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
New Construction Tile Roofs

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


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
H and H Roofing Supply

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
Ann Iten, Westlake Royal Roofing Products

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
Government Relations update

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
Tile Roof Loading

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

February 2022 OSHA Activity, Tax Hikes, Training on Demand and Beyond


Reynolda House - Ludowici Clay Roof Tile Replication

A Story for Success: Ludowici and Reynolda House

Case Study, Industry Insights

Ludowici Clay Roof Tile Replication Otherwise known as the centerpiece of Winston-Salem, NC, The Reynolda House Museum of American Art is nestled on the outskirts of Wake Forest University. When it came time to replace their 104-year old iconic green Ludowici Roof, Ludowici, Baker Roofing and Preservation Forsyth partnered to… Read more

Code and Legislative Issues Affecting Our Roofing Contractors

Industry Insights, Technical Updates, Tile Roofing Institute

Code Initiatives & Tile Roofing Contractors February 2022 Technical Committee Update The TRI Alliance Technical Committee is working with our partnering organizations to address upcoming code cycle initiatives. Florida Code Modifications – The TRI Alliance technical team is working with our partner FRSA and our members to address potential revisions… Read more

TRI Alliance Installation Guides Under Revision

Industry Insights, Technical Updates, Tile Roofing Institute

Tile Roofing Installation Guides February 2022 Technical Committee Update Our TRI Alliance industry installation guides are currently being revised for the inclusion of the new ASCE-7 wind language that will reduce uplift pressures and reduce the number of roof zones back to 3, from the current 6. This will be… Read more

Meet Allstate Roofing

Industry Insights, Membership

We’re excited to highlight TRI Alliance member, Allstate Roofing. Learn about the history of their company and meet founder, Chad Thomas. ALLSTATE ROOFING HISTORY Allstate Roofing Inc is a locally family owned and operated roofing company in Arizona. The company was started by Chad and Kathy Thomas in 2001. Allstate… Read more
Tile Roofing Training On Demand

Tile Roofing Training on Your Schedule

Industry Insights, Training Tips

Tile Roofing Training On Demand You don’t have to wait for a scheduled class to learn more about tile roofing. The TRI Alliance YouTube channel has a library of educational videos that are updated regularly. We also have playlists that cover the following topics: Featured Videos – Our most recent… Read more

Government Relations Updates for January 2022

Government Relations, Industry Insights

OSHA Activity, Tax Hikes, Roofing Day in DC OSHA Withdraws COVID ETS In January OSHA withdrew its COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) in view of the Supreme Court’s stay and statement that challengers were likely to prevail.  But OSHA also says it is not withdrawing the ETS… Read more

January 2022 Looking Ahead, Industry News, Upcoming Training and More


December 2021 Year in Review, Training Updates, Government Relations and More


Has COVID has been good to us?

Industry Insights

Hampered with price increases, material and labor shortages, the construction industry fared better than many during the pandemic. Demand has been strong and ever resilient contractors and roofers met the challenge. Many have suffered from the economic, physical and mental health consequences of this pandemic. No one would wish for… Read more

November 2021 Technical Updates, Government Relations, Training and More


October 2021 Introducing the TRIA Monthly Newsletter


The Value of Roof Components for Contractors

Industry Insights, Training, TRI Short Courses

John Jensen, TRI Training Manager, will be presenting a short course “Tile Roofing Components Virtual Trade Show,” on Oct. 15, 2021.  John manages the training program for TRI Alliance, and he is also a contractor of 30 years. He identifies primarily as a “tile roofer”. We often focus on the… Read more
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