On the cusp of its 20th anniversary, The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress (Alliance) is growing at a rapid pace and stronger than ever. Since its inception in 1996, the Alliance continues to unite leaders throughout the roofing industry while funding research, advancing education, honoring workers, and providing forward-thinking responses to major economic and technological issues.
At 145 members strong, including 10 new members this past year, the Alliance is in a unique position to unite roofing contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and industry professionals. To date, the group has committed more than $12.3 million to help preserve and enhance the U.S. roofing industry's success.
"There's a lot of momentum right now with the Alliance, which ultimately leads to an interest in funding new projects and attracting new members," says Robert McNamara, president of F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing Co. Inc., a Tecta America company, Milwaukee. "The advances we have made during the past few years are testimonials of how successful we can be when everyone within the industry works together."