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

TRI Alliance Welcomes New Producing Member

Industry Insights, Tile Roofing Institute

Join us in welcoming new TRIA member, Stoneworth Roof Tile located in Shawnee, Kansas, Stoneworth is a family owned business run by husband and wife, Dan and Sara. Dan runs operations and sales while Sara handles finance and marketing. They pride themselves on using locally sourced materials and manufacture locally… Read more

TRI Alliance Government Relations Team Holds Successful Meetings In Washington, DC.

Government Relations, Industry Insights

Pictured: Left to right -Tyler Allwood, Wade Shepherd, Craig Brightup, Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL), John Campbell, T.J. Curtis Last week, our TRI Alliance Government Relations Committee traveled to Washington, DC, to help support NRCA’s 2023 Roofing Day in DC.  While there, Craig Brightup, our TRI Alliance DC Lobbyist, set meetings… Read more

Energy Efficiency Research Program Launch

Industry Insights, Newsletters

By: Rick Olson, TRI President Energy Efficiencies of Concrete and Clay Roof Tiles For years, the energy ratings for roof assemblies have focused on roof color and radiant barriers. Our concrete and clay roof tiles bring the additional benefits of thermal mass, high emissivity, and Above Sheathing Ventilation (ASV). These… Read more

TRI Helps Stop White Roof Legislation and more.

Industry Insights, Newsletters

By: Rick Olson, TRI President International Energy Conservation Code The start of 2023 saw a significant number of proposed code revisions for the 2024 code cycles. The IECC code committees for steep slope applications focused on a significant increase of the 3-year Solar Reflectance (SRI) for roofing materials to help… Read more
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Congressional Review Act, OSHA and more in Washington DC

Government Relations, Industry Insights

By Craig Brightup, TRI Alliance Lobbyist Congressional Review Act Resolutions   March saw a flurry of CRA resolutions.  The CRA allows Congress to repeal regulations by simple majorities with resolutions passed to repeal: DC’s Revised Criminal Code (signed by President); DOL allowing retirement plan fiduciaries to use ESG for investment decisions (vetoed);… Read more

Cooper Roofing & Solar – Commitment to Excellence

Industry Insights, Private Training, Stories

Las Vegas, NV – Cooper Roofing and Garrison Keillor’s fictional town of Lake Wobegon have something in common: everyone is above average. Twenty five foreman, superintendents and estimators, including Cooper Roofing President Scott Donnelly and his son Cameron attended the private TRIA Installation Manual Certification class in March. Cameron was… Read more

Government Relations Update, Roofing Day, TRIA DC Fly-In

Government Relations, Industry Insights

by TRI Lobbyist, Craig S. Brightup Biden Nominates Julie Su for Labor Secretary With U.S. Labor Sec. Marty Walsh leaving to head the NHL Players Union, President Biden nominated Deputy Labor Sec. Julie Su for the job.  But Su’s record as California’s Labor Sec. features unemployment insurance fraud that squandered… Read more

D.C. Updates on AZ OSHA Plan, Federal Contractor Climate Rule, DOL & FTC Changes

Government Relations, Industry Insights

Updated 3/1/23 by TRI Lobbyist, Craig S. Brightup OSHA Withdraws Proposal to Revoke AZ State Plan On Feb. 14, OSHA announced it will withdraw a proposal to revoke AZ’s State Plan.  This is a victory for TRIA which submitted comments to OSHA opposing the proposal.  Biden Nominates Julie Su as… Read more
US Capitol

118th Congress, Regulatory Agenda, Roofing Day in DC

Government Relations, Industry Insights

Updated 1/30/23 by TRI Lobbyist, Craig S. Brightup; photo by Andy Feliciotti on Unsplash 118th Congress Republicans control the House 222-213 and Democrats the Senate 51-49. With Speaker McCarthy (R-CA) in place the House was able to pass a rules package mostly focused on preventing more gigantic omnibus bills, and… Read more
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$1.7 Trillion, H-2B Reforms, NLRB Updates and more

Government Relations, Industry Insights

Update 1/4/23 by TRI Lobbyist, Craig S. Brightup; photo by John Jensen $1.7 Trillion Omnibus Bill Signed Into Law On Dec. 29, President Biden signed an omnibus spending package for the remainder of FY23 that Congress was able to pass with all Democrats and 18 Republican Senators.  At 4,000 pages,… Read more
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Midterm Election Review & Agency Oversight in Washington DC

Government Relations, Industry Insights

Update and photo by TRI Lobbyist, Craig S. Brightup Midterm Election There was no red wave because abortion was a factor in states like Michigan and races like VA’s 7th CD where Republican Yesli Vega came up short against Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D), and Trump endorsed candidates underperformed in Republican-leaning… Read more

Independent Contractor Rulemaking, OSHA’s Agenda & H-2B Visa Numbers – Government Relations Update

Government Relations, Industry Insights

Updated 11/1/22 by TRI Lobbyist, Craig S. Brightup DOL Independent Contractor Rulemaking On Oct. 11, DOL released its proposed Independent Contractor rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The NY Times reports it would, “make it more likely for millions of janitors, home-care and construction workers and gig drivers… Read more
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Government Relations Update for September

Government Relations, Industry Insights

Photo by Andy Feliciotti on Unsplash Updated 10/3/22 by TRI Lobbyist, Craig S. Brightup Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) On August 24, the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) issued its DACA final rule which codifies existing policies and is effective Oct. 31.  The DHS News Release explains that pursuant… Read more
St. Marys Church, Iowa

A Ludowici Clay Tile Roof Restoration by The Durable Slate Company – St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Case Study, Industry Insights, Member News

Our members are the backbone of the Tile Roofing Industry Alliance. We’re excited to continue featuring their work and continued innovations throughout the year. TRI Member, The Durable Slate Company shares their latest project featuring St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Learn more about the project below. The St. Mary’s Catholic Church… Read more
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Roof Tiles & The International Energy Conservation Code IECC)

Industry Insights, Technical Updates

Update by TRI President and Technical Director, Rick Olson TRI Alliance & Partners Advocate Against Proposed Changes The TRI Alliance technical committee is working in partnership with ARMA, NRCA and other roofing partners to help advocate against the new ICC-International Energy Conservation Code proposed revision to raise the minimum Aged… Read more

Tile Roofing Training Options

Industry Insights, Training Tips

Open Tile Roofing Classes –  As we move into Fall, Tile Roofing Training classes will continue to be offered in person and on line. Florida High Wind Installation Manual classes will be held on site in Tampa, October 27th, and online  December 2nd.  Classes for the regular Clay… Read more

Government Relations Update for August 2022

Government Relations, Industry Insights

Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Taxes Update by TRI Lobbyist, Craig S. Brightup In addition to giving the IRS $80 billion to hire 87,000 new auditors, Inflation Reduction Act revenue raisers include a 15% minimum tax on companies making $1 billion annually; a stock buyback tax; and targeted taxes like the… Read more

August 2022 From Solar to Legislative Reconciliation the Tile Roofing Industry Alliance has you covered!


Tile Roof with Solar Panels

Solar Output to Triple by 2024

Industry Insights, Solar, Technical Updates, Tile Roofing Institute

Update by TRI President and Technical Director, Rick Olson Photo courtesy of JBA – Roofing & Solar Consulting Solar and Tile Roofing The TRI Alliance Technical team is working to better understand the challenges our industry will face as the white house announced this week the intent to triple the… Read more
TRI Alliance Manual Certification

Texas Trainings Bring Out The Best

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

Story & photos by TRI Training Director, John Jensen Three Installation Manual Certification classes attracted some of the best roofing contractors in Texas and Oklahoma. With 58 attendees, the events in Euless, Dallas and San Antonio included contractors, distribution companies and tile manufacturers. 3 Tile Roofing Trainings, 3 Cities, 58… Read more
Dr Seuss Mansion with Redland Clay Tile

Dr. Seuss Mansion with Redland Clay Tile

Industry Insights, Member News

World famous Dr. Seuss mansion in La Jolla up for sale after 75 years Theodor Geisel, affectionately known as Dr. Seuss, remains one of the most renowned children’s book authors of our time. Theodor and his wife, Audrey Geisel, moved to La Jolla in 1948. They bought an observation tower… Read more

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

July 2022 Tile Roofing Initiatives, Heat Transfer Study, Repair and Replacement Guidelines and 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
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