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Posted: Dec 09, 2019

McElroy Metal Adds Solar Panels At Third Manufacturing Facility

Bossier City, LA - After completing successful solar panel installations with roof recovers at plants in Peachtree City, GA, and Adelanto, CA, McElroy Metal recently completed a third solar conversion with its plant in Clinton, IL. Inovateus Solar installed 1,116 Hanwha Q-Plus L-G42 350W panels on the facility in Clinton. The system is rated at 390.6 kW DC, has five inverters and is designed for an annual output of 829,289 kWh.

Posted: Dec 06, 2019

Metal Building Manufacturers Association Elects 2020 Board Of Directors

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) elected its 2020 Board of Directors at the association’s annual meeting held December 3-4, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Steve Browning of Vulcan Steel Structures is the incoming chair of the group.

Posted: Dec 05, 2019

Steel Deck On Cold-Formed Steel Framing To Be Topic Of CFSEI Webinar

Washington, DC - The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Steel Deck on Cold-Formed Steel Framing” on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. EST. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs.

Posted: Dec 04, 2019

Tubelite Promotes Pair Through Client Development Manager Trainee Program

Walker, MI - Tubelite Inc. introduces its client development manager trainee program. The program is designed to train aspiring sales professionals to successfully promote Tubelite's storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems to glazing contractors and architectural teams.

Posted: Dec 02, 2019

AIA's Architecture Billings Index Rebounds In October

WASHINGTON - Following a two month decline in demand for design services, architecture billings got a bounce in October, according to a new report released from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score in October is 52.0, up from the September score of 49.7.

Posted: Nov 27, 2019

Energy And Sustainability Discussed At MBMA Workshop

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) recently held a one-day workshop on Energy and Sustainability for MBMA members. This symposium, held in Grapevine, TX, on November 6, highlighted current energy and sustainability projects underway through MBMA, as well as information on where the energy standards and codes are headed and how the industry can stay ahead of upcoming changes.

Posted: Nov 26, 2019

Coated Metals Group Opens Charlotte Facility

Charlotte, NC – Coated Metals Group (CMG) has announced the opening of a new facility in Charlotte, NC. It becomes the eighth location for the Madison, WI-based company.

Posted: Nov 25, 2019

MRA Touts Top Five Home Improvement Trends For 2020

Portland, OR - What’s on the home improvement horizon for 2020? Coping with climate extremes, getting creative and achieving better, longer-lasting performance that adds more ROI for the home improvement dollar are all top of mind for U.S. and Canadian homeowners this year, according to the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA).

Posted: Nov 22, 2019

RIMA-I Presents Alexander Schwartz Award

Olathe, KS - At its annual Fall meeting, which took place at the Magnolia Hotel in Houston, TX on October 23-24, RIMA International posthumously named Robert (Bob) Wadsworth of Innovative Energy as the second-ever recipient of the association's Alexander Schwartz Award. Accepting the award Wadsworth's behalf was son-in-law Jonathon Hagarbome who now runs Innovative Energy with his wife, Bob's grand-daughter, Whitney.

Posted: Nov 21, 2019

Builder Confidence Holds Firm In November

Washington, DC - Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes edged one point lower to 70 in November, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released recently. The past two months mark the highest sentiment levels in 2019.

Posted: Nov 20, 2019

RICOWI Releases 2018 Hurricane Michael Roof Investigation Report

New Franklin, OH - The Roofing Industry Committee On Weather Issues Inc. (RICOWI) has published its Wind Investigation Report of Hurricane Michael in Florida on October 10, 2018. The purpose of the project was to document the effects of extreme wind impact on a variety of roofing products - including metal roofs on several buildings - and to describe roof assembly performance and modes of damage.

Posted: Nov 18, 2019

Laminators Inc. Issues New Omega-Lite® Brochure

Hatfield, PA – Laminators Inc. has issued a new 12-page Omega-Lite® ACM Panels & Installation Systems brochure featuring a detailed overview of their Omega-Lite ACM panel and showcasing their various field- and shop-fabricated installation systems.

Posted: Nov 15, 2019

MBMA Releases Retail & Wholesale Case Study Report

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released its newest case study, Retail & Wholesale. This 10-page report highlights eight businesses that use metal building systems to thrive in today’s evolving retail and warehouse store market.

Posted: Nov 14, 2019

Construction Employment Rises In October, According To AGC

Arlington, VA - Construction employment increased by 10,000 jobs in October and by 148,000, or 2.0 percent, over the past 12 months, while construction spending decreased by 2.0 percent from September 2018 to September 2019, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Posted: Nov 13, 2019

METALCON 2019 Shines In The Steel City

Newton, MA - Known as the “Steel City,” Pittsburgh proved to be a natural fit for METALCON, the metal construction industry’s largest international event. The show was sponsored by locally-based, long-time partners’ United States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel) and PPG.

Posted: Nov 12, 2019

Nonresidential Construction Spending Increases Slightly In September, Says ABC

Washington, DC - National nonresidential construction spending rose 0.5% in September but is down 0.9% on a year-ago basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published by the U.S. Census Bureau. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, spending totaled $775.6 billion, 2.4% lower than the cyclical peak in April 2019.

Posted: Nov 11, 2019

Vorteq Completes Strategic Acquisition Of Western Metal Decorating

Pittsburgh, PA - Vorteq Coil Finishers, LLC, a provider of coil coating services for metal products, has announced the acquisition of the assets of Western Metal Decorating of Rancho Cucamonga, CA. The company also announced the relocation of its headquarters from Oconomowoc, WI to Pittsburgh, PA.

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