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Posted: Apr 27, 2017

CR Laurence Railing Catalog Allows Online Browsing

Los Angeles, CA - C.R. Laurence, a supplier and manufacturer of products to the glass and glazing industry, has announced the availability of the new HR18 Architectural Railings Catalog.

Posted: Apr 26, 2017

AIA Architecture Billings Index Continues To Strengthen

Washington, DC – The first quarter of 2017 ended on a positive note for the 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 March ABI score was 54.3, up from a score of 50.7 in the previous month.

Posted: Apr 25, 2017

Firestone Building Products Announces Master Contractor Award Winners

Indianapolis, IN – Firestone Building Products Company, LLC, a leading manufacturer and supplier of high-performing building product solutions, has announced their 2017 Master Contractor award recipients. These top-tier companies are among the top 5 percent of Firestone Building Products Red Shield™ Licensed Roofing Contractors and were selected for their exemplary installation, quality of work and customer service.

Posted: Apr 24, 2017

Beckry®Tex Wrinkle Finishes Take Coatings To New Depths

Elk Grove Village, IL - Beckers has introduced Beckry®Tex, a super durable polyester architectural coating system. The result of over 30 years of research and development conducted by the Beckers Group, Beckry®Tex offers a series of unique textured coatings with an ultra low-gloss finish that will enhance the aesthetic of any roofing project in the commercial, residential and industrial metal roofing markets.

Posted: Apr 21, 2017

CFSEI Hosting 2017 Expo In Fort Worth, May 22-23

Washington, DC - The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host the 2017 CFSEI Annual Expo on May 22-23, 2017 at the Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. This event is designed for architects, builders/contractors and engineers, with an educational program geared toward both skilled cold-formed steel (CFS) framing professionals as well as newcomers.

Posted: Apr 20, 2017

MBMA Announces 2017 Capstone Program College Participants

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) announces the newest participants in its capstone course program. This program enables colleges and universities to work with MBMA and its member companies to offer a Senior Design Course focusing on metal buildings.

Posted: Apr 19, 2017

Knight Wall Systems Develops Rainscreen Attachment Systems Video

Deer Park, WA - Knight Wall Systems announces that it has launched a new marketing video that provides an overview of the company’s technology and entire range of rainscreen attachment systems, according to company president Doug Knight.

Posted: Apr 18, 2017

Butler Honors Bel-Con As Design Award Winner

Kansas City, MO - Butler Manufacturing™ has named Canadian builder Bel-Con Design-Builders Ltd. as this year’s Butler Design Award winner for its industry-leading construction of a new facility for SafeStart, a safety training company in Belleville, Ontario.

Posted: Apr 17, 2017

Coated Metals Group Expands Indianapolis Facility

Indianapolis, IN - Coated Metals Group (CMG) has expanded its Indianapolis location with a recent addition to its operation facility. The expansion has increased the building's square footage by over 50 percent allowing CMG to ramp up their on-hand inventory and production.

Posted: Apr 14, 2017

PPG Video Series Shows OEMs How To Repair Surface Defects On Finished Coatings

Pittsburgh, PA - PPG (NYSE: PPG) has produced four videos - including an introductory video and three training videos - demonstrating how original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their suppliers can repair surface defects on coated parts without re-running entire units through their production lines.

Posted: Apr 14, 2017

White Paper On Lightning And Radiant Barriers Available

Olathe, KS - A white paper titled "Does the presence of a radiant barrier system (including an RBS with metallic materials) increase the risk of a lightning strike to a structure?" is now available for purchase through RIMA International (RIMA-I).

Posted: Apr 13, 2017

Wismarq Industries Is Now Vorteq Coil Finishers

Pittsburgh, PA – Wismarq Industries, LLC will now be called Vorteq Coil Finishers, LLC. This name change, along with the launching of Vorteq’s new web-based customer portal, is the culmination of a comprehensive initiative to create a differentiated and personalized customer service model, to further augment the company’s quality standards, and to enhance brand recognition of the company as a supplier of specialized coil coating services.

Posted: Apr 13, 2017

Fastening And Firestopping Interior And Exterior Walls To Be Topics Of CFSEI Webinar

Washington, DC - The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Fastening and Firestopping Interior and Exterior Walls” on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. ET. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs.

Posted: Apr 12, 2017

Russell Named MBMA’s First Norman W. Rimmer Technical Leadership Award Recipient

Cleveland, OH - Scott Russell of Nucor Corporation has been presented with the first Norman W. Rimmer Technical Leadership Award by the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA). The award was presented to Russell in recognition of eight years of exemplary service as Technical Committee Chairman, and as an advocate of the spirit of discovery and sharing of knowledge within the metal building systems industry.

Posted: Apr 11, 2017

Building Information Modeling For Cold-Formed Steel Framing Is Topic Of New e-Book

Pittsburgh, PA - BuildSteel, an alliance of steel and construction industry organizations, announces the release of “BIM for Cold-Formed Steel Framed Projects: Benefits, Drawbacks, and How to Succeed,” an e-book to help architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals understand and utilize building information modeling (BIM) for cold-formed steel projects.

Posted: Apr 10, 2017

VMZINC® Granted ICC Certification For Two Zinc Façade Products

Raleigh, NC – VMZINC®, the international brand name of rolled zinc products and a division of Umicore, has announced that the International Code Counsel Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) has issued final approval of the report for VMZ Flat lock and VMZ Interlocking panels.

Posted: Apr 10, 2017

AIA's February Billings Index Number Rebounds

Washington, DC – The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) returned to growth mode in February, after a weak showing in January. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the February ABI score was 50.7, up from a score of 49.5 in the previous month.

Posted: Apr 07, 2017

AXYZ International Publishes iBook On Trident CNC Routers

Burlington, Ontario, Canada - AXYZ International, a CNC router manufacturer, announces the release of its third iBook, titled, "AXYZ Trident – The Most Versatile CNC Router-Knife Hybrid In the Industry".

Posted: Apr 07, 2017

Flack Global Metals Acquires Kenwood Painted Metals

Chicago, IL - Jeremy K. Flack, CEO of Flack Global Metals, and Greg Underwood, President of Kenwood Painted Metals, have announced the merger of their companies, effective April 1, 2017. Flack will retain his position as CEO of Flack Global Metals, and Underwood will join the company as executive vice president.

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