IKO Announces Collaboration With Labor Central To Help Contractors Find Crews Online

Tuesday, November 29 2022

Collaboration offers IKO ROOFPRO® members a unique and enticing discount for this valuable online resource.

 [Wilmington, DE] — November 29, 2022. IKO Industries, a leading global manufacturer of roofing products, and Labor Central, an online labor marketplace, announce their new collaboration. Today’s news will make IKO the first major roofing manufacturer to offer Labor Central’s services at a special rate for members of their loyalty program, IKO ROOFPRO. ROOFPRO members will enjoy Labor Central’s benefits, which include geo-targeted crew sourcing, 24/7 automated alerts and crew profiles. 

In establishing this agreement, IKO seeks to further support its ROOFPRO members who may face labor shortage issues and other challenges related to securing workers for their projects. It also serves as a resource for roofers who are looking for additional work. “Roofing contractors are sometimes forced to turn down jobs due to the lack of manpower. They can now use the Labor Central platform to connect with freelance help as an overflow option or even to expand into new regions,” explains Jack Gottesman, IKO’s contractor channels director. Once ROOFPROs are connected with their new Labor Central-generated manpower resources, they can evaluate available crews in order to ensure that the fit is right before anyone heads up onto a roof. “Being the first manufacturer to team up with Labor Central is thrilling. We’re confident that their platform will offer our ROOFPRO members an important tool to address the debilitating consequences that labor shortages can have on a roofing business,” added Gottesman. 

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) — a national construction trade association — has released alarming data regarding the gap between projected construction spending and available labor in the U.S. Citing the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, ABC’s reporting makes clear that they expect labor shortages to continue into 2023 and potentially beyond. Roofers looking for a reprieve can lean on Labor Central’s offering, which was specifically created to provide advantages in skilled labor sourcing. 

“Our industry is innovating, and Labor Central is at the forefront, offering creative solutions for today’s increasing demands for skilled labor,” said Jason Stanley, Labor Central’s founder. “We are excited to work with IKO, the first roofing manufacturer in North America to be featured on our website with a unique domain and offer an attractive discount for their loyalty program members.” 

ROOFPRO members can learn more at the IKO landing page of Labor Central’s website. Contractors can sign up by visiting iko.laborcentral.com or the partner page on the ROOFPRO portal. Click, join and start connecting with crews today for their project demands. 

About IKO
IKO is a worldwide leader in the roofing, waterproofing and insulation industry for residential and commercial markets. Committed to a high level of vertical integration, IKO operates more than 35 manufacturing plants throughout North America and Europe. IKO is a family-owned business, established in 1951. 

Jack Gottesman at IKO – jackg@iko.com | 847.894.4303 

About Labor Central, Inc.
Labor Central is a subscription-based search and matching platform connecting contractors to crews where they need them when they need them. Based in Bedford, Texas, and privately held, this SaaS platform currently serving growing U.S. markets since launching in 2021. For more information, visit www.laborcentral.com. 

Eric Carlisle, CMO/CTO at Labor Central. info@laborcentral.com | Customer support 682.228.2885. 

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