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Posted: Nov 18, 2019

Laminators Inc. Issues New Omega-Lite® Brochure

Hatfield, PA – Laminators Inc. has issued a new 12-page Omega-Lite® ACM Panels & Installation Systems brochure featuring a detailed overview of their Omega-Lite ACM panel and showcasing their various field- and shop-fabricated installation systems.

Posted: Nov 15, 2019

MBMA Releases Retail & Wholesale Case Study Report

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released its newest case study, Retail & Wholesale. This 10-page report highlights eight businesses that use metal building systems to thrive in today’s evolving retail and warehouse store market.

Posted: Nov 14, 2019

Construction Employment Rises In October, According To AGC

Arlington, VA - Construction employment increased by 10,000 jobs in October and by 148,000, or 2.0 percent, over the past 12 months, while construction spending decreased by 2.0 percent from September 2018 to September 2019, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Posted: Nov 13, 2019

METALCON 2019 Shines In The Steel City

Newton, MA - Known as the “Steel City,” Pittsburgh proved to be a natural fit for METALCON, the metal construction industry’s largest international event. The show was sponsored by locally-based, long-time partners’ United States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel) and PPG.

Posted: Nov 12, 2019

Nonresidential Construction Spending Increases Slightly In September, Says ABC

Washington, DC - National nonresidential construction spending rose 0.5% in September but is down 0.9% on a year-ago basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published by the U.S. Census Bureau. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, spending totaled $775.6 billion, 2.4% lower than the cyclical peak in April 2019.

Posted: Nov 11, 2019

Vorteq Completes Strategic Acquisition Of Western Metal Decorating

Pittsburgh, PA - Vorteq Coil Finishers, LLC, a provider of coil coating services for metal products, has announced the acquisition of the assets of Western Metal Decorating of Rancho Cucamonga, CA. The company also announced the relocation of its headquarters from Oconomowoc, WI to Pittsburgh, PA.

Posted: Nov 07, 2019

MRA Urges Homeowners To Prioritize Protection From Climate-Caused Disasters

Portland, OR - The new realities of climate extremes are having a major impact on U.S. and Canadian homeowners. But old realities are still standing in the way for some homeowners who want to increase their home’s resiliency. That includes outdated local HOA restrictions that may prevent more protective home improvement practices.

Posted: Nov 06, 2019

Direct Metals Now Offering Value-Added Fabrication Services

Kennesaw, GA – Direct Metals, an international steel service center, now offers various value-added fabrication processes to their line of specialty metals and fiberglass inventory, including wire mesh, perforated metal, expanded metal, bar grating, safety grating, fiberglass grating, and architectural metal.

Posted: Nov 05, 2019

New Home Sales Remain Stable In September 2019

Washington, DC - Sales of newly built, single-family homes decreased 0.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 701,000 units in September off a downwardly revised reading in August, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. On a year-to-date basis, new home sales for 2019 are 7.2 percent higher than the same period in 2018.

Posted: Nov 01, 2019

Cold-Formed Steel Design Text Updated To Fifth Edition

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures (CCFSS) at the Missouri University of Science and Technology announce the publication of “Cold-Formed Steel Design - Fifth Edition”.

Posted: Oct 30, 2019

Construction Industry Leaders In U.S. Remain Confident In August

Washington, DC - U.S. construction industry leaders remained confident in August 2019, according to the Construction Confidence Index released in late October by Associated Builders and Contractors. While contractors were less upbeat regarding sales growth over the coming six months, confidence associated with profit margins and staffing increased from July to August.

Posted: Oct 29, 2019

AIA Billings Index Numbers Show Improvement In September

Washington, DC – Architecture billings moderated in September but design activity shows signs of remaining sluggish at U.S. architecture firms, according to a new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Posted: Oct 28, 2019

Equipment Leasing And Finance Industry Confidence Eases Again In October

Washington, DC – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released the October 2019 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 51.4, a decrease from the September index of 54.7.

Posted: Oct 25, 2019

Covertech Introduces rFOIL Ultra White 2600 Metal Building Insulation

Toronto, ON - Covertech Flexible Packaging, a leading manufacturer of reflective insulation, introduces the rFOIL Ultra White 2600 Series metal building insulation with a 10-year UV degradation warranty on material flaking and labor cost. Ultra White is designed to block 97 percent of radiant heat transfer, while preventing interior condensation.

Posted: Oct 24, 2019

SAF Introduces New Architectural Rainscreen Panel

Villa Rica, GA - Southern Aluminum Finishing Co., (SAF), has announced the availability of a new RainScreen Panel System. The SAF 4200 RainScreen is a Drained & Back-Ventilated ACM Panel system designed to eliminate the visual appearance of mechanical fasteners from the panel edges.

Posted: Oct 22, 2019

Architect-Inspired Color Series Introduced By Sherwin-Williams

Minneapolis, MN – Sherwin-Williams unveiled a new architect-inspired color palette, Fluropon Architect Series, created by architects who attended the company’s “Color Mixology” event during the AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 in Las Vegas. The private event brought together hundreds of architects who helped to create 10 newly developed colors of Fluropon 70% PVDF architectural metal coatings.

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