Danny's Thoughts 11/05/20
Wow! Can you believe this crazy year?!? As 2020 thankfully comes to a close, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your loyalty and business. It’s because of you that U.S. PLY has been blessed this year.
The commercial roofing sector has been extremely strong all year, and our Bridgeport plant has been running with no interruptions throughout the pandemic. Due to your orders and the hard work of our U.S. PLY Sales Reps, I am happy to report that we’re having the best year that we’ve had in over 10 years!
On a personal note, I took advantage of being homebound during the quarantine and had both knees replaced. Thankfully, my rehab is almost over and I can now walk without pain.
I’m looking forward to 2021, and I can’t wait until the pandemic is over and I can see each one of you in person again. Until then, I hope you and yours stay safe and have a Happy Holidays. Please see the U.S. PLY holiday schedule below for your convenience.
USP Corporate Office Closings:
U.S. PLY will close for the Thanksgiving Holiday at noon on Wednesday, November 25th and reopen on Monday, November 30th.
We will close for the Christmas Holiday at noon on Wednesday, December 23rd and remain closed until Monday, January 4, 2021.
USP Plant Maintenance Closing:
Our plant will be closed from December 18th – January 8th for plant maintenance and will reopen on Monday, January 11, 2021. To ensure delivery in 2020 please make sure you have all orders in by 10am on Tuesday, December 8th.
USPLY Has Updated 2014 Manuals, PDS, and New Literature
USPLY has recently introduced new spec books and a host of other new printed material about our products (changes in warranties and changes in certification/warranty programs). They have made all this material and the spec books available on the website. Below is a short PDF file of some of the material we have updated and added. If you have any questions or want a copy of the new materials please contact
MRCA Testing US Ply Material Comes Out On Top!
Last fall, the MRCA gave a presentation on their field study of in-service reflectivity of polymer modified bitumen membranes. In the May 2013 issue of Professional Roofing, that study is the featured article and the cover story of the publication. U.S. Ply’s DuraStar G4 TGW SBS is listed by name with 4 of the 28 roofs evaluated in the study. Each roof was measured with 30 random readings to score a low and high average. Our roof membrane scored extremely high in this evaluation conducted by Matthew Dupuis, P.E. (son of Rene Dupuis). While the article provides its own generic conclusions – I wanted to give you some texture to the values provided in this study.
In terms of range of reflective average, U.S. Ply’s DuraStar G4 TGW SBS had 3 of the best overall performance and 4 of the top 6! When all roofs are averaged U.S. Ply had the best “power ranking” in terms of reflective performance average for all roofs combined. While the study doesn’t make these bold conclusions, the averages are there in the table of the article. To help you see where we placed, I have provided the rankings below:
2013 Color Me Rad 5K
U.S. PLY and friends participated in the 2013 Color Me Rad 5K in Fort Worth on May 18th to benefit various charities. We want to thank everyone who participated in the walk and for donating to this great cause. Our staff had a great time and had a very color experience with everyone.
2013 IRE Trade Show
U.S. PLY would like to thank everyone personally for coming out to the 2013 IRE. The 2013 IRE trade show in San Antonio, Texas was a success. We met many of our clients and held a Grand Loyal Customer Appreciation Party at Luciano’s Italian Restaurant on the River Walk for our top customers. We ate and drank all through the night and was able to meet with our customers and gain a personal relationship with them as well as talk business. Everyone's booths were amazing at the show. The U. S. PLY staff had an amazing time. Thanks to everyone and our staff for making this show a success.