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Posted: Nov 28, 2016

Architecture Billings Index Rebounds After Two Down Months

Washington, DC – After seeing consecutive months of contracting demand for the first time in four years, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) saw a modest increase in demand for design services. 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 October ABI score was 50.8, up from the mark of 48.4 in the previous month.

Posted: Nov 23, 2016

Triangle Fastener Announces Metalcon 2016 Contest Winners

Pittsburgh, PA – Triangle Fastener Corporation (TFC) has announced its 2016 METALCON prize giveaway winners. At the Baltimore, MD convention in late October, Triangle held a drawing to give away six new DeWalt 20 volt Versa-Clutch Screwguns with the new FLEXVOLT™ Technology, as well as one 50” Smart HDTV.

Posted: Nov 22, 2016

Gilbank Construction Receives Honors From ABC

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 that Gilbank Construction was awarded a Top Ten Midwest Volume Award and a Top Twenty-Five National Volume Award.

Posted: Nov 17, 2016

ATAS Hosts Society Of American Registered Architects Conference Attendees In Mesa, AZ

Mesa, AZ - ATAS International hosted members of the Society of American Registered Architects on October 7, during the group's 60th anniversary conference in Arizona. Over 35 SARA members attended an educational presentation and toured ATAS’ manufacturing facility in Mesa, earning learning units for both activities.

Posted: Nov 16, 2016

Standard For Design Of Profiled Steel Diaphragm Panels Updated By AISI

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has updated AISI S310, North American Standard for the Design of Profiled Steel Diaphragm Panels. This standard, first published in 2013, provides design provisions for diaphragms consisting of profiled steel decks or panels which include fluted profiles and cellular deck profiles.

Posted: Nov 14, 2016

TAMKO Introduces Underlayment, Adds Metal Shingle Options

Joplin, MO - TAMKO Building Products Inc. introduces Synthetic Guard Plus Underlayment, which can be used for application underneath metal roofing, as well as with other roof types. The company also announces new options for its metal roof shingle products.

Posted: Nov 11, 2016

CertainTeed And DECRA Join Metal Roofing Alliance

St. Louis, MO - The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) announces the addition of CertainTeed and DECRA as new manufacturer members to its organization. CertainTeed offers a new line of architectural metal roofing products, while DECRA supplies stone-coated metal roofing.

Posted: Nov 10, 2016

RHEINZINK Launches Updated Website

Woburn, MA – RHEINZINK America has updated its website to provide even more helpful information for designers and contractors using the company’s line of architectural zinc in roofing, facade and gutter system applications. The site,, presents a description of all RHEINZINK product lines and systems, in-depth technical and specification information, helpful how-to tips and a project photo gallery.

Posted: Nov 09, 2016

Metal Design Solutions Conference Slated For Atlanta November 16

Chicago, IL – On Wednesday, November 16, the Metal Construction Association will host a Metal Design Solutions Conference at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, GA. The one-day event is aimed at educating architects, engineers, specifiers and design professionals on the proper use and benefits of metal in the building envelope. All educational seminars are approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), enabling attendees to earn up to five hours of continuing education credits on the day.

Posted: Nov 08, 2016

Triangle Fastener Awarded European Patents For VRT Technology

Pittsburgh, PA – Triangle Fastener Corporation is pleased to announce that their VRT® (Vibration Resistant Thread) technology has received patent protection by the European Patent Office. The patent (Europe Patent No. 2286097) will be recognized in the following countries: Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, UK, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Turkey, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Luxembourg.

Posted: Nov 07, 2016

SAF Metal Fabrication Introduces Ready Clamp Brackets

Villa Rica, GA – SAF Metal Fabrication has introduced a new factory fabricated Ready Clamp Column Cover Bracket accessory for their metal or ACM Column Covers.Ready Clamp Brackets enable quick installation of SAF column covers onto rectangular and round structural columns with large or small diameters.

Posted: Nov 04, 2016

ATAS International Holds Manufacturing Day Event

Allentown, PA - In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2016, ATAS International Inc. opened their doors on October 7 to area students. This program was designed to expand knowledge of manufacturing and improve public perception of today’s manufacturing career opportunities.

Posted: Nov 04, 2016

American Buildings Company Adds K-Construction 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 K-Construction of Alta Vista, Kansas to its national network of Builders.

Posted: Nov 02, 2016

Prize Winners From METALCON 2016 Announced By

Baltimore, MD - Miguel Peña of GSSI Sealants, Houston, TX, and Jolene Ciosek of Alpine SnowGuards, Morrisville, VT, were the winners of the Amazon Echo hands-free speaker systems that were given away by during the recent METALCON show, October 26-28, in Baltimore.

Posted: Nov 02, 2016

Ohio Plant Earns NCCA's 2016 Safety Award

Cleveland, OH –The National Coil Coating Association (NCCA) has presented its 2016 Safety Award to the American Metals’ facility in Westlake, Ohio. The award was announced at NCCA’s Fall Technical Meeting in Indianapolis on Sept. 28.

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