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Posted: Sep 22, 2017

Citadel’s Envelope 2000 Meets NFPA 285 Guidelines

Indianapolis, IN – Citadel Architectural Products announced that its Envelope 2000® RV (Reveal System) has passed NFPA 285, the Standard Fire Test Method for Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior Non-Load-Bearing Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components.

Posted: Sep 21, 2017

Construction Jobs Added In Most States During August, Report Shows

Arlington, VA - Thirty-four states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between August 2016 and August 2017, while 30 states added construction jobs between July and August 2017 amid strong demand for construction work in most parts of the country, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of recent Labor Department data.

Posted: Sep 20, 2017

Residential Metal Reroof Market Share Increases To 14%, According To MRA

Longview, WA - As consumer demand for sustainable building products continues to grow, the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) reports another market share gain for metal in the residential retrofit market. New independent research conducted by Dodge Data & Analytics on behalf of the MRA shows the total market share of metal roofing gained another 3 points in 2016, growing from 11% market share in 2015 to 14% in 2016.

Posted: Sep 18, 2017

AppliCad Releases Roof Wizard v8.2

Jupiter, FL – With its recent release of Roof Wizard v8.2, specialist software provider AppliCad USA Inc. says it has topped market expectations. The company believes a range of new functions will make this software a must-have item for the business toolkit, especially for medium to large contracting firms who are serious about the growing metal roofing segment.

Posted: Sep 14, 2017

D.I. Roof Seamers Adds Jason Ray As Sales Manager

Corinth, MS - D.I. Roof Seamers announces the appointment of Jason Ray as Sales Manager. In his new position, Ray will serve as Sales Manager for all U.S. and Canadian sales teams, as well as coordinating all communication and marketing efforts.

Posted: Sep 13, 2017

Sheet Metal Supply Launches New Comprehensive Website

Mundelein, IL – Sheet Metal Supply, LTD, a leader in the fabrication of perimeter edge flashing, metal roof and wall panels, and a RHEINZINK System Partner, is excited to announce the launch of their newly redesigned website: www.sheetmetalsupplyltd.com. The mobile responsive website highlights over 50 fabricated sheet metal products that can each be customized to fit the needs of nearly any given project or building condition.

Posted: Sep 11, 2017

Icynene Appoints Mark Sarvary As President And CEO

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - Spray foam insulation manufacturer Icynene has announced the appointment of Mark Sarvary as President and CEO. Sarvary will continue to be Icynene Chairman of the Board and takes over from Howard Deck who stepped down from the role of CEO. Deck remains on the board of Icynene.

Posted: Sep 08, 2017

Construction Industry Adds 28,000 Jobs In August

Arlington, VA - Construction employment increased by 28,000 jobs in August 2017, following a dip in hiring and spending in July, but contractors face a lack of experienced workers, according to an analysis of new government data and a new workforce survey by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Posted: Sep 07, 2017

Reed's Metals Participating In Hurricane Harvey Relief

Brookhaven, MS - The governor of Mississippi is joining forces with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), Reed’s Metals President Bernard Reed, local schools and businesses to aid in relief and restoration across the Houston area due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey.

Posted: Sep 06, 2017

Petersen Opening PAC-CLAD Manufacturing Facility In Phoenix In 2018

Elk Grove Village, IL - Petersen is expanding the reach of its PAC-CLAD brand by opening a new manufacturing facility in Phoenix, Ariz. The 52,000 sq. ft. facility is scheduled to be fully operational in the first quarter of 2018, and will be equipped to provide the Western U.S. construction market with the full line of PAC-CLAD steel and aluminum cladding products.

Posted: Sep 05, 2017

MRA Offering Residential Metal Roofing Training At METALCON 2017

Longview, WA - The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) is hosting two exclusive seminars for metal roofing contractors at METALCON 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. Both seminars are designed to help contractors to grow their residential metal roofing businesses with practical advice and ideas that can make an immediate impact. Led by metal roofing expert Frank Farmer, the MRA training sessions will be held on both October 18 and 19.

Posted: Aug 31, 2017

Bilco's Michael Toohey Named General Manager

New Haven, CT – The BILCO Company, a subsidiary of AmesburyTruth™, has announced that Michael Toohey has been named General Manager of the company. Toohey will now oversee all sales and marketing, operations and engineering for BILCO’s architectural and residential products.

Posted: Aug 30, 2017

Beckers Introduces New Universal Primer For Use With Variety Of Coatings

Elk Grove Village, IL - In today’s age of right-on-time production and reduced inventory, many people are beginning to find it troublesome to hold multiple Stock Keeping Units (SKU’s) when one will suffice. Beckers, a leading supplier of coil coatings, addresses this issue with the launch of its universal primer.

Posted: Aug 29, 2017

BPD Adds Fasteners To Product Lineup

Logansport, IN - Building Products Development (BPD), a member company of LSI Metal Building Components Group Inc., announces that it is now offering metal-to-wood and metal-to-metal fasteners.

Posted: Aug 28, 2017

Coated Metals Group Is Now Employee-Owned

Madison, WI - Coated Metals Group (CMG) announces that the company is now 100% employee-owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

Posted: Aug 25, 2017

AIA Billings Index Up For Sixth Consecutive Month

Washington, D.C. – For the sixth consecutive month, architecture firms reported increasing demand for design services as reflected in the July Architecture Billings Index (ABI). 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 July ABI score was 51.9, down from a score of 54.2 in the previous month.

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