Industry Insights

Ludowici Award Winning Projects

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

Complimentary Training for Members – Time is Running Out

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

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

Meet Craig Brightup – Lobbyist for TRI Alliance

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

Monograph Season Is Here – TRI Alliance Technical Update

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

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

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

Tile Roofing Training and Second Chances: Tackling the Labor Shortage

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 OSHA Recordkeeping Rule, 35K More H-2B Visas, DOL Updates

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

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

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

Meet H & H Roofing Supply

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

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

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

Celebrating 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

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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