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February 2017

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CRCA 2018 Trade Show & Seminars Applications

CRCA Trade Show & Seminars exhibitor contracts will be mailed on Friday, March 10. Members in good standing will be considered for trade show booth space first. For more information contact or call (708) 449-3340.

New Form I-9 Required

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a new Form I-9. On January 22, 2017, use of the new Form I-9 became mandatory.    

The new Form I-9 does present several important changes. For example, employees are only required to identify other last names used in Section 1, rather than all names used.

Also, below the employee's signature line, there is a checkbox for the employee to indicate whether a preparer and/or translator was used to complete Section 1.

Further, in Section 2, employers will find a new "Citizenship/Immigration Status" field in the first line with numbers one through four, which correlate to the employee's selected citizenship or immigration status entered in Section 1.

CRCA will be having an I-9 Seminar to go over these and other changes on April 11. Find out more information at and


OSHA Silica Rule Coming June 23

OSHA has a new rule on silica exposures in the construction industry coming in June.  The CRCA and Chicagoland Roofing Council (CRC) have helped NRCA fund research on Silica exposures. The research is underway, according to NRCA’s Tom Shannahan. 

The new rule from OSHA requires engineering controls to keep workers from breathing silica dust. The rule is comprised of two standards, one for Construction and one for General Industry and Maritime.

OSHA estimates that the rule will save over 600 lives and prevent more than 900 new cases of silicosis each year, once its effects are fully realized. The Final Rule is projected to provide net benefits of about $7.7 billion, annually.

Both standards contained in the final rule took effect on June 23, 2016., after which industries have one to five years to comply with most requirements. Construction effective date is June 23, 2017, one year after the effective date. Watch for more information in the Spring 2017 CRCA Today.


ICC Schedule for 2021 Code Development Cycle

The posting of the Final Actions for the 2016 Group B Cycle resulting in the 2018 International Family of Codes, the 2018/2019 Code Development Schedule for the 2021 I-Codes is now available.

As NRCA’s Mark Graham stated at the recent CRCA Trade Show & Seminars, “the new 2018 ICC Codes, including the International Energy Conservation Code, will be published in the Fall of 2017, according to ICC”. For roofing, R-Values seemed to stay the same as they did in the 2015 IECC. Check out CRCA’s Trade Show & Seminars Report in the Spring 2017 CRCA Today or visit for more information.


CRCA Goes Downstate

CRCA has worked on programs affecting the State of Illinois that has been beneficial for the whole state including the State of Illinois Energy Conservation Code, International Energy Conservation Code, and State of Illinois Roofing Contractor Licensing programs. CRCA’s Downstate Education Seminar and Legislative Reception in Springfield is aimed at servicing the downstate roofing contractors, as well as, connecting with the legislators. Watch for announcements for the April 4 program coming soon at


CRCA's Membership Renewal

CRCA Membership renewal invoices were mailed in January. Please submit payment to remain a member in good standing and stay listed on CRCA’s website. Visit for more information or contact the CRCA office at (708) 449-3340 or Help CRCA keep connected with your company. In addition to the dues payment, return the 2017 CRCA Membership profile with any new contacts. Potential customers visit the member lists to find roofing contractors and associates.


2017 Scholarship Applications

Scholarship applications for both CRCA and Chicagoland Roofing Council (CRC) are available. The 2017 CRCA Scholarship is due March 3, 2017 and can be found on the CRCA Website. The 2017 CRC Scholarship is due April 7, 2017 and can be found on the Chicagoland Roofing Council Website.

Welcome New Members

CRCA would like to welcome its newest members:

BPM Insurance, Overland Park, KS – Associate Member

Comstruct Sales, Arlington Heights, IL – Associate Member

Lienguard Inc., Oak Brook, IL – Associate Member

Omni Ecosystems, Chicago, IL – Associate Member

Sta-Dry Roofing, Doraville, GA – Contractor Member

Style by Carden Exteriors, Inc., Wauconda, IL – Contractor Member

February Events Recap

February Membership Luncheon: Thank you to everyone who attended the first CRCA Membership Luncheon of the year. It was a great way to kick off 2017 with 130 attendees and a presentation on Energy Codes and more, by Bill McHugh, CRCA, which can be found online in the Members Only section at Contact for login information.

CRCA Chicagoland Women in Roofing (CWIR)

The CWIR committee gives a big thank you to CRCA Member Manufacturers, Karnak and Hunter Panels, for the plant tours.

In addition to the plant tours, CWIR packaged food for African Children through the “Feed My Starving Children” Charity. This CRCA Committee continues to make a difference in the community and roofing industry. Interested in joining them? Contact for more information.

Upcoming CRCA Events

March Membership Luncheon: Join us on March 14 at Maggiano's Schaumburg from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Greg Scannell, Safety Check Inc., will be giving an update on the OSHA new record keeping standard. Don't miss out - register today!

Emerging Leaders Event: Register now for the CRCA Emerging Leaders - What's New in Roofing Event. Welcome to all generations! Come to Punch Bowl Social on Thursday, March 16 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Learn about new products in roofing. Register today! Be a sponsor for this event. Limited spots available. Contact for more information.    

Save the Date

March 14: CRCA Membership Luncheon, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Schaumburg

March 16: CRCA Emerging Leaders Event, Punch Bowl Social, Schaumburg

April 4: CRCA Downstate Education Seminar & Legislative Reception, Springfield

April 11: CRCA Seminar Breakfast, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Schaumburg

April 13: CWIR Membership & Education Meeting, Bennett & Brosseau Roofing, Romeoville

May 16: CRCA Scholarship Dinner, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Oak Brook

July 13: CRCA Golf Outing, Silver Lake Country Club, Orland Park

August 12: CRCA at Kane County Cougars, Fifth Third Ballpark, Geneva

September 12: CRCA Membership Luncheon, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Schaumburg

October 19: CRCA Emerging Leaders Event, Topgolf, Naperville

November 14: CRCA Membership Luncheon, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Oak Brook

December 1: CRCA Annual Awards Dinner, TBD


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