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Posted: Dec 28, 2021

Latest AIA Survey Shows Demand For Design Services Remains Strong

Washington, DC – Architecture firms reported increasing demand for design services for the tenth consecutive month in November, according to a new report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). The ABI score for November was 51.0, down from 54.3 the previous month.

Posted: Dec 27, 2021

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Eases in December

Washington, DC – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released its December 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 63.9, a decrease from the November index of 64.6.

Posted: Dec 22, 2021

CFSEI Hosting 2022 Student Competition On Cold-Formed Steel Design

Washington, DC - The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) is hosting a 2022 Student Competition on Cold-Formed Steel Design. The contest is open to all full-time students at all levels who are interested in cold-formed steel design and creative problem solving. Entries are due on February 18, 2022.

Posted: Dec 20, 2021

Nucor Acquires Majority Ownership Of California Steel Industries

Charlotte, NC - Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) announces that it has reached agreements to acquire a majority ownership position in California Steel Industries, Inc. (CSI) by purchasing a 50% equity interest from a subsidiary of Vale S.A. and a 1% equity ownership stake from JFE Steel Corporation. The company will be a joint venture between Nucor and JFE, pending regulatory approvals.

Posted: Dec 17, 2021

New Cold-Formed Steel Clip Angle Design Guide Published By AISI

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published AISI D114-21, “Cold-Formed Steel Clip Angle Design Guide, 2021 Edition,” a new publication that provides practical guidance on the design of cold-formed steel clip angles based on research performed at the University of North Texas.

Posted: Dec 16, 2021

S-5! Receives 2021 Industry Advocate Award

Colorado Springs, CO – S-5!, one of the world's leading authorities on metal roof attachment solutions, has been awarded the 2021 Gold Level Industry Advocate Award for outstanding service, participation and support of the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA).

Posted: Dec 15, 2021

Thermal Resistance For Building Applications Explored In New Paper

Olathe, KS - The Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association International is sharing information on a recently published open-access paper by Dr. Hamed Saber of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Dr. David Yarbrough of R&D Services, Inc., in Watertown, Tennessee. The paper is titled “Advanced Modeling of Enclosed Airspaces to Determine Thermal Resistance for Building Applications.”

Posted: Dec 14, 2021

Cornerstone Building Brands Completes Acquisition Of Union Corrugating

Cary, NC - Cornerstone Building Brands, Inc., manufacturer of exterior building products in North America, announces that it has completed the acquisition of Union Corrugating Company Holdings, Inc., a provider of metal roofing, roofing components, and accessories.

Posted: Dec 13, 2021

Metal Sales Receives Vendor Of The Year Awards From Do It Best Corp.

Louisville, KY - Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation, a premier nationwide provider of metal roof and wall panels for the construction industry, received two separate awards during the recent Do it Best Fall Market. Metal Sales received “Vendor of the Year” in the Building Materials Category and “Top Overall Vendor of the Year” in Lumber and Building Materials Category.

Posted: Dec 10, 2021

Vorteq Completes Management-Led Buyout Of Company

Pittsburgh, PA – Vorteq Coil Finishers, LLC, a leading provider of coil coating services for a wide range of metal products and multiple end-use markets, has announced the completion of a management-led buyout. Collaborating with Shadowbriar Capital Partners, Vorteq's senior leadership team partnered with private investors to acquire Vorteq from Los Angeles-based Peninsula Pacific.

Posted: Dec 08, 2021

CFSEI Accepting Entries For 2022 Awards Program Through February 18

Washington, DC - The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) is accepting entries through February 18, 2022 for its annual awards program, which acknowledges outstanding achievement in creative design, technical innovation, and best practices in the use of cold-formed steel and recognizes individuals who have volunteered significant time and talent to the cold-formed steel industry.

Posted: Dec 06, 2021

ATAS President Dick Bus Receives Local Business Icon Award

Allentown, PA - Dick Bus, President of ATAS International, has received an Icon Honors award. The awards, presented on November 4, recognized Greater Lehigh Valley business leaders for their notable success and demonstration of strong leadership both within and outside of their chosen fields. The awards not only celebrate the recipients’ leadership skills, but also their dedication to their community.

Posted: Dec 02, 2021

Construction Spending Rebounds In October, Led By Nonresidential

Arlington, VA - Total construction spending edged higher in October, as gains in public and private project types outmatched decreases in single- and multifamily residential outlays, according to a new analysis of federal construction spending data released by the Associated General Contractors of America.

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