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Tri-State Roofing & Sheet Metal receives second safety award from Contractors Association of West Virginia

Tri-State Roofing & Sheet Metal Company’s Parkersburg location was recently recognized by the Contractors Association of West Virginia (CAWV) for safety excellence in the workplace.

The Parkersburg office of Tri-State received the “CAWV 2016 Safety Award – Specialty Contractor Division.”

The award marks Tri-State’s second safety recognition by the association for the 2016 operational year. The Contractors Association of West Virginia announced the honor at the 2017 CAWV State Meeting on March 23.

Contractors participating in the program are scored on their documented safety policies and procedures, commitment and approach to safety and health, and recorded statistical data for the year. Special attention is given to the quality of safety training provided to employees and members who demand active employee involvement in their safety process.

Contractors Association of West Virginia recognizes Tri-State Roofing & Sheet Metal with Safety Award.

Tri-State Roofing & Sheet Metal Company is being recognized by the Contractors Association of West Virginia (CAWV) for safety excellence in the workplace.

Tri-State’s Charleston location received the “CAWV 2016 Safety Award – Industrial Division.”

The award was presented at the 2017 CAWV State Meeting held at the Charleston Civic Center in conjunction with the West Virginia Construction & Design EXPO.

Contractors participating in the program are scored on their documented safety policies and procedures, commitment and approach to safety and health, and recorded statistical data for the year. Special attention is given to the quality of safety training provided to employees and members who demand active employee involvement in their safety process.

See you at the West Virginia Construction & Design Expo – Booth #520

The West Virginia Construction & Design Expo is slated for 10 am – 8 pm on Wednesday, March 22, and from 8 am – noon on Thursday, March 23.

The event features more than 80 seminars and meetings, hundreds of exhibitors, and is expected to draw more than 5000 attendees. It is the region’s largest trade show for the construction, engineering, and architectural industries.

We hope you’ll make time to see Tri-State Roofing & Sheet Metal there. We’ll have representatives from our West Virginia locations and would like to meet you! Visit us in booth #520.

2017 West Virginia Construction & Design Expo
Charleston Civic Center
200 Civic Center Drive
Charleston, WV 25301

Sharing a little green this St. Patrick’s Day

img_7846-crop2With Saint Patrick’s Day coming up, it’s a good time to share this project with a little bit of green completed for one of our hospitality clients.

Starting with installation of a ballasted roof, pavers, and plant trays, we created a small green oasis for this hotel’s guests and workers to enjoy.

Green vegetative roofs like this can offer improved storm water control, air quality, and aesthetic benefits. As with other roof systems, they require proper design, installation, and maintenance by experienced professionals.

In addition, consideration of appropriate design loads must be addressed before the vegetative roof system is designed and installed.

Could your building benefit from a project with a little green? Our group can help.

March is National Ladder Safety Month

According to OSHA, falls from ladders account for about 20,000 injuries and 300 deaths each year.

With the goal of increasing awareness of ladder safety and decreasing ladder-related injuries and fatalities, the American Ladder Institute has established March, 2017 as the inaugural National Ladder Safety Month.

Organized in conjunction with this event, OSHA has scheduled a safety discussion of actual ladder-related tragedies, and ways those incidents could have been prevented. This discussion is scheduled for March 2 from 9-11:30 am, and may be viewed online. OSHA offers a wide range of resources to educate workers about potential hazards associated with improper ladder use.

Our group takes ladder safety seriously. From selection of the right ladder for the expected load capacity, type of work being done, and correct height–to ladder inspection, potential hazards (power lines, foot traffic, openings near ladder base), proper angle (1 foot away from building for every 4 feet in eave height), and importance of securement at the base and top of the ladder–we plan, equip, and train our people to recognize and minimize hazards related to ladder use.

Ladder safety is a part of our comprehensive safety program, “Working. Safe.” Our view: 100% of ladder-related injuries are preventable. If you would like to learn more about all the ways we help to keep our workforce safe, contact the Tri-State/Service Group office nearest you.

“Working. Safe.” It’s what we do. It’s how we do it.


Roofing is dangerous work. When you choose the Tri-State/Service Group, you’re partnering with an experienced and safe roofing contractor.

Working. Safe. is the embodiment of 94 years of safety experience into our comprehensive safety program. We’ve set a goal for ourselves of zero incidents and zero injuries on the job. Achieving a goal like this takes a combination of program elements and consistent application of all we’ve learned.

It started with setting safety as our number one priority. Beginning with safety orientation for new hires, our efforts are supported with ongoing and engaging safety training, mentorship, auditing, communication, evaluation, and enforcement. Our group has an in-house safety and risk manager. We prepare job safety analyses and execute our safety program including all rules, regulations, and procedures. We do not cut corners. Experience and practices like these have gotten us closer than ever to our goal: zero incidents and zero injuries.

Contact the Tri-State/Service Group office nearest you to learn more about Working. Safe.

Punxsutawney Phil has spoken: 6 more weeks of winter

Punxsutawney Phil has been described as “Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary” and is purported to be 100% accurate in his predictions. Historical weather records show about a 65% accuracy rate, however. Groundhog fans chalk this up to misinterpretation on the part of Phil’s handlers.

NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) reports are less optimistic. “There is no predictive skill for the groundhog during the most recent years of the analysis,” according to a quote from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information in USA Today.

Last year, Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring, and was correct. Now that Phil has spoken for 2017, is your roof ready for six more weeks of winter’s cold temperatures, high winds, and precipitation? Expansion and contraction of building components as a result of winter’s temperature changes can result in damage to your roof, and leaks. Contact us – we can help.

Anything out of metal — Yes, we can make that: tanks

If it’s made of metal, we can help.

Our group custom-fabricated these tanks as part of a generator/engine for a transportation client.

Four rectangular tanks measuring 3′ x 2′ x 1-1/2′ were built of 1/8-inch 304 stainless steel. Designed to hold a water solution, they include various ports, a site-glass assembly, and mounting brackets.

The round atmospheric tank and support table were also built of 1/8-inch 304 stainless steel. The tank is held in place by 3-inch retaining straps.

Our group built and installed these components based on specifications provided by the customer. Note vessels are non-ASME rated.

What can we build for you?

Happy First Day of Winter!

Help protect workers from cold stress.

Outdoor work requires proper preparation, especially in severe winter weather conditions. The US Department of Labor offers tips for dressing for outdoor workers:

  • Wear at least three layers of loose fitting clothing. Layering provides better insulation.
  • An inner layer of wool, silk or synthetic (polypropylene) to keep moisture away from the body. Thermal wear, wool, silk or polypropylene, inner layers of clothing that will hold more body heat than cotton.
  • A middle layer of wool or synthetic to provide insulation even when wet.
  • An outer wind and rain protection layer that allows some ventilation to prevent overheating.
  • Tight clothing reduces blood circulation. Warm blood needs to be circulated to the extremities. Insulated coat/jacket (water resistant if necessary)
  • Knit mask to cover face and mouth (if needed)
  • Hat that will cover your ears as well. A hat will help keep your whole body warmer. Hats reduce the amount of body heat that escapes from your head.
  • Insulated gloves (water resistant if necessary), to protect the hands
  • Insulated and waterproof boots to protect the feet

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