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Q1 Education Committee Update

We started the year by embracing our differences! Our first webinar, held with our Alliance Partner, RCI, Inc., discussed the Advantages of a Multi-Generational Workforce. Senior Director of Technical Services, Wanda Edwards was joined by fellow RCI members, Julie McDonald, Branch Manager at Building Envelope Consulting, LLC and Stephenie Williams at WJE. Want to hear the conversation again? Click here for the recording. For the first time in history, five generations are working side by side, [...]

2019-01-30T06:18:11-07:00By |

National Women in Roofing Announces NWIR Day Scholarship Recipients

The scholarship will cover the costs for these first-time attendees to attend the second annual NWIR Day in Nashville. Denver, Colorado  - National Women in Roofing (NWIR), a national organization focused on the empowerment of women within the roofing industry, has announced the recipients of its first-ever NWIR Day scholarships. This pilot sponsorship program was designed to encourage first time attendees who work for a contractor to experience the benefits of professional development in the roofing [...]

2019-01-04T10:33:02-07:00By |

Changing the Perspective

It’s a pretty slow day at a local home show so when a man (let’s call him ‘Richard’) enters my families residential roofing contractor booth both myself and my husband at the time are available to talk to him. Unlike most of the tire kickers we’ve been talking to, Richard enters the booth with purpose, walks right up to us, and asks his first question, directly to my husband. I give him the benefit of the [...]

2018-12-26T12:27:58-07:00By |

Factors to Consider When Choosing Personal Protective Equipment

Ensuring that you and your employees are warm and safe while wearing proper PPE (personal protective equipment) is not an easy task.  In selecting PPE, there are certain third parties such as ANSI (American National Standards Institute) that certify equipment for efficacy.  Equipment without ANSI approval has not been tested as effective and is considered similar to a costume even if they still look the part. OSHA standard 29 CFR 1926.28 sites compliance for the construction [...]

2018-11-27T13:44:23-07:00By |

Finding the Blend

It’s Saturday morning and I’m where I am every Saturday morning, at the hockey arena. I’m trying to watch my stepson's game while I also keep an eye on my toddler who is running around with his own mini hockey stick, but I’m distracted by a breakaway from the opposing team. I watch as the player and my stepson (the goalie) have a one on one showdown, which the goalie loses. “Good try, Lucas” I yell. [...]

2018-11-27T13:18:20-07:00By |

Sherry Holmes of DIY Network Show: HOLMES Makes it Right to Deliver Keynote at NWIR Day

The second annual National Women in Roofing Day is set for Saturday, February 9, prior to the 2019 International Roofing Expo. Denver, Colorado - National Women in Roofing (NWIR), a national organization focused on the empowerment of women within the roofing industry, has announced that Sherry Holmes will be the keynote speaker at its second annual NWIR Day. Sherry is a contractor, part-time designer and weekend DIYer. She supports and mentors women in the skilled trades [...]

2018-11-27T12:09:54-07:00By |

Don’t Miss Our Diamond Sponsor Tremco’s Live Tremco Talks Webinar: December 6, 2018

Tremco Talks live webinars are offered quarterly and provide interesting, relevant and popular educational topics; roofing, sustainability, building envelope, restoration, rooftop safety, indoor building air quality, warranties, energy efficiencies, and much, much more! Have you ever thought about protecting and weatherproofing an entire building envelope by restoring it from the ground up but didn't know where to start? Join our live, 60-minute webinar “Restoration From The Ground Up: A system approach for façade restoration” on Thursday, [...]

2018-11-14T13:51:10-07:00By |

How to Beat the Heat

Outdoor workers are at risk for heat exposure illness if they spend a significant part of their shift outdoors. If workers have significant time in the direct sunlight executing strenuous tasks for long periods of time or if the tasks at hand require heavy clothing (personal protective equipment) they are at even greater risk. Workers working outside should follow a work/rest schedule. If the rest period can’t be in air conditioning it should be in full [...]

2018-08-27T07:55:14-06:00By |

Weather Safety Tips

No matter what climate you encounter daily you must be aware of how to keep yourself safe in changing weather conditions.  Hundreds of people die annually in the US because of heat waves, hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning, flash floods, powerful thunderstorms, and winter storms.  How do we protect ourselves from the elements outdoors? What are some tips you can follow to safeguard your home and family from severe weather? Create a disaster plan – how to protect [...]

2018-07-26T11:49:06-06:00By |
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