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CertainTeed offers hip and ridge accessory

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Valley Forge, Pa.-based CertainTeed introduced a hip and ridge roofing accessory called Cedar Crest.

The product is 12 inches wide and has an 8-inch exposure and carries the same warranty as the field shingles that are installed with it. It meets UL Class A fire resistance and UL 997 wind resistance. It’s currently available in select regions of the United States.

Cedar Crest features blended, consistent colors for a cohesive appearance that blends with the colors of CertainTeed’s Landmark and Presidential Series shingles.

According to CertainTeed, the product provides contractors with a durable finishing touch for high-quality, well-designed roofs.

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NARI hires veteran lobbyist

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The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) has hired Thomas Sullivan to represent the industry’s interests in Washington, D.C. Recently of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, Sullivan has 19 years of experience in legislative and regulatory advocacy.

Prior to joining the law firm, Sullivan served for seven years as chief counsel for advocacy in the Small Business Administration. Before his appointment to the SBA, he represented the National Federation of Independent Business, one of the nation’s leading business advocacy associations. Sullivan also served on the Congressional Affairs staff of the U.S. EPA, as well as the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division.

Most recently, Sullivan has worked with the National Roofing Contractors Association, Associated Builders and Contractors, and the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA), among others, to include provisions for small business operators in regulatory reform legislation championed by Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.).

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Unemployment up slightly

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The U.S. unemployment rate rose to 9.6% in August, up from 9.5% in July, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment Situation Summary.

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