An Orlando recap

NRCA's 118th Annual Convention and the 2005 International Roofing Expo team up

The 2005 International Roofing Expo and NRCA's 118th Annual Convention were held together for the first time Feb. 14-18 in Orlando, Fla. As part of its agreement with NRCA, Hanley Wood LLC, Washington, D.C., managed the trade show and educational portions of the roofing expo, and NRCA organized several events and awarded its traditional honors. Their efforts were met with approval from the 7,492 attendees and 380 exhibiting companies. Following are highlights from the events.

The honors

As in the past, NRCA recognized several roofing professionals for various contributions to the industry.

During the Member Breakfast, NRCA awarded its annual Charlie Raymond Award to Rosemary Oldham, marketing service manager for GAF Materials Corp., Wayne, N.J., for recruiting 13 new members. The award, named for former NRCA President and J.A. Piper Award Winner Charlie Raymond, is presented to the NRCA member who recruited the most members during the past year.