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Plyco now offers Attic Access Door for post frame

For contractors looking for a cost-effective solution to attic access in post-frame buildings, Plyco Corporation now offers the Series 10 Attic Access Door. It’s the perfect finish for post-frame buildings with an interior ceiling and is designed for installation into buildings with an interior ceiling liner. The Attic Access Door is available in 24”x36”...

Swenson Shear adds Snap Table Pro to line

Swenson Shear has officially announced the launch of its new Snap Table Pro for all-in-one notching, slitting and hemming of standing seam panels. Its the second product in the company’s all-in-one line-up and was added to provide customers the ability to slit and hem up to 60-inches for commercial, industrial and residential job sites....

U.S. timber supplier positions for future in cross-laminated timber

Cross-Laminated Timber has yet to make a big splash in the U.S. market, but some forward-thinking pioneers are not standing on the sidelines waiting for the needle to move. They’re jumping in and showing people what CLT offers. One of those pioneers is Reinhard Sauter, owner of Sauter Timber in Rockwood, Tennessee. Sauter has...

2015 METALCON to showcase newest trends for business success

Newton, MA – For construction professionals in the field and those in the front office, METALCON 2015 has education sessions to improve their field techniques, management skills and business success. Each year METALCON attracts metal building, residential and roofing contractors, architects, engineers, developers, facility managers, fabricators and building owners from more than 52 countries...

Leland Industries sponsors inaugural NASCAR event in Ontario

You may know Leland Industries for its North American made fasteners, but NASCAR fans in Canada also know the company’s fondness for racing. The company has been a sponsor for a number of years, and on June 20, it was the primary sponsor for an inaugural Canadian Tire Series event at Sunset Speedway at...

Former Harley-Davidson VP, Clyde Fessler, to keynote at METALCON

Clyde Fessler, former Harley-Davidson vice president of marketing and business development, has been selected as the keynote speaker for the 25th annual METALCON. This year’s event will be held Oct. 14-16 in Tampa, Florida. On the verge of bankruptcy in the early 1980’s, Harley-Davidson found itself facing severe market conditions and heavy foreign competition....

AWC applauds final BioPreferred Program regulations

Last week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that new forest products will be included in the BioPreferred program, opening new opportunities for market growth. It reverses the 2014 Farm Bill stating that forest products were ineligible because they were “mature market.” The announcement was welcomed by the American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert...

MBMA grants to introduce metal construction to engineering & architectural students, staff

CLEVELAND, OHIO – In a groundbreaking educational initiative, the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) is providing faculty fellowships in cooperation with the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). These awards will expedite development of a model program that partners the metal building industry with undergraduate engineering and architectural faculty and students. The fellowships will...

AWC releases “Guides to Wood Construction in High Wind Areas”

  LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released a series of updated easy-to-use Guides to Wood Construction in High Wind Areas. The guides can be found on the AWC website: http://www.awc.org/standards/wfcm/2012.php. The guides, based on provisions contained in AWC’s 2012 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM), establish a specific set of prescriptive, wind-resistive structural requirements for...