Author Archives: Jim Austin

Snobar offers new two-bar system

SnoBar and SnoBlox-Snojax has announced the expansion of the SnoBar line with an all-new patent-pending two-bar snow retention system. This patent-pending system for metal roofs has been developed after years of field and lab research.  The specially designed aluminum brackets can hold either 1-inch square galvanized SnoBar or the extruded aluminum...

Drexel Metals offers custom printing on synthetic underlayment

Drexel Metals released a custom-print underlayment program for its certified installers — “it’s a billboard at your jobsite!” Drexel Metals can create a custom-printed MetShield synthetic nailable underlayment with  your name, logo, website, phone number and anything else you think would benefit your company. Drexel Metals wants to help installers promote...

Palram releases daylight white paper

Palram Americas released a new Daylighting white paper. This white paper discusses the emergence of daylighting in commercial, industrial and even upscale architectural projects, while highlighting the benefits of polycarbonate products for natural daylight options. “Palram strives to bring relevant and informative literature to our customer base,” says Stan Schultz, marketing...

Frank Abagnale to provide Keynote Address at 2014 Int’l Roofing Expo

Frank Abagnale, subject of the blockbuster book and movie, “Catch Me if You Can,” will provide the Keynote Address during the International Roofing Expo, February 26-28 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Abagnale is one of the world’s most respected authorities on the subjects of forgery, embezzlement and secure...

NRCA will hold roofing industry fall protection from A to Z class

The National Roofing Contractors Association will hold a free Roofing Industry Fall Protection from A to Z class in Brookfield, Wis. September 13. This class focuses on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations applying to fall-protection systems and current OSHA state-plan requirements. The class features hands-on equipment demonstrations and techniques...

Second quarter construction backlog jumps 3.9 percent

Nonresidential construction recovery gains momentum  /  Associated Builders and Contractors reports its Construction Backlog Indicator rose 3.9 percent during the second quarter of 2013 and now stands at 8.2 months, up from 7.9 months the previous quarter. Construction backlog is up 6.6 percent compared to the same time last year. CBI...

Bradbury Machinery Shanghai expands into new facility

The Bradbury Group and Bradbury Machinery Shanghai announced BMS’s recent move to a new, state-of-the-art facility in the Baoshan industrial area of Shanghai. The new facility boasts 10,000 square feet of office space and 66,000 square feet of manufacturing space. “The new facility will house our sales and design teams as...

All CSSA members achieve code compliance certification

The Certified Steel Stud Association announced all members have achieved CSSA Code Compliance Certification. The CSSA worked closely with the ICC Evaluation Service to develop an industry leading code compliance program, and ICC-ES is the administrator of the CSSA Code Compliance Program. Starting immediately all certified facilities will be placing the...

National historic landmark preserves its splendor by using copper

Built in 1931, the entrance canopy to New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria hotel continues to use copper-alloyed material after nearly a century  /  Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, the Art Deco-style Waldorf-Astoria has been a symbol of elegance since the Great Depression. Known throughout the world, the 47-story luxury hotel...

New Jersey DEP recognizes Englert for renewable energy use

The New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection has awarded Englert Inc. with a certificate of environmental stewardship recognizing the company for its “voluntary and proactive measures taken to go beyond compliance in an effort to improve the environment and ensure a sustainable future.” The certificate was issued following a May...