Industry News

News Home

Posted: Oct 02, 2018

Firestone Building Products Names New Vice President Of Sales

Nashville, TN – Firestone Building Products Company, LLC (FSBP), an industry leader providing trusted roofing and building envelope solutions, has announced Jason Flack as the new vice president of sales. In this role, Flack will oversee domestic sales and new business development, carrying out strategies that drive global objectives and reinforce that “Nobody Covers You Better.” Flack will be based in Nashville.

Posted: Oct 01, 2018

Free Residential Rooftop Solar Installation Webinar November 7

Portland, OR – When it comes to sustainable building practices, solar is hot. With the availability and interest in residential solar systems growing rapidly nationwide, it’s important for builders, contractors and installers to know the fundamentals and brush up on best practices to help homeowners make informed decisions.

Posted: Sep 28, 2018

METALCON Selects Charlotte Foundation For Charitable Gift

Newton, MA – The metal construction industry’s largest international event for metal construction products, technologies and solutions gives back to the local community during its annual tradeshow and conference taking place October 10-12 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

Posted: Sep 27, 2018

RICOWI Releases Roofing Investigation Report On Hurricane Irma

New Franklin, OH - The RICOWI Board of Directors announced the release of an investigation report on Hurricane Irma on September 23, 2018. The Wind Investigation Program (WIP) Committee deployed volunteer hurricane wind investigators after Hurricane Irma made landfall. Team members for the hurricane wind investigations were wind engineers, roofing material specialists, insurance analysts, structural engineers, and consultants.

Posted: Sep 26, 2018

Metal Roofing Alliance Adds Pair Of New Members

Portland, OR – With interest booming in residential metal roofing, the Metal Roofing Alliance recently announced that Reinke Shakes and ASC Profiles LLC have joined MRA as manufacturing members.

Posted: Sep 21, 2018

AISI Standards Council Forming New Subcommittee On Composite Member Design, Seeks Participants

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Standards Council has approved the formation of a new subcommittee for composite member design and is seeking individuals to participate. The objective of “Subcommittee 34: Composite Member Design” is to develop and maintain design provisions for composite assemblies consisting of cold-formed steel members and concrete.

Posted: Sep 20, 2018

AMS Controls Releases Eclipse Pro Production Management Solution Software

St. Louis, MO - AMS Controls has announced the release of Eclipse Pro Production Management Solution software for roll forming and metal folding operations. AMS Controls President Andy Allman said, “Today’s manufacturers need today’s data, today. Not tomorrow. Eclipse Pro uses real-time data to so manufacturers gain better insight and visibility into what actually happens on their production floor on a daily basis.”

Posted: Sep 19, 2018

Former Carolina Panthers Star To Deliver METALCON 2018 Keynote Address

Newton, MA - Steve Smith, Sr., a 16-year NFL veteran and former five-time pro bowl, three-time all-pro receiver for the Carolina Panthers, will present “Perseverance, Teamwork and Overcoming Obstacles” in a keynote address on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 11.00 a.m., at METALCON 2018 in Charlotte, NC.

Posted: Sep 18, 2018

Alpine SnowGuards Announces Phase II Upgrades To Online Project Calculator

Morrisville, VT - Alpine SnowGuards, a manufacturer of rooftop snow management systems, has announced Phase II upgrades to their Online Project Calculator. The company announced in July that their online calculator had been upgraded to include the integration of pad-style snow guards.

Posted: Sep 17, 2018

Garco Building Systems Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Spokane, WA - Garco, an industry-leader in metal building systems, is celebrating its 60th year in business. Garco was established in 1958 by founder Wayne Garceau as Garceau Steel Structures with a focus on meeting and exceeding customers’ needs.

Posted: Sep 14, 2018

Mule-Hide Expands Acrylic Coatings Line With New Base Coats

Beloit, WI – Mule-Hide Products Co. has added two new base coats – A-300 Base and A-300 Base TPO – to its line of professional-grade acrylic coatings. Both provide a well-bonded surface for the A-300 Finish coat, helping contractors deliver lasting restorations and repairs that add years to the lives of existing roofs while enhancing their energy efficiency.

Posted: Sep 13, 2018

MCA Roofing Championship Contestants Sought For METALCON 2018

Chicago, IL - The Metal Construction Association (MCA) will host its 5th Annual "MCA Rev 'Em Up Championship Roofing Games" At METALCON, October 10 - 12 in Charlotte, NC. Total prizes for this year's competition are $8,500 and five teams of two participants are still needed.

Posted: Sep 10, 2018

2018 Annual Market Study Now Available To MCA Members

Chicago, IL - The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has published the 2018 Consolidated Statistical Study, which was originally presented by Randy Giggard of FMI Corporation at MCA's Annual Summer Meeting on June 19th in Rosemont, IL. The study is now provided in its entirety in the Members-Only Area of the association's web site, www.metalconstruction.org.

Posted: Sep 06, 2018

Three New Cold-Formed Steel Framing Research Reports Published By AISI

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published three new cold-formed steel framing research reports: 1) “RP17-4: Higher Strength Cold-Formed Steel Framed/Steel Shear Walls for Mid-Rise Construction,” 2) “RP17-5: Higher Capacity Cold-Formed Steel Sheathed and Framed Shear Walls for Mid-Rise Buildings, Part 1,” and 3) “RP17-6: Higher Capacity Cold-Formed Steel Sheathed and Framed Shear Walls for Mid-Rise Buildings, Part 2.”

Posted: Sep 05, 2018

Recently Formed MBCEA Marketing Committee Convenes In New Jersey

Clinton, NJ - Keith Wentworth, President of The Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA) formed a Marketing Committee in May to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the association and to identify areas for improvement. After several telephone meetings and surveys of leadership, the committee convened on July 26-27 for a brainstorming session.

^ Back To Top