NRCA Association News

Participate in NRCA sessions at IRE

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 30, 2015

NRCA will offer various educational sessions during the 2015 International Roofing Expo and NRCA's 128th Annual Convention in New Orleans. Space for these sessions is limited and will fill up quickly. See more information or register.

RISE winter newsletter is available online

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 30, 2015

Roof Integrated Solar Energy (RISE) has made available online its winter newsletter. The newsletter includes information about Certified Solar Roofing Professionals, roofing and solar industry events, NRCA offerings, research and regulations, among other topics. View the RISE newsletter!

OSHA fines Fastrack Erectors $511,000 for safety violations following worker fatality

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 28, 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Fastrack Erectors Inc., Pacific, Mo., after a worker was killed because the company did not provide fall protection; OSHA has proposed penalties of $511,000 for the company. On July 25, 2014, an apprentice ironworker fell more than 30 feet to his death while standing on a 9-inch-wide steel girder on a building under construction in Kansas City, Mo. The worker had been on the job for a few weeks and was not provided fall protection by his employer, Fastrack Erectors. OSHA has cited Fastrack Erectors for seven willful and three serious safety violations and placed the company in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program. See more information.

NRCA will hold Latino Roofing Success Day

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 28, 2015

NRCA will hold Latino Roofing Success Day, a Spanish-language program, Feb. 28, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Dallas. This new NRCA program is designed for your Spanish-speaking workers and will inspire them to become even more motivated to achieve success within your company. It will teach your workers to think differently and take more initiative; encourage them to take ownership of their work and help improve company processes; and teach them about best industry practices through networking opportunities. The event's featured speaker will be Ricardo Gonzalez, founder and executive director of Bilingual America, Atlanta. See more information.

ROOFPAC will hold events during IRE and NRCA's convention

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 26, 2015

ROOFPAC, NRCA's political action committee, will host several exciting events during NRCA's 128th Annual Convention and the 2015 International Roofing Expo (IRE) in New Orleans. 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.

NRCA offers free webinar for members

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 26, 2015

NRCA University will offer NRCA University Webinar: Six Ways to Leverage Your Latino Workforce in 2015 Feb. 19 at noon CST. During this one-hour webinar, Ricardo González will introduce management skills designed for recruiting and retaining a Latino labor force, as well as for working with Latino subcontractors. González founded Bilingual America, Atlanta, to create relational success between Latinos and non-Latinos in business and society. The webinar is free for members and $55 for nonmembers. See more information or register.

Check out Professional Roofing's January Details!

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 23, 2015

Professional Roofing profiles NRCA member Chris Boland 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 and view Professional Roofing's January Details.

NRCA will hold children's art contest for National Roofing Week

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 23, 2015

To celebrate National Roofing Week in July, NRCA is holding a Children's Art Contest 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 contractor members or employees. Submissions will be divided into three groups based on grade, and the winner from each group will have his or her artwork featured on all 2015 National Roofing Week material and additional promotional material to be displayed at industry events throughout the year. See more information.

Rebuilding Together will hold charity event

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 21, 2015

On Jan. 29 and 30, Washington, D.C.-based Rebuilding Together, NRCA's national charity partner, will hold its 20th annual Kickoff to Rebuild a few days before the National Football League's (NFL's) Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix. Celebrities, NFL players and officials, sponsors and community members will volunteer to install a new Carter's Kids playground for the Crisis Nursery in the Fillmore neighborhood and complete renovations on several neighborhood homes nearby. See more information.

NRCA's new affinity program allows members to consolidate spending

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 21, 2015

NRCA has partnered with Electronic Funds Source (EFS) to allow its 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. This single-card platform allows better efficiencies in managing fuel and corporate expenditures that can integrate seamlessly into a company's existing accounting software. See more information!

NRCA wants your feedback through its Facebook poll!

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 19, 2015

Are you aware NRCA soon will be launching its official app? Respond to NRCA's Facebook poll question here!

2015 IRE will offer educational sessions

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 19, 2015

The 2015 International Roofing Expo (IRE) Feb. 24-26 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans will feature 44 educational sessions designed for roofing contractors, chief executive officers, 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 and general business. See more information.

Last call for Alliance scholarship program applications

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 16, 2015

Applications for The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress' Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program 2015-16 academic scholarships still 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. See more information.

OSHA requirements for reporting fatalities and severe injuries took effect Jan. 1

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 16, 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule requiring employers to report fatalities and severe injuries on the job took effect Jan. 1 for workplaces under federal OSHA jurisdiction. The rule requires employers to notify OSHA of work-related fatalities within eight hours and work-related in-patient hospitalizations, amputations or losses of an eye within 24 hours. Previously, OSHA's regulations required employers to report only work-related fatalities and in-patient hospitalizations of three or more employees. See more information and register.

NRCA offers waterproofing manual

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 14, 2015

The NRCA Waterproofing Manual provides you with the latest information about waterproofing assemblies regarding proper design; quality materials and workmanship; waterstops; warranties; material storage and handling; weather considerations; slope and drainage; flashings and more. The manual should be used as a guideline to prepare proper specifications. The member price for the manual is $75, and the nonmember price is $150. See more information and purchase.

NRCA's affinity program offers savings on products

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 14, 2015

NRCA has partnered with Lenovo to provide its members with savings on its suite of notebooks, tablets, laptops and accessories, including discounts of up to 25 percent off its entire product line, such as ThinkPad and Idea Pad notebooks. Lenovo also offers members a "best price guarantee" and 21-day price protection. See more information!

Last chance to register for Jan. 15 webinar!

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 14, 2015

There still is time to register for NRCA University Webinar: Top 10 Employment Mistakes Made by Contractors Jan. 15 at noon CST. This one-hour webinar will address top employment law mistakes by contractors in the construction industry and preventive measures to avoid liability under state and federal labor and employment laws. The webinar is free for members and $55 for nonmembers. See more information and register.

Join NRCA now

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 12, 2015

Become an NRCA member and engage with a community of professionals dedicated to the roofing industry. Your exclusive membership provides you with members-only access to numerous invaluable resources, job leads, years of experience and expertise at the staff level, and roofing-specific information. You also receive a money-back guarantee that promises your NRCA membership value will exceed the cost of your dues. See more information.

NRCA pamphlet helps customers choose professional roofing contractors

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 12, 2015

Designed for your potential customers, Insist on an NRCA Roofing Professional is a pamphlet that outlines the steps customers should take to ensure they are working with reputable and professional roofing contractors during every project. The brochure advises customers to make sure their potential roofing contractors are insured and committed to safety; licensed and bonded; have positive references; offer warranties; have professional maintenance programs; and show application expertise. The member price for a set of 100 brochures is $50, and the nonmember price is $100. Purchase here.

RISE is accepting applications for the CSRP exam

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 12, 2015

Roof Integrated Solar Energy (RISE) Inc. is accepting applications for its next Certified Solar Roofing Professional (CSRP) exam, which will be held Feb. 26 during the International Roofing Expo. The CSRP designation is a voluntary certification for professionals who plan and oversee installation of roof-mounted photovoltaic systems. The application deadline is Jan. 29. See more information.

Professional Roofing's January issue is available online

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 07, 2015

Professional Roofing's January issue features a look at how a growing Latino workforce affords the roofing industry great opportunities; the changing regulatory landscape for roof coating manufacturers; a multiphase roof restoration at Erie Community College, Buffalo, N.Y.; and a new delivery method for new construction projects, among other topics. Check it out now!

NRCA offers Toolbox Talks Set

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 05, 2015

NRCA offers its Toolbox Talks Set, which contains 104 safety lessons. Each lesson includes safety-training tips with illustrations detailing key points and questions to stimulate discussion. Topics addressed in Toolbox Talks I include burns, hazard communication and warning-line systems. Topics addressed in Toolbox Talks II include electrical safety, equipment safety, fall protection and repetitive-stress disorders. The member price for the set is $110, and the retail price is $220. Purchase now.

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