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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.

July 2017

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OSHA and NIOSH Team Up to Offer Updated Heat Safety App

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and OSHA have collaborated to update OSHA’s original Heat Safety Tool. The app is available for both Android and iPhone.

According to OSHA, Extreme heat causes more deaths than any other weather-related hazard; each year more than 65,000 people seek medical treatment for extreme heat exposure. The OSHA website says, “Employers should encourage workers exposed to hot and humid conditions to use the app to check the heat index and relevant protective measures. The app displays the heat index in the user’s location and shows the current risk level. The app also forecasts the hourly heat index throughout the entire workday, giving employers information, they can use to adjust the work environment as needed to protect workers.”

For more information on the app and how to stay safe in the heat visit

CRCA Industry Day Golf Outing

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2017 CRCA Industry Day Golf Outing. It would not be possible without all the volunteers as well as the over 50 sponsoring firms! For a list of all 50 sponsoring firms visit the Golf Events page. There were over 280 attendees and the weather was beautiful!

There was a great support of the betting holes with over $1,200 going to the CRCA scholarship fund and $1,655 in raffle tickets sold for the PAC fund.

The event winners were:

North Champions: Todd Kolb, Greg Schill and Andy Barriento (Mid-States Asphalt)

South Champions: Jeff Dickman (Chris Industries) and Chuck, George and Kevin Neuhaus (Hanson Roofing)

Longest Putt: N-Mike Streit (Adler Roofing), S-Jeff Dickman (Chris Industries)

Longest Drive: N-Ryan Blad (838 Coatings), S-Kyle Kowalski (Allied Arlington Hts.)

Closest to the Pin: N-Billie Marcum (Pro-Tech), S-Brian Pelletier (Atlas Roofing)

Grand Raffle Prizes Winners Include:

Phantom Drone (donated by Richards): Dale Kenny (Matthews Roofing)

Golf Clubs (donated by Carlisle/ABS): Chris Clower (Al-Bri, guest of MW Powell)

TV (donated by Hunter Panel): Charlie Evans (Adams Roofing)

Nascar Tickets & Cash (donated by Vac-It-All): Ski Wysocki (Chicago Metal) and Greg Dedic (North Coast)

CRCA’s Night on the Town: Greg Johnson (Bone Roofing), Marty Headtke (JATC)

PAC Fund Raffle: Mark Duffy (Elens & Maichin) donated the money back to the PAC Fund

OSHA to Launch the Injury Tracking Application on August 1

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will launch an application to electronically submit injury and illness data on August 1, 2017. According to OSHA’s Trade Release, it will be called the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) and the Web-based form allows employers to electronically submit required injury and illness data from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A. To get more information and to access the application visit the ITA webpage.


The summer program at the Northwest Building Officials Association was on the 2015 Energy Code for Existing Buildings. The speaker was the Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association, represented by CRCA Member GAF’s, Joan Crowe. Crowe did a great job talking about the code and CRCA was able to offer some additional information about the Chicago Memorandum which outlines some key concepts and exceptions.

CRCA at NRCA Meetings

CRCA’s leaders participate at NRCA’s Mid-Year Meetings each year including Past-Presidents Rod Petrick and Chris Cronin, Current President George Patterson, Alex Hernandez, and Executive Director Bill McHugh. Attendees had an active week at NRCA working for better roofs through technical accuracy and much more. Thank you to CRCA’s leaders who get involved with the region and national organizations.

Emerging Leaders Backyard BBQ

Register today for CRCA's Emerging Leaders Backyard BBQ on Saturday, September 30 from 12 – 5:00 p.m. at Busse Woods in Elk Grove Village. This is a family event that will include food, non-alcoholic drinks (BYOB), Moonwalk, Obstacle Course, Face Painter and Balloon Animals! Group registration is open for your whole company, sign up today!

Sponsorship opportunities are available through registration. Sponsorship companies get a sign at the event and a moment to address the crowd. Sign up for sponsorship today!

Are you a BBQ expert? Join the BBQ Competition where you can showcase your best ribs, chicken and sauce. To compete, email or register online today! Find BBQ Competition rules here.

Welcome New Members

CRCA would like to welcome its newest member:

Bird Ladder and Equipment Co., Chicago, IL – Associate Member

Primeline Tools Inc., Mississauga, ON Canada – Associate Member

Relianz Restorations Co., Chicago, IL – Contractor Member

Total Systems Roofing Inc., Crystal Lake, IL – Contractor Member

CRCA Today Correction: Please note that FlashCo’s phone number is incorrect in the Summer issue on page 29. It should be 1-866-323-5274.   

July Events Recap

CRCA’s CWIR Speaker and Social: Thank you for everyone who attended CRCA’s CWIR Membership Meeting on July 20, 2017. This meeting featured CBD Marketing’s Vice President, Kari Brua. Her presentation, “New Ways Contractors, Manufacturers and Distributors are Working Together to Grow Business,” discussed the different ways roofing companies can work with their distributor and manufacturer partners to raise their profile and grow their local business. Attendees were shown real-world examples from CDB Marketing’s portfolio of work.

CRCA's CWIR also acknowledged that this month, Gloria Eckert of North Coast Roofing Systems, reached a significant milestone...30 years in the roofing industry! Congrats to Gloria and good luck with the next 30!

The next CRCA’s CWIR Membership Meeting will be held on September 21, 2017 at Olsson Roofing Company in Aurora, IL. Please join us for this event where Olsson will teach us hands-on learning skills!

CRCA Industry Day Golf Outing: Thank you to the over 280 attendees of the 2017 CRCA Industry Day Golf Outing. A special thank you to the over 50 sponsoring firms!  For a list of all 50 sponsors visit the Golf Events page See you on the green next year!

Upcoming CRCA Events

CRCA at Kane County Cougars: Sign up today to join CRCA at the Kane County Cougars game on Saturday, August 12. The deadline has been extended to Tuesday, August 1! Get your tickets today! Tickets include a pre-game concert, all you can eat and drink during the game and post-game fireworks. Sponsorship opportunities are available! Get your tickets by filling out the form today! 

CRCA September Membership Luncheon:  Register today for the September Membership Luncheon on Tuesday, September 12 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Maggiano's in Schaumburg. Every ten years, the American Institute of Architects releases new editions of its set of standard-setting construction agreements. The new changes for 2017 have just been announced, and their impact will be felt throughout the construction industry. Attorneys Randy Ruff and Eric Berg from Ogletree Deakins will present a brief refresher on the major AIA contracts and their potential problem areas and will provide an overview of the new AIA revisions and ways to accommodate them in your future contracts. Don't miss out - register today!

Save the Date

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

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

September 30: CRCA Emerging Leaders Backyard BBQ, Busse Woods, Elk Grove Village

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, The Drake Hotel, Oak Brook

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



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