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Ronnie McGlothlin (right) of Empire Roofing accepts the Impact Award form Jim Ramser.

GLENVIEW, Ill. — The Midwest Roofing Contractors Association (MRCA) recently presented four prestigious association awards at the MRCA 62nd Annual Conference, Oct. 27, in Rosemont, Ill.

Jim Barr, Barr Roofing, Abilene, Texas, was honored with the distinctive James Q. McCawley Award. This award is given to an individual in recognition of their devotion to the roofing industry and is the most prestigious award given by MRCA.

This award was first presented in 1969 and is a longstanding tradition of the association. 

“The McCawley Award is given to individuals like Jim who have a history and longevity of making significant contributions to the roofing industry and roofing community,” said MRCA President Randy Adams.

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Jim Ramser (left) presents the Industry Innovation Award to Dan Jackson of Safe Pro.

Barr has been involved in the roofing industry since 1967, and has worked with MRCA for the past 15 years serving as president in 2002 and then for many years as chairman of the MRCA Technical & Research Committee. 

The MRCA IMPACT Award was presented to Empire Roofing, Fort Worth, Texas. The IMPACT Award recognizes an MRCA member company that has demonstrated a commitment to improving the well-being of a community through philanthropy or community service. 

Empire Roofing donated a 20,000-square-foot roof for EXPANCO, a non-profit document destruction organization. Founded in 1980, the organization employs and trains handicapped and disabled workers, placing many of them into productive jobs in the community.

The association also presented Diamond Roofing, Manhattan, Kan., with the SHARP Award. This award recognizes a MRCA member company for their dedication to improving job site safety through development, implementation and enforcement of a safety and risk management program.

MRCA’s Industry Innovation Award honors a supplier or manufacturer for their work towards the advancement of the roofing industry through innovations or product development related to safety, technology, efficiency or environment, and who has significantly improved the well-being of the roofing contractor. This year’s recipient was SafePro LP for their development of the RiskPro Roof Hatch Fall Protection System.

“We are thrilled with all the recipients in this year’s award program,” said Adams. “MRCA is comprised of an outstanding group of talented and committed roofing contractors. It’s always an honor to be among this impressive pool of companies.”

For more information, visit www.mrca.org.