The Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) is celebrating 25 years of trade show history with the CRCA Annual Trade Show Jan. 17-18, 2008, at Drury Lane Conference Center, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

HILLSIDE, Ill. - The Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) is celebrating 25 years of trade show history with the CRCA Annual Trade Show Jan. 17-18, 2008, at Drury Lane Conference Center, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. Twenty-four exhibitors in this year’s show have exhibited every year since 1984.

In commemoration of this milestone, CRCA is hosting a panel discussion on “Roofing: Past, Present & Future” at its 2008 Industry Breakfast on Jan. 17, with local, regional and national industry leaders, including Tom Hutchinson, Hutchinson Design Group, Rich Ray, OWP&P Architects, Rod Petrick, Ridgeworth Roofing, and Jim Brosseau, Bennett and Brosseau Roofing.

Topics covered include past roofing system success and challenges, as well as current and future technologies and how these affect construction documents performance in the field and contracting. This popular industry forum is open to roofing contractors, roofing consultants, architects, specifiers, building owners and managers, building officials and fire marshals. For more information, call Bill McHugh, Executive Director, CRCA at 708-449-3340 or e-mail bill@crca.org.