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Posted: Jan 21, 2019

Metal Roofing Alliance Reveals Top Color Trends For 2019

Portland, OR - Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019 is “Living Coral,” a bright, exceedingly perky pinkish shade, but it’s a contrasting story for homeowners this year, according to the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA).

Posted: Jan 18, 2019

McElroy Metal Offers New Metal-Over-Shingle e-Book

Bossier City, LA — In its continuing effort to educate building owners, McElroy Metal has published a second E-book. Tired of Replacing Your Shingle Roof? is now available for download on the McElroy Metal website.

Posted: Jan 17, 2019

Construction Employment Increased In December

Alexandria, VA - Construction employment increased by 38,000 jobs in December 2018 and by 280,000 jobs, or 4.0 percent, over the past year, while the industry’s average pay accelerated and unemployment decreased to an historic low, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Posted: Jan 16, 2019

ATAS Names Vachon Director Of Solar Technology

Allentown, PA - ATAS International has appointed Christian Vachon to the position of Director of Solar Technology. He has over 20 years of experience in the renewable energy business, mostly in solar thermal, PV and air heating systems.

Posted: Jan 15, 2019

MCA Updates Metal Composite Material Fire Safety White Paper

Chicago, IL - The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has updated its white paper, "Choosing Between Fire Retardant and Standard Core Metal Composite Material" and made it available as a free download on the MCA website.

Posted: Jan 11, 2019

S-5!® Issues Lawsuit Statement

Colorado Springs, CO – In mid-2016, RMH Tech LLC and Metal Roof Innovations Ltd., companies formed by Rob Haddock to manufacture and market S-5!® products and systems in the United States and beyond, filed suit against PMC Industries Inc. of Plainfield, CT, alleging patent infringement over the manufacture and distribution of PMC’s ColorSnap snow retention system.

Posted: Jan 09, 2019

Schweiss Doors Introduces New Greaseable Bi-Fold Door Hinge

Fairfax, MN – In the past, servicing and maintaining bi-fold door hinges was difficult at best. With the introduction of its newly engineered heavy-duty hinge, which is greaseable and features a removable hinge pin, Schweiss Doors has essentially solved that problem. The company describes its new heavy-duty hinge as being both “robust” and “user-friendly.”

Posted: Jan 08, 2019

More Than Three-Quarters Of Construction Firms Plan To Expand In 2019

Arlington, VA - Seventy-nine percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2019 but an almost equal percentage are worried about their ability to locate and hire qualified workers, according to survey results released by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate.

Posted: Jan 07, 2019

Roof Hugger Metal-Over-Metal Retrofit Roofing Webinars Begin January 10

Odessa, FL - Slots are still available for a series of six 30-minute informative free webinars on Metal-over-Metal retrofit roofing with Roof Hugger sub-framing systems. The first webinar is Thursday, January 10, with others scheduled throughout January, February and March.

Posted: Jan 04, 2019

MCA Members Looking Forward To Winter Meeting

Chicago, IL - For Metal Construction Association members weathering sub-freezing temperatures, MCA's 2019 Winter Meeting will provide a welcome break from the cold and, more importantly, valuable insights into the most important issues facing the industry today.

Posted: Jan 03, 2019

Latest AIA Billings Survey Suggests Construction Very Strong Heading Into 2019

Washington, DC – Architecture firm billings growth expanded in November by a healthy margin, according to a new report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for November was 54.7 compared to 50.4 in October. With the strongest billings growth figure since January and continued strength in new project inquiries and design contracts, billings were closing the year on a strong note.

Posted: Jan 02, 2019

MBCEA Announces Two New Members To National Board

Bethlehem, PA – The Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA) has announced the election of C. Tucker Cope Jr. and David Bergholz to the association’s National Board, effective January 1. 2019.

Posted: Dec 28, 2018

Lorin Introduces New Anodized Copper Collection

Muskegon, MI - Lorin Industries, Inc., a global industry leader in the innovation and production of coil anodized aluminum, announces the Lorin Anodized Copper Collection, ideal for exterior and interior architectural finishes. With a number of the products meeting Architectural Class I and Architectural Class II designations, the Lorin Anodized Copper Collection provides the perfect complement to a variety of applications, including ceiling tiles, paneling, exterior wall cladding, back splashes, column covers, decorative trim, and many more applications.

Posted: Dec 27, 2018

Annual Report Issued By Metal Building Manufacturers Association

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released its 2018 Annual Report, entitled Metal Buildings: A Limitless Future. The resource is useful for anyone involved in the metal building industry and highlights the work that MBMA and its members have undertaken over the course of 2018.

Posted: Dec 26, 2018

MRA Advises Homeowners On Avoiding Winter Roof Damage

Portland, OR - Everyone loves a Christmas surprise...unless that surprise comes in the form of a rooftop ice dam. Ice dams can cause major damage, compromise durability and result in costly maintenance issues. While many homeowners blame faulty gutters for freezing over, the root cause of ice dam problems is much more complex.

Posted: Dec 21, 2018

Feeney Rod Assemblies Offer Alternative To Wire Rope Rigging Systems

Oakland, CA – Feeney, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-quality stainless steel and aluminum railing systems is now offering architectural rod assemblies – an attractive, high strength and low-maintenance alternative to traditional steel rod and wire rope rigging systems.

Posted: Dec 20, 2018

ATAS Promotes Cox To Director Of Interior Business Development

Allentown, PA - ATAS International has promoted Kevin Cox, CSI, CDT, to the position of Director of Interior Business Development. To complement this new market focus, an interior applications brochure was created to highlight the many ways in which ATAS metal panels can be used within a building.

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