b'INDUSTRY NEWSMRCA Well Represented as a Part of NRCA Roofing Day in D.C.By: Valerie PopeThis year it was held online, to keep2. Increased Funding for Career and Technical Educationeveryone safe and healthy.Not quite as3. Strong Buildings Component in Infrastructure Legislationexciting as being in Washington D.C. in person and enjoying the cherry blossoms,You can access more information on these important industry but still a very effective event for thepositions at www.nrca.net/advocacy/roofingday/issues. roofing industry! Thanks to NRCA for sponsoring this well-run advocacy Hundreds of NRCA Members participated in the two-dayevent! event meeting with the majority of Congressional and Senate offices across the country. Your Ohio-based MRCA staff joined in with other members in Ohio to meet with the following Representatives and Senators: SenatorSherrodBrown;SenatorRobPortman; Representative Mike Turner; Representative Troy Balderson and Representative Warren Davidson. A big thank you to the MRCA Members that participated in these sessions and relayed the needs of the industry directly to these officials.Special thanks goes out to Gary Howes from Durable Slate who did an exceptional job of representing Ohio in these special meetings and lending a personal and practical voice to the advocacy effort. There were three issues of concern that were discussed with each of these legislators.They were:1. Immigration Reform That Meets Workforce NeedsNRCA CEO receives honorary fellowship from Institute of RoofingTheInstituteofRoofinghasand his years of service to NRCA and the industry.namedNRCACEOReidGraeme Millar, board director at the Institute of Roofing, Ribble as one of four honorarysaid: All four honorary fellows have made massive fellowsinrecognitionofhiscontributions to the roofing industry and are still doing long-standingserviceandso. Their dedication is truly exceptional, and this has outstanding contribution to thehad a positive impact both in the UK and right across roofing industry. The honorarythe world.fellowshipsareawardedThe decision to award these individuals honorary worldwide. fellowships received unanimous backing of the IOR The Institute of Roofing is an organization based inboard, demonstrating the high esteem that each hold the United Kingdom that works to drive, increase andin our wonderful industry, he continued.maintain professionalism in supervision, managementRibble said: In this era of COVID 19, most of the surprises and ownership within the roofing industry, as wellI have been a part of have been disappointments. as raise awareness and promote roofing as a trulyThis one really lifted my day. To be honored in this specialized sector of the construction industry. way, especially on a global stage and with the fellow Ribble was recognized for his 28 years of owning andhonorees, is something I just never even considered. running a commercial and residential roofing companyI am thankful for this honor and recognition.www.mrca.orgMidwest Roofer 7'