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MCA teaming up with Roof Hugger, McElroy Metal for IRE presentation

MCA teaming up with Roof Hugger, McElroy Metal for IRE presentation Image
January 30, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.

A lifetime of metal construction expertise takes center stage at IRE.

Experts from Roof Hugger and McElroy Metal will be presenting “Retrofit with Metal Systems” on the opening day and the last day of the International Roofing Expo in Las Vegas.

DJ Highnote of Roof Hugger and Charlie Smith of McElroy Metal will be discussing different methods of retrofitting a roof with metal systems on the IRE show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center at 3 p.m., February 6 and February 8. The 45-minute interactive presentation, which is included with the price of the Expo Pass, will discuss re-covering failing low-slope metal roofs with new metal systems.

It’s one of seven Metal Construction Association “Building Clinics” focused on metal roofing conducted on the show floor during the three-day event.

Roof Hugger will be exhibiting at the show along with Logan Stampings in booth number 7246, while McElroy Metal will be in booth 6735.

About Roof Hugger

Roof Hugger notched sub-purlins enable replacement of new metal roof panels over an old metal roof. They can be used over screw-down or standing seam roof systems and can accommodate new standing seam or screw-down panels. Roof Huggers also maintain integrity of original design loadings; achieve "thermal break" air space between old and new roof sheets; allow for optional insulation; and are laboratory and load tested — with certified load charts. For more information on metal-over-metal retrofit re-roofing, contact Roof Hugger at 800-771-1711 or visit www.roofhugger.com.

About McElroy Metal

Since 1963, McElroy Metal has served the construction industry with quality products and excellent customer service. The employee-owned components manufacturer is headquartered in Bossier City, Louisiana, and has 14 manufacturing facilities across the United States. Quality, service and performance have been the cornerstone of McElroy Metal’s business philosophy and have contributed to the success of the company through the years. As a preferred service provider, these values will continue to be at the forefront of McElroy Metal’s model along with a strong focus on the customer. More information can be found at https://www.mcelroymetal.com.

About D.J. Highnote, Product Advisor Vice President, Roof Hugger

Born into the metal construction industry, with a grandfather that was a metal building contractor-developer and a father that was a 20-plus-year district manager for Varco Pruden, D.J. Highnote’s career started at a young age in the field erecting pre-engineered steel buildings. He spent many years traveling around the country as well as in the Caribbean, constructing everything from shopping centers, structures for oil refineries and numerous metal-over-metal retrofits. D.J. holds a Florida class “A” General Contractor’s License. His career with Roof Hugger began in 2013 as an estimator and he has since risen to become their Executive Vice President in charge of all operations. He has contributed in his role in directing product research, testing and the design of multiple patents for their products. He is connected to the metal industry as the retrofit committee chair with the Metal Construction Association (MCA), a member of the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) and the Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA). D.J. recently served on the committee that authored the Retrofit Roofing Video for the Metal Building Institute (MBI) and MBCEA.

About Charlie Smith, National Recover Manager, McElroy Metal

Throughout Charlie Smith’s career in the metal roofing industry, he has been on a passionate mission to expand the use of metal roofing in non-conventional methods. Charlie’s efforts have made him one of the industry’s foremost authorities on recover systems utilizing metal roofing. Charlie holds several patents in the recover and panel design fields. Charlie co-wrote the two-day IIBEC (RCI) Metal Roofing course and is a frequent presenter at IIBEC and other roofing industry events. In 2018, Charlie was presented the “Outstanding Educator Award” from RCI in recognition of continuous delivery of exceptional educational courses.



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