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Posted: Aug 17, 2018

ATAS International Captures The Sun’s Power At Mesa, Arizona Plant

Mesa, AZ - In a continuing effort to improve energy efficiency at their facilities, a 187.2 kW photovoltaic (PV) solar electric system was recently installed on ATAS International’s plant located in Mesa, Arizona. The PV system was installed by RER Energy Group (RER) over an existing metal trapezoidal seam roof system.

Posted: Aug 16, 2018

AXYZ International Unveils Redesigned Ecommerce Website

Burlington, Ontario, Canada - AXYZ International, a global manufacturer of CNC router and knife cutting systems, announces its improved ecommerce website,, a one-stop shop providing 24-hour access to and information about thousands of AXYZ's premium CNC router tooling, parts, software and consumables.

Posted: Aug 15, 2018

METALCON Announces 2018 Keynote Speakers And Show Highlights, With New Show Format

Newton, MA - METALCON 2018, the metal construction industry’s largest international event for metal construction products, technologies and solutions, announces its keynote speakers, major show highlights and a total new format for its annual tradeshow and conference taking place at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C. from Wednesday, October 10 thru Friday, October 12.

Posted: Aug 15, 2018

ClarkDietrich Acquires 50 Percent Ownership Stake In Structa Wire Corp

West Chester, OH – ClarkDietrich, a manufacturer of cold-formed steel framing construction products, announces that the company has acquired 50 percent ownership interest in Structa Wire Corp, a manufacturer of welded wire products for the lath and plaster industry.

Posted: Aug 14, 2018

Alfrex USA Names Jay Kahn President, North America

Fort Lee, NJ - Alfrex – Unience USA Inc., maker of aluminum and stainless composite materials used in the fabrication of exterior and interior wall systems, office partitions, signage and more, has announced Jay Kahn as President, North America. He assumed his duties on August 1.

Posted: Aug 13, 2018

CFSEI Announces 2018-2019 Executive Committee Members

Washington, DC - The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) has announced the members of its 2018-2019 Executive Committee. The committee is responsible for developing and maintaining the technology transfer activities related to cold-formed steel design through seminars, webinars and the publication of Technical Notes. Committee members serve for two years.

Posted: Aug 10, 2018

MFM Building Products Introduces Underlayment For Walls

Coshocton, OH - MFM Building Products, manufacturer of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, has announced the availability of its Ultra HT Wind & Water Seal™ high-temperature roofing underlayment for vertical wall applications.

Posted: Aug 08, 2018

RIMA International Celebrates 40-Year Anniversary

Olathe, KS - In 1978 Don Roy (Roy & Son's), Pat Mascari (Infra) and Robert Dittemore (Superior) met in a hotel restaurant in Los Angeles to discuss forming an industry trade association for their products. It was decided to name the association the Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association (RIMA). 40 years later, the group is still going strong as RIMA International.

Posted: Aug 07, 2018

Tubelite Names Client Development Manager For Houston

Walker, MI - Tubelite Inc. has named David Ham as client development manager serving the Houston, Texas market. He reports directly to Tubelite regional sales manager Terry Robinholt. They work closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams across Texas to provide assistance with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems.

Posted: Aug 03, 2018

High School Girls Learn About Metal Roofing Installation And Careers In Construction

Allentown, PA - Let's Build Construction Camp for Girls is a program designed for high school age girls to attend a free week-long camp to explore the construction trades, architecture, engineering, and construction materials manufacturing through hands-on experiences and field trips. The second annual camp was held the week of July 9th at the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Eastern Pennsylvania’s training center in Allentown, PA.

Posted: Aug 02, 2018

ClarkDietrich Adds Pony Wall Connector To Lineup Of Clips And Connections

West Chester, OH - ClarkDietrich announces the launch of its Pony Wall, a new partial wall framing connection that helps eliminate on-site fabrication and load-size guesswork. As the latest addition to ClarkDietrich’s Clip Express, the Pony Wall is designed to support out-of-plane loading of cantilevered partial wall systems that are unsupported at the top track.

Posted: Aug 01, 2018

Firestone Building Products Issues 2017 Sustainability Report

Nashville, TN – Firestone Building Products Company, LLC (FSBP) released its 2017 Sustainability Report, which provides a comprehensive review of the company’s sustainable manufacturing and business processes. The report showcases the company’s commitment to providing sustainable solutions across the commercial roofing and building envelope industries and outlines how the FSBP product portfolio contributes to a more sustainable environment.

Posted: Jul 27, 2018

McElroy Metal Opens 13th Manufacturing Facility

Bossier City, LA - To meet the needs of a growing customer base, McElroy Metal has added a 13th U.S. manufacturing facility. Located in Diamond, MO, the facility opened this summer.

Posted: Jul 26, 2018

MCA Updates Bulletin About Lightning Strikes And Metal Roofing

Chicago, IL - Lightning Safety Awareness Week lasts just seven days, but lightning strikes are serious business no matter what time of year they occur. The Metal Construction Association (MCA) addresses misconceptions about metal roofs as they pertain to attracting lightning in a newly updated technical bulletin, "Lightning Strikes and Metal Roofs", downloadable at

Posted: Jul 25, 2018

MRA Research Shows Myths About Metal Roofs Linger Among U.S. Homeowners

Portland, OR – The latest research from the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) demonstrates that metal roofing is now the second most preferred type of roofing material among U.S. homeowners. Yet even with increased popularity, a 2018 nationwide study also shows there remains misconceptions about metal roofs.

Posted: Jul 24, 2018

AIA Billings Positive For Ninth Consecutive Month

Washington, DC – Architecture firm billings slowed in June but remained positive for the ninth consecutive month, according to a new report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for June was 51.3 compared to 52.8 in May.

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