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Posted: Sep 08, 2011

METALCON - A Metal Construction Industry Institution

Design and construction professionals have the opportunity to meet with their customers face to face every day. But how often are they presented with the opportunity to personally meet the people who create the products they use and recommend? For those who specify or construct with metal, METALCON provides that chance.

Posted: Aug 15, 2011

Six New Facilities In Hurricane-Devastated Area Turn To Metal Sales To Help Rebuild

After Hurricane Rita devastated Cameron Parish, LA in September 2005, the community turned tragedy into opportunity by contracting six new sustainable civic facilities, complete with Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation products. Metal Sales supplied roofing and soffit panels for the Cameron Parish School Board office building, two fire stations, and the parish’s East Annex.

Posted: Jul 29, 2011

Boathouse Designs Illustrate Versatility Of Bifold Doors

Rowing has long been regarded a traditional pastime for Ivy Leaguers and the elites. Today a new boathouse complex is opening up both the sport of crew and innovative architectural ideas along this stately river with the help of Wilson® Premier Bi-Fold aluminum frame.

Posted: Jul 13, 2011

Benefits Of Breathable Underlayments For Metal Roofing

Breathable underlayments for metal roofing, which have been used successfully in Europe, are now available in North America. David Nemes of Nemco Industries shares some of his views on the advantages of breathable underlayments, while describing the Dry-Tech product that his company offers.

Posted: Jun 07, 2011

Phamaceutical Plant's Doorways Upgraded Using Custom Air Curtain Solution

When federal and international sanitary inspections mandated flying insect infiltration reductions at a California pharmaceutical manufacturing plant’s four shipping doors, project engineers started thinking far outside the box to save the Walnut Creek, CA facility more than $75,000 in necessary door retrofit costs.

Posted: May 12, 2011

Martha's Vineyard Retreat Is Built To Be Different

There are plenty of unique features packed into the newly constructed 40' x 30' retreat on Martha's Vineyard. Among them is an aluminum-framed, polycarbonate and glass-skinned hydraulic door by Schweiss doors. Occupying virtually the entire west wall, the door opens onto a deck that offers panoramic views.

Posted: Mar 23, 2011

S-5! Heads List Of Colorado Companies Involved In Denver School's Rooftop Solar Initiative

When it comes to solar electric expertise, companies in Colorado have plenty to offer. One Denver area school discovered as much first-hand when it began exploring opportunities to use solar electric as a means of meeting a significant portion of its energy demands. Among the firms enlisted to help make the project a reality was S-5!.

Posted: Mar 17, 2011

Insulated Foam Panel Construction Helps Minnesota Contractor Grow

Back in 1980, Marty Kiehm, 20 years old at the time, built his first structure. It was a 70’ x 100’ hangar in Delavan, MN, that featured a 48’ bifold door. Today, Kiehm Construction employees 35 people and is on the grow, thanks in part to the company's experience with insulated metal panel systems.

Posted: Dec 23, 2010

Metal Buildings: Sustainable And Adaptable – Part III

Although metal buildings have been around for more than 50 years, not every potential buyer knows what to look for when evaluating building options. So we asked the experts who work with metal buildings to share their insights on what customers may want and how manufacturers can meet those needs.

Posted: Dec 09, 2010

Metal Buildings: Sustainable And Adaptable – Part II

In the last 10 to 15 years, significant changes have enhanced the ability of metal buildings to meet new energy standards. These improvements in roofing, insulation, coatings, and solar systems have also created more opportunity in the green building market for these resilient structures.

Posted: Nov 23, 2010

Metal Buildings: Sustainable And Adaptable – Part I

Pre-engineered metal buildings were sustainable before that was trendy. Their efficient use of resources has offered a multitude of benefits for builders, owners – and the environment – for more than 50 years.

Posted: Sep 09, 2010

Roof Hugger Completes Purlin Enhancement Testing

Recently-completed testing shows that Roof Hugger structural sub-purlins, a popular choice for metal-over-metal reroof applications, enhance the strength of the existing metal building purlins. Roof Hugger’s Mark James examines the test results.

Posted: Aug 03, 2010

Metals Roofs And Renewable Energy Systems – A Lasting Combination

Building owners and developers face difficult challenges when it comes to reducing energy consumption, waste and CO2 emissions. One way forward thinking owners have found to reduce their carbon footprint is by topping their buildings with solar metal roof systems.

Posted: Jun 04, 2010

Metal Wall Panels: An Industry Perspective – Part III

In general, the market challenges for metal wall panels are similar to what they have always been – stay a step ahead of the competition, educate buyers and code officials, and support industry research and product testing. But different needs and opportunities lie ahead for specific wall panel segments, say our experts.

Posted: May 28, 2010

Metal Wall Panels: An Industry Perspective – Part II

The changing perception of metal panels among decision makers has also been influenced by manufacturers’ promotional efforts. These include educating decision makers about metal and delivering messages through the standard methods of advertising, public relations, trade shows, sales calls, lunch-and-learn sessions, and more recently, electronic media.

Posted: May 19, 2010

Metal Wall Panels: An Industry Perspective – Part I

Metal wall panels have helped build structures and commerce for more than 40 years. The first designs were basic, and communication between suppliers and designers was fairly simple, with education being a key part of the sale. Today the entire process and the end result are much more sophisticated.

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