It's been nearly 10 years since the National Roofing Foundation
(NRF) formed The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress, a group of
contractors and manufacturers who have pledged significant amounts
of money to an endowment fund focused on improving the roofing
industry. During those years, the alliance's fund has grown from
its original target of $7 million to more than $10 million. And
contributors have increased from 79 contractors and 13
manufacturers and suppliers to 97 contractors and 30 manufacturers
and suppliers. Although the alliance has funded significant
initiatives important to the roofing industry, few outside the
alliance are aware of them.
"We just haven't told our story enough," says Steve Kruger,
chairman of the alliance and president of L.E. Schwartz & Son
Inc., Macon, Ga.
But the story is impressive.
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