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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.

Posted: Apr 01, 2010

Custom Capabilities Creating Business Opportunities For Schweiss

North Star Imaging Inc., a Rogers, Minnesota manufacturer of industrial x-ray systems, needed special doors for its new line of radiation shielding cabinets. It found what it was looking for through Schweiss BiFold Door, whose door systems are typically used in aviation and ag industries.

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