Resolution J1089-2013

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of BSR



  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 3, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of BSR which
was celebrated on March 7, 2013

WHEREAS, It is the sense of  this  Legislative  Body  to  recognize  and
commend  the achievements of individuals and businesses which contribute
substantially to the economic health and vitality of the communities  of
the State of New York, and to their quality of life; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant  to such concern and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commem-
orate the 100th Anniversary of the successful operation of BSR which was
celebrated on March 7, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  Founded  on March 7, 1913, by Samuel M. Griffiths, the Bing-
hamton Slag Roofing Company (now known as BSR), began  business  of  the
corner of Water and Henry Streets in downtown Binghamton; and
  WHEREAS,  Binghamton  Slag  Roofing originated its name based upon the
roofing technology in use during that period; slag was  a  byproduct  of
the  Pittsburg  steel  industry  and  was crushed and used as protective
gravel surfacing on hot asphalt roofs in the early years; it is no long-
er used; and
  WHEREAS, In the 1980s, the company changed its name to BSR  and  split
into  two  businesses: BSR provides roofing and construction services to
commercial and residential clients, and Weathermaster  provides  commer-
cial roofing service to the public sector; and
  WHEREAS,  Charles  and Peter Griffiths represent the 4th generation of
their family to manage companies that evolved as a result of  Samuel  M.
Griffiths's  original  storefront;  today,  Gregory  Griffiths,  the 5th
generation, is employed at BSR; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that  when  business
organizations  of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our
attention, they should be recognized by all the citizens of  this  great
Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the BSR  which  was  celebrated  on
March 7, 2013; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to BSR.


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