Last week marked the annual International Roofing Expo (IRE) in New Orleans, LA – and as per usual, it was a fun, invigorating and hectic three days! As a part of the Vermont Slate Association, I had a booth located on the trade show floor where Bob Williams of Newmont Slate and I met some great folks from all types of businesses and organizations and had the opportunity to see some innovative new products. We also had the pleasure of speaking at length with the ‘god father’ of slate and author of ‘The Slate Bible’, Joseph Jenkins.
Speaking of innovative products, we offered a sneak peak of our new slate roofing system called Mansion Slate © at the show. It significantly reduces installation labor costs, is easier to handle, eliminates sorting and allows for quick and easy fixes should a shingle crack. We had a great response from the attendees at IRE and will have a full product launch and more info in the coming weeks. If you are interested in learning more, contact me here. In interim, enjoy some images from the show.