b'Roof Decking, Continued from page 2 .buckling and visible patternsThefinalreportwastobe seen on a large numberthedistributed at a programwood ofon pullingoutaftertheroofs.In addition, the decksdecks at the annual convention membrane is fastened to themust be protected fromrainof the WSRCA in Seattle June deck.and moisture before applying13-15.It isappropriatethat\'"\' the finished roofs or bucklingfinalization of these studies be Recommendationswill occur.reported on the West Coast. It also becamequite clearDuring the NRCA program, aWith these studies on plywood, MIDWEST ROOFINGduring theinspectionsthatnew, four-page pamphlet titledthemostsignificantpartof CONTRACTORStherepresentativesof the"Proper lnsta11ation of APA finding solutions to the problems ASSOCIATION, INC.APwere not aware of theratedSheathingforRoofis the present spiritcooperation Aof 8725 Rosehill Road, Suite 210poor applicationthe veneerApplications" was distributed.that now exists. Lenexa, Kansas 66215-4611of and non-veneer roofThe pamphlet was developed (913) 599-6600decking of FAX(913) 599-6500theyrepresent.Therefore,through the effortsthe jointManufacturersof decking, coordinationmustbetask force as aresult of themembranesand shinglesand OFFICERSestablished between the deckfindingsofthefielddeck and membrane applicators DOUGLAS 0. KIRBERGmanufacturers (or APA) andinvestigations.areworkingtogethertofind Presidentthe deck applicators so thatsolutionstotheproblems and St. Louis, Missouri HARLAN HANSONthe decks are properly appliedToe pamphlet isaidassistpreparingguidelinesand anto Vice-Presidentto receive the roofing.aninvolvedin producingarecommendations so therecan Ames, Iowagoodroof system.Afinalbe trouble-free roofing for years CLIFFORD JOHNSONA setstandard applicationreportwi11beissuedwithto come. of Vice-Presidentproceduresmustbefindings and recommendations Tulsa, Oklahomadevelopedandused by theby the joint task force in the(Reprinted with permission of ANTHONY M. SPIGARELLIdeck applicators to avoid thenext several months.Contractors GuideMagazine) Secretary-Treasurer Minneapolis, Minnesota DIRECTORSInstalling a Computer, Continued from page 1 . L.B. MORRISthe other, a decision was made.Hardware was selected from a company that has always given us Kansas City, Missouri WILLIAM O\'BRIENgood service, IBM.Now the operating system of our estimate program was on DOS, along with West Chicago, Illinoisour word processing and the new accounting program is on AIX."No problem!" everyone said. MICHAEL PETTIGREW Fort Wayne, IndianaOnce installed, to our amazement, the DOS merge system was too slow to work efficiently.It GERALD SADLONlooked like back to Square One.At first no one believed us.How could such a small user have a Racine, Wisconsinproblem with a system sold by one ofin the world?However, once our JOHN D. STEPHENSONthe largest manufacturers Maryland Heights, Missouriproblem was identified the manufacturer has gone out Qf their way to help find a solution.And find course, ROBERT DANIELSit they did.OfI had to lay out more tight dollars.But I will have a very powerful set of El Paso, TexasPC30s hooked up by a token ring network booked to an IBM PC80.One that will have both DOS MICHAEL GOSTOMSKIand AIX capabilities. Winona, Minnesota RAYMOND L. HOSELTONEven thoughIwas beginning to doubt my sanity - one, for hiring a consultant and two, for buying Chenoa, Illinoissomething that didn\'t work - the consultant and the IBM people did make good in getting me a MARCUS 8. MANSON Kansas City, Missourisystem that will work.But it still amazed me that no one knew this untilIhad it installed. JAY REFIEUNA Lyons, IllinoisMoral ofWitness a working test of anything and everything you purchase in the exact the story: MICHAEL J. DALSINconfigurationyou aregoingtouseitby areputablecompany thathasinstalledthis same West Fargo, North Dakotaconfiguration more than once.Funny, sounds just like buying a roof.More later. BILL FEREM Humble, Texas ROBERT R. HANSEN Omaha, NebraskaMRCA Welcomes New Members ROBERT F. HUNTINGTON Indianapolis, IndianaWelcome Back ROBERT OSTERHOLTInter-City RoofingARI Roofing, Inc.! SI. Louis, Missouri1835 North 26th Street141 West 9th Avenue Kansas City, KS 66104N.Kansas City, MO 64116Ogden & Son Inc. DAVID KIELPINSKIMr.VernonL.HarrisMr.Bernie Belcher117 South Main Board Chairman of Milwaukee, WisconsinAttica, KS 67009 Hittle Roofing Systems, Inc.Mr.AlvinAOgden JAMES T. (TOM)STAFF3112 East Pike._,, KNIGHT Executive Directorz.anesville, OH 43701 Mr.Robert E. Hittle DEBBIE FANGMAN Administrative Manager Page 4'