b'8725 Rosehill Road, SuiteKansas 66215-4611 210, Lenexa, Phone:(913) 599-6600Fax:(913) 599-6500 Back in the Saddle Again!!! By Harlan Hanson, MRCA President Iit hard to believe that three years find have passed since George Moeller called me in my room atKansas City convention the and askedme tobe amember of the MRCA ExecutiveCommittee.George toldmeI would haveplenty of time to prepare to be president of MRCA Thetimehaspassedquicklyand even,;,,.\\ though I have had good presidents to learn Harlan Hanson is riding tall in the saddle as he takes the role ofthe from, the likes ofMRCA President for which are Tom Bo1lnow,1990-91 year. Harlan was one of Bob Dalsin, Dave Kielpinski, Doug Kirbergseveral who bravely rode the "Urban Cowboy" mechanical bull during the festivities ofGilley\'stheme party which topped offSan Antonio Convenand others before, the new responsibility isthethe tion last month.Welcome aboard, Harlan! a little overwhelming. MRCA Convention \'90: I want to emphasize that the MRCA is run by roofing contractors for the good ofOur Rising Star Lit Up the Night! all roofingcontractors,andwe needyour ideas, comments,suggestionsandinput for future programs.Sthepassing the course and final examreceived park and crackle were inSan Antonio air as MRCA hosted another spectacularMRCA certification. As we are about to enter into 1991, therefa11convention inOctober.Fromthe arealotof questionmarksabout ourSunday afternoon ribbon-cutting ceremony(Continued on Page 2) industryandtheeconomywemustdoto the Gilley\'s Party Tuesday night, attendees business in.Some concerns for the nearwere treated to information on the latest future are tax proposals; budget cuts; thetechnology in the roofing industry, spiced MideastCrisis;inflation;apossibleup with some festivities and fireworks.NOTE: The business phone number recession;OSHA,DOTandEPAforRoofing, Co,, Inc. Central States requirements and increased insurance costs.Inanswer to industry concern over safety,in Ames,Iowa- whereMRCA These subjects will all affect our businessMRCA again offered a Certified RoofingPresident Harlan Hanson can be operations and may prove to be potentialTorchWeldingApplicatorprogramreached - isincorrectly listedin the problems.(CERTA) in which participants attended a1990-91MRCAMembership one-day training session (X)()ducted by RIEi Directory.phone numbet!reads The Keeping up to date with these numeroustrained instructor Mike Lund. The program(515)232-9176. It SHOULDread subjects as wellas others that will affectsessions included safe and proper working(515)232-9133. the roofing contractor\'s daily operations isandapplicationpractices;torch welding a very difficult task for large operations,equipment and its proper use; vapor and let alone for the average contractor.liquid propane technology, usestorage; and (Continued on Page7)and fire prevention and protection.Those Page1'