Since late March, NRCA staff not only has been separated from each other but also from NRCA members; however, that has not in any way diminished the work we continue to do on behalf of the industry, particularly when it comes to keeping members informed and engaged.
Several exciting new launches have occurred during the past few weeks:
- NRCA debuted its podcast, “Stories of an Extraordinary Industry,” in late May, and you are sure to find the episodes interesting and inspiring. NRCA CEO Reid Ribble has toured the U.S. spending time with professionals from the contracting, manufacturing and distribution communities and hearing about how they have achieved success and overcome obstacles. You can download episodes from NRCA’s website, www.nrca.net/news-events/podcast, or wherever you get your podcasts.
- The association has revamped and rebranded its e-newsletter. NRCA|Professional Roofing E-News will still be delivered to your inbox every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with a new look and expanded content. If you are not yet a subscriber, you can subscribe for free at www.nrca.net.
- NRCA launched a Spanish-language Facebook page, Ruferos de los Buenos, targeted at roofing workers. The page has gained significant traction within the Spanish-speaking community.
- As the industry continues to adapt to conducting business during a pandemic, Professional Roofing has created a webpage where readers can learn more about how manufacturers, contractors, distributors and affiliates are changing their operations. The webpage can be accessed here.
At press time, it looks as though Illinois, where NRCA’s headquarters office is located, will be entering Phase 3 of its quarantine. This would allow many businesses to resume seminormal operations, including NRCA. We look forward to continuing to work hard for the industry and, we hope, see you soon.
Ambika Puniani Reid is editor of Professional Roofing and NRCA's vice president of communications and production.