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Posted: Jan 09, 2020

Alpine SnowGuards Unveils New Research Facility As Part Of Intensive Testing Program

Morrisville, VT - Alpine SnowGuards, a leading manufacturer/supplier of rooftop snow management systems, announces that it has constructed a real-world testing facility for its products on a new building located at its headquarters in Morrisville, VT. Alpine will also initiate testing of its entire snow guard product line in 2020.

Posted: Jan 08, 2020

AAMA And IGMA Become Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance

Schaumburg, IL - The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) have officially combined into one organization called the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA).

Posted: Jan 07, 2020

CCFSS Extends Deadline For Cold-Formed Steel Abstracts

Rolla, MO - The Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures (CCFSS) at the Missouri University of Science and Technology has extended the deadline for abstracts in response to its call for papers for the biennial International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures. The new deadline for abstracts is January 15, 2020, with final papers due by April 3, 2020.

Posted: Jan 06, 2020

Metal Building Manufacturers Association's 2019 Annual Report Is Now Available

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released its 2019 Annual Report entitled Beauty and the Beam, A Salute to Metal Building Architecture. This resource highlights the work that MBMA and its members have undertaken over the past year while celebrating engaging metal buildings from a range of end uses across North America.

Posted: Jan 03, 2020

Nucor Steel Arkansas To Add Coil Paint Line

Charlotte, NC - Nucor Corporation's (NYSE: NUE) Board of Directors has approved an expansion project which will add a coil paint line at the company's sheet mill in Mississippi County, Arkansas. The new coil paint line will have a capacity of 250,000 tons per year and is expected to start up in the first half of 2022.

Posted: Jan 02, 2020

Three Out Of Four Construction Firms Plan To Add Workers To Meet Strong Demand For Projects In 2020

Arlington, VA - Despite signs the overall economy may be slowing, most construction firms expect demand for their services and hiring will expand in 2020, yet even more firms are worried about their ability to find qualified workers to hire, according to survey results released on December 18 by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Sage Construction and Real Estate.

Posted: Dec 30, 2019

S-5! Receives 2019 Industry Advocate Award

Colorado Springs, CO - S-5!, a recognized authority on metal roof attachment solutions, has been awarded the 2019 Gold Level Industry Advocate Award for outstanding service, participation and support of the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA).

Posted: Dec 27, 2019

AIA's Architecture Billings Index Once Again Showing Growth

Washington, DC – Demand for design services in November increased at a modest pace for the second month in a row, according to the latest report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score was 51.9 for November (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings).

Posted: Dec 27, 2019

Equipment Leasing And Finance Industry Confidence Up Again in December

Washington, DC – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation has released the December 2019 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 56.2, an increase from the November index of 54.9.

Posted: Dec 23, 2019

MRA Announces Two New Regional Members For 2020

Portland, OR - The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA), a leading nonprofit trade group representing the metal roofing industry in the U.S. and Canada, is welcoming the addition of two new regional manufacturer members for 2020.

Posted: Dec 20, 2019

Nucor Corporation Acquires TrueCore Insulated Panels

Charlotte, NC - Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) has announced that it is acquiring TrueCore, LLC, an insulated metal panel manufacturing company with a facility in Laurens, SC. TrueCore produces insulated metal panels serving the cold storage market, with future plans for additional commercial and industrial applications.

Posted: Dec 19, 2019

Builder Confidence Is Strongest Since 1999

Washington, DC - Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased five points to 76 in December off an upwardly revised November reading, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released on December 16. This is the highest reading since June of 1999.

Posted: Dec 17, 2019

Construction Input Prices Down In November, According To ABC

Washington, DC - Construction input prices decreased 0.5% in November 2019 and are down 1.1% year over year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released on December 12. Nonresidential construction input prices decreased 0.4% for the month and are down 1.0% since November 2018.

Posted: Dec 16, 2019

Kingspan Announces New KS UniQuad Panel System

Deland, FL – Kingspan announces a new addition to its lineup of industry-leading insulated metal panels. The company’s new KS UniQuad integrated translucent panel system allows its UniQuad daylighting panels to be used with its KS Series insulated metal panels.

Posted: Dec 11, 2019

MRA: Rooftop Readiness Essential For Homeowners As Winter Sets In

Portland, OR - With many areas of the country experiencing a series of early winter storms this year, the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) reminds homeowners to pay close attention to their roofs, especially as winter weather continues to get rough.

Posted: Dec 10, 2019

EDCO Products Introduces Generations Slate Metal Roofing

Hopkins, MN - EDCO Products - supplier of steel roofing, siding and related products - announces the introduction of Generations Slate, which combines the company's ArrowLine Slate Roofing panel with its HD coating technology to produce an authentic slate appearance.

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