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Two Alliance leaders discuss the organization's past accomplishments and future endeavors

In 1996, The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress set out to improve the roofing industry by bringing together all industry segments to help fund research and educational programs; provide timely and forward-thinking industry responses to major economic and technological issues; and enhance the long-term viability and attractiveness of the industry to roofing workers.

Now, after more than 13 years of hard work and during one of the most difficult economic climates in recent history, the Alliance hasn't lost sight of these goals. According to Reid Ribble, the Alliance's president and president of The Ribble Group, Kaukauna, Wis.: "The Alliance is as engaged as ever."

Exciting accomplishments

When talking with Ribble and Geoff Craft, the Alliance's vice president and vice president—roofing products for Agawam, Mass.-based OMG Inc., it is difficult to miss their excitement about the organization.