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Spring, 2005: Issue #4

Slate Roofing Contractors Association of North America Update, June 2005

The Slate Roofing Contractors Association (SRCA), an organization by and for slate roofing contractors, is now up and running as of March 1, 2005! North American slate roofing contractors have never before had an organization of their own despite over a century and a half of slate roofing in the U.S. The SRCA will provide an opportunity for slaters to pool their talents for the purposes of documenting traditional slate roof installation standards, developing training programs, enhancing professionalism and gaining respect for the trade.

Membership: is divided into four categories:

1) Supporting Member: ($100/yr) — open to anyone who is not a contractor

2) Affiliate Member: ($200/yr) — open to slate roofing industry affiliates such as slate quarriers, consultants, architects, slate brokers, tool manufacturers, etc.

3) Roofing Contractor Member: ($300/yr) — open to roofing contractors who do less than 75% of their roofing contracts in slate

4) Slate Roofing Contractor Member: ($400/yr) — roofing contractors who specialize in slate, do at least 75% of their roof contracts in slate and have at least 5 years continuous experience in slate roofing. Contractor Member benefits include a membership plaque, listings on the Contractor Directory and other member listings at; access to the members only forum at; and information about events, conferences, projects for bid and other important issues that will not be available to the general public.

Incorporated 501c6 Non-Profit Trade Association: The SRCA is registered in the state of Pennsylvania as a non-profit corporation (2008) and funded by membership dues. SRCA members will meet at an annual conference to exchange information, techniques, skills, gripes, ideas, and visions for the future.

Contractor Profile: All contractors who are SRCA members are listed on the Contractor Directory mentioned above with a personal Contractor Profile. This Profile allows the public access to detailed information about the contractor that will help determine whether the contractor is the right one for a slate roofing project.

For more information, or to join, go to or call us toll free at 814-786-7015 and we will send you a membership invitation and application. Or download the membership documents at

Slate Roofing Contractors Association 2003 Update (TR3) __PDF

Slate Roofing Contractors Association 2005 Update (TR4) __PDF

Slate Roofing Contractors Association 2006 Update (TR5) __PDF

Slate Roofing Contractors Association 2007 Conference (TR6) __PDF

Slate Roofing Contractors Association  2008 Update (TR7) PDF

Slate Roofing Contractors Association Convergence 2010 (TR8) PDF

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