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Posted: Sep 13, 2018

MCA Roofing Championship Contestants Sought For METALCON 2018

Chicago, IL - The Metal Construction Association (MCA) will host its 5th Annual "MCA Rev 'Em Up Championship Roofing Games" At METALCON, October 10 - 12 in Charlotte, NC. Total prizes for this year's competition are $8,500 and five teams of two participants are still needed.

Posted: Sep 10, 2018

2018 Annual Market Study Now Available To MCA Members

Chicago, IL - The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has published the 2018 Consolidated Statistical Study, which was originally presented by Randy Giggard of FMI Corporation at MCA's Annual Summer Meeting on June 19th in Rosemont, IL. The study is now provided in its entirety in the Members-Only Area of the association's web site, www.metalconstruction.org.

Posted: Sep 06, 2018

Three New Cold-Formed Steel Framing Research Reports Published By AISI

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published three new cold-formed steel framing research reports: 1) “RP17-4: Higher Strength Cold-Formed Steel Framed/Steel Shear Walls for Mid-Rise Construction,” 2) “RP17-5: Higher Capacity Cold-Formed Steel Sheathed and Framed Shear Walls for Mid-Rise Buildings, Part 1,” and 3) “RP17-6: Higher Capacity Cold-Formed Steel Sheathed and Framed Shear Walls for Mid-Rise Buildings, Part 2.”

Posted: Sep 05, 2018

Recently Formed MBCEA Marketing Committee Convenes In New Jersey

Clinton, NJ - Keith Wentworth, President of The Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA) formed a Marketing Committee in May to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the association and to identify areas for improvement. After several telephone meetings and surveys of leadership, the committee convened on July 26-27 for a brainstorming session.

Posted: Aug 31, 2018

MCA Publishes White Paper About IMPs For Fire Safety

Chicago, IL - With fire safety continuing to be a top priority in the construction industry, The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has published a new white paper, "Fire Safety of Insulated Metal Wall Panels". This important document contains detailed information concerning the efficacy of insulated metal panels (IMPs) in the context of insulation and fire safety requirements in the US and other countries.

Posted: Aug 29, 2018

Tubelite Adds Judy Bland As Vice President Of Operations

Walker, MI - Tubelite Inc. has added Judy Bland as vice president of operations in Walker, Michigan. She will report directly to Steve Green, general manager, and her primary focus will be on safety, customer satisfaction, fiscal goal attainment and continual progression of Tubelite’s Lean journey.

Posted: Aug 28, 2018

Construction Employment Rises In Most States During July

Arlington, VA - Forty-five states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between July 2017 and July 2018, while 29 states and D.C. added construction jobs between June and July, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data.

Posted: Aug 27, 2018

Coloring And Etching For Metal Mesh Offered By GKD Metal Fabrics

Cambridge, MD - GKD Metal Fabrics is bringing increased style and hue to their offerings with custom etching and color designs. These capabilities, paired with GKD’s metal mesh offerings give architects the freedom to create visually astounding, custom structures.

Posted: Aug 24, 2018

METALCON Adopts NASCAR Theme For Metal Roofing Championship Games

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has announced the name and theme for the 5th Annual Metal Roofing Championship Games, being held at METALCON October 10-12, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Adopting a NASCAR theme, the event this year is being called “The MCA Rev ‘Em Up Roofing Championship Games”.

Posted: Aug 23, 2018

AIA's Billings Index Positive For 10th Straight Month

Washington, DC – Architecture firm billings growth slowed again in July but remained positive overall for the tenth consecutive month, according to a new report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Posted: Aug 22, 2018

MBCEA Announces New Corporate Headquarters

Bethlehem, PA - The Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA) recently cut the ribbon on office space that will serve as the group's new headquarters. Sasha Demyan, the group's Executive Director, will staff the offce.

Posted: Aug 17, 2018

ATAS International Captures The Sun’s Power At Mesa, Arizona Plant

Mesa, AZ - In a continuing effort to improve energy efficiency at their facilities, a 187.2 kW photovoltaic (PV) solar electric system was recently installed on ATAS International’s plant located in Mesa, Arizona. The PV system was installed by RER Energy Group (RER) over an existing metal trapezoidal seam roof system.

Posted: Aug 16, 2018

AXYZ International Unveils Redesigned Ecommerce Website

Burlington, Ontario, Canada - AXYZ International, a global manufacturer of CNC router and knife cutting systems, announces its improved ecommerce website, CNCRoutershop.com, a one-stop shop providing 24-hour access to and information about thousands of AXYZ's premium CNC router tooling, parts, software and consumables.

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