The Alliance names MVP Award winners
The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress announced the winners of its 10th annual Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards during NRCA's 123rd Annual Convention Feb. 20-24 in New Orleans. Following are the 2010 winners:
Additionally, following are the 2010 MVP Award finalists:
The MVP Awards recognize and honor outstanding roofing workers from various U.S. regions. Winners are chosen based on their significant contributions in one or more of the following areas: outstanding on-the-job performance; safety performance; contributions to a team effort; community service and volunteerism; and other noteworthy contributions and activities.
In addition, Professional Roofing awarded its Best of the Best Award to Richard Heilinger.
Co-sponsored by Professional Roofing and OMG Inc., Agawam, Mass., the Best of the Best Award is a special MVP Award category. Winners are chosen by a panel of roofing industry representatives. Heilinger was named the best of the best based on his extraordinary contributions to the roofing industry.
For more information about the MVP Awards or next year's nominations, visit www.roofingindustryalliance.net or contact Bennett Judson, the Alliance's executive director, at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7513 or email@example.com.
NRCA partners with Rebuilding Together® for charity event
On Feb. 4, Washington, D.C.-based Rebuilding Together, NRCA's national charity partner, held its 15th annual Kickoff to Rebuild event three days before the National Football League's (NFL's) Super Bowl XLIV in Miami.
During the event, celebrity guest Steve Harvey, NFL players and officials, and community members volunteered to help rebuild the historic neighborhood of Coconut Grove by providing free home repairs that embrace safe and healthy housing principles. More than 300 volunteers worked to repair seven homes—including three that needed new roof systems.
Following the event, about 1,000 people attended a celebratory block party with food, local vendors, sponsors and music.
"NRCA has been a sponsor of Kickoff to Rebuild for 10 years now, and this year's event was not only the largest ever but also received the most media attention," says NRCA Executive Vice President Bill Good. "Like all events of this kind, it took an incredible amount of time and energy, and I'm especially grateful to Billy Cone for stepping up to see that several homeowners in desperate need received new roofs."
Cone, owner of RoofTech Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the company that performed much of the roofing work for Kickoff to Rebuild, was an eager participant.
"We at RoofTech believe in helping those in need as much as possible," Cone says. "It is humbling to be a part of providing a better way of life for those who are less fortunate. We only wish we had more to give more."
For more information about Rebuilding Together's 15th annual Kickoff to Rebuild, visit www.rebuildingtogether.org.
Exhibit space is available for China roofing expo
NRCA currently is selling booth space in the NRCA pavilion for China Roofing & Waterproofing 2010, which will be held Oct. 20-22 at the China National Convention Center in Beijing. Co-sponsored by NRCA and the China National Building Waterproof Association (CWA), the exhibition will feature roofing and waterproofing materials, insulation, adhesives and accessories. More than 300 exhibitors and 10,000 attendees are expected from more than 20 countries.
NRCA's partnership with CWA and the exhibition is part of an endeavor to give NRCA a more prominent voice internationally and facilitate trade within the roofing industry. Roofing equipment and materials manufacturers and distributors are encouraged to present their products at the exhibition.
For more information about the exhibition or to reserve a booth, contact Alison LaValley, NRCA's vice president of operations, at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7573 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information also is available by contacting Daniel Wan at CWA at email@example.com.
NRCA elects 2010-11 leadership
T. Allen Lancaster, president of Metalcrafts Inc., Savannah, Ga., was elected NRCA president. During the past 16 years of his involvement with NRCA, Lancaster has served on most of NRCA's committees in multiple capacities, including as chairman of NRCA's Technical Operations, Manual Update and Metal Roofing committees. He served as NRCA's 2009-10 senior vice president and as an NRCA vice president from 2005-07. He was a member of its board of directors from 1995-98, 1999-2002, 2003-05 and 2007-09.
Kent Tolley, vice president of Quality Tile Roofing Inc., Boise, Idaho, was elected NRCA senior vice president. Tolley served as an NRCA vice president from 2003-04 and 2006-08 and served on NRCA's board of directors from 1999-2002, 2005-06 and 2008-10. In addition, he has served on numerous NRCA committees, including the Community Service, Contractor Management, Government Relations and Internet/Electronic Communications committees. He served as chairman of the Membership Committee and currently is a member of the Technical Operations Committee.
Alex Hernandez, vice president of Clark Roofing Co., Broadview, Ill.; Lindy Ryan, president of General Works LLC, Sanford, Fla., a Tecta America company; and David Tilsen, president of Tilsen Roofing Co. Inc., Madison, Wis., were named NRCA vice presidents and will serve two-year terms.
NRCA's new directors, who will serve three-year terms, follow:
The center will launch RoofPoint™
The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing has announced it will launch RoofPoint, a voluntary, consensus-based point system that will provide a means to evaluate environmentally sustainable roof systems. The system is set to launch later this year following an industry review and comment period.
RoofPoint is intended to act as a guideline for the selection of roof systems that will maximize energy efficiency and minimize negative environmental effects. The system will provide a checklist to evaluate the ways roof systems can benefit the economy and environment and act as an assessment tool to compare alternative sustainable roofing options. It will address reroofing and new construction and emphasize durability.
For more information, contact the center at (866) 928-2347 or visit www.roofingcenter.org.