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Posted: Dec 28, 2023

Westlake Royal Roofing Solutions Launches New Roofing Underlayment CEU Course For Architects

Houston, TX – Westlake Royal Roofing Solutions™, a leader in efficient and resilient roofing systems and components, has released a new CEU continuing education course for architects about roofing underlayment. The course, The Importance of Roof Underlayment for Energy Efficiency and Fire Resistance, explores the roof underlayment as an integral part of the total roof system design and educates architects on the performance, benefits, fire resistance and weather resilience of various underlayment types.

Posted: Dec 27, 2023

Laminators Incorporated Receives Florida Approvals For Omega-Lite® Panel Systems

Hatfield, PA – Laminators Incorporated has received notice from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations indicating that the application for Florida Product Approval (FPA) has been approved for the 2023 Florida Building Code (FBC). Laminators’ Omega-Lite® ACM panels and applicable installation systems are approved for use in all Florida jurisdictions requiring FPA, including the High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) with a wind load design pressure of +/- 120 pounds per square foot.

Posted: Dec 26, 2023

MBMA's 2023 Annual Report Is Now Available

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released its 2023 annual report: “Metal Building Systems – A Sustainable Future”. It focuses on the sustainability and resiliency of metal building systems and how MBMA and its members continue to lead the industry in developing new and better solutions to advance metal building system design and manufacture.

Posted: Dec 22, 2023

Builder Sentiment Rises On Falling Interest Rates

Washington, DC - Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes rose three points to 37 in December, according to the recent National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released on December 18, 2023.

Posted: Dec 21, 2023

Construction Material Prices Down Slightly In November, Says ABC

Washington, DC - Construction input prices decreased 0.3% in November compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data.

Posted: Dec 19, 2023

With 21 More In 2023, S-5! Patent Total Reaches 133

Colorado Springs, CO – S-5!, a global leader of metal roof attachments, was issued 21 new patents in 2023, bringing its total number of patent issuances to 133 since the company’s first product was patented in 1991.

Posted: Dec 18, 2023

Nippon Steel Corporation Set To Acquire U.S. Steel

Tokyo & Pittsburgh--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nippon Steel Corporation (NSC) (TSE: 5401), Japan’s largest steelmaker and one of the world’s leading steel manufacturers, and United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) ("U. S. Steel”), a leading steel producer with competitive advantages in low-cost iron ore, mini mill steelmaking, and best-in-class finishing capabilities, have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which NSC will acquire U. S. Steel in an all-cash transaction at $55.00 per share.

Posted: Dec 18, 2023

Samco Machinery Sponsors Successful High School Robotics Team

Toronto, ON - Samco Machinery played a role in the success of a high school team competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition. The Pink Titans robotics team of David & Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute in Scarborough, Ontario, earned the Autonomous Award Event at the Ontario District Humber College event and advanced to the playoff rounds.

Posted: Dec 15, 2023

Demand For Workers Strong Despite Construction Firms Adding Only 2K Jobs In November

Arlington, VA — Construction sector job gains slowed in November as firms added only 2,000 jobs, but wages for hourly employees accelerated and the number of unfilled positions reached record highs in October, the Associated General Contractors of America reported in analyzing latest government data. Association officials said the new figures indicate the slowdown in hiring is likely because of workforce shortages instead of declining need for labor.

Posted: Dec 14, 2023

Elevate™ Reinforces Customer-Centric Approach with Leadership Changes

Nashville, TN – Elevate™, a leading commercial roofing, wall and lining systems provider, has strategically reoriented its U.S. Sales organization and leadership team. The Elevate internal U.S. Sales team is now organized into East and West divisions, each led by a Senior Sales Director. The newly created role of Vice President of Supply Chain & Customer Experience will focus on end-to-end optimization, collaboration across the organization, and providing exceptional service to customers. Elevate implemented these changes to reinforce the commitment to improved customer centricity and provide more regionally focused customer support.

Posted: Dec 13, 2023

ATAS Announces 2024 Metal Wall Panel Installation Seminar Dates

Allentown, PA – Continuing their popular metal wall panel installation seminars in 2024, ATAS International announces the dates and locations for those sessions. Locations include Allentown, PA; Mesa, AZ; and University Park, IL.

Posted: Dec 12, 2023

Bradbury Group Supports Food Banks Through Golf Outing

Moundridge, KS — The Bradbury Group hosted the Annual Bradbury Golf Tournament at Hesston Golf Course in Hesston, KS, in late October, with the goal of raising money to help support local food banks. It was a great opportunity to get employees, vendors and customers together to support a very worthy cause.

Posted: Dec 11, 2023

MBMA Announces 2024 Board Of Directors

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has announced its 2024 board of directors. Mark Van Dyken of Nucor Building Systems will continue to serve as the association's Chair.

Posted: Dec 08, 2023

New PAC-CLAD Board And Batten Panel System Expands Exterior Design Options

Elk Grove Village, IL - The new PAC-CLAD Board and Batten wall panel system from Petersen expands the creative options for designers and specifiers of exterior cladding systems. The Board and Batten system uses concealed fasteners to maintain clean lines and a rhythmic pattern of alternating wide vertical boards and narrower elevated battens.

Posted: Dec 08, 2023

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Steady In November

Washington, DC, November 16, 2023 – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released its November 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 42.8, an increase from the October index of 40.1.

Posted: Dec 07, 2023

S-5! Receives MBMA's 2023 Industry Advocate Award

Colorado Springs, CO – S-5!, an industry leader and innovator in the field of engineered metal roof attachments, was awarded the 2023 Gold Level Industry Advocate Award for outstanding service, participation and support of the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) at the MBMA annual meeting and awards presentation on Dec. 6 in San Antonio, TX.

Posted: Dec 06, 2023

MBCEA Releases Mobile App For Members

Bethlehem, PA - The Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA) has released a mobile app for Apple and Android phones. The new app enables members to access all the member benefits available on the MBCEA website and directly communicate with other members.

Posted: Dec 05, 2023

AIA/Deltek Architecture Billings Index Declines In October

Washington, DC – The AIA/Deltek Architecture Billings Index (ABI) reports that business conditions at architecture firms continued to soften in October. For the third consecutive month, the ABI score was under 50, indicating that a significant share of firms is seeing a decline in billings.

Posted: Dec 04, 2023

Petersen Stocks Lorin’s Anodized Aluminum

Muskegon, MI - Lorin Industries Inc., a global industry leader in the innovation and production of coil anodized aluminum, is partnering with Petersen, manufacturer of PAC-CLAD wall and roof panel systems in multiple gauges of steel and aluminum. With this partnership, Petersen is now stocking Lorin’s durable, beautiful anodized aluminum in a multitude of finishes.

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