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Posted: Mar 03, 2023

Thomas M. Murray Receives MBMA's Inaugural Ellifritt Award

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) presented Dr. Thomas Murray with the inaugural Dr. Duane S. Ellifritt Research Award. Named after MBMA’s original director of research and engineering, this honor will be given to a researcher annually for contributions to the advancement of metal building systems.

Posted: Mar 02, 2023

McElroy Metal Announces Personnel Moves

Bossier City, LA – McElroy Metal has announced that Mark Lawson, Vice President of Sales, is retiring after 38 years with the company. Scott Slone, the Midwest Regional Sales Manager, who has been with McElroy Metal for the past five years, has been selected as the company’s new Senior Director of Sales.

Posted: Mar 01, 2023

Carlisle And Cornerstone Join The Metal Roofing Alliance As National Manufacturing Members

Portland, OR – The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA), the leading nonprofit trade organization representing the residential metal roofing industry in the U.S. and Canada, has announced a pair of new national manufacturing members. They are Cornerstone Building Brands and Carlisle Architectural Metals (CAM), along with its divisions Drexel Metals and Petersen Aluminum.

Posted: Mar 01, 2023

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Improves Again In February

Washington, DC – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released its February 2023 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 $1 trillion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 51.8, an increase from the January index of 48.5.

Posted: Feb 28, 2023

Precoat Metals Wins NCCA's 2022 Safety Award

Cleveland, OH – The winner of NCCA’s 2022 Safety Award was Precoat Metals, in Granite City, IL. The National Coil Coating Association (NCCA) annually recognizes coater member companies that show exceptional commitment to assuring workplace safety.

Posted: Feb 27, 2023

MCA Announces Executive Committee And New Board Members

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has announced the 2023 executive committee and board of directors. Brian Partyka of Drexel Metals will serve as Chair of the Executive Committee, along with Vice Chair/Chair-Elect Chandler Barden of Cidan Machinery, Past Chair James Bush of ATAS International, Metal Roofing Alliance President Dick Bus of ATAS International, Treasurer Brian Jaks of Green Span Profiles, Secretary LeeAnn Slattery of ATAS International, and Technical Committee Chair David Stermer of Metal Sales Manufacturing.

Posted: Feb 22, 2023

Sheffield Metals Offering New Continuing Education Course On Sustainability

Sheffield Village, OH – Sheffield Metals International (SMI), an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Provider and a leading distributor of coated and bare metal coil and sheet products, recently launched a new continuing education course for the architectural and design community.

Posted: Feb 21, 2023

Benada Extrusions Is Now Flextrude Aluminum Shapes Company

Sanford, FL – Benada Extrusions will now be called Flextrude Aluminum Shapes. The name change, along with the launching of Flextrude’s new website, is central to the company’s focus to create a differentiated service model for customers, augment the company’s quality standards, and enhance its brand recognition as the company expands its aluminum extrusion footprint servicing the Southeastern United States.

Posted: Feb 21, 2023

Overhead Door™ Launches Storm Shelter Door Series

Dallas, TX – The Overhead Door™ Brand, a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial door solutions, has launched the EverGuard™ Rolling Steel Storm Shelter Doors line, intended to offer protection for schools, emergency operations centers, storefronts, saferooms and other facilities against severe weather, fires and forced entry. The EverGuard™ series is designed to meet stringent design standards relative to safety and shelter, ensuring that these buildings are protected in times of emergency.

Posted: Feb 20, 2023

S-5! Presenting at IRE, Introducing New SnoBracket™ for IMP Roofs

Colorado Springs, CO – S-5!, one of the world's leading authorities on metal roof attachment solutions, will introduce its new SnoBracket attachment technology at the International Roofing Expo (IRE) in Dallas from March 7-9. Additionally, Rob Haddock, S-5!’s Founder and CEO, will present the fundamentals of Understanding Metal Roofing:Parts I and II, providing the opportunity for attendees to earn continuing education credits.

Posted: Feb 17, 2023

Metal Construction Association Releases 2022 Annual Report

Chicago – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has released its 2022 Annual Report. The report is now available on the MCA website and can be viewed here.The report details MCA’s efforts and achievements throughout the year.

Posted: Feb 16, 2023

MRA's Quarterly Roofing Competition Returns For 2023

Portland, OR — When it comes to setting the bar sky high for quality, creativity and a job well done, the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) is on the hunt for this year’s most outstanding metal roofing projects as the organization kicks off its 2023 Best Residential Metal Roofing Project quarterly competition.

Posted: Feb 15, 2023

Tubelite Names Avi Bar As Vice President Of Sales

Walker, MI - Tubelite Inc. has named Avi Bar as vice president of sales. He manages the company’s sales and client services teams, and the overall sales strategy for its architectural aluminum storefront, curtainwall, entrance, window and daylight control systems.

Posted: Feb 14, 2023

3A Composites USA Completes NFPA-285 Testing

Davidson, NC - 3A Composites USA, manufacturer of ALUCOBOND® PLUS aluminum composite material (ACM) and ALUCOBOND® EasyFix™, has successfully passed third-party NFPA-285 testing on a wood-framed assembly, a Type III-A,B construction often used in the multi-family and mixed-use market sectors.

Posted: Feb 14, 2023

December Construction Employment Numbers Increase In Most Areas

Arlington, VA - Construction employment increased in 268 of 358 metro areas between December 2021 and December 2022, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of recent government employment data. Association officials said the industry faces some headwinds in 2023 that could undermine future growth in construction employment in many parts of the country.

Posted: Feb 10, 2023

Metal Construction Association Presents Annual Service Awards

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) presented its annual Patrick R. Bush Service Award to LeeAnn Slattery and its Larry A. Swaney Award to Scott Kriner in appreciation for their service to the association and the metal construction industry. The winners were announced January 24 during MCA’s 40th anniversary dinner and celebration, part of MCA's winter meeting in Clearwater, Florida.

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