GAF Wins NRCA’s Charlie Raymond Award
Cocktail Reception, NRCA presented its Charlie Raymond Award to GAF, Parsippany, N.J. The Charlie Raymond Award is the most prestigious membership recruitment award NRCA bestows. The award annually honors a member for extraordinary efforts to recruit new members to NRCA. The Charlie Raymond Award is named for former NRCA President and J.A. Piper Award winner Charlie Raymond, who first became Chairman of NRCA’s Membership Committee when the association had 328 members. Raymond recruited the 1,000th member in 1973.
NCCER Welcomes Research Department Director
NCCER announced the appointment of Tim Taylor, P.E, Ph.D., to Director of Research. The Research Department aims to bring more awareness and prestige to construction craft careers by establishing NCCER as the source for research on the industry workforce. Having previous experience working alongside NCCER, Taylor is an excellent choice to launch this new department. He had a leadership role in the industry-driven research team led by NCCER and the Construction Industry Institute that resulted in the publishing of “Restoring the Dignity of Work: Transforming the U.S. Workforce Development System into a World Leader.” In addition, he has presented the policies advocated in this document at various conferences. Read more.