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Posted: Mar 26, 2021

New MCA White Paper Addresses Material Properties That Affect Steel Cladding Performance

Chicago, IL - The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has published a new white paper available for download on its website, metalconstruction.org. The paper, “Material Properties that Affect Steel Cladding Performance”, details important material parameters that affect the performance and qualities of steel cladding and the ability to fabricate the steel, paying particular attention to the often-misunderstood concept of gauge.

Posted: Mar 24, 2021

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Reaches Highest Level In Three Years

Washington, DC - The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released the March 2021 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 67.7, an increase from the February index of 64.4, and the highest level since April 2018.

Posted: Mar 23, 2021

METALCON Introduces Newly Formed Advisory Council

Newton, MA - METALCON, the metal construction industry’s only global event for metal construction and design products, introduces its first advisory council to help shape the future of METALCON, ensuring it represents all factions of the metal construction industry and its major attendee groups.

Posted: Mar 19, 2021

MRA Declares Week Of March 22 "Love Your Roof" Week

Longview, WA - For all that roofs do, spring is the perfect time to give them the love and attention they deserve to ensure lasting, long-term performance. That’s why the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA), a leading nonprofit organization representing residential metal roofing in the U.S. and Canada, is declaring March 22 – 28 as “Love Your Roof” week.

Posted: Mar 18, 2021

Mule-Hide Names Southern Virginia Territory Manager

Beloit, WI - Matt Fogel has joined Mule-Hide Products Co. as territory manager for the newly created Southern Virginia territory. In his new role, Fogel will be the company’s lead contact with area contractors.

Posted: Mar 16, 2021

Nucor To Build Tube Mill In The Midwest

Charlotte, NC - Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) announces that its Board of Directors has approved plans to build a tube mill in the Midwest, the largest consuming region for steel and steel products.

Posted: Mar 15, 2021

S-5! Launches New & Improved Attachment Solutions Website

Colorado Springs, CO, – S-5!, one of the world's leading authorities on metal roof attachment technology, has launched a new and improved website, designed to create a more user-friendly, information-packed resource site for end-customers, manufacturers and distributors.

Posted: Mar 12, 2021

National Coil Coating Association Welcomes Pair Of New Members

Cleveland, OH - The National Coil Coating Association (NCCA) welcomed Assan Aluminyum and United Metal Coating as new coater members of the association. NCCA is comprised of coaters and suppliers to the coil coating industry. Coater companies operate continuous coil coating lines, applying organic or inorganic coatings, including laminates, to coiled metals.

Posted: Mar 11, 2021

Construction Spending Rises In January, But AGC Expects Further Losses

Alexandria, VA - Construction spending rallied in January as private nonresidential construction increased for the first time in seven months, according to an analysis of recent federal construction spending data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Posted: Mar 08, 2021

ATAS International And BRIGHTSMITH Coaters Recognize Leadership Program Graduates

Allentown, PA - ATAS International Inc. and their sister company, BRIGHTSMITH Coaters, had two employees graduate from the Manufacturers Resource Center’s (MRC) Manufacturing Leadership Institute certificate program in November. Jason Eberts, Assistant Inside Technical Sales Manager at ATAS, and Tony Bus, Product and Process Manager at BRIGHTSMITH, are graduates in the class of 2020.

Posted: Mar 05, 2021

Nucor Announces Plans To Build TrueCore Facility In Utah

Charlotte, NC - Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) announces plans to build a third TrueCore manufacturing facility to be located in Brigham City, Utah. The 120,000 square foot facility will manufacture insulated wall and roof panels using state-of-the-art continuous line equipment. The new facility is expected to be operational in 2022 and will employ 50 teammates.

Posted: Mar 04, 2021

TRINAR® TC 70% PVDF Launched By AkzoNobel

Columbus, OH - AkzoNobel has launched TRINAR TC (Tough Coat), a new PFOA-free PVDF coil coating system that provides increased scratch, abrasion and stain resistance across diverse applications, including metal roofing, building and construction.

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