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Posted: Oct 09, 2020

New MCA White Paper Addresses Best Roofing Practices

Chicago, IL - The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has published a new white paper, Roofing Best Practices: FORTIFIED HOME PROGRAM, available at It outlines an educational program that has been developed to provide guidance as well as a model for certification for enhanced wind performance for roofing applications.

Posted: Oct 08, 2020

BRUCHA Adds Jeff Gerhardt As VP Of Western Sales

Denver, CO - BRUCHA, a manufacturer of insulated metal panels, announces the hiring of Jeff Gerhardt as Vice President of Western Sales. He has over 20 years of experience in sales and sales management in the construction products industry.

Posted: Oct 07, 2020

AGC Analysis Shows Construction Sector Added 26,000 Workers In September

Alexandria, VA - Construction employment increased by 26,000 jobs in September to a total of 7,245,000, but the gains were concentrated in housing, while employment in the infrastructure and nonresidential building construction sector remained little changed, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of the latest government data. Association officials said the pandemic was prompting strong demand for new housing as more Americans work from home, while undermining private-sector development of office, retail and other types of projects and forcing many local and state governments to cut construction budgets.

Posted: Oct 06, 2020

Armstrong World Industries Acquires Moz Designs

Lancaster, PA (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE: AWI) has announced its acquisition of the business and assets of Moz Designs, Inc., a designer and fabricator of custom architectural metal ceilings, walls, dividers and column covers for interior and exterior applications.

Posted: Oct 05, 2020

Athader And Leveltek Sign Strategic Agreement For Stretch Leveler Cut-To-Length Lines

Renteria, Spain - Athader, A Bradbury Group Company located in Spain, has signed a strategic agreement with Leveltek International, a U.S. company, for the worldwide supply of stretch leveling cut-to-length lines after being awarded a contract by a well-known European service center for a line of this type. This will be the third installation of a Athader/Leveltek stretch leveler CTL line.

Posted: Oct 01, 2020

Roof Purlin And Wall Bracing Research Reports Published By AISI

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published two new cold-formed steel research reports: “RP20-4: Cold-Formed Steel Bracing Design Using Combinations of Discrete and Sheathing Bracing,” and “RP20-5: Structural Design Example – Four Span Metal Building Z-Purlin Line Supporting a Standing Seam Roof.”

Posted: Sep 30, 2020

AWIP Taps Meyer To Be New England Territory Manager

Vacaville, CA - All Weather Insulated Panels (AWIP) has announced the hiring of Michael Meyer. He will be joining the company's Commercial & Industrial Sales Team as Territory Manager in New England, covering the states of CT, MA, RI, VT, NH and ME.

Posted: Sep 28, 2020

Project Inquiries Grow, But AIA Billings Index Remains Flat

Washington, DC – Business conditions remained stalled at architecture firms during August as demand for design services continued to decline, according to a new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Posted: Sep 25, 2020

August New Home Sales At Highest Pace Since September 2006

Washington, DC - In another indicator that housing continues to lead the economy forward, sales of newly built, single-family homes in August topped the 1 million mark and reached their highest pace since September 2006.

Posted: Sep 24, 2020

Equipment Leasing And Finance Industry Confidence Rises In September

Washington, DC – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released the September 2020 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 56.5, an increase from the August index of 48.4.

Posted: Sep 23, 2020

Morin Names Kevin Phelps Regional Sales Manager – Southwest

Bristol, CT – Morin®, a Kingspan Group Company, has announced Kevin Phelps as the company's new Regional Sales Manager - Southwest. Phelps has several years of experience in the coil coating industry, building lasting relationships and contributing his experience in architectural coil coating sales.

Posted: Sep 17, 2020

Three Named To AIA's Board Of Directors

Washington, DC - Three new leaders have been elected to The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Board of Directors, to serve terms beginning in 2021.

Posted: Sep 16, 2020

Sheffield Metals Launches New Website And Learning Center

Sheffield Village, OH - Sheffield Metals International (SMI), a leading distributor of metal coil and sheet products used to manufacture standing seam metal roofing systems, is proud to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website at

Posted: Sep 15, 2020

Technoform Introduces Thermal Isolator Clip For Exterior Wall Cladding

Twinsburg, OH - Technoform introduces its thermal isolator clip for buildings with continuous insulation systems. Engineered for use in exterior wall cladding and façade systems - including aluminum composite material (ACM) - the thermal isolator clip is suited for both renovation and new construction applications.

Posted: Sep 14, 2020

S-5! Donates $10,000 To Local Fire Rescue

Colorado Springs, CO - S-5!, one of the world's leading authorities on metal roof attachment solutions, supports its local fire department through a donation to kick off a state-wide, 4-day, bike-a-thon and virtual telethon.

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