Valspar Becomes Partner Member Of NRCA's One Voice Initiative
Rosemont, IL – The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has announced Valspar Coil Coatings, has joined NRCA's One Voice initiative, upgrading its associate membership to "partner member."
In 2017, NRCA launched its One Voice initiative aimed at collectively recognizing threats to the industry and the opportunities they may present. To do so, NRCA has undertaken a campaign to unite the roofing industry and speak with one voice on matters of industry importance. To ensure all industry sectors are given an opportunity to participate, NRCA amended its bylaws to allow manufacturers, distributors, architects, engineers and consultants that choose to participate to become full members of the association, meaning they will be granted voting rights and eligible for leadership roles within the association. Previously, such rights were reserved only for contractor members.
NRCA's One Voice initiative initially will focus on developing a national worker training and certification program, legislative efforts and advocacy.
"This is one of the unique venues where we have access to our entire value chain," says Jeff Alexander vice president of sales, coil and extrusion. "We are able to interact with everyone from coil coaters all the way down to building product suppliers and roofing contractors. In 2018, Valspar and Sherwin-Williams will continue our integration and become Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings, making this a great opportunity for us to demonstrate our commitment to the roofing market and provide assistance to NRCA's ongoing efforts."
For more information about NRCA and its One Voice initiative, go to www.nrca.net/onevoice.
About Sherwin-Williams Coil and Extrusion Coatings (formerly Valspar)
The new Sherwin-Williams Coil and Extrusion Coatings division was created by the recent acquisition of Valspar by The Sherwin-Williams Company. The Division supports architects and designers with its proven high-performance coating systems, industry-leading technical expertise, color-matching and sustainability resources, responsive customer service and high-priority lead times. Learn more at http://www.valsparcoilextrusion.com.
About Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings
Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings delivers a full range of high-performance coatings in polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), silicone-modified polyester (SMP) and polyester formulas, designed to meet the most demanding environmental requirements while providing protection against weathering and pollution. The Division is part of the Sherwin-Williams Performance Coatings Group, which supplies a broad range of highly engineered solutions in more than 120 countries around the world. Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. For more information about Sherwin-Williams, visit www.sherwin-williams.com.
The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) is one of the construction industry's most respected trade associations and the voice of roofing professionals and a leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technology and advocacy. It represents all segments of the roofing industry, including contractors; manufacturers; distributors; architects; consultants; engineers; building owners; and city, state and government agencies. NRCA's mission is to inform and assist the roofing industry, act as its principal advocate and help members in serving their customers. NRCA continually strives to enhance every aspect of the roofing industry. For more information, visit