09 May FlashCo® Becomes Exclusive US Partner for Thaler Roof Accessory Specialty Products
(Santa Rosa, CA) – FlashCo Manufacturing, Inc. recently entered into an exclusive partnership agreement with Thaler Metal Industries Ltd. Canada. FlashCo will be marketing and selling the Thaler roof accessory specialty product lines including drains, flashings and vents to the United States market. FlashCo and Thaler offer a complementary set of roof flashing products for the roofing industry. FlashCo is a market leader in low slope, single-ply flashings and steep slope lead flashings. Thaler has been an innovator and market leader in spun metals including the development of one of the first retrofit drain solutions.
FlashCo will immediately begin marketing and selling Thaler products through its distribution and partner network in the United States. FlashCo is currently incorporating the Thaler roof drains, stack jack flashings, gravity vents and relief vents into its existing product lines. The addition of the Thaler products enhances FlashCo’s market leadership in the re-roof and new construction markets.
“We have been talking for several months now,” says Greg Morrow, FlashCo President. “The synergies are tremendous, not just from a product standpoint, but also from a business standpoint. Thaler, like FlashCo, puts a strong emphasis on speed and customer satisfaction. We knew that it was a good fit on the product and people sides.”
“FlashCo is an ideal partner for us,” explained Joe Magistrale, Thaler General Manager. “We have straight-forward objectives to make and sell quality products, however we know we can’t do this alone. We’ve tried other US partnerships in the past, but working with FlashCo we can already tell will be different. FlashCo’s footprint throughout the entire US is very important to us, and we see action that tells us they are very serious about making this successful. We anticipate making a shockwave across the US with our new FlashCo partnership.”
Thaler holds numerous patents for its innovative products including its RDX30 retrofit drain. Thaler’s pioneering design enables the RDX30 to be installed 10 times faster than other drains without the need for tools, or cutting. The RDX30 features Thaler’s patented SuperSeal (expansion seal) technology that is critical in preventing leaks caused by backflow pressure. In addition, the SuperSeal keeps the Thaler drain clear of the obstructions found in mechanically sealed systems. Thaler’s SuperSeal design advantages enable the RDX30 to drain 30% faster than other drains in the market and also eliminates debris build-up in the drain body pipe.
“Our business philosophy focuses on researching market needs, designing innovative solutions and producing products that provide longer life than any others on the market,” adds Mr. Magistrale. “In FlashCo we have found a like-minded partner who delivers quality products and has an outstanding direct sales and support team. We are very excited about what this partnership will produce.”
“For FlashCo, it’s the opportunity to partner with another industry leader,” says Mr. Morrow. “Thaler is the original designer of numerous product innovations and their drains, flashings and vents adds complementary products to our existing lines. We expect the Thaler products to sell quite well here in the US and it’s a great honor for us to have the opportunity to be Thaler’s exclusive partner here in the States.”
Founded in Sonoma County, California, FlashCo has grown to five locations, and is one of the largest fabricators of roof flashings and accessories in North America with over 10 million parts made since 2000. FlashCo manufactures standard and custom flashings for commercial and residential roofing contractors and its flashings are sold through hundreds of roofing supply distributors located throughout the U.S. and Canada. FlashCo is committed to “Saving the Contractor Time” by providing quality, easy to install, long-lasting products backed by exceptional service with the highest level of integrity. To learn more visit www.FlashCoMfg.com.
About Thaler Metal
Thaler Metal was founded in 1969 when Ken Thaler, using his experience working for a large roofing contractor, saw the need for higher quality roofing specialty products to prevent roof leaks and provide easier maintenance and installation. Since its founding, Thaler has followed a simple business philosophy to research, design and produce a range of roofing products that will outperform and provide longer life than any similar products being offered to the building industry. The breakthrough development of Thaler’s patented EPDM flashings seals has eliminated the problems caused by condensation and condensation buildup around roof penetrations. Thaler is committed to providing construction professionals with state-of-the-art, consistently better roofing products while assuring 100% roof penetration protection – an affirmation backed by the Thaler Metal 20 Year Warranty. Please find more information at www.ThalerMetal.com.
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