Firestone Building Products Company donated $5,000 to the Davis Memorial Foundation, the scholarship program administered by the Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA). Firestone presented the check during the 32nd Annual WSRCA Convention and Trade Show held in Las Vegas, Nev. Firestone has contributed more than $40,000 to the program since its inception in 1996, including this year’s contribution.
“Firestone recognizes that a quality education is beneficial to becoming a skilled roofing professional,” said Mike Gorey, president of Firestone Building Products and CEO of BFS Diversified Products. “The Davis Memorial Foundation shares in our vision of education, and we are privileged to be a part of the foundation’s scholarship program.”
“Firestone’s annual support to the foundation enables us to continue providing education to prospective roofing professionals so they will have the skills necessary to achieve success in the roofing industry,” added Arlene Lawson, the foundation’s administrator.
The Davis Memorial Foundation supports the advancement of the roofing industry through education and the recognition of individuals who desire to continue improving their lives. The foundation was established in memory of Larry and Mary Davis. Larry Davis was an integral part of the roofing industry for many years, serving on several industry association boards, including WSRCA.
Candidates for the scholarship program must be one of the following: an employee, an immediate family member of an employee in the roofing industry, or a student in high school or technical trade school, provisionally accepted as a student into an undergraduate or graduate degree program for the coming academic year by an accredited college or university.