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“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

West Virginia Capitol Office Building 3 featured in national building contractor magazine


US Builders Review, a magazine for leading construction executives, has featured a story about the adaptive reuse of West Virginia Capitol Office Building 3 on the cover of its latest issue.

Built in the early 1950’s, West Virginia Capitol Office Building 3 originally housed the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles.

Paramount Builders and architecture firm PWWG worked together to preserve and restore this Charleston landmark located directly across from the West Virginia state capitol dome. The project had an important goal of maintaining the building’s distinctive historic character as it was modernized for functionality.

Architects worked with the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office and the Capitol Building Commission to identify important components of the building that define its historic character. They noted exterior elements including the limestone and granite façade, bronze windows, and the building’s distinctive clay tile roof that sets it apart from other buildings in the capitol complex.

Paramount Builders selected Tri-State Roofing & Sheet Metal to install new matching clay tiles from the manufacturer of the original product, Ludowici Roof Tile Company.

With a goal of LEED Silver guiding its design, the building is a modern, well-functioning office space that has retained its defining historic character.

See the article here

Just in time for Halloween: scary things on the roof

scary-things-on-the-roofWho knows what might be lurking up there on the roof: blisters, punctures, cracking, blocked drains, clogged gutters, corrosion, membrane tears.

The best way to tackle the fear is to meet it head-on–with a roof inspection.

Our group will clean the drains of debris and can identify and repair minor roof problems which left unchecked could lead to more expensive repairs. Larger issues will be documented and detailed in a report along with a proposal including suggested solutions.

You’ll be forewarned and forearmed with information and strategies to get the most out of your roof.

Who knows, you might prevent something really scary from happening.

Schedule an inspection

Anything out of metal — Yes, we can make that: dust collection system components

DustCollectionFabricationThese custom-fabricated components are part of a complex dust collection system for a manufacturing client.

The tee pictured in the inset is built of 1/4-inch carbon steel and measures 14 feet long and 67 inches in diameter. The 11′ x 20′ extraction hood is fabricated from 3/8-inch carbon steel.

Tri-State/Service Group built and installed these components based on engineering drawings provided by our customer.

Area industries look to us for help with custom metal pieces that aid with material handling, workflow, access, and improve safety and environmental control.

What can we build for you?

America’s 11 most endangered historic places announced.

delta-queen450 The National Trust released its 29th annual list of endangered places in the United States it believes are at greatest risk of being lost.

Among its endangered places for 2016 is the Delta Queen steamboat. Built in 1926, today it is among the very last of its kind. The trust hopes this recognition will help the Delta Queen reestablish her grandfathered status allowing her to once again sail the Mississippi River, and support efforts to provide long-term protection for the boat’s historic integrity.

Since 1988, the list has included more than 270 threatened one-of-a-kind treasures. Fewer than 5% have been lost.

Here are the 11 most endangered places for 2016 (in alphabetical order):
1. Azikiwe-Nkrumah Hall at Lincoln University, Lincoln, Pennsylvania
2. Bears Ears, Southeastern Utah
3. Charleston Naval Hospital District, North Charleston, South Carolina
4. Delta Queen, Houma, Louisiana
5. El Paso’s Chihuahuita and El Segundo Barrio Neighborhoods, Texas
6. Embarcadero Historic District, San Francisco, California
7. Historic Downtown Flemington, New Jersey
8. James River, James City County, Virginia
9. Lions Municipal Golf Course, Austin, Texas
10. Mitchell Park Domes, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
11. The Sunshine Mile, Tucson, Arizona

America’s 11 most endangered historic places 2016

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