b'June,1991 TROOFER MRCA,sMonthlyNewsletterforProfessionalRoofingContractors MRCAH asAgreement LongHistoryReached W ith of Legal&TOPCOAT J.isby AliceF cher TechSupportSpencer Fane BriltBrowne & by Harlan Hanson, MRCA PresidentOn May 7, 1991, we reached an accord withMajorGroup,Inc.,concerningits More than thirty years ago, MRCA startedTOPCOAT Applicator Agreement.The lookingout fortheroofingcontractor.Harlan Hanson, MRCA Presidentchanges agreed upon will be made in the ofofthe Becausethe workcontractor membersnext printing ofTOPCOAT Applicator and Robert Lyons, legal counsel, MRCAAgreement, and will befollows: as hasalonghistoryofworkingwithThe other area of long-standing strength is manufacturerstocreateacceptablethatTechnical and Research. For(1) The following language willdeleted ofmanybe applicator agreements. Mr. Lyons has beenyears, MRCA has had a strong commitmentfrom the last sentence of Paragraph 4(d): legalC(?unseltoMRCA forover thirtyto T & R issues which have direct impact years.This givesMRCAexperience andon the roofing contractor business.That" . and further provided that Applicator has expertise in the warranty and manufacturer/commitment is evidenced by the fact thatinstalled TOPCOAT Roofing System in applicatoragreementsareathatisMRCA\'s T & R Committee controls theaccordancewithTOPCOAT\'s unmatched in our industry.Every year,singlelargestlineitem( otherthanspecifications,details,installation MRCA updates the substantial body ofconvention) onannual budget.At theinstructionsprocedures in effectthe ourandat Tbid."; and workthatnowcomprisesMRCA\'spresent time, our&R committee has, intime of "Approved Applicator Agreements" file.my opinion, the most outstanding members Thisissueof theMidwestRoofer,forand consultants of(2)Thefollowinglanguagewillbe any roofing association example, contains anandin the country.This group ofsubstituted in place of the above deleted article - updatecontractors - ofagreement news.and consultants has a tremendous amountlanguage atof applicatorthe endParagraph 4(d): of experience with a strong commitment to MRCA also developed one- and two-yearthe industry.Some of the current topics"This provision shall not be interpreted to "WarrantyAgreements"forroofingtheyaremonitoringandstudyingare:alterApplicator\'sobligationunderthe contractors.AlthoughitmayoftenbeASTM, waste disposal, Modified Bitumen,provisions ofl(a) and 8(a)." Paragraphs overlooked, these agreements are anotherlap separations, asbestos issues, fiberglass key benefit ofIffelttesting,particleboardandOSB,If youwishtoexecutethe TOPCOAT membership in MRCA. youarenotcorrectlyutilizingthesephenolic insulation, and the EPA.Applicator Agreement prior to the next agreements in your company, Ie you toprinting,thensimplymaketheaboveurgtake a closer look at the protection theyAsthereferenced changes to Paragraph 4(d) by you have read, this committee has in affordyou- and(equitably),yourpastbeforeditingAgreement. Each party should and will in the futurewatchingthe customers.Ifa long-time MRCAindustry problems that affect the roofinginitial the change. you\'re member,youareafreadv a"\'a"\'l"a&:.!:Je~ ~ JllSl!reJn.s\'. .~-. \.\\S\'I-IOT\\-.\\Sasubs\'iautra\'.~fa ifContinued on Page 4Continued on Page 2 membership in MRCA. Aft8725RosehillRoad, Suite210,Le:r:exa,Kansas66215Phone:(913)599-6600Fax:(913) 599-6500 0 \\'