Government Relations Update for July 2022

Government Relations, Industry Insights

Schumer-Manchin Reconciliation Deal On July 27, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) released a relatively “slim” Build Back Better reconciliation bill.  The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 would extend Affordable Care Act subsidies from the American Rescue Plan and allow Medicare to negotiate certain prescription… Read more
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New Tile Roofing Industry Initiatives for 2022-2023

Industry Insights, Membership, Technical Updates

Update by TRI President and Technical Director, Rick Olson The TRI Alliance fiscal year begins in July and we are excited to announce new industry initiatives for 2022-2023. During our May board meeting we discussed new programs and focus for the TRI Alliance in the upcoming year. TRI Alliance Board… Read more

Tile Roofing Heat Transfer Study

Industry Insights, Technical Updates

Update by TRI Alliance Technical Committee Heat Transfer Study: Tile Roofing vs Other Materials Our plans to quantify the value of tile roofing versus other, temporary roof coverings includes a comprehensive heat transfer study. This initiative will start in the summer with the construction of the first of a total… Read more

Tile Roofing Repair and Replacement Guidelines Coming Soon

Industry Insights, Technical Updates

Update by TRI Alliance Technical Committee In support of our efforts to tackle the pervasive insurance fraud issues currently under the microscope in Florida, the TRIA will soon release a Post Storm Event Technical Bulletin with repair and replace guidelines. Created in an infographic format, the guide is intended to… Read more
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Manual Certification Classes in Texas, California and Florida

*High-Wind Certification, *Installation Manual Certification, Industry Insights

How fast will classes fill up?  We have a great schedule ahead, but be warned, we’re working to keep travel and hotel costs within our budget. We’ll be filling rooms to 50% capacity, and have less flexibility (as in the past) to add a day when one sells out. Free… Read more

Government Relations Updates for June 2022

Government Relations, Industry Insights

OSHA Proposal to Revoke Arizona State Plan TRIA submitted comments to OSHA on June 24, opposing its move to revoke the Arizona State Plan.   Spring Unified Federal Regulatory Agenda On June 21, the 2022 Spring Regulatory Agenda was released listing agencies’ agendas.  Items of concern beyond OSHA’s move to revoke… Read more
Ludowici project of the year - Madeira Condo

Ludowici Award Winning Projects

Industry Insights, Member News

TRIA Member Ludowici recently announced the winners of their annual project of the year contest. They asked for submissions of the best projects with any recent use of their product including residential, educational, new construction, renovation and more. The winners were chosen by an internal Ludowici panel and popular vote… Read more
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Complimentary Training for Members – Time is Running Out

*High-Wind Certification, *Installation Manual Certification, Industry Insights

Redeem Your Free Training by June 30th The Tile Roofing Industry Alliance fiscal year and annual membership runs July 1 to June 30th. One free Installation Manual Certification Training was included with your TRIA contractor membership. If you are a member and have not used your free training this year,… Read more

Government Relations Updates for April 2022

Government Relations, Industry Insights

TRIA Fly-In to Washington, DC From April 5-7, TRIA’s Government Relations Committee held a fly-in to Washington, DC in conjunction with NRCA’s Roofing Day In DC.  TRIA supports Roofing Day, which lobbies on industry-wide consensus issues, and this year’s emphasized workforce needs including more funding for career and technical education… Read more

April 2022 Updates from DC, Tackling the Labor Shortage and Less Regulations on the Roofing Industry

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Meet Craig Brightup – Lobbyist for TRI Alliance

Government Relations, Industry Insights

TRIA’s Washington, DC, lobbyist is Craig Brightup, CEO of The Brightup Group LLC, a government affairs consulting firm. Previously, he was NRCA’s VP of Government Relations, opening its Capitol Hill office in 1990, and before that headed congressional affairs for the Federal Trade Commission by appointment of President Reagan. In… Read more
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Monograph Season Is Here – TRI Alliance Technical Update

Industry Insights, Technical Updates, Tile Roofing Institute

Update by TRI President and Technical Director, Rick Olson For those that live in the code cycle world, we are now in what is referred to as the monograph lottery. Every code cycle the proposed changes to any recognized code come out in a combined document called a monography. As… Read more

Meet TRI Member – Swordsmen Roofing and Construction

Industry Insights, Membership, Tile Roofing Institute

Roof replacement before and after pictures from Swordsmen Roofing & Construction Swordsmen Roofing & Construction LLC offers residential and commercial roofing services for customers in North Texas and Florida. Micah Fisher started the company in 2017, after working in the roofing industry since 2008. George Palmer, Senior Project Manager at… Read more

Washington, DC Fly In – Government Relations Update

Government Relations, Industry Insights

Wade Shepherd, Rick Olson, Congressman Mike Johnson, TJ Curtis, Craig Brightup April 5-7, 2022 – Washington, DC –  the Tile Roofing Industry Alliance (TRI Alliance) Government Relations Committee held a fly-in to Washington, DC to meet with key U.S. House and Senate members to raise attention to the serious issues… Read more
New Freedom Graduation

Tile Roofing Training and Second Chances: Tackling the Labor Shortage

Industry Insights, Stories, Tile Roofing Institute

March 2022 New Freedom/Diversified/TRI Alliance Training Graduating Class Story & pictures by John Jensen, National Training Manager, Tile Roofing Industry Alliance Last month we had a great experience working with Diversified Roofing, New Freedom and a group of 18 eager, capable people who are excited to learn and become a… Read more
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New OSHA Recordkeeping Rule, 35K More H-2B Visas, DOL Updates

Government Relations, Industry Insights

Updates from Washington, DC OSHA Recordkeeping Rule March 30, 2022 – OSHA published proposed amendments to its recordkeeping regulations that essentially requires businesses to submit additional injury and illness info to OSHA in keeping with what the Obama Administration had in mind. Current regulations require summary Form 300A to be… Read more

March 2022 Back to the Classroom, Updated Installation Guides and More

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Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, OSHA & other updates from DC

Government Relations, Industry Insights

Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act Implementation Implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA – bipartisan infrastructure bill) is moving slowly. According to POLITICO, “About 75% of the infrastructure law will be distributed to states via a complicated formula set by existing statute, including the bulk of federal highway… Read more
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Meet H & H Roofing Supply

Industry Insights, Membership

TRI Alliance exists because of the support of our members. We are celebrating TRIA member H & H Roofing Supply. Enjoy learning about their origin, founder and more. H & H Roofing Supply is a family owned and operated business with strong ties to the Bakersfield community. Started in December… Read more

Government Relations in California

Government Relations, Industry Insights

TRI Alliance is Active in Sacramento re: AB1227 On March 10, 2022, the TRI Alliance joined with ARMA, asphalt shingle manufacturers and the roofing contractor trade associations in Sacramento to meet with numerous California Senators dealing with energy initiatives. Our strong coalition represented 95% of the steep slope roofing materials… Read more

Tile Roofing Technical Committee Update for March 2022

Industry Insights, Technical Updates

Progress on New Tile Roofing Installation Guides March has seen significant activity with our TRI Alliance technical initiatives. Just this week we held in-depth reviews review of our FRSA/TRI Florida High Wind Guide in Florida with our partner FRSA. Concurrently we held our TRI main guide review (for everywhere outside… Read more
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Celebrating Women in Roofing

Industry Insights, Women in Roofing

Meet Ann Iten March is Women’s History Month and we’re celebrating by chatting with females making waves in the roofing industry. Continue reading to learn about the legacy of Ann Iten of Westlake Royal Roofing Solutions. What is your position and how long have you been involved in the roofing Read more

Training Restart – Part 2

*Installation Manual Certification, Industry Insights, Tile Roofing Institute, Tile Roofing Manual

Eagle Roofing Team Celebrating their Certifications From left to right: Ryan Eady, Shonna Mosley, Kent Lawrence, Dave Morse & Michele Morse Classroom Trainings Return in June We are adding in person trainings to the schedule starting with the Arizona Roofing Contractors Association in June. Our January “restart” was hobbled by the Omicron… Read more
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Government Relations Updates for February 2022

Government Relations, Industry Insights

State of the Union, FY22 Funding, OSHA Updates & New Executive Order State of the Union Address The State of the Union address that normally occurs in late January is on March 1. This date may have been chosen to buy more time for the Build Back Better Act (BBBA)… Read more
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OSHA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Powered Industrial Trucks

Government Relations, Industry Insights

Good News for the Construction Industry In 2019, OSHA published a Request For Information (RFI) on updating its standards regarding Powered Industrial Trucks. TRIA contractor members and others in the construction industry feared that older forklifts, etc., might not meet OSHA’s updated standards which would have significant financial consequences. Construction… Read more
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