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Malarkey Timeline

1950
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1956

Herbert Malarkey begins a new manufacturing venture named Herbert Malarkey Paper Company, which later became Malarkey Roofing Products. Malarkey begins operation with saturated felt rolls.

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1959

Malarkey begins researching the use of fiberglass mat in shingles.

1960
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1960

Malarkey produces their first 3-tab shingle.

1970
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1975

Michael Malarkey assumes the position of President of Malarkey Roofing Products and installs the first random lay inorganic fiberglass mat machine in Western North America.

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1976

Malarkey introduces fiberglass mat to 3-tab shingles and gives them the first 20-year warranty in the industry. The same year, Malarkey introduces the fiberglass Built-Up Roofing (BUR) system.

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1976

Malarkey begins research on the use of Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene (SBS) polymers in roofing products.

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1977

Malarkey introduces the first metric fiberglass shingle in North America. The same year, Malarkey introduces the first SBS polymer modified base sheet in North America.

1980
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1981

Malarkey is awarded the first Class 'A' fire rating for any SBS Built-Up Roofing system over wood decking.

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1984

Malarkey partners with the City of Portland and installs a methane recovery pipeline from the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant. The renewable methane reduces Malarkey's natural gas consumption by over 80 percent.

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1985

Malarkey receives the State of Oregon's Governor's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Energy Conservation for its methane recovery program.

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1986

Malarkey introduces the first SBS polymer modified roofing shingle, The Alaskan®, a benchmark for shingle quality in North America.

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1987

Malarkey introduces Styrene-Ethylene-Butylene-Styrene (SEBS) mopping asphalt, which provides improved thermal performance and resistance to UV degradation.

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1988

Malarkey is the first manufacturer to convert fiberglass BUR roll products to metric.

1990
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1993

The Alaskan® shingle is a cover story in the Miami Herald for being the first shingle to meet the 110 mph Miami-Dade building code requirement for wind.

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1994

Malarkey produces the first 3M Algae Block shingle, the Hurricane™, which would later be known as The Alaskan® with Scotchgard™.

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1997

Malarkey introduces the first SBS polymer modified laminate shingle, the Legacy®.

2000
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2001

Malarkey obtains patent for The Zone®, which tapers and extends the architectural shingle nailing strip to one of the largest in the industry, to address laminated architectural installation issues.

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2003

Malarkey becomes the first manufacturer to receive the 3M Scotchgard™ Protector designation for algae resistant shingles.

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2003

Malarkey expands with a new production facility in South Gate, California.

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2006

Malarkey receives the Outstanding Service Award from the Western States Roofing Association for the creation of The Zone® nailing area.

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2009

Malarkey releases the solar reflective Ecoasis™ shingle, listed with the Cool Roof Rating Council.

2010
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2011

Malarkey expands from the West Coast with a manufacturing plant in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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2014

Malarkey releases their first designer shingle, the Windsor®, which was engineered with input from roofing contractors over a two-year period to combine quality design with ease of installation.

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2015

Malarkey/GAP Joint Venture in Pryor, OK leads to formation of Aptus™ Manufacturing.

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2015

All three of Malarkey manufacturing facilities achieve the Waste Diversion from Landfill Certification from GreenCircle Certified, LLC, demonstrating responsible management of end-of-life materials.

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2016

2016 marks the 60th Anniversary of Malarkey Roofing Products. After 60 years, Malarkey remains a pioneer of quality, performance, and innovation in the roofing industry.

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2016

Ushering in the next step in sustainable roofing materials, Malarkey releases Vista™ AR – the first polymer modified asphalt shingle to feature Nexgen™ asphalt technology utilizing polymers from repurposed materials.

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