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Posted: Aug 08, 2023

Wood's Powr-Grip's MTEX Cladding Lifter Handles Heavy, Fire-Rated IMPs

Laurel, MT - Wood's Powr-Grip Inc. (WPG), a leading manufacturer / supplier of vacuum lifting equipment for metal panels and other materials, showcases the use of its newest cladding lifter - the MTEX - as it was utilized recently in downtown Bozeman, MT to install fire-rated insulated metal panels (IMPs).

Posted: Aug 07, 2023

METALCON Hosting Metal Training Zone At 2023 Show

Newton, MA — In an effort to continue metal’s decade-long trend of gaining roofing market share, METALCON is doing its part to develop more qualified metal roofing installers. The 2023 METALCON tradeshow floor will include a METALCON Training Zone, offering a hands-on learning opportunity for roofing contractors with any or no level of experience working with metal.

Posted: Aug 04, 2023

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Rises In July

Washington, DC –The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released the July 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 46.4, an increase from the June index of 44.1.

Posted: Aug 03, 2023

ATAS Introduces Two Courses Offering IDCEC CEUs

Allentown, PA - ATAS International now offers two courses that have been approved by the IDCEC (International Design Continuing Education Council) for 1 CEU. Those courses join the many others that ATAS has had approved by the AIA (American Institute of Architects) Continuing Education System, GBCI (Green Business Certification Inc.), and IIBEC (International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants).

Posted: Aug 02, 2023

AIA/Deltek Billings Index Stable In June

Washington, DC – Architecture firms reported flat billings in June, according to the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI) from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Deltek. The ABI score was 50.1 for June, down slightly from May's score of 51.0. Although growth in June was weaker than May, this marks the first time since last fall that there have been two consecutive months of scores above 50 (any score above 50 indicates an increase in firm billings).

Posted: Aug 01, 2023

Family Owned Laminators Incorporated Celebrates 60 Years Of Success

Hatfield, PA – Founded in July 1963 by Joe Thompson, Laminators Incorporated is a family-owned and operated business now in its third generation with David Thompson as President and CEO, Garrett Thompson as VP of Sales and Marketing, and Scott Thompson as Take-Off Support for Construction Services.

Posted: Jul 31, 2023

Lorin Industries To Add Batch Anodizing Capabilities

Muskegon, MI - Lorin Industries, a leading continuous coil anodizing company with 80 years of anodizing expertise, announces the upcoming launch of its batch anodizing line in the latter part of 2023. This capability, combined with a long history of anodized coil processing, will allow Lorin to satisfy the needs of its current coil customers with batch anodized parts. It will also open its customer base to new customers who specifically require batch anodizing.

Posted: Jul 28, 2023

East Lake Metals Names Laking VP Of Sales For Florida

Whiting, IN - East Lake Metals has announced Brad Laking as Vice-President of sales for all metal products in Florida. With an impressive career in the metal industry dating back to the mid-1980s, Laking brings a wealth of knowledge and a well-earned reputation for reliability, professionalism, and exceptional salesmanship that perfectly aligns with the company's core values and goals.

Posted: Jul 27, 2023

Jonathan Humble Receives Cool Roof Rating Council Lifetime Award

Washington, DC - Jonathan Humble, FAIA, NCARB, LEED BD+C, regional director of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Construction Technical Program, was presented with the Cool Roof Rating Council’s (CRRC) Lifetime Award at its annual meeting held on June 14, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was recognized for his many years of service and contributions to the CRRC.

Posted: Jul 26, 2023

Multiple Factors Driving Rapid Growth Of Metal Roofing's Share Of Residential Market

Portland, OR — Demand for residential metal roofing in the U.S. is rapidly growing, according to the latest annual industry report that measures overall roofing demand and activity. That's great news for the metal construction industry, and suggests the messaging of the Metal Roofing Association (MRA) — which touts the many benefits of metal roofing to homeowners, contractors and home builders — is working.

Posted: Jul 24, 2023

Kingspan Light + Air Launches New KlearSky™ Metal Framed Glass Skylights

Lake Forest, IL — Kingspan Light + Air, a division of Kingspan Group PLC, and a leader in daylighting, ventilation and smoke management solutions for the sustainable built environment, has announced the addition of KlearSky™ metal framed glass skylights to its lineup of industry-leading daylighting solutions.

Posted: Jul 20, 2023

Reed’s Metals Opens New Storefront In Fort Myers, FL

Houston, TX - Reed’s Metals, part of the Cornerstone Building Brands family, announces the opening of a new storefront in Fort Myers, FL. The company offers metal roofing systems, metal roofing panels, pole barns and pre-engineered steel buildings in the southern United States.

Posted: Jul 20, 2023

AGC Report Finds Construction Firms Added 23,000 Jobs In June

Arlington, VA - The construction sector added 23,000 jobs in June while the sector’s unemployment rate fell to the lowest rate ever for the month and pay levels in the industry continued to rise, according to an analysis of new government data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said there appears to be plenty of demand for construction services and that employers likely would have added even more jobs if they could find more workers to hire.

Posted: Jul 18, 2023

MBMA Adds A Pair Of New Members

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has added two new companies to its membership ranks. Ascent Buildings, LLC joins as a Building Systems member, and RMG Erectors & Constructors, LLC is a new Associate member.

Posted: Jul 17, 2023

AAG Operations Move To New Headquarters

Waterdown, Ontario, Canada - AAG Tailored Cutting Solutions, parent company of AXYZ Tailored Routers and WARDJET Waterjets, announces that it has moved into a new headquarters in Waterdown.

Posted: Jul 13, 2023

ATAS Announces Project Of The Year Winners For 2022

Allentown, PA - Award winners have been announced by ATAS for their 2022 Project of the Year competition. There were seven award categories: commercial roofs, commercial walls, residential roofs, residential walls, accents, sustainable, and interiors. Each award recognized projects in which ATAS products were incorporated into the design and construction of the building.

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