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The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress Announces 2016 MVP Award Winners from Florida and Texas

Date: March 14, 2016 (847) 493-7548

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress Announces 2016 MVP Award Winners from Florida and Texas

Orlando, Fla.—The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced the winners of its 16th annual Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, recognizing outstanding roofing workers from Sanford, Fla; Houston; and Farmers Branch, Texas.

The MVP Awards program honors roofing professionals based on their significant contributions in one or more of the following areas: outstanding on-the-job performance; on-the-job safety performance, contributions to a team effort; community service and volunteerism; and other noteworthy contributions.

The 2016 MVP Award winners are:

Israel Casas, foreman at Tecta America Southeast, LLC, Sanford, Fla., for other noteworthy contributions and activities.
Pedro Melendez, superintendent at Centimark Corp., Houston, for contributions to team effort.
Curtis Purvis, superintendent at Chamberlin Roofing and Waterproofing, Farmers Branch, Texas for outstanding on the job performance, on the job safety performance and community service and volunteerism.

Additionally, the Alliance named the following MVP Award finalists:

Lyle Bandurski, foreman at Midland Engineering Co., Inc., North South Bend, Ind.
Barry Clouse, field worker at AAA Roofing Co. Inc., Indianapolis
Jason Geller, foreman at Schwickert's Tecta America, Mankato, Minn.
Thomas Williams, superintendent at KPost Roofing & Waterproofing, Dallas
Vasiliy Yefimov, equipment operator, Stoneway Roofing Supply, Tacoma, Wash.

The Alliance also named Casas as a finalist for outstanding on-the-job performance and Purvis as a finalist for contributions to team effort.

For more information about the MVP Awards program or next year's nominations, contact Bennett Judson, the Alliance's executive director, at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7513 or bjudson@roofingindustryalliance.net.


The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress was established within the National Roofing Foundation (NRF) to create an endowment fund to serve as a highly focused resource for the roofing industry and its customers. The Alliance's objectives are to conduct research and education projects that support high quality programs for roofing contractors; ensure 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. The Alliance also reached out to the roofing community and its members and helps fund efforts dedicated to good works and charitable giving. More information about the Alliance is available at www.roofingindustryalliance.net.

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