PO Box 7643
Charlotte, NC 28241-7643
CRSMCA’s 2013 Carolinas
Mid-Winter Roofing Expo
Kanoy Construction, Inc.
2013 Most Valuable Employee
CRSMCA: Covering the Carolinas for over 65 years
March-June 2013
Also inside…
Spotlight on CRSMCA’s 70th Anniversary
in Myrtle Beach, SC
The Carolinas Mid-Winter Roofing Expo Committee
would like to extend a special THANK YOU to the following members for their contribution
and support for the Carolinas Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association, Inc., as well
as the Annual Meeting/Summer Convention.
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Carolinas Mid-Winter Roofing Expo January 22 – 24, 2013
Bronze Sponsors
Lanyards Sponsors
Platinum Sponsor Gold Sponsors Diamond Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Opening Reception Sponsors
Wednesday Lunch Sponsor
Goodwill Sponsors
Past President Sponsors
ABC Supply Company, Inc.: Andy Abrams (2003-2004)
ABC Supply Company, Inc.: Hank Bonney (2008-2009)
Greenville Contractors, Inc.: George Gaines, III (1992)
The Ray Company, Inc.: Mike Wilkinson (1975-1976)
Thank You Mid-Winter Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
CRSMCA President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Associate Group President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Association in Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Welcome New Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
News in the Carolinas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-8
Carolinas Mid-Winter Roofing Expo
Award Winners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Perry Harrison: MVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Changes Reduce Some FM Classifications . . . 12
Wind Speed Coverage vs. Building Codes . . . . 13
Save Money on Workers Comp Insurance . . . . 13
New GHS Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Waiver of Subrogation Project . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Safety Talks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Membership Spotlight: Bobby Thompson . . . . 18
What is OSHA Looking For . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Heat Stress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Union Seeks Repeal/Reform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Carolinas Mid-Winter Roofing Expo
Information/Forms/Listings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22-26
Index to Advertisers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Looking Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Carolinas Contacts Table of Contents
Double Issue Vol. 42, Nos. 2-3
Affiliated With: NRCA – ASAC/STAC
Carolinas Roofing & Sheet Metal Contractors Association
PO Box 7643 • Charlotte, NC 28241-7643
710 Imperial Court • Charlotte, NC 28273
PHONE (704) 556-1228
FAX (704) 557-1736
In this issue…
Carolinas Contacts addresses issues and concerns of
the roofing industry. Technology, testing, and building
codes are constantly changing, and such changes may
not be reflected herein. All information presented is
for the benefit of our readers and does not necessarily
reflect the views of CRSMCA. Press releases and product
information presented do not reflect all available
materials. Before purchasing, installing, using, or recommending
any product, system, or method, readers
should make independent evaluations.
Carolinas Contacts March-June, 2013 3
I hope everyone has survived the
winter and is looking forward to a
busy spring and summer roofing season.
The CRSMCA Spring District meetings
are under way and have been
well attended thus far. I had the
chance to attend the District 9 meeting
recently. Davis-Garvin Insurance
Agency presented a great talk on the Affordable HealthCare
Act (ObamaCare). We all are going to be touched by this
new legislation. It is incumbent upon us as roofing professionals
to be educated in all aspects of our business. I encourage
each of you to take advantage of the opportunities
that we have to become educated at the district meetings.
In paraphrasing our mission statement: We are to promote
common business interest and to improve conditions by educating
all parties in our industry. Each contractor finds value
in their own way and it is up to us to identify and deliver that
value. Please take advantage of the opportunities that
CRSMCA gives us at our meetings.
We had a very successful show (Carolinas Mid-Winter
Roofing Expo) financially in Raleigh. The CRSMCA Planning
Committee held a follow up meeting in March. There was a
lively discussion on how we can improve the Carolinas MidWinter
Roofing Expo and drive attendance on the trade show
floor. The Expo is imperative to the Association’s financial success.
Our board is committed to improving every aspect of
our Association. Please forward any ideas and/or opinions to
the Association’s office.
We will be celebrating our 70th Anniversary of CRSMCA
at the Annual Meeting/Summer Convention, June 27-30 at the
Marriott Resort & Spa Grand Dunes in Myrtle Beach, SC. If
you haven’t attended in a while, we would like to invite you
back to this great weekend. This is a great facility and the
board has a wonderful program planned.
Lastly, please check out the new CRSMCA website
( The changes make the site more functional
for the members and staff. There is an abundance of information
on the site.
We appreciate the support that we receive from each and
every member. If you have been inactive for a while, come
check us out. I look forward to seeing everyone soon.
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Rick O’Connor
Watts & Associates, Rfg., Inc.
from the
Greetings CRSMCA members:
Summer is here and I hope everyone is
getting busy. I enjoyed seeing some of you at the Carolinas MidWinter
Roofing Expo in Raleigh. I think for those that attended
there was some valuable information they were able to take in.
We had some great topics and speakers. The technical sessions
were excellent and the feedback from those that attended was
very positive. If you missed attending, your competition may
have a leg up on you, especial when it comes to the significant
changes that Factory Mutual has made. I recommend that everyone
tread very carefully when Factory Mutual is mentioned in a
specification, even if the building is not FM insured. Again the
contractors that attended and understand these changes will be
in a better position to bid, and win projects, and or educate their
clients as to how they should proceed.
So, how was the show? Good and bad in my opinion. From
a financial perspective the show was a success. Attendee numbers
where strong for both contractor and vendors but there
where mixed feelings about the turnout from the Associate
Group members. The increase in attendees was not seen on the
trade show floor leading to many disappointed vendors…some
of which have already made the decision to not return next year.
As all of the membership should know, the Carolinas Mid-Winter
Roofing Expo event is the financial lifeblood of CRSMCA.
Without a strong trade show there is no association. The
CRSMCA Planning Committee has met and some changes and
revisions have been recommended and will be implemented.
There is some information in the “Association in Action” article
and we will continue to update information throughout the year.
The Annual Meeting/Summer Convention is nearly upon us
and it marks a historic point for the Association. The summer
convention will be June 27-30th and marks the 70th anniversary
of CRSMCA. We have some exciting activities planned, and I
hope many of you will be able to attend and I look forward to
Terry Slifer
Premier Building Prod., Inc.
Carolinas Contacts March-June, 2013 5
President .................... Rick O’Connor, Watts & Associates Rfg., Inc., Columbia, SC
1st Vice President ............... Wes Wilkinson, The Ray Company, Inc., Charlotte, NC
2nd Vice President .............. Wes Williamson, Skyline Roofing, Inc., Charleston, SC
Secretary-Treasurer ..... Thomas (Tom) Smith, Barger-Ashe Rfg. Co., Inc., Lenoir, NC
Immediate Past Pres. ................. P. Scott Baxter, CRS of Monroe, Inc., Monroe, NC
General Counsel .............................. Perry Safran, Safran Law Offices, Raleigh, NC
Executive Director ...................................................... Carla B. Sims, Charlotte, NC
Assistant .............................................................. Jennifer Hembree, Charlotte, NC
01 Jon McLelland, Conover Construction & Roofing, Inc. ................... Hickory, NC
01 Charles Patterson, Carolina Mtn Rfg & Construction, Inc. ............... Candler, NC
02 Wanda Hilton, Kanoy Construction, Inc. ................................... Thomasville, SC
02 Nellie Reeves, Triad Roofing Company, Inc. ........................ Winston-Salem, NC
03 W. Myron Ray, Mecklenburg Roofing, Inc. ................................... Charlotte, NC
03 Allen Hughes, Rike Roofing & Mfg, Inc. ......................................... Monroe, NC
04 Mark Stewart, Hamlin Roofing Company, Inc. ................................. Garner, NC
05 Hunter Steed, Wayne Roofing & S/M Co., Inc. ........................... Goldsboro, NC
07 John Gann, Coastal Commercial Rfg Co. ......................................... Conway, SC
08 Scott Mathias, Watts & Associates Roofing, Inc. ........................... Columbia, SC
09 Mike Steadman, C.E. Bourne & Co., Inc. ................................... Greenwood, SC
09 Ben Pickens, III, Pickens Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. ............... Spartanburg, SC
10 Eric Campbell, Campbell Professional Roofing ........................N. Charleston, SC
President............................. Terry Slifer, Premier Building Prod., Inc., Charlotte, NC
1st V. P. ....................... Kris Locke, B & L Distributing Co., Inc. of SC, Columbia, SC
2nd V. P. ....................... Brandon Jackson, Petersen Aluminum Corp., Charlotte, NC
Sec.-Treas. ............ Christian Pettway, Rfg. Supply Group - Columbia, Columbia, SC
Past President.......................................... Ed Benson, Johns Manville, Charlotte, NC
01 David Summers, RSG – Columbia ................................................. Advance, NC
02 Ray Eller, Jr., Best Distributing Co. of Greensboro ..................... Greensboro, NC
03 Joshua Pennington, ABC Supply Co., Inc., .................................... Charlotte, NC
04 Mike Broski, Johns Manville .................................................... Wake Forest, NC
05 Andy Luce, N.B. Handy Co. ............................................................ Raleigh, NC
06 Sean Dougherty, OMG ................................................................... Raleigh, NC
07 Will McCourt, GAF Materials Corporation .............................. Myrtle Beach, SC
08 Chris Pickle, Bradco Supply Corp. ................................................ Columbia, SC
08 Don Gilbert, Bradco Supply Corporation ..................................... Columbia, SC
09 Steve Davis, Best Distributing Co. of Greenville .......................... Greenville, SC
09 Greg Norman, GAF Materials Corporation .................................. Greenville, SC
10 Michelle Carlin, Hydro-Stop, Inc. ............................................... Charleston, SC
Henry Sackett, Chairman, Marlana Estes, Melvin Lambe, Wanda Hilton,Tal Sexton,
Matt Stoops, Carla B. Sims
Carolinas Contacts welcomes letters to the editor. Views expressed in “Letters” are
not necessarily those of CRSMCA. Letters must be signed and include a return address
and telephone number. Carolinas Contacts reserves the right to edit letters for
clarity and length. Send letters to Carla B. Sims, Carolinas Contacts, PO Box 7643,
Charlotte, N.C. 28241-7643; fax (704) 557-1736.
Carolinas Contacts is owned by the Carolinas Roofing & Sheet Metal Contractors Association to furnish information,
news and trends in the Roofing & Sheet Metal industry in the two Carolinas, and is the official bimonthly
publication of the Association.
Issued bi-monthly from Association Headquarters 710 Imperial Court, Charlotte, NC 28273 (PO Box 7643,
Charlotte 28241-7643) as a service to the members and advertisers.
Postage Paid at Charlotte, NC.
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upon request to CRS&MCA, PO Box 7643, Charlotte, NC 28241-7643.
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The CRSMCA MISSION STATEMENT: To promote and safeguard the
common business interest of its members and to improve conditions by
educating all persons concerning the roofing and sheet metal business
and industry. To work for the development and progress of the roofing
and sheet metal business industry and to work with individuals organizations
and governmental agencies toward the achievement of a stronger
profession of the roofing and sheet metal industry.
from the
As CRSMCA steps out of the 2013 Carolinas
Mid-Winter Roofing Expo with strong numbers
from attendees (423 people) and booth sales
(108), there was much scrutiny to be said of
those numbers. By now, even if you did not attend
the event, you heard what everyone was
saying and thinking at this event… where are
those who registered? As the CRSMCA Planning
Committee and I look back at the event, there
are still some concerns shared amongst us all…
Did we plan accurately? YES. Did the changes we made in 2012 have a
negative effect? YES. Can we come back from this? ABSOLUTELY!
The CRSMCA Planning Committee has already made the necessary
changes… thanks largely to those who sent their surveys back to the
CRSMCA office. The main changes are as follows:
1. Increased pricing for exhibitors to lower the price for contractors
2. Removed presentations on the trade show floor to allot for
more one-on-one time with exhibitors
3. Rearranged educational programs to be concurrent prior to
open trade show hours
4. Revised receptions, made available additional sponsoring opportunities…
and more!
The CRSMCA staff will continue to keep this information coming to
you throughout the year, please contact the CRSMCA office if you have
any questions regarding these changes… or contact one of your trusted
Executive Committee members.
I hope you are taking the time to attend one of your Spring District
meetings that began in March. This is a great opportunity to network
with the members in your specific area and highlight the concerns that
are more prominent to you. The big topics at this time include the Affordable
HealthCare Act, 2013 Lien Law Regulations and Immigration
BRINGING THE PAST TO THE PRESENT at the 70th Annual Meeting/Summer
Convention, Celebrating 70 Years of CRSMCA! The event
will be held on June 27 – 30, 2013 at the Marriott Grande Dunes Resort
& Spa Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The CRSMCA
Planning Committee and I are excited to announce the return of Beach
Olympics, Record Breakers DJ Barry Miller returning for LIVE! entertainment,
a special Spouses Breakfast, and so much more! WE ARE SENDING
MEMBERS… HELP US GET THE WORD OUT!! All information is available
PO BOX 7643, CHARLOTTE, NC 28241-7643
Thank you for your continued support of CRSMCA and the roofing
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Carla B. Sims
Executive Director
Association in Action
Johns Manville
7 Hessell Court
Greer, SC 29650
Mr. Robert Bland
(864) 877-8971
(864) 417-9641
Lyon Metal Roofing
485 Industrial Park Road
Piney Flats, TN 37686
Mr. Bret Lyon
(423) 538-5169
Fax: (423) 538-3825
MEP Insulation Recycling
1130 Alfred Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46239
Mr. Bill Muford
(317) 894-2763
Fax: (877) 565-9961
Southeastern Metals
8107 Woodland Court SE
Covington, GA 30014
Mr. Cleve Cobb
(404) 357-0090
Fax: (415) 366-2833
Warrior Roofing Manufacturing
3050 Warrior Road
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Mr. Andy Boykin
(205) 553-1734
Fax: (205) 553-1755
New Members
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PO BOX 7643
CHARLOTTE, NC 28241-7643
VA Assoc. of Roofing Professionals
Tennessee Assoc. of Roofing Contractors
Kentucky Roofing Contractors Association
Roofing & S/M Contractors Association of GA
Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Association
• Hire slow and fire fast. Look for talent and ability, not skill.
• Teach your employees how to do the job better than you can.
• Give them the authority to make tough decisions.
• And the responsibility to make good ones
• Measure duties and manage results
APRIL 1, 2013
COPY FOR INFORMATION: UPLOADS/2013_NC_Lien_Law_Information_Package.pdf
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has refurbished the I-9 form
required by all employers to have completed by new hires. The
newly add features are the employee’s phone number, email address,
and requiring that the form is completed on the first day of
employment unlike the previous form stating “at the time employment
The new form will become effective for all employers to use for
new hires on May 7, 2013; you will not need to have current employees
redo their existing I-9 forms. To get this new form, visit the
following site:
CRSMCA Safety STAR Program is accepting applications from
members to qualify for the Safety STAR status. The Safety STAR status
is given to members that meet the requirements of safety and
health policies and TCR and DART rates.
Members that qualify for the Safety STAR
status must meet the requirements. The
member’s annual injury and illness rate must
meet or be above-average of the industry’s
average rate.
PRESS RELEASE: Johns Manville has announced Mary Rhinehart has
been named president and chief executive officer (CEO). She has
been with the company since 1979 and formerly was senior vice
president and chief financial officer. Todd Raba, the company’s
chairman, president and CEO for the past five years, will step down
from his position effective immediately.
Compliance Bureau Contacts
Tim Childers Phil Hooper
(336) 776-4420 (919) 779-8512
Training information, registration and additional training course
and dates can be found at www.dol.
NCDOL Expands Facebook Presence
The N.C. Department of Labor expanded its Facebook page to include
the entire department. In late 2011, the department’s Apprenticeship
and Training Bureau began a pilot program with its own
page on Facebook.
“Facebook improved our communication link with our companies
and the general public,” said Kathryn Castelloes, bureau chief
of Apprenticeship and Training. “It has let us get information to them
in real time, and we’ve received positive feedback in response to
our posts.”
The success of the Apprenticeship Bureau’s page encourage department.
Now, in addition to continued news about apprenticeship
programs and events, we’ll have information about safety and
training classes available through the OSH Division, links to articles
about the department, and photos and videos from events involving
the many different bureaus.
NCDOL encourages the public to like them on Facebook, write
comments on their page and hel share information by liking specific
posts as well.
New OSHA Publications and Webpage’s Available in Spanish and
Korean: Hispanic workers make up more than one-third of all construction
workers in America, and falls are the leading cause of
death in construction. In December, OSHA posted online a Spanish-language
version of the agency’s fall prevention website, which
provides numerous educational resources, including stickers, wallet
cards, fact sheets and posters. These resources show how falls can
be prevented and lives can be saved through three simple steps:
Plan. Provide. Train. Visit the Spanish language page for fall prevention
(at www.). To order any of OSHA’s outreach materials, call
OSHA’s Office of Communications at (202) 693-1999 or visit
OSHA’s Publications page.
OSHA Cites Roofing Contractor Nearly $160,000 for Exposing
Workers to Fall Hazards: OSHA has cited Rochester, NY based
A.M. Stern, Inc. for alleged willful, repeat and serious violations of
workplace safety standards while workers installed a roof in the
town of Fairport. The roofing contractor faces a total of $159,250 in
fines for exposing workers to falls of 15 to 30 feet while working at
the unprotected edges of a building’s roof. OSHA inspectors determined
that the designated on-site safety monitor was not positioned
close enough to workers in unprotected sections to warn them
about the fall hazards. OSHA also issued the contractor five serious
citations, including failure to provide medical evaluations and training
for workers required to wear respirators, allowing an untrained
worker to operate a forklift, and not providing workers with information
and training on hazardous chemicals.
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General Information
(803) 896-7665
The 2013 International Roofing Expo attendance this year was up
1.3% with more than 8,500 total attendees. In additional, the trade
show increased by 60 booths, or 7%, and evaluations were all positive.
The call for presentations for 2014 show, which will be held in
Las Vegas, already has been issued and will be reviewed by the IRE
Advisory Committee during a meeting in May. Also on the agenda for
that meeting: future show locations. Hanley Wood is looking at central
U.S. or East Coast for 2015 – possibly Orlando, FL; New Orleans;
or Nashville, TN.
The U.S. solar industry continues to grow even with a sluggish
economy. Installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems grew 37% in the
residential market and 34% in the commercial market for the first two
quarters of 2012. Roof Integrated Solar Integration™ (RISE™) also
continued to grow by adding 11 new Certified Solar Roofing Professionals™
(CSRPs™) who successfully completed the CSRP examination
in September. For more information about the certification
program, visit or contact John Schehl, RISE’s
executive director, at
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its
delaying plans to develop a lead renovation and repair regulation for
commercial and public buildings for nearly three years – until July 15,
2015. Any final rule, according to EPA, is not expected to be issued
until at least December 31, 2016. The agency made the decision as
part of an ongoing settlement agreement with litigants.
An inquiry was made about the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration’s (OSHA’s) HazComm standard asking whether electronic
access to material safety data sheets would be acceptable. The
OSHA rule states: “The employer shall maintain in the workplace
copies of the required safety data sheets for each hazardous chemical,
and shall ensure that they are readily accessible during each work
shift to employees when they are in their work area(s). (Electronic access
and other alternatives to maintaining paper copies of the safety
data sheets are permitted as long as no barriers to immediate employee
access in each workplace are created by such options.)”
The construction industry continues to show modest improvement
as we head into the prime roofing season. But there is still a mixed
bag of data to consider. For example:
1. New construction starts were lower in February than in January,
but totals for the first two months of the year were higher than the
same period in 2012.
2. The housing sector improved 11% in February, but nonresidential
building construction declined somewhat.
3. In the nonresidential sector, commercial structures are showing
improvement, but the institutional market is being restrained by tight
state and local budgets.
4. A survey of construction activity in major metropolitan areas in
the U.S. shows about half have improved and half have declined.
5. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued its most recent forecast,
which calls for 2.6% gross domestic product growth this year (better
than most forecasts) but warns of threats to the economy from government
NRCA has been actively involved in discussions that could lead to
immigration reform legislation. A bipartisan group of senators has
been crafting a bill that would allow more guest workers into the U.S.
and resolve the question of what to do with the estimated 11M illegal
immigrants currently in the U.S. The Essential Worker Immigration
Coalition, of which NRCA is a member, has issued a statement in opposition
to a proposal put forward by organized labor that would establish
a commission to oversee the guest worker program for
less-skilled workers. We believe a commission would simply make it
more difficult to for employers to find workers when they are needed.
A new study of fatal falls from roofs at construction sites, funded
by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, found
Hispanic or foreign-born workers were 50% more likely to have fatal
falls from roofs than most other workers. Other factors putting workers
at greater risk, according to the study, were employment by a
company with 10 or fewer employees, being a teenager or a senior
citizen, and working at construction sites in the southern U.S. The
study determined the annual fatality rate for Hispanics was 1.79
workers for every 100,000 full-time employees, and the rate for all
other workers was 0.95 per 100,000 employees.
NRCA’s ProForeman Certificate Program has officially launched.
The program developed, in part, to better clarify career path opportunities
for our industry’s workers; it also will help differentiate those
companies that are committed to training. So far, NRCA has had a
good deal of interest in the program – but NRCA needs to ensure it
succeeds. If you haven’t considered the program yet, NRCA strongly
encourages you to do so; the program will need to achieve some
measure of critical mass to be successful.
NRCA will be offering their second Executive Management Institute
this year – a high-level program designed for owners and senior
managers of roofing contractor firms. The program is offered through
Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management; it will be
held Nov 10 – 13, 2013. Tom Shanahan has more information if you
are interested.
New officers and directors were elected for the NRCA year beginning
June 1. New officers are:
President: Nelson Braddy, Grand Prairie, TX
Senior Vice President: Richard Nugent, Lithia Springs, GA
Vice President: Scott Baxter, Monroe, NC (CRSMCA MEMBER)
Vice President: Robert Kulp, Stratford, WS
Vice President: Lindy Ryan, Sanford, FL
The most prestigious award in the roofing industry, the J.A. Piper
Award, was awarded to former NRCA President Bob Dalsin, John A.
Dalsin & Son, Inc. Bob’s many contributions to the industry include
work on NRCA’s board of directors, Insurance Boar of Governors, Investment
Advisory Committee, National Roofing Council, and as a
trustee for the Roofers Union Pension Plan.
Tax Reform: In preparation for pursuing comprehensive tax reform
legislation, the House Ways and Means Committee has formed bipartisan
working groups of lawmakers to analyze specific portions of the
tax code. As this process gets underway, NRCA is meeting, NRCA is
meeting with members of the committee to discuss how various tax
reform proposals could affect roofing industry employers, including
depreciation reform for commercial roofs. Also House Speaker John
Boehner (R-OH) recently announced that tax reform legislation will
be assigned H.R. 1 when it is introduced in the House. When bills
are introduced, they are given whatever number is next in line; however,
numbers H.R. 1 through H.R. 10 are reserved for the speaker’s
top priorities. Numerous pieces of well-known legislation designated
H.R. 1 in the past have become law, so this indicates tax reform is
gaining momentum. However, tax reform still faces huge obstacles
given continued disagreement between Democrats and Republicans
regarding new tax increases.
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News in the Carolinas (continued from previous page)
Carolinas Contacts March-June, 2013 9
WINNER… Bill Eiseman, Polyglass
(pictured below
Hank Redecker,
Strategic Roofing Solution
Chad Harper,
Curtis Construction Co., Inc.
WINNER… Terry Slifer, Premier Building Products, Inc.
Jon McLelland, Conover Construction & Roofing, Inc.
Adam Czechowicz, Alpha Omega Construction
Rick O’Connor, Watts & Associates Roofing Company, Inc.
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The Most Valuable Employee program is designed to honor one
outstanding roofing worker; recognizing excellence in the roofing
industry and allow award winners to serve as a role model for
others in the roofing industry, as well as increase professionalism
and attract more workers to the roofing industry.
Mr. Harrison was awarded the 2013 Most Valuable Employee
for his dedication and commitment to the roofing industry. Mr.
Harrison is a leader in his field for educating the working force at
Kanoy Construction, Inc. He is very conscious of his work and
his quality of work he does and carries that through to the other
employees. He has been an asset to Kanoy Construction, Inc. for
over 25 years. Perry has grown with the company over the years
to help build it as a leading company in the area. He has helped
to increase safety awareness with all employees and make all employees
accountable for their actions.
Due to Perry’s knowledge and abilities, he has been promoted to Project Manager for Kanoy Construction, Inc. He continues
to excel in this new position with the same enthusiasm as he had when working in the field.
Perry encourages all of the employees to be the best they can be in the work they perform. In addition, Perry does not look at
his position with Kanoy Construction, Inc. as a job; he loves what he does. Perry has accommodated the Thomasville Lions Club
with their vision impaired persons to participate in the Christmas parade. Working to ensure each and every one of the VIPs are
safe and enjoyed their time in the parade.
2013 Most Valuable Employee
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Pictures from the 2013 Carolinas Mid-Winter Roofing Expo
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FM Approvals has revised its criteria for determining the uplift resistances of membrane and liquid-applied roof assemblies. Because
many roofing professionals rely on FM Approvals’ classifications when designing and specifying low-slope roof assemblies, you should be
aware of the changes made and their effects on specific roof assembly classifications.
FM 4470
FM 4470, “Approval Standard for Single-Ply, Polymer-Modified Bitumen Sheet, Built-Up Roof (BUR) and Liquid Applied Roof Assemblies
for use in Class 1 and Noncumbustible Roof Deck Construction,” is the basis for FM approvals’ determination of 1-60, 1-90, 1-120, etc.,
classifications used for low-slope membrane and liquid-applied roof assemblies.
In June 2012, FM Approvals revised FM 4470; the effective date of the new standard was Dec. 31, 2012. The revisions include adding
NFPA 276, “Standard Method for Fire Tests for Determining the Heat Release Rate of Roofing Assemblies with Combustible Above-Deck
Roofing Components,” to determine combustibility below the roof deck; changes to the conditions of acceptance for wind uplift and hail
damage resistance testing; and adding an alternative test method for determining fasteners’ corrosion resistances.
One of the more significant changes to FM 4470 is how steel roof decks are evaluated. With the revised standard, steel roof decks cannot
exceed the allowable stresses provided for in AISI S100, “North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural
Members.” The maximum allowable deflection for steel roof decks is based on a 200-pound point load; previously, a 300-poind point load
was used. Also, minimum designs of steel roof decks now are based on a minimum 0.7-mm-thick (slightly less than 22-gauge), 33-ksi yield
strength steel. Previously, minimum 0.75-mm-thick (22-gauge) steel complying with the ASTM International specification was used for evaluation.
The method of analyzing attachment of steel decks also has been revised. Deck fasteners now are tested for fastener “pull over” (pull
through) of the deck material. Also, stress calculations are performed on both steel decks and fastener heads, and the lower of the two values
is used as the basis for classification.
FM 4470 also now includes additional provisions allowing for optional ratings for dynamic puncture resistance of roof coverings, noncombustible
core for roof insulation and solar reflectance of roof surfaces.
All products tested after Dec. 31, 2012, are required to satisfy the new standard’s requirements. Products FM Approvals already approved
under previous editions of FM 4470 also need to compy with the current edition by the effective date or forfeit classification.
What this means
If a specific classified assembly results in an overstressed steel roof deck, FM Approvals has, upon consultation with the manufacturer, either
changed the assembly’s wind rating to a level where the deck no longer is overstressed. Assembly parameters likely changed include
reducing the deck span and/or increasing the deck’s steel thickness and/or yield strength (from 33 ksi to 80 ksi).
For assemblies where the wind rating has been reduced, the assemblies’ previous RoofNav numbers have been withdrawn and new
RoofNav numbers issued to avoid confusion.
If you use the new version of FM 4470 for an adhered roof assembly applied to a 1 ½ -inch-thick, 22-gauge steel deck at a 6-foot maximum
span, FM Approvals has indicated maximum classifications are limited to 1-165 when using a 33-ksi steel deck and 1-300 when using
an 80-ksi steel deck. For seam fastened mechanically attached parameters and seam fastener row spacing, but generally classifications will
be noticeably lower than with FM 4470’s previous version.
Proceed cautiously
Roof system designers and specifiers need to be aware of FM 4470’s revision and its effect on assembly parameters, uplift ratings and
RoofNav numbers for membrane and liquid-applied
roof assemblies using steel roof decks.
For roofing projects designed before the implementation
date but that will be installed after
the implementation date, clarification needs to
be sought regarding which version of FM 4470
applies. If the current version applies, changes to
the roof assembly specification may be necessary
and affect a project’s cost.
I encourage roof system designers and specifiers
and roofing contractors to work closely with
manufacturers when determining changes to specific
assembly parameters, uplift ratings and
RoofNav numbers.
Changes Reduce Some FM Classifications
FM 4470 has been revised, resulting in different uplift resistance criteria
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Sound confusing? Yes, it is—possibly some of the most confusing issues in a Division 7 roofing specification. The following overview is
designed to assist in understanding the critically important differences between manufacturer’s Warranty Wind Speed Coverage, Building
Codes, Local Wind Speed and Factory Mutual Global.
Roofing Warranties
All roofing warranties are marketing tools that assist in promoting that specific manufacturer’s materials. As such, many offer a standard
warranty that carries 55 mph peak gust “wind speed coverage” often considered the norm in the industry. Some manufacturers also offer extended
wind speed options, but only upon review of the project before installation. This review confirms that the system design and components
meet the manufacturer’s warranty requirements. If a building owner desires such
extended wind speed coverage, this request MUST be included in the “Warranty” section of the project’s specification, clearly noting the
requested warranty wind speed. This alerts the roofing subcontractor to contact the materials manufacturer befor bidding to confirm any additional
requirements or enhancements to the installation.
With design enhancements and corresponding cost increases, certain manufacturers offer warranty wind speed coverage upgrades for
the following: 72, 80, 90, 100, or 120 mph.
NOTE: Since warranty wind speed coverage issued by a roofing materials manufacturer is a marketing function, it has no relationship to
building code compliance, local wind speeds or testing agency approval ratings.
Local Building Codes and Local Wind Speeds
Building Codes (IBC, SBCCI, BOCA, UBC, etc.) dictate that the roof design resists uplift pressures as calculated by an applicable industry
standard, typically (American Society of Civil Engineers) ASCE 7, “Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures”. None of
these codes reference anything about a warranty and seldom, if ever, do other components of the
building envelope carry a wind speed warranty (i.e., roof deck, building walls, windows, etc.), yet all of these building components must
meet a specific code requirement.
As IBC 2003 and ultimately IBC 2006 become adapted and universally recognized in the U.S., all architects and designers of roofing systems
should become familiar with Figure 1609, contained in both IBC versions. This is the Basic Wind Speed map of the U.S. and is essentially
the same map used by ASCE 7, ANSI/SPRI and FM Global.
As opposed to the wind speed coverage in a roofing warranty, the “local
wind speed” as defined by ASCE 7, in conjunction with the building
height, the building Exposure Category, the Building Importance Factor, the
deck type, and many other factorshelp determine if a proposed roofing system
is suitable for the specified building. Building codes and ASCE 7 use
local wind speeds to calculate the potential “uplift pressure” on the roofing
surface. It is this “uplift pressure” that establishes the final roofing system
requirements, NOT the local wind speed. This is perhaps one of the most
confusing and misunderstood issues in Division 7 roofing discussions.
It is important for complete comprehension of the subject matter presented
here to understand that most of the U.S. is in a 90 mph Basic Wind
Zone, defined as a “three-second peak gust of 90 mph measured at 33 feet
(10 meters) above ground level for Ground Roughness Category C”. Note
this does not imply that areas in a “90 mph wind zone” regularly experience
those extreme wind speeds. On the contrary, wind speed maps are
calculated with “50-Year MRI (Mean Recurrence Interval)” formulas— in
other words, a probability factor of only 2% in any given year.
Prior to 1995, basic wind speed maps used “fastest mile” data. The
ASCE 7-95 Basic Wind Speed Map revision marked the first use of “threesecond
peak gust” terminology and data, and the values increased accordingly.
For example, previous “fastest mile” zones of 70 mph now equate to
90 mph peak gust zones, which applies to most of the United States except
hurricane-prone and special wind regions.
FM Global and Independent Testing Agencies
After determining the “uplift pressure” the specifier must review roofing
systems that have been successfully tested by an independent testing
agency or Factory Mutual Global (following FM 4450/4470) to ensure they
exceed the calculated “uplift pressure”.To determine the uplift potential of
a system, samples of the proposed assembly are tested by applying positive
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Roofing Warranty Wind Speed Coverage versus
Local Building Codes, Local Wind Speeds and FM Global:
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pressure underneath the sample to simulate negative pressure created
by wind as it blows across a roofing surface. This laboratory test
starts at 15 pounds per square foot (psf) and is maintained for one
minute. Pressure is then increased by 15 psf each minute thereafter
until failure, with the minimum available rating being FM 1-60. An
FM 1-90 rating means a specific roofing assembly exceeded the 60
and 75 psf levels, and maintained 90 psf of pressure without failure
for one minute. Once a system has achieved a specific pressure rating,
the specifier compares that system's rating to the calculated
“uplift pressure” for the building. However, an FM 1-90 approval
rating does NOT equate to 90 mph wind speed resistance or, more
importantly, to a roofing materials manufacturer warranty provision.
Although FM 1-90 seems to be the “default” performance requirement
in most Division 7 specs, keep in mind FM Global is, first
and foremost, an insurance company whose primary responsibility
is to reduce risk exposure for their policyholder clients. FMG has no
vested interest in any roofing project for a non-FMG insured
owner—in other words, the vast majority of new construction and
re-roof projects in the country. Call any regional FMG office and
start asking roof design questions. Your conversation will be very
brief—unless your client is also an FMG client.
FMG, admittedly, is more conservative and restrictive than local
building code minimum requirements. In January 2006 FMG announced
enhanced “safety factor” revisions to their Property Loss
Prevention Data Sheet 1-29 that took the entire roofing industry by
surprise and has reinforced the growing sentiment to abandon the
blanket use of FM performance standards (for non-FM owners) in
specifications—particularly FM 1-90. Consider this: even when
using FMG’s current calculations, a 1-60 rated assembly is adequate
for most buildings in regions where the basic wind speed is 90 mph
or less and building height is less than 60 feet. Outside of hurricane
and special wind zones, that applies to the majority of U.S. roofing
projects. If FM 1-90 is “rubber stamped” into a spec in this case on a
mechanically fastened single ply system, the in-seam fastening pattern
typically increases from 12” OC to 6” OC. Ask any roofing contractor
about the cost impact of 50% more plates, screws and
installation labor, and you will understand we’re talking about more
than just a few dollars!
FMG applies a “safety factor” of two when calculating design
pressures for the field, perimeter and corner sections of the roof.
However, ASCE-7 does not use this approach, nor does IBC Code. In
fact, IBC Code makes no references whatsoever to FMG for wind
design calculations—only ASCE-7. Safety factors and random FM 1-
90 standards that exceed building code requirements are the option
of the roofing specifier—applied arbitrarily the end result may be a
more costly roof for the owner with no appreciable design and/or
performance contribution.
Does your local Chicagoland building code reference designing
roof systems to a “90 mph basic wind speed”? Or maybe “85 mph
basic wind speed” for a project in Los Angeles? How about “130
mph basic wind speed” for your upcoming hospital in Biloxi, MS? In
any of these scenarios, hopefully you now understand that does not
require a corresponding “wind speed warranty” coverage from the
roofing manufacturers in the spec.
IBC Code and its required ASCE 7 wind load calculations assist a
specifier in determining the correct roofing system design, but does
not require any warranty, wind speed or otherwise, from the manufacturer.
Nor does it have any relationship to any available warranty
wind speed coverage issued by a materials manufacturer, or how
that manufacturer determines required enhancements. Although an
important benefit to a building owner, marketing functions do not
cover code compliance or uplift pressures ofthe roofing design.
Marty Gilson is Architectural Specialist for ERS, Inc. Glendale
Heights, IL. Brian Chamberlain is Senior Systems Designer for
Carlisle SynTec, Carlisle, PA.
North Carolina Department of Labor will be hosting webinars for HazCom with the GHS changes, visit the link below for information:
NC Department of Labor has available a HazCom PPT that employers can use to train their employees on the new HazCom GHS:
On North Carolina Department of Labor’s A-Z Topics page, NCDOL has additional resources regarding the changes to HazCom.

The following link has the side by side comparison which is also helpful:
Roofing Warranty Wind Speed… (continued from previous page)
Carolinas Contacts March-June, 2013 15
Subcontractors have historically been subjected to risks of nonpayment flowing down to them. Those risks have been made worse by
contract clauses such as “pay-if-paid” or “pay-when-paid” provisions, which explicitly withhold payment from subs unless or until the general
contractor receives payment. Other clauses that are notorious for cramming down risk include broad indemnity or exculpatory clauses,
limitations on liability (such as “no damage for delay” clauses), and – key to this article – mandatory waiver of subrogation rights. Some of
those issues have been addressed through legislation, and the goal of several subcontractor groups, including CRSMCA, is to see the waiver
of subrogation issue legislatively corrected in the future as well.
The concept of subrogation in construction projects is intended to permit a party or its insurer, who is damaged by an accident or other
event, to pursue recovery against the party causing the injury. Subrogation is therefore legally similar to contribution, in the sense that a primarily-responsible
party would be held liable for payments by another. Usually in subrogation situations, it is the insurer of the injured
party (or company) who would be seeking to recover for the injury by stepping into the shoes or rights of the insured.
In construction contracts, it has become commonplace to include clauses to mandate waiver of the right of subrogation. The theory
for the mandatory waiver was to keep contractors focused on completion of the project, rather than on litigation against another party to the
project. While admirable in concept, the waiver of subrogation clause has the potential to be strongly detrimental to the injured company.
The most obvious situation where waiver of subrogation hurts an innocent company is in the context of workers’ compensation. Under
the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act, an employer (or its insurer) is required to pay for the treatment of an injured employee, as
well as to compensate that employee in the event of a temporary or permanent disability, regardless of whether the employer has any culpability
for the incident. If the incident had been an automobile accident with an uninvolved negligent third party, the employer or its insurer
would file a subrogation action against that third party to recover for the payments made to treat and compensate the employee. However,
if the accident is caused by the owner, the general contractor, or another subcontractor on the job site, and there is a waiver of subrogation
clause in the contract chain – either in the specific subcontract, or being flowed down from the general contract – then the employer and its
insurer would be barred from seeking to recover from the truly responsible party.
While it is true that one of the purposes for having insurance is to protect companies against losses that are not their responsibility, the effect
of injuries that trigger workers’ compensation claims has a longer-lasting impact upon the company. A hypothetical described by Chris
Hawthorne of TGA Cross Insurance highlights this situation:
[O]n the job site, a general contractor employee drops a tool while on the second level, striking a subcontractor employee on
the first floor. The employee is rushed to the hospital for a head injury and damage to his eye. The subcontractor’s workers compensation
policy responds by paying for the medical bills and lost wages of the injured employee. The total claim is expected to
run about $185,000.
Under normal circumstances, the subcontractor’s workers compensation insurer would then subrogate against the general contractor’s
general liability policy for reimbursement of the $185,000. However, since the subcontractor agreed to grant the general
contractor waiver of subrogation status, the subcontractor’s workers compensation insurer is blocked from doing so. The end result
is that the general contractor’s insurance program is spared from having to pay for the actions of their employee that resulted in
bodily injury to a third party.
The general contractor’s loss history stays clean while the subcontractor’s workers compensation experience modification gets
hit with a big loss. The subcontractor will have to pay increased premiums for 3 years due to the increased experience modification
and ARAP penalty.
In the end, the increased premium costs could be greater than the amount the subcontractor made on the job in the first place.
(Excerpted from
This is exactly why North Carolina subcontractor groups are beginning a push to get the General Assembly to rule that clauses mandating
waiver of subrogation of workers’ compensation claims are void as against public policy. The effect of these clauses is to hurt the innocent
employer, and to benefit or protect the responsible party. Under North Carolina law, an employer is strictly liable to cover the injuries
of its employee, and is required to have workers’ compensation coverage. As a result, the exposure to loss from such incidents is high, and
the impact can be lasting. Beyond just the cost of the injury itself, and the lasting costs of higher premiums caused by the affected experience
modification, companies seeking to be prequalified for certain private and public projects may be automatically disqualified if their
experience modifications exceed a given level.
If North Carolina outlaws mandatory waivers of subrogation, the state would be following a trend in recent years. Several states, including
Kentucky, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Missouri, and Maine, have either legislatively or judicially adopted policies invalidating mandatory
waivers relating to workers’ comp. New Hampshire’s statute is perhaps the most appropriate model, as it provides that “[a]ny contract
provision requiring an employer or its insurance carrier to waive any rights to subrogation granted pursuant to the state’s workers comp
statutes is prohibited.” NH Rev. Stat. sec. 281-A:13. Kentucky and Missouri also have statutory prohibitions relating to injuries to employees,
with Missouri’s Sec. 287-150(6) specifically focused on construction-classified employees.
The goal of bringing a common-sense limitation to mandatory waivers of subrogation may take time to reach fruition. The current legislative
session is about to dive into the budget and tax debates, which will occupy much of the rest of the long session. Our hope is to
begin the discussion now, so as to build the broadest coalition. Once we know who is in favor of the legislation, or will at least remain neutral,
then the process of educating the legislators begins. And if all goes well, the unjust transfer of risk onto the backs of innocent subcontractors
will be remedied soon.
For more information, contact Brian at, or you can read about updates at the Safran Law blog at or on Twitter at @SafranLawBJS
Waiver of Subrogation Project By Brian J. Schoolman, Safran Law Offices
16 March-June, 2013 Carolinas Contacts
Don’t Jump
For the past few years the economy has been pretty bad, and there wasn’t much roofing work
going on. In fact Antonio’s employer (who had never laid-off any employees) had to lay off several
employees. But this year (at least so far) business has been improving for Antonio’s employer. They
have all the work they can handle, and are even considering hiring some additional employees.
For the past 3 weeks Antonio’s crew had been working 10 to 12 hour days, 6 days/week. They
were just hours away from a 3-day holiday weekend that their employer said all employees could
take off. Needless to say every man on the crew was looking forward to a long weekend and some
much needed rest and relaxation.
It was almost five o’clock and the crew supervisor told everybody to wrap it up. Antonio carried
over all of his tools, locked them up in the box, and headed over to the ladder. He was the last
man down the ladder and jumped the last two steps on his way down the ladder. But he landed
flat-footed and immediately felt an excruciating pain in his left knee. He dropped to the ground,
grabbed his knee, and clenched his teeth in pain.
Antonio limped to the crew truck so that everyone could go back to the shop. At the shop, the
company owner noticed Antonio’s injury and made him go to the local hospital to get checkedout.
After spending the first several hours of his extended weekend sitting in the hospital’s waiting
room waiting to be seen, he was evaluated and diagnosed with a torn a ligament in his knee.
Obviously we know from this incident that we are never to jump from a ladder (or from any elevated
Under what circumstances might you be tempted to jump from an elevation, such as a ladder,
truck or to a
slightly lower
elevation of a
flat roof?
Why do
you think Antonio
off of the ladder
with only
two steps to
Do you
care about
your coworkers
and this
enough to
correct a fellow
if you see him
jumping off of
a ladder,
truck, or other
elevated surface?
Carolinas Contacts March-June, 2013 17
No Salte
Por los últimos años la economía ha sido bastante mala, y no había mucho trabajo de la
techumbre que se encendía. De hecho el patrón de Antonio (quién nunca había despedido a
cualquier empleado) tuvo que despedir a varios empleados. Pero este negocio del año (por lo
menos hasta ahora) ha estado mejorando para el patrón de Antonio. Tienen todo el trabajo que
pueden manejar, e incluso lo están considerando contratar a algunos empleados adicionales.
Por el equipo de los último 3 semanas Antonio había estado trabajando 10 a los días de la hora
de la media hora, 6 días por semana. Eran apenas horas lejos de un fin de semana de tres días del
día de fiesta que su patrón dijo que todos los empleados podrían sacar. Innecesario decir a cada
hombre en el equipo miraba adelante a un fin de semana largo y a un cierto descanso y relajación
muy necesario.
Era casi las cinco y el supervisor del equipo dijo todos envolverlas para arriba. Antonio transportó
todas sus herramientas, las cerró para arriba en la caja, y dirigió encima a la escalera. Él era
el hombre pasado abajo de la escalera y saltó los dos pasos pasados en su manera abajo de la escalera.
Pero él aterrizó de pies planos y sentía inmediatamente un dolor atroz en su rodilla
izquierda. Él cayó a la tierra, asió su rodilla, y apretó sus dientes en dolor.
Antonio cojeó al camión del equipo de modo que todo el mundo pudiera volver a la tienda. En
la tienda, el dueño de la compañía notó lesión de Antonio y hecho que él va al hospital local a
conseguir comprobado-hacia fuera. Después de pasar el primer varias horas de su fin de semana
extendido que se sentaba en la sala de espera del hospital que esperaba para ser visto, lo evaluaron
y fueron diagnosticado con rasgado un ligamento en su rodilla.
Sabemos obviamente de este incidente que nunca debemos saltar de una escalera (o de
cualquier nivel elevado).
¿Bajo qué circunstancias
puede ser
que usted sea tentado
para saltar de una elevación,
tal como una
escalera, un camión o
a una elevación levemente
más baja de un
tejado plano?
¿Por qué usted
piensa a Antonio
saltado apagado de la
escalera con solamente
dos pasos para
¿Usted cuida sobre
sus compañeros de
trabajo y esta compañía
bastante para
corregir a un empleado
compañero si
usted lo ve el saltar
apagado de la escalera,
del camión, o
de la otra superficie
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1. What is your position with your company?
Vice President/Sales
2. How did you choose this career?
It was outside work and I was working in a textile mill.
3. What did you do before becoming a roofing contractor?
Helicopter repairman in the US Army.
4. Who started your company?
Ann and I started it in 2010.
5. What is the craziest thing that you ever did?
Skydive in the winter with oversized gloves. I couldn’t
get my fingers in the ring to pull the ripcord and fell
2,500 feet too far!
6. As you were growing up, what did you want to be?
A pilot (like every kid during the space race).
7. What is the best advice that you have received in your
Tim Allen once told me “call everyone back the same
day they called you”.
8. What was the most interesting project that you were involved
in? What was the most difficult or challenging?
The fountain in front of Wolf Pack Stadium. It is lined
with Fibertite membrane
9. How have you watched our profession change in your
Increased safety and more competent people.
10. What is one of your pet peeves?
People who are too lazy to find a parking space and
park at the front door!.
11. What would you want to see change to make roofing
and sheet metal better?
All contractors to be licensed and insured!
12. What do you do for relaxation to get away from it all?
Spend time with family and play music.
13. What positions, if any, did you hold in CRSMCA?
14. What is your favorite vacation location?
Beach with family.
15. What is something about yourself that, if people knew,
they would be surprised?
I write music and play in a rock and roll band.
16. What advice would you give to a beginning roofer or
sheet metal worker?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions and learn all you can
and always innovate.
Annual Meeting/
June 27-30, 2013
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I am asked this question repeatedly: “What will OSHA look for if I get inspected?” Honestly, there’s no simple answer. The
hazards inside your facility or jobsite are as unique as you, your company and the product or service you provide.
A good starting point to determine where OSHA enforcement will focus its efforts when it comes to your location can be
found online at
OSHA’s Top 10 most frequently cited standards in 2012 (October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012):
• Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501)
• Hazard communication standard, general industry (29 CFR 1910.1200)
• Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (29 CFR 1926.451)
• Respiratory protection, general industry (29 CFR 1910.134)
• Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry (29 CFR 1910.147)
• Powered industrial trucks, general industry (29 CFR 1910.178)
• Ladders, construction (29 CFR 1926.1053)
• Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry (29 CFR 1910.305)
• Machines, general requirements, general industry (29 CFR 1910.212)
• Electrical systems design, general requirements, general industry (29 CFR 1910.303)
As you can see from the list, there is a good mix of citations related to construction, general industry and standards that
apply to both, such as Hazard Communication and powered industrial trucks.
Whether your company falls under general industry, construction or both, it would be best to focus on those areas that have
been noted in both lists.
Thinking Like a Compliance Officer
From my experience in speaking with employers whose businesses have been inspected, most compliance officers will take
the path of least resistance. If an officer is noting obvious hazards throughout the facility/worksite, there is a good chance that
is where they will focus their inspection. For example, if many unlabeled or incorrectly labeled containers are found, more
than likely the inspector will focus on your hazard communication program and training.
Therefore, some of the first steps you can take in an effort to eliminate hazards within the workplace are training and inspections.
However, before effective inspections can be performed, you must first gain the knowledge of hazard recognition. This
can be acquired through training that can be provided by our consultants or the USF OSHA Training Institute Education Center
( Inspection should be performed on a regularly scheduled basis. How often really depends on the work
being performed and the environment. If you are a small manufacturer, monthly would be acceptable; however, a construction
site should be inspected daily since the work environment is in a constant state of change. If possible, inspections should be
performed by more than one individual, in an effort to eliminate complacency or “pencil whipping” the forms. Fresh eyes normally
notice items that are being taken for granted on a daily basis.
Navigating Standards
Another common question I am asked by many employers is “How do I know which standards apply to me?” Some standards
are easier to pinpoint than others. For example, if you use forklifts and chemicals at your location, then the powered industrial
trucks and hazard communication standards will apply to your establishment. However, as the employer, you must
know what is associated with each standard, which could include a written program, training, etc.
For other standards it can be much more complicated in not just determining if the standard applies, but which parts of the
standard. Your best bet in determining which standard, training and/or written programs apply would be to schedule a free
consultation with one of your OSHA Consultants. Not only will your consultant assist you with understanding and interpreting
the standards, they can also help you in identifying hazards in your workplace, reviewing your injuries for trends, developing a
safety culture and possibly assist you in lowering your workers’ compensation cost.
North Carolina Top 10 Frequently Cited Violations (2009 – 2011)
• General safety and health provisions, construction standards (29 CFR 1926.20 (b)(2))
• Fall protection, residential construction (29 CFR 1926.501)
• PPE, general requirements (29 CFR 1926.102)
• Ladders, construction (29 CFR 1926.1053)
• Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501)
• Scaffolds, construction (29 CFR 1926.451)
• Safety training and education, construction (29 CFR 1926.21)
• General duty clause, construction (NCGS 95-129)
• Stairways and ladders, construction (29 CFR 1926.1060)
• Excavations, construction (29 CFR 1926.652
What is OSHA Looking for When They Visit Your Facility or Jobsite?
Written by David Ashman, Safety and Health Consultant; reprinted from Roofing Florida, FRSA
20 March-June, 2013 Carolinas Contacts
What is heat stress?
When the body is unable to cool itself by sweating, several heat-induced illnesses such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion and
the more severe heat stroke can occur.
What kind of heat disorders can occur?
Heat stroke is the most serious disorder associated with heat stress. It occurs when the body’s temperature regulation fails
and body temperature rises to critical levels. It is a medical emergency that can lead to death.
Heat exhaustion is a result of the combination of excessive heat and dehydration. Untreated, heat exhaustion can lead to
heat stroke. Heat exhaustion is more severe with sweating, dizziness, extreme tiredness and rapid or slowed pulse. If heat exhaustion
is caused by water loss due to hot temperature or overexertion, symptoms may include thirst headache, weakness and
loss of consciousness. Skin is warm and red, sweating profusely in an attempt to dissipate heat from the body. If your body has
lost too much salt, you may experience queasiness and vomiting. Cramping and faintness may also occur. In addition confusion
and urine that appears very dark, are symptoms associated with heat exhaustion caused by salt depletion. If you experience
any of these symptoms, immediately move to a cool location, preferably an air conditioned area indoors. Drink a sports
drink or cool water. Lower your body temperature with a cool shower or bath, or by sponging off with a damp towel.
Heat cramps are usually the result of hard physical labor in a hot environment, often resulting from an imbalance of electrolytes
in the body. Heat cramps are a mild form of heat exhaustion. If you experience heat cramps, stop what you are doing
and rest in a cool place, preferably in an air conditioned or shaded area. Drinking a sports drink will cool your body and replenish
lost electrolytes. If you do not have a sports drink, consume plenty of cool water. If your symptoms do not go away or
get worse, seek medical attention.
Heat rashes are a common problem resulting from persistent wetting of clothing by unevaporated sweat.
How am I exposed?
Any process or job site that is likely to raise the worker’s deep core temperature raises the risk of heat stress. Operations involving
high air temperatures, radiant heat sources, high humidity, direct physical contact with hot objects, or strenuous physical
activities have a high potential for inducing heat stress in employees. In addition, age, weight, degree of physical fitness and
acclimatization, dehydration, metabolism, use of alcohol or medications, and a variety of medical conditions all affect a person’s
sensitivity to heat.
What can I do to prevent heat-related conditions?
Heat-related conditions can be prevented or its effects minimized:
• Acclimatization (Short work exposure early in the hot season, followed by gradual increases in intensity and duration.)
• Know the heat index – the heat index is to heat like the wind chill factor is to cold and tells you how hot it will feel when
the relative humidity is taken into account. A heat index above 105 is potentially dangerous.
• Frequent work breaks an area that is cooler than the work environment.
• Drink plenty of water or non-caffeinated beverages. Loss of natural salts, sodium and potassium, which need to be replenished
with sports drinks.
• Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
• Avoid all alcohol and caffeine.
Heat Stress Quick Card, NCDOL
Heat Stress Brochures for Agriculture, NCDOL
A Guide to Preventing Heat Stress and Cold Stress, NCDOL (
OSHA Publications, OSHA Web site (
Training Resources
Heat Stress Training Presentation, NCDOL (
Heat Stress Videos, NCDOL Library (See “Healthcare” heading under video/DVD titles.)
Other Agency Resources
Heat Stress Subject Index, OSHA Web site (
Heat Stress Subject Index, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control, National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health Web site (
Ask a Question
If you would like to receive interpretive guidance on this or any other OSH standard/subject, please e-mail or call 1-800-NCLABOR.
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When the body is unable to cool itself by sweating, heat-induced illness such as
heat exhaustion and the more severe heat stroke can occur and can result in
Factors Leading to Heat Stress
High temperature and humidity; direct sun or heat; limited air movement;
physical exertion; poor physical condition; some medicines; and inadequate
tolerance for hot workplaces.
Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion
• Headaches, dizziness, light headedness or fainting
• Weakness and moist skin
• Mood changes such as irritability or confusion
• Seizures or convulsions
Preventing Heat Stress
• Know signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses; monitor yourself and co-workers
• Block out direct sun or other heat sources
• Use cooling fans or air conditioning; rest regularly
• Drink lots of water, about 1 cup every 15 minutes
• Wear lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothes
• Avoid alcohol, caffeinated drinks and heavy meals
What to Do for Heat-Related Illness
• Call 911 (or local emergency number) at once
While Waiting for Help to Arrive
• Move the person to a cool, shaded area
• Loosen or remove heavy clothing
• Provide cool drinking water (only if victim is conscious)
• Fan and mist the person with cool, not cold, water. Do not put person in ice.
Adapted from OSHA Quick Card 3154-07R-06, U.S. Department of Labor
Cherie Berry, Commissioner of Labor
Education, Training and Technical Assistance Bureau (919) 807-2875 · (800) 625-2267 ·
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Heat Stress
United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers International President Kinsey M. Robinson issued the
following statement today calling for a repeal or complete reform of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA):
“Our Union and its members have supported President Obama and his Administration for both of his
terms in office.
But regrettably, our concerns over certain provisions in the ACA have not been addressed, or in some
instances, totally ignored. In the rush to achieve its passage, many of the Act’s provisions were not fully
conceived, resulting in unintended consequences that are inconsistent with the promise that those who
were satisfied with their employer sponsored coverage could keep it.
These provisions jeopardize our multi-employer health plans, have the potential to cause a loss of
work for our members, create an unfair bidding advantage for those contractors who do not provide
health coverage to their workers, and in the worst case, may cause our members and their families to
lose the benefits they currently enjoy as participants in multi-employer health plans.
For decades, our multi-employer health and welfare plans have provided the necessary medical coverage
for our members and their families to protect them in times of illness and medical needs. This
collaboration between labor and management has been a model of success that should be emulated
rather than ignored. I refuse to remain silent, or idly watch as the ACA destroys those protections.
I am therefore calling for a repeal or complete reform of the Affordable Care Act to protect our employers,
our industry, and our most important asset: our members and their families.”
The United Union Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers, based in Washington, DC, has 22,000 members
participating in 9 regional district councils across the United States.
Roofers’ Union Seeks Repeal/Reform of Affordable Care Act
United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers, published April 16, 2013
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Miscellaneous Things You Want to Know…
70th Annual Meeting & Summer Convention
June 27-30, 2013
Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes
8400 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC • (843) 449-8880
Friday, June 28, 2013 9:00am – 11:00am
Spouses and children are invited to a special breakfast event to network with other
spouses within the CRSMCA membership. Spouses will also have the opportunity to
“shop” from consultants in the outside sales industry for home designs, apparel and
Friday, June 28, 2013 1st Tee Time at 12:15pm
Pine Lakes Country Club has been a famed Myrtle Beach tradition for golfers since 1927.
Nicknamed “The Granddaddy,” the landmark lovely Southern clubhouse, combined with
the Scottish theme and elegant beauty of the rolling fairways and freshwater lakes make
this golf course worth a visit.
Each player will receive a goodie-bag and two complimentary drink tickets for the beverage cart. Sign
up on your registration form!
Saturday, June 29, 2013 1:00pm – 3:00pm
CRSMCA is excited to bring back the “North vs South Beach Olympics” to the Annual
Meeting and Summer Convention. Beach Olympics will consist of relay games, beach
volleyball and much more for the whole family to enjoy!
Saturday, June 29, 2013 6:30pm – 11:00pm
Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to attend the Children’s Night Out event hosted by CRSMCA and provided
by Mosaix Group. Children will be provided with dinner as well as enjoy a list of arts, crafts and
movies. REGISTER YOUR CHILD TODAY!! (small fee applies per child)
If your child is under the age of 5; please contact the concierge at the Marriott
Resort & Spa Grande Dunes (843-449-8880) to arrange for a sitter.
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12:00 pm to 6:00 pm Registration Desk Open
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Associate Group Board & Liaison Meeting (Tides 1 Room)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm CRSMCA Executive Committee Meeting (Osprey Room)
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm CRSMCA Board of Directors Meeting (Tides 1 Room)
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm Welcoming Reception with Entertainment and PRIZES! (Atlantic 7 & 8 Room)
FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013
8:00 am to 12:00 pm Registration Desk Open)
8:00 am to 8:45 am Associate Group Membership Meeting (Atlantic 1 & 2 Room)
8:45 am to 10:00 am Opening General Session (Atlantic 4 Room)
CRSMCA Annual Meeting
NRCA Update: NRCA President, Nelson Braddy
10:00 am to 11:00 am Educational Session, Riana Smith, Safran Law Offices
9:00 am to 11:00 am Breakfast with the Spouses (Tides 1 & 2 Room)
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm ACTIVITIES AROUND PROPERTY: Pool, golf, tennis, jet-skiing, miniature golf, sauna,
Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing, Tanger Factory Outlets, Carolina Opry,
Brookgreen Gardens, NASCAR Speed Park, Ripley’s Aquarium, Myrtle Waves Water Park,
Hurricane Fleet Fishing
12:30 pm (tee time) GOLF TOURNAMENT at Pine Lakes (directions available at CRSMCA registration desk)
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Evening Reception (Atlantic 4 Room)
8:30 am to 12:30 pm Registration Desk Open (Location TBA)
9:00 am to 10:30 am General Session (Atlantic 4 Room)
Educational Session, Pat Colson
10:35 am to 12:00 pm Educational Session, Monroe Porter
12:00 pm to 12:15 pm CRSMC-SIF UPDATE
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm ACTIVITIES AROUND PROPERTY: Pool, golf, tennis, jet-skiing, miniature golf, sauna,
Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing, Tanger Factory Outlets, Carolina Opry,
Brookgreen Gardens, NASCAR Speed Park, Ripley’s Aquarium, Myrtle Waves Water Park,
Hurricane Fleet Fishing
6:30 pm to 11:00 pm Children’s Entertainment (Parent must accompany child for registration) (Tides 1 Room)
6:30 pm to 7:15 pm Evening Reception (North Hall)
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm Banquet/Dinner (Atlantic 1 - 3 Room)
Awards for Annual Golf Tournament
Passing of the Gavel, Installation of Officers, Gordon M. Waters Award
After Party Entertainment with Recordbreakers DJ with Barry Miller
10:00 pm to 11:00 pm After Party Continues…
70th Annual Meeting & Summer Convention
June 27-30, 2013
Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes
8400 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC • (843) 449-8880
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70th Annual Meeting & Summer Convention
June 27-30, 2013
Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes
8400 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC • (843) 449-8880
ONLINE RESERVATIONS: Resort View $209 per night (plus applicable fees)
Simply copy/type link into browser:
RESERVATIONS BY PHONE: (800) 228-9290 Group code: CRSCRSA
Restaurants & Lounges
Ocean’s on 82nd: Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Ocean Blu: American Food, sandwiches and finger foods, and open for lunch and dinner
The Bar: Hotel’s elegant bar for drinks and appetizers
The Cove (Pool Bar): American Food that includes ice cream, pretzels, hot dogs, signature drinks,
Swimming: Myrtle Beach, Indoor/Outdoor pool, whirlpool, water slide
Fitness Facilities: Health Club
Spa: Hibiscus Spa (appointment required)
Golf: Grande Dunes Golf Course, Myrtlewood Golf Club, Tidewater Golf Club, Pine
Lakes International Country Club, Meadowlands Golf Club, Farmstead Golf Links
Other Activities: biking trail, bowling, horseback riding, hunting, jet-skiing, jogging/fitness trail,
kayaking, miniature golf, nature preserve/trail, sailing, sauna, scuba diving, surfing,
water-skiing, tennis
Attractions & Landmarks
Broadway at the Beach Barefoot Landing
Brookgreen Gardens Carolina Opry
Hurricane Fleet Fishing Myrtle Waves Water Park
NASCAR Speed Park Ripley’s Aquarium
Tanger Factory Outlets
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ADVANCED PRICING (registrations received on/before May 15, 2013)
CRSMCA Member $495 NON-Member $595
DELAYED PRICING (registrations received after May 15, 2013)
CRSMCA Member $595 Non-Member $695
Children’s Night Out (ages 5 – 12) $ 10 per child
Friday, June 28, 2013: Golf Tournament at Pine Lakes
Tee-Off times begin at 12:30 ane 1:00p.m
 Golf Tournament with registration $ 105
 Golf Tournament ONLY without registration $ 200
Name Handicap
Name Handicap
Name Handicap
Name Handicap
Saturday, June 29, 2013 Olympics FREE!
Time: 12:30 p.m.  Yes, I wish to participate FREE OF CHARGE
Name Shirt Size
Name Shirt Size
Name Shirt Size
Name Shirt Size
Saturday, June 29, 2013 Children’s Night Out (5-12 years)
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. $10.00 per child (dinner included)
Name Age Shirt Size
Name Age Shirt Size
Name Age Shirt Size
Name Age Shirt Size
CANCELLATION POLICY: All requests for refunds must be made in
writing prior to May 15, 2013 for a 50% refund.
No refunds will be accepted after May 15, 2013
List first and last names, as they should appear on the name badge.
Please check the box if you are a first time attendee.
(First time attendees receive a $25 DISCOUNT!)
Name City/State
Guest City/State
I/We will be attending the following receptions/dinner:
 Thursday Reception  Friday Banquet  Saturday Banquet
Name City/State
Guest City/State
I/We will be attending the following receptions/dinner:
 Thursday Reception  Friday Banquet  Saturday Banque
**Please indicate any food allergens:
Total Couple Fee: $ ______________
Total Children Fee: $ ______________
Total Golf Fee: $ ______________
GRAND TOTAL $ ______________
Method of Payment:
 Check Enclosed  VISA/MC/AMEX
Account Number Exp. Date CVV Code
Name (as it appears on card) Signature
70th Annual Meeting & Summer Convention
June 27-30, 2013
Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes
8400 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC • (843) 449-8880
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CRSMCA would like to thank you for your consideration in purchasing a sponsorship.
All sponsorship purchases are applied to the advancement of education to the CRSMCA membership.
Company Name: _____________________________________________________________________ Contact Name _______________________________
Method of Payment:
 Check Enclosed
#__________ Amount authorized: $_______________  American Express  MasterCard  Visa
Acct. No. ______________________________________________________________________ Exp. Date_____________________ CVV Code___________
Name (as it appears on the card): ____________________________________________ Signature________________________________________________
Please send the form with payment information to the following address or fax number.
Thank you for supporting your Association by sponsoring an event at the 69th Annual Meeting & Summer Convention.
Carolinas Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association, Inc.
P O Box 7643 • Charlotte, NC 28241-7643
704.556.1228 • Fax: 704.557.1736
**Please return by May 15, 2013 to be listed in the Annual Meeting & Summer Convention Program*
The following sponsorships are available for purchase:
listing in the Carolinas Contacts magazine, listing in the Annual Program, listing in the Annual Banquet Program, listing on the CRSMCA website, listing in
the 2013-2014 CRSMCA Membership Directory, and verbal recognition at the Annual Meeting/Summer Convention
$150 - Golf Hole Sponsors
$5,000 PROFESSIONAL SPONSOR RECEIVE… company banner, TWO complimentary couple and golf registrations
RECEIVE… One complimentary couple and golf registration
Annual Meeting T-Shirts Davis-Garvin Insurance Agency
Annual Meeting Bags ABC Supply Co., Inc.
$1500 GOLD
RECEIVE… One complimentary golf registration
19th Hole R.K. Hydro-Vac
 Friday Reception
 Saturday Dinner
 Audio Visuals
Golf Towels RSG Columbia
$150 GOODWILL SRS Superior Distribution
RECEIVE… One complimentary couple registration
 Thursday Reception
 Friday Reception
 Saturday Banquet RSG Columbia
$1000 SILVER
 Saturday Reception Safran Law Offices
 Spouse’s Breakfast Activities (Friday) Johns Manville
 Children’s Activities
$225 GOODWILL & BRICK Bulldog Group, Inc
Please supply the name you wish to have printed on the brick,
placed in walkway at the CRSMCA office (16 spaces available)
70th Annual Meeting & Summer Convention
June 27-30, 2013
Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes
8400 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC • (843) 449-8880
 Driving Range
 Practice Green RSG Cola
 Hole 2 Premier Bldg Prods.
 Hole 3 McRae Rfg.
 Hole 4
 Hole 5 Coastal Comm
 Hole 6
 Hole 7 Applied Rfg. Sol.
 Hole 8
 Hole 9 A.C.T. Metal
 Hole 10 Coastal Comm
 Hole 11 SRS
 Hole 12 RCI Carolinas
 Hole 13
 Hole 14 Johnsons Rfg.
 Hole 15 Triad Rfg.
 Hole 16
 Hole 17 Premier
 Hole 18 Metal Deck
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CRSMCA "Walk of Fame"
CRSMCA is offering commemorative bricks for you to recognize your company,
people in your company or anyone you would like to pay tribute to.
These bricks will be used to create a "Walk of Fame" at your association office.
The bricks will measure 4" x 8" and accept up to 3 lines of script.
Cost of bricks will be $100 for the first brick and $75 for each additional brick.
Please Copy Form For Additional Bricks
1. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________
2. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________
3. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Company Name:
Contact: ______________________________________________________________Phone: _____________________________
Method of Payment: Check No.________ Am/Exp._____ M/C______ Visa______ Total Enclosed $__________
Account Number: ________________________________________________________________ Exp. Date: ________________
Signature: _______________________________________________________________________
Mail To: CRSMCA P O Box 7643, Charlotte, NC 28241-7643
Or Fax To: 704-557-1736
For Questions Call: 704-556-1228
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P.O. Box 2046
3810 Monroe-Ansonville Rd.
Monroe, NC 28111
Tel. (704) 283-8556
Fax (704) 283-1188
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OFF: PH. (864) 246-4141 FAX (864) 246-9647
P.O. BOX 2940
5 FACTS OF 1948
1. Vardry D. Ramseur, Jr. (V.D. Ramseur & Sons),
CRSMCA President
2. 84 contractor members
3. Steel Prices Up 38%
4. Texas Chapter of United Roofing Contractors
Association is formed
5. Greensboro, NC area roofers place roof on the
136 bed Polio hospital free of charge.
Make the Most of Belonging
Published in The Carolinas Roofer, August 1965
Do some committee work. This is the area where
important things take place. You get on the “inside”
by accepting and serving; those who don’t
miss the real essence of association activity.
Be member-minded. Make new members feel
welcome by greeting them at their first meeting,
or by writing congratulations upon their admission.
Don’t rely on chance for the first contact;
go about it intentionally. These new people can
help you as well as the group. The same is true
of non-members; doing your best to incline them
toward joining is so much insurance for the future.
Every dealer should be a member of his Association.
It helps him whether he pays dues or
not. The more services the member uses – the
greater he profits from his membership.
Patronize advertisers. This is more than mere reciprocation
to those who help you. It is dealing
selectively with the best sources, because by advertising
in your association’s publication or otherwise
supporting your association, these
companies demonstrate their leadership and reliability
as suppliers.
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A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Atlantic Roofing Distributing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Best Distributing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Contractor Card Ads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 29
Davis-Garvin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Davis Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Roofing Tools & Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Safran Law Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
SRS Distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
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