|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||CONTACT: Charlotte Norgaard|
|Date: July 11, 2016||(847) 493-7548|
Alliance Adds Four Members, $300,000 in Funding for Roofing Industry Advancement
Rosemont, Ill. The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced the addition of four members during 2016's third quarter, adding $300,000 in funding for progressive research that contributes to the ongoing advancement of the roofing industry.
The Alliance's newest members are:
Academy Roofing, Aurora, Colo., is one of Colorado's premier roofing contractors providing commercial and residential roof system replacement and repair in addition to solar roofing, gutter installation and cleaning, new insulation and walkable deck systems. Academy Roofing joined the Alliance at the Governor level.
Bennett and Brosseau Roofing, Romeoville Ill., specializes in in low-slope, steep-slope, metal and green roof system design, construction and maintenance. As one of Chicago's premier, full-service roofing contractors, Bennett and Brosseau Roofing has a commitment to sustainability and green building practices. Bennett and Brosseau Roofing joined the Alliance at the Governor level.
FiberTite Roofing Systems/Seaman Corp., Wooster, Ohio, manufactures an extensive line of membranes, systems and accessories. FiberTite Roofing Systems/Seaman joined the Alliance at the Regent level.
Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC, Atlanta, one of North America's leading manufacturers of gypsum products and marketers of building products. GP Gypsum joined the Alliance at the Regent Level.
Through the generosity of its members, The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress commits to the following:
Education and training Develop programs and projects addressing current and future workplace issues ensuring a qualified and trained workforce for the roofing industry.
Technology Engage collaborative industry segments to embrace innovation and use technology.
Sustainability Advocate environmentally sustainable design.
Philanthropy Enrich the well-being of the roofing community through scholarships, charitable gifts and endowments.
Alliance membership is reserved for those who commit their pledged amount during a three- to five-year period. All members are entitled to participate in the task forces established to guide the Alliance's agenda, to attend the semiannual meeting of the full Alliance, and other Alliance activities scheduled throughout the year.
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 reaches 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.