On March 6-7, the roofing industry came together in Washington, D.C., for Roofing Day in D.C. 2018. The event was a resounding success with more than 400 professionals from all segments of the roofing industry coming together to deliver our industry message with "one voice" to Congress. From states as far as Hawaii and Alaska, roofing professionals from all segments of the industry showed up and made a lasting impression on legislators, bringing to their attention our urgent need for regulatory reform, enhanced career and technical educational programs, and immigration reform that meets our workforce needs.
Led by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) and more than 23 partner associations and organizations, the event was an unprecedented effort to elevate the image of the roofing industry and share its message with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
Roofing Day in D.C. 2018 was among the top 10 percent of all national legislative fly-in events and the largest advocacy event dedicated solely to the roofing industry. Participants visited with members of Congress and discussed three issues on which there is broad consensus within the roofing industry: regulatory reform, workforce development and immigration reform.
"NRCA is excited to have led this industrywide effort to bring the message of the roofing industry straight to our elected officials," says Reid Ribble, NRCA's CEO. "Thanks goes out to the more than 400 stakeholders who traveled to D.C. today to advocate for our great industry."
NRCA and partner organizations already are planning for the second Roofing Day in D.C., which will be held in spring 2019. Dates will be finalized by May 31 or sooner, and NRCA will provide more information as it becomes available. We hope you’ll be able to join us for this can’t-miss industrywide event!