NRCA Association News


OSHA proposes revision to eye and face protection standards

NRCA SmartBrief | Mar 27, 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a proposed revision to its Eye and Face Protection Standards that updates personal protective equipment requirements in the agency's general industry, shipyard employment, longshoring, marine terminals and construction standards. The proposed revisions will reflect current national consensus standards and ensure employers use up-to-date eye and face protection during hazardous workplace operations. See more information.


NRCA app offers members free access to NRCA's electronic publications

NRCA SmartBrief | Mar 27, 2015

NRCA has launched the new NRCA app, which offers members free access to NRCA's electronic publications. Members can download the NRCA app from the Apple App Store, Google Play or Windows Store and gain access to various NRCA publications, including The NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Systems—2015. More NRCA publications will be added to the app, and all automatically will be updated on the app as revisions are made, ensuring you always have the most current information. See more information or download the app.


NRCA University offers CERTA classes

NRCA SmartBrief | Mar 25, 2015

NRCA University will offer CERTA Train-the-trainer Authorization March 26 and CERTA Train-the-trainer Reauthorization March 27 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. CERTA Train-the-trainer Reauthorization allows authorized CERTA trainers to renew their accreditations, which need to be renewed every three years. See more information.


NRCA's new affinity program allows NRCA members to collect customer reviews

NRCA SmartBrief | Mar 25, 2015

NRCA has partnered with The Review Solution to provide its members with the ability to collect customer reviews at the point of service. These customer reviews then can be posted on Google, Yelp, Houzz, Home Advisor, Better Business Bureau, Angie's List and many other online review sites. The platform centers on an app that works on all iOS and Android phones and tablets. The service requires no long-term contract; your business can be collecting customer reviews in two days or less. See more information about the program's various features.


NRCA offers class for foremen

NRCA SmartBrief | Mar 23, 2015

NRCA will offer For Foremen Only, Level 2, April 24 in Rosemont, Ill. The one-day class reviews discussions about communication and management techniques learned in For Foremen Only, Level 1, with increased focus on disciplinary conversations and intervention. Level 2 further focuses on building relationships with customers and handling customer complaints and includes exercises and conversations to develop leadership skills. See more information.


OSHA announces national safety stand-down

NRCA SmartBrief | Mar 23, 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced its second annual National Safety Stand-Down will be May 4-15 to raise awareness among employers and workers about the hazards of falls, which account for the highest number of deaths in the construction industry. During the stand-down, employers and workers are asked to pause their workdays to talk about fall prevention in construction and discuss topics such as ladder safety, scaffolding safety and roofing work safety. Afterward, employers will be able to provide feedback and receive a personalized certificate of participation. See more information.


Choice Hotels International offers discounts for NRCA members

NRCA SmartBrief | Mar 20, 2015

Choice Hotels International and NRCA are partnered to provide NRCA members with significant discounts of up to 25 percent off the best available rates (based on availability), direct reservations and the fastest-growing hotel rewards program with more than 11 million members worldwide. Choice Hotels International also offers NRCA members a comprehensive loyalty program called Choice Privileges, which rewards guests for their ongoing business. See more information.


NRCA offers roofing manual boxed set

NRCA SmartBrief | Mar 20, 2015

NRCA has made available The NRCA Roofing Manual, a boxed set that contains the manual's four volumes, including The NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Systems—2015. 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. See more information or purchase.


2015 IRE was a success

NRCA SmartBrief | Mar 18, 2015

The total attendance at the 2015 International Roofing Expo (IRE) in New Orleans Feb. 24-26 was 9,337, and 42 percent of attendees were first-time registrants. In addition, the IRE featured 1,178 booths and 465 exhibiting companies; 87 were first-time exhibitors. It also included 44 educational sessions with 4,836 sessions sold. See more information.


Check out Professional Roofing's March Details!

NRCA SmartBrief | Mar 18, 2015

Professional Roofing profiles NRCA member Steven Harvey 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. See more information or view Professional Roofing's March Details.


NRCA's new manual is available!

NRCA SmartBrief | Mar 16, 2015

The NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Systems—2015 is available in the NRCA Bookstore. The manual provides comprehensive information, including best industry practices and technical information about the design, materials and installation techniques applicable to membrane roof systems used in low-slope applications. The member price for the manual is $125, and the nonmember price is $195. NRCA also offers an electronic version of the manual, which is free for members and available on the new NRCA app. See more information or purchase.


Convention photos are available online

NRCA SmartBrief | Mar 13, 2015

Photos from NRCA's 128th Annual Convention are available on NRCA's website. View the photos here.


NRCA announces 2015 FEI and EMI graduates

NRCA SmartBrief | Mar 13, 2015

NRCA's Future Executives Institute (FEI) and Executive Management Institute (EMI) have announced their graduates for 2015. FEI is a three-year educational program designed to develop the management and leadership skills of future and current roofing company leaders. EMI is a four-month program that offers seasoned roofing executives a unique educational experience as participants are guided through two important topics, which were leadership and strategic planning. See more information and a list of graduates.


NRCA will hold Roofing Industry Regional Summit

NRCA SmartBrief | Mar 11, 2015

Engage with fellow roofing professionals and learn about the latest roofing industry issues at NRCA's Roofing Industry Regional Summit April 29 in Pompano Beach, Fla. Roofing professionals from throughout 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 safety, risk management, technical, building code and legislative issues affecting roofing businesses. See more information.


The Alliance adds new members

NRCA SmartBrief | Mar 11, 2015

EagleView Technology Corp., Bothell, Wash., and Polyglass USA Inc., Deerfield Beach, Fla., have joined The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress; the Alliance now has 144 members. The Alliance is open to all roofing contractor and industry partners. Alliance members are committed to securing the roofing industry’s future excellence. See more information.


NRCA elects 2015-16 officers

NRCA SmartBrief | Mar 11, 2015

NRCA announced its new slate of officers and directors during its 128th Annual Convention Feb. 22-26 in New Orleans. Officers and directors will begin their terms June 1. See a complete list of the new leadership.


NRCA announces Charlie Raymond Award winners

NRCA SmartBrief | Mar 09, 2015

During NRCA's 128th Annual Convention Feb. 22-26 in New Orleans, NRCA presented its Charlie Raymond Award to NRCA President Rich Nugent, chief executive officer of Nations Roof LLC, Lithia Springs, Ga., and GAF, Parsippany, N.J. The Charlie Raymond Award is the most prestigious membership recruitment award NRCA bestows. The award annually honors a manufacturer and an individual for their extraordinary efforts to recruit new members to NRCA. See more information.


NRCA and CNA announce community involvement award winner

NRCA SmartBrief | Mar 09, 2015

NRCA and CNA, Chicago, have announced Delta Exteriors LLC, St. Louis, as the winner of the CNA/NRCA Community Involvement Award, which honors charitable works performed by NRCA contractor members between Jan. 1, 2014, and Dec. 31, 2014. Delta Exteriors LLC, St. Louis, won the award for donating funds to Stray Rescue of St. Louis and creating a marketing campaign on behalf of the facility. See more information.


The Alliance announces 2015 MVP Award winners

NRCA SmartBrief | Mar 04, 2015

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress, a separate but related educational and research organization of NRCA, announced the winners of its 15th annual Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards during NRCA's 128th Annual Convention Feb. 22-26 in New Orleans. The Best of the Best Award winner, who is honored for extraordinary contributions to the roofing industry, also was announced. See more information and a list of winners.


Don McCrory receives J.A. Piper Award

NRCA SmartBrief | Mar 04, 2015

Former NRCA President Don McCrory, president of Kiker Corp., Mobile, Ala., was named the 68th recipient of NRCA’s J.A. Piper Award during NRCA's 128th Annual Convention Feb. 22-26 in New Orleans. Presented each year at the convention, the J.A. Piper Award recognizes roofing professionals who have devoted constant, outstanding service to NRCA and the roofing industry. See more information.


Thousands of businesses could use drones under FAA proposed rules

NRCA SmartBrief | Mar 02, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently announced proposed rules regarding the commercial use of small drones, according to The Washington Post. The rules could give clearance to thousands of businesses to fly drones starting in 2017. The proposed regulations have significant limitations that will affect roofing contractors and others who use drones to obtain aerial images of projects. See more information.


NRCA offers free webinar for members

NRCA SmartBrief | Mar 02, 2015

NRCA University will offer NRCA University Webinar: Government Advocacy Update March 19 at noon CST. During this one-hour webinar, NRCA Vice President of Government Relations Duane Musser and NRCA Manager of Federal Affairs Drew Felz will discuss current legislative and regulatory issues, answer your questions and address whether they think dynamics have changed significantly in Washington, D.C., since the recent elections. The webinar is free for members and $55 for nonmembers. See more information and register.




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