Elite Roofing Supply (Elite), a locally owned, independent distributor of roofing materials and supplies, recently became a platinum sponsor of National Women in Roofing (NWIR), a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to recruit, retain, empower, and educate women in the roofing industry. The sponsorship demonstrates the ongoing commitment Elite makes in investing in the roofing industry, on local, regional, and national platforms.
The sponsorship money goes directly to providing resources for women to enter, learn, and grow within the roofing industry in many capacities including product installation, sales, specifications, administration, marketing, research and development, and technical training. NWIR boasts over 1,100 active members nationwide and is focused on bringing more women into an industry facing a shortage of skilled employees, as well as providing growth opportunities to those already in working in roofing in some capacity.
“We are so thrilled that Elite Roofing Supply has committed as a platinum sponsor,” commented executive director, Ellen Thorp. “Their investment will pay dividends to our members and prospective members as we continue to grow.”
The leadership team at Elite believes so strongly in NWIR that the company pays the membership fee for its employees and encourages them to get involved in their local councils. “Elite believes strongly that NWIR provides a forum for women to find mentors, further their roofing education and network with others in the industry,” stated CEO, Sarah Weiss. “As a member since the inception of the organization, I believe this forum is making a difference in the level of participation and engagement of women throughout the industry and we look forward to our continued partnership.”