NRCA Association News


Submit a nomination for NRCA's Gold Circle Awards program!

NRCA SmartBrief | Sep 30, 2016

NRCA is seeking nominations for its 2017 Gold Circle Awards program, which recognizes NRCA members for their significant contributions to the roofing industry. Gold Circle Awards categories include outstanding workmanship -- low-slope; outstanding workmanship -- steep-slope; innovative solutions -- new construction; innovative solutions -- reroofing; service to the community; and service to the industry. Unique roofing-related projects, programs and services completed between June 1, 2014, and May 31, 2016, are eligible for the competition, and entries must be postmarked by Oct. 14. See more information and obtain a nomination form.


Labor Sync offers NRCA members a beneficial technology solution

NRCA SmartBrief | Sep 30, 2016

Labor Sync and NRCA are partnered to offer NRCA members a beneficial technology solution designed to help employers manage employees in the field and simplify the payroll process. Labor Sync, a GPS and timekeeping solution, uses mobile devices to provide employers with real-time updates of employee time and location. Employers can use Labor Sync to access interactive maps showing employees' locations, a messaging feature, and a suite of reporting tools that simplify payroll and job order costing. Learn more!


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

NRCA SmartBrief | Sep 28, 2016

Lodging options now are available for the 2017 International Roofing Expo 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!


NRCA releases market survey

NRCA SmartBrief | Sep 28, 2016

NRCA has released its 2015-16 market survey, which provides data obtained from roofing contractors throughout the U.S., enabling roofing professionals to compare industry market statistics, trends and other information. See more information.


Alliance announces scholarship program applications are available

NRCA SmartBrief | Sep 26, 2016

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced that 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. Learn more.


Check out Professional Roofing's September Details!

NRCA SmartBrief | Sep 26, 2016

Professional Roofing profiles NRCA member German Duarte in the September 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 September Details.


NRCA and CNA seek entries for award

NRCA SmartBrief | Sep 23, 2016

CNA and NRCA are accepting nominations for the CNA/NRCA Community Involvement Award, which honors charitable works by NRCA member contractors. Submit a nomination for any charitable project, activity or donation completed between Jan. 1, 2016, and Dec. 31, 2016, for a chance to win up to $7,500 for your charity. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 31.


2017 IRE announces keynote speaker

NRCA SmartBrief | Sep 23, 2016

The International Roofing Expo® (IRE) has announced the keynote speaker for 2017 is Retired Lt. Col. Rob "Waldo" Waldman, a combat-decorated U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and successful entrepreneur. Waldman will kick off the 2017 IRE March 1, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Learn more!


Register for NRCA University's September webinars

NRCA SmartBrief | Sep 21, 2016

There still is time to register for NRCA University's September webinars. The webinar topics and presenters have been selected to offer you a unique experience tailored specifically to roofing contractors. Remaining webinars include "Turning Customers into Promoters to Increase Leads and Sales" tomorrow and "Rooftop Renaissance: Utilizing Valuable Real Estate for Sustainable Gains" Sept. 29. See more information.


NRCA issues Action Alert

NRCA SmartBrief | Sep 21, 2016

NRCA has issued an Action Alert urging members to contact officials in Washington, D.C., to voice support for legislation that would improve the H-2B seasonal guest worker program, which benefits many NRCA members who cannot always find workers to fill job openings during busy seasons. The H-2B program provides an opportunity for businesses to operate at greater capacity during peak seasons. Read NRCA's Action Alert.


NRCA and partners offer retirement program services

NRCA SmartBrief | Sep 19, 2016

NRCA is partnered with Macon, Ga.-based Merrill Lynch-The Krapf Group and John Hancock Retirement Plan Services to offer additional services for NRCA members as part of the NRCA Retirement Program. Through this partnership, NRCA offers a range of retirement plan options, investment vehicles and integrated payroll processing. Through the NRCA Retirement Program, you can start a retirement program for your company or convert an existing plan. Learn more about the program.


NRCA releases statement regarding "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces" order

NRCA SmartBrief | Sep 19, 2016

NRCA has released a statement about the Department of Labor's (DOL's) final regulation to implement President Obama's "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces" Executive Order. On Aug. 25, DOL issued a final regulation to implement the order, which contains new requirements for contractors bidding on federal contracts. NRCA strongly opposes the regulation on the grounds the regulation will increase costs and provide new risks to employers involved in federal contracting while doing little, if anything, to make workplaces safer or increase worker compensation. Read NRCA's statement.


NRCA's 2016 manual is available

NRCA SmartBrief | Sep 16, 2016

The "NRCA Roofing Manual: Metal Panel and SPF Roof Systems -- 2016" 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 metal panel and spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roof systems used in low- and steep-slope applications. Check it out!


NRCA University offers CERTA class

NRCA SmartBrief | Sep 16, 2016

NRCA University will offer CERTA Train-the-trainer Authorization Oct. 14 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas, in conjunction with the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas conference. 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. Learn more.


Camo50 Custom Promotional Apparel offers benefits to NRCA members

NRCA SmartBrief | Sep 14, 2016

Camo50 Custom Promotional Apparel and NRCA have partnered to provide creative branded apparel and merchandising strategies to NRCA members. Camo50 offers services including creative design, sourcing, decorating and fully functional e-commerce solutions. Learn more.


Visit NRCA and RISE at Solar Power International!

NRCA SmartBrief | Sep 14, 2016

NRCA and Roof Integrated Solar Energy (RISE) is exhibiting at Solar Power International 2016 in Las Vegas through tomorrow. More than 600 companies representing the solar industry are highlighting the industry's latest advancements, and the conference is expected to draw more than 15,000 professionals. Be sure to visit NRCA and RISE at booth W627! See more information.


NRCA University offers ProForeman Certificate Program

NRCA SmartBrief | Sep 12, 2016

NRCA University's ProForeman Certificate Program allows roofing company employees to earn a certificate by completing a series of training programs and demonstrating their competence to perform work. After completing the program, employees should be able to demonstrate an ability to speak with company personnel and customers about roof systems and job sites, providing rationale for specific roof and safety system choices. See more information.


Register online for the NRLRC seminar

NRCA SmartBrief | Sep 12, 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 to 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.


Scholarship donation forms are available online

NRCA SmartBrief | Sep 09, 2016

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has made available online donation forms for the Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program Campaign. Making a commitment to the scholarship program will help make a difference in students' lives and increase the number of scholarships awarded annually. See more information.


NRCA and allies create radiofrequency radiation awareness program

NRCA SmartBrief | Sep 09, 2016

NRCA; the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers; and the Center for Construction Research and Training have made available a radiofrequency (RF) radiation awareness program. The RF Radiation Awareness Program for the Construction Industry is intended to increase contractors' awareness of potential radiofrequency radiation risks and teach them how to identify sources of radiofrequency radiation and steps to follow to work safely around the hazard. Access the program here.


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

NRCA SmartBrief | Sep 07, 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. Learn more.


Professional Roofing's September issue is available online

NRCA SmartBrief | Sep 07, 2016

Professional Roofing's September issue features the results of NRCA's most recent asphalt shingles product testing; steps employers can take to help Latino employees achieve English fluency; Eberhard Roofing & Waterproofing's installation of a canopy roof system on Pomona College's Studio Art Hall; and a state-by-state guide of key politics in the workplace laws, among other topics. Check it out here!


Alliance offers planned giving program

NRCA SmartBrief | Sep 02, 2016

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has established a formal planned giving program to create a source of long-term support while offering Alliance members and roofing industry professionals the tax benefits of deferred giving. Through a planned gift, members and roofing professionals can leave a remembrance to the Alliance that can help fund research and programs to advance the industry for years to come. See more information.


NRCA is accepting Gold Circle Awards nominations

NRCA SmartBrief | Sep 02, 2016

NRCA is seeking nominations for its 2017 Gold Circle Awards program, which recognizes NRCA members for their significant contributions to the roofing industry. Gold Circle Awards categories include outstanding workmanship -- low-slope; outstanding workmanship -- steep-slope; innovative solutions -- new construction; innovative solutions -- reroofing; service to the community; and service to the industry. Unique roofing-related projects, programs and services completed between June 1, 2014, and May 31, 2016, are eligible for the competition, and entries must be postmarked by Oct. 14. See more information.




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