North Country Unfading Black natural slate roof selected for NIU’s Still Gym reroof.

Posted By On 2 May 2019

Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois was founded in 1895.  The campus sits on 756 acres and includes 64 major buildings.  The Still Gym, built in 1926 is among one of the first built on campus.  Originally a gymnasium from 1928-1957, now serves as the College of Engineering building.  North Country Slate has been providing natural roofing slate in the great State of Illinois for decades in both the restoration and new construction markets. We were proud to have our North Country Unfading Black slate (18” x 9” x ¼”) selected for the Still Gym re-roof which will provide a service life of 100 plus years.

North Country Unfading Black slate, produced in Quebec, Canada has proven to be a beautiful and durable product. Able to withstand the Northern Illinois extreme weather from hot, humid summers to cool, cold winters and vulnerable to tornadoes, hail and snow storms. Roofing installers enjoy working with this premium quality roofing slate because of the smooth texture, rich black color and consistent thickness.

Sheena Owen

Sheena Owen began working for North Country Slate on October 12, 1999. As the Sales Coordinator, Sheena’s day to day duties include providing customer service, new business development, inside sales, handling all cross-border customs issues/documentation, arranging shipments, health and safety representation and social media marketing.

Sheena graduated from the University of Guelph in 1992 with a BA in English and Drama and in 1995 graduated with a Diploma in Radio and Television Broadcasting from Centennial College. Sheena’s first job was the Producer’s Assistant for TV shows including Robocop, F/X The Series and Nikita. She went on to becoming an Assistant Manager at Eddie Bauer. In her spare time, Sheena enjoys traveling, gardening, volunteering at her local soccer club and cheering on her kids at their sporting events.

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