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Posted: Jul 27, 2018

McElroy Metal Opens 13th Manufacturing Facility

Bossier City, LA - To meet the needs of a growing customer base, McElroy Metal has added a 13th U.S. manufacturing facility. Located in Diamond, MO, the facility opened this summer.

Posted: Jul 26, 2018

MCA Updates Bulletin About Lightning Strikes And Metal Roofing

Chicago, IL - Lightning Safety Awareness Week lasts just seven days, but lightning strikes are serious business no matter what time of year they occur. The Metal Construction Association (MCA) addresses misconceptions about metal roofs as they pertain to attracting lightning in a newly updated technical bulletin, "Lightning Strikes and Metal Roofs", downloadable at www.metalconstruction.org.

Posted: Jul 25, 2018

MRA Research Shows Myths About Metal Roofs Linger Among U.S. Homeowners

Portland, OR – The latest research from the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) demonstrates that metal roofing is now the second most preferred type of roofing material among U.S. homeowners. Yet even with increased popularity, a 2018 nationwide study also shows there remains misconceptions about metal roofs.

Posted: Jul 24, 2018

AIA Billings Positive For Ninth Consecutive Month

Washington, DC – Architecture firm billings slowed in June but remained positive for the ninth consecutive month, according to a new report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for June was 51.3 compared to 52.8 in May.

Posted: Jul 23, 2018

Garland Named In Top 10 Northeast Ohio Workplaces

Cleveland, OH - The Garland Company has been honored as a 2018 Top Workplace by The Plain Dealer among an impressive group of Northeast Ohio organizations. Garland placed 6th in the Small Companies category – up from 27th place in 2017. The oldest company to appear on the Small Companies list, this was Garland’s 7th consecutive year in the Top Workplaces rankings.

Posted: Jul 23, 2018

AIA Attendees Vote On New Firestone Metal Roofing Colors

Nashville, TN – At the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture in New York City (June 21-23) Firestone Building Products Company, LLC (FSBP) gave attendees the chance to play a role in selecting new color offerings for metal roof systems by voting on their preference among 10 options at the FSBP booth.

Posted: Jul 20, 2018

ATAS Recognizes Two New Manufacturing Leadership Institute Graduates

Allentown, PA - ATAS International Inc. had two employees graduate from the Manufacturers Resource Center’s (MRC) Manufacturing Leadership Institute (MLI) certificate program in June. The class included over 20 other area manufacturing professionals.

Posted: Jul 20, 2018

Feeney Launches New Version Of Website

Oakland, CA – Feeney, a manufacturer of cable railing, aluminum railing and related products has announced the launch of a new version of its website to better address the needs of dealers, building professionals and consumers.

Posted: Jul 18, 2018

NCI Building Systems And Ply Gem Parent Announce Stock-For-Stock Merger

Houston, TX and Cary, NC – NCI Building Systems, Inc. (NYSE: NCS), a leading manufacturer of exterior building products for commercial construction (NCI), and Ply Gem Parent, LLC, a leading manufacturer of exterior building products for residential construction (Ply Gem), announce that they have signed a definitive agreement under which the two companies will combine in a stock-for-stock merger.

Posted: Jul 17, 2018

Alpine SnowGuards Upgrades Online Project Calculator

Morrisville, VT - Alpine SnowGuards, a manufacturer of rooftop snow management systems, has announced an upgrade to their Online Project Calculator. The company’s calculator, which, until now, has historically been applicable to pipe and fence-style snow guard calculations only, has been updated to include the integration of pad-style snow guards.

Posted: Jul 16, 2018

CFSEI Announces 2018 Award Recipients

Washington, DC - The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) presented three first-place Design Excellence awards and one first-place Innovative Detail award during the 2018 CFSEI Expo held at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel in San Diego, California. The group also honored Jennifer Zabik, P.E., S.E., president of Zabik-Turner Engineering LLC, as the recipient of the 2018 CFSEI John P. Matsen Award for Distinguished Service.

Posted: Jul 13, 2018

Alfrex Announces Taylor Architectural Products As Southeast Rep

Fort Lee, NJ – Alfrex – Unience USA Inc., maker of aluminum and stainless composite materials used in the fabrication of exterior and interior wall systems, office partitions, signage and more, has announced Taylor Architectural Products as the company’s new sales representative in the Southeast.

Posted: Jul 12, 2018

ABC Adds Foundations Construction Services To Builder Network

Eufaula, AL - American Buildings Company (ABC), a leading domestic and international manufacturer and marketer of high-quality metal building systems for industrial, commercial, and institutional construction markets, announces the addition of Foundations Construction Services LLC of Hilliard, Ohio to its international network of Builders.

Posted: Jul 11, 2018

CertainTeed Set To Purchase Hunter Douglas Ceilings Business

Malvern, PA - CertainTeed Corporation has announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Hunter Douglas' North American ceilings business. Hunter Douglas is a world leader in window coverings and is also a major manufacturer of architectural products. Its North American ceilings business manufactures architectural ceilings and soffit systems with operations in Norcross, Georgia and Denver, Colorado.

Posted: Jul 10, 2018

AppliCad Announces Availability Of Free Roof Calculator

Jupiter, FL – Recognizing that not everyone needs the full power of AppliCad’s robust Roof Wizard software at all times, AppliCad has announced the development of the mobile-friendly AppliCad Roof Calculator, which is available free to use for anyone with a smart phone, tablet or computer, plus internet access.

Posted: Jul 10, 2018

New CornellCookson Products Displayed At AIA Expo

Mountain Top, PA – CornellCookson was among hundreds of companies exhibiting at the recent AIA Conference on Architecture 2018, showcasing a full roster of new and improved closure products designed for commercial, industrial, institutional and retail applications.

Posted: Jul 09, 2018

Morin Names Ella Eser Regional Sales Manager - Southwest

Bristol, CT - Morin, a Kingspan Group Company, has announced Ella Eser as the company’s new Regional Sales Manager – Southwest. A resident of Los Angeles and graduate of UCLA, her territory includes Southern California, the southern tip of Nevada and all of Arizona.

Posted: Jul 06, 2018

Report On Metal's Continued Growth Highlights MCA's Summer Meeting

Chicago, IL - The Metal Construction Association (MCA) held its annual Summer Meeting on June 19-20 at the Hilton Rosemont/O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois, where MCA's councils and committees convened to continue work on important topics that directly affect the future of metal construction.

Posted: Jul 05, 2018

Resistance Factors For Cold-Formed Steel Compression Members Covered In New AISI Report

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published a new research report on the recalibration of the Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) and the Limit States Design (LSD) resistance factors for cold-formed steel compression members when the strength is predicted using the Direct Strength Method.

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