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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.

NRCA Update

The Roofing Alliance started the IRE convention week off with record attendance at the member dessert and cordials reception held Sunday evening at the Omni Nashville. This is an opportunity for members to mix and mingle with current members and to welcome new members.

NWIR Welcomes the Purple Purse Project

During the 2019 NWIR Day, Heidi J. Ellsworth, NWIR Past Chair, was thrilled to announce an ongoing pilot with Purple Purse. Purples Purse is part of the Allstate Foundation helping women escape financial abuse which is a large but unheard part of domestic violence.

NWIR Day 2019 A Great Success for Seattle, WA Council

Brittany Wimbish shares personal and professional success at NWIR Day 2019. My family has been in the roofing industry for over 40 years, and I’ve been in the industry for approximately 10 years. I began as a receptionist working at our family roofing and construction business and was only expected to handle miscellaneous tasks. However,… Read More

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… Read More

Roof Safety During Winter Weather

If you find yourself in an area that accumulates snow, how do you know if you are protecting yourself and your workers from potential accidents and injuries while working on a roof? The year 2011 saw a surge in numerous building failures in the northeastern part of the United States due to multiple major snow… Read More