NRCA Association News


GAF will acquire Danish manufacturer

NRCA SmartBrief | Feb 08, 2016

GAF, Parsippany, N.J., has announced it will acquire Icopal, a Danish roofing and waterproofing products manufacturer, for $1.1 billion from Bahrain-based investment firm Investcorp Ltd. The deal is expected to dramatically expand GAF's presence in Europe. With the acquisition of Icopal, the combined company will have nearly $4 billion in sales throughout more than 80 countries and 6,500 employees. See more information.


Visit NRCA at the 2016 International Roofing Expo

NRCA SmartBrief | Feb 08, 2016

NRCA will be exhibiting at the 2016 International Roofing Expo Feb. 17-19 in Orlando, Fla. Be sure to visit NRCA's booth, No. 939! The IRE provides attendees with opportunities to network with fellow roofing professionals from around the world; see the newest industry products, equipment and services; and learn from the industry's leading experts. See more information.


CNA offers tips for safe snow removal

NRCA SmartBrief | Feb 05, 2016

As winter weather hits the U.S., it is helpful to review Chicago-based CNA's tips to protect against the risks of excessive snow buildup. Snow accumulation quickly can reach critical limits, resulting in a partial or complete structural collapse. CNA's tips can help you identify the hazards and take action to keep the risks under control. See more information.


NRCA offers class for foremen

NRCA SmartBrief | Feb 05, 2016

NRCA will offer For Foremen Only, Level 1, Feb. 19 in Orlando, Fla., during NRCA's 129th Annual Convention and the 2016 International Roofing Expo. Participants will learn how to identify when to manage and when to lead; improve their communication skills; identify positive and negative approaches to communication; articulate specific ways to increase crew productivity; and implement conflict resolution with employees in discipline situations, among other things. See more information.


Professional Roofing's February issue is available online

NRCA SmartBrief | Feb 03, 2016

Professional Roofing's February issue features a look at the results of a recent quantitative risk assessment of asphalt roofing fumes; Advanced Roofing Inc.'s creation of a successful roofing apprenticeship program in Florida; and how online metrics can be used to generate valuable leads, among other topics. Check it out here!


Register for NRCA's February webinars

NRCA SmartBrief | Feb 03, 2016

NRCA University will be offering three webinars in February. The webinar topics and presenters have been selected to offer you a unique experience tailored specifically to roofing contractors. February webinars include NRCA University Webinar: The NRCA ProForeman Certificate Program on Feb. 4; NRCA University Webinar: Win More Business with Your Online Presence on Feb. 11; and NRCA University Webinar: Veterans in the Roofing Industry -- A First-hand Experience on Feb. 25. See more information.


2016 IRE will offer educational sessions

NRCA SmartBrief | Feb 01, 2016

The 2016 International Roofing Expo® (IRE) Feb. 17-19 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., will feature 44 educational sessions designed for roofing contractors, CEOs, general managers, building owners, foremen, architects, engineers, manufacturers and other industry professionals. Sessions will address topics such as technical issues, workplace safety, leadership/management, green building, legal/human resources, money matters, sales/service and general business. See more information.


NRCA offers Executive Management Institute sessions

NRCA SmartBrief | Feb 01, 2016

NRCA's Executive Management Institute (EMI) offers seasoned roofing executives a unique educational experience. Executives who have had primary responsibility for leading their companies will have the opportunity to learn from world-renowned Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management professors and industry experts; apply learned concepts through team exercises; receive one-on-one company-specific feedback on assignments; and network with industry peers. See more information.


Staples Advantage offers special discounts for NRCA members

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 29, 2016

Through NRCA's partnership with Staples Advantage, NRCA members are eligible to receive significant savings on office, janitorial, safety and break room supplies. Because of special discounted pricing reserved exclusively for NRCA members, participants will average a minimum savings of 15-20 percent. See more information.


Participate in NRCA sessions at IRE

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 29, 2016

NRCA will hold sessions during the 2016 International Roofing Expo® and NRCA's 129th Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla. Space is limited for the sessions, so be sure to register soon! See more information.


Rebuilding Together will hold charity event

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 27, 2016

On Feb. 5, Washington, D.C.-based Rebuilding Together, NRCA's national charity partner, will hold its 21st-annual Kickoff to Rebuild® a few days before the National Football League's (NFL's) Super Bowl 50 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Celebrities, NFL players and officials, sponsors and community members will volunteer to help low-income families with home repairs, renovate a community space and revitalize Bay Area communities. See more information.


Visit NRCA at the 2016 DACH+HOLZ International show!

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 27, 2016

NRCA will be exhibiting at the 2016 DACH+HOLZ International show Feb. 2-5 at the Stuttgart Exhibition Center in Stuttgart, Germany. Be sure to visit NRCA's booth, No. 104! See more information.


Alliance announces 2016 call for project funding requests

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 25, 2016

To secure the future strength and excellence of the roofing industry, The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress is announcing its 2016 Call for Funding; requests for funding are due by March 1. The Alliance funds critical research, education and technical projects to help preserve a profitable and competitive industry. It has funded more than $4 million in research, educational and technical projects. See more information.


NRCA will hold FEI/EMI informational session at IRE

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 25, 2016

NRCA will hold a Future Executives Institute (FEI) and Executive Management Institute (EMI) information session and cocktail reception Feb. 16 during the 2016 International Roofing Expo® (IRE) in Orlando, Fla. Attendees will learn about NRCA's transformational FEI and EMI leadership programs available to them or someone in their organizations who would be a good candidate. See more information.


ICC message addresses copyright infringement issues

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 22, 2016

In a recent message, International Code Council (ICC) CEO Dominic Sims and ICC Board President Alex C. Olszowy III addressed their concerns regarding copyright issues involving the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials and stated that ICC Evaluation Service has filed a lawsuit against the association. View ICC's message.


ROOFPAC will hold events during IRE and NRCA's convention

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 22, 2016

ROOFPAC, NRCA's political action committee, will host several exciting events during NRCA's 129th Annual Convention and the 2016 International Roofing Expo® (IRE) in Orlando, Fla. ROOFPAC, the voice of the roofing industry in Washington, D.C., is dedicated to advancing NRCA's government relations agenda on Capitol Hill. NRCA members are encouraged to show their support for ROOFPAC by participating in the events, which include a golf tournament, silent auction and cocktail reception. See more information.


Electronic Funds Source allows members to consolidate spending

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2016

Electronic Funds Source (EFS) and NRCA are partnered to allow NRCA members to consolidate their spending into one platform for purchasing, job costing, travel and entertainment, and fuel expenditures with EFS's Construction Financial Services purchasing program. See more information.


Register for NRCA University's January webinars

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2016

NRCA University will be offering weekly webinars every Thursday during 2016; webinars previously were offered one Thursday each month. There still is time to register for NRCA University Webinar: Best Practices for Compliant Rooftop Cleaning and Preparation on Jan. 21 and NRCA University Webinar: Why Good Contractors Fail on Jan. 28. The webinars are free for members and $55 for nonmembers. See more information or register.


Construction unemployment rate rises in December 2015

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 18, 2016

The U.S. construction industry's unemployment rate increased from 6.2 percent in November 2015 to 7.5 percent in December 2015 as the industry added 45,000 jobs, according to www.abc.org. See more information and view a breakdown of construction employment for December 2015 and the past year.


NRCA University will offer OSHA-related program at IRE

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 18, 2016

NRCA University will hold Meeting and Exceeding OSHA Requirements Feb. 16 in Orlando, Fla., during NRCA's 129th Annual Convention and the 2016 International Roofing Expo. This high-level program is designed to engage you in a discussion about existing and upcoming regulations, best safety practices and your company's approach to training and inspections. Participation will result in you identifying steps to improve your company's approach to compliance, culture and genuine safety. See more information.


Alliance scholarship program applications are available

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 15, 2016

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress is accepting applications for its Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program 2016-17 academic scholarships. Scholarship recipients are awarded $5,000 per year for up to four years of undergraduate study. Eligible applicants include full-time employees of an NRCA contractor or supplier member company or their dependent children or spouses. Applications must be received by Jan. 31. See more information.


Check out Professional Roofing's January Details!

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 15, 2016

Professional Roofing profiles NRCA member Michael Earl Drayer in the January Details section. Each month in the Details section, Professional Roofing asks an NRCA member a variety of questions so readers can learn more about the individuals who are members of their association. See more information or view Professional Roofing's January Details.


The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress adds a new member

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 13, 2016

Dataforma, York, Pa., has joined The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress as a service provider. The Alliance now has 148 active members. See more information.


NRCA offers roofing manual boxed set

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 13, 2016

NRCA has made available The NRCA Roofing Manual, a boxed set that contains the manual's four volumes, including The NRCA Roofing Manual: Metal Panel and SPF Roof Systems -- 2016. The set provides extensive information about the design, materials and installation techniques applicable to almost all roof system types. The member price for the boxed set is $425, and the nonmember price is $650. NRCA also offers an electronic PDF version of the manuals in the NRCA Bookstore, which are free for members. In addition, the manuals are available on the NRCA app (the 2016 manual will be available on the NRCA app in early 2016). See more information or purchase.




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