NRCA Association News


Labor Sync offers access to a technology solution for NRCA members

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2017

Through NRCA's partnership with Labor Sync, Dumont, N.J., NRCA members have access to a technology solution to help control labor costs and drive profitability. Labor Sync is a GPS and time-keeping solution that uses smartphones to provide employers with real-time updates of employee times and locations while streamlining the payroll process. The Labor Sync application is available for iPhones, iPads or any Android phone or tablet. Find more information here.


NRCA will host a live Facebook chat for National Safety Stand-Down week

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2017

Join NRCA's enterprise risk management staff May 10 at noon CDT for a free live Facebook chat to discuss trending roofing and construction safety topics in support of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) National Safety Stand-Down. The Facebook chat is open to the public, and participants will be able to comment and ask questions. Please join us for the conversation! Learn more here.


The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress adds new member

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 21, 2017

Peterson Roofing Inc., Mount Prospect, Ill., has joined The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress at the Silver level. Peterson Roofing is a full-service exterior company that has been proudly serving the Chicagoland area and northwest suburbs since 1978. Find more information here.


Register for the NRLRC seminar and take advantage of early-bird prices

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 21, 2017

Online registration is available for the National Roofing Legal Resource Center's (NRLRC's) 38th annual legal seminar, Roofing Issues: Decks to Dockets, Sept. 7-9 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. The NRLRC seminar offers in-depth information about current legal, safety, technical and business issues in an intimate, hands-on format. Early-bird registration pricing is available until April 30 at $795 for NRCA members, $1,395 for nonmembers, and $195 for spouses and guests. Find more information here.


NRCA and CCN will hold business management program

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 19, 2017

NRCA and Certified Contractors Network (CCN) will offer Business Management Basics May 22 at the Holiday Inn in Rosemont, Ill. The full-day program will help you create a stronger, financially stable business and is perfect for those just starting out or in need of a refresher in business planning. Topics include needs analysis and financial planning; sales and marketing planning; production and human resources planning; and finishing the overall plan. Find more information here.


Register for NRCA University's April 20 webinar

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 19, 2017

There still is time to register for NRCA University's April 20 webinar, Emerging Business Technologies in the Roofing Industry (1-2 p.m. CDT). During this one-hour webinar, J.J. Smithey, president of Frost Roofing Inc., Wapakoneta, Ohio, and Brad Sutter, executive vice president of Sutter Roofing Co. of Florida, Sarasota, discuss technologies currently being used in the roofing industry, including apps and software. Find more information here.


Register for the 2017 China International Roofing & Waterproofing Expo

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 17, 2017

NRCA, China National Building Materials Group (CNBM) and the China National Building Waterproof Association (CWA) are co-sponsoring the 15th China International Roofing & Waterproofing Expo May 23-25 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. Additionally, the 2017 International Waterproofing Forum will take place May 22 at the Shangri-La Hotel. Find more information here.


NRCA will hold Roofing Industry Regional Summit

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 17, 2017

Engage with fellow roofing professionals and learn about the latest roofing industry issues at NRCA's Roofing Industry Regional Summit April 25 in Littleton, Colo. Roofing professionals from the region are encouraged to participate, regardless of their affiliation with NRCA, and take advantage of this one-day learning experience, which will provide in-depth information about the most critical issues affecting roofing businesses. Find more information here.


RCMA appoints new executive director

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 14, 2017

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) has selected Matt Coffindaffer as its new executive director. Coffindaffer replaces Jim Kirby, who leaves RCMA to pursue his professional interests in architecture and building science. Coffindaffer is a Certified Association Executive and has several years of experience working in Washington, D.C., in association management. Find more information here.


Professional Roofing's April issue is available online

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 14, 2017

The April issue features an explanation of why saying "no" to customers can be beneficial; a look at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's most recent fall-protection final rule; and Rain Proof Roofing's reroofing project on Alaska's remote Shemya Island, among other topics. Check it out here!


NRCA issues Action Alert regarding legislation to improve H-2B program

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 12, 2017

Legislation has been introduced in the Senate to improve the H-2B seasonal guest worker program, which is critical to many NRCA members who cannot always find local workers to fill job openings during busy seasons. NRCA has posted an Action Alert asking members to contact their senators in support of the legislation. Find more information here.


OSHA delays enforcement of crystalline silica standard

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 12, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced a delay in enforcement of the crystalline silica standard that applies to the construction industry so OSHA can conduct additional outreach and provide educational materials and guidance for employers. The agency has determined that additional guidance is necessary because of the unique nature of the requirements in the construction standard. Originally scheduled to begin June 23, enforcement now will begin Sept. 23. Find more information here.


Register for NRCA University's April webinars

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 10, 2017

NRCA University will be offering two webinars in April. The webinars include Tiny Particles, Big Possibilities, Unclear Risks: Working Safely With Nanomaterials in the Roofing Industry April 13 and Emerging Business Technologies in the Roofing Industry April 20. Find more information or register here.


Participant completes ProForeman program

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 10, 2017

NRCA is pleased to announce Aaron Gross, foreman for Upstate Roofing & Painting Inc., Rochester, N.Y., has completed the ProForeman Certificate Program. NRCA's ProForeman Certificate Program is meant to help foremen become better team leaders and representatives for their companies. The program consists of more than 20 elements, ranging from in-person programs to online modules. Find more information here.


NRCA University offers CERTA classes

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 07, 2017

NRCA University will offer CERTA Train-the-trainer Authorization May 18 and CERTA Train-the-trainer Reauthorization May 19 at the Holiday Inn and Suites Chicago O'Hare, Rosemont, Ill. Find more information here.


The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress adds a new member

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 07, 2017

Rick Damato, Damato Enterprises, Atlanta, has joined The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress as an individual member. Damato is a freelance writer who has been serving the roofing and construction industry since 1974, including previously serving as editorial director for Roofing Contractor magazine. Find more information here.


Construction employment reaches highest level since November 2008

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 05, 2017

U.S. construction employment increased by 58,000 jobs in February as employers continued to work to address the labor shortage, according to www.agc.org. Construction employment totaled 6.88 million in February, which is an increase of 219,000 -- or 3.3 percent -- from a year ago. Find more information here.


NRCA is accepting entries for children's art contest

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 05, 2017

To celebrate National Roofing Week in June, NRCA is holding a Children's Art Contest, sponsored by A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply and the International Roofing Expo®, to promote the importance of having a roof and the value of a professional roofing contractor. The contest is open to children in grades 1-8 who are relatives of NRCA members and their employees. Group 1 will be grades 1-2; Group 2 will be grades 3-5; and Group 3 will be grades 6-8. Entries must be received by April 14. Find more information, here.


NRCA will offer Executive Management Institute sessions

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 03, 2017

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. This year's EMI will consist of two face-to-face sessions held Nov. 12-15, 2017, and April 8-9, 2018. Find more information here.


Staples Advantage offers special discounts for NRCA members

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 03, 2017

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. Find more information here.


RISEā„¢ announces Certified Solar Roofing Professionalsā„¢

NRCA SmartBrief | Mar 31, 2017

Roof Integrated Solar Energy™ (RISE) Inc. has announced its newest Certified Solar Roofing Professionals (CSRPs™). The CSRP designation is a voluntary certification for professionals who plan and oversee the installation of roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) systems. The credential evaluates whether candidates have the underlying knowledge required to successfully install roof-mounted PV systems. Find more information and view the list of new CSRPs here.


Submit a topic proposal for the 2018 IRE

NRCA SmartBrief | Mar 31, 2017

Informa Exhibitions, Irving, Texas, has issued a call for presentations for the 2018 International Roofing Expo® (IRE), which will be held Feb. 6-8, 2018, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Informa Exhibitions is seeking expert speakers with proven, dynamic presentation skills and in-depth knowledge. The deadline for submissions is April 3. Find more information here.


Register for NRCA University's March 30 webinar

NRCA SmartBrief | Mar 29, 2017

NRCA University will offer a new webinar, Empowering Performance: A Framework for Developing an Industry Workforce, March 30 at noon CT. During the one-hour webinar, NRCA staffer John Schehl will share a framework for building a competent, sustainable and high-performing roofing industry workforce that can help address the current crisis. The webinars are free for members and $55 for nonmembers. Find more information here.


NRCA releases statement regarding OSHA's recordkeeping rule

NRCA SmartBrief | Mar 29, 2017

NRCA has released a statement commending the Senate for passing S.J. Resolution 27, a Resolution of Disapproval that would repeal a regulation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that extends the statute of limitations on citations for recordkeeping violations. Issued in December 2016, the rule lengthened the statute of limitations for certain recordkeeping violations from six months to five years, which is inconsistent with the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. View NRCA's statement here.


Check out Professional Roofing's March Details!

NRCA SmartBrief | Mar 27, 2017

Professional Roofing profiles NRCA member Michael D. Vodika in the March 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. View March Details here.




Sign up for NRCA SmartBrief



NRCA SmartBrief is a FREE, 4x/week e-mail newsletter for roofing professionals. It provides the latest news and information you need to stay informed about important issues impacting your business. Sign up today to receive NRCA SmartBrief. Learn more