All for one, and one for all

As with all membership organizations, one of NRCA's top objectives is member engagement. With a diverse membership spread throughout the world, NRCA faces unique challenges with achieving this goal.

But during July 5-11, the roofing industry came together in many ways to celebrate the second National Roofing Week.

First, H&E Equipment Services, Baton Rouge, La.; Johns Manville, Denver; OMG Roofing Products, Agawam, Mass.; Roofing Supply Group LLC, Dallas; and Rmax, Dallas, donated materials to reroof the Momentous Institute, a Dallas-based organization that serves more than 6,000 children from struggling families. King of Texas Roofing Co. LP, Grand Prairie, supplied a crew of eight laborers for a week, and Jim Whitten Roof Consultants LLC, Austin, Texas, provided the design services.

In addition, for NRCA's Children's Art Contest, children were asked to illustrate what they think roofs do. Fifty-two children entered the contest, and more than 3,000 votes were cast online to determine the winners. Sponsored by A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply, Aurora, Ill., the contest doubled in size this year compared with 2014.