IIBEC Participates in Roofing Day 2021
For the past few years, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has organized an annual Roofing Day in DC, and IIBEC has supported and participated in these efforts. Like many events since the pandemic began, this year’s event was virtual, and took place on March 23 and 24. Over 300 participants met with their Senators and Representatives and staff (via Zoom) to discuss the federal policies and how they impact roofers. Topics included:
- Increased funding for career and technical education to address workforce shortages;
- A strong buildings component in federal infrastructure legislation–the E-QUIP Act which would provide an accelerated tax depreciation for upgraded roofs; and
- Immigration reform that meets the roofing industry’s workforce needs.
IIBEC’s Second Vice President Amy Peevey, Immediate Past President Scott Hinesley, Past President Thomas M. Gernetzke, Industry Liaison Committee Chair Janial Mack, EVP/CEO Brian Pallasch, and Director of Government Relations John Boling joined industry colleagues to meet with members of Congress and their staff to build relationships and discuss how the roofing industry is affected by federal policies.