Industry Insights

MSHA Silica Rule Update And More From Washington

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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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