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Posted: Nov 27, 2018

AIA's Billings Index Survey Slows In October But Remains Positive

Washington, DC – Architecture firm billings growth softened in October but remained positive for the thirteenth consecutive month, according to a new report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for October was 50.4 compared to 51.1 in September. With continued strength in new project inquiries, billings are expected to remain steady into the coming months.

Posted: Nov 26, 2018

Laminators Inc. Announces Two New Hires

Hatfield, PA – Laminators Inc. has announced Michael Lukac as its new Construction Services Department Manager and Chris Schmidt as an Architectural Project Manager.

Posted: Nov 21, 2018

Petersen's PAC-CLAD Specs, Design Files For Metal Roof, Wall Panels Now On Digital Platforms

Elk Grove Village, IL - Architects, designers and specifiers now have multiple options for locating and specifying Petersen’s PAC-CLAD products during the specification and design phases of any project. The manufacturer of metal roof and wall panels now hosts roof and wall specs as well as a library of BIM, CAD and installation drawings on a variety of design platforms.

Posted: Nov 20, 2018

Steelscape Wins 2018 NCCA Safety Award

Cleveland, OH – The National Coil Coating Association (NCCA) presented its 2018 Safety Award to Steelscape representatives from the facility in Kalama, Washington, at NCCA’s Fall Technical Meeting in Louisville on September 26.

Posted: Nov 16, 2018

MCA Releases Educational Video Series On Insulated Metal Panels

Chicago, IL - The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has posted a series of six videos covering Best Practices for Installing Insulated Metal Panels (IMPs) at This video series is a result of MCA's IMP Funders Group presentation at the 2017 METALCON event in Las Vegas. The various aspects of installing IMPs are covered by leading experts in the field, with animated demonstrations that make installation crystal-clear.

Posted: Nov 15, 2018

MBMA Adds Four New Associate Members

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) continues to grow with the addition of four new members. Agilex Business Solutions LLC, CertainTeed Corp., Mid-State Bolt and Nut Company Inc., and Würth House of Threads have all joined MBMA as Associate Members. There are now 74 total Associate Members in the association.

Posted: Nov 14, 2018

Hammerhead Industries Announces New Tool Tether For Roofing Contractors

Ventura, CA – Hammerhead Industries, manufacturer of Gear Keeper industrial tool tethering systems, has announced their new ANSI-Compliant ¾ inch Super Coil tool tethers for heavy tools and instruments. The ¾” Super Coil is a flexible, low profile coil system that provides up to an 8-foot diameter working area for heavier tools like power drills, nail guns, power drivers and other similar tools and instruments.

Posted: Nov 13, 2018

Mule-Hide Products Introduces Echo Colorway™ Color-Matching Sealant

Beloit, WI – With a palette of 29 colors, strong adhesion to almost all construction substrates, and excellent strength and flexibility, new Echo Colorway™ color matching sealant from Mule-Hide Products Co. allows contractors to deliver window, door and siding projects that are tough, durable and beautiful.

Posted: Nov 12, 2018

PAC-CLAD Metal Roof Products Receive ICC-ES Code Compliance Verification

Elk Grove Village, IL - Four of Petersen’s PAC-CLAD metal standing seam roof systems are included in a new ICC Evaluation Service report. The ICC-ES Evaluation Report ESR-4173 provides independent verification that Snap-Clad, Tite-Loc, Tite-Loc Plus and PAC-150 180° double-lock standing seam roof panels meet the fire classification and wind uplift resistance requirements of the IBC, IRC, CBC and CRC.

Posted: Nov 09, 2018

RIMA-I Honors Outgoing Board Of Directors Members

Olathe, KS - The Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association International (RIMA-I) held its bi-annual membership meeting in Washington, DC, on October 21st. President Doug Kinninger presented four board members with plaques for their service as Directors on the RIMA-I Board.

Posted: Nov 08, 2018

Simpson Strong-Tie Acquires Ready Products And Radius Tools From Radius Track Corporation

Pleasanton, CA - Simpson Strong-Tie, supplier of engineered structural connectors and building products and a subsidiary of Simpson Manufacturing Co. Inc., recently acquired the Ready Products (Ready-Hat®, Ready-Track®, Ready-Arch® and Ready-Angle®) and Radius Tools (Radius Track Bender® and Radius Trim Bender™) from Radius Track Corporation.

Posted: Nov 08, 2018

AISI Publishes New CFS Research Report On Load Bearing Clip Angle Design

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published a new cold-formed steel research report on load bearing clip angle design. The report presents the second phase of a research project aimed at developing design methods for three limit states of cold-formed steel clip angles—shear, compression, and pullover of the screw connections.

Posted: Nov 07, 2018

CENTRIA Highlighting Halogen-Free Products At Greenbuild 2018

Moon Township, PA - CENTRIA will showcase its innovative range of insulated metal panel products, with a strong focus on its flagship product — Formawall® with Halogen-Free Insulating Foam Core — at Greenbuild 2018, November 14-16 in Chicago, IL.

Posted: Nov 07, 2018

MRA Searching For Top Survivor Home Of 2018

Portland, OR — Hurricanes, wildfires, massive hail storms, snow, ice, wind and more: for plenty of U.S. and Canadian homeowners, 2018 brought it all.

Posted: Nov 06, 2018

ATAS International Participates In Annual Manufacturing Day Event

Allentown, PA - On October 5, area students from Lehigh Career and Technical Institute and Parkland High School visited ATAS International during the Manufacturing Day 2018 celebration. This was the sixth year that ATAS participated in this event.

Posted: Nov 05, 2018

Allen Harrold And Alan Blair Earn MBMA Recognition

Cleveland, OH - Allen Harrold, of BlueScope Buildings North America Inc., and Alan Blair, of Chief Industries Inc., were each honored for their service by the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) in late July.

Posted: Nov 02, 2018

Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation Named ‘Vendor Of The Year’ By Do It Best Corp.

Louisville, KY - Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation, a premier nationwide provider of metal roof and wall panels for the construction industry, has been named “Vendor of the Year” for the Do it Best Lumber and Building Materials Commodities Division. This is a third win for Metal Sales, which also took top honors in 2009 and again in 2012.

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