June 2023 Blog Archive

Auction Starts July 7 - Donate an Item Now Thu, Jun 29, 2023 This year’s Foundation Auction runs July 7-14 online and July 12-14 at FRSA’s Annual Convention at the Gaylord Palms Resort. The online format means you can bid and win from anywhere. To register, text FRSA to 243725 f... Read More

2023 Expo Exhibitor Directory Wed, Jun 28, 2023 2023 Expo Exhibitor Directory - read more.  Read More

Farewell to Mike Reed, CPA Tue, Jun 27, 2023 Lisa Pate, FRSA Executive Director After 31 years working as FRSA’s Controller and General Manager, Mike Reed, CPA, is retiring. It was a bittersweet moment during the April Board and Committee meetings as members wished Mike fa... Read More

Governor DeSantis Lands Long-Sought Immigration Reform Bill Mon, Jun 26, 2023 Chris Dawson, Attorney, GrayRobinsonAs a candidate for Governor in 2018, Ron DeSantis made crackdown on illegal immigration a central campaign issue and a top priority for his future administration. As we know, Governor DeSantis won&nb... Read More

Industry Update - June 2023 Sun, Jun 25, 2023 Duro-Last Opens New Manufacturing Facility in Florida Duro-Last has opened a new manufacturing facility in Largo, making it their seventh facility. Operations at the 16,000-square-foot building will manufacture Duro-Last cust... Read More

Creating a ChatGPT Policy for Your Business Sat, Jun 24, 2023 Trent Cotney, Partner, Adams and Reese LLPHave you tried out ChatGPT, Bard or any other AI writing platforms? Initially, their potential might make us excited and eager to see what mundane tasks we can simplify. Is it possible to repla... Read More

Avoiding the Landfill - The Recycling of PVC Roof Membranes Fri, Jun 23, 2023 Chemical Fabrics & Film Association, Vinyl Roofing Division IntroductionFor more than 50 years, durable, highly engineered, light-colored vinyl roofing membranes have cooled and protected buildings in climates around the world.&nbs... Read More

2023 FRSA Convention & Expo Premium Sponsors Fri, Jun 23, 2023 Platinum Sponsor • Atlas Roofing CorporationAtlanta, GA • cpruitt@atlasroofing.com • www.atlasroofing.comAtlas Roofing Corporation is a customer-oriented manufacturer of asphalt shingles, underlayments and roofing system accessori... Read More

Michael McEnany, President, McEnany Roofing, Inc. Thu, Jun 22, 2023 FRSA Member Profile How did you get started in the roofing industry?In 1984, I went to work on the roof for Pritts, Inc. out of Ft. Lauderdale and, within a short period of time, went into sales and estimating. After two years, we star... Read More

Safety Precautions That Guard Against Exploding Construction Site Thievery Wed, Jun 21, 2023 Brad Bush, Senior Vice President, HUB International Florida If it seems as though a lot more equipment, materials and supplies are vanishing from construction sites these days, it’s because they are. The construction industr... Read More

Giving Back - Carlisle Construction Materials Wed, Jun 21, 2023 Carlisle Construction Materials, headquartered in Carlisle, Penn., announced the donation of over 18,800 pairs of socks to communities in need. Socks are the number one most requested item at shelters around the country, with over... Read More

Decision-Making During Volatile Conditions, Part 1 Tue, Jun 20, 2023 John Kenney, CPRC, CEO, Cotney Consulting Group One of the most difficult management skills to learn in the roofing industry is using market cycles and changes in volume to your advantage. Roofing and construction are highly cycli... Read More

Water or Electrolyte Enchancement Mon, Jun 19, 2023 Kevin Lindley, Safety Consultant, FRSA Self Insurers Fund With temperatures rising and the humidity that comes with most days, it’s important that your employees stay well hydrated before, during and after work hours. OSHA r... Read More

New Products - May 2023 Mon, Jun 19, 2023 FRSA New Products Listing - Read more.  Read More

Slope and Design as Defined by OSHA Sun, Jun 18, 2023 Kevin Lindley, Safety Consultant, FRSA Self Insurers FundMany articles written about fall protection discuss the slope of the roof and occasionally the width of the building when determining what type of fall protection can be used. A ... Read More

Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) Presence in the Roofing Industry Sat, Jun 17, 2023 Nick Ondo, Commercial Insurance & Risk Advisor, Furman Insurance There is no shortage of Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) targeting the roofing industry. PEOs are most frequently utilized to help newly established or... Read More

How Long Are You Required to Keep Employee Records? Fri, Jun 16, 2023 Lisa Pate, FRSA Executive DirectorEmployee record keeping is one of those necessary evils that can be tedious and time consuming, especially if you are trying to run a business while ensuring required documents on new hires are filed o... Read More

Mitigation and Inspections Forms - To Sign or Not to Sign Thu, Jun 15, 2023 Mike Silvers, CPRC, Owner, Silvers Systems Inc. and FRSA Director of Technical ServicesIt seems as though the requests for roofing contractors to attest to certain facts or opinions in writing continue to increase with each year. Whether it... Read More

Hurricanes and Storms Are Coming Wed, Jun 14, 2023 Robin Anderson, Technical and Strategy Development Manager, Westlake Royal Roofing SolutionsAs the Earth continues to warm, the effects of climate change become an increasing threat to homeowners in Florida. Among the concerns are hurricane... Read More

Industry Updates - May 2023 Tue, Jun 13, 2023 DuPont Teldar Partners with SPE Foundation to Sponsor Educational Events DuPont Tedlar, the global leader in technology-based materials and solutions, recently signed with SPE Foundation to sponsor various events and support the Found... Read More

New OSHA Policy Offers Protections to Immigrant Workers Mon, Jun 12, 2023 Trent Cotney, Adams and Reese LLP When undocumented workers witness workplace safety issues, they may be hesitant to speak up. After all, if they sound the alarm and draw attention to themselves, they could be subject to deportation, ... Read More