"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." This powerful statement by Helen Keller conveys the ongoing sentiments and mission of The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. Since its inception in 1996, the Alliance has remained steadfast in its vision to serve as a valuable, effective and influential organization that shapes, improves and advances the future of the roofing industry. After 20 years, the Alliance's vision has not wavered—and the organization has flourished.
From funding research to providing forward-thinking responses to major economic and technological issues, the Alliance is an advocate for advancing education and enhancing the long-term viability and attractiveness of the industry to roofing workers. With the addition of 20 new member companies from all segments of the roofing industry during the past two years, the Alliance has surpassed 150 members and continues to grow at a rapid pace.
During the past 20 years, the Alliance's dedicated membership, composed of a group of roofing contractors, material manufacturers, distributors, service providers and industry professionals, has contributed more than $12.4 million to the Alliance's endowment fund to help preserve and enhance the U.S. roofing industry's success and performance. Following are some recent initiatives Alliance members have helped make a reality.
Partnering with schools