NRCA Association News


Housing is open for the 2017 IRE and NRCA's 130th Annual Convention

NRCA SmartBrief | Aug 26, 2016

Lodging options now are available for the 2017 International Roofing Expo (IRE) and NRCA's 130th Annual Convention March 1-3, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The trade show and convention provide 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. Learn more!


Avis and Budget Truck Rental offer benefits to NRCA members

NRCA SmartBrief | Aug 26, 2016

NRCA is partnered with Avis and Budget Truck Rental to offer NRCA members car and truck rental benefits and discounts. NRCA members can enroll with Avis to receive a complimentary Avis Preferred membership, and Budget Truck Rental offers its Budget Truck Rental Program to NRCA members for up to a 30 percent discount on truck rentals. See more information.


NRCA offers Facebook group for emerging roofing professionals

NRCA SmartBrief | Aug 24, 2016

NRCA is committed to enhancing professionalism in the roofing industry and believes reaching the next generation of roofing professionals is a key element. If someone in your company is new to the roofing industry or starting a new role, encourage them to join NRCA's Emerging Roofing Professionals Facebook group to take advantage of opportunities to network with other emerging roofing professionals. Learn more!


Check out Professional Roofing's August Details!

NRCA SmartBrief | Aug 24, 2016

Professional Roofing profiles NRCA member Brandon DeLozier in the August 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 August Details.


Stay informed with NRCA's Roof Scoop blog

NRCA SmartBrief | Aug 22, 2016

NRCA's official blog, Roof Scoop, publishes timely news and commentary of interest to the roofing industry. Roof Scoop posts include NRCA's position regarding roofing industry issues and trends; news stories relevant to the roofing industry; NRCA members' good deeds and accomplishments; and technical information and advice relevant to the roofing industry, among other topics. Check it out here!


Alliance announces scholarship program applications are available

NRCA SmartBrief | Aug 22, 2016

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced applications for its Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program 2017-18 academic scholarships are available. 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, 2017. See more information.


Hunter Warfield provides NRCA members with access to asset investigation services

NRCA SmartBrief | Aug 19, 2016

Hunter Warfield Inc. and NRCA are partnered to provide NRCA members with exclusive and preferred access to asset investigation services and discounted contingency collection rates to assist in the recovery of outstanding receivables. By combining sophisticated technology and a highly skilled group of collections specialists, Hunter Warfield has the capabilities to track down and communicate with more than 100 million individuals and businesses. See more information.


NRCA offers Spanish Toolbox Talks publication

NRCA SmartBrief | Aug 19, 2016

NRCA has made available a Spanish version of NRCA Toolbox Talks, which is designed specifically for foremen and trainers to review an important safety lesson with their crews each week. Topics include equipment safety, fall protection, fire prevention, OSHA requirements, and burns and hazard communication. See more information at the NRCA Bookstore.


NRCA University offers CERTA class

NRCA SmartBrief | Aug 17, 2016

NRCA University will offer CERTA Train-the-trainer Authorization Aug. 24 at the Holiday Inn and Suites Chicago O'Hare, Rosemont, Ill. With CERTA Train-the-trainer Authorization, participants can earn continuing education units by learning about new industry best practices for torch-applied polymer-modified bitumen roof systems and gaining the teaching skills needed to train others regarding torch safety. See more information.


Register for NRCA University's August webinars

NRCA SmartBrief | Aug 17, 2016

There still is time to register for NRCA University's August webinars. The webinar topics and presenters have been selected to offer you a unique experience tailored specifically to roofing contractors. Remaining webinars include Effective Disciplinary Conversations in the Workplace Aug. 18 and Solar: A Unique Wealth Creation Opportunity for Roofing Contractors Aug. 25. See more information.


Check out NRCA's website for consumers

NRCA SmartBrief | Aug 15, 2016

Consumers can find useful resources regarding their roof systems on NRCA's consumer website, www.everybodyneedsaroof.com. The website helps consumers make informed decisions about maintaining or replacing their roof systems and urges homeowners and business owners to insist on only working with a professional roofing contractor. Check it out here!


Alliance announces call for MVP award entries

NRCA SmartBrief | Aug 15, 2016

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress is accepting entries for its Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards Program. The program is designed to honor outstanding roofing workers using criteria such as community service and volunteerism; contributions to a team effort; and outstanding on-the-job performance. One MVP award winner will be chosen as the Best of the Best, which is co-sponsored by Agawam, Mass.-based OMG Roofing Products Inc. and Professional Roofing. The deadline for entries is Nov. 18. See more information.


Subscribe to Professional Roofing's digital edition

NRCA SmartBrief | Aug 12, 2016

Professional Roofing's interactive digital edition is available for free to anyone in the roofing industry. The digital edition offers exclusive content, animation and sound, live links within articles, and instantaneous access to advertisers' information. The app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play. See more information.


New online training module is available

NRCA SmartBrief | Aug 12, 2016

NRCA University has made available a new module of Design Essentials for Roof Performance, an online training program that offers an easy way to learn about designing for optimal roof system performance. The new module, Single-Ply Roof Membranes, provides an in-depth look at single-ply roof systems. Learn more!


Register online for the NRLRC seminar

NRCA SmartBrief | Aug 10, 2016

Online registration is available for the National Roofing Legal Resource Center's (NRLRC's) 37th annual legal seminar, Roofing Issues: Decks to Dockets, taking place Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge at The Sagamore Resort on Lake George in Bolton Landing, N.Y. The seminar offers in-depth information about current legal, safety, technical and business issues in a hands-on format. More information.


NRCA issues Action Alert

NRCA SmartBrief | Aug 10, 2016

NRCA has posted an Action Alert urging roofing industry professionals to contact officials in Washington, D.C., about regulations recently proposed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that could negatively affect S corporations. Under the proposed regulations, S corporations could lose their S status and become taxed as C corporations if the IRS reclassifies their debt as stock. Read NRCA's Action Alert .


NRCA offers Spanish versions of brochures

NRCA SmartBrief | Aug 08, 2016

NRCA has made available Spanish versions of its F.Y.I. and Insist on an NRCA Roofing Professional brochures in an electronic format. The F.Y.I. brochure highlights roofing material options and costs, how to choose an NRCA roofing professional and how to maintain a roof system, and the Insist on an NRCA Roofing Professional brochure explains why customers should insist on using an NRCA roofing professional for all their roofing needs. See more information at the NRCA Bookstore.


NRCA's Career Center offers a workforce solution for the roofing industry

NRCA SmartBrief | Aug 08, 2016

To support roofing industry employers' recruitment efforts, NRCA's online Career Center offers employers a way to connect with job seekers. The Career Center provides job posting platforms; resources to help employers find qualified workers; recruiting videos; and tools to onboard and train new employees, among other resources. See more information.


Check out photos from NRCA's 2016 Midyear Meetings!

NRCA SmartBrief | Aug 05, 2016

Photos from NRCA's 2016 Midyear Meetings, held July 12-16 in Chicago, are available online. NRCA's Executive Committee, board of directors, committees and task forces attended the meetings to discuss NRCA and industry issues and plan for NRCA's 2016-17 fiscal year. View the photos.


RISE™ is accepting applications for the CSRP™ exam

NRCA SmartBrief | Aug 05, 2016

Roof Integrated Solar Energy™ (RISE) Inc. is accepting applications for its next Certified Solar Roofing Professional™ (CSRP) exam, which will be held Sept. 8. The application deadline is Aug. 12. RISE and the CSRP program were created by NRCA to help roofing professionals enter the rooftop solar marketplace. Apply for the exam here.


Professional Roofing's August issue is available online

NRCA SmartBrief | Aug 03, 2016

Professional Roofing's August issue features charitable projects completed by NRCA members; the growing use of the Green Globes® building certification system; Paul Crandall & Associates' installation of polymer-modified bitumen and vegetative roof systems on the ProHealth Care Cancer Center in Wisconsin; and the benefits of vegetative roof system installations on commercial buildings, among other topics. Check it out here!


June contracts decreased 7 percent

NRCA SmartBrief | Aug 01, 2016

Dodge Data & Analytics, New York, has reported construction starts decreased 7 percent in June. Total construction starts in June were down 11 percent compared with June 2015. See more information.


FedEx® offers shipping discount for NRCA members

NRCA SmartBrief | Aug 01, 2016

FedEx is partnered with NRCA to offer NRCA members up to 26 percent off on select FedEx shipping services. There are no costs and no minimum shipping requirements to take advantage of this member benefit. See more information or enroll in this program.


Alliance announces transfer of RoofPoint rating system

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2016

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced the administration of RoofPoint has been transferred to the Alliance effective June 22. RoofPoint is a voluntary, consensus-based green rating system that provides a means for building owners and designers to select nonresidential roof systems based on long-term energy and environmental benefits. See more information.


NRCA releases annual report online

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2016

NRCA's 2015-16 Annual Report is available online. The report provides a comprehensive summary of NRCA's activities and accomplishments during the year. It includes information about NRCA's membership; communications and production; marketing and business development efforts; education and risk management activities; technical resources; legislative involvement; environmental initiatives; international activities; partnerships; charitable contributions; leadership; and financial data. Read the report.




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