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Posted: Jan 03, 2020

Nucor Steel Arkansas To Add Coil Paint Line

Charlotte, NC - Nucor Corporation's (NYSE: NUE) Board of Directors has approved an expansion project which will add a coil paint line at the company's sheet mill in Mississippi County, Arkansas. The new coil paint line will have a capacity of 250,000 tons per year and is expected to start up in the first half of 2022.

Posted: Jan 02, 2020

Three Out Of Four Construction Firms Plan To Add Workers To Meet Strong Demand For Projects In 2020

Arlington, VA - Despite signs the overall economy may be slowing, most construction firms expect demand for their services and hiring will expand in 2020, yet even more firms are worried about their ability to find qualified workers to hire, according to survey results released on December 18 by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Sage Construction and Real Estate.

Posted: Dec 30, 2019

S-5! Receives 2019 Industry Advocate Award

Colorado Springs, CO - S-5!, a recognized authority on metal roof attachment solutions, has been awarded the 2019 Gold Level Industry Advocate Award for outstanding service, participation and support of the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA).

Posted: Dec 27, 2019

AIA's Architecture Billings Index Once Again Showing Growth

Washington, DC – Demand for design services in November increased at a modest pace for the second month in a row, according to the latest report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score was 51.9 for November (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings).

Posted: Dec 27, 2019

Equipment Leasing And Finance Industry Confidence Up Again in December

Washington, DC – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation has released the December 2019 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 56.2, an increase from the November index of 54.9.

Posted: Dec 23, 2019

MRA Announces Two New Regional Members For 2020

Portland, OR - The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA), a leading nonprofit trade group representing the metal roofing industry in the U.S. and Canada, is welcoming the addition of two new regional manufacturer members for 2020.

Posted: Dec 20, 2019

Nucor Corporation Acquires TrueCore Insulated Panels

Charlotte, NC - Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) has announced that it is acquiring TrueCore, LLC, an insulated metal panel manufacturing company with a facility in Laurens, SC. TrueCore produces insulated metal panels serving the cold storage market, with future plans for additional commercial and industrial applications.

Posted: Dec 19, 2019

Builder Confidence Is Strongest Since 1999

Washington, DC - Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased five points to 76 in December off an upwardly revised November reading, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released on December 16. This is the highest reading since June of 1999.

Posted: Dec 17, 2019

Construction Input Prices Down In November, According To ABC

Washington, DC - Construction input prices decreased 0.5% in November 2019 and are down 1.1% year over year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released on December 12. Nonresidential construction input prices decreased 0.4% for the month and are down 1.0% since November 2018.

Posted: Dec 16, 2019

Kingspan Announces New KS UniQuad Panel System

Deland, FL – Kingspan announces a new addition to its lineup of industry-leading insulated metal panels. The company’s new KS UniQuad integrated translucent panel system allows its UniQuad daylighting panels to be used with its KS Series insulated metal panels.

Posted: Dec 11, 2019

MRA: Rooftop Readiness Essential For Homeowners As Winter Sets In

Portland, OR - With many areas of the country experiencing a series of early winter storms this year, the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) reminds homeowners to pay close attention to their roofs, especially as winter weather continues to get rough.

Posted: Dec 10, 2019

EDCO Products Introduces Generations Slate Metal Roofing

Hopkins, MN - EDCO Products - supplier of steel roofing, siding and related products - announces the introduction of Generations Slate, which combines the company's ArrowLine Slate Roofing panel with its HD coating technology to produce an authentic slate appearance.

Posted: Dec 09, 2019

McElroy Metal Adds Solar Panels At Third Manufacturing Facility

Bossier City, LA - After completing successful solar panel installations with roof recovers at plants in Peachtree City, GA, and Adelanto, CA, McElroy Metal recently completed a third solar conversion with its plant in Clinton, IL. Inovateus Solar installed 1,116 Hanwha Q-Plus L-G42 350W panels on the facility in Clinton. The system is rated at 390.6 kW DC, has five inverters and is designed for an annual output of 829,289 kWh.

Posted: Dec 06, 2019

Metal Building Manufacturers Association Elects 2020 Board Of Directors

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) elected its 2020 Board of Directors at the association’s annual meeting held December 3-4, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Steve Browning of Vulcan Steel Structures is the incoming chair of the group.

Posted: Dec 05, 2019

Steel Deck On Cold-Formed Steel Framing To Be Topic Of CFSEI Webinar

Washington, DC - The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Steel Deck on Cold-Formed Steel Framing” on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. EST. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs.

Posted: Dec 04, 2019

Tubelite Promotes Pair Through Client Development Manager Trainee Program

Walker, MI - Tubelite Inc. introduces its client development manager trainee program. The program is designed to train aspiring sales professionals to successfully promote Tubelite's storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems to glazing contractors and architectural teams.

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