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Forest Hill, MD (October 6, 2023) – The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) is thrilled to announce its 2nd Virtual Asphalt Roofing Recycling Forum, scheduled for October 24, 2023. This year’s theme is “Asphalt Roofing Recycling: The Path to Innovation,” which promises to be a dynamic and educational event for industry professionals, students, and enthusiasts alike.

 The forum will bring together experts, thought leaders, and stakeholders from various sectors to explore the latest advancements, strategies, and opportunities in asphalt roofing recycling. Attendees can expect a diverse program that includes keynote presentations, informative sessions, and engaging panel discussions. Here’s a sneak peek at what to expect:

Keynote Presentation

  • Esteemed speakers from Arizona State University – Dr. Ellie Fini, Dr. Kamil Kaloush, and Dr. Hasan Ozer.

30-Minute Sessions

  • “Low Slope Recycling” – Sam Flanery, American Classic.
  • “Flat Roofing/Low Slope Bitumen Recycling” – Dr. Hans Aerts, BMI Group.
  • “Using Chemistry to Make and Upcycle Roofing Asphalts – Research Trends” – Dr. Jeramie Adams, Western Research Institute.
  • “Asphalt Roofing Recycling Opportunities in California” – Tom Pyle, Caltrans.

Panel Discussion

  • “Lessons Learned From Recycling in the Construction Industry”– Featuring Matt Dobson, Vinyl Siding Institute; Dr. Bob Peoples, Carpet America Recovery Effort; and Brett Williams, NAPA.

This event is open to ARMA members, non-members, and students passionate about paving the way for sustainable roofing solutions. The goal is to empower attendees and encourage increased engagement in the #RecyclingRoofs movement.

Student Participation
ARMA is committed to nurturing the next generation of sustainability champions. As such, we are pleased to announce that the forum is FREE for Students! We encourage students interested in roofing, sustainability, and recycling to join us for this enriching experience. This is an incredible opportunity for students to learn from industry leaders, gain valuable insights, and network with professionals about driving the growth of the asphalt roofing recycling industry.

Register for the Recycling Forum Today
Don’t miss the chance to learn from influential minds and contribute to advancing asphalt roofing recycling. To register for the forum or learn more about the event, please visit

  • ARMA Member Rate: $59
  • Regular Non-Member Rate: $79
  • FREE for Students!

Sponsorships Available Until October 13, 2023
ARMA extends its sincere gratitude to the generous sponsors making this forum possible.

  • GAF (Gold Sponsor)
  • Specialty Granules LLC (Gold Sponsor)
  • SOPREMA USA (Gold Sponsor)
  • CertainTeed (Silver Sponsor)
  • Crafco, Inc. (Silver Sponsor)
  • Malarkey Roofing Products (Silver Sponsor)
  • Atlas Roofing Corporation (Silver Sponsor)
  • Owens Corning (Silver Sponsor)
  • IKO Roofing (Silver Sponsor)

Media Partner: Roofers Coffee Shop

 ARMA invites organizations and businesses to seize the opportunity to become sponsors for this groundbreaking event. Sponsorships are available until October 13, 2023, providing a unique experience to showcase your commitment to sustainability and innovation in the roofing industry. To explore sponsorship options and benefits, please contact Karin Travitz, ARMA Director of Meetings, at To purchase a sponsorship, please visit!/.

For any inquiries or further information about the 2nd Virtual Asphalt Roofing Recycling Forum, please do not hesitate to reach out to ARMA’s team at

About ARMA:

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) is a trade association representing North America’s asphalt roofing manufacturing companies and their raw material suppliers. The association includes the majority of North American manufacturers of asphalt shingles and asphalt low slope roof membrane systems. Information that ARMA gathers on modern asphalt roofing materials and practices is provided to building and code officials, as well as to regulatory agencies and allied trade groups. Committed to advances in the asphalt roofing industry, ARMA is proud of the role it plays in promoting asphalt roofing to those in the building industry and to the public.