b'It\'s Difficultto OperateConvention a Successful OrganizationCalendar byMikeGostomskiIn view of these situations, why doWSRCA ShowNears :MR.CA Directorwe continue to operate? Has simplicityvanishedforeverfrom"Your Passage to the Future" is the theme of the workplacethe United States, 1990?the Western States Roofing inContractorsAssociation\'s16th Why a question such as this?mailingsthatacontractorreceives.Convention and Trade Show set for Language many times is more technicalJune 13-15, 1990 in Seattle. One need only read a small percentagethan we care to havebe.One fact that ofit the bulletins and publications that a roofingm~st be faced is that, unfortunately, itThegroup\'slargest conventionto contractor receives to demonstrate whatwill not get any simpler.Young familydate, it will host the exhibits of I mean.When agroup of contractorsmemberscomingintoour firmswillover gathers to exchange ideas, the result isrequire a strong businessmanagement150 different companies in 224 booths quite often a collectionshocking storiesbackground along with the knowledgeandseminarsfocusingonwood ofdecking,modifiedbitumen,state regarding OSHA, DOT, EPA, Worker\'sof roofing systems.licensing law variations, residential Compensationproblemsandlaborroofingpracticesandprofessional trouble.The ability to evaluate roof specificationsmanagement. along with various building codes is a Itmust.Simple instructions to a foreman is becoming more and more difficult toForinformation on registration, operate a successful organization.Theand crew just do not suffice.Foremen_m_ore regulationsthat we faceinourdailymusthaveathoroughknowledgeofexhibits or accommodations, contact operations makedoing business veryspecifications and the products they aretheWSRCA at400OysterPoint difficult and in some cases impossible.installing.Blvd., Suite 217, South San Francisco In view of these situations, why do wecall the office California 94080, orat 415-588-9722FAX: 415-588-9807. continue to operate?Apprenticeshiptrainingwillbeofor paramountimportanceinthecoming The majority ofdecade.Associations such as ours mustARSM-HACCAMeeting the companies engaged andThe Alabama Roofing, Sheet Metal in this business are family ownedinplay apivotalrole inthe educational - process.Contractors that are signatoryHeating&AirConditioning many cases are into the third and fourth \\_,Jenerations.Wetakesatisfactionintoaunion agreement must insist thatContractors\'Associationwillhold completing projects successfully and takerecruitmentandtrainingbestressed.its 1990 Convention June 28-30 at pride in\'the service thatprovide to theCompanypersonnel must beurgedtothe Perdido Beach Hilton in Orange we public.Wehavetheabilitytomakeread allof theinformation relating toBeach, Alabama. important decisions.We build extendedproperroofinstallation.Technical families through our employees and takebulletins sent by manufacturers too oftenRegistration information is available interest in them personally.I am sureend up on the dead letter stack on thethrough Lee Bullock at theARSMus regret thatmust spend toothe ownermanager.HACCA office at 205/\'i!/22-7508. many ofwedesk ofor much time on paper details thus cutting into the time thatcan spend interactingIhopethatthesefewparagraphsofCSI Plans 34th Convention we in the field.ramblings from me will help all ofbe usTheConstructionSpecifications more aware ofofwe somethe problemsInstitute\'s34th Annual Convention Myriad hours can be consumed readingare facing.Best wishes for a fulfillingand Exhibit is set for June 29-Julyl, and digesting information in the variousand profitable year.1990 atMcCormick PlaceEastin Chicago. Foundation,From Page One be submitted totheFoundation at theMorethan1000boothsfrom500 address listed on the application.companieswillshowthelatest products and services in the nation\'s Only one letter ofIIlargestdisplayof nonresidential recommendation maybuilding products and services. Some come from an MRCA director, and no letterII 38 Educational Sessionswill cover from amust bebeno laterisninespecifictrackssuchas Foundation director willconsidered ApplicationspostmarkedMa1Nationalconstructiondocumentslaw for the subsequent academic year.Month than June 20to be considered for awardsRoofmgadministration and technology; post~ constructionactivities;business _ -\\J,cholarships are awarded from funds donatedThe Asphalt Roofing Manfuacturersadministration; and marketing. ~to the Foundation.Ifyou wish to make aAssociationwillobserveNational contribution,mailyourdonationtotheRoofing Month during May. SponsoredFor more information, contact CSI at with such allied groups as NRCA(703)684-0300,601MadisonSt., MRRosehill Road,and CA Foundation, Inc., 8725NAHB,thecelebrationhasgrownAlexandria, Virginia 22314-1791. Suite 210, Lenexa, Kansas 66215.each year since its inception in 1986. Page 3'