LYNCHBURG, Va. - TriCity Insulation and Building Products of Raleigh, N.C., was the winner of a $70,000 roll former from wholesaler N.B. Handy Co., Fabral Architectural Metals and MetalForming Inc.

The contractor won a Schlebach Quadro Plus portable roll-forming machine as part of a drawing during the MetalCon International trade show Oct. 4-6 in Rosemont, Ill.

"Winning the Quadro opens all types of new business opportunities to us," said Tom Metzger, branch manager of TriCity. "It will have a huge impact on our revenue and allow us to open an entirely new market in commercial roofing, something we've been thinking of doing for some time."

Metzger also said that the product would help the company expand its residential roofing sales, which comprise less than 10 percent of the company's revenue.

"I admit that when our N.B. Handy representative Sharon Bires called me, I had a hard time believing we had won," said Metzger. "Having the capabilities of the Quadro allows us to grow in ways that we've only begun to identify."

Claire Kilcoyne, MetalCon director, drew the winning entry at the MetalForming booth.

N.B. Handy announced the contest last February at the International Roofing Expo in Orlando, Fla., as a joint promotion with MetalForming, U.S. distributor of the Quadro Plus, and Fabral Architectural Metals, manufacturer of the SentriClad Kynar steel slit coils used in the Quadro.

"We were pleased to team with N.B. Handy to be a part of this contest, which has helped to raise awareness of the capabilities of the Quadro Plus," said Geoff Stone, CEO of MetalForming. "N.B. Handy is our largest dealer and their representatives have done an excellent job in promoting the metal roofing industry and showing what the Quadro can do on the jobsite."