Make plans to attend Roofing Day in D.C. 2020
NRCA invites all roofing industry professionals to come together in Washington, D.C., to elevate the image of the industry and share its message with lawmakers on Capitol Hill at Roofing Day in D.C. 2020.
Roofing Day in D.C. 2020 will take place April 21-22. All roofing professionals are urged to participate and consider bringing one or more employees.
“Help us demonstrate the depth of talent and diversity in our great industry,” says Reid Ribble, NRCA’s CEO. “2020 is an election year, and it is especially critical and important for you to participate in Roofing Day in D.C. 2020.”
Roofing Day in D.C. 2020 brings together roofing contractors, distributors, manufacturers and other industry professionals from throughout the U.S. to voice the industry’s priorities on Capitol Hill. It is crucial members of Congress see roofing professionals and hear about the critical issues facing the industry.
For more information about Roofing Day in D.C. 2020, contact Duane Musser, NRCA’s vice president of government relations, at (202) 400-2592 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.nrca.net/advocacy/roofingday.
ICP Building Solutions Group joins One Voice
In 2017, NRCA launched the One Voice initiative to unite the roofing industry and speak with one voice about matters critical to the roofing industry’s continued success. Manufacturers, distributors, architects, engineers, consultants and service providers are invited to fully engage with NRCA as partners and actively address the industry’s most pressing issues, including worker certification and the labor shortage; affecting change in Washington, D.C.; building codes and insurance; and increasing professionalism in all industry sectors.
Philadelphia commits to 100% renewable energy by 2050
In late September, Philadelphia’s city council unanimously passed Resolution 190728, establishing a goal to adopt 100% clean, renewable energy practices by 2050 or sooner, according to solarindustrymag.com.
Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania and the sixth largest city in the U.S. The city council’s move toward clean energy follows pressure from grassroots activists and other Pennsylvania suburban boroughs and townships that have passed clean energy resolutions.
The resolution commits to a “fair and equitable” transition to 100% clean, renewable electricity for municipal operations by 2030; for electricity citywide by 2035 or sooner; and for all energy, including heat and transportation citywide, by 2050 or sooner.
Christine Knapp, director of the office of sustainability for the City of Philadelphia, says: “We know we have more work to do and look forward to working with all stakeholders to achieve our goals of 100% renewable energy as soon as possible.”
Construction career campaign targets Generation Z
Build California is a newly launched campaign designed to attract young people to construction careers by using marketing, public relations and outreach efforts to share information regarding the lucrative, long-term benefits of working in California’s construction industry, according to www.constructiondive.com.
Spearheaded by the Associated General Contractors of California with support from local construction firms, Build California has a mission to meet young Californians on their terms and sell construction careers as fun, stable and well-paying. The campaign’s interactive website, buildcalifornia.com, was designed to urge high school and college-age Californians—and their parents—to consider construction-focused training, apprenticeships or college programs.
“We knew that we needed to reach and engage Generation Z where they are and how they like to best receive information in a way that is technology-forward, interactive and easily accessible on their phones and other mobile devices,” says Erin Volk, vice president of workforce and community development for AGC of California.
Volk says only 9% of Generation Z currently is interested in a future in construction.
“We need to demonstrate the careers and training pathways in a way that is modern and ‘cool’ to them—not us as an industry—but also authentic and informative, which aligns with the expectations and values of the generation we are trying to reach,” she says.
Build California’s website is meant to deliver actionable information about careers in construction to students, parents, teachers and job seekers. Visitors can learn about the construction trades; get connected to apprentice programs across the state; identify college pathways; or find jobs on the website’s job listing portal. Additionally, family members and educators can access information about the benefits of their students entering the industry and how to engage with the program.
Roofing professional passes away, honored by FEI classmates
Jonathan Lee Price, vice president of Professional Roofing Contractors Inc., Shelbyville, Tenn., passed away June 21. He was 37.
A natural salesman and manager, Price worked for a lobbying firm in Washington, D.C., before moving to Shelbyville to work at his father’s roofing business. Price was a graduate of NRCA University’s Future Executives Institute—Class 7. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing golf, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends. Price is survived by his wife, Stephanie; parents, Carol and Larry; brother, Stephen; sister, Susan; nephews, Gabe, Nick and Noah; niece, Mia; and many friends.
Donations in Price’s name may be made to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation at cholangiocarcinoma.org/donate or the Duck River Watershed Education Committee at 210 E. Depot St., Shelbyville, TN 37160. FEI-7 graduates donated $800 to each charity in honor of their classmate and friend.