GAF has been partnering with ProTrain to build GAF Roofing Academy, a 4 week-long program providing a course in roofing that covered terminology, safety, hands on steep slope installation, hands on training for low slope roofing with single ply PVC and TPO roofing membrane, estimating, and an opportunity to meet GAF Master Elite® Contractors and distributors specifically for veterans. GAF also has a program called Hire A Hero, a job board and employment resource to connect contractors and veterans.
For the past 18 months, Hapco Inc has been participating in this GAF program in the NW or Seattle WA Market. Hapco Inc has donated 6 BAK Rion hand welders for training the students. Our West Coast Sales Manager, Mark Buonincontro, teaches students how to operate the BAK Laron automatic welder, test welds, the do’s and don’ts and provides other general tips.