Marketing Bulletins

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November 13, 2014
Firestone Galvanized Sheet Announcement

At Firestone Building Products, we work hard to keep our operating and logistics costs as low as possible, which allows us to continue to be the manufacturer of choice and to provide the highest possible value within the building products industry. After a thorough analysis of our inventory at all of our stocking locations, we…

November 6, 2014
Lining in Action – New Name, New Logo

We are excited to announce that we renamed our EPDM geomembrane used in geosynthetic applications, and developed a new logo to accompany it. The new name, GeoGard™, reflects Firestone’s commitment to protecting the integrity of your customer’s installation…and is backed by over 100 years of Firestone leadership in rubber polymer technology. Effective immediately, you will…

October 29, 2014
Education and Training

Among the many online BPU programs available from Firestone, this month explore Roofing Insulation and Cover Boards. See how selecting the right insulation and cover board is the most important decision when designing a roofing system due to service life, building safety and energy efficiency. Highlighted Course of the Month: Roofing Insulation and Cover Boards…

October 29, 2014
Tradeshows and Events

Firestone Building Products is exhibiting at Cities Alive and ASLA in November. If you have an opportunity, please be sure to stop by our booths and learn more about some of our innovative products including SkyScape™ Vegetative Roof Systems. CITIESALIVE At the 12th CitiesAlive® Green Roof and Wall Conference in Nashville, TN attendees will explore…

October 29, 2014
New – Metal Roof Installation Videos

Firestone is excited to announce that we have five new metal roofing installation videos. These short animated videos demonstrate how each of the following systems are installed and are an excellent point of reference: UC-3 Double-lock Standing Seam UC-4 Snap-In-Place Steel, Aluminum or Copper UC-6 Double-lock Standing Seam UC-7 Snap-On Architectural Series UC-14 Concealed-Clip Snap-Lock…

October 29, 2014
Cold Weather Products

As the cold weather approaches, we want to make sure you are equipped with the proper tools and information to ensure you meet your fall and winter project needs. Firestone Building Product’s Single-Ply LVOC Bonding Adhesive, item #W56358715L has been tested in both lab and rooftop conditions, and we are confident that this adhesive will…

October 29, 2014
Firestone to Discontinue Two Metal Wall Panel Systems

As Firestone Building Products continues to expand its product offering and introduce new and exciting metal wall systems, it is important to examine the full line and determine if there are systems that may no longer be needed due to updated versions that are preferred by specifiers. After careful consideration, effective November 17, 2014, we…

October 22, 2014
Master Contractor Cut-Off for Red Shield Contractors

Since its inception, the Firestone Master Contractor Program has recognized outstanding contractors who have been responsible for the installation of billions of square feet of warranted Firestone Building Products Roofing Systems. This annual award recognizes the owners of Firestone Building Product’s top achieving contractor firms in North America and Latin America who meet our criteria…

October 2, 2014
MetalCon 2014

If you haven’t had a chance to visit Firestone at METALCON, be sure to stop into booth #602 today. Our building envelope solutions experts are available to discuss how they can help you with your next project. Be sure to also participate in our Learning Zones at booth #341: Thursday, 1:30 p.m. Get a high-level…

September 25, 2014
Architectural Services Now Available

You asked and we listened. Our customers have requested dedicated architectural support in the design phase and manufacturing portion of their building projects. We are pleased to now be offering architectural assistance to specifiers and contractors. Bob Griffiths has accepted the newly created role of Architectural Technical Sales Specialist. In this role, he will tap…

September 25, 2014
Project Profile Highlight

The Denver campus of the University of Colorado has a new downtown landmark. It’s called the Academic Building. In reality, it is a symbol of optimism as it greets record numbers of students seeking their share of the American Dream through education. “This new building will have a transformational impact on our students and their…

September 25, 2014
Tradeshows & Events

Firestone Building Products will be exhibiting at the shows detailed below in October. We hope that you have a chance to stop by our booths to learn more about some of our innovative products that we will be showcasing: METALCON Firestone Building Products is exhibiting at METALCON in October! Let us show you how our…

September 25, 2014
Education & Training to Keep You on Top

Among the many online BPU programs that are available from Firestone, this month explore “Metal Wall Panels: Design to Delivery.” See how successfully installing metal wall panel systems begins at the start of the design stage. This course walks you through each step—from how a metal wall panel develops from a drawing into a reality….

September 24, 2014
SkyScape Inventory

With nearly 90,000 square feet of SkyScape™ Pregrown Vegetative Modules currently available at our farms in Virginia and Tennessee, Firestone Building Products is ready to meet your needs for late-season green roof installations! Delivery can be made within 1-2 weeks of your order!  Orders will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please place…

September 24, 2014
Product Changes / General Updates

Last month we announced two product changes, and as a friendly reminder, we would like to reiterate them to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.  These changes have been made due to recent feedback, coupled with market demand: We have discontinued, ReflexEON™ TPO and SunWave SMRT™ Daylighting System. Please note we will be removing…

September 24, 2014
Upcoming Tradeshows & Events

Firestone Building Products will be exhibiting at the shows detailed below in October. We hope that you have a chance to stop by our booths to learn more about some of our innovative products that we will be showcasing: METALCON Firestone Building Products is exhibiting at METALCON in October! Let us show you how our…

September 24, 2014
Top Contractors to be Named Master Contractor

Since its inception, the Firestone Master Contractor program has recognized outstanding contractors who have been responsible for the installation of billions of square feet of warranted Firestone Roofing Systems. Firestone Building Product’s 2015 Master Contractors will be awarded a three-day, all expense paid trip to The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida. Relax…

September 19, 2014
Visit Firestone at METALCON 2014

Firestone Building Products is exhibiting at METALCON in October! Be sure to stop by booth #602 and see what exciting things are happening. Booth Activity Do you want a high performance building solution? Go behind the wall and see how you can make your building energy efficient with our Enverge™ Cavity Wall Products.  And ask…

August 27, 2014
Project Profile Highlight

Last year nearly 40 million tourists visited Las Vegas. It’s unlikely very many went to see a nondescript warehouse about a quarter mile from the casinos and hotels. And if they did, they wouldn’t find any bronze plaques to indicate the importance of what happened there in 1996. No – it’s not Hoover Dam or…

August 27, 2014
Utah Customers

Beginning September 1, 2014, new VOC regulations will go into effect for the following Utah counties: Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah, and Weber. These seven counties were found by EPA to not meet the tightened air quality standards set forth a few years ago. In an ongoing effort to comply with VOC…

August 27, 2014
Product Changes

At Firestone, it’s not about us, it’s about you. That may not be what you’re used to, but we are all about making your job easier and listening to your needs. And we’ve taken into consideration your recent feedback, coupled with market demand, and have implemented the following changes: Effective immediately, we have discontinued, ReflexEON™…

August 26, 2014
Construct Tradeshow

Firestone Building Products will join nearly 200 exhibitors at the 2014 CONSTRUCT show September 10 – 11 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. Be sure to stop by our booth where we will be showcasing our Enverge™ Cavity Wall products and our new SkyScape™ Vegetative Roof Systems. Talk to our building performance solution…

August 26, 2014
Education & Training to Keep You on Top

Among our many free online BPU programs, this month explore why TPO single-ply roofing systems are the fastest-growing roofing product. Register for our Thermoplastic Roofing Systems course which is available in two versions – one for continuing education credits and one that integrates specific Firestone products. The courses use interactive learning techniques with audio, text,…

August 26, 2014
Firestone I.S.O. Twin Pack Promotion

Firestone Building Products is providing a special “Fall Kickoff” promotion to our valued distributors for I.S.O. Twin Pack Insulation Adhesive. From August 25 – September 30, you can easily stock up! Details: For every order of two (2) pallets of cartridges (96 cases), you will receive 10 additional cases FREE You pay only the 2%…

July 24, 2014
New SkyScape™ Products

Firestone Building Products is excited to announce the following new products in our SkyScape Vegetative Roof System portfolio. SkyScape Pregrown Modular System is based in an engineered module that enhances plant growth by encouraging nutrient-sharing between trays, creating a 1.75” space under the tray for increased air flow, and separates the water reservoirs from the…

July 23, 2014
Industry Impact on Transportation Requests

Increased construction activity within the commercial building industry continues to drive demand for limited flatbed shipping equipment. Like other manufacturers, Firestone Building Products continues to evaluate alternative shipping options to help maintain continuous service throughout this demanding time. To partner with us and help counter this issue, please consider the following: Choose van delivery vs….

July 23, 2014
Safety Milestone

We are excited to announce that our EPDM manufacturing facility in Prescott, Arkansas has reached 1 million hours without an OSHA recordable!  This is an epic accomplishment and the first for this facility.  We take great pride in making sure our teammates work and thrive in safe environments and this is just another example of…

July 23, 2014
Digtial Tool Enhancements & Social Media Updates

DIGITAL TOOL ENHANCEMENTS At Firestone, we’ve made it a point to listen and respond to your needs.  That is why we are excited to announce that we now have Android versions of our Firestone BP – Roots to Rooftops App and our Firestone Technical app. We’ve also made improvements to the landscape function of the…

July 23, 2014
Project Portfolio Highlight

Firestone Building Products played an instrumental role in making the design of the Port Canaveral Welcome Center become a reality. This iconic 20,000SF building sits on the east coast of central Florida in the port where businesses and vacationers alike use the port to access cruise lines, cargo ships, beaches, parks, fishing spots and restaurants….

July 23, 2014
Building Products University

BUILDING PRODUCTS UNIVERSITY As the leading manufacturer of superior roofing solutions and building performance solutions, Firestone Building Products has been trusted by architects, contractors, building owners and specifiers for 30 years. Our tradition of innovation has helped us become the premier single-source manufacturer of all the critical components needed for successful, long-term commercial building solutions….

June 30, 2014
TPO Market Update

The roofing industry is finally in full swing and based on industry reports it appears that the roofing environment will be one of the best the industry has seen in quite some time. In particular, TPO has continued to see very strong volume growth and is on pace for its highest volume year. Despite the…

May 22, 2014
EPDM Packaging Process Improvements

It’s our goal to not only deliver high quality products, but to ensure that those products make it to the rooftop in perfect condition. After conducting a series of internal quality packaging tests for EPDM, results indicated that zip ties have a better holding power than twisted wire. Therefore, effective May 28, 2014, all poly…

April 22, 2014
Updated LTTR Information

On January 1, 2014, Firestone Building Products began reporting Long Term Thermal Resistance (LTTR) of our ISO 95+™ and RESISTA™ flat and tapered commercial roof insulation products in accordance with the ASTM C1289-13e1 testing standard. Since the process of CO2 and Pentane diffusion occurs at a slower rate in thicker polyiso products, we reported LTTR…

March 14, 2014
30/20/10 Promotion

Firestone Building Products is pleased to offer the 30/20/10 Promotion on our Fluid Applied Metal Roofing Systems products during the peak coating months in 2014. What is the 30/20/10 Promotion? Between 3/17/14 and 7/31/14, contractors and distributors that place an order for Firestone Metal Spray Coatings will receive: A 30% discount on any Metal Spray…

March 4, 2014
Introducing New Firestone Building Products Technical App

At Firestone Building Products, we’ve made it a point to listen and respond to our customers’ needs.  That is why we are excited to announce our new technical application is now available on iOS (Apple) devices!  The free, easy-to-use app provides you with an array of tools to help make your job easier.  From safety…

February 25, 2014
“March Madness” Promotion

In preparation for the upcoming busy construction season, Firestone Building Products is providing a special promotion to our valued distributors for I.S.O. Twin Pack Insulation Adhesive. From March 1-March 31, you can easily stock up and receive FREE SHIPPING! Details: Minimum order of two (2) pallets of cartridges (96 cases). Receive 10 additional cases, FREE….

February 24, 2014
Master Contractor Program Update

As a member of Firestone Building Products worldwide network of commercial contractors, you represent the best in the building industry. The partnerships we’ve built with you have made us a premier source for superior building products and quality commercial roofing solutions. Our Master Contractor event in Phoenix last week was an enormous success. Excellence, professionalism…

February 24, 2014
Firestone SunWave™ Daylighting System Promotion

Firestone Building Products is excited to announce a new SunWave™ Daylighting System promotion for our valued customers. Our system maximizes natural light input and produces energy saving results, and we want our customers to see first-hand the benefits of using it. From February 24 – April 4, we are offering a 5% discount for any…

August 30, 2013
LTTR Update

Due to advances in testing methodology which more accurately predict thermal performance over time, LTTR values are changing. This change in R-value will be applied to Firestone commercial roofing insulation products produced at its seven manufacturing locations.  Starting January 1st, 2014: Firestone Building Products will continue to participate in the Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA)…

July 29, 2013
Geomembrane & PondGard™ Contact Information

Due to recent internal changes within the Firestone Building Products Geomembrane & PondGard™ division and in our efforts to provide prompt and responsive customer service, we would like to provide the following updated contact information for your convenience: Thank you for your continued business and support as we look forward to a successful second half…

June 27, 2013
New Packaging for BASEGARD™ SA Base Sheet

Firestone Building Products BASEGARD SA is a self-adhered, fiberglass reinforced, modified bitumen base sheet for use with many of our APP and SBS systems. Effective in July 2013, BASEGARD SA will have a new look as we phase out our current cardboard packaging to shipping product rolls in recyclable polyethylene shrink wrap material. Our comprehensive…

May 23, 2013
Tips for FSBP Website Use

REGISTERING, LOGGING IN & LOGGING OUT Q: I am a Firestone licensed contractor, do I need to register on the new site or do I use the same login that I use for the PIN system? A: Firestone Licensed Contractors should not register on the new site. They should simply use the existing username and…

April 18, 2013
UltraFlash™ Liquid Flashing

UltraFlash Liquid Flashing available from Firestone Building Products is a tough, two-part, liquid-applied urethane elastomer used to form an impermeable, seamless and waterproof membrane. It cures chemically at ambient temperatures within approximately four (4) hours to form a tack-free polyurethane film. A number of improvements have been introduced for the UltraFlash line of products.  The…

April 16, 2013

ULTRAPLY™ TPO PENETRATION POCKET KIT WITH SINGLE-PLY LVOC PRIMER   With an increased focus on environmentally friendly, Low Volatile Organic Compounds (LVOC) products, Firestone Building Products is pleased to announce that our UltraPly TPO Penetration Pocket kit, which currently includes a 4 oz can of Single-Ply Primer, will now contain Single-Ply LVOC Primer. The Single-Ply…

February 15, 2013
Firestone Building Products Announces the Creation of the Innovative Products & Services

February 15, 2013 Firestone Building Products is pleased to announce a new internal team to support our growing number of complex roof enhancement products and systems. The Innovative Products and Services team, or IPAS, will assume sales management responsibility for rooftop photovoltaic systems, SunWave™ daylighting, SkyScape™ vegetative roofing, roof coating systems, other retail/residential products and…

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