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Posted: Feb 15, 2019

Equipment Leasing And Finance Industry Confidence Increases In February

Washington, DC – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has announced the release of the February 2019 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect leadership data, 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.

Posted: Feb 13, 2019

Construction Employment Increases To 11-Year High In January

Arlington, VA - Construction employment increased by 52,000 jobs in January and by 338,000 jobs, or 4.7 percent, over the past year, while the latest reading on construction spending showed moderate increases in all major categories, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Posted: Feb 11, 2019

Palram Adds Rustin As Business Unit Manager

Lehigh Valley, PA - Palram Americas, a leading extruder of polycarbonate and PVC sheets, announces Dan Rustin has joined the team in the role of Flat Sheet Business Unit Manager. Rustin will be responsible for the strategic direction and product portfolio for both the Industrial Plastics and Sign & Display markets.

Posted: Feb 08, 2019

MCA Announces 2018 Chairman's Award Winners

Chicago, IL - At the MCA Winter Meeting, held in Key Largo, FL in January, the Metal Construction Association announced eight projects as recipients of the organization's 2018 Chairman's Awards. Selected by a panel of architects, Chairman’s Awards are given each year to the most exceptional building projects involving MCA member companies. Awards are based on overall appearance, significance of metal in the project, innovative use of metal, and the role of metal in achieving project objectives.

Posted: Feb 07, 2019

Manus Products Expands Flex-Weld® Product Line

Waconia, MN - Manus Products has expanded its Flex-Weld® product line. Following over 10 years of success with Flex-Weld® 5, 15, 15 Non-Sag, and 25, Manus has added Flex-Weld® 90. With Flex-Weld® 90, users have an increased work time.

Posted: Feb 06, 2019

PPG Offers BIM Materials For Architectural And Metal Coatings

Pittsburgh, PA - PPG (NYSE:PPG) announces the availability of comprehensive building information modeling (BIM) materials for its architectural and metal coatings through a new partnership with BIMsmith®, a leading cloud platform for architects and designers.

Posted: Feb 05, 2019

Architecture Billings Slow In December, But Remain Positive For 15th Straight Month

Washington, DC – Architecture firm billings growth softened in December but remained positive for the fifteenth consecutive month, according to a recently released report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for December was 50.4 compared to 54.7 in November. Despite the positive billings, a softening in growth was seen across several regions and sectors, as well as in project inquiries and design contracts.

Posted: Feb 04, 2019

Airolite Announces New Addition To Storm Class™ Louver Line

Schofield, WI - Airolite’s Storm Class™ louver line continues to grow with the addition of Louver Type SCV302. Featuring 3-inch-deep vertical rain-resistant blades, the SCV302 is AMCA 500-L-Certified for Air Performance, Water Penetration and Wind-Driven Rain; AMCA 540-Listed for Large Missile Impact; and AMCA 550-Listed for High Velocity Wind-Driven Rain.

Posted: Feb 01, 2019

SAF Announces Inaugural Sun Control Product

Atlanta, GA – SAF has announced the first product in its new sun control product line. SAF Sunshades will reduce solar heat gain and control glare to allow designers to optimize the use of natural daylight. The benefit of increased natural light is reduced energy consumption and greater occupant comfort.

Posted: Jan 30, 2019

Firestone Expands Metal Palette To Include Seven New Colors

Nashville, TN – Firestone Building Products Company, LLC(FSBP), an industry leader providing trusted roofing and building envelope solutions, released seven new metal colors as selected by attendees at the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture in New York City June 21-23. The three-day conference allowed FSBP to display the latest trends and products in its building solutions portfolio.

Posted: Jan 30, 2019

Coated Metals Group Expands Into Nashville

Nashville, TN - Coated Metals Group (CMG) has expanded its operations by opening a new branch facility in the Nashville-Metro area. Joe Ley, general manager, will lead the team at this new location.

Posted: Jan 29, 2019

Sherwin-Williams To Highlight Metal Product Solutions At 2019 IRE

Minneapolis, MN - To better serve the growing metal roofing and building materials segment, Sherwin-Williams is introducing a first-of-its kind integrated BUILDING SOLUTIONS program for metal suppliers, manufacturers, and contractors. The paint and coatings company is exhibiting and highlighting their portfolio of products at this year’s International Roofing Expo (IRE) from February 11-13, in Nashville, TN.

Posted: Jan 25, 2019

MBCI Offers Ultra-Dek® Metal Roof Installation Videos

Houston, TX - MBCI announces its release of animated installation videos for the purpose of providing viewers a clear visual of metal building assemblies. MBCI’s animated videos guide each step of common metal roof installation scenarios to help visualize the build.

Posted: Jan 24, 2019

CENTRIA Hires New Business Development Managers For Southeast, Southwest Regions

Moon Township, PA - CENTRIA, a world-leading provider of high-performance building envelopes, announces a pair of recent hires to expand business development efforts. Patrick Powers has joined CENTRIA as Business Development Manager representing the Southeast, while Tim Del Monte has joined the company in the role of Business Development Manager representing the Southwest.

Posted: Jan 24, 2019

Manus Products Breaks Ground For New Building At Main Campus

Waconia, MN - In 2019, Manus Products will celebrate its 60th year. To commemorate this anniversary and provide additional space for its growth, Manus Products has broken ground on its third building at its Waconia campus. The new building will have the capability for R&D, production, and warehousing operations.

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