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Roofing & Exteriors Business Update
Roofing & Exteriors Business Update

Official Digital Media Brand of International Roofing Expo

NOVEMBER 16, 2021

NEWS & VIEWS

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OSHA Turning Up Temperature on Heat Injury Illness, Prevention

The new federal rule would be the first of its kind and will likely be far reaching. Though most roofers are settling in for the cold winter months, summer is already heating up on the regulatory front thanks to a new heat injury and illness prevention rule OSHA is devising. Although the rule may take time to develop, industry leaders say now is the time to start preparing.

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Industry Orgs React to Infrastructure Bill Passage

Associated Builders and Contractors and National Association of Home Builders respond to the latest infrastructure bill. Associated Builders and Contractors released a statement on the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Beacon Honors 6 Veterans With Roof Replacement

3rd annual Beacon of Hope contest winners announced. In honor of Veterans Day, Beacon revealed the six grand prize winners of its annual Beacon of Hope, a nationwide contest awarding deserving Veterans with new roofs. For the third year in a row, Beacon will deliver and facilitate roof replacement for the six Veteran contest winners at no cost to the recipient. 

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MARKETS & FORECASTS

Associated Builders & Contractor’s Construction Backlog Rebounds in October

Associated Builders and Contractors reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator rose to 8.1 months in October, according to an ABC member survey conducted from Oct. 20 to Nov. 2. Contractor confidence in sales and profit margins falls, however. The reading is up 0.5 months from September 2021 and 0.4 months from October 2020.

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Metro-Areas Hit by Decline in Construction Jobs

AGC reports that one-fifth of metro areas lost construction jobs in the past year due in part to supply-chain challenges. According to recent analysis from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), nearly one-fifth of U.S. metro areas lost construction jobs between September 2020 and September 2021.

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REGULATION & SAFETY

Associated Builders & Contractors Seeks to Overturn OSHA COVID Vax, Testing ETS

ETS 'likely to exacerbate the skilled labor shortage currently facing the industry,' ABC Board Chair Steve Klessig. Associated Builders and Contractors and its Alabama chapter filed a petition for review with the U.S. Court of Appeals in the 11th Circuit against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for its COVID-19 vaccination and testing Emergency Temporary Standard.

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SALES & MARKETING

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9 Steps to a Powerful Executive Succession

Hiring is a huge challenge for contractors—and it takes on even more importance when a company is looking to replace its departing senior leaders. Hiring is a huge challenge for contractors these days and it takes on even more importance when a company is looking to replace its departing senior leaders.

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How to Develop a Modern Sales Compensation Plan

The compensation system must be designed to fit your company, your product and service offerings, your ideal customers, and the expectations you set for your in-home salespeople. One of the primary issues industry companies are facing in 2021 is finding qualified in-home salespeople.

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SHOWS & EVENTS

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IRE 2022 Digital Show Guide

Discover everything that’s happening at IRE 2022 with the Digital Show Guide. It is the ideal tool to help you plan your trip to the show. It is never too early to get a picture of the goings on with the upcoming International Roofing Expo for 2022. Visit the show guide now to learn more.

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