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Posted: Mar 02, 2020

Alfrex Strengthens Commercial Leadership Team With Addition Of Chastain

Buford, GA – Alfrex is pleased to welcome two new additions to the Alfrex family: Samuel Chastain and Frank Meehan. Chastain has been named the Director of Commercial Operations for Alfrex FR metal composite material (MCM) and Alfrex Plate architectural wall cladding product lines, while Meehan has joined the team as an independent sales representative for the Southwest region.

Posted: Feb 28, 2020

Equipment Leasing And Finance Industry Confidence Index Steady In February

Washington, DC – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released its February 2020 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $900 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market in February is 58.7, easing but steady with the January index of 59.9.

Posted: Feb 27, 2020

Metl-Span Introduces Two New Backup Wall Systems

Lewisville, TX – Metl-Span has introduced a pair of new backup wall systems: the BW Universal System™ and the BW Stretch System™. Utilizing insulated metal panels, these new systems provide superior air, water, thermal and vapor protection in an all-in-one barrier component.

Posted: Feb 26, 2020

Garland Celebrates Milestone 125th Anniversary In 2020

Cleveland, OH - The Garland Company, Inc., an employee-owned roofing and building envelope systems manufacturer, celebrates 125 years in business in 2020, joining a very small and elite group of companies to achieve such a milestone.

Posted: Feb 25, 2020

MRA Announces Kickoff Of Best Residential Metal Roofing Projects Competition

Portland, OR —The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA), the leading nonprofit trade organization representing the industry in the U.S. and Canada, is kicking off a quarterly competition for roofing contractors, installers and manufacturers to select the best residential metal roofing projects for 2020.

Posted: Feb 24, 2020

AIA Billings Index Strengthens In January

Washington, DC - Starting the year on a strong note, architecture firm billings strengthened slightly in January, according to a new report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score of 52.2 for January compared to 52.1 in December reflects an increase in design services provided by U.S. architecture firms (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings).

Posted: Feb 20, 2020

Airolite Introduces New Architectural Louver

Schofield, WI - Airolite has expanded its architectural louver screen line with the introduction of the new ENCB6500, a versatile horizontal blade louver screen that functions as a sight and security barrier as well as an architectural accent to enhance commercial building projects.

Posted: Feb 17, 2020

Laminators Inc. Video Depicts Install Process For New Field-Fabricated ACM System

Hatfield, PA – Following on the heels of a newly launched Field-Fabricated Installation System for its ACM panels, and the development of a new exterior grade rigid insulation sheathing, Laminators Inc. has announced the availability of new videos that fully demonstrate the installation process for each product.

Posted: Feb 14, 2020

FGIA Unveils New Logo And Video At Annual Conference

Schaumburg, IL - During the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) inaugural 2020 Annual Conference, the association officially launched its brand, including a new logo and promotional video.

Posted: Feb 13, 2020

2019 MCA Chairman's Award Winners Announced

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has recognized North America's most outstanding metal construction projects of 2019. This year's judging panel of distinguished architects included James Theimer, Principal Architect, Trilogy Architecture; Mark Roddy, Lecturer in the Department of Design, California State University, Sacramento; and Erik Mehlman, Partner and Design Lead at BuildSense | Architecture + Construction.

Posted: Feb 11, 2020

IMETCO Introduces Revive & Reclad Engineering Services Package For Building Owners

Norcross, GA - IMETCO® (Innovative Metals Company, Inc.) is offering a refined solution for re-cladding aging facades. R2™ (Revive & Reclad) is a customized, inclusive engineering services package designed to help building owners, architects or any other decision maker choose the proper re-cladding solution for their specific building based on existing conditions.

Posted: Feb 10, 2020

RIMA-I Adds "Ask The Expert" Section To Website

Olathe, KS - The Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association International (RIMA-I) strives to make access to reliable research and information on the reflective products industry available to everyone. To that end, the group is continually adding new ways to share information as well as respond to inquiries covering everything from individual consumer installs to technical information for architects, engineers, contractors, building code officials and others in the construction industry. For persons with questions on reflective insulation, radiant barriers, interior radiation control coatings (IRCC or low-emittance coatings), RIMA International can help.

Posted: Feb 07, 2020

Arconic Inc. Board Approves Separation of Company

Pittsburgh, PA -- (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Arconic Inc. (NYSE: ARNC) announced on February 6 that its Board of Directors has approved the completion of the Company’s separation into two independent, publicly traded companies. The separation is scheduled to become effective on April 1, 2020 before the opening of the New York Stock Exchange.

Posted: Feb 06, 2020

Contractor Confidence Surges Into 2020, Says ABC

Washington, DC - Confidence among U.S. construction industry leaders increased in November 2019 with respect to sales, profit margins and staffing, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Construction Confidence Index released in late January.

Posted: Feb 04, 2020

Widespread Optimism For Construction Project Prospects In 2020 Noted By AGC

Arlington, VA - Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) officials noted that its recent survey found widespread optimism about prospects for projects available to bid on in 2020, but they urged officials in Washington to follow through on announced plans for infrastructure spending increases.

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