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CRCA E-News is a monthly electronic newsletter that keeps you up to date on what's going on in the industry and throughout CRCA. For more information or for questions contact Alyssa at or call (708) 449-3340.

April 2017

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2018 CRCA Trade Show & Seminars Booth Space is Sold Out!

The 35th Annual CRCA Trade Show & Seminars exhibitor booth space is now sold out. To be placed on the 2018 wait list, fill out the exhibitor contract and send it to Attendee registration will open November 2017. Look for another blockbuster education program from CRCA”s Trade Show Committee again in January.

OSHA Safety Stand Down

Join the National Safety Stand-Down May 8-12, 2017 to prevent falls in construction. According to OSHA’s website, a Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. Any workplace can hold a stand-down by taking a break to focus on "Fall Hazards" and reinforcing the importance of "Fall Prevention". Companies can conduct a Safety Stand-Down by taking a break to have a toolbox talk or another safety activity such as conducting safety equipment inspections, developing rescue plans, or discussing job specific hazards. Managers are encouraged to plan a stand-down that works best for their workplace anytime during the May 8-12, 2017. For more information visit

CRCA's Emerging Leaders Summer Family BBQ

Planning is underway for CRCA’s Emerging Leaders first annual BBQ competition! Date time and location to come. All CRCA Members and their families are welcome! More details to follow. If you are interested in entering the BBQ competition please email Alyssa at or call (708) 449-3340. We are looking for 12-14 teams to compete in up to five categories. Hang a flyer in the office to spread the word!

CRCA Visits City of Chicago Crane Licensing Board

CRCA’s Industry Affairs Chair Tony Roque spent time presenting the issues that the roofing industry has had with the classification of the equipment and exam associated with the class of crane. It seems that there are questions about equipment that the roofing crane operator would not need to know. More on this and other efforts as the Industry Affairs Committee continues its conversations with the City of Chicago.


CRCA Membership

Do you know a company that is not a member, but really belongs in the CRCA? Email Alyssa at and she’ll contact them with CRCA membership benefits and why they should become a member. Thank you to all CRCA members for the continued support of the organization and all you do for it.

April Events Recap

CRCA Downstate Education Seminar & Legislative Reception: CRCA Leaders traveled to Springfield on April 4, to provide an Illinois Roofing Symposium to Central Illinois Roofing Contractors, Architects and Code Officials. Presenters included Frank Marino, CSP (Safety Check, Inc.), Bill McHugh, CRCA Executive Director, Rod Petrick, CRCA Past President and member of the State of Illinois Licensing Board and Margaret Vaughn, IL Roofing Legislative Consultant who spoke on Rooftop Safety, Energy Code and Licensing. This year’s program was quite successful with a great crowd for the education and legislative reception.

CRCA I-9 Breakfast Seminar: Thank you to everyone who attended the Form I-9 Seminar at Maggiano’s and a special thank you to Chris Thomas from Ogletree Deakins for presenting to the group. The presentation was very interactive and attendees learned a lot. An I-9 form is something everyone needs to fill out which is a common misconception. The presentation is available in the Members Only section at

CRCA’s CWIR Membership Meeting: CWIR was welcomed by George Patterson and the staff at Bennett & Brosseau Roofing for an educational seminar on April 13. Although the title of the presentation was Roofing Basics, CWIR members were able to pass around samples of different roofing materials and systems, insulation, insulation attachments, and decks. From there, CWIR members took a tour of the warehouse and grounds for an understanding of the products available at a roofing contractor's location. Also, it was announced that the following will join the committee: Rebecca Troche of Lakefront Roofing & Siding as Secretary and Jennifer Trapane of Henry Company as Treasurer. Joan Crowe of GAF will move to the Education Sub-Committee Chair.

Upcoming CRCA Events

CRCA’s CWIR Anniversary Celebration: Join the Chicagoland Women in Roofing (CWIR), as they celebrate the education and advancement of women in the roofing industry on May 4 from 5:50- 8:30 p.m. at Crazy Pour in Villa Park. They will be presenting on everything they’ve accomplished in just one short year and how you (women and men) can be a part of CWIR’s future! Included in this celebration will be an educational seminar from their sponsor, Brier Payne Meade Insurance, about understanding options to protect your company. Register now at

CRCA Scholarship Dinner: Register today for the CRCA Scholarship Dinner on Tuesday, May 16 from 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Maggiano’s in Oak Brook. The scholarship recipients for both CRCA and CRC will be presented. Also, NASA Astronaut Michael Good will speak. Spouses and office staff welcome! Register today!

Save the Date

May 4: CRCA CWIR Anniversary Celebration, Crazy Pour, Villa Park

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

January 18-19, 2018: CRCA Trade Show & Seminars, Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace


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