TAMKO Building Products, Inc. recently made a donation to the Carl Junction Middle School (CJMS) Archery Team, so the team could participate in a world archery tournament. The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) World Tournament was held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina from June 23-26, where more than 4,000 student archers from the United States, Canada, and Mongolia competed for prizes and scholarships.

The CJMS Archery Team, which is comprised of sixth, seventh, and eighth graders, qualified for the world competition, though only being in its second year. Prior to the world competition, the team competed locally, regionally, and nationally. The team competed in local tournaments in January and consistently took first, second, and third place. Then, the archers placed second out of nine teams at the Southwest Missouri Regional Tournament in February. They advanced to the state competition, to the national tournament, and finally to the world tournament, where the team successfully finished 34th out of 79 teams.

TAMKO’s $2,500 donation helped the team travel to the world tournament in South Carolina.

“None of these amazing endeavors would be possible without our community and the businesses that see value in the National Archery in the Schools Program,” said CJMS Volunteer Coach Tami Fredrickson.

“It’s a joy to see local teams rising to this impressive level of competition,” said TAMKO President and CEO David Humphreys. “TAMKO has always been a big supporter of local youth and their sports teams. This donation is a reflection of our continued commitment to our local community and youth.”

Recently, the company also donated $1,000 to the Joplin Softball Little League team. The donation was to help the team fund their travels to a state tournament held in St. Louis, Missouri.

“TAMKO has been a part of Joplin and the surrounding communities for more than 70 years,” David Humphreys said of the donation. “Youth sports are an important part of our community, which is why we are pleased to make this donation.”

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TAMKO Building Products, Inc., one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of commercial and residential roofing products, recently signed an endorsement agreement with John Isner, the top-ranked American male tennis player on the ATP World Tour. TAMKO announced the agreement on January 26, 2016.

“We are excited to have American tennis star John Isner become our brand ambassador,” said TAMKO President and Chief Executive Officer David Humphreys. “His ability on-court, his pursuit of success and his passion for the game make him an excellent representative for TAMKO.”

Isner is known for having one of the most powerful and quickest serves in the sport. At the time of the endorsement agreement, Isner was ranked the #11 player on the ATP World Tour and the highest ranked American male tennis player for the fourth consecutive season. He was also ranked 10th for the most aces in the history of the ATP World Tour and had played the longest match in the history of tennis, in 2010 at Wimbledon.

Isner started playing pro tennis in 2007 and has achieved 10 ATP singles titles and three doubles titles. He earned the highest ranking of his career in 2012 when he was ranked #9.

“TAMKO has such a distinguished past in construction and I am excited to begin my partnership with the brand,” said Isner. “My dad has used TAMKO products for years for his business, Greensboro Contracting, and to be partners with a brand that has been instrumental in the success of my family’s business means a lot to me.”

About TAMKO Building Products:

TAMKO Building Products, Inc. is one of the largest privately-owned manufacturers of commercial and residential roofing products, railing and decking products, waterproofing, cements, and coatings in the country. Based in Joplin, Missouri, TAMKO has manufacturing facilities and offices across the continental United States. Founded in 1944, the family-owned and operated company has been providing outstanding products and service for more than 70 years. To learn more about TAMKO, please visit www.tamko.com.