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Posted: Feb 09, 2024

Lorin Industries Launches Batch Anodizing Line

Muskegon, MI - Lorin Industries Inc., a global industry leader in the innovation and production of coil anodized aluminum, announces the launch of its new batch anodizing line. This capability, combined with the long history of anodized coil processing, allows Lorin to satisfy the needs of its current coil to coil customers with batch anodized parts.

Posted: Feb 08, 2024

Elevate Commercial Roofing Systems & Lining Names Palmer Senior VP Of Sales

Nashville, TN – Elevate Commercial Roofing Systems & Lining has named Frank Palmer as Senior Vice President of Sales. Palmer will be responsible for the growing portfolio and sales of Elevate™, GenFlex™ and GenTite™. The appointment is part of a recent reorientation of the Elevate U.S. Sales team to reinforce the business’s commitment to delivering an exceptional customer experience at every touchpoint.

Posted: Feb 07, 2024

AIA's Latest Billings Index Shows Midwest Sector To Be Strongest

Washington, DC — The AIA/Deltek Architecture Billings Index (ABI) remained below 50 for December, indicating soft business conditions to close out 2023. The score of 45.4 remained essentially flat from November. Any score below 50.0 indicates decreasing business conditions but there are encouraging signs of the pipeline.

Posted: Feb 06, 2024

Roof Hugger Relaunches Website For Metal-Over-Metal Retrofit Roofing

Lutz, FL - Roof Hugger has relaunched its website to help customers more easily navigate the site. The new is a comprehensive resource for metal-over-metal retrofits with a wealth of information and tips for owners, contractors and specifiers.

Posted: Feb 06, 2024

Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings To Have Robust Presence At Las Vegas IRE Show

Minneapolis, MN – Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings will have a significant and very hands-on presence at the International Roofing Expo (IRE), the largest roofing and exteriors event in the country, from Feb. 6-8 in Las Vegas, Nev. Attendees to Sherwin-Williams booths #4916/4918 can expect to see the company’s exciting launch of the brand’s new collection of printed metal coatings colorways, in-booth demonstrations and activities, and can talk to experts about the diverse product portfolio for metal and roofing systems.

Posted: Feb 02, 2024

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Jumps In January

Washington, DC — The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released its January 2024 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 48.6, an increase from the December index of 42.5.

Posted: Feb 01, 2024

AkzoNobel White Paper Covers Coils Coatings And Sustainability

Columbus, OH - Modern coatings and digital technologies can help significantly reduce CO2 emissions and increase circularity (i.e., reduce, reuse, and recycle) within the built environment, but the pace with which they can be introduced and the detail of future regulation will decide who wins and who loses future building contracts. This is one of the key themes explored in a new White Paper from AkzoNobel.

Posted: Jan 31, 2024

Roof Hugger, McElroy Metal Teaming Up With MCA For IRE Presentation

Lutz, FL - Experts from Roof Hugger and McElroy Metal will be presenting “Retrofit with Metal Systems” on the opening day and the last day of the International Roofing Expo in Las Vegas. D.J. Highnote of Roof Hugger and Charlie Smith of McElroy Metal will be discussing different methods of retrofitting a roof with metal systems on the IRE show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center at 3 p.m., Feb. 6 and Feb 8.

Posted: Jan 30, 2024

ATAS Announces Retirement Of Key Team Member Dave Weidl

Allentown, PA - After 22 years of service with ATAS International, Dave Weidl has announced his retirement. Weidl joined ATAS as a Product Representative, whose territory included the state of Ohio, and portions of Kentucky and Indiana. In 2017, he was promoted to Architectural Business Development Manager. This position also included the development and management of corporate accounts, and Weidl was instrumental in company growth in both areas.

Posted: Jan 29, 2024

3A Composites USA Increases Its Nationwide Focus On Mega Projects

Davidson, NC - 3A Composites USA - manufacturer of ALUCOBOND®, a leader in metal façades for more than 50 years - is demonstrating its dedication to further cultivating relationships with leading architectural firms by shifting top performer John Tarr into the position of National Specification Manager. Also, Nate German was recently added as sales manager for South Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Posted: Jan 26, 2024

NRCA Releases 2024 Roofing Manual Volumes And Boxed Set

Rosemont, IL - The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has released The NRCA Roofing Manual: Metal Panel and SPF Roof Systems—2024 to provide the roofing industry with the most comprehensive information about the metal panel and spray polyurethane foam roof systems used in low- and steep-slope applications.

Posted: Jan 24, 2024

Kingspan Adds KS Vektra™ To QuadCore® KS Series Insulated Metal Panel Lineup

DeLand, FL — Kingspan Insulated Panels North America has announced the addition of KS Vektra™ to its line of QuadCore® KS Series insulated metal wall panels. The new KS Vektra panel provides a unique aesthetic profile and can be customized with trimless ends and pre-formed corners to provide a clean, finished appearance.

Posted: Jan 19, 2024

MBMA To Host 2024 Architecture Faculty Workshop

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) will again be hosting its annual Architecture Faculty Workshop for college and university professors nationwide. This year’s event takes place April 10 in Charlotte, North Carolina and includes a tour of a local metal building manufacturing facility.

Posted: Jan 18, 2024

New Compact Hydraulic Pump From Schweiss Doors Needs No Electricity

Fairfax, MN — Perfect for mobile containers, food trucks, show booths, storage units, non-wired outbuildings and other off-the-grid applications, Schweiss Doors has introduced a new compact hydraulic pump that can open and close hydraulic doors up to 24' x 12' with a cordless drill or by hand. The drill-driven compact hydraulic pump system allows customers to enjoy all the benefits of a Schweiss hydraulic door – strength, security and full access to inside space – without electricity.

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