Get acquainted with the alliance

It's been nearly 10 years since the National Roofing Foundation (NRF) formed The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress, a group of contractors and manufacturers who have pledged significant amounts of money to an endowment fund focused on improving the roofing industry. During those years, the alliance's fund has grown from its original target of $7 million to more than $10 million. And contributors have increased from 79 contractors and 13 manufacturers and suppliers to 97 contractors and 30 manufacturers and suppliers. Although the alliance has funded significant initiatives important to the roofing industry, few outside the alliance are aware of them.

"We just haven't told our story enough," says Steve Kruger, chairman of the alliance and president of L.E. Schwartz & Son Inc., Macon, Ga.

But the story is impressive.

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