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Posted: Nov 30, 2022

Axalta Appoints Chris Villavarayan As New CEO And President

Glen Mills, PA – Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global coatings company, has announced the appointment of Chris Villavarayan as Chief Executive Officer and President, and a member of the company’s Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2023. At that time, Rakesh Sachdev, who has served as interim CEO and President, will succeed Bill Cook as non-executive Board Chair. Cook will continue to serve as an independent director and will become Chair of the Board’s Compensation Committee, while also continuing to serve on the Audit Committee.

Posted: Nov 28, 2022

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Eases Further In November

Washington, DC – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released its November 2022 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $1 trillion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 43.7, a decrease from the October index of 45.

Posted: Nov 23, 2022

S-5! Announces 14 New Patents Issued In 2022

Colorado Springs, CO – As S-5! wraps up its 30th anniversary year, the global leader of metal roof attachments announces the addition of 14 new patents issued in 2022 alone, bringing the total number of patent issuances to 112 since the company’s first product was patented in 1991.

Posted: Nov 23, 2022

Polyvision Announces Global Sales & Marketing Appointments

Kevin Taney Atlanta, GA – Polyvision Corporation, a global leader in the innovation and manufacture of CeramicSteel, collaborative writing products and architectural panels for interior and exterior cladding, today announced that it has promoted Kevin Taney to Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, and Kim Allen to Director, Global Product and Marketing.

Posted: Nov 22, 2022

RIMA International Elects New Board Members For 2023

Olathe, KS - After the Fall 2022 Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association International (RIMA-I) meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, an electronic ballot determined the election of three directors whose terms begin January 1, 2023 and run through December 31, 2024.

Posted: Nov 18, 2022

Lightning Protection System Webinar Slated For December 1, 2022

Winsted, CT - Kelley Collins of the Lightning Protection Institute and Jennifer Morgan, Education Coordinator of the Lightning Safety Alliance, are presenting a webinar, Lightning Protection Systems: Understanding the Process for a Successful Project, on December 1 at 2 p.m. EST.

Posted: Nov 17, 2022

Clopay® Corporation Introduces VertiStack™ Clear Door

Mason, OH – Clopay® Corporation, a leader in closure products for commercial, residential, industrial, institutional, and retail applications, has introduced the new VertiStack™ Clear Door, a unique compact door with vertically stacking sections, engineered to provide a clear, open ceiling and modern design. VertiStack Clear will be available in Clopay® Corporation’s Clopay, Cornell, and Cookson brands.

Posted: Nov 16, 2022

Architecture Students Explore Boston Sports Institute Via New MBMA Folio

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) creates free, downloadable resources for architectural students and their professors - including MBMA’s Architectural Significance in Metal Buildings folio series which provides in-depth case studies for use in undergraduate and graduate architecture programs. The newest is a 20-page folio that delves into the design and construction of the Boston Sports Institute in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Posted: Nov 15, 2022

Construction Adds 1,000 Jobs In October As Firms Struggle To Hire

Arlington, VA - The construction industry added only 1,000 employees in October while it continued to boost wages for hourly workers as firms compete to hire from a small labor pool, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government data. Association officials said the small increase in construction employment is an indication of how hard it has become for construction firms to find qualified workers to hire.

Posted: Nov 14, 2022

H.B. Fuller Announces Acquisition Of GSSI Sealants

St. Paul, MN - H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE: FUL), a global leader in adhesives and sealants, has acquired GSSI Sealants, Inc., which specializes in butyl sealants for the metal building industry. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, GSSI will operate within H.B. Fuller’s existing Construction Adhesives business unit and is expected to expand the company’s global footprint and product range.

Posted: Nov 11, 2022

METALCON 2022 Trade Show In Indy Finishes Strong

Newton, MA — For its first time in Indianapolis, the racing capital of the world, METALCON roared across the finish line for both attendees and exhibitors. From intensive workshops to 40 free educational sessions to inspiring keynotes, attendees learned from top industry experts and earned nearly a year’s worth of continuing education credits at the industry’s only event dedicated exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction.

Posted: Nov 10, 2022

RIMA-I Wraps Up Successful Bi-Annual Meeting In New Orleans

Lenexa, KS - The Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association International (RIMA-I) gathered October 19-20 at the Sheraton New Orleans for its Bi-Annual Meeting. The event was scheduled to coincide with an ASTM C-16 meeting at the same location.

Posted: Nov 09, 2022

S-5! Introduces New Snow Retention Clamp For Trapezoidal IMP Roofs

Colorado Springs, CO — S-5!, one of the world's leading developers of engineered, manufactured, metal roof attachments, has introduced a new SnoBracket™ attachment for mounting snow retention systems to insulated metal panel (IMP) roofs.

Posted: Nov 08, 2022

SAF Adds Two New Team Members, Introduces Contract Management Group

Atlanta, GA – SAF, a global metals distributor, fabricator, and finisher is pleased to announce the addition of two new team members. The additions include a senior project manager to lead the organization’s newly established contract management group, as well as a new production manager.

Posted: Nov 07, 2022

MCA Announces Details And Registration For 2023 Winter Meeting

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association announced registration for their upcoming annual Winter Meeting is now open. The event will take place in-person January 22-25, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency in Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa in Clearwater, FL.

Posted: Nov 04, 2022

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Lower In October

Washington, DC – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released the October 2022 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $1 trillion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 45, a decrease from the September index of 48.7.

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