On Wednesday, May 11, Duro-Last was pleased to host roofing industry luminaries Dick Fricklas and Jerry Teitsma at our corporate headquarters in Saginaw, Michigan. Dick and Jerry came as part of a plant tour arranged by Duro-Last independent sales representative Tom Allen of Aurora, Colorado.
Dick and Jerry are esteemed throughout the roofing industry as reliable and informed resources, and they make it a point to keep abreast of manufacturing trends and other roofing industry developments. From all indications, both gentlemen were impressed with the production capabilities and attention to detail in Duro-Last’s manufacturing operation.
Dick Fricklas is an educator and author. Before retiring from full-time employment, Fricklas was technical director at the Roofing Industry Educational Institute (RIEI), which is no longer in operation. He co-authored the Manual of Low-Slope Roof Systems, considered one of the most important reference books in the commercial roofing industry.
Jerry Teitsma, a roofing and waterproofing consultant, was the Director of Educational Services for the Roof Consultants Institute from 2001 to 2010. He is currently the Assistant to the Director of Educational Services.