Author Archives: Sharon Thatcher

Battling Condensation: Determining the Best Method of Control

- By Mark Mullins, Fabral – As suppliers and installers of metal roofing, we have all likely dealt with the issue of condensation. There are several control methods available so the first consideration must be towards looking at the building … Read more »

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General intro to wall bracing featured in new APA video

Video highlights the importance of code-required wall bracing as a component of resilient wall construction The Engineered Wood Association  (APA) has produced a new online video designed to educate builders and designers about the wall bracing requirements of the International … Read more »

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Connect, learn & discover at the 2015 Frame Building Expo

- Ken Gieseke, Chair, NFBA Board of Directors With hopes that you, your coworkers, and your families enjoyed a wonderful holiday, I now join members of the NFBA staff and board of directors in wishing you all a richly satisfying … Read more »

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DBCI enlists DSI as distributor for Northeast

- Regional door company will offer Curl-Lok in seven states – Douglasville, GA – Rollup door manufacturer DBCI announces a new partnership with DSI Distribution out of Framingham, Massachusetts. DSI will service all DBCI commercial door requests in Massachusetts, Connecticut, … Read more »

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Nudo Products announces acquisition of Marlite, Inc.

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Nudo Products Inc. announced its acquisition of Marlite, Inc. Headquartered in Dover, Ohio, Marlite is known in the architectural community for designing, developing and manufacturing advanced panel solutions for interior spaces in a variety of market segments, … Read more »

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Levi’s Building Components hires national sales manager

Levi’s Building Components has hired Chris Ray as National Sales Manager. As a new addition to the Levi’s Building Components team, Ray brings over 30 years of leadership experience gained from working in a variety of industries and the public … Read more »

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Palram Partners with Snavely Forest Products to distribute PALIGHT Trimboard

Kutztown, PA – Palram Americas, a leading manufacturer of polycarbonate and PVC sheets, has partnered with Snavely Forest Products, a recognized distribution leader in the wholesale lumber and building products industry, to offer the full line of PALIGHT® Trimboard products. … Read more »

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OSHA communications on distracted driving and injury reporting

- By Gary Auman – Recent communications from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will have an effect on workplace practices regarding cell phone use and injury-reporting requirements. Employees and Distracted Driving How often do you talk on your cell … Read more »

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Bradbury introduces 60”X.070” cut to length line with rotary shear and e-drive leveler

MOUNDRIDGE, KS, USA – The Bradbury Group introduces a 60” X .070” cut-to-length line featuring a Bradbury e-Drive® leveler and an Athader rotary shear operating at 300 FPM, eliminating the need for a looping pit. The line is also equipped … Read more »

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Jonathan Williams to serve as Lancaster, PA, facility plant manager at Fabral

Lancaster, PA – Fabral, the leading provider of metal for building envelope solutions, announces the appointment of Jonathan Williams as plant manager at Fabral’s Lancaster, Pennsylvania facility. With more than 30 years of manufacturing experience, and 15 years of operational … Read more »

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