NRCA Members TEMA Roofing, Bridgestone Americas Repairs and Replaces Roof System of an 85,000 square-foot Food Bank


In early 2015, the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank of Akron, Ohio realized the roof system of the 85,000 square foot facility it had recently relocated to, had been leaking for quite some time.

Foodbank COO Laura Bennett knew a leaking roof system could threaten operations because it would put facility out of compliance with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) quality requirements.

Bennett contacted Bridgestone Americas, parent company of Firestone Building Products to provide supplies for the facility’s new roof system. Bridgestone Americas was happy to contribute supplies to the project, and TEMA Roofing Company, Girard, Ohio, was enlisted to repair and replace the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank’s roof system. The team was able to craft a pricing model that resulted in significant savings for the food bank.IMG_1087.JPG

With just three months to complete the project, TEMA Roofing Services began work on the roof system of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank in August 2015.

Because many members of the community rely on the foodbank for emergency food assistance, it was required the facility stay fully operational during construction. TEMA Roofing Services worked with the staff of the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank to coordinate the full removal of two existing roof systems and installation of a new one.

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completed on time without interference to the facility and with significant savings. This was made possible by the vision, leadership, coordination and support from all the team members.

Going forward, TEMA Roofing Services LLC will be donating its on-going preventative maintenance services, adding to the savings and extending the life of the Akron Canton Regional Foodbank’s new roof system.

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