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Posted: Mar 22, 2023

Construction Sector Adds 24,000 Employees In February

Arlington, VA - Construction firms added 24,000 employees in February, as hefty pay raises for hourly workers enabled the industry to increase employment more steeply than other sectors, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government data. Association officials said that while employment levels are now at record levels in the industry, future job gains will be hard given the lack of people who have been exposed to construction career opportunities.

Posted: Mar 20, 2023

Louver Manufacturer Airolite Launches New Website

Schofield, WI — Airolite’s new website incorporating a bold user-friendly design that showcases its line of architectural louvers, sun controls, equipment screens and grilles can now be accessed at

Posted: Mar 17, 2023

Registration Now Open For I-RIM Conference 2023 In Rome

Lenexa, KS - The full details surrounding the much-anticipated 2023 International Reflective Insulation Manufacturers (I-RIM) Conference, May 23-25 in Rome, Italy, are now available. The conference will launch with a special Welcome/Opening Reception Tuesday evening at the conference hotel, LeMeridien Visconti Hotel, and be followed by two days filled with a variety of industry experts and professionals from around the world sharing the latest advancements, research and uses of reflective products.

Posted: Mar 16, 2023

MRA Offers Advice To Homeowners As  Unpredictable Spring Weather Arrives

Portland, OR —With the official start of spring approaching, recent wild weather patterns have many U.S. and Canadian homeowners wondering what Mother Nature will usher in as the season draws closer. Fortunately, says the Metal Roofing Alliance, there are things homeowners can do to prepare for spring weather, regardless of how crazy and unpredictable it gets.

Posted: Mar 15, 2023

MBMA Recognizes 2022 Student Design Competition Award Winners

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) announces the winners of its second annual Student Design Competition. On February 28, 2023, the association granted $28,500 in awards to six winners and to their faculty sponsors in an online ceremony.

Posted: Mar 15, 2023

2022 North American Fenestration Standard Published

Schaumburg, IL - The 2022 edition of AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, “North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights” (NAFS) has been published. This standard is the result of a multi-year effort by CSA Group, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) and Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). The updated 2022 standard replaces the 2017 edition, representing a continued evolution of the standard to improve harmonization across North America.

Posted: Mar 10, 2023

MTL Holdings Hires Steve Glasenapp As Director Of Envelope

Waukesha, WI — MTL Holdings has hired Steve Glasenapp as the new Director of Envelope. In this role, Glasenapp will work across MTL’s family of brands — Metal-Era, Hickman Edge Systems, and Citadel Architectural Products — to provide strategic customers with a complete metal package for their building envelope.

Posted: Mar 10, 2023

SAF Bolsters Manufacturing Capabilities With New Column Cover Rollers

Atlanta, GA – SAF, a global metals distributor, fabricator, and finisher, continues to add new machinery to facilities across its organization with new, state-of-the-art column cover rollers at SAF West (Redding, CA). The rollers presently at the Redding plant are being relocated to SAF’s newest location in Temple, TX, allowing for first-class column cover fabrication from the organization in more regions across the United States.

Posted: Mar 09, 2023

Lorin's President Appointed To Board Of Aluminum Anodizers Council

Muskegon, MI - Lorin Industries Inc., a global industry leader in the innovation and production of coil anodized aluminum, announces that Park Kersman, President of Lorin, has been elected as a board member of the Aluminum Anodizers Council.

Posted: Mar 09, 2023

MBCEA Elects Two New Board Members

Bethlehem, PA - The Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA) has elected Chuck Howe and Steven Hudgins to the National Association board of directors.

Posted: Mar 08, 2023

NCSEA Webinar On Cold-Formed Steel Planned For March 14, 2023

Washington, DC - American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Regional Director of Codes and Standards Jon-Paul Cardin, P.E., will conduct a webinar on "Cold-Formed Steel—Latest Design Provisions" on March 14, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT as part of a new National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) series.

Posted: Mar 07, 2023

Flex-Ability Concepts Scholarship Awarded To OU Interior Design Student

Oklahoma City, OK - HGTV has motivated viewers to wallpaper, paint, stain and do all things home renovation. The home-improvement network also has inspired generations of new architects, like Allison Winn, a third-year interior design student at the University of Oklahoma’s (OU) Gibbs School of Architecture in Norman. Winn is the latest recipient of a scholarship offered by Flex-Ability Concepts.

Posted: Mar 06, 2023

NCCA Sets Annual Meeting Theme And Agenda

Cleveland, OH – The National Coil Coating Association’s (NCCA) Annual Meeting is scheduled April 23-26, 2023, in Bonita Springs, FL. The theme is “NCCA: Your Wingman to Success.” The keynote speaker will be Captain Greg “The Boss” Wooldridge. In his presentation titled "Soaring to Peak Performance", Wooldridge will describe the importance of setting clear expectations so that each and every team member can achieve superior performance while realizing a purpose larger than self. Wooldridge is the only commanding officer to lead The Blue Angels for three separate tours.

Posted: Mar 06, 2023

Architectural Billings Decline Again In January But Trend May Be Soon Reversing

Washington, DC – Fewer architecture firms report declining billings in January compared to billing activity in December, according to a new report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for January was 49.3* compared to 48.4 in December (any score below 50 indicates a decline in firm billings).

Posted: Mar 03, 2023

ClarkDietrich Names New VP Of Marketing

West Chester, OH - ClarkDietrich, manufacturer of cold-formed steel framing products, has announced the promotion of Jennifer Edgar to vice president of marketing.

Posted: Mar 03, 2023

Thomas M. Murray Receives MBMA's Inaugural Ellifritt Award

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) presented Dr. Thomas Murray with the inaugural Dr. Duane S. Ellifritt Research Award. Named after MBMA’s original director of research and engineering, this honor will be given to a researcher annually for contributions to the advancement of metal building systems.

Posted: Mar 02, 2023

McElroy Metal Announces Personnel Moves

Bossier City, LA – McElroy Metal has announced that Mark Lawson, Vice President of Sales, is retiring after 38 years with the company. Scott Slone, the Midwest Regional Sales Manager, who has been with McElroy Metal for the past five years, has been selected as the company’s new Senior Director of Sales.

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