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Posted: Jan 23, 2020

Equipment Leasing And Finance Industry Confidence Index Up For Third Straight Month

Washington, DC – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released the January 2020 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market rose for the third consecutive month to 59.9, an increase from the December index of 56.2.

Posted: Jan 22, 2020

MBMA Adds Covertech Flexible Packaging As Associate Member

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) announces the addition of Covertech Flexible Packaging to its ranks as an Associate member. Covertech Flexible Packaging provides innovative and cost-effective rFOIL Reflective Insulation solutions. Established in 1990, the company is located in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada.

Posted: Jan 21, 2020

CFSEI Hosting 'Cold-Formed Steel Classroom: Connection Design 101' Webinar

Washington, DC - The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Cold-Formed Steel Classroom: Connection Design 101” on Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors.

Posted: Jan 20, 2020

S-5! Planning For Busy IRE With Product Launch, Seminar Presentations

Colorado Springs, CO – S-5!, a recognized authority on metal roof attachment solutions, will introduce its new GripperFix technology in February at the International Roofing Expo (IRE) in Dallas. Additionally, Rob Haddock, S-5!’s Founder and CEO, will present Understanding Metal Roofing: Part I and II during the show, providing the opportunity for attendees to earn continuing education credits.

Posted: Jan 17, 2020

RIMA International Elects New Board Members For 2020

Olathe, KS - At the Fall 2019 Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association International (RIMA-I) meeting in Houston, TX, elections were held for new board members. Executive officers and other board members' terms expired at the end of 2019.

Posted: Jan 16, 2020

New Mill Steel Framing Website Launched

Grand Rapids, MI - Mill Steel Co., one of the nation's largest distributors of flat-rolled carbon steel, has announced the development of a new website for its recently rebranded metal framing company, Mill Steel Framing. The new website,, offers simplified navigation, a responsive layout and a variety of user-friendly features.

Posted: Jan 14, 2020

Metl-Span's Kevin Franz Earns Building Enclosure Certification

Lewisville, TX – Metl-Span's Kevin Franz, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CSI, CDT, has earned certification as an accredited Building Enclosure Commissioning Process Provider and Commissioning Authority+Building Enclosure with the designation of BECxP and CxA+BE from the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin.

Posted: Jan 13, 2020

Petersen’s New T-250 Roof Panel Adds Strength To PAC-CLAD Lineup

Elk Grove Village, IL - Petersen expands its line of PAC-CLAD standing seam roof products with the addition of the T-250 panel. Combining structural performance with architectural aesthetics, architects will enjoy the bolder profile of the T-250, installing contractors will appreciate the bi-directional installation capabilities and building owners will benefit from the panel’s impressive strength.

Posted: Jan 09, 2020

Alpine SnowGuards Unveils New Research Facility As Part Of Intensive Testing Program

Morrisville, VT - Alpine SnowGuards, a leading manufacturer/supplier of rooftop snow management systems, announces that it has constructed a real-world testing facility for its products on a new building located at its headquarters in Morrisville, VT. Alpine will also initiate testing of its entire snow guard product line in 2020.

Posted: Jan 08, 2020

AAMA And IGMA Become Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance

Schaumburg, IL - The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) have officially combined into one organization called the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA).

Posted: Jan 07, 2020

CCFSS Extends Deadline For Cold-Formed Steel Abstracts

Rolla, MO - The Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures (CCFSS) at the Missouri University of Science and Technology has extended the deadline for abstracts in response to its call for papers for the biennial International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures. The new deadline for abstracts is January 15, 2020, with final papers due by April 3, 2020.

Posted: Jan 06, 2020

Metal Building Manufacturers Association's 2019 Annual Report Is Now Available

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released its 2019 Annual Report entitled Beauty and the Beam, A Salute to Metal Building Architecture. This resource highlights the work that MBMA and its members have undertaken over the past year while celebrating engaging metal buildings from a range of end uses across North America.

Posted: Jan 03, 2020

Nucor Steel Arkansas To Add Coil Paint Line

Charlotte, NC - Nucor Corporation's (NYSE: NUE) Board of Directors has approved an expansion project which will add a coil paint line at the company's sheet mill in Mississippi County, Arkansas. The new coil paint line will have a capacity of 250,000 tons per year and is expected to start up in the first half of 2022.

Posted: Jan 02, 2020

Three Out Of Four Construction Firms Plan To Add Workers To Meet Strong Demand For Projects In 2020

Arlington, VA - Despite signs the overall economy may be slowing, most construction firms expect demand for their services and hiring will expand in 2020, yet even more firms are worried about their ability to find qualified workers to hire, according to survey results released on December 18 by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Sage Construction and Real Estate.

Posted: Dec 30, 2019

S-5! Receives 2019 Industry Advocate Award

Colorado Springs, CO - S-5!, a recognized authority on metal roof attachment solutions, has been awarded the 2019 Gold Level Industry Advocate Award for outstanding service, participation and support of the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA).

Posted: Dec 27, 2019

AIA's Architecture Billings Index Once Again Showing Growth

Washington, DC – Demand for design services in November increased at a modest pace for the second month in a row, according to the latest report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score was 51.9 for November (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings).

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