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Posted: Jul 22, 2022

ALPOLIC Adds Pair Of Industry Veterans To Sales Staff

Chesapeake, VA – Mitsubishi Chemical America’s ALPOLIC® Division, a leader in metal composite materials (MCM) manufacturing, is proud to announce the addition of two industry veterans to its ALPOLIC sales department.

Posted: Jul 21, 2022

AISI Reaccredited By ANSI As An American National Standards Developer

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) announces that it has been reaccredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under its recently revised operating procedures for documenting consensus on AISI-sponsored American National Standards.

Posted: Jul 20, 2022

2022 MBMA Student Design Competition Accepting Entries

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) 2022 Student Design Competition opens to individuals and teams that wish to register on July 15, 2022. Offering more than $28,000 in prizes across two divisions - graduate and undergraduate - this year’s contest challenges architecture students to create an innovative metal building design for a new municipal fire station.

Posted: Jul 18, 2022

FGIA Updates Two Rainscreen Testing Documents

Schaumburg, IL - The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released two updated specifications for the testing of rainscreens. AAMA 508-21, Voluntary Test Method and Specification for Pressure Equalized Rain Screen Wall Cladding Systems, and AAMA 509-22, Voluntary Test and Classification Method for Drained and Back Ventilated Rainscreen Wall Cladding Systems.

Posted: Jul 14, 2022

Construction Spending Off 0.1 Percent In May, AGC Says

Arlington, VA - Total construction spending edged down 0.1 percent in May as spending on new houses and apartments stalled, while public and private nonresidential construction slumped, according to an analysis the Associated General Contractors of America released regarding federal spending data.

Posted: Jul 13, 2022

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Slightly Lower In June

Washington, DC - Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reports that its Construction Backlog Indicator fell 0.1 months in June and stands at 8.9 months, according to an ABC member survey conducted June 21 to July 5. The reading is up 0.4 months from June 2021.

Posted: Jul 11, 2022

New PAC-CLAD Modular AL Wall System Can Change Length, Width And Depth

Elk Grove Village, IL - The new PAC-CLAD Modular AL wall panel system from Petersen empowers architects and designers to create unique metal cladding surfaces using panels of various sizes and depths and in multiple colors. Designers can choose standard panel dimensions or can define dimensions and depths to create truly unique, flexible and eye-catching patterns.

Posted: Jul 08, 2022

Jobs Momentum In Construction Slowing, According To AGC

Alexandria, VA - Forty-three states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs during the past twelve months, but momentum slowed in May with only 22 states adding jobs, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the monthly employment gains lagged in May as contractors continue to cope with labor shortages and supply chain challenges.

Posted: Jul 07, 2022

CFSEI Announces 2022-2023 Executive Committee Members

Washington, DC - The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) has announced the members of its 2022-2023 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 three years.

Posted: Jul 06, 2022

McElroy Installs Solar Panels On Fifth Manufacturing Facility

Bossier City, LA – With the need to re-cover the roof on its manufacturing facility in Marshall, Michigan, McElroy Metal took advantage of the opportunity to add solar panels to reduce energy usage. The Marshall facility is now the fifth McElroy Metal facility to be topped with solar panels, joining Sunnyvale, Texas; Peachtree, Georgia; Adelanto, California; and Clinton, Illinois.

Posted: Jul 05, 2022

METALCON Announces 2022 Keynote Speakers

Newton, MA — METALCON, the only global event dedicated exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction, has announced business expert Dr. Melissa Furman and IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden as its keynote speakers for its 2022 convention and trade show in October.

Posted: Jul 01, 2022

Petersen Opens New PAC-CLAD Manufacturing Facility In Washington

Elk Grove Village, IL - Petersen continues to expand the reach of its trusted PAC-CLAD brand by opening a manufacturing facility in Bonney Lake, Wash. The 57,000-sq.-ft. facility shipped its first order in May, and will be fully operational in early 2023.

Posted: Jun 30, 2022

AISI Announces Winner Of 2022 Market Development Industry Leadership Award

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has presented the 2022 Market Development Industry Leadership Award to Benjamin W. Schafer, Ph.D., P.E., the Willard and Lillian Hackerman Professor of Civil and Systems Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

Posted: Jun 29, 2022

Garland Recognizes 3rd Annual Scholarship Recipient

Cleveland, OH - The Garland Company, a full-service roofing manufacturer and building envelope solution provider, announces that Kenneth Lambert is the recipient of the 2022 Garland Sponsorship. Lambert, son of 25-year Garland employee Brian Lambert, recently graduated from Strongsville High School in Strongsville, Ohio, and will begin his studies at Clemson University majoring in mechanical engineering.

Posted: Jun 28, 2022

Firestone Building Products Takes On New Identity As Part Of Holcim

Nashville, TN - Firestone Building Products is adopting the Holcim name and brand identity, becoming the Holcim Building Envelope division of Holcim's Solutions & Products Business Unit. Firestone’s iconic brand, a recognized industry leader in roofing, wall and lining systems, becomes Elevate™, symbolizing Holcim’s continued commitment to deliver superior quality and innovation with advanced building solutions.

Posted: Jun 27, 2022

AIA Billings Index Down Slightly In May But Still Positive

Washington – Architecture firms reported increasing demand for design services in May, according to a new report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). The ABI score for May was 53.5, down slightly from April's score of 56.5.

Posted: Jun 23, 2022

International Door Association Honors Wayne Dalton® VP For Service

Mt. Hope, OH - In recognition of his service to his community and the trade association, Tim Matthews, Wayne Dalton® Vice President of National Accounts, Builder Sales, was recently presented with the International Door Association's (IDA) Jerry R. Reynolds Volunteer Leadership Award.

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