Industry News

News Home

Posted: Jul 17, 2017

MBCI Launches Online Ordering Website

Houston, TX - MBCI, a leading manufacturer and supplier of quality metal roofing and wall products, announces the launch of its online ordering tool accessible via Developed with a focus on mobile-first design, the platform allows customers to order products online 24 hours a day, seven days a week via their desktop computers, tablets and mobile devices.

Posted: Jul 14, 2017

ATAS International Inc. Expands Line Of Trims And Flashing

Allentown, PA - ATAS International Inc. has expanded its line of pre-notched trims and flashing components. Trims and flashing are often the most critical elements of metal roof, wall and soffit installations. They provide weather resistance of the installed system, as well as aesthetic value of the finished building.

Posted: Jul 14, 2017

SAF Opening Midwest Branch In August

Atlanta, GA – SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co.) announces the opening of a new SAF Midwest Branch on August 1, 2017 at 5302 W. 78th Street in Indianapolis, IN. The 40,000 sq ft SAF Indianapolis facility will be equipped to sell aluminum sheet and extrusions, and provide architectural metal fabrication services such as cutting, bending, welding and assembly.

Posted: Jul 13, 2017

Eave Master Tool For Metal Roofers Introduced By Swenson Shear

Ceres, CA - Swenson Shear introduces the Eave Master as the latest addition to its SnapTable collection of products for metal roofers. It is designed to notch and hem metal panel eave cuts while offering a consistent cut on straight runs.

Posted: Jul 12, 2017

AISI Reaccredited By ANSI As An American National Standards Developer

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) announces that it has been reaccredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under its recently revised operating procedures for documenting consensus on AISI-sponsored American National Standards.

Posted: Jul 11, 2017

New Beckers App Quantifies Sustainability Of Coil Coatings

Berlin, Germany - Beckers Group, a leading worldwide supplier of coil coatings, has launched a tool to quantify the sustainability of its coating products. The Beckers SI app is designed for architects, designers, building planners and steel makers - anyone involved in the planning or construction of a building while working with green materials.

Posted: Jul 10, 2017

MillerClapperton Introduces MCMSpecwriter Website

Austell, Georgia – The Miller-Clapperton Partnership, Inc. (MillerClapperton) has announced the launch of, a website dedicated to assist with the creation of an accurate and easy‑to‑understand metal composite material (MCM) specification.

Posted: Jul 07, 2017

PPG Unveils MeasureColor Mobile™ Platform For Quick Coating Color Selection

Pittsburgh, PA - PPG announces that its industrial coatings business has launched MeasureColor Mobile™, an innovative cloud-based color platform that combines a color-matching app and hand-held MeasureColor Mobile scanning device to immediately identify color matches to PPG industrial coatings products and improve the speed and accuracy of color selection.

Posted: Jul 07, 2017

Englert Offers First In A Series Of Online CEU Courses About Metal Roofing

Perth Amboy, NJ - Englert is pleased to announce the creation of its first on-line AIA Continuing Education Course. The one hour AIA E-101-OL “Introduction to Architectural and Structural Standing Seam Metal Roof Systems”provides the architect with a complete overview of the history, specifications, and key benefits of standing seam metal roof systems.

Posted: Jul 06, 2017

Carlisle Construction Materials Purchases Drexel Metals

Louisville, KY – Carlisle Construction Materials (CCM) is pleased to announce its acquisition of Drexel Metals, Inc. of Louisville. Drexel is a leader in the architectural metal roofing segment serving both residential and commercial customers from its regional facilities in PA, KY, FL, CO, and MD.

Posted: Jul 06, 2017

Being The Engineer Of Record On Metal Building Projects Is Topic Of Webinar By AISI And MBMA

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) are co-hosting a webinar on the responsibilities of an Engineer of Record for metal building projects. The webinar will be held on July 20, 2017 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. ET and will award 1.5 Continuing Education Credits/Learning Units.

Posted: Jul 05, 2017

METALCON Conference Program Registration Now Open

Newton, MA – For nearly 30 years, METALCON has maintained its reputation of providing the newest ideas and products for the metal construction industry. This year’s conference sessions continues this trend with a select mix of topics about market and workforce development, field techniques and the role of technology in the industry.

Posted: Jun 30, 2017

AIA Billings Index Posts Fourth Consecutive Growth Month

Washington, D.C. – Design services at architecture firms continue to project a healthy disposition on the construction industry as the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) recorded the fourth consecutive month of growth. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the May ABI score was 53.0, up from a score of 50.9 in the previous month.

Posted: Jun 29, 2017

Atlas Bolt & Screw Introduces KwikFlash Weatherproofing Flashing

Ashland, OH – Atlas Bolt & Screw has announced the development of a new self-adhering weatherproofing flashing product called KwikFlash. As a special promotion related to its launch, the company is offering freight-free shipping on all product orders through the end of the year.

Posted: Jun 27, 2017

Arconic Issues Statement In Wake Of Grenfell Tower Fire

New York --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Regarding the tragic fire at the Grenfell Tower residential housing units in the North Kensington section of west London, Arconic Inc. (NYSE: ARNC) has issued a statement.

Posted: Jun 27, 2017

Cold-Formed Steel Framing Engineering Guide Available

Washington, DC - BuildSteel, an alliance of steel and construction industry organizations, announces the release of “Cold-Formed Steel Framing: Engineering the Details of Your Next Project,” an e-book exploring several technical aspects of designing and engineering cold-formed steel framing for successful projects.

Posted: Jun 26, 2017

Inaugural Commercial Construction Index Indicates High Revenue and Employment Expectations For 2017

Washington, DC – Commercial construction is in high demand across the country and contractors are confident in the trajectory of the industry, according to the newly launched USG + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index. Nearly all contractors surveyed – 96 percent – expect revenues to grow or remain stable this year compared to 2016, with 40 percent expecting an increase and only 3 percent expecting a decrease in revenue.

^ Back To Top