Tag: history

Blast From IIBEC’s Past: 1995

July 31, 2020

In 1995, IIBEC (then RCI) was 12 years old. The Tenth RCI Convention, held in Reno, NV, boasted over 700 attendees and 126 companies exhibited at the trade show. Interface went to a monthly publication schedule. A survey of Interface readers indicated that 79% saved their copy in their libraries. (How far back does your […]

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Blast from IIBEC’s Past: 1993

June 01, 2020

Ten years following IIBEC’s (then RCI’s) founding, the association claimed 546 members “in a time of financial problems,” according to then- president Richard Horowitz. Its membership categories were expanded to include Affiliated members and Government Liaisons.The first edition of the RCI Directory of Roofing Professionals was published. The association’s educational offerings included Basics of Roofing, […]

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Blast From IIBEC’s Past: 1991

April 01, 2020

  The first Project Manual Competition (now called the Document Competition) was held at the 1991 RCI (now IIBEC) Convention in Colorado Springs, CO. Winners were Dick Canon, Roger Galliher, and Doug Fischer. Jim Magowan, who took over the presidency from Don Bush Sr. in 1991, was also chair of the first Registered Roof Observer […]

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Blast From IIBEC’s Past: 1989

February 01, 2020

Paula Baker, shown here with then President James Magowan in 1989, was IIBEC’s first full-time paid employee, hired as an administrative assistant and convention coordinator in November of 1988 and named executive manager in September 1990. She resigned in 1993 when John Newark was named as executive manager. Region I held a meeting in Newark, […]

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