NRCA's 119th Annual Convention and the 2006 International Roofing Expo in Las Vegas were successful

Roofing professionals met in Las Vegas Feb. 12-16 for NRCA's 119th Annual Convention and Washington, D.C.-based Hanley Wood's 2006 International Roofing Expo. Amid the tempting chaos of Las Vegas, roofing professionals attended the trade show and educational sessions, as well as NRCA's convention events. This year's trade show boasted 9,037 attendees and 975 booths with more than 435 exhibiting companies.

Following are some highlights.

Breakfast of champions

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