2019 Scholarship Recipients

The North East Roofing Educational Foundation (NEREF) Trustees announce 2019 scholarship recipients

On June 8, 2019 the NEREF Trustees met to approve the recipients of the annual NEREF scholarships.  The trustees are pleased to announce the following awards:

  • The recipient of the Robert W. Therrien Sr., Scholarship is Isabella Crotta of Northford, Connecticut. Isabella will be entering her freshman year at the Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
  • The recipient of the Robert W. and Beverly G. Therrien Sr., Scholarship is Amy Piccolo of Walpole, Massachusetts. Amy will be entering her senior year at Northeastern University, in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • The recipient of the 20th Robert F. and Marion R. Shea Jr., Memorial Scholarship is Ashley Frank of Somerset, Massachusetts. Ashley will be entering her junior year at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts.
  • The recipient of the 18th James A. McBrady Sr. Memorial Scholarship is Lauren Schenker of Portland, Maine. Lauren will be entering her sophomore year at the University of Oregon, in Eugene, Oregon.
  • The recipient of the 17th Firestone Platinum Scholarship is Aimee Dupont of New Salem, Massachusetts. Bridget will be entering her freshman year at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
  • The recipient of the 16th Logie Family Trust Scholarship is Margaret Norton of Leominster, Massachusetts. Margaret will be entering her freshman year at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.
  • The recipient of the 15th Michael and Judy Meyer Family Scholarship is Joseph Castellucia of Wall, New Jersey. Joseph will be entering his senior year at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • The recipient of the 15th North/East Roofing Contractors Association (NERCA) Scholarship is Paxton Fetterman of Apollo, Pennsylvania. Paxton will be entering her junior year at Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.
  • The recipient of the 13th Eastern Architectural Representatives Scholarship is Megan Cazeault of Osterville, Massachusetts. Megan will be entering her freshman year at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • The recipient of the 9th Lincoln R. McKie Memorial Scholarship is James Lane of Sterling, Massachusetts. James will be entering his junior year at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont.
  • The recipient of the 7th Thomas S. Gunning Scholarship is Vincent Maimone of Hammonton, New Jersey. Vincent will be entering his senior year at La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • The recipient of the 5th James McAdam Scholarship is Brice Tolan of Abington, Massachusetts Brice will be entering his freshman year at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts.
  • The recipient of the 1st North East Roofing Educational Foundation (NEREF) is Nicolas Mays of West Milford, New Jersey. Nicolas will be entering his senior year at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

3M Fall Protection Issues Stop Use & Recall Notice on DBI-SALA Twin-Leg Nano-Lok edge and Wrap Back Self-Retracting Lifelines

On July 25, 2019, 3M Fall Protection announced an immediate stop use and product recall of the 3M™ DBI-SALA® Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ edge and the Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ Wrap Back Self-Retracting Lifelines. 3M determined that in a fall and under certain conditions, the energy absorber of these devices may not properly deploy which could expose the worker to serious injury or death. There have been no reports of accidents or injuries associated with this issue, but these products must be removed from service immediately.

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2019 NEREF Scholarship Open

The North East Roofing Educational Foundation Scholarship Application for 2019 is now available for your employees and their families. The deadline for applications is May 15, 2019.

The North East Roofing Educational Foundation (NEREF) has established this scholarship program to assist employees, immediate family members of employees or immediate family of NERCA members, who plan to pursue post-secondary education in college, technical and vocational programs.  Thirteen scholarships will be awarded this year in the amount of $3,000 each.

For further information, please contact Patsy Sweeney at the association office either by telephone, fax or email at psweeney@nerca.org.  We thank you for your cooperation.

Download the 2019 Scholarship Application Now!

 

Notice on Anti-Harassment and Nondiscrimination Policies

All employers are aware of the new climate surrounding sexual harassment in the workplace. #MeToo and other viral movements have led to a more than 12% increase in sexual harassment claims according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and a 22% leap in the amount of money paid out in settlements by employers from $47.5 million in FY17 to $70 million in FY18. This represents a dramatic shift in the way employers must deal with the possibility of a sexual harassment claim. Continue reading “Notice on Anti-Harassment and Nondiscrimination Policies”

Congratulations to the Fall Golf Outing winners & Thank you to our sponsors!

On September 26th, the North East Roofing Eduacational Foundation held its Fall Golf Outing.  The NEREF Trustees would like to thank all those who participated and our sponsors as well as congratulate the following winners.

First Place – 55 

Steve Harvey, Chick Gorman, Mike Michael, Shawn Mackie

Second Place – 58

Glenn Szalay, David Klein, Matt Brown, Marty Gorman

Third Place – 59

Tom Gunning, Skip Gentile, Tommy Gunning, Matthew Therrien

 

              Longest Drive                               Closest to the Pin                      Air Cannon Winner

                 JC Marcone                                    Victor Szala                              Marshall Fox

 

The  NEREF Trustees would like to thank all of our golf outing sponsors

A&M Roofing Services LLC

ABC Supply Company, Inc.

A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply

A.R.M. Roofing Inc,

Atlantic Asphalt & Equipment Co., Inc.

Barrett, Inc.

Beacon Sales Company

Boston Roofing Contractors Association

Canopy Roofing Systems

Carlisle SynTec Systems

DP Carney Construction, Inc.

Cazeault Roofing & Solar

CertainTeed Corporation

Dataforma, Inc.

Alexander Doyle LLC

Eastern Architectural Reps

FiberTite Roofing Systems

Firestone Building Products

Hunter Panels

Hurley Construction & Roofing Company, Inc.

J&S Building Exteriors, Inc.

Johns Manville

Lincoln Equipment Associates, Inc.

Marshall Roofing & Sheet Metal Company Inc.

North Bridge Building Products

North/East Roofing Contractors Association

O’Lyn Contractors, Inc.

OMG Roofing Products

Peck Brothers LLC

R&S Construction Services Inc.

R.K. Hydro Vac Inc.

Rockwell Roofing, Inc.

Saco Roofing

John F. Shea Company, Inc.

Silver Roofing, Inc.

SMR Inc.

Max Sontz Roofing Services, Inc.

SRC Roofing Inc.

Tech Roofing Services Inc.

Uni-Ply Roofing Inc.

Vanguard Organization, Inc.

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3M DBI-SALA Fall Protection Recall

3M Fall Protection has detected a small quantity of DBI-SALA® 16 Ft. Talon™ Self Retracting Lifelines that are defective due to an assembly error. This notice only applies to the 16 ft version of the Talon; no other versions of the Talon are affected by this condition. There have been no reports of fall-related injuries associated with this condition. However, this assembly error would result in the unit not arresting a fall, which could result in serious injury or death. Continue reading “3M DBI-SALA Fall Protection Recall”