b'Industry NewsAllen LancasterAwarded NRCAs J.A. Piper AwardNRCA named Allen Lancaster, vice president of Metalcrafts, A Tecta America Co., Savannah, Ga., recipient of its 75th annual J.A. Piper Award Feb. 2 during NRCAs Industry Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception in New Orleans. The J.A. Piper Award is the roofing industrys most prestigious honor and recognizes roofing professionals who have devoted constant outstanding service to the association and roofing industry.After graduating from Georgia Institute of Technology, Lancaster returned to Savannah and started working at Metalcrafts, a company founded by his father and uncles. After two cousins left the family business to start Industrial Metalworks, in 1992, Lancaster and his father and brothers negotiated with other family members to officially buy Metalcrafts. In 1997, after his father retired, he became president of Metalcrafts. Since then,relationships with other organizations, said Nelson Braddy, founder the company has grown to about 55 employees. In 2020,of King of Texas Roofing Co. LP, Grand Prairie, when presenting Joseph Lancaster took over as president of the company, andthe award. It was my pleasure to be involved in NRCA during Lancaster continues to work for Metalcrafts as vice president. his tenure in NRCA leadership. He was dedicated to looking out From 1994-95, Lancaster was a member of NRCAs Architecturalfor roofing contractors best interests and was challenged with Sheet Metal and Metal Roofing Committee and served as thatgovernment overregulation during his term. At the time, a lot of committees chairman from 2000-02. From 2004-08, he wasnew regulations had been issuedsuch as the cranes standard a member of the Manual Update Committee and served asand changes to the International Green Construction Code. chairman from 2007-08. Lancaster also served on the TechnicalHe was at the forefront of such issues and always sought the Education Committee in 2007, and from 2000-08, he served onbest ways to protect contractors any way he could and keep the Technical Operations Committee, chairing the committeethem informed so they were prepared and able to train their from 2006-08. employees regarding changes.In 1995, Lancaster was elected to NRCAs board of directors andLancaster also used his roofing knowledge to volunteer with the served from 1995-98, 1999-2002, 2003-05 and 2007-09. In 2005,Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association of Georgia, he was elected to NRCAs Executive Committee and servedwhere he served on several committees. In 1993, he was elected as vice president from 2005-07 and senior vice president fromto serve as the organizations president.2009-10. In 2010, Lancaster was elected as NRCAs president. First presented in 1948, the J.A. Piper Award is named for former During his term as NRCA president, he was a tremendous leaderNRCA President Joseph A. Piper, whose extraordinary efforts kept who focused on building membership and strengthening NRCAsthe association alive during the Great Depression.Kansas Roofing Association (KRA)Elects New Officers and DirectorsDirectors elected to serve three-year terms include: Nathan Bryson, Division 7 Sales, Leawood, KS. Officers elected to serve two-year terms include:Curtis Hunt, GAF, Overland Park, KS. PresidentRon Boone, Boone Brothers Roofing, Olathe, KS.Cody Snyder, SPEC Building Materials Corporation, Kansas City, KS. Vice PresidentAllyn WeddleWeddle and Sons, Inc., Manhattan,Kurt Steinkuhler, Wray Roofing, Inc., Emporia, KS. KS.Matt Sole, Premier Contracting, Kansas City, KS. Secretary/TreasurerBrady Coffman, Roofing Services Unlimited,The KRA seeks to advance the roofing profession through collaboration, Newton, KS.education, networking and legislative action.The Boards primary Chairman of the BoardJohn Daly, Kaw Roofing & Sheet Metal,objectives are to serve the KRA membership and to help guide the Inc., Kansas City, KS.future and status of the roofing profession. 10 www.mrca.orgMidwest Roofer'