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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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Continental Materials Announces the addition of Colin Staley to the CMI Team – Supporting Sales and Market Development

September 11, 2023

Dear Valued Customer, Abington, PA (9/23) – Continental Materials, Inc. (CMI) is excited to announce that Colin Staley has joined the CMI team in the role of Assistant Regional Manager for Roofing and Specialty Fasteners. “We are happy to add a person with Colin’s experience and industry knowledge in both commercial roofing and the construction fastener business. His years in sales and support in the roofing and specialty fastener products sectors will be a strong asset to CMI as we continue to expand our business and product offering in targeted markets”, says Mike Sinclair, Mike CMI Sr VP Sales – […]

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Continental Materials Announces the addition of Crystal Heitmeier to the CMI Team – Supporting Sales and Market Development

September 11, 2023

Dear Valued Customer, Abington, PA (9/23) – Continental Materials, Inc. (CMI) is happy to announce that Crystal Heitmeier has joined the CMI team taking on the role of Assistant Regional Sales Manager. “We are excited to add a person with Crystal’s varied background in the roofing industry. Her experience in roofing sales and distribution in the building products sectors will be a great asset to CMI as we continue to expand our business in targeted markets”, says Dave Dickherber, CMI SR VP Sales and Director of National Accounts. “With the addition of Crystal, we continue to show our commitment to the […]

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CMI Announces Additions to the CMI Team – Supporting Sales & Marketing Development in Florida & the Northeast

June 20, 2023

Dear Valued Customer, Abington, PA (6/23) – Continental Materials, Inc. (CMI) is happy to announce that Dave Lusk and Lane Finley have joined the CMI team taking on the roles of Assistant Regional Sales Managers. “We are excited to add managers of this caliber with years of experience and construction industry knowledge. Their years in sales and distribution management in the building products sectors will be a strong asset to CMI as we continue to expand our business and product offering in various target markets”, says Mike Sinclair, CMI VP Sales – Mid-South Region. “In these new positions, Lane and Dave […]

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Price Increase Announcement – CMI Asphalt

May 5, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Price Increase Announcement – AsphaltEffective:  May 29, 2023Nationwide Dear Valued Customer; Please be advised that due to rising asphalt, transportation, and other costs, the price of all Continental Materials roofing asphalt products will increase between 3% and 5% nationwide effective with shipments May 29, 2023. Availability may be limited and any material that ships after the increase date will be at the new price. Since supply is extremely limited, 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 […]

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CMI Announces Florida Region Expansion

April 5, 2023

Dear Valued Customer, Abington, PA (4/04/23) – Continental Materials, Inc. (CMI) announces sales region expansion to include Central and South Florida market areas. We are happy to note that Richard Kasper ll will now provide sales support to both the South Florida and Central Florida markets as Regional Manager for CMI. Rich is a South Florida native with over a decade of experience in the Southeastern Florida market and will now cover the Palm Beach, Broward and Dade counties. He will continue to be value and service focused toward our roofing distribution customers in this expanded sales area. Rich reports to Mike Sinclair, Vice President of Sales […]

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Continental Materials, Inc. Announces Promotions

February 7, 2023

Dear Valued Customer, Abington, PA (1/06/23) – Continental Materials, Inc. (CMI) has announced the promotion of four key sales and corporate management people. Sean Fitzpatrick has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Sales for the Western US Regions including the West, North West and Great Plains market areas. Sean has been with CMI for more than 5 years and has focused on multiple region’s growth as well as working closely with CMI key customers ensuring success for our distribution customers. Richard Kasper ll has been promoted to Regional Sales Manager for Central and West Florida. He has most recently been working closely with distribution locations […]

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News from America’s Largest Roofing Nail Importer

September 6, 2022

Dear Valued Customer, Only CMI provides GUARANTEED pricing, with no hidden charges, and the best on time shipment performance, second to none from our own CMI controlled plants. And now, to support full transparency, our new ‘on-line container tracker’ which will allow our customers to be able to track their own containers through our new updated website. CMI is shipping 98% of all containers on time, but delivery issues are still prevalent in certain areas due to well documented port and rail backups effecting most Mid-West and Pac-West areas. Some containers arrive on time and may sit for weeks. This is also creating a global shortage […]

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Price Increase Announcement – Fiberboard

June 9, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Price Increase Announcement – Fiberboard Effective:  June 27, 2022 Nationwide Dear Valued Customer; Please be advised that due to rising costs in energy, materials, and transportation, there will be a price increase of 6% to 8% on all fiberboard and cant strip/tapered edge products nationwide effective with shipments June 27, 2022 (regardless of order date). All currently priced fiberboard orders and job quotes, are ‘Priced at Time of Shipment’, and must ship prior to June 27, 2022 to receive current pricing, please confirm any open quotes with CMI prior to this date. We strongly suggest you plan for your […]

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