April 12, 2016
Collierville, Tenn., April 12, 2016 - IPS Corporation’s Plumbing Division is pleased to announce the acquisition of Roof Top Blox®. Roof Top Blox is a non-metallic pipe support system, designed with contractor input to address the wide variety of Plumbing, HVAC, Refrigeration, and Electrical piping applications on a multitude of commercial roof types.
Roof Top Blox will be integrated into the Plumbing and Roofing sales organizations and will be inventoried in IPS’ two US master distribution centers, as well as in Canada. The Roof Top Blox will be available under the IPS “One Order, One Shipment, One Invoice” program. “This acquisition further strengthens the IPS product offering by adding another reliable brand under the IPS umbrella.” said IPS Corp. Plumbing Division President Nick Cassella. “We are committed to investing and growing our construction products business in a manner that further solidifies our market position while enhancing our product offering for wholesalers and contractors.”
Please visit www.rooftopblox.com for complete product support.
Roof Top Blox® are designed specifically as roof supports to be used on commercial roof piping support and platform support applications. This revolutionary roof top support block system works with height extension rods, pipe support brackets, pipe roller brackets, strut support brackets, and more. Versatile enough for every roof plumbing support, roof piping support, and roof platform support.
Roof Top Blox of Ellington, CT - The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) R&T has issued certification of Roof Top Blox to the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and IAPMO IGC298-2013 in the U.S. and Canada. IAPMO certification confirms Roof Top Blox has passed extensive physical property testing complying with the new IGC standard. Now engineers and contractors can confidently install Roof Top Blox knowing it meets these rigourous new requirements for roof piping and mechanical support blocks.
IAPMO R&T is the leading certification agency for plumbing products in North America. The Uniform Plumbing Code was developed by IAPMO to govern installations and inspections of plumbing systems as a means of maintaining the health, safety and welfare of the public. In order to obtain this certification, Roof Top Blox were thoroughly tested in the areas of load bearing, impact resistance and water absorption.
Roof Top Blox are an adjustable roof top piping support system and the perfect solution for supporting piping and equipment on flat commercial roofs. They are user friendly and versatile, supporting every form of roof tip piping application in plumbing, gas, condensate, refrigeration and electrical conduit, HVAC units, ductwork, roof top walkways and mechanical equipment. Invented and manufactured in the United States, Roof Top Blox is the only roof top piping and mechanical support system to have obtained the cUPC certification.
Roof Top Blox of Ellington, CT was awarded Canadian Patent #2,675,158 — acknowledging and protecting the design of RTB-01—its unique and user friendly roof top piping support block.
Roof Top Blox of Ellington, CT was rently awarded U.S. Patent #7,731,131—acknowledging and protecting the design of RTB-01—its unique and user friendly roof top piping support block. RTB-01 is the first product of its type to incorporate fast and easy height adjustment for piping support rods through the use of molded-in, reinforced slots that capture and align the securing nuts. This feature quickens initial assembly, and also eliminates the need to dismantle the assembly for adjustment because the underside of the block no longer needs to be accessed.
Additional novel and patented design features include recessed top saddles that help organize piping, extended thread gripping reinforement that strenghtens the grip of clamping screws, and available securing brackets (SCB-07) that permanently secure the "Blox" to rooftops where the forces of wind, rain and snow loads are of concern. Details regarding all of the Blox advantages are available on the company website: www.rooftopblox.com.
Roof Top Blox of Ellington, CT announced it has improved its "Blox" (a patented roof top piping support block) through the incorporation of a new Polypropylene Copolymer resin that will withstand rooftop temperatures up to 200F.
The company website—www.rooftopblox.com—has also been enhanced, and now offers new applications drawings. This quick visual reference helps engineers and contractors quickly identify and specify the best support assembly for specific plumbing, piping, ducting, and mechanical support installations.