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How to Interview Your Child

The only thing worse than having to fire someone who isn’t right for the job is having someone who is right, not show up to work. Finding and hiring the right people is one of the biggest challenges facing the roofing industry these days. Many companies are feeling the pain of what seems to be… Read More

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Downed Powerlines

What to do if encountering Power Lines: If you are experiencing a power outage you are thinking of your expiring food in the refrigerator, not the reason for the power outage which could be a downed power line.  Thirty to sixty linemen die from live power lines.  Six hundred people annually die from encountering power… Read More

Leading The Charge: Women Are Nailing Success In The Roofing Industry

Roofing is an overwhelmingly male occupation. Contractor or crew, the guys who work in roofing are just that: guys. Women in roofing are so rare they’re almost non-existent. Informal surveys done by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) found that less than 10 percent of roofing employees are women. National construction statistics, which include roofing… Read More

Recruiting Talent to Address the Labor Shortage

Please join our May 29th webinar on recruiting talent and addressing the labor shortage in the roofing industry. Lorna Mendez of the NWiR Education Committee will be discussing how to recruit, train and place women on roofing-oriented career paths. Key outcomes of this webinar will include: Recruiting Workers Addressing workforce challenges Equipping leaders to thrive… Read More

POD Build

Oregon Council Rises to the Pod Build Challenge

National Women in Roofing, Oregon Council teamed up Friday, March 15, 2019, with Professional Women in Building to help roof four temporary housing PODs as part of the Kenton Women’s Village Build-Out Event. Kenton Women’s Village PODS will provide temporary shelter to homeless women in the area. The General Contractors of these four PODs are… Read More

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Congratulations Jennifer Hogan – First Female Board RCI Member

With all the incredible changes over at RCI rebranding itself to IIBEC, one that NWIR wants to be sure to celebrate: First Female Board member Jennifer Hogan! Jennifer’s experience within the industry is extensive and we are proud to honor her accomplishments. Meet Jennifer Hogan: Region VII  – Board of Directors Jennifer Hogan, RRO, CET,… Read More

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When Adults Have Tantrums

So, you’re meandering through your typical day when, wham, the yelling starts. Seemingly out of nowhere you are rocked with the screams of another human being. Chances are, you either have an escalated customer service call, or a toddler. I’ve had both.

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Inspiration From Above (literally)

Many who know me know I am a collector of quotes, or as I affectionately refer to them, “nuggets of wisdom” that guide my life. I cite them often to keep myself on track and for others to keep me honest to the principles I try to live by.

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Ethelmae Humphreys & TAMKO

When Ethelmae Humphreys took the reins at TAMKO Building Products, Inc. in the early 1950s, she was probably the only female executive in the roofing industry.