b'L cia!if abums, andregional manager and he had "nosp fications. burdenschoolecistudents are injured, because thecomment.\'If this changes, weThese specifications are known roofing system,rh~~will publish its comments.inthe industry as"prop e____ _,;;;.J=.L.lll.&Ji.=;_.ri tary _which it know- specs," and they co in many me inglyputinmmmmmmmmOther VoicesCathy Mongforms .the competition grew As place,caughtBy Steve Bennis andheated, T d p its prices remcorop ed fireincondi EB EEH:Hr m- Dayton Daily News, excerpts areformaterialsby33perctions where a7B3fHas follows:according to do obta ent, ULcumentsined 790 Fire Classi L.JLby the DaytonNews. Five Daily fication roofing~__,.The Wright State Feudgallons of base sheet adhesive, for systemwouldA funny thing happenedlaste p went from $71.25 ail xam le,panot have ignited.Finally,J.ciesyear when Wright State Universityto $47.03. Aof elastome c _ rollriand more important, is theS!Jrequ specific U.L.assistant director of pla lfla ngfrom $1 5 ire thenning Bil shi dropped15.9 to school district\'s callous disregard790 ticriteria. What they doBattelle threw out roof replace $76.53 . re-test tor quoted specifications an iso require is an acceptable Class A,ment desig written by two rival.Thejob\'sfinalcost: ns isendemic toom mpanies.cco ding lated episode, oritB orC testseriesoverc manufacturingco He$211,700. The estimate a rother school districts in the statebu ornon-combustiblesaved up to $146,300Thoseto Tp specificastible.remco\'s pro osed ofwho are willing to cutdecksfroma recognizedtestspecifications, depending upontions:$358,000.Garland\'s: Missouri comers tosavemoneyintheagency.F allpracticalpur how they are written, can elimi $241,900 or. short term?poses, ASTM E-108 and UL 790natelowbiddersbyfavoring . These citizens ofare identical."productsmanufacturedbythe Missouri deserve to be protected from theQuite frankly the above, on thesame company that wrote the bidC on page 12 ontinued potential calamities which maysurface (and maybe down deep) befall them iffind themselvesdoes not pass the smell testinBRING they in aor otherfactthearoma fire disasterwhichQuite franklyisdownright could have beenthe above, on therepugnant.It preventedhadcomesacross constructionsurface (and maybein such a poor specificationsdown deep) doesfashionthat been followed."perhaps someThis letter wasnot pass the smelllh iisbeing ng sentoutbyaoverlooked, Tremcohiredtestin fact theandthere\'s attorney.Aaroma is downrightanother side to Tremcointernalthis sto With ry. memoranda,repugnant.that thought, a however, appearsthe school dis the secondHecallwasmadeYOUR tocontradictitstoourfriend lawyer\'s claim thatbidder a a ndTremco trict purchased asystemapplicator.was asked what he roofing with an inferior fire-retardant stan knew about this letter to the Misdard.Intact, just theoppositesouriAttorneyGeneral.Fortuappears to be the case, as can benately, thiscontractor wasnotELMENDORF. recipient notedin Tremco\'s memodatedinvolved and was not a June12,1987,Re:Fire-Testof the letter.We con tokeii.Every shingle we moke complies with the MRCA recomwhich states:"The ASTM E-108I askedthecontractorifhemendalion to meet ASTM D3462 requirements. Including the specifirntion for.11 Fire-Test has been successfullywould contact the Tremco repre tear strengthasmeasured on the Elmendorf pendulum tear tester.Thal\'sol calibrated to the standards of thesentative,toseeiftherewasdaim na other manufocturer con make.~ ~ UnderwritersLaboratoriesinanother side to this story, and ifVisit us on the Internet at www.certointeed.com ar call 1-800-782-8777,, Northbrook, Illinois. None of theso would Tremco like toand ask for ASTM proof.CertainTeed! respond.El-3 three major building-code agen- Thecontractorcontactedthe'