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Posted: Aug 31, 2021

Tennsmith Announces Acquisition Of Roll Former Corporation

McMinnville, TN – Tennsmith has announced its acquisition of Chalfont, PA-based Roll Former Corporation. Roll Former Corporation is a leading manufacturer of roll forming equipment for the sheet metal forming industry.

Posted: Aug 30, 2021

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Eases In August

Washington, DC – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released its August 2021 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $900 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 66.6, a decrease from the July index of 72.9.

Posted: Aug 27, 2021

METALCON Launches Project Photo Competition

Newton, MA – METALCON is debuting a Metal in Design and Construction project photo competition at this year’s annual conference and tradeshow, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 6 - Friday, Oct. 8 in Tampa, FL.

Posted: Aug 26, 2021

Demand For Design Activity Shows Continued Strength

Washington, DC – The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) recorded its sixth consecutive positive month, according to a new report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). The ABI score for July was 54.6, down slightly from June’s score of 57.1.

Posted: Aug 26, 2021

Firestone Building Products Names Speight VP Of Sales, Americas

Nashville, TN - Firestone Building Products, LLC (FSBP), has named Jacob Speight vice president of sales, Americas. Jacob joined Firestone in 2015 and was most recently the Executive Director of Sales for the U.S. In his expanded role, he will take on sales leadership for Gaco, Sales Operations, and the FSBP Canada and Latin America sales teams.

Posted: Aug 24, 2021

MCA Offers New White Paper On Retrofitting With Metal Roofing

Chicago, IL - The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has released a new white paper, “Retrofitting Existing Roofing with Metal.” The document details the benefits of installing a new metal retrofit roof system over existing conventional roofs, with a focus on residential construction.

Posted: Aug 23, 2021

Garland Spotlights Fluid-Applied Roof Systems With New Brochure

Cleveland, OH - The Garland Company Inc. is showcasing its growing line of fluid-applied roofing membranes - used on aged metal roofs among other roof types - with a new brochure. With the inception of Garland’s low odor and zero VOC membrane, LiquiTec®, the Cleveland-based manufacturer has revitalized its entire fluid-applied offering with a keen focus on sustainability.

Posted: Aug 20, 2021

MBMA Expands With Four New Members

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) welcomes four new members to its ranks. Terry Building Company joins as a Building Systems member, while Curbs Plus, Inc., FRAMECAD and PrīmX North America join as Associate members.

Posted: Aug 19, 2021

Nucor Completes Acquisition Of Insulated Metal Panels Business From Cornerstone

Charlotte, NC - Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) announces that it has successfully completed its acquisition of Cornerstone Building Brands' insulated metal panels (IMP) business. The Nucor management team is in place and the CENTRIA and Metl-Span brands acquired from Cornerstone Building Brands are now a part of the newly created Insulated Panel Group, which also includes the company's existing IMP business, TrueCore.

Posted: Aug 19, 2021

METALCON To Launch Insulated Metal Panel Pavilion At This Year's Show

Newton, MA — METALCON, the only global event dedicated exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction, in partnership with its sponsoring association, the Metal Construction Association (MCA), announces the Insulated Metal Panel (IMP) Pavilion, launching at this year’s annual conference and trade show in Tampa from Wednesday, Oct. 6 - Friday, Oct. 8.

Posted: Aug 17, 2021

New Kingspan White Paper Examines Thermal Testing For IMPs

Deland, FL – Kingspan Insulated Panels North America has released a new white paper, Finding the Meaning in the R-Value and U-Factor of Insulated Metal Panel Building Envelopes, providing guidance for architects and specifiers on evaluating the thermal testing of insulated metal panels (IMPs). The research analyzes different methods for assessing thermal performance, one of the key benefits for the use of IMPs in commercial and industrial buildings.

Posted: Aug 16, 2021

Two SPAX® Regional Sales Managers Added At Altenloh, Brinck & Co.

Bryan, OH — Altenloh, Brinck & Co. US, Inc. (ABC US), manufacturers of SPAX® engineered fasteners, has announced the addition of two new sales managers. Their role will be to introduce the SPAX® brand to independent lumber yards and building material & hardware stores.

Posted: Aug 12, 2021

CFSEI Hosting Webinar On Cold-Formed Steel Floor Systems

Washington, DC - The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Innovative Cold-Formed Steel Floor System: Development, Behavior and Detailing” on Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT.

Posted: Aug 11, 2021

MCA Offers New White Paper On Meeting IBC Specs With Insulated Metal Panels

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has made available the first of several releases of industry-standard guide specifications. The first release consists of two specifications, based on criteria applicable to IMPs captured within the International Building Code or IBC. The specifications, prepared by the Insulated Metal Panel (IMP) Alliance of MCA, are intended to assist designers in construction of project specifications of the International Building Code (IBC) 2018 version.

Posted: Aug 11, 2021

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Higher In July

Washington, DC – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released its July 2021 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $900 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market stands at 72.9, an increase from the June index of 71.3.

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