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Posted: Jan 14, 2022

S-5! CEO To Present Popular Metal Roofing Seminar At IRE

Colorado Springs, CO – S-5!, one of the world's leading authorities on metal roof attachment solutions, will present its WindClamp2X technology next month at the International Roofing Expo (IRE) in New Orleans. Additionally, Rob Haddock, S-5!’s Founder and CEO, will offer his course on the fundamentals of Understanding Metal Roofing: Part I and II, providing the opportunity for attendees to earn continuing education credits.

Posted: Jan 14, 2022

New Home Sales Jump In November Due To High Demand

Washington, DC - New home sales posted a solid gain in November, driven by strong buyer demand, low existing home inventory and buyers' anticipation of future higher mortgage rates. Sales of newly built, single-family homes in November rose 12.4% to a 744,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate from a downwardly revised reading in October.

Posted: Jan 13, 2022

Chief Buildings Opening New Manufacturing Plant In Lancaster, South Carolina

Grand Island, NE - Chief Buildings, a premier metal building system manufacturer, announces the purchase of a new manufacturing plant in Lancaster, South Carolina. Expanding their manufacturing footprint in the southeast will increase Chief’s level of service to their Authorized Builder network with added capacity and increased resources.

Posted: Jan 12, 2022

Sheet Metal Supply Launches Redesigned Website

Grayslake, IL — Sheet Metal Supply Ltd., has announced the launch of a new website. In addition to being easier to navigate and more intuitive, the new site reflects increased capabilities and capacities resulting from the company's recent move to a larger building, and the addition of new equipment.

Posted: Jan 11, 2022

Matt McDermott Named President Of Garland’s US Commercial Roofing Division

Cleveland, OH - Garland Industries announces the promotion of Matthew McDermott to president of The Garland Company, its commercial roofing division for the United States. Garland’s commercial roofing division is the company’s flagship roofing brand and the original core business of Garland Industries.

Posted: Jan 10, 2022

MRA Offers Tips, Advocates For Action As High Energy Prices Squeeze Homeowners This Winter

Portland, OR — Freezing temperatures and big jumps in heating bills have homeowners throughout the U.S. and Canada searching for relief and long-term solutions. While the Metal Roofing Alliance can't offer any quick fixes to what homeowners may currently be experiencing, it does have some suggestions that could help save money in the long run.

Posted: Jan 07, 2022

Nonresidential Construction Spending Remained Steady In November

Washington, DC - National nonresidential construction spending was virtually unchanged in November on a monthly basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published by the U.S. Census Bureau. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, nonresidential spending totaled $820.6 billion for the month.

Posted: Jan 06, 2022

AGC Analysis Shows Most Metro Areas Added Construction Jobs In The Past 12 Months

Arlington, VA - Construction employment increased in nearly two out of three U.S. metro areas between November 2020 and November 2021, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of recent government employment data. Association officials said the job gains were welcome news for the industry but cautioned that it will be difficult for construction levels to return to pre-pandemic levels amid tight labor market conditions.

Posted: Jan 06, 2022

Red Bud Slitting Line Installed At Steel Service Center In Texas

Red Bud, IL — JM Steel, a steel service center, recently installed a Red Bud Industries Heavy Gauge Slitting Line. The new line was installed at JM Steel’s new facility in Sinton, Texas on the new SDI Mill campus. The line is capable of processing material up to .500” (12.7 mm) thick x 84” (2130 mm) wide, with a maximum coil weight of 105,000 lbs (47,627 kg).

Posted: Jan 05, 2022

Metal Wall Panel Installation Training For Contractors Offered By ATAS

Allentown, PA - Metal wall cladding continues to be a growing sector in the design and construction of both residential and commercial buildings. To assist contractors who may not be familiar with installing single skin metal wall panels, ATAS International is now offering installation training in three of their locations, with a selection of several different dates in 2022.

Posted: Dec 30, 2021

RIMA International Elects Board Members For 2022

Olathe, KS - The Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association International held their annual elections in the fourth quarter of 2021 with Directors being elected to serve a two-year term beginning January 1, 2022.

Posted: Dec 28, 2021

Latest AIA Survey Shows Demand For Design Services Remains Strong

Washington, DC – Architecture firms reported increasing demand for design services for the tenth consecutive month in November, according to a new report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). The ABI score for November was 51.0, down from 54.3 the previous month.

Posted: Dec 27, 2021

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Eases in December

Washington, DC – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released its December 2021 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, a decrease from the November index of 64.6.

Posted: Dec 22, 2021

CFSEI Hosting 2022 Student Competition On Cold-Formed Steel Design

Washington, DC - The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) is hosting a 2022 Student Competition on Cold-Formed Steel Design. The contest is open to all full-time students at all levels who are interested in cold-formed steel design and creative problem solving. Entries are due on February 18, 2022.

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