A Message to NWiR Friends and Co-Workers

I feel compelled to pass along a message to my friends and co-workers, that when you hear the words “shelter in place” this means YOU, not the other guy. I just watched a moving news segment featuring first responders helping the elderly and sick, packed hospitals with Drs. and nurses showing visible signs of fatigue… Read More

NWiR signs letter to White House requesting that roofing be recognized as an “essential business” during COVID crisis

Recent orders by state and local officials closing “non-essential” businesses have created confusion as to the impacts on the construction industry and manufacturers. In order to address this confusion, NWiR supported the NRCA and other roofing industry associations in sending the attached letter to the White House asking for the Federal government to provide clear… Read More

Filling in the Gaps

Our experience this year at NWIR Day 2020 was soooo exciting. Tremco and WTI were honored to share our efforts in building for the future and expanding diversity in our field staffing during the general session. With only 10 minutes to share our story, we feel like we left a lot out. I would like… Read More

Technology as a “Learning on Demand” Education Tool

Making time to educate team members can be a significant challenge, particularly during the busy summer season. Fortunately, social communication channels such as “YouTube” have created a “learning on-demand” environment where content can be easily accessed anytime/anywhere.  Combining serious content with convenient access, Owens Corning Roofing launched Owens Corning University (OCU) in 2019. Available at… Read More

What to Do if OSHA Shows Up?

If OSHA happens to show up at one of your jobsites or one that you are working on; do you know how to handle the inspection? Let’s face it, if OSHA shows up it’s not like an old friend ringing your doorbell to catch up; they’re there to potentially fine your firm. The key to… Read More

Heidi J. Ellsworth Recognized with NWiR’s Inaugural W.O.R.L.D. Award

The award honors a Woman of Outstanding Roofing Leadership and Distinction. The third annual National Women in Roofing Day was held on Sunday, February 2, 2020 prior to the start of the International Roofing Expo in Dallas. The day was filled with excellent presentations from outstanding women in the roofing industry. RCS partner, Heidi J…. Read More

Many Generations, One Workforce: Leading a Multigenerational Workforce

How to Manage the Challenges of a Multigenerational Workforce to Unlock Its Benefits This is the first time in the modern age that five generations have been in the workplace at the same time: traditionalists, baby boomers, Generation X, millennials and Generation Z. It’s also a time when more women from multiple generations are in… Read More

Five Ways You Can Market Your Contracting Business

Use Tips From ABC Supply on Professionalism, Online Presence and Customer Reviews So much of what you hear about marketing these days is in the digital space, and while that’s an important component, there is so much more that goes into promoting a business. Here are five ways you can help your business stand out… Read More

NWiR Member Spotlight – Meet Meredith Marsh-Shaevitz

Meet Meredith Marsh-Shaevitz, Owner Pitch Perfect Roofing & General Contracting 8 years in the industry. What was your career path? How did you get here? I started my career path with desire and passion to help people. I was a nurse right out of High School having taking Vo-Tech classes my senior year. I did… Read More