Gillespie Roofing Inc., Walla Walla, Wash., has joined The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress at the Governor level. The Alliance now has 166 members.
Gillespie Roofing has been in business for more than 40 years and provides residential and commercial roofing services.
The Alliance was established within the National Roofing Foundation in 1996 to create an endowment fund to serve as a resource for the roofing industry and its customers.
Alliance members have committed more than $12.4 million to fund projects such as educational partnerships with three of the country's top construction management schools to expose college students to roofing as a career choice; sponsorship of a national construction management student design competition; national survey of roofing workers; the NRCA Roof Application Training Program series; a study to examine what the industry will look like in 20 years; and support for Florida International University's Wall of Wind program, which is a full-scale destructive testing facility intended to better replicate roof performance during high-wind conditions.
To make the Alliance work, member participation is vital, and the Alliance offers different levels of membership to encourage firms of all sizes to join and have a voice in determining the roofing industry's future. Click here for information about becoming an Alliance member, or contact Bennett Judson, the Alliance's executive director, at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7513 or email@example.com.