Liguria Foods Project Named a RoofPoint™ Registered Project

November 15, 2013

Cedar Rapids, IA (November 15, 2013) – D. C. Taylor Co. is proud to announce that its roofing project at Liguria Foods, Inc., a Humboldt, IA-based producer of dry sausage, has been recognized as a RoofPoint™ Registered Project. This is the roofing contractor’s sixth 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.

When the ongoing maintenance for the roof of the 90,000-square-foot manufacturing plant for Liguria Foods, Inc. became too demanding, it was time for a reroofing project. Long before D. C. Taylor Co. issued a proposal, a team of professionals worked closely with Chris Collins, Plant Maintenance Manager, to understand his needs and the facility’s requirements. Project development was collaborative over the three- to four-month buying cycle.

Aside from getting a 20-year roof system, it was important to keep the plant operational during the project. The old 33,400-square-foot roof was torn off and 80-mil fully adhered TPO was installed, along with 3.2-inch isocyanurate insulation, ¼-inch cover board, and 900 lineal feet of ¼-inch thick diamond plate walkway.

Interior temperatures in the facility vary dependent on the process being performed. It was agreed to insulate the building to meet the ASHRAE 90.1 standard but the ammonia line elevations limited the thickness of insulation that could be installed. “Due to frequent rooftop activity and foot traffic, 80-mil TPO and a gypsum-based cover board were selected. These were installed to provide a long-term durable roof surfacing,” says Jack Kenney, Vice President Regional Account Manager, D. C. Taylor Co., Cedar Rapids, IA.

In order to protect the investment and be warranty compliant, Liguria Foods has initiated a semi-annual preventive maintenance plan.

About D. C. Taylor Co.
D. C. Taylor Co. is a roofing contractor with more than 60 years of experience installing, repairing, and maintaining roofs at commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities. With service centers in six 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 on D. C. Taylor Co., visit

About Liguria Foods, Inc.
Since its beginning in 1974 as Crest-Pak Inc., Liguria Foods, Inc. has been dedicated to the foundation of recipe formulation. The company painstakingly follows its old-world recipes, providing  customers with the same performance and flavor every day. It blends its traditional recipes and production processes with state-of-the-art quality control and product distribution to ensure customers are never disappointed, or have to worry about a consistent, enjoyable dining experience.

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