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Your Restaurant Could Actually have Grease on The Rooftop

You wouldn’t normally think of grease being an roof issue, but in some cases it might be. I found a site which provides useful information about the vent hood cleaning industry for restaurant owners and/or managers. The site educates restaurant owners and managers on the latest developments in the vent hood cleaning industry.

One post stood out on the site. It stated that getting the grease out of your hoods and ductwork is a great first step in preventing grease fires at your restaurant – but there’s another area where grease can collect. The Roof! This caught my eye.

If your vent hood cleaners are neglecting to properly clean your rooftop exhaust fan, grease can quickly overwhelm the fan bowl and spread to the roof. Grease on a roof seems unlikely, but it could be a potential problem.

TAMKO donates $250,000 to the West Alabama Chapter of the American Red Cross to assist the region in recovering from the catastrophic tornadoes of late April.

“Having seen the devastation first hand, we want to assist the Red Cross in the important work they are doing across the region,” said TAMKO’s President and Chief Executive Officer David C. Humphreys. “The widespread devastation is truly heartbreaking and we have felt the impact with our own employees at our Tuscaloosa plant.”  “TAMKO has been and remains a valued partner of the American Red Cross,” said Oscar Barnes, Executive Director – West Alabama Chapter of the American Red Cross. “Because of TAMKO’s very generous donation, we will be able to help many individuals who have lost so much due to these devastating storms.”

TAMKO Building Products, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest independent manufacturers of commercial roofing products.

Duro-last Roofing – company produces prefabricated, single-ply roofing systems used on the flat and low-sloped roofs of businesses, schools and other commercial buildings. Duro-Last’s reflective white roofing membrane, known as the Cool Zone, has been given the Energy Star seal by the Environmental Protection Agency and reduces energy consumption by lowering the roof-top temperature.

Duro-Last Roofing on announced Thomas L. Saeli is taking over as the company’s chief executive officer. He has a Master’s of Business Administration in finance and accounting from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Hamilton College.

“Tom was the unanimous choice for our Board of Directors,” Duro-Last board chairman Jack Burt said in a release. “My father was a classic entrepreneur, and his vision, ambition, and business philosophy brought great success to our company.”

Read the entire story at Duro-last official blog