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Continental Materials Announces Ralph Bove as Senior Vice President – Strategy and Growth

May 31, 2024

Dear Valued Customer, Abington, PA (6/03/2024) – Continental Materials, Inc. (CMI) is happy to announce that Ralph Bove has joined the CMI team filling a newly created role of Sr. VP – Strategy and Growth. “We are excited to make this addition to our team. Ralph’s experience in the roofing distribution business and his vast industry knowledge makes him a strong asset to CMI as we continue to expand our business and product offerings nationally”, says Peter Fischer, CMI President and CEO. “With the addition of Ralph, and his professional capabilities, we continue to show our commitment to the industry […]

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Continental Materials Announces Tony Aguilar as STAFDA Specialty Fastener – Western Region Sales Manager

May 29, 2024

Dear Valued Customer, Abington, PA (6/3/2024) – Continental Materials, Inc. (CMI) is proud to announce that Tony Aguilar has joined the CMI team filling a newly created role of Regional Sales Manager – West for the STAFDA Specialty Fasteners business. “We are excited to make this new addition to our team. Tony’s experience in the nail and fastener business and his broad industry knowledge makes him a great asset to CMI as we continue to expand our business and product offering nationally”, says Len Ayers, CMI Sr. V.P. – STAFDA Group. “With the addition of Tony, and his professional capabilities, […]

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Roofing Nails – Ocean Freight and Policy Information

May 14, 2024

May 13, 2024 Dear Valued Customer, To our valued customers: Many of our customers may have of recently heard of ocean freight increases or been impacted by what has been going on with ocean freight beginning in the first quarter of 2024. Many importers, that have no investment in their own supply chain or do not have staffing on the ground to manage their nail business, can easily quote low numbers as they have done in the past. The same dynamics are now in play; based on the current announced ocean freight increases, if their freight numbers don’t work out, […]

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Price Increase Announcement – Fiberboard

February 19, 2024

Dear Valued Customer, To our valued customers: Please be advised that due to rising costs in energy, materials, and transportation, there will be a price increase of 5% to 7% on all fiberboard and cant strip/tapered edge products nationwide effective with shipments April 01, 2024 (regardless of order date). All currently priced fiberboard orders and job quotes must ship prior to April 01, 2024 to receive current pricing, please confirm any open quotes with CMI prior to this date. For special job quotes, revised pricing, or any related fiberboard questions, please contact your local CMI Sales Representative or CMI Customer […]

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CMI Increase Announcement: Continental Asphalt

February 5, 2024

Dear Valued Customer, Please be advised that due to rising asphalt, transportation, packaging, and other costs, the price of all Continental Materials roofing asphalt products will increase between 3% and 5% nationwide effective with shipments February 26, 2024. Any material that ships after the increase date will be at the new price, please plan accordingly.    You will receive your new delivered pricing from your local CMI Sales Rep or you can call CMI Customer Service at 1-800-247-6637.  All prior quotes for shipments after the effective date must be re-confirmed to be valid. All Continental Asphalt is produced with our […]

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CMI Expands Support Thru Innovation

January 31, 2024

Dear Valued Customer, COME SEE NATURASEAL ISW AND THE ENTIRE CMI FAMILY OF PRODUCTS AT THE IRE BOOTH #4295 Continental Materials now brings the low slope roofing market Naturaseal ISW PMA – Performance Coating for a Healthy Planet: Since 1958 CMI has provided products that make Residential and Commercial Roofing Systems perform better. For low slope projects, our CMI No-Smell roofing asphalt ‘Paks’ and eco-Board non-asphaltic roof recovery board simplify application. For steep slope roofing and building construction, CMI has supported the industry with high quality SureGrip fasteners and accessories as well as premier SecureGrip synthetic roof underlayments and HT […]

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Price Increase on all CMI Synthetic Underlayments

January 8, 2024

Dear Valued Customer, To our valued customers: Please be advised that due to significant increases in freight, polymers, and other production costs, the price of all Continental Materials synthetic underlayment products will increase between 5% and 12% nationwide. Current global tensions have put unprecedented pressure on container transportation and other costs that impact these products. • 10-12% increase – All Mechanically-attached Synthetic Underlayments• 5-9% increase – All Self-adhered Underlayments• Price Increase on All Warehouse Shipments – Effective: 3/1/2024• Price Increase on Shipments Ex. Plant – Effective: 3/1/2024 (regardless of order date) Your CMI representative will be in touch with you […]

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Global shipping crises caused by Red Sea issues impacting freight

January 8, 2024

Dear Valued Customer, To our valued customers: CMI is committed to bringing updates regarding freight, logistics and trends in the global market that affect the roofing industry. In the first 8 days of 2024 ocean freight has skyrocketed close to 60% from late ’23 rates. There is an additional 50% increase announced for the balance of January. Total freight increases in this 30 day time frame are exceeding 110% and in some cases are over $5,000 a container or close to $3.00 a box of roofing nails (as an example). Click here for related news on Freight Waves CMI has […]

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Surcharges Are Here / Suez Crises / Panama Canal

December 20, 2023

Dear Valued Customer, To our valued customers: Though freight had seemed to be leveling out at a pre pandemic level, the recent world issues have begun to impact container freight in more than one way. We have been notified that effective January 1, steamship lines will be implementing a $1,000 ocean freight surcharge on all routes based on a 40 ft container. This can’t be avoided. Additionally, space is extremely tight and transit times will be delayed up to 3 weeks with the re-routing of ships. Less sophisticated shippers of cargo will have trouble securing space or even be able […]

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