The Institute’s Sponsors

Founding Sponsors

Founded in 1886, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and commercial roofing systems, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. The company’s success is driven by a commitment to Advanced Quality, Industry Expertise, and Solutions Made Simple for contractors, specifiers, and property owners alike. In 2011, GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles. GAF has also developed Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology, which provides superior durability and wind resistance while reducing the use of natural resources. GAF also offers all major low-slope roofing technologies, including repair and maintenance products and roof restoration systems (often at half the cost of a new roof), as well as new roofing systems such as Everguard ® Extreme TPO.


Headquartered in Sweden, ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience. Since its formation in 1994, ASSA ABLOY has grown from a regional company into an international group with over 40,000 employees, operations in 70 countries, and annual sales exceeding US$7 billion. The company is a leader in electronic access control and has pioneered energy-saving Power Over Ethernet (PoE) technology. In the U.S. the company includes such well-known brands as Sargent, Yale, and Corbin Russwin. ASSA ABLOY has also become a leader in the sustainability movement, embracing Health Products Declarations, carbon emission reductions, and comprehensive sustainability reporting.






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