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Posted: Aug 08, 2018

RIMA International Celebrates 40-Year Anniversary

Olathe, KS - In 1978 Don Roy (Roy & Son's), Pat Mascari (Infra) and Robert Dittemore (Superior) met in a hotel restaurant in Los Angeles to discuss forming an industry trade association for their products. It was decided to name the association the Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association (RIMA). 40 years later, the group is still going strong as RIMA International.

Posted: Aug 07, 2018

Tubelite Names Client Development Manager For Houston

Walker, MI - Tubelite Inc. has named David Ham as client development manager serving the Houston, Texas market. He reports directly to Tubelite regional sales manager Terry Robinholt. They work closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams across Texas to provide assistance with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems.

Posted: Aug 03, 2018

High School Girls Learn About Metal Roofing Installation And Careers In Construction

Allentown, PA - Let's Build Construction Camp for Girls is a program designed for high school age girls to attend a free week-long camp to explore the construction trades, architecture, engineering, and construction materials manufacturing through hands-on experiences and field trips. The second annual camp was held the week of July 9th at the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Eastern Pennsylvania’s training center in Allentown, PA.

Posted: Aug 02, 2018

ClarkDietrich Adds Pony Wall Connector To Lineup Of Clips And Connections

West Chester, OH - ClarkDietrich announces the launch of its Pony Wall, a new partial wall framing connection that helps eliminate on-site fabrication and load-size guesswork. As the latest addition to ClarkDietrich’s Clip Express, the Pony Wall is designed to support out-of-plane loading of cantilevered partial wall systems that are unsupported at the top track.

Posted: Aug 01, 2018

Firestone Building Products Issues 2017 Sustainability Report

Nashville, TN – Firestone Building Products Company, LLC (FSBP) released its 2017 Sustainability Report, which provides a comprehensive review of the company’s sustainable manufacturing and business processes. The report showcases the company’s commitment to providing sustainable solutions across the commercial roofing and building envelope industries and outlines how the FSBP product portfolio contributes to a more sustainable environment.

Posted: Jul 27, 2018

McElroy Metal Opens 13th Manufacturing Facility

Bossier City, LA - To meet the needs of a growing customer base, McElroy Metal has added a 13th U.S. manufacturing facility. Located in Diamond, MO, the facility opened this summer.

Posted: Jul 26, 2018

MCA Updates Bulletin About Lightning Strikes And Metal Roofing

Chicago, IL - Lightning Safety Awareness Week lasts just seven days, but lightning strikes are serious business no matter what time of year they occur. The Metal Construction Association (MCA) addresses misconceptions about metal roofs as they pertain to attracting lightning in a newly updated technical bulletin, "Lightning Strikes and Metal Roofs", downloadable at

Posted: Jul 25, 2018

MRA Research Shows Myths About Metal Roofs Linger Among U.S. Homeowners

Portland, OR – The latest research from the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) demonstrates that metal roofing is now the second most preferred type of roofing material among U.S. homeowners. Yet even with increased popularity, a 2018 nationwide study also shows there remains misconceptions about metal roofs.

Posted: Jul 24, 2018

AIA Billings Positive For Ninth Consecutive Month

Washington, DC – Architecture firm billings slowed in June but remained positive for the ninth consecutive month, according to a new report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for June was 51.3 compared to 52.8 in May.

Posted: Jul 23, 2018

Garland Named In Top 10 Northeast Ohio Workplaces

Cleveland, OH - The Garland Company has been honored as a 2018 Top Workplace by The Plain Dealer among an impressive group of Northeast Ohio organizations. Garland placed 6th in the Small Companies category – up from 27th place in 2017. The oldest company to appear on the Small Companies list, this was Garland’s 7th consecutive year in the Top Workplaces rankings.

Posted: Jul 23, 2018

AIA Attendees Vote On New Firestone Metal Roofing Colors

Nashville, TN – At the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture in New York City (June 21-23) Firestone Building Products Company, LLC (FSBP) gave attendees the chance to play a role in selecting new color offerings for metal roof systems by voting on their preference among 10 options at the FSBP booth.

Posted: Jul 20, 2018

ATAS Recognizes Two New Manufacturing Leadership Institute Graduates

Allentown, PA - ATAS International Inc. had two employees graduate from the Manufacturers Resource Center’s (MRC) Manufacturing Leadership Institute (MLI) certificate program in June. The class included over 20 other area manufacturing professionals.

Posted: Jul 20, 2018

Feeney Launches New Version Of Website

Oakland, CA – Feeney, a manufacturer of cable railing, aluminum railing and related products has announced the launch of a new version of its website to better address the needs of dealers, building professionals and consumers.

Posted: Jul 18, 2018

NCI Building Systems And Ply Gem Parent Announce Stock-For-Stock Merger

Houston, TX and Cary, NC – NCI Building Systems, Inc. (NYSE: NCS), a leading manufacturer of exterior building products for commercial construction (NCI), and Ply Gem Parent, LLC, a leading manufacturer of exterior building products for residential construction (Ply Gem), announce that they have signed a definitive agreement under which the two companies will combine in a stock-for-stock merger.

Posted: Jul 17, 2018

Alpine SnowGuards Upgrades Online Project Calculator

Morrisville, VT - Alpine SnowGuards, a manufacturer of rooftop snow management systems, has announced an upgrade to their Online Project Calculator. The company’s calculator, which, until now, has historically been applicable to pipe and fence-style snow guard calculations only, has been updated to include the integration of pad-style snow guards.

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