April 2003

Let the good times roll

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NRCA's convention draws thousands of roofing professionals to New Orleans

by Kate Gawlik
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If you were in New Orleans during NRCA's 116th Annual Convention and Exhibit, you know convention attendees took over the city from Feb. 11-14. In fact, people could hear NRCA's influence on Bourbon Street as singers in bars changed the words of the song "YMCA" to "NRCA" and deejays regularly asked, "Are there any roofers in the house?"

Convention attendance was strong with a total of 6,295 attendees, about 5 percent more than NRCA's 115th Annual Convention and Exhibit in San Antonio. Despite exhibit spaces and exhibitor personnel numbers decreasing, 351 companies exhibited in New Orleans compared with 344 companies in San Antonio.

In addition to solid attendance, several events also made the convention a success. Following are highlights from NRCA's 116th Annual Convention and Exhibit.

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