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Daily update—Friday, Feb. 19

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During NRCA's Industry Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception yesterday, numerous annual awards were presented.

The Charlie Raymond Award was presented to GAF, Parsippany, N.J. The award is given to the NRCA member that recruited the greatest number of new members during 2015.

NRCA and CNA awarded the CNA/NRCA Community Involvement Award to Straight Line Roofing & Construction, Shingle Springs, Calif., for its donation of $16,330 to the Food Bank of El Dorado County by hosting its Ninth Annual Thanks & Giving Customer Appreciation Event. During its 10-year involvement with its charity, Straight Line Roofing has reroofed the facility and raised more than $70,000 to help feed at-risk individuals. The CNA/NRCA Community Involvement Award honors charitable works by NRCA member contractors and awards the winning company's charity with $5,000. In addition, 7 Summits Roofing, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Aspenmark Roofing & Solar, Dallas; and Jonesboro Roofing Co. Inc., Jonesboro, Ark., received honorable mentions and will receive $1,000 for their charities of choice.

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress presented its Most Valuable Player Awards to honor outstanding roofing workers. Following are the 2015-16 winners:

Isael Casas, foreman for Tecta America Southeast LLC, Sanford, Fla.
Pedro Melendez, superintendent for Centimark Corp., Houston
Curtis Purvis, superintendent for Chamberlin Roofing and Waterproofing, Farmers Branch, Texas

In addition, Professional Roofing's Best of the Best Award was presented to Curtis Purvis, superintendent for Chamberlin Roofing and Waterproofing, Farmers Branch, Texas.

NRCA awarded the 69th Annual J.A. Piper Award, the roofing industry's most prestigious honor, to John Gooding, chairman of the board for GSM Roofing, Ephrata, Pa.

Finalists of NRCA's annual Gold Circle Awards were announced. Gold Circle Awards recognize NRCA members from throughout the world that make significant contributions to the roofing industry in various categories.

The finalists of NRCA's 2016 Gold Circle Awards are as follows:

Outstanding workmanship (Low-slope)

  • Castro Roofing of Texas LP, Dallas, for Southern Methodist University Owen Arts Center, Dallas
  • Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing, Farmers Branch, Texas, for Dallas Love Field, Dallas
  • Korellis Roofing Inc., Hammond, Ind., for Chinatown Public Library, Chicago
Outstanding workmanship (Steep-slope)

  • B & M Roofing of Colorado Inc., Frederick, Colo., for Belcaro Mansion, Denver
  • Baker Roofing Co., Raleigh, N.C., for Kansas State House, Topeka
  • Midland Engineering Co., South Bend, Ind., for Cathedral of St. Paul, Birmingham, Ala.
  • Ruff Roofers Inc., Baltimore, for Gunston Hall, Mason Neck, Va.
Innovative solutions (New construction)

  • Eberhard Roofing & Waterproofing, Van Nuys, Calif., for Pomona College Studio Art Hall, Claremont, Calif.
  • United Materials LLC, Denver, for the Science Pyramid at Denver Botanical Gardens
Innovative solutions (Reroofing)

  • Alumni Roofing Co. Inc., Lexington, Ohio, for Avita Health System Tower, Ontario, Ohio
  • Nations Roof Northwest LLC, Kent, Wash., for Center for Urban Waters, Tacoma, Wash.
  • Wagner Roofing Co., Hyattsville, Md., for Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Kensington, Md.
  • Wedge Roofing Inc., Petaluma, Calif., for Small Precision Tools, Petaluma
Service to the community

  • Burns & Scalo Roofing Co. Inc., Pittsburgh, for The Education Partnership's Adopt-A-School Program, Pittsburgh
  • King of Texas Roofing Co., Grand Prairie, for the Momentous Institute, Dallas
  • Kirberg Co., St. Louis, for the Center for Women in Transition, St. Louis
Winners of the Alliance's 2016 Construction Management Student Competition also were announced. The teams were asked to bid on installing a roof system on the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Each team researched the project, reviewed the plans and specifications, and assembled a full estimate and proposal to submit a qualified bid package. Teams had to submit their written proposals and all supporting documents in December 2015. The second part of the competition was the oral presentation, which took place Feb. 18. The winning team is from the University of Florida and will receive a $5,000 L.B. Conway scholarship for its school, a team trophy and individual awards.

Today's events include NRCA's For Foremen Only, Level 1 class, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Roof Integrated Solar Energy™ will administer its Certified Solar Roofing Professional™ exam from 8 to 11 a.m. Both events will take place at the Orange County Convention Center. ROOFPAC silent auction item pickup will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ROOFPAC's booth, No. 932.

The NRCA member lounge will be open today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Orange County Convention Center. NRCA's member lounge is booth No. 841 and located next to NRCA's booth No. 939.

Today, the 2016 International Roofing Expo® (IRE) registration will be available from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the exhibit hall will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. IRE's educational conferences will be held from 7:45 to 11:15 a.m. There will be an IRE advisory board meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All IRE events will take place at the Orange County Convention Center.

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