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Posted: Mar 16, 2020

Mule-Hide Products Co. Launches Redesigned Website

Beloit, WI - Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. has redesigned its website, making it faster and easier for contractors, specifiers and property managers to access the information they need when designing, installing, maintaining or repairing roofs with Mule-Hide products - including recoating for aged metal roofs.

Posted: Mar 13, 2020

MRA Advocates For Metal As Sustainable Reroofing Choice

Portland, OR - In the U.S. and Canada, homeowners are gearing up for spring and summer exterior home improvement projects. For those projects involving new roofs, the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) encourages all to think about metal, not only because of the benefits for the homeowner, but for the entire planet as well.

Posted: Mar 12, 2020

Metal Construction Association Announces Four New Members

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has announced four new members to the group of more than 90 manufacturers and suppliers dedicated to expanding and developing the metal construction industry. The new members each operate in specific niches, demonstrating the diversity that comprises the industry as a whole and the association in particular.

Posted: Mar 12, 2020

SMACNA Launches National “Ignite Your Career” Workforce Development Campaign

Chantilly, VA - The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), the leader in promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry, today announced the launch of its workforce development campaign, designed to raise public awareness for career opportunities across the organized HVAC and sheet metal industries, and support its members in recruitment efforts. A new website,, is being rolled out and will serve as the “digital hub” of this comprehensive campaign.

Posted: Mar 11, 2020

Lorin Offers New Hole Patterns For Perforated Anodized Aluminum

Muskegon, MI - Lorin Industries Inc., a global industry leader in the innovation and production of coil anodized aluminum, announces that its updated coil anodized aluminum for perforated aluminum products in architectural and construction applications now contains new hole patterns, including a square pattern.

Posted: Mar 06, 2020

Sunflare Introduces PowerFit 20 Flexible Solar Panel For Metal Roofs

La Verne, CA – Sunflare has announced its successful development of PowerFit 20, a light, thin, flexible solar panel designed to nest between the seams of standing seam metal roofs. Visually unobtrusive, the modules were developed for use by architects and builders seeking the best possible aesthetics when harnessing the power of the sun.

Posted: Mar 03, 2020

MCA Announces Annual Service Award Winners

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) presented its annual Patrick R. Bush Service Award to Jan Nelson and its Larry A. Swaney Award to Todd Miller in appreciation for their service to the association and the metal construction industry. The awards were given during MCA's Winter Meeting Awards Dinner in Palm Springs, CA on January 14th.

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.

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