The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) met in Washington, D.C., to update the organization’s 5-year strategic plan, which was scheduled to be approved and launched at the next Board Meeting on Nov. 5-6, 2008, in Atlanta.
-The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) met in Washington,
D.C., to update the organization’s 5-year
strategic plan, which was scheduled to be approved and launched at the next
Board Meeting on Nov. 5-6, 2008, in Atlanta.
In addition, ARMA introduced a new award, which was created to recognize a
recently retired employee, Joe Hobson.
This past May the ARMA board also announced the winners of
the 2007 Accident Prevention Contest. The timeframe of the contest was from
January through December, 2007. A total of 107 asphalt roofing
product-manufacturing facilities participated in the contest, which was
directed by the ARMA Health, Safety and Environment Committee.
Awards were given in several categories to recognize plants
with the least number of accidents and least amount of time lost to employee
injuries. They included: the President’s Award, Perfect Record Award (based on
the ARMA scoring system), Certificate of Improvement, and Award of Excellence.
Awards of Excellence were chosen based on criteria developed by the Safety
Contest Task Force.
The President’s Award, ARMA’s top award, was shared among
three recipients: GAF-ELK Corporation of Fontana,
Calif.; Owens Corning of Savannah, Ga., and Kearny, N.J.; and Johns
Manville of Oklahoma City, Okla.
This year’s Award of Excellence also was awarded to GAF-ELK
Corporation of Fontana, Calif.,
and Shafter, Calif. Additionally the Award of Excellence was shared by Owens
Corning (Asphalt) of Illinois, Georgia, Oklahoma,
and Colorado, and by U.S. Intec Inc. of Massachusetts and Texas.
Thirty-eight facilities received Certificates of Achievement, and an equal
number of facilities were given the ARMA Perfect Index Award.
A special citation introduced at the meeting, the Exemplary
Service Award, was bestowed on Joseph Hobson, an esteemed ARMA employee for
more than a decade, for his “continuous outstanding service, personal
dedication and lifetime commitment to advancing the mission and goals of the
asphalt roofing industry.”
Until an untimely illness forced him to retire in 2007,
Hobson was Director of Communications and Member Services for both the Asphalt
Roofing Manufacturers Association and the Roof Coatings Manufacturers
Association. “He was admired by the entire membership as a dedicated employee,”
ARMA colleague Jim Baker said. “Joe was a team player, fastidious and detail
oriented, and a good friend to many people in this organization. If anyone
deserves this honor, it would be Joe.”
Hobson has been recognized in the past for his commitment to
the roofing industry. He was awarded the Martin A. Davis RCMA Industry
Leadership Award in 2006. He is the first employee to receive the Exemplary
Service Award from ARMA and the only individual to receive an award for
leadership and commitment from both RCMA and ARMA.