Author Archives: Jim Austin

Petersen roof tops Jekyll Island Convention Center

The beautiful new 128,000 square foot Jekyll Island Convention Center is the only beachfront meeting facility of its kind on the east coast south of New Jersey.  Featuring 78,000 square feet of meeting space, the center is located among the sand dunes.  An adjoining beachfront park provides public space and amenities for convention-goers and...

MBCI adds Roof Hugger to its retrofit offerings

MBCI now offers Roof Hugger retrofit systems. Roof Hugger products can be installed over most any existing metal roof, including trapezoidal and vertical standing seam roofs, as well as existing R panel roofs. Roof Hugger systems provide many benefits and advantages to building owners, design professionals and roofing contractors. Metal-over-metal retrofit roofing is the...

NCI breaks into 2013 InformationWeek 500 List with new mobile application

NCI Building Systems celebrates its recognition in this year’s InformationWeek 500 – a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. InformationWeek tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of some of the best-known organizations in the country and this year, the steel building manufacturer is spotlighted for its latest advancement in...

RHEINZINK roof highlights Colorado log home

The exterior of a beautiful mountain home near Grand Junction, CO features a striking combination of natural materials including actual 14-inch diameter logs and RHEINZINK roof panels.  The 3,400 square foot residence doubles as a fishing lodge for the owners and features life-like images of a rainbow trout and cutthroat trout pounded from RHEINZINK...

Triangle Fastener adds sealant to product offerings

Triangle Fastener Corporation introduced APS 500 Advanced Polymer Sealant APS 500 is formulated for superior adhesion, excellent resistance to weathering and is compatible for use with a variety of substrates. The sealant comes in plastic tubes with screw-on nozzles.   Advance Polymer Sealant combines the strength of polyurethanes with the weathering resistance of silicones....

Englert unveils new architectural binder, updated with flash drive capability

Englert Inc.’s new ArchNotes architectural binder is a unique resource that provides architects with electronic files containing a complete array of product literature and data – everything needed to complete a project on one single flash drive.   Whether it is standing seam metal roofing, metal wall panels, solar roofing products or gutter systems, ...

Polyglass USA donates to Sandy Disaster Relief

The American Red Cross has been there for the victims of Sandy by helping them rebuild and now Polyglass U.S.A. Inc. has joined in supporting those efforts. A leading manufacturer of modified bitumen membranes and roof coatings in the commercial and residential roofing industry, Polyglass recently donated $25,000 to the Greater New York chapter...

Drexel Metals launches SMP coil and sheet program

Drexel Metals announced a new coil and sheet residential product offering of 26-gauge painted Galvalume products with a 25-year SMP (siliconized modified polyester) paint system aimed to allow Drexel Metals contractors and distributors to compete with the lighter and wider competitive metal panel offerings as well as asphalt shingles. “Not everyone wants to pay...