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Sno Gem is a 2016 Metal of Honor Winner

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Today we were informed of our 2016 Metal of Honor award from Metal Roofing Magazine.

Take a look a the other Metal of Honor winners here: 2016 MOH Brochure

 

Bill Zayas Talks UCPS with Design and Build With Metal

building3Last month’s Metalcon trade show in Tampa Bay was a huge success.  We unveiled our Universal Composite Panel Systems (UCPS) at that show with fantastic results.  Sno Gem employee, Bill Zayas, was on hand to discuss the system with the team at Design and Build with Metal.

Bill Zayas, Senior Account Executive, SnoGem, McHenry, IL also had a rewarding experience in educating prospects and showing them new products. “We previewed our Universal Composite Panel System. There’s no better venue than METALCON to introduce this product. Plus, being right by the MCA Roofing Games helped draw the right people to our booth. In an area like Tampa, we were promoting the benefit of our products in solar installations. In fact we had a visitor from Sri Lanka who was interested in standing seam roofing and wanted to know about our clips.” The design of the Universal Composite Panel System (UCPS) 1000 Series incorporates a concealed drainage system and a concealed fastener design.

You can read the entire article here.

Sno Gem Co-Founder Receives Posthumous Hall of Fame Award

We are honored to announce that our Co-Founder, George C. Smeja, was recognized by Metal Construction News for his life’s work and was inducted into the Metal Construction Hall of Fame during Metalcon 2015. Accepting the award on his behalf was Rock M. Smeja, his grandson and third-generation family business member.

The Metal Construction Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals who have made significant contributions to the success, innovation and growth of the metal construction industry. The aim is to pay tribute to the men and women of the industry who have devoted their lives and careers to metal construction.

The judges used the following criteria to assess nominees:

Longevity: Honorees must have been actively involved in the industry for at least 15 years.

Unique Contribution: The creation or development of a specific aspect or segment of business that has advanced the industry.

Body of Work: The depth and breadth of contribution to the industry throughout a career.

Legacy: The honoree’s contribution must have had a long-lasting impact on the industry.

Integrity: Honorees must exhibit the highest ethical and professional standards in all aspects of business.

You can view the entire article on the Metal Construction News Website or below.

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Sno Blockade Continues to Receive Industry Attention

Our Sno Blockade System is continuing to receive industry praise.  Here are a few of the new publications that have featured the system.

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Design Cost Data Magazine Picks up Press Release

The New Product release on the Sno Blockade was picked up by Design Cost Data.

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Commercial Construction & Renovation Features Sno Blockade

Sno Blockade Featured in Commercial Construction & Renovation

1″ Fully Coated Sno Blockade System

Our Sno Blockade Press Release was recently featured in Commercial Construction & Renovation.  Head over to their website or read below.

Sno Gem® Inc., a cutting edge snow retention manufacturer, recently introduced the Sno Blockade™ snow retention system to provide the architectural community with another permanent and more aesthetically pleasing solution for snow and ice on standing seam metal roofing.

Sno Blockade offers a choice between a 1-inch or a 2-inch bar, available in standard mill finish aluminum material or painted in either a powder coating or Kynar finish. Sno Blockade fastens to almost any standing seam metal roofing system, employing the company’s WaveLock™ technology with three points of attachment without penetration in conjunction with the Sno Blockade clamp. Sno Blockade’s Silver Bullet set screws include a rounded “bullet” tip to maximize strength without compromising the paint finish or the material.

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Sno Blockade featured in Buildings Magazine

Curved 1" Bar Sno Blockade System

Curved 1″ Bar Sno Blockade System

Sno Barricade was featured in the Focus on Roofing section on page 62 of the September 2015 issue of BUILDINGS magazine.  Head on over to their site and check out the design.  Here is what they had to say:

Sno Blockade is a snow retention system that provides a permanent and aesthetically pleasing solution for snow and ice on standing seam metal roofs. Offered in a lowprofile choice between a 1- or 2-inch bar. Available in standard mill finish aluminum material or painted in either a powder coating or Kynar finish. The system fastens using three points of attachment without penetrating the roof. SNO BLOCKADE by SNO GEM. www.snogem.com

Sno Gem Project Featured on Cover of Metal Roofing Magazine

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Recently we worked on a project with Metalmaster Roofmaster to create a curved version of our 1″ Sno Blockade snow retention system.  The final result was quite impressive and as a result was chosen to be featured on the cover of Metal Roofing Magazine’s June/July 2015 Issue called “Selling Metal”.

Sno Gem Principal Dan Smeja was interviewed for the inside story and further discusses the Warren Township Hall project in Gurnee, IL that boasts a Metalmaster Roofmaster installed Berridge Manufacturing 1-1/2-inch Tee-Panel standing seam metal roof.

Construction Magazine Network and Design and Build with Metal Features New Gem Series Products

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Both Construction Magazine Network and Design and Build With Metal recently featured our Gem Series products on their website.  You can read the article below.

McHenry, IL – Sno Gem® Inc., a cutting edge snow retention manufacturer, recently introduced the Gem Series Clamp-To-Seam Snow retention systems for standing seam metal roofs.

The Gem Series is available in single or double bar retention in 1- and 2-inch bar size. Both clamp-to-seam attachments utilize the MEC Bracket, allowing for multiple bar heights and variations to accommodate any snow retention need. The Gem Clamp with MEC Bracket is available in a variety of sizes and configurations so it can be attached to most standing seam profiles. The company’s patent-pending WaveLock™ Technology, with five points of attachment, provides unparalleled strength. Sno Gem’s Silver Bullet™ set screws include a rounded bullet tip to maximize strength without damaging the paint finish or seam. It’s available powder coated or with a Kynar finish to match the standing seam roof.

Sno Gem Receives Rural Builder Gold Key of Excellence

Sno Gem is honored to be recognized by F+W Media as a favorite supplier in the snow retention industry.  Here is the letter of recognition we received.

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Congratulations!

I wanted to be the first to tell you that Sno Gem has been awarded the Rural Builder Gold Key of Excellence Award for 2015 by the 29,000 readers of Rural Builder magazine.

The annual Gold key Award recognizes the elite in our industry. Hundreds of companies qualify through nominations, but only the top 10 percent annually receive the honor. We are proud to include your company in this select group.

This is the 33rd year for Rural Builder Gold Key Awards. For more than three decades rural builders have voted for their favorite suppliers in the industry. Through a ballot process, they select companies based on six criteria: quality of customer service, on-time delivery, product quality, warranty procedures, pricing and no surprises between what is expected and what is delivered.

You will be formally notified of your award by mail. In the meantime, attached is a Gold Key logo you can use as bragging rights in your advertising, website or show materials.

Congratulations on a job well done!

Best regards –

Sharon Thatcher
Editor / Trade Division – F+W Media