Quarterly Market Index Survey for Reroofing

Trade Association Coalition Continues Quarterly Market Index Survey for Reroofing
Data collection on this scale never previously attempted in the roofing industry

Washington, D.C. – July 16, 2021

Roofing professionals are invited to join industry trade associations representing contractors,
consultants and manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada in taking part in the new Quarterly Market
Index Survey for Reroofing.
The purpose of the survey is to take the pulse of the reroofing industry on a quarterly basis and
become a regular barometer of the industry’s business conditions. By asking a handful of business
questions and measuring responses across a number of demographics, the survey helps give an
indication of the reroofing market strength and trajectory.
During the previous survey timeframe that measured perceptions of business activity in 2021 Q1,
nearly 300 respondents completed the eight-question survey during a two-week period in April with
62% of responses coming from roofing contractors and 38% coming from roof consultants. The results
indicate generally improving market conditions for the roofing industry in the face of the global
COVID-19 pandemic.
The survey is an industry-wide effort to collect information about the reroofing market spearheaded
by a coalition of trade associations, including the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association,
Canadian Roofing Contractors Association, Chemical Fabrics & Film Association Inc., EPDM Roofing
Association, International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants, Metal Construction
Association, National Roofing Contractors Association, National Women in Roofing, Polyisocyanurate
Insulation Manufacturers Association, Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association and Single Ply
Roofing Industry.
The quarterly Market Index Survey for Reroofing is available at http://bit.ly/roofindexsurvey.
Survey responses may be submitted Wednesday, July 7th through Monday, July 26th.

Members of the media with questions may contact representatives from any of the coalition members
or Ellen Thorp at ellen.thorp@epdmroofs.org


CCLD Summer Newsletter

Members –

Attached is the link to the latest Construction Code & Licensing Division (CCLD) quarterly newsletter.

 CCLD Summer Newsletter

While it is always a good idea to review what CCLD has to say, there is one provision that members must continually be aware of and vigilant when contracts are being signed by clients and contractors. The provision is a reminder that contractors are NOT allowed to pay deductibles and they MUST put the statutory provision in their contracts so clients understand that paying deductibles are illegal.  You can find a link to the statute here.

Please contact Lisa Frenette at frenettela@gmail.com if you need more information.


CAM Announces Golf Classic To Be Held May 20th, 2021

With uncertainty in restrictions and venue availability, CAM has moved our Golf tournament to the Spring this year to try and avoid any further disruptions to the event schedule. We will be playing Oak Marsh again this year as they do a fantastic job. We look forward to holding our 2021 Business Conference in the Fall and then getting back on track in 2022 with a Spring Conference 2022 and Fall Golf 2022. The Annual CAM Golf Classic will be held May 20th, 2021.

More Info Here!


News From The Capitol – Senate Denies Walz DLI Appointment

The Minnesota Senate refused to approve Governor Walz’s cabinet appointment to the Department of Labor and Industry.  The rejection of  Commissioner Leppink from the Department of Labor and Industry fell along party line.  Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka has accused Commissioner Leppink of being hostile to businesses through over regulation during the COVID-19 pandemic.  There is speculation that the Senate Republicans who are in the majority will continue to deny the approval of agency heads until the Governor gives up his executive powers on the pandemic.


Covid-19 Preparedness: Two More Webinars Added, Enforcement Date Extended

Two more construction webinars added, and Enforcement date extended until after July 10, 2020

To assist construction businesses in finalizing their COVID-19 Preparedness Plans, the Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) has scheduled two additional webinars on July 7 and 8 to answer business’s questions so they can be confident the plans they have developed address the risks of COVID-19 transmission at their worksites.

Based on feedback received from the construction industry, the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan Requirements Guidance — Constructiondocument was revised and was re-posted on the Stay Safe MN website June 25.

Enforcement date extended

DLI will not take enforcement action until after July 10 against construction businesses for failure to complete a written COVID-19 Preparedness Plan.

Register for the webinars


Covid – 19 Preparedness Plans and Updated Guidelines for MN Construction Industry

Covid – 19 Preparedness Plans and Updated Guidelines for MN Construction Industry

Governor Walz ordered businesses to have a COVID “preparedness plan” in place on or before June 29, 2020.  While that has been a requirement for some time for businesses that have been open, the new plan comes with additional requirements and restrictions for construction companies.

For general contractors, the Department of Labor will be in charge of enforcing the restrictions, meaning that failure to have and implement the plan can result in fines or license revocation.

The Department of Labor and Industry has retooled their guidelines for worksites during the COVID-19 pandemic.  These guidelines require implementing several new plans for each separate worksite project.

Click here to find complete information on Preparedness Plans.

Department of Labor and Industry Preparedness Training Webinars Available Next Week!

To assist construction businesses in finalizing their plans, the Department of Labor and Industry has scheduled webinars for next week to answer business’s questions so they can be confident the plans they have developed address the risks of COVID-19 transmission at their worksites.

Dates and times

  • Wednesday, July 1 — 2 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 2 — 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Register today

Businesses can register for a webinar at https://secure.doli.state.mn.us/events/.

Small Business Relief Grants

The MN legislature approved roughly $60 million in grants for small business affected by the pandemic.  Companies can apply for a one-time $10,000 grant which will not be required to be repaid.  To be eligible, an applicant must be a for profit Minnesota business in good standing, have 50 or fewer full-time workers, and be able to demonstrate financial hardships from COVID-19.  For more information and to apply, see the Minnesota Small Business Relief Grant website.


CAM Announces 7th Annual Golf Classic!

August 20th, 2020
11:30 am Shotgun Start

The Pandemic has finally loosened its grip on us and its time to crawl back out into normal life again! Come join us at Oak Marsh Golf Club for our 7th Annual CAM Golf Classic! We will have all the fun games and contests you have come to expect at our event, plus some NEW betting opportunities, along with all your favorite manufacturer’s and distributors who are EXTRA eager to visit with you.

Don’t miss this super fun event! Mark your Calendars and Register To Sponsor or Play today!

Win A CHEVY Truck Hole-In-One Contest!
$10,000 Hole In One Contest!
Prize Opportunities at Every Par 3!
Vendor Games and Contests!
Buy Mulligans, Putting String and Long Drives!
Prize Drawings Available!

Check-In Begins: 9:30 am
Shotgun Start: 11:30 am
Location: Oak Marsh Golf Club
526 Inwood Ave N
Oakdale, MN

CAM Members: $125.00 per Player / $500 per Foursome
NON-Members: $150.00 per Player / $600 per Foursome

Golfer / Contractor Registration Online CLICK HERE!

Sponsor Registration Online CLICK HERE!


Construction Industry Deemed Essential Business – Clarification Letter

CAM Members

Yesterday, March 25, 2020, Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-20. The order requires Minnesotans to stay at home while outlining critical infrastructure. The new order begins Friday, March 27th at 11:59 pm and extends through April 10th.

Minnesota residents must stay home (shelter-in-place) unless they meet guidelines set in the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s CyberSecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA). These guidelines allow businesses to engage in work related activities as essential activities. The Construction industry falls under the CISA guidelines and attorneys who work with CAM members agree the order allows exterior specialty contractors to continue working. Activities and Critical Sector work for the construction industry are as follows:

Article 6. Section G. Public Works. This category is limited to public works workers listed in the CISA Guidance, in addition to construction material suppliers and workers providing services necessary to maintain construction material sources.

Article 6. Section I. ii. Other community-based government operations and essential functions. This category is limited to the other community-based and government essential functions listed in the CISA Guidance, in addition to workers who support the following functions and services: Housing, shelter, and homelessness-prevention staff of state and local agencies and organizations responsible for ensuring safe and stable housing, including workers from state and local agencies and organizations with responsibility for ensuring safe and stable housing; shelter outreach or drop-in center programs; financing affordable housing; and administering rent subsidies, homeless interventions, operating supports, and similar supports. This includes workers necessary to provide repairs, maintenance, and operations support to residential dwellings.

And, Article 6. Section X. Construction and critical trades. This category includes workers in the skilled trades such as electricians, plumbers, HVAC and elevator technicians, and other related construction of all kind.

Since the Governor put out Executive Order 20-20 there has been a lot of confusion with what parts of the construction sector understanding if they are essential due to a document on the Minnesota Department of Employee and Economic Development (DEED) webpage. DEED has updated its website to assist Minnesotans in following the guidelines for essential workers. The takeaway from the website is follow guidelines set forth in CISA and the Governor’s Executive Order 20-20.

Lisa Frenette
CAM Lobbyist


“Shelter In Place” Executive Order Exteded to April 10th

Governor Walz held a press conference today. He has extended the “shelter-in-place” directive until April 10th. The Governor has taken the position that businesses falling under the CyberSecurity and Infrastructure Agency of the U. S. Homeland and Security Agency will continue to deemed “essential workers.”

PLEASE continue to practice guidelines developed by the CDC.

Governor Walz Issues Stay at Home Order for Minnesotans

Executive order directs Minnesotans to limit movement to slow the spread of COVID-19

[ST. PAUL, MN] – To slow the spread of COVID-19 across the state, Governor Tim Walz today signed Executive Order 20-20 directing Minnesotans to stay at home and limit movements outside of their home beyond essential needs. This order takes effect at 11:59pm on Friday, March 27 and ends at 5:00pm on Friday, April 10.

“We must take bold action to save the lives of Minnesotans,” said Governor Walz. “Having served as a Command Sergeant Major in the Army National Guard, I know the importance of having a plan. While the virus will still be here when this order ends, this action will slow the spread of COVID-19 and give Minnesota time to ready for battle.”

Modeling released today by the Minnesota Department of Health and University of Minnesota predicts that more than 70,000 Minnesotans could die from COVID-19 if we take no action. The Governor’s two-week order to stay home is forecasted to significantly slow the spread of COVID-19 and allow the state time to make key preparations for the pandemic. These preparations include building hospital capacity, increasing access to life-saving equipment like ventilators, increasing testing, planning for how to care for vulnerable populations, and assessing public health data to determine which community mitigation strategies are most effective.

“We will work with our world-renowned health care sector, cutting-edge manufacturers, innovative business community, and strong-spirited Minnesotans across the state to tackle this virus head on,” Governor Walz continued. “These are trying times. But we are Minnesotans. We see challenges—and we tackle them. No matter how daunting the challenge; no matter how dark the times; Minnesota has always risen up—by coming together. If we unite as One Minnesota, we will save lives.”

Minnesotans may leave their residences only to perform any of the following activities, and while doing so, they should practice social distancing:

• Health and safety activities, such as obtaining emergency services or medical supplies
• Outdoor activities, such as walking, hiking, running, biking, hunting, or fishing
• Necessary Supplies and Services, such as getting groceries, gasoline, or carry-out
• Essential and interstate travel, such as returning to a home from outside this state
• Care of others, such as caring for a family member, friend, or pet in another household
• Displacement, such as moving between emergency shelters if you are without a home
• Relocation to ensure safety, such as relocating to a different location if your home has been unsafe due to domestic violence, sanitation, or essential operations reasons
• Tribal activities and lands, such as activities by members within the boundaries of their tribal reservation

“Our top priority is the health and safety of Minnesotans,” said Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. “As the mom of a first-grader and the daughter of a parent with underlying health conditions, I know that the coming weeks will be difficult for many Minnesota families, but social distancing is the most important action we can take as a community to limit the spread of COVID-19 and care for each other.”

“Public health and health care workers around the state are working incredibly hard to protect Minnesotans from this outbreak, and we need all Minnesotans to do their part to slow the spread,” Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said. “These new measures will buy us much-needed time to secure additional resources and line up additional protections for our most vulnerable Minnesotans.”

Workers who work in critical sectors during this time are exempt from the stay at home order. These exemptions are based on federal guidance from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security with some Minnesota-specific additions. This includes, but is not limited to, jobs in:
• Healthcare and public health;
• Law enforcement, public safety, and first responders;
• Emergency shelters, congregate living facilities, drop-in centers;
• Child care;
• Food and agriculture;
• News media;
• Energy;
• Water and wastewater; and
• Critical manufacturing

Construction and critical trades. This category includes workers in the skilled trades such as electricians, plumbers, HVAC and elevator technicians, and other related construction of all kind. This category also includes exterminators, cleaning and janitorial staff for commercial and governmental
properties, moving and relocation services, security staff, operating engineers, and all other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of homes and residences and the Critical Sectors listed in this Executive Order.

The Governor also today issued executive orders extending the closure of bars, restaurants, and other public accommodations set forth in Executive Orders 20-04 and 20-08 until May 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm and authorizing the Commissioner of Education to implement a Distance Learning Period for Minnesota’s students beginning on March 30 through May 4, 2020.

The Governor’s Executive Orders will have the full force and effect of law upon approval by the Executive Council.

Updates on the COVID-19 pandemic in Minnesota are available here. Frequently asked questions are available here.

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