The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress adds new members

Drexel Metals Inc., Levittown, Pa., and Structural Research Inc. (SRI), Middleton, Wis., have joined The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress. Drexel Metals joined at the Regent level and SRI joined at the Service Provider level.

Drexel Metals has provided a full range of superior-quality engineered metal roofing systems, equipment and custom fabrication services since 1985. Drexel Metals operates several sales, fabrication and distribution locations throughout the U.S. and has grown to become a leader in the distribution of painted metal for the roofing, architectural sheet metal, military and crop-storage industries.

SRI is nationally recognized as one of the leading consultants in roofing, waterproofing and exterior walls. SRI’s experienced, dedicated team of structural engineers, architects, scientists and consultants has been solving difficult design and material failure problems throughout the U.S. since 1978 and providing its customers with information on cost, time and performance to make informed building decisions.

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

Date : 1/18/2017