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Posted: Feb 06, 2023

Kingspan Insulated Panels Announces New Environmental Product Declarations

DeLand, FL – Kingspan Insulated Panels North America announces brand-new environmental product declarations (EPDs) that provide detailed cradle-to-grave information to architects and building design professionals. The EPDs go a step deeper than is typical by providing more granular data about each specific manufacturing site, each specific product thickness and supplier-specific information which ties into each respective plant.

Posted: Feb 03, 2023

Simpson Strong-Tie Names President And COO Mike Olosky To Role Of CEO

Pleasanton, CA - Simpson Strong-Tie, supplier of engineered structural connectors, announces the appointment of current company President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Olosky to Simpson Manufacturing Co. Inc.’s executive leadership team as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Posted: Feb 02, 2023

AkzoNobel Brings POLYDURE® Coatings Portfolio To HVAC Market

Columbus, OH - Specifiers, distributors and coaters in the HVAC sector have another tool for their toolbox to improve the quality, durability and performance of HVAC equipment, thanks to AkzoNobel’s POLYDURE® portfolio of coil coatings.

Posted: Feb 01, 2023

Demand For Design Services Down In December, But Inquiries Into New Projects Remains Positive

Washington, DC – Demand for design services from U.S. architecture firms continued to contract in December, according to a new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The pace of decline during December slowed from November, posting an Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score of 47.5 from 46.6 (any score below 50 indicates a decline in firm billings). Inquiries into new projects posted a positive score of 52.3, however new design contracts remained in negative territory with a score of 49.4.

Posted: Jan 31, 2023

Metal Construction Industry Mourns Passing Of Scott Kriner

It is with great sadness that we at DesignandBuildwithMetal share news of the passing of Scott A. Kriner of Macungie, PA. Scott was known throughout the Metal Construction Industry for his intellect, his wit and his mastery of complex topics pertaining to metal. Scott founded Green Metal Consulting in 2009 and operated the company until 2020. He was formerly a technical consultant for the Metal Construction Association and a columnist for this website, contributing dozens of articles on various environmental topics.

Posted: Jan 31, 2023

Laminators Inc. Rolls Out Non-Combustible Insulating Glazing Panel

Hatfield, PA – Throughout the last year, the Laminators Incorporated team has been eagerly working to expand their insulated glazing product line for the glass and glazing industry. After much planning, designing, and testing, Laminators is ready to introduce the newest member of their architectural product line—InfernoShield™.

Posted: Jan 27, 2023

Construction Material Costs Down Sharply In December, But AGC Survey Shows Contractors Wary

Arlington, VA - Plunging prices for diesel fuel, lumber, and steel cooled inflation for materials and services used in construction in December, but relief may be short-lived, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of newly released government data. Association officials noted that contractors listed material costs as one of their top concerns in a survey the association released this month.

Posted: Jan 26, 2023

MBMA Recognizes 2022 Award Winners

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) celebrated the achievements and efforts of its member firms during an awards ceremony held at the 2022 MBMA Annual Meeting in Fort Myers, Florida.

Posted: Jan 25, 2023

Weaver, Bradbury CFO, Inducted Into Wichita CFO Hall Of Fame

Moundridge, KS — Bruce Weaver, Chief Financial Officer at The Bradbury Co. Inc., was inducted into the Wichita Business Journal CFO Hall of Fame. Weaver, a Wichita State University graduate with a degree in accounting, started at the company in 1993.

Posted: Jan 24, 2023

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Up Sharply In January

Washington, DC – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation has released its January 2023 Monthly Confidence Index (MCI-EFI) for the $1 trillion equipment finance industry. 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. January's index is 48.5, an increase from the December index of 45.9.

Posted: Jan 23, 2023

Triangle Fastener Corporation Launches New Website

Pittsburgh, PA - Triangle Fastener Corporation has announced the launch of its new website. A new format provides easy access to product information for the metal roofing, flat roofing, post frame, and commercial/drywall industries.

Posted: Jan 20, 2023

Suntuity Solar Referral Partner Program Offers Income Opportunity For Metal Roofers

Holmdel, NJ - Suntuity Solar – a member of the Suntuity Group of Companies based in Holmdel, New Jersey, is celebrating the success of its Referral Partner Program. Officially launched a little over a year ago, the program has become extremely popular with roofing contractors around the country seeking to generate supplemental revenue for their existing roofing business.

Posted: Jan 20, 2023

Central States Manufacturing Acquires Storage Structures Inc.

Tontitown, AR - Central States Manufacturing, Inc., a leading manufacturer of metal building components with 14 metal roofing and wall panel profiles, a full line of trim, accessories and structural purlins, has announced its acquisition by merger of Storage Structures, Inc., an innovative national metal building subcontractor specializing in the self-storage industry. The transaction closed on December 30, 2022, and Richard Allen has been named President of Storage Structures, LLC.

Posted: Jan 19, 2023

MBMA Announces 2023 Board Of Directors

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has announced its 2023 board of directors, led by Mark Van Dyken of Nucor Building Systems who serves as the group's Chair.

Posted: Jan 16, 2023

U. S. Steel Announces New, Longer Warranty For Galvalume® Coated Steel Coils

Pittsburgh, PA - United States Steel Corporation (U. S. Steel, NYSE: X) announces a doubling of the standard limited warranty policy for Galvalume® coated coils used in nonresidential and residential building construction. The new warranties provided to U. S. Steel customers will range from 40-60 years, a significant upgrade from the existing 20-25 year warranties.

Posted: Jan 13, 2023

Construction Employment And Pay Rises In December

Arlington, VA - Construction firms added 28,000 employees in December and continued to raise wages for hourly workers more than other sectors as the industry’s unemployment rate fell to a record low for the month, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government data. Association officials said the data align with their newly released survey, which found the majority of contractors are optimistic about demand for most construction types, despite reporting difficulty filling positions.

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