JBS Roof Becomes D. C. Taylor Co.’s Third RoofPoint™ Registered Project

May 16, 2013

Cedar Rapids, IA (May 16, 2013) – D. C. Taylor Co. is proud to announce that its roofing project at the JBS USA beef processing plant in Greeley, CO, has been recognized as a RoofPoint™ Registered Project. This is the national roofing contractor’s third RoofPoint Registered Project.

RoofPoint™ is a voluntary, consensus-based green rating system developed by the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing to provide a means for roofing contractors, building owners, and designers to select roof systems based on long-term energy and environmental benefits.

RoofPoint Registered Projects demonstrate roofing excellence in several key categories, including energy, materials, water, life cycle, and durability management. RoofPoint Registered Projects are submitted by applicants and determined to meet a minimum score overall and in each major RoofPoint category. RoofPoint Registered Projects are recognized to embody the key principles of sustainable roofing.

“RoofPoint Registered Projects represent the unique contribution the roofing industry is making to sustainable construction and showcase the critical role roofs play in mitigating the impact buildings have on our environment,” said Center President Craig Silvertooth.

Given the amount of processing pipe on the roof and the high frequency of foot traffic, D. C. Taylor Co. collaborated with the owner to design a roof system with the durability to withstand these conditions.

Twenty-five (25) percent of the 47,400-square-foot roof was installed at a time. High-density coverboard, a single-ply membrane with enhanced durability, stainless steel flashings, and 300 lineal square feet of walkway pad was laid. Due to space constraints, a tower crane was used to offload the old roofing system and load material for the new installation. In three months during the summer of 2012, the project was complete.

“Understanding the facility’s constraints and JBS’ requirements enabled us to design a roof assembly that functions as a work platform and, when maintained properly, will achieve the intended service life,” says Greg Thirnbeck, Vice President of Contract Administration, D. C. Taylor Co. “Durability is a key aspect of sustainability.”

About D. C. Taylor Co. D. C. Taylor Co. is a national roofing contractor with more than 60 years of experience installing, repairing, and maintaining roofs at commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities. With service centers in seven states and more than 60 service and roofing crews, D. C. Taylor Co. is poised to respond to customer needs quickly and efficiently. For more information visit D. C. Taylor Co.

About the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing is a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., whose mission is to promote the development and use of environmentally responsible, high performance roof systems and technologies. RoofPoint, the RoofPoint logo, and Elevating Environmental Performance are exclusive trademarks of the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing.

About JBS USA JBS USA, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of JBS S.A., is a leading processor of beef, pork, and lamb in the United States, a leading processor of beef in Canada and a leading processor of beef and lamb in Australia. JBS USA processes, prepares, packages, and delivers fresh, further-processed and value-added beef and pork products for sale to customers in more than 100 countries on five continents. JBS USA is also a majority shareholder of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, the second largest poultry company in the United States. For more information, visit jbssa.com.

About JBS S.A. JBS S.A. is the global leader in meat production with more than 300 facilities worldwide and more than 141,000 employees. JBS S.A. processes beef, pork, lamb, and poultry in addition to leather and other animal by-products. JBS S.A. processes, prepares, packages, and delivers fresh, further-processed and value-added beef, pork, lamb, and poultry products in more than 150 countries on five continents. For more information, visit www.jbs.com.br/en.

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