Dryvit Systems, Inc., West Warwick, R.I., announced Sept. 14 the launch of its Tech 21™ Initiative, a new program to make it easier for building owners, general contractors and architects to use or specify prefabricated panels of Dryvit’s Outsulation® systems with Dryvit’s traditional EIFS finishes or its NewBrick™ cladding.
The Tech 21™ initiative will be led by Rick Bunting, who has been named to a newly created position as Dryvit’s National Renovation and Panelization Manager. Bunting brings more than 35 years of experience in the commercial and residential construction industry to Dryvit. He previously served as a regional sales manager for Eastern Exterior Wall Systems Inc., an industry leader in the development of prefabricated wall systems. Bunting also served as an independent consultant specializing in wall systems.
A key role for Bunting in his new position will be to help expand the number of contractors already prefabricating Dryvit panels to help ensure a readily available supply across the United States.
As part of its Tech 21 initiative, Dryvit has launched a Partner Fabricator Network that provides premium warranty coverage for prefabricated panels manufactured by participating contractors. Contractors who undergo additional training and meet other qualification standards are eligible to participate in the Partner Fabricator Network.
To learn more about the initiative, including the Tech21 Partner Fabricator Network, visit www.Dryvit.com/tech21.