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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

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Attending the 2019 #NWIRLuncheon at #RoofingDayinDC: The Business Case and Legacy

Alison Rice with Amtech Solutions recaps her experience at Roofing Day in D.C. 2019 Would you like the opportunity to meet and discuss your roofing issues and opportunities, with members of Congress and some of the Roofing Industry’s most influential leaders?  Does this present enough return to justify your attendance at the #NWIRLuncheon at #RoofingDayinDC?… 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

NWiR – Seattle March Recap

NWIR-Seattle had an amazing turnout and several new faces join us at Nu-Ray Metals in Auburn, WA. We were graciously hosted by Sue Fabri and her team. The chapter was taken on a tour of their multi-building facility where it showcased their stock of metals and nearly 24-hr fabrication team. Did you know Nu-Ray even… Read More

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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.