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Slate Roofing Contractors Association of North America, Inc.

SRCA 2018 CONFERENCE

13 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH, THROUGH SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD 2018

At the SRCA headquarters, 143 Forest Lane, Grove City, PA 16127 USA


SCHEDULE

Thursday, September 24th:

8 am to 5 pm - Pre-Conference Slate Roof Installation Training Hands-On Seminar. Light breakfast available; lunch provided from noon to 1 pm. Eligible for AIA CEUs.

One day hands-on training course based on the SRCA Installation Guidelines for Natural Quarried Roofing Slate. The training was conducted on roof mockups by SRCA board member Chris Paulin. This was a full day workshop. Slates were donated by North Country Slate.


Friday, September 21st:

8:00 am: Registration is open, coffee, breakfast items

9:00 am 9:45 am: John Chan - The Red House, Slate and Copper Roofing Collaboration at Trinidad's House of Parliament. [upstairs]

10:00 am to 11:00 am: Joe Jenkins - Slate Roof Installation Review. [upstairs]

11:15 am to 12:00 noon: Gary Howes - Roundtable - Strategies for Combating Fake Slate [upstairs]

Noon to 1:30 pm: Lunch and Vendor Time. Lunch (catered by Nonni's Corner Trattoria) [main meeting room, downstairs]

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm: Welcome and Announcements, General Attendee Meeting [main meeting room, downstairs]

2:30 pm to 3:15 pm: Mark Harmon, Steep Slope Safety and OSHA; Erie, PA, Federal OSHA, [main meeting room, downstairs]

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm: Chris Paulin - How to Adjust Your Sheet Metal Brake for Better Performance [location to be announced]

4:30 pm to 6:30 pm: Break and general informal discussions (go freshen up and come back in time for the reception and dinner!)

6:30 pm to 7:00 pm: Social Reception - wine and beer wagon. Live music by Catro Jazz band. [main meeting room, downstairs]

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm: Dinner (catered by Mule Train Smokers); Dessert- Sugar Rush by Tara. Live music by Catro Jazz band. [main meeting room, downstairs]

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm: Beer Maids to help us find the beer! [main meeting room, downstairs]

8:30 pm to 11:30 pm: Time to socialize, wet your whistle, and listen to Live Music: Midnight Blue Band [main meeting room, downstairs]


Saturday, September 22nd:

8:00 am: Registration is open, coffee/tea and continental style breakfast

9:00 am to 12:30 pm: Justin Sullivan - Contract Law - Just was a real trooper and talked for three and a half hours! We would have had him there all day, but we had to break for lunch and let other presenters do their thing too.

10:15 am to 11:15 am: Joe Jenkins, Cancelled to allow more time for Justin Sullivan.

11:30 am to 12:30 pm: Korby Grist - Using Nosings on a Brake for Rounded Fabrication. This was rescheduled to later in the afternoon to allow more time for Justin Sullivan.

12:30 to 2:00 pm: Lunch (catered by Primanti Brothers) and Vendor Time

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm: Brent Ulisky - Shop Fabrication of Pipe Flashings

3:15 pm to 4:30 pm: Orion Jenkins - Using Double-Locked Flashings on Slate Roofs

4:30 pm to 5:00 pm: Hammer Throwing Contest – This will also be ongoing throughout the weekend. Pay to play and the winner takes half the kitty! Ed Stinson remains the champion!

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm: Break (go freshen up and come back in time for dinner and the auction!)

6:30 pm Dinner catered by Dr. Sous Chop Shop; Dessert: Mercurio's (serving at 8 pm). Live Music: Mary Lou Scherder, singer/songwriter.

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm: Live Auction (don’t forget to bring something, all proceeds benefit the SRCA)

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm: Beer Hostesses to help us find the beer!

9:00 pm to 12 Midnight: Sun Lizard Band (bring your drums to jam)

Mary Lou Scherder (above).

 

Midnight Blue band (above).

 

Two of the Fabulous Beer Babes under the careful guard of Henry Mitchell and Joe Jenkins (above).

 

Sun Lizard Band (above).

 

Tom Stortz wins the Jack Plaque Award, presented by Newmont Slate! (above)

 

Two 3-way meetings between the SRCA, NSA, and VSQA took place to strategize how to retaliate against the fake claims of "slate" being published by imitation or fake slate manufacturers. Progress was made and a plan of action was put into effect. We will keep you all posted on further developments.


Sunday, September 23rd:

Breakfast/Lunch will be using up whatever is left over.

10:00 am to noon or thereafter: Follow up with Friday’s and Saturday’s workshop presenters (questions, demonstrations, etc.)


PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS

Contract Law

Justin Sullivan

Malloy Law Firm 

Justin is also Executive Secretary of the Iowa Roofing Contractors Association.


Using Double-Locked Flashings on Slate Roofs

Orion Jenkins - Jenkins Slate Masters

This presentation will discuss European flashing techniques, bisecting angles, creating pocket folds, double-locking copper, sweep seams and much more.

 

 

 


Roundtable - Strategies for Combating Fake Slate

Gary Howes - The Durable Slate Company

 


The Red House

Slate and Copper Roofing Collaboration

Trinidad's House of Parliament

John Chan - The Durable Slate Company

A 1990 failed coup attempt decimated the historic building leaving it in shambles - full of bullet holes and entire sections burnt. Various attempts were made to "restore" it by people who didn't understand how to go about it. Additional "attempts" were just money grabs. Durable Slate had a face to face meeting 1 year ago, 27 years after the coup attempt, and were hired to re-draft their specs and drawings. They put plans in place to send the proper equipment and tools to the island, to send competent trainers to train their people, and to oversee the locals work.

 


Shop Fabrication of Pipe Flashings

Brent Ulisky - Ulisky Slate


How to Adjust Your Sheet Metal Brake

for Better Performance

Chris Paulin


Using Nosings on a Brake

for Rounded Fabrication

Korby Grist


Steep Slope Safety and OSHA

Mark Harmon, Erie, PA, Federal OSHA

 

 


Slate Roof Installation Review

Joe Jenkins

Costly mistakes are being made, and how to avoid them (Powerpoint). As a slate roof expert and nationwide roof consultant, Joe testifies in a lot of roof litigations about flawed or failed roofs. Learn what to do, and what not to do. Eligible for AIA CEUs.

General Installation Guidelines for Natural Quarried Roofing Slate


Contests

Slate Hammer Throwing: Stick the sharp end of a slate hammer into a target from a distance (also doubles as self-defense training ;-)).

Pay to play and the winner takes half of the kitty! This year's Hammer throwing champion is STILL Ed "Mr. Bullseye" Stinson (below) of HKC Roofing. Ed generously donated his winnings to the SRCA!

Ed was not alone in hitting the bullseye! One of the Fabulous Beer Babes, Ashley Wilson also hit it and won her share of the kitty! Henry Mitchell, also of HKC Roofing in Cincinnati, also hit the bullseye!


SPONSORS:

1) Free-standing tents (includes 1 free registration), each: $1,000.00

JOHN STORTZ AND SON; VERMONT SLATE COMPANY; SLATOR LLC; NORDIC STEEL GUTTERS;

2) NEWMONT SLATE: Conference tents, tables, and chairs rental - $700.00

3) NEW ENGLAND SLATE COMPANY: Conference tents, tables, and chairs rental (partial , includes 1 free registration) $700.00

4) BE NATURAL: Live Music Performance by Catro: $300.00

5) BE NATURAL: Live Music Performance by Midnight Blue: $400.00

6) VINTAGE SLATE: Live Music Performance by Mary Lou Scherder, singer/songwriter: $100.00

7) GRIST SLATE AND TILE: Live Music Performance by Sun Lizard Band: $400.00

8) CUPA PIZARRAS: Friday Lunch by Nonni's Corner Trattoria Partial (includes free reg.) $750.00

9) HKC ROOFING AND SHEET METAL: Friday Lunch by Nonni's Corner Trattoria Partial (includes 1 free registration) $750.00

10) NORTH COUNTRY SLATE: Friday Dinner by Mule Train Smokers, Dessert- Sugar Rush by Tara Partial (includes 1 free registration) $1,000.00

11) CAMARA SLATE PRODUCTS INC.: Friday Dinner by Mule Train Smokers, Dessert- Sugar Rush by Tara Partial (includes 1 free registration) $1,000.00

12) CHRIS AND JOANNE SHORT: Friday Dinner by Mule Train Smokers, Dessert- Sugar Rush by Tara Partial $500.00

13) TARAN BROTHERS SLATE COMPANY: Saturday Lunch by Primanti Bros. Resturant Partial (includes 1 free registration)) $750.00

14) ORNAMETALS: Saturday Lunch by Primanti Bros. Resturant Partial (includes 1 free registration)) $750.00

15) GREENSTONE SLATE: Saturday Dinner by The Chop Shop - Dr. Sous Catering; Dessert: Mercurio's Partial - $1,200.00

16) THE DURABLE SLATE COMPANY: Saturday Dinner by The Chop Shop - Dr. Sous Catering; Dessert: Mercurio's Partial (includes 1 free registration) $900.00

17) BILL DAVIS ROOFING LLC,: Saturday Dinner Partial $300.00

18) CUPA PIZARRAS: Beer Maids $400.00

19) GREENSTONE SLATE: Friday Drinks - $1,000.00

20) VINTAGE SLATE: Beer Wagon $600.00

21) NORTH AMERICAN SLATE: Craft Brewery Stations $500.00

22) BALANCED BUILDERS: Sound, Stage, and Lighting $750.00

23) FANIA SPECIALTY ROOFING GROUP: Support Staff expenses $750.00


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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.

About the Conference: We will have a good turnout of slate roofing professionals and interested parties, from around the USA and from several foreign countries, gathering together to exchange knowledge and experience, tips, and tricks of the trade, over a weekend intended for learning, socializing, networking, and fun. See 2015 Conference.

Airports: Greater Pittsburgh (PIT) is your best bet, but Youngstown, Cleveland and Akron (OH), Erie (PA) and Franklin (FKL) are options. Allow an hour and a half to drive from the Pittsburgh airport to the site. There is plenty of parking space at the site. FKL flies to and from PIT and is only 20 minutes from the conference site, so this is a good option if you can fit it with your flight schedule.

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


AUCTION

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 volunteers.

The auction raised $5,315 this year! Thanks everyone!


HOTELS

Camping is available on the 143 acre site, for free, but there are no hookups.

The TownePlace Suites by Marriott Grove City Mercer/Outlets is offering an $89 deal for SRCA people (ask for Tammy Schuam, the general manager). The lovely Terra Nova House Bed and Breakfast in Grove City, 20 minutes away, is also expecting SRCA people, first come, first served. It has a slate roof on it :-).

The nearest hotels are only 3 minutes away and an easy drive from the conference site. There’s the Motel 6, also the Quality Inn, in Barkeyville, PA and there are plenty of rooms available. These are not your Hilton, but you can sleep and get a shower there. We will have the food and the "bar" at the conference. What's nice about these hotels is that they're nearby. If you want a hotel room, reserve it soon!

Additional hotels are next to the Grove City Outlet Mall, about 20 minutes away by car. There is a wide selection.

There is also the Comfort Inn near Mercer, PA about 20 minutes from the conference site to the west just off I-80.


 

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SOURCE LISTS:

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Sources of architectural sheet metal

Sources of asbestos roof tiles

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Welcome to
our newest members:

- Wedge Roofing, Petaluma, CA

- Vermont Slate Source LLC, Poultney, VT

- Jason Klemm Slate & Copper Roofing, LLC, Union City, PA

- G.F. Sprague, Needham, MA

- Sno Gem, McHenry, IL

- Ream Roofing, Dallastown, PA

- Earl Roofing Inc., Los Alamitos, CA

- Welsh Slate Ltd., Bethesda, Wales

- J. Raymond Couvreur et Fils Inc., Mirabel, Qc, Canada

- Landmark Roofing, Waltham, MA

- Forever Green Roofing, Bradford, Ontario, Canada

- Clear Creek Exteriors, Bath, PA

- Allstar Construction, Maple Plain, MN

- Kirberg Company, St. Louis, MO

- Gary Brock, Houston, TX

- California Slate Company Inc., San Francisco, CA

- Historical Slate Roofing Co., Somerville, MA

- Roof4Roof, Montclair, NJ

- Midsouth Construction, Nashville, TN

- Affordable Slate Roofing, Enfield, CT

- Rondavel, Pikeville, TN

- Rudd Builders, LLC., Freehold, NJ

- Mid America Slate and Stone, Chesterfield, MO

- Stevens Roof Restorations, Fairfield, NJ

- Slate Roof Professionals, Cedar Grove, NJ

- Chicago Metal Supply, Chicago, IL

- Ulisky Slate Roofing, Grove City, PA

- Grand River Builders, Grand Rapids, MI

- Jenkins Slate Masters, Grove City, PA


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Wagner Roofing


Geillespie Contracting

Gillespie Contracting


The Roof Doctor, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The Roof Doctors


Grist Slate & Tile Roofing Inc.

Grist Slate & Tile Roofing, Inc.


Renaissance Roofing and Siding

Renaissance Roofing


Sbardella Slate, Inc.

Sbardella Slate, Inc.


Paulin Slate and Copper Company

Paulin Slate and Copper Company


Bill Davis Roofing

Bill Davis Roofing


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Balanced Builders


GS Restoration

GS Restoration


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Milligan Construction


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