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Posted: Sep 21, 2018

AISI Standards Council Forming New Subcommittee On Composite Member Design, Seeks Participants

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Standards Council has approved the formation of a new subcommittee for composite member design and is seeking individuals to participate. The objective of “Subcommittee 34: Composite Member Design” is to develop and maintain design provisions for composite assemblies consisting of cold-formed steel members and concrete.

Posted: Sep 20, 2018

AMS Controls Releases Eclipse Pro Production Management Solution Software

St. Louis, MO - AMS Controls has announced the release of Eclipse Pro Production Management Solution software for roll forming and metal folding operations. AMS Controls President Andy Allman said, “Today’s manufacturers need today’s data, today. Not tomorrow. Eclipse Pro uses real-time data to so manufacturers gain better insight and visibility into what actually happens on their production floor on a daily basis.”

Posted: Sep 19, 2018

Former Carolina Panthers Star To Deliver METALCON 2018 Keynote Address

Newton, MA - Steve Smith, Sr., a 16-year NFL veteran and former five-time pro bowl, three-time all-pro receiver for the Carolina Panthers, will present “Perseverance, Teamwork and Overcoming Obstacles” in a keynote address on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 11.00 a.m., at METALCON 2018 in Charlotte, NC.

Posted: Sep 18, 2018

Alpine SnowGuards Announces Phase II Upgrades To Online Project Calculator

Morrisville, VT - Alpine SnowGuards, a manufacturer of rooftop snow management systems, has announced Phase II upgrades to their Online Project Calculator. The company announced in July that their online calculator had been upgraded to include the integration of pad-style snow guards.

Posted: Sep 17, 2018

Garco Building Systems Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Spokane, WA - Garco, an industry-leader in metal building systems, is celebrating its 60th year in business. Garco was established in 1958 by founder Wayne Garceau as Garceau Steel Structures with a focus on meeting and exceeding customers’ needs.

Posted: Sep 14, 2018

Mule-Hide Expands Acrylic Coatings Line With New Base Coats

Beloit, WI – Mule-Hide Products Co. has added two new base coats – A-300 Base and A-300 Base TPO – to its line of professional-grade acrylic coatings. Both provide a well-bonded surface for the A-300 Finish coat, helping contractors deliver lasting restorations and repairs that add years to the lives of existing roofs while enhancing their energy efficiency.

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,

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.

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