TRIA Signs Letter In Support Of DOL’s Independent Contractor Rule Nullification

Government Relations, Industry Insights

Tile Roofing Industry Alliance Lobbyist, Craig Brightup, has provided the latest government relations update and activities on the following from March 2024:   House Numbers With Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) leaving Congress in March and Rep. Mike Gallagher’s (R-WI) surprise announcement he’s leaving, too, Republicans will be down to a… Read more

TRIA’s Latest Issues And Activities Report From Washington, D.C.

Government Relations, Industry Insights

  Tile Roofing Industry Alliance Lobbyist, Craig Brightup, has provided the latest government relations update and activities on the following from February 2024:   House Numbers After winning a NY special election, Democrat former-Rep. Tom Souzzi was sworn in Feb. 28 for the seat he previously held in the House,… Read more

Updates On Our Tile Roofing Energy Cost Savings Study & More

Industry Insights, Technical Updates

By TRIA President, Rick Olson:   The TRI technical team continues to work with our partners in tracking the local legislative efforts to change or mandate local code requirements that are far more restrictive than the National or current local codes require. These have included white roof as the only… Read more

The Tile Roofing Professional Training Journey

Industry Insights, Training

TRIA works closely with the NRCA to create valuable learning opportunities for roofing professionals. Together, we have developed The Tile Roofing Professional Training Journey: a series of courses to take roofers on a pathway from introductory, to intermediate, to expert stages in their roofing knowledge, skills and competencies. The journey… Read more

TRIA’s December Issues & Activities Update From Washington, D.C.

Government Relations, Industry Insights

Tile Roofing Industry Alliance Lobbyist, Craig Brightup, has provided the latest government relations update and activities on the following:   Unified Agenda of Federal Regulations The Fall Regulatory Agenda was released Dec. 7 and the U.S. Chamber summarized some labor-related regs: DOL, OSHA: Heat Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Read more

TRIA’s Latest Achievements And Upcoming Projects

Industry Insights, Technical Updates

By Rick Olson, TRI President & Technical Director   The TRI Technical Team continues to be a resource for our members and those seeking assistance. With the atmospheric rain traveling in storms across the country, we are seeing a significant increase in the need for information on proper ways to… Read more

Updates On TRIA’s Activity In Washington, D.C.

Government Relations, Industry Insights

Tile Roofing Industry Alliance Lobbyist, Craig Brightup, has provided the latest government relations update and activities on the following:   Government Funding On Nov. 14, the House passed a bifurcated Continuing Resolution extending government funding at ‘23 levels to Jan. 19 for some agencies and Feb. 2 for all others. … Read more

The Latest On Government Funding, Regulatory Updates, And H-2B Legislation

Government Relations, Industry Insights

Tile Roofing Industry Alliance Lobbyist, Craig Brightup, has provided the latest government relations update and activities on the following: Government Funding On Nov. 14, the House passed a bifurcated Continuing Resolution to extend government funding at 2023 levels for some agencies and programs until Jan. 19 and all others through… Read more

Updates On Solar Installation Task Group, Industry Thermal Heat Study, & More

Industry Insights, Technical Updates

By Rick Olson, TRI President & Technical Director Solar Installation Task Group The TRI Alliance continues to assist in being a forum for stakeholders focused on the discussions regarding proper installations of Solar equipment when mounted on steep slope applications. During October, the stakeholders’ group held two meetings where Unirac… Read more

Updates OSHA’s Heat Standard and Walkaround Rule

Government Relations, Industry Insights

Tile Roofing Industry Alliance Lobbyist, Craig Brightup, has provided the latest government relations update and activities on the following:   September Jobs Figures On Oct. 6, the Dept. of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) said the economy created 336,000 jobs in September. This is much higher than ADP’s report… Read more

TRIA Field Heat Study Installing First Climate Station

Industry Insights, Technical Updates

By Rick Olson, TRI President & Technical Director   The Tile Roofing Industry Technical Committee continues to evaluate the performance of the roofing assembly after the recent storms in Florida. Even though many of the events did not reach hurricane level, there were tornado, heavy rain, and tropical storm wind… Read more

TRIA Signs Construction Industry Safety Coalition Comments

Government Relations, Industry Insights

Published by Sarah Harrington   Tile Roofing Industry Alliance Lobbyist, Craig Brightup, has provided the latest government relations update and activities as of October 1st, 2023:   Government Shutdown Averted With hours to spare on Sept. 30, the last day of the federal fiscal year, Congress passed a continuing resolution… Read more

OSHA Heat Standard And Other Updates From TRIA Lobbyist

Government Relations, Industry Insights

Published by Sarah Harrington   Tile Roofing Industry Alliance Lobbyist, Craig Brightup, has provided the latest government relations update and activities for September 2023:   Appropriations Bills With the federal government’s fiscal year 2023 ending Sept. 30, Congress has two weeks to pass all 12 appropriations bills for FY24. Debates… Read more

Energy Efficiency Is A Decision Driver

Industry Insights, Newsletters

By Rick Olson, TRI President & Technical Director Energy Efficiency is becoming one of the leading decision drivers for new construction and retro fit of existing buildings. The ability to help reduce overall energy demands, or shift peak load usage to more cost friendly times is the demand of building… Read more

MSHA Silica Rule Update And More From Washington

Government Relations, Industry Insights

Published by Sarah Harrington   Tile Roofing Industry Alliance Lobbyist, Craig Brightup, has provided the latest government relations update and activities for August 2023: OSHA Worker Walkaround Rule On August 30, OSHA published its proposed “Worker Walkaround Representative Designation Process” rule in the Federal Register.  The preamble states OSHA is… Read more

The TRIA Remains Active in Washington

Government Relations, Industry Insights

OSHA Heat Standard Small Business Advocacy Review Panel NRCA’s Rod Petrick (Ridgeworth Roofing Co., Illinois) and John Fleming (Weathercraft, Colorado) had their names submitted to the SBA’s Office of Advocacy to be Small Entity Representatives (SERs) for the Small Business Advocacy Review panel that will provide feedback on OSHA’s draft… Read more

Meet Daniel Sorenson, Diversified Roofing

Industry Insights, News, Newsletters

Meet Daniel Sorensen, a seasoned professional with 9 years of experience in the roofing industry. Based in Arizona, Daniel leads Custom Home Sales and is a Certified Airmen Drone Pilot for Diversified Roofing. He has a comprehensive understanding of all major residential roofing systems, including concrete and clay two-piece tile,… Read more

9/28/2023 – TRI Alliance In-Person Training – Rialto California – Postponed. Will be rescheduled

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

This class will be rescheduled. We are awaiting the new 2023 TRI Installation Guide for this class. It will include the new ASCE-7-22 Design information for next years code changes   The TRI Alliance is pleased to offer an In Person Training Class on Thursday September 28th at the Burlingame Read more

TRI Alliance announces the formation of a Solar Task Group with Associate Member UNIRAC

Industry Insights, News, Tile Roofing Institute

The TRI Alliance in collaboration with its associate member UNIRAC, announced today the formation of an industry Solar task group to begin discussions on the proper installation of solar equipment on steep slope concrete and clay roofing tile applications. Over the years the need for the roofing industry to better… Read more

TRI Alliance Launches New Training Schedule for 2023-2024

Industry Insights, Tile Roofing Manual

The TRI Alliance is pleased to announce the launch of our new 2023-2024 regional based training opportunities.  Our TRI Alliance’s Tile Roofing Training and Certification Programs are designed to educate roofers and roofing professionals on code approved concrete and clay tile roofing installation methods. TRI offers manual certification training,… Read more
US Capitol

The TRI Alliance is Active and Engaged on vital programs in Washington, D.C.

Government Relations, Industry Insights

July was a month of collaboration as our TRI Lobbyist, Craig Brightup worked behind the scenes in supporting initiatives that affect our members and the roofing industry. UPS-Teamsters Contract Negotiations The TRI Alliance worked with the U.S. Chamber-led collation to draft a letter that TRIA signed urging the White House… Read more

TRIA Promotes Roofing Industry Programs

Government Relations, Industry Insights, Newsletters

By Craig Brightup, TRI Alliance Washington Lobbyist Unified Agenda of Federal Regulations The federal government must publish the status of agencies’ regulatory actions twice yearly and the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently released the Spring 2023 Unified Agenda of Regulatory Actions.  Here are additional DOL/OSHA details:… Read more

TRI Alliance Member Spotlight: Roofer Chicks

Industry Insights, Newsletters

Today, we are highlighting the story of one of our TRI Alliance members, Ami Feller, owner and CEO of Roofer Chicks. Although she never imagined that she would one day own a roofing company, she has found great success building and leading her all-female crew in New Braunfels, Texas. Her… Read more

Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 – Debt Ceiling Act Update

Government Relations, Industry Insights

Craig Brightup, is the TRI Alliance Washington DC lobbyist covering our Governmental Initiatives. Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 On May 27, President Biden and House Speaker McCarthy announced a deal to raise the federal debt-ceiling which Treasury says could be reached by June 5.  The deal follows negotiations based on… Read more

TRI Alliance Continues To Be Engaged in Washington, DC

Government Relations, Industry Insights

Pictured – TRI Alliance GR team, with Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV), Appropriations Committee TRI Alliance Washington Fly-In Was A Chance To Voice Our Concerns The TRI Alliance fly-in to Washington, DC, was productive.  On April 18, we had breakfast with Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV), Appropriations Committee (photo attached); a meeting… Read more
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