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Benchmark release 6.13

June 13, 2012

Benchmark, Inc. - Roof Consultant Recognized for Sustainable Roof Design and Recycling Efforts

Cedar Rapids, IA: Benchmark, Inc. (www.benchmark-inc.com) a leading roof and pavement consulting company, has been recognized by Nationwide Foam Recycling for recycling efforts on roof projects designed and specified by Benchmark, Inc.

Rod Pfannenstiel of Nationwide Foam Recycling presented a "Gold Award" to Ron Harriman and Alvin Nunnikhoven of Benchmark, Inc. for recycling and keeping over 65,000 cubic feet of roof insulation and over 194,000 pounds of roof membrane out of local landfills.

"Recycling roofing construction materials such as: packaging, metal, wood, insulation and membrane can be a cost-effective option to consider as part of an overall roof management strategy," Ron Harriman, V.P. and Partner at Benchmark, Inc. "We have been fortunate to develop relationships with clients who value sustainability and have come to rely on our roof consultants for objective and technically sound information to manage their roofing assets."

As part of their commitment to sustainability, Benchmark is an active member of The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing, a non-profit organization focused on development and use of environmentally responsible, high performance roof systems and technologies. As part of this organization, Benchmark has taken an active role in the development of RoofPoint, the first comprehensive roof rating system to assess and select sustainable roof systems.

Benchmark, Inc. is a professional roof and pavement consulting firm focused on helping clients reduce long-term costs, maximize roof and pavement service life, and reduce risk to their people, property and operations. With 97 associates, including 4 Professional Engineers, 6 Registered Roof Consultants, and 22 Registered Roof Observers, Benchmark, Inc. has been providing clients objective and technically sound roof and pavement consulting services throughout North America for over 25 years.

For more information about Benchmark, Inc. contact: Eric Hasselbusch at ehasselbusch@benchmark-inc.com, 800.393.9193 or visit our website at www.benchmark-inc.com.

Nationwide Foam Recycling processes all types of roofing membrane and insulation boards utilizing forty-eight (48) processing centers across the country. While providing a Green Disposal Alternative, Nationwide Foam Recycling has diverted 8.2 million cubic feet of foam boards and 7.6 million pounds of membrane through their efforts.

For more information about Nationwide Foam Recycling contact: Michael Kamin at MKamin@NationwideFoamRecycling.com, 888.820.2760.