This year the International Roofing Exposition was held in New Orleans, LA and featured three days of educational classes presented by industry leaders. The Expo drew more than 9,000 people, spreading over 52 countries. The massive convention center showcased hundreds of the industry’s leading material and equipment suppliers, as well as vendors presenting the latest technologies for estimating, marketing and managing everyday business. We found the show to be very educational; having taken advantage of the multiple classes offered each day. We listened to experts from Firestone share updates on single-ply commercial roofing and considerations to take when selecting your insulation and cover boards for these systems. We look forward to implementing both the marketing strategies and the technical updates we received at the conference.
HKC Roofing participated at the SRCA’s (Slate Roofing Contractors Association) booth where they unveiled their Slate Installation 100 Level training class. An SRCA board member, Chris Paulin, installed slate on a mock-roof to allow fellow contractors to see the material being installed. There was a lot of interest from contractors around the country to get involved in the SRCA. The association had a members meeting for the purpose of re-electing two board members. The meeting was held at the Desi Vega Steak House at 628 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA. A short member meeting followed, discussing the implementation of the new Slate Installation 100 Level training class. It was a pleasure to take part in the discussions and learn of the new training opportunities available through the SRCA.