Who We Are
Based in the small, quaint town of Loomis, California, the founding partners at New Cal Metals Inc. have been in the sheet metal business producing construction related products for residential and commercial properties since 1983. The partners, Chris Tatasciore, Larry Dumm, and Slate Bryer are always on the lookout for innovative solutions to age-old problems. In 2007, when the creative folks at Vulcan Technologies came to them with the Vulcan Vent concept, the partners were quick to take the concept and develop a complete line of superior products that could achieve the challenge of stopping dangerous embers and restricting fire impingement for residential structures, without sacrificing air flow into the attic and crawl space.
Prior to and following the Vulcan Vent roll-out, the partners have worked closely with ASTM in fine tuning the testing process needed for a rigorous trial, proving the worth of the vents. They have also worked with CAL FIRE and the WUI (Wildland Urban Interface) building code committees, along with the National WUI committee in Washington DC, and dozens of fire safe councils throughout California, and neighboring states.
Since that time, New Cal Metals has continued to grow, and the Vulcan Vent has continued to improve and evolve as construction needs change. The Vulcan Vent was the first WUI Vent to be listed on the CAL FIRE Building Materials Listing program. They are also the first, and to this date the only WUI Vent to be approved by ICC.