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Posted: Feb 07, 2022

SAF Announces Promotion And Four New Hires

Atlanta, GA – SAF, a global metals distributor, fabricator, and finisher is pleased to announce the promotion of a longtime employee as well as the addition of four new team members to the sales and project management teams. The year 2021 marked historic sales growth for SAF, and the metals fabricator also celebrated the opening of a new manufacturing facility in September. To address the need for additional team members to manage the company’s growth, SAF has promoted internally in addition to welcoming new faces from outside the organization.

Posted: Feb 04, 2022

Duro-Last® Presents Awards At 2022 National Sales Seminar

Saginaw, MI - Duro-Last’s annual National Sales Seminar, held January 16-19 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN, recognized multiple contractors for their dedication and workmanship over the past year.

Posted: Feb 03, 2022

MCA Honors Two With Distinguished Service Awards At Winter Meeting

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) presented its annual Patrick R. Bush Service Award to Miguel Peña and its Larry A. Swaney Award to Dale Nelson in appreciation for their service to the association and the metal construction industry. The awards were given January 25 during MCA's Winter Meeting which was held at the McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Posted: Feb 02, 2022

MBCEA Member PanelClad Achieves AC478 Accreditation For Metal Building Assemblers

Bethlehem, PA – The Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA) has announced the successful completion of the AC478 Metal Building Assemblers certification process by one of its member companies, Visalia, CA-based PanelClad. Serving the California Central Valley, PanelClad is the first metal building assembler in California to earn the prestigious AC478 accreditation, administered by the International Accreditation Service (IAS). AC478 Accreditation for Metal Building Assemblers Inspection is a standard to recognize metal building assemblers committed to excellence.

Posted: Feb 01, 2022

MBMA Develops Long-Range Plan To Create Educational Materials For Architecture Students

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has published the first report in its new Architectural Significance in Metal Buildings series created for undergraduate and graduate architecture programs. Kicking off a multiyear initiative to introduce students to metal building systems, the new folio explores the design challenges and outcomes of the Alamo Beer Company building project in San Antonio.

Posted: Jan 31, 2022

AIA's Billings Index Ends 2021 On A High Note

Washington, DC – As architecture firms ended 2021 on a high note with strong business conditions, staff recruitment is becoming a growing concern among firms. December’s Architectural Billings Index (ABI) score of 52.0 was an increase from 51.0 in November (any score over 50 indicates billings growth).

Posted: Jan 27, 2022

MCA Announces Executive Committee And New Board Members

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has announced its 2022 Executive Committee and Board of Directors. James Bush of ATAS International will continue to serve as Chairman of the Executive Committee, joining Vice Chair Brian Partyka of Drexel Metals, and Past Chair Ed Karper of Dura Coat Products.

Posted: Jan 27, 2022

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Steady in January

Washington, DC — The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released the January 2022 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 $900 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 63.9, unchanged from the December index.

Posted: Jan 26, 2022

METALCON Issues Call For Presentations For 2022 Trade Show

Newton, MA — METALCON, the only global event dedicated exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction, announces its 2022 Call for Presentations. The program committee is seeking dynamic presenters who can educate, engage and inspire attendees with presentations on real-world topics, challenges and opportunities in the industry.

Posted: Jan 25, 2022

MBMA Announces 2021 Award Winners At Annual Meeting

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) presented several awards at the 2021 MBMA Annual Meeting, held December 8-9 in Indian Wells, Calif. The honors included 13 Industry Advocate Awards and two Prestigious Innovation Awards.

Posted: Jan 25, 2022

Gleason Promoted At Altenloh, Brinck And Co.

Bryan, OH — Altenloh, Brinck & Co. US, Inc. (ABC US), manufacturers of SPAX® engineered fasteners, today announced that Bob Gleason has been promoted to Regional Sales Manager in the Lumber Yard division for SPAX, located in Texas.

Posted: Jan 21, 2022

Covertech's Parent Company Acquires Reflectix Insulation

Toronto, ON, - Balcan Innovations Inc., the parent company of Covertech Flexible Packaging, which manufactures rFOIL insulation, has acquired Reflectix Inc., a leader in reflective insulation and radiant barriers.

Posted: Jan 20, 2022

Laminators Incorporated Debuts New Logo For 2022

Hatfield, PA – Laminators Incorporated has announced the launch of a new company logo as part of the ongoing evolution of their company’s brand. The refreshed logo reflects a more modern look that captures who they are today as well as into the future.

Posted: Jan 19, 2022

Nucor Selects West Virginia As Location For New Sheet Mill

Charlotte, NC - Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) announces that it will build its new state-of-the-art sheet mill in Mason County, West Virginia. The West Virginia location on the Ohio River provides Nucor with important transportation and logistics advantages, and a strengthened ability to serve customers in the Midwest and Northeast, the two largest sheet consuming regions in the U.S.

Posted: Jan 18, 2022

US Steel Chooses Arkansas Site For New Steel Mill

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) (“U. S. Steel”) has announced that its next-generation highly sustainable and technologically advanced steel mill will be located in Osceola, Arkansas, close to U. S. Steel’s cutting-edge Big River Steel plant. The facility is engineered to bring together the most advanced technology to create the steel mill of the future that delivers profitable solutions for the company's customers.

Posted: Jan 17, 2022

SAF Implements High-Tech Solution To Improve Aluminum Finishing Process

Atlanta, GA — SAF, a global metals distributor, fabricator, and finisher, is substantially improving its ability to confirm the quality of coatings it applies to aluminum, thanks to the introduction of a new tool. The company is now incorporating X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF) technology into its polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) finishing process. The enhancement enables SAF to provide its customers with verification that its coatings meet key industry standards for performance and durability.

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