|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||CONTACT: Charlotte Norgaard|
|Date: Jan. 9, 2018||(847) 493-7548|
Rosemont, Ill.—The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has announced Derbigum Americas Inc., Kansas City, Mo., has joined NRCA's One Voice initiative, upgrading its associate membership to "partner member."
In early 2017, NRCA launched its One Voice Initiative to unite the roofing industry and speak with one voice about matters critical to the roofing industry's continued success.
To ensure all industry sectors are given an opportunity to participate, NRCA amended its bylaws to allow manufacturers, distributors, architects, engineers and consultants that choose to participate to become full members of the association, meaning they will be granted voting rights and eligible for leadership roles within the association. Previously, such rights were reserved only for contractor members.
"Now is the perfect time to launch NRCA's One Voice initiative. There is unique opportunity for the roofing industry to address the major issues we face. However, our work can only be accomplished with commitments from leaders from all sectors of this great industry," says Reid Ribble, NRCA's CEO. "Only together as a roofing community can we take this transformational approach to address our issues and concerns and achieve success in the future."
Issues currently affecting the roofing industry include workforce development and certification; advancing the industry's public policy agenda; building codes and insurance; and increasing professionalism throughout the industry.
"Derbigum believes in a hands-on approach when it comes to supporting the growing, and ever-changing roofing industry," says Derbigum CEO Richard Paradise. "We became part of the One Voice Initiative to participate in molding this industry to best benefit all parties involved."
For more information about NRCA and its One Voice initiative, go to www.nrca.net/onevoice.
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. NRCA's mission is to inform and assist the roofing industry, act as its principal advocate and help members in serving their customers. NRCA continually strives to enhance every aspect of the roofing industry. For information about NRCA and its services and offerings, visit www.nrca.net.
Derbigum Americas manufactures APP modified bitumen membrane systems. Derbigum produces sustainable roof systems installed by select, trained roofing contractors that add value to the building owner and provide long-term waterproofing service life. Derbigum is committed to total customer satisfaction through clear, concise communication and unparalleled service before, during, and after installation.