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Posted: Jan 16, 2023

U. S. Steel Announces New, Longer Warranty For Galvalume® Coated Steel Coils

Pittsburgh, PA - United States Steel Corporation (U. S. Steel, NYSE: X) announces a doubling of the standard limited warranty policy for Galvalume® coated coils used in nonresidential and residential building construction. The new warranties provided to U. S. Steel customers will range from 40-60 years, a significant upgrade from the existing 20-25 year warranties.

Posted: Jan 13, 2023

Construction Employment And Pay Rises In December

Arlington, VA - Construction firms added 28,000 employees in December and continued to raise wages for hourly workers more than other sectors as the industry’s unemployment rate fell to a record low for the month, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government data. Association officials said the data align with their newly released survey, which found the majority of contractors are optimistic about demand for most construction types, despite reporting difficulty filling positions.

Posted: Jan 12, 2023

Kavanagh Named Managing Director Of AkzoNobel Industrial Coatings

Columbus, OH - Jim Kavanagh has been appointed as Managing Director of AkzoNobel Industrial Coatings. He will lead the strategic direction across a diverse portfolio, including Coil and Extrusion Coatings, Packaging Coatings, Wood Finishes and Wood Adhesives.

Posted: Jan 11, 2023

Garland/DBS Awarded Missouri Contract From EducationPlus™

Cleveland, OH - The Garland Company announces that Garland, through its Design-Build Solutions subsidiary (DBS), has earned a publicly procured, competitively solicited contract award from EducationPlus, a cooperative of 59 school districts throughout the St. Louis region, representing about a third of the state’s students.

Posted: Jan 09, 2023

McElroy Metal Introduces New SSR-Styled Exposed-Fastener Panel

Bossier City, LA - McElroy Metal has introduced a new exposed-fastening metal panel that looks similar to a standing seam profile. The company is calling the new profile Modern-Rib. It offers the economy customers expect from an exposed-fastening panel, but features major ribs more characteristic of a standing seam panel.

Posted: Jan 06, 2023

Knight Wall Systems Adds New Rollforming Line

Deer Park, WA - Knight Wall Systems, supplier of building envelope rainscreens, announces that the company has expanded its custom rollforming capacity with the addition of a new line at its eastern Washington manufacturing facility, according to company president Doug Knight.

Posted: Jan 05, 2023

MBMA's 2022 Annual Report Now Available

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released its 2022 annual report, “From Form to Function.” It focuses on the growing popularity of metal building systems and how MBMA and its members serve the needs of this vital industry.

Posted: Dec 27, 2022

Latest AGC Data Shows Construction Employment Up In Most States In November

Arlington, VA - Construction employment climbed in 38 states from October to November and 42 states added construction jobs during the past 12 months, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the new employment data shows demand remains strong for the industry as contractors continue to search for even more workers to hire.

Posted: Dec 26, 2022

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Improves In December

Washington, DC – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released the December 2022 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 45.9, an increase from the November index of 43.7.

Posted: Dec 26, 2022

Mule-Hide Products Unveils First Of Five New Training Centers

Beloit, WI - Five new training centers from roofing systems and products manufacturer Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. will give the company’s contractors, distributor partners and associates nationwide access to ongoing, hands-on education.

Posted: Dec 22, 2022

ATAS Announces Metal Wall Panel Installation Seminar Dates

Allentown, PA - Metal wall cladding continues to be a growing sector in the design and construction of both residential and commercial buildings. To assist contractors who may not be familiar with installing single-skin metal wall panels, ATAS International offers installation training in three of their manufacturing locations, with a selection of several dates in 2023.

Posted: Dec 22, 2022

Westlake Royal Offers Homeowner And Contractor Resources For Post-Ian Rebuilding

Lake Wales, FL — With manufacturing operations and employees in Florida dating back nearly 70 years, Westlake Royal Roofing Solutions™ intimately understands the urgencies and misinformation that can follow a major hurricane. As in the past, the company’s team on the ground is leveraging its expertise in the region to help homeowners and contractors navigate the rebuilding process, avoid scams and delays, and secure roofing materials that provide superior Florida-weather performance.

Posted: Dec 21, 2022

MRA's Buyer's Guide Helps Homeowners Get The Metal Roof They Expect

Portland, OR – Dealing with destruction and home damage in the aftermath of 2022's monster storm season and hurricanes like Ian is bad enough. But for unsuspecting homeowners, shoddy workmanship and inferior quality can make a terrible situation even worse. That’s the warning from the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) in the aftermath of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season.

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