GAF rolls out Lifetime warranty for roofing systems
Wayne, N.J.-based GAF announced an expansion of its limited Lifetime warranty that goes beyond shingles. It’s called the Lifetime Roofing System program.
In order to qualify for Lifetime limited coverage, a homeowner must install any Lifetime Shingle, as well as three or more qualifying GAF accessories. Contractors can choose from the wide assortment of GAF accessories, including Ridge Caps, Roof Deck Protection, Leak Barriers, Cobra Attic Ventilation and Starter Strips. Details for the Lifetime limited warranty can be found in the new GAF Shingle & Accessory Limited Warranty, which is effective for all installations of GAF asphalt shingles and accessories after Jan. 1, 2012. Lifetime coverage also includes non-prorated coverage for the first 10 years.
“GAF’s Lifetime Roofing System provides homeowners with peace of mind and supports contractors who are selling and installing complete roofing systems,” said Paul Bromfield, senior VP marketing at GAF. “GAF’s roofing products have been specifically designed to work together for superior, long-term protection, and have been proven on literally millions of homes nationwide."
EDRA points to new members, including Lowe’s
The European DIY-Retail Association (EDRA) added seven new members in 2011, bringing the latest tally to 92 home center companies.
In its end-of-year message, EDRA General Secretary John W. Herbert, described the day-to-day routine of the group, now in its second year as an independent association. "We are heavily involved at our Cologne office dealing with the increasing number of network inquiries from our members, which include company and store visits, statistics, best practices and trends."
Among the new members was Mooresville, N.C.-based Lowe’s, which joined EDRA’s Global Home Improvement Network (GHIN) in 2011, along with RONA (Canada), EASY (Chile), JSC Start (Russia) and Tekzen (Turkey). Other new members to join EDRA in 2011 were Comeos (the Belgian Association) and Praktis (Bulgaria).
The EDRA pointed to the 2nd European Home Improvement Forum in Paris May 31 to June 1. The association is expecting more than 500 executives from all over Europe to attend. Gille Caille, president of Unibal and co-founder of fediyma, will receive a Lifetime Award during the forum.
Canadian Tire adopts Vendor Management System
Toronto-based Canadian Tire Corp. has implemented a Vendor Management program from Soft Solutions, a provider of global intelligent retail systems.
The deployment of the ibs Referential Vendor Management solution started with ibs pricing and ibs promotions, followed by the deployment of the full version of ibs referential for retail organizations and product management (PIM, MDM).
The project will continue during the first quarter of 2012 with the deployment of ibs datasync to optimize electronic data exchange with their vendors.
The retailer’s goals are to guarantee purchasing system transparency, optimize daily cost management and simplify vendor contract management.
Soft Solutions is based in San Bruno, Calif.
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