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Dade County Ring Shank Nails



Important Miami Dade County Nail Update
May 11, 2018


Dear Valued Customer;

On Monday May 7, 2018 CMI was informed by Miami-Dade County that our Listing Approval on Ring Shank Coil Roofing Nails would be rescinded. Our approval has subsequently been removed from the Miami-Dade website and CMI Ring Shank Coil Roofing Nails cannot be used as an approved fastener.

Dade County randomly pulled a box from a single CMI customer in Miami, a random coil was then selected and tested for conformance to ASTM G85. While we feel this is an exception to the product we have been selling problem-free in the market, those are the Miami-Dade rules that we were aware of, and CMI must comply with their findings.

What to do now?

If you have any of our CMI Ring Shank Coil Roofing Nails in your stock, please quarantine them immediately, and notify us to discuss how to handle this inventory. Remember, it is not approved for use where Dade County Listing Approval is required.

Where do we go from here?

• CMI is not abandoning the South Florida market that we have supported for 30 years, and it remains very important to us.
• We are working with the production facility and testing company to prepare an improved product and go through the testing process. This will take some time.
• We will be required to re-apply for Miami-Dade certification and a new listing.

We are committed to making this happen as quickly as possible and will keep you, our valued customers and partners, informed as we proceed.

We are deeply sorry for this situation and will diligently work towards a resolution, keeping you abreast as events and progress occur. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Continental Materials, Inc. (CMI) is a national supplier of roofing system component materials and known for BUR (built-up roofing) asphalt with “No Smell”™ odor eliminating technology and its WeatherSeal™ protective packaging, All-Weather™ asphalt felts and coated organic rolls, CMI All-Weather™ modified bitumen rolls, SureGrip™ construction fasteners and roofing nails, Continental’s eco-friendly high density fiberboard roof insulation board and a premium line of SecureGrip™ synthetic roof underlayment products that are sold and used widely throughout the country. CMI has provided value added products and superior service to the roofing industry since 1958.

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