Milliken & Co. receives ethics award

Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, S.C., has been named one of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere, a global leader in advancing the standards of ethical business practices. Milliken & Co. has received the award every year since its inception 16 years ago.

Based on Ethisphere’s Ethics Quotient,® the World’s Most Ethical Companies assessment process includes more than 200 questions about culture, environmental and social practices, ethics and compliance activities, governance, diversity and value initiatives. The process serves as an operating framework to capture and codify the leading practices of organizations across industries.

“Congratulations to Milliken & Co. for achieving recognition as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the 16th time,” says Ethisphere CEO Timothy Erblich. “We commend the entire Milliken team for this truly significant achievement and their commitment to driving positive, lasting change by intentionally creating a culture of ethics and purpose.”

In 2022, 136 honorees were recognized from 22 countries and 45 industries. The complete list of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies is available at

GAF supports community initiative

GAF, Parsippany, N.J., hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of the Shafter Learning Center’s new expanded learning area in Shafter, Calif., in March.

GAF, an employer in the Shafter community for more than a decade, partnered with Project for Public Spaces and the City of Shafter on the expansion project. The teams worked closely with education specialists and community residents to determine the best use of the space. The result is a new learning area that includes additional classroom and meeting space, a children’s library and a colorful pavement area that expands the usable outdoor space.

Following the ribbon cutting, members of the community were invited to explore the expanded facilities, sign up for classes and enjoy fun activities.

The project is part of GAF’s social impact initiative, GAF Community Matters, which is focused on making a positive difference as neighbors and partners in the community by leveraging roofing expertise, resources and products to help build resilient communities.

ATAS International honors sales team

Jackowski (left) with Jim Bush, ATAS International’s vice president of sales and marketing
Silvius (left) with Dick Bus, president of ATAS International

ATAS International, Allentown, Pa., has announced Joe Jackowski, product representative for Metro and Long Island, N.Y., and Brian Silvius, inside technical salesperson for Metro and Long Island, N.Y., received ATAS International’s Malan S. Parker Award. The award annually recognizes the company’s top sales team.

Jackowski joined ATAS International five years ago, and Silvius joined the company more than nine years ago. The salesmen were recognized for their teamwork in overall sales growth and observance of corporate goals and objectives. They obtained the highest level of sales in a year for the Long Island territory, substantially grew overall material shipped from the previous year and increased sales in all market segments of their area.

“Joe and Brian had exceptional sales growth last year throughout the supply chain challenges,” says Mark Bus, national sales manager for ATAS International. “A lot of their hard work and discipline over the past several years came to fruition last year. We congratulate both on this well-deserved award and for their dedication and continued service to ATAS International.”

Owens Corning presents contractor awards

Owens Corning, Toledo, Ohio, has announced the recipients of its 2022 Platinum Contractor Awards.

Twenty-seven Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Contractors received Top Performer awards, including NRCA members Adams Roofing Professionals Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill.; AmeriPro Roofing, Downers Grove, Ill.; Bone Dry Roofing Inc., Indianapolis; Findlay Roofing, Marietta, Ga.; My Roofing Crew, Springfield, Tenn.; Semper Solaris Inc., El Cajon, Calif.; Tadlock Roofing Inc., Tallahassee, Fla.; Wortham Bros Inc., McKinney, Texas; and Yellowhammer Roofing Inc., Athens, Ala.

Twelve Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Contractors received Pinnacle awards for community, safety, sustainability or innovation, including NRCA members Armor Shield Companies Inc., Oakville, Conn.; Kaiser Siding & Roofing LLC, Suwanee, Ga.; Ridge Valley Exteriors Inc., Kennesaw, Ga.; Roofsmith Restoration, Akron, Ohio; and Watkins Construction and Roofing, Jackson, Miss.


Jobba software now available in Spanish

Jobba, Chicago, a roofing industry software provider, has announced its roofing software now is available in multiple languages, including Spanish.

An easy-to-use language toggle feature was developed in response to the growing need for multilanguage software. The software now allows users to communicate effectively in their first language.

“Whether it’s for helping sales deliver accurate estimates, keeping service on schedule, multiplying inspections or providing vital details to office staff, the ability to communicate effectively in multiple languages is critical for roofing companies,” says Jobba CEO Scott Keith. “We are proud to offer roofing contractors the best roofing technology now in several languages. It is streamlining manual processes and accelerating growth for Jobba customers.”

NCCER launches CareerStarter program

The National Center for Construction Education & Research has launched CareerStarter, a national program designed to connect individuals with local construction training programs and entry-level jobs. Available at, the program is free for individuals, schools, training programs and employers.

NCCER worked with Holly Springs, N.C.-based Futures Inc., a technology development company, to bring Futures’ Pipeline™ technology platform to the construction industry. CareerStarter is the first comprehensive program specifically designed to help individuals enter the construction industry. Users are guided through the process from understanding career options to finding training and obtaining jobs.

“Individuals know how to get into college and where to go to apply for jobs online, but they don’t know how to get into construction, where to get the necessary training and how to get their first jobs in the industry,” says Jennifer Wilkerson, NCCER’s vice president of innovation and advancement. “We are proud to provide a program that guides and supports individuals through each step of the process while also helping build our industry.”

CareerStarter has launched in North Carolina and Texas and will be available nationwide in coming months.

IBHS announces winners of FORTIFIED awards

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety has announced the recipients of its annual FORTIFIED Volume and Pioneer Awards.

The FORTIFIED Home™ program, developed by IBHS and based on decades of research, is a voluntary beyond-code construction and reroofing method that strengthens homes against storms. In 2021, FORTIFIED celebrated its 30,000th designation and helped nearly 12,000 families better protect their homes from severe weather.

“Despite the challenges facing the building industry, the companies we honor continued to provide the information, opportunity and expertise to guide homeowners to make their homes stronger and, in the process, helped further establish FORTIFIED as the national standard for resilient construction,” says IBHS CEO Roy Wright.

Several NRCA members received FORTIFIED Volume awards, including Apex Roofing LLC, Palmyra, Va.; Foster Contracting Inc., Indianapolis; PROTECH Roofing Solutions, Townville, Pa.; Rapid Roofing LLC, Huntsville, Ala.; and Roof Doctors LLC, Goodlettsville, Tenn.


Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. has named Jeremy Grunewald national product manager.




National Roofing Week 2022



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Virtual CERTA Train-the-trainer



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NRCA’s Midyear Meetings



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FRSA’s 100th Annual Convention and the Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo

Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association Inc.

Orlando, Fla.

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(407) 671-3772, ext. 100, or



CERTA Train-the-trainer


Elgin, Ill.

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Western Roofing Expo

Western States Roofing Contractors Association

Las Vegas

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Virutal CERTA Train-the-trainer



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Metal Construction Association


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NRCA’s Annual Legal Conference—Roofing Issues: Decks to Dockets


Austin, Texas

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NRCA’s Fall Meetings



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CERTA Train-the-trainer


Elgin, Ill.

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NRCA new members

A-Pro Roofing Inc., Palmdale, Colo.

A-Z Roofing Solutions, Barry, Texas

Admirable Home Improvement, Plainfield, Ill.

All Star Roofing Inc., Mandeville, La.

Altitude Roofing & Remodeling, Worcester, Mass.

American Choice Exteriors, Rockville, Md.

Apex Roofing LLC, Palmyra, Va.

Bernhardt Forensic Engineering LLC, St. Peters, Mo.

Bluebird Roofing, Mt. Juliet, Tenn.

Bunkum Valley Roofing LLC, Loogootee, Ind.

Cameron Group LLC, Elkridge, Md.

CDR Construction and Roofing, Azle, Texas

Cherry Roofing Enterprises Inc., West Park, Fla.

Couture’s Construction LLC, Methuen, Mass.

Cultured CRS Inc., Edgewater, Md.

Ellis Richard LLC, Wallingford, Conn.

Envista Forensics, Devine, Texas

Gateway Contractors, Prosper, Texas

Gerdes Architectural Roofing LLC, New Orleans

Harbeck Roofing & Remodeling, Angier, N.C.

HGE Architects Inc., Coos Bay, Ore.

Integrity Insurance and Bonding Inc., Happy Valley, Ore.

J K Seen, Dublin, Calif.

L.O.A. Construction LLC, Austin, Texas

Liberal Construction LLC, Mclean, Va.

Linxup, Chesterfield, Mo.

Lion Exteriors LLC, Pawtucket, R.I.

McMillan Pazdan Smith, Greenville, S.C.

Mighty Dog Roofing, New Braunfels, Texas

Mighty Dog Roofing of Pittsburgh North, Bridgeville, Pa.

MJ Turner Exteriors LLC, Middletown, Conn.

Monarch Roofing & Construction, Deerfield Beach, Fla.

Mueller Roofing Inc., Joliet, Ill.

Mulberry Builders, Lexington, Ky.

Nat Cat Solutions Roofing Inc., Chicago

Northwest College of Construction, Portland, Ore.

Outlaw Roofing, Klamath Falls, Ore.

Pinnacle A Roofing Co., Miami

Proaccess Roofing LLC, Monroe, Ga.

Quality Over Quantity Everytime Inc., Clinton Township, Mich.

Quality Roofing Solutions LLC, Milton, Fla.

Rescue Roofer, Glendale, Calif.

Revelation Roofing, Steamboat Springs, Colo.

Rich Rayburn Roofing LLC, Coos Bay, Ore.

Right First Roofing, Spokane Valley, Wash.

Roof Design & Inspection Inc., Dartmouth, Mass.

Roofing Systems of Dallas LLC, Frisco, Texas

RS Five LLC, Lincolnwood, Ill.

RWCR LLC, Frisco, Texas

SA Roofing, Lake Oswego, Ore.

Supreme Roofing, Chicopee, Mass.

Supreme Roofing, Englewood, Colo.

Supreme Roofing Systems, Oklahoma City

The Catch-All, Tyler, Texas

Tucson Rubberized Coating, Tucson, Ariz.

VaproShield LLC, Gig Harbor, Wash.

Weygandt Enterprises LLC, Houston

WUKO Inc., Greensboro, N.C.


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