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Tamko adds new shingle colors in Southeast
Tamko Building Products has introduced four new shingle colors in the southeastern United States.
The colors include rustic brown, grey mist, driftwood and painted desert, which have been added to Tamko's line of Heritage laminated asphalt shingles. The product is being produced in the company’s Tuscaloosa, Ala., manufacturing facility.
Rustic brown features several shades of deep brown, with red highlights and black lowlights while grey mist is a combination of light to mid grey tones. Driftwood features a variety of mid-tone browns to create the illusion of deep shadowing. Painted desert has a mid-tone golden base, with bold highlights and lowlights in shades of blue, green, red, gold and brown.
“Tamko's customers in the southeast U.S. can now enjoy an expanded range of our already extensive collection of beautiful shingle colors for the Heritage line,” said Stephen McNally, Tamko's VP of sales and marketing.
Based in Joplin, Mo., Tamko is one of the nation’s largest independent manufacturers of shingles and roofing products.
This plumber can really hit the slopes
He's a plumber. He's a world-class snowboarder. And now, Jonathan Cheever is an American Standard Athlete.
Cheever, 32 — a U.S. Snowboard Team member since 2005 — is an elite level athlete in snowboard cross. This high-speed sport combines the skills of snowboarding on a downhill ski racing course similar to the design used for motorcycle motocross. As an “American Standard Athlete”, Cheever will promote the brand’s sponsorship across his social media channels and will use a custom-designed American Standard branded helmet and board at snowboard cross competitions this winter.
In the off-season, Cheever works for his father’s company, Mark Cheever Plumbing and Heating, in Saugus, Mass., as a vocation to support his passion for snowboarding. He has been a licensed journeyman plumber since 2004 and a user of American Standard plumbing products.
In September, Cheever earned third place at the first World Cup of the season, qualifying him to compete on the world’s biggest stage. Throughout December, Cheever will race in three additional World Cup events to solidify his spot on the roster. He has ten FIS World Cup podiums, earned four national championships, and participated in ten Winter X-Games, an annual extreme sports competition for winter sport athletes.
“The plumbing trade is underrated as a profession. Personally, I’ve found this challenging and specialized line of work to be truly satisfying,” explained Cheever. “My plumbing career offers me the flexibility and financial freedom I need to support my passion for snowboard cross, and I’m excited to have American Standard join me on this journey.”
In addition to fitting conveniently into Cheever’s seasonal snowboarding schedule, plumbing work presents other benefits, as well. Compared to the costs of a four-year college degree, the education and training required to become a plumber is far less of an investment, so Cheever can focus on paying his training, competition, and coaches instead of student loans.
“Jonathan Cheever’s successes in the challenging sport of snowboard cross, combined with his rewarding profession as a journeyman plumber, demonstrates that there is more than one way to approach a career in the skilled trades,” said Steven Delarge, president and CEO of LIXIL Americas. “We are all very excited about this inspiring new partnership and wish Jonathan all the best as he races toward the finish line this winter.”