GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, once again served as the Grand Patron of the 2012 NRCA/ROOFPAC Silent Auction at the International Roofing Expo February 22 – 24, 2012. Based on preliminary figures, the GAF-sponsored event raised over $30,000 for ROOFPAC. This funding will be instrumental in NRCA’s efforts to support pro-business members of Congress and other candidates for federal office in the upcoming 2012 elections. The biennial auction was conducted on Feb. 22 and 23 in the NRCA/ROOFPAC booth on the IRE trade show floor, with all proceeds benefiting ROOFPAC.
ROOFPAC is NRCA’s Political Action Committee (PAC), the only PAC dedicated solely to protecting and advancing the interests of the roofing industry in Washington, DC. Today, federal policy issues facing our industry are more challenging than ever, and thus the role of ROOFPAC in NRCA’s efforts to remain engaged in government policy in Washington, DC, are likewise more important than ever before. During the 2009-10 election cycle, ROOFPAC raised and contributed over $300,000 to pro-business candidates from both major political parties.
“GAF’s sponsorship of the NRCA/ROOFPAC Silent Auction is critically important to NRCA’s government relations program,” said Duane Musser, NRCA’s vice president of government relations. “The funds raised for ROOFPAC at this event will help NRCA support political candidates who support policies that will enable the roofing industry to grow and prosper. We can’t thank GAF enough for their ongoing support of this event.”
Founded in 1886, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and commercial roofing systems, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by its commitment to Advanced Quality, Industry Expertise, and Solutions Made Simple for contractors, specifiers, and property owners alike. In 2011, GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles and, in 2012, it introduced the GAF Lifetime Roofing System.
With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology, which provides superior durability and wind resistance while reducing the use of scarce natural resources. The company has also developed single-ply and asphaltic membranes with superior durability and high reflectivity to meet the most rigorous industry standards while helping commercial property owners and designers reduce energy consumption.
GAF also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 125,000 professionals. CARE’s mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel. For more information about GAF, visit www.gaf.com.
For more information contact:
Alyssa Hall, Corporate Communications Mgr.