Rick Damato, Damato Enterprises, Atlanta, has joined The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress as an individual member.
Damato is a freelance writer who has been serving the roofing and construction industry since 1974, including previously serving as editorial director for Roofing Contractor magazine.
The Alliance was established within the National Roofing Foundation in 1996 to create an endowment fund to serve as a resource for the roofing industry and its customers.
Alliance members have committed more than $12.4 million to fund projects such as educational partnerships with three of the country’s top construction management schools to expose college students to roofing as a career choice; sponsorship of a national construction management student design competition; national survey of roofing workers; the NRCA Roof Application Training Program series; a study to examine what the industry will look like in 20 years; and support for Florida International University’s Wall of Wind program, which is a full-scale destructive testing facility intended to better replicate roof performance during high-wind conditions.
To make the Alliance work, member participation is vital, and the Alliance offers different levels of membership to encourage firms of all sizes to join and have a voice in determining the roofing industry’s future. Click here for information about becoming an Alliance member, or contact Bennett Judson, the Alliance’s executive director, at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.