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Posted: Sep 06, 2018

Three New Cold-Formed Steel Framing Research Reports Published By AISI

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published three new cold-formed steel framing research reports: 1) “RP17-4: Higher Strength Cold-Formed Steel Framed/Steel Shear Walls for Mid-Rise Construction,” 2) “RP17-5: Higher Capacity Cold-Formed Steel Sheathed and Framed Shear Walls for Mid-Rise Buildings, Part 1,” and 3) “RP17-6: Higher Capacity Cold-Formed Steel Sheathed and Framed Shear Walls for Mid-Rise Buildings, Part 2.”

Posted: Sep 05, 2018

Recently Formed MBCEA Marketing Committee Convenes In New Jersey

Clinton, NJ - Keith Wentworth, President of The Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA) formed a Marketing Committee in May to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the association and to identify areas for improvement. After several telephone meetings and surveys of leadership, the committee convened on July 26-27 for a brainstorming session.

Posted: Aug 31, 2018

MCA Publishes White Paper About IMPs For Fire Safety

Chicago, IL - With fire safety continuing to be a top priority in the construction industry, The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has published a new white paper, "Fire Safety of Insulated Metal Wall Panels". This important document contains detailed information concerning the efficacy of insulated metal panels (IMPs) in the context of insulation and fire safety requirements in the US and other countries.

Posted: Aug 29, 2018

Tubelite Adds Judy Bland As Vice President Of Operations

Walker, MI - Tubelite Inc. has added Judy Bland as vice president of operations in Walker, Michigan. She will report directly to Steve Green, general manager, and her primary focus will be on safety, customer satisfaction, fiscal goal attainment and continual progression of Tubelite’s Lean journey.

Posted: Aug 28, 2018

Construction Employment Rises In Most States During July

Arlington, VA - Forty-five states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between July 2017 and July 2018, while 29 states and D.C. added construction jobs between June and July, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data.

Posted: Aug 27, 2018

Coloring And Etching For Metal Mesh Offered By GKD Metal Fabrics

Cambridge, MD - GKD Metal Fabrics is bringing increased style and hue to their offerings with custom etching and color designs. These capabilities, paired with GKD’s metal mesh offerings give architects the freedom to create visually astounding, custom structures.

Posted: Aug 24, 2018

METALCON Adopts NASCAR Theme For Metal Roofing Championship Games

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has announced the name and theme for the 5th Annual Metal Roofing Championship Games, being held at METALCON October 10-12, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Adopting a NASCAR theme, the event this year is being called “The MCA Rev ‘Em Up Roofing Championship Games”.

Posted: Aug 23, 2018

AIA's Billings Index Positive For 10th Straight Month

Washington, DC – Architecture firm billings growth slowed again in July but remained positive overall for the tenth consecutive month, according to a new report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Posted: Aug 22, 2018

MBCEA Announces New Corporate Headquarters

Bethlehem, PA - The Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA) recently cut the ribbon on office space that will serve as the group's new headquarters. Sasha Demyan, the group's Executive Director, will staff the offce.

Posted: Aug 17, 2018

ATAS International Captures The Sun’s Power At Mesa, Arizona Plant

Mesa, AZ - In a continuing effort to improve energy efficiency at their facilities, a 187.2 kW photovoltaic (PV) solar electric system was recently installed on ATAS International’s plant located in Mesa, Arizona. The PV system was installed by RER Energy Group (RER) over an existing metal trapezoidal seam roof system.

Posted: Aug 16, 2018

AXYZ International Unveils Redesigned Ecommerce Website

Burlington, Ontario, Canada - AXYZ International, a global manufacturer of CNC router and knife cutting systems, announces its improved ecommerce website,, a one-stop shop providing 24-hour access to and information about thousands of AXYZ's premium CNC router tooling, parts, software and consumables.

Posted: Aug 15, 2018

METALCON Announces 2018 Keynote Speakers And Show Highlights, With New Show Format

Newton, MA - METALCON 2018, the metal construction industry’s largest international event for metal construction products, technologies and solutions, announces its keynote speakers, major show highlights and a total new format for its annual tradeshow and conference taking place at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C. from Wednesday, October 10 thru Friday, October 12.

Posted: Aug 15, 2018

ClarkDietrich Acquires 50 Percent Ownership Stake In Structa Wire Corp

West Chester, OH – ClarkDietrich, a manufacturer of cold-formed steel framing construction products, announces that the company has acquired 50 percent ownership interest in Structa Wire Corp, a manufacturer of welded wire products for the lath and plaster industry.

Posted: Aug 14, 2018

Alfrex USA Names Jay Kahn President, North America

Fort Lee, NJ - Alfrex – Unience USA Inc., maker of aluminum and stainless composite materials used in the fabrication of exterior and interior wall systems, office partitions, signage and more, has announced Jay Kahn as President, North America. He assumed his duties on August 1.

Posted: Aug 13, 2018

CFSEI Announces 2018-2019 Executive Committee Members

Washington, DC - The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) has announced the members of its 2018-2019 Executive Committee. The committee is responsible for developing and maintaining the technology transfer activities related to cold-formed steel design through seminars, webinars and the publication of Technical Notes. Committee members serve for two years.

Posted: Aug 10, 2018

MFM Building Products Introduces Underlayment For Walls

Coshocton, OH - MFM Building Products, manufacturer of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, has announced the availability of its Ultra HT Wind & Water Seal™ high-temperature roofing underlayment for vertical wall applications.

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