gave a live presentation on hand-built standing seam copper roofs using the method taught to him by his father and grandfather using the tools they used. He recently gave the presentation to members of the Early American Industries Association.


Concave Curved Copper Standing Seam:

Chris Paulin, Paulin Slate and Copper - Chris and Anthony fabricated and installed a curved copper double lock standing seam roof.


Soldering Copper Using Various Soldering Tools:

Brent Ulisky, Joseph Jenkins, Inc. - Brent supplied propane, acetylene, electric and portable gas powered soldering irons as well as hand irons. Try them out on some scrap sheet copper!


Using a Shrinker-Stretcher to Curve Copper Standing Seam Roofing:

Anthony Paulin, Paulin Slate and Copper


Eyebrow Dormer with Extra Heavy Slate:

Orion Jenkins, Joseph Jenkins, Inc. - Orion showed a Powerpoint demonstration of an eyebrow dormer of his own design that he built and slated with Vermont extra heavy slates. The presentation culminated with a walk to the physical site, only five minutes away.


Roof and Jobsite Safety:

Grant Meloun, The Durable Slate Company - Grant conducted a Powerpoint presentation updating us on OSHA roof safety.


Tile Roofing with Snow Rails:

John Crookston, Upright Inc. - John showed us by Powerpoint a large ceramic tile reroof project.


Mahan Hall at the Naval Academy:

Annapolis, MD: Chuck Wagner, Wagner Roofing Company - Powerpoint Presentation

Hooked Slate Installation:

John Chan, The Durable Slate Company - The Durable crew will install slates on a roof mockup using hooks rather than nails.

Ceramic V-tile Hips:

The Durable Slate Company - The Durable crew will install ceramic V-tile hips on a slate roof mockup.

Wagner Roofing Mahan Hall

Mahan Hall at the Naval Academy (above)

Liam Tower Ornamental Slating

Ornamental Slate Wall Cladding (above)

Orion Jenkins eyebrow dormer

Eyebrow Dormer

John Crookston Tile Roof Project

Tile Roofing with Snow Rails (above)

Paulin Slate and Copper

Curved Copper Standing Seam (above)

Member: $200; Non-Member: $250; Spouse/Domestic Partner/ No Charge

Included in your registration fee:

All live hands-on demonstrations and Powerpoint presentations beginning at noon on Friday and continuing into mid-day Sunday.

Friday night wine and cheese reception catered by Bella Cucina, with entertainment provided by Cicely Winders solo music artist followed by Moses and the Trash Bandits 3-piece rock and roll band.

Saturday lunch catered by Laurie's Country Kitchen.

Saturday night catered by Nonni's Corner Trattoria, with entertainment provided by Ben and Cathy Ginter music duo followed by the Broken Pick 6-piece band.

Sunday brunch catered by Grove City County Market.

Camping is free.


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Friday Wine and Drinks: Sponsored by The Durable Slate Company

Friday Cheese and Food: Sponsored by Fania Roofing

Friday Cicely Winders Music: Sponsored by The R. W. Stokes Co.

Friday Chuck Moses Band: Sponsored by Balanced Builders, Inc.

Saturday Lunch: Sponsored by Slate International

Saturday Food: Sponsored by Camara Slate

Saturday Beer and Drinks: Sponsored by North Country Slate

Saturday Music by Ben and Cathy Ginter: Lowe Roofing

Sound and Lighting: Sponsored by Mahan Slate Roofing

SRCA T-Shirts for Registrants: Sponsored by Greenstone Slate Co.

Tents, Tables and Chairs: Sponsored by Newmont Slate and Wagner Roofing

143 Forest Lane, Grove City, PA 16127


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About the Conference: Looks like we will have a good turnout of slate roofing professionals and interested parties gathering together in order to exchange knowledge and experience, tips, and tricks of the trade, over a weekend intended for both learning and fun.

Location: Northwestern Pennsylvania at the SRCA home office site, 143 Forest Lane, Grove City, PA 16127, about 65 miles north of Pittsburgh, PA. There is a map above.

Presenters: (see above) We have a variety of confirmed interactive presentations including professional copper work, German style slating, slate siding with detailed designing, hooked slate installation, ceramic V-tile hips, basic standing seam metal roofing, concave curved copper standing seam, soldering, using a shrinker-stretcher, eyebrow dormer, and various Powerpoint presentations including tile roofing with snow rails, guarantees and warranties, and other presentations yet to be announced. We will also be holding our annual Members’ Meeting as well as a Board Meeting.

Airports: Greater Pittsburgh is your best bet, but Youngstown, Cleveland and Akron (OH), Erie (PA) and Franklin (PA) are options. Allow an hour and a half to drive from the Pittsburgh airport to the site. There is plenty of parking space.

Camping on Site: 143 wooded acres are available with a deep 6-acre quarry lake for fishing, swimming and canoeing. No electric or hose hookups. Children must be supervised at the lake at all times.

Hotels: The two nearest ones are only 3 minutes away (see below). There’s the Super 8 Motel (Ph: 814-786-8375), and Comfort Inn (Ph: 814-786-7901) in Barkeyville, PA. Call for room rates. If you want a hotel room, reserve it soon!

Bring Your Spouse or Guest at No Additional Charge: During the day there’s camping, swimming and fishing, weather permitting. Or shop at the Grove City Premium Outlets, 20 minutes away, rated as one of the top 20 outlet centers in the United States. There's also Historic Franklin, 20 minutes away and New Wilmington Amish Country just a half hour away as is Historic Oil City, birth place of the oil industry, including Oil Creek State Park and Drake Well Museum. Or engage in the SRCA workshops. In the evening there will be live music, food, beverages and general kicking back.

Evening Entertainment: We have live bands and musicians booked for the conference after hours. Friday evening we’ll have a wine and cheese reception with music provided by guitar master Chuck Moses and the Trash Bandits and a number of surprise musical guests. The warm-up music is from Cicely Winders.

On Saturday night we’ll break out some catered food and a keg or two and be entertained by the 6-piece band Broken Pick under the full moon. Lead fiddle player and vocalist Ron Boy, a home builder by day, is perhaps best know for dancing on the bar while fiddling at night. The warm-up musicians are Ben and Cathy Ginter.

Fund Raising Auction: Saturday night, bring something to auction off! All proceeds will benefit the SRCA. Suggestions: tools, books, gift certificates, desserts, beverages, use your imagination! We will do a live auction conducted by Joe Jenkins and other volunteers.

First Ever People’s Choice Award for Slate Roofing Project of the Year! Won by Liam Tower of Slate Affair, Inc.!



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