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Posted: Jun 19, 2020

PAC-CLAD Metal Wall Panels Approved For NFPA 285 Assembly With Spray Foam Insulation

Elk Grove Village, IL - PAC-CLAD metal wall panels from Petersen have passed the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association 285 Standard for exterior wall assemblies. The test results expand cladding options beyond masonry for designers and specifiers when using spray foam as continuous insulation on exterior walls of any height, while satisfying International Building Code requirements.

Posted: Jun 18, 2020

Metl-Span Introduces 8"-Thick Cold Storage Panel

Lewisville, TX – Metl-Span, a recognized leader in the advancement of insulated metal panel technology, is extending its line of cold storage panel products with the introduction of a new 8"-thick cold storage panel.

Posted: Jun 17, 2020

CEI Materials Announces Several New Employees And Internal Promotions

Manchester, MI – CEI Materials, a nationwide, full-service provider of architectural cladding systems and components, has announced several new employees and internal promotions to fill key management positions. Among them was the naming of Alex Roy as the new Chief Financial Officer.

Posted: Jun 15, 2020

ATAS Announces Project Of The Year Award Winners

Allentown, PA - ATAS International Inc. announces its 2019 project of the year award winners. This annual competition recognizes projects in which ATAS products have been incorporated into the design of the building. Six project categories were included in the competition: commercial roofs, commercial walls, residential roofs, residential walls, accents, and interiors.

Posted: Jun 12, 2020

Construction Employment Sees Record Rebound In May, Says ABC

Washington, DC - The construction industry added 464,000 net new jobs in May, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. May represented the largest monthly increase in construction jobs since the government began tracking employment in 1939, a drastic improvement from April, which recorded the industry’s largest month-over-month job loss.

Posted: Jun 11, 2020

New PAC-CLAD Box Rib Wall Panels Expand Design Options

Elk Grove Village, IL - Petersen expands its family of PAC-CLAD Precision Series wall panels with the introduction of the Box Rib line. The four new Box Rib wall panels feature 87-degree rib angles and a variety of rib spacing patterns.

Posted: Jun 10, 2020

COVID-19 Likely To Add Momentum To Increased Home Building In Smaller Markets

Washington, DC - The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to hasten a housing trend already taking place across the nation--residential construction activity that is expanding at a more rapid rate in lower density markets such as smaller cities and rural areas. Multifamily development is also proceeding at a brisk pace in areas where education and health services dominate.

Posted: Jun 08, 2020

AGC Analysis Shows Widespread Decline In Construction Employment In April

Arlington, VA - Construction employment declined in the District of Columbia and every state except South Dakota in April, an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government data shows. At the same time, the association released a new survey that finds that rising project cancellations are forcing many firms to furlough or terminate employees even as federal relief measures help avoid further job losses.

Posted: Jun 04, 2020

Petersen's New Wood Grain Colors Add Dazzle To Metal Cladding Applications

Elk Grove Village, IL - When the performance of metal is required but the look of wood is desired, Petersen’s 16 new wood grain colors are ready to dazzle. Petersen’s already vast spectrum of color options now increases to 62 standard choices with the addition of the 70% PVDF wood grain finishes, which are available on PAC-CLAD steel and aluminum wall panels.

Posted: Jun 03, 2020

As Las Vegas Reopens, Planning For METALCON 2020 Gathers Steam

Newton, MA - As Las Vegas begins to reopen, METALCON 2020, the metal construction industry’s largest international event for metal construction products, technologies and solutions, announces new programming and educational sessions for its 30th anniversary “Build Back Better” conference and tradeshow at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Wednesday, Oct. 21 – Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.

Posted: Jun 02, 2020

Schweiss Doors Offers Updated Bifold Doors Brochure

Fairfax, MN - Schweiss Doors has published a new brochure designed to help contractors, architects and building owners make the best decisions when it comes to bifold and hydraulic doors for their projects. The 36-page brochure covers door comparisons, liftstrap bifolds, strap latches, greaseable hinges, hydraulic doors, hinges, power units, wind pins and remotes.

Posted: Jun 01, 2020

Roof Hugger Releases Do's And Don'ts Of Retrofit Roofing

Odessa, FL - Roof Hugger LLC, a leading supplier of metal-over-metal retrofit framing products, has released a new series of Do's And Don'ts Of Retrofit Roofing, offering crucial information to ensure the success of metal reroof projects.

Posted: May 29, 2020

MCI-ELFI Confidence Index Improves In May, Data Reveals COVID-19 Impact

Washington, DC - The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation has released the May 2020 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market improved with an index of 25.8, up from the historic low in April of 22.3.

Posted: May 28, 2020

CFSEI To Host Webinar On Cold-Formed Steel Framing Attachment To Concrete In Seismic Zones

Washington, DC - The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Cold-Formed Steel Framing Attachment to Concrete in Seismic Zones” on Thursday, June 11, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs.

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