Rosemont, Ill.—Roofing industry stakeholders from throughout the U.S. participated virtually in Roofing Day in D.C. 2021 March 23-24. Led by the National Roofing Contractors Association and partner organizations, the annual event is an unprecedented effort to share the industry’s message with members of Congress. Traditionally held as a fly-in event in Washington, D.C., Roofing Day in D.C. 2021 was held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As it has done since 2018, NRCA partnered with a wide coalition of roofing industry stakeholders in conducting Roofing Day in D.C. 2021. Although this event was held virtually, more than 300 participants communicated the issues most important to all of us directly to members of Congress and congressional staff,” says Reid Ribble, NRCA’s CEO. “Roofing Day in D.C. has become a hallmark event for the roofing industry and continues to put wins on the board for our members. We look forward to continued interaction with legislators throughout the year as we build long-lasting relationships with them.”
Roofing Day in D.C. is the largest advocacy event dedicated solely to the roofing industry and brings together roofing contractors, distributors, manufacturers and other industry professionals. This year’s participants met virtually with members of Congress to advocate for the industry regarding key issues, including increased funding for career and technical education to address workforce shortages; inclusion of a strong buildings component in federal legislation; and immigration reform that meets the roofing industry’s current and future workforce needs.
Since 1886, the National Roofing Contractors Association has been the home for generations of entrepreneurial craftsmen and enterprises who shelter and protect America’s families and businesses and each other. Our vision is the recognition of oaur members as professionals and to unite the industry to that purpose. NRCA is one of the construction industry’s most respected trade associations and the voice of roofing professionals and leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technology and advocacy. It represents all segments of the roofing industry, including contractors; manufacturers; distributors; architects; consultants; engineers; building owners; and city, state and government agencies. For information about NRCA and its services and offerings, visit nrca.net.