In 1977, Conklin first introduced their formulated acrylic roofing coatings, which according to their website offers “superior protection against the elements and provide(s) substantial energy efficiency.”
These days, that same formula has left businesses and homeowners alike feeling extremely satisfied with Conklin.
Last week, Dmitry and Roofing Insights took a trip to Shakopee, Minnesota to tour one of their facilities.
While there, Early Krueger (Conklin Research and Development Manager) and Warren Yutzy (Conklin Company) showed Dmitry around their building, a facility that according to Krueger focuses predominantly on roofing.
Krueger estimated that 65% of their business is roofing-related, another 25% comes from agriculture, and the final 10% consists of everything else their company offers.
Even though their agricultural department isn’t as big as the roofing side of things, Conklin still produces mass amounts of fertilizer.
“Our record for one day is 103,000 gallons,”
The fertilizer generates a lot of heat and energy, but that can also lead to problems.
“We had an issue one time with an extremely virulent, wild mold,”
Krueger said, going on to explain how the problem expanded so much that they had to tweak their preservative packages.
Fortunately for roofers, Conklin has never had issues with their roofing products. While some may balk at the coating Conklin offers, other roofers rave about the benefits.
Additionally, if you’re subscribed to Roofing Insights, you’re familiar with Brent Simmons, our new co-host on the channel. Brent loves skylights, and so does Conklin.
On the top of their facility, Conklin has installed skylights, and the new models are impeccable. Watch the video so you can see them for yourself!
As the Conklin tour continued…
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