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At AJT Roofing and Contracting, we are proud to partner with Malarkey Roofing Products®, a leader in eco-friendly and high-performance roofing shingles. Malarkey is the first in the industry to implement Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags in their shingles and bundles, revolutionizing product identification, inventory management, and quality enhancement.

In this article, we’ll explore how Malarkey’s RFID technology benefits manufacturers, distributors, contractors, and insurance companies. Discover how this innovative approach optimizes operations and ensures superior product quality, aligning with our commitment to top-tier roofing solutions. Join us as we explore the future of roofing with Malarkey and AJT Roofing and Contracting.

Malarkey Shingles RFID Microchip Tags.

First in the Industry to Implement Microchips in Shingles and Bundles

Enhancing Product Identification for Insurance and Warranty Purposes

Assisting in Inventory Management and Quality Enhancement

Portland, Oregon – Malarkey Roofing Products®, a frontrunner in eco-friendly, high-performance roofing shingles and part of the Holcim Building Envelope, reveals the incorporation of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags in their shingle product lines.

Benefits of RFID Tracking

Nancy Teague, VP of Engineering, states:

“RFID tracking offers numerous advantages for logistics and production at Malarkey Roofing Products. It will enable us to further optimize our operations and better serve our customers in the short term. In the long run, the capability to monitor our products’ lifecycles not only substantiates our superior quality and performance claims but also significantly bolsters our circular roofing endeavors.”

What Are RFID Tags?

RFID tags are tiny microchips commonly found in contemporary hotel room keys or anti-theft systems in clothing stores. Unlike barcodes, RFID tags can be scanned even if hidden or not in direct view. Moreover, the tags can be read inside containers, providing bulk information quickly, as opposed to individually.

Application in Shingle Manufacturing

In shingle manufacturing, this technology aids Malarkey’s team by supplying enhanced feedback. RFID tags are linked to a timestamp for more precise tracking of materials for quality data. The tags offer improved visibility into completed product inventories and the utilization of raw materials.

Advantages for Distributors and Contractors

Roofing material distributors and contractors can scan shingles to obtain the unique tag IDs within the pallet. Insurance companies will also gain from Malarkey’s new RFID tags, as they enable better identification of shingles for claims processing. The information can verify roof identification for warranty registration and additional customer support.

Implementation and Future Plans

Currently, only shingles and shingle bundles from Malarkey’s Oklahoma City facility are equipped with RFID tags, with Portland and South Gate plants soon to follow suit.

In subsequent phases, Malarkey plans to link these numbers to sales orders, allowing the company to confirm outbound shipments and correlate their receipt with the corresponding order.

Discover the Future of Roofing with Malarkey Roofing Products®

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Malarkey Roofing Products® is leading the way in incorporating RFID microchip tags, enhancing tracking, quality, and performance. Trust AJT Roofing and Contracting for your roofing needs, and experience cutting-edge, eco-friendly solutions tailored to your project. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you benefit from the latest in roofing technology.

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