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Posted: Jun 27, 2023

New Cold-Formed Steel Research Report Published By AISI

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published a new research report, “RP23-01: Analytical Equations for Critical Local Buckling Stress of Lipped Channels.” The report provides analytical equations for calculating the critical load buckling stress of lipped channels with or without punchouts under compression and bending.

Posted: Jun 27, 2023

2023 I-RIM Conference Presentations Available Individually Or As Complete Set

Virginia Beach, VA - The 2023 International Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Conference (I-RIM Conference) was held May 23-25 at the LeMeridien Visconti Hotel in Rome, Italy. Attendees represented more than ten regions/countries around the world sharing information and research as well as discussing opportunities for the future. Countries represented include the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Australia/Asia, Korea/Japan, Costa Rica, Argentina, Germany and Saudi Arabia. RIMA-I President Sergio Luconi, International Conference Chairman Mike Boulding and RIMA-I Executive Director/Conference Director Mary Edmondson hosted the event.

Posted: Jun 26, 2023

MRA Urges Homeowners To Think Fire Safety For The Fourth Of July

Portland, OR — It’s a combustible combination: The Fourth of July holiday happens to fall during the peak of wildfire season in many areas of the country, making this celebratory event particularly fraught with danger. So be careful while celebrating warns the Metal Roofing Alliance.

Posted: Jun 23, 2023

Lakeside Construction Fasteners Names Velliquette President

Paragould, AR - Lakeside Construction Fasteners, Inc. has announced the promotion of Eric J. Velliquette to President. Velliquette has been with Lakeside Construction Fasteners for 10 years, during which time he held the position of Vice President Sales & Marketing, proving himself at expanding the LCF family brand of products throughout the USA and internationally.

Posted: Jun 22, 2023

The Bradbury Group Parners With Biegemaster To Offer XBend Folder

Moundridge, KS — Bradbury announces a new partnership with Biegemaster, serving as the North American distributor for the XBend folder. This collaboration allows Bradbury to expand its folder offering for the metal building trim industry and the architectural market in North America.

Posted: Jun 21, 2023

MBMA Recognizes 2022 Safety Award Winners

Cleveland, OH - Each year the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) honors member companies that demonstrate exceptional performance in maintaining workplace safety. These awards are given to Building Systems members as well as Associate members for their performance during the previous calendar year. Safety awards for the 2022 year were presented during the 2023 MBMA Spring Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.

Posted: Jun 20, 2023

East Lake Metals Introduces Armored Coast Steel For Coastal Environments

Whiting, IN - East Lake Metals has announced the availability of a new coated steel product developed with coastal construction projects in mind. The company says the new product, called Armored Coast, is the "ultimate answer to coastal applications, ensuring unmatched durability, aesthetics, and longevity for your projects."

Posted: Jun 19, 2023

MBCEA Announces 2023 Building Of The Year Winners

Bethlehem, PA - The Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA) announced its 2023 Building of the Year winners at the 54th Annual MBCEA Conference, held May 8 – 10 in Nashville, Tennessee. The overall winner was the Terminal F roof retrofit project at the Port of Miami undertaken by Lemartec Corporation, a MasTec company, of Coconut Grove, Florida.

Posted: Jun 16, 2023

Sheffield Metals Now Offering Board And Batten Wall Profile

Sheffield Village, OH – Sheffield Metals International (SMI), a leading distributor of metal coil and sheet products used to manufacture standing seam metal roofing systems, is happy to announce the addition of a board and batten wall panel profile (SMI Board & Batten Wall) to its profile offerings.

Posted: Jun 16, 2023

AGC Analysis Says Construction Firms Added 25,000 Jobs In May

Arlington, VA - The construction sector added 25,000 jobs in May while the sector’s unemployment rate fell to its second lowest rate for the month and pay levels in the industry continued to rise, according to an analysis of latest government data the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said construction firms are boosting pay and taking other steps to recruit workers amid tight labor conditions.

Posted: Jun 15, 2023

Metal Building Systems Are The Stars Of New MBMA Video Series, 'Travels With Tony'

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has produced the first in a new video series, “Travels with Tony.” This series follows Tony Bouquot, MBMA general manager, as he visits unique and inspiring metal building systems around the country. The inaugural two-and-a-half-minute video highlights Starshine Texas, an events center in Houston.

Posted: Jun 14, 2023

3A Composites USA Partners With Tenmat On Fire-Rated Blocks For ACM Cladding

Wilmington, DE - In response to the adoption of the 2022 Building Code by New York City, Tenmat, a manufacturer of firestopping, has partnered with 3A Composites USA, the global manufacturer of ALUCOBOND® PLUS aluminum composite material (ACM), to conduct a joint NFPA 285 fire test using Tenmat's FF102/50 fire block and ALUCOBOND to meet the new regulations of the building code.

Posted: Jun 13, 2023

Metal Buildings Institute Releases Retrofit Roofing Video

Bethlehem, PA - The Metal Buildings Institute (MBI) has released a new informational module, Quality and Craftsmanship 201 - Retrofit Roofing. The module is in video format and available on the MBI website.

Posted: Jun 09, 2023

AISI Announces Dan Snyder As Vice President, Construction Program

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) announces the selection of Dan Snyder as its new vice president, construction program. He is responsible for leadership of AISI’s construction programs, including commercial buildings, codes and standards, and transportation/infrastructure.

Posted: Jun 08, 2023

Petersen Promotes David Mercer To Midwest Regional Sales Manager

Elk Grove Village, IL - Petersen has promoted David Mercer to Midwest Regional Sales Manager for its PAC-CLAD brand of architectural metal cladding systems. Mercer has assumed the role for Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas and Iowa.

Posted: Jun 07, 2023

AXYZ's Parent Company Again Named One Of Canada's Best Managed

Burlington, Ontario - AAG Tailored Cutting Solutions, parent company of AXYZ International and WARDJet Waterjets, has been recognized for its industry-leading performance, its global business practices, and its sustained growth by receiving the prestigious 2023 Canada’s Best Managed Companies award. It is the third consecutive year that AAG has earned the honor.

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