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DuPont Joins NRCA for One Voice Initiative

Monday, June 29, 2020

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The National Roofing Contractors Association recently announced via emailed press release that chemicals manufacturer DuPont (Wilmington, Delaware) has joined its One Voice initiative as a partner.

The NRCA launched the One Voice initiative in 2017 “to unite the roofing industry and speak with one voice about matters critical to the roofing industry's continued success.”

Since then, the NRCA amended its bylaws to allow manufacturers, distributors, architects, engineers and consultants that choose to participate to become full members of the association, meaning they would be granted voting rights and eligible for leadership roles within the association. (Previously, such rights were reserved only for contractor members.)

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The National Roofing Contractors Association recently announced via emailed press release that chemicals manufacturer DuPont (Wilmington, Delaware) has joined its One Voice initiative as a partner.

“NRCA’s One Voice initiative offers a unique opportunity for the roofing industry to address the major issues we face,” says Reid Ribble, NRCA’s CEO.

“However, our work can only be accomplished with commitments from leaders from all sectors of this great industry. Only together as a roofing community can we take this transformational approach to address our issues and concerns and achieve success in the future.”

Right now, the initiative is focused on issues such as workforce development and certification, advancing the industry’s public policy agenda, building codes and insurance and increasing professionalism.

“DuPont is very excited to strengthen our relationship with NRCA while also working with other great industry leaders,” said Steve Del’Nero, North American steep slope channel manager for DuPont.

“We are focused on continuing our growth in the roofing category through strategic additions in our product lines as well as integrating all of the previous Dow Chemical products into the portfolio. DuPont is known for strong brands that people trust globally, Tyvek® being strong in construction has allowed us to pivot that into roofing.”

Other major members of the One Voice initiative include firms such as The Sherwin-Williams Company, Sika AG and Tremco Inc.

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In addition to the One Voice initiative continuing progress, the NRCA announced last month that it has launched a workforce recruitment webpage aimed at helping to address the anticipated workforce shortage as the economy prepares to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The U.S. is facing record unemployment, and the roofing industry must position itself as an essential industry that offers rewarding careers as it also adapts to the influx of Millennial and Generation Z workers,” the NRCA said in its emailed press release.

The webpage contains tools and resources designed to help NRCA members recruit, engage, onboard and train entry-level and transitioning employees to the roofing industry.

   

Tagged categories: Associations; DuPont; Good Technical Practice; NA; National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA); North America

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