Author Archives: Contributed

Metal Sales names Scott Bacon as vice president sales and marketing

LOUISVILLE, K.Y… Scott Bacon has been appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation in Louisville, Kentucky. “We are excited to welcome Scott to the Metal Sales team,” says Nick Dowd, President of Metal Sales. “He has extensive experience with metal wall and roof system. Scott brings an in-depth knowledge...

Safety Update: The importance of a solid safety program

– By Gary Auman, NFBA Legal Counsel – On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed a broad-based budget bill. Many people may have believed that this bill was restricted to funding the federal government for 2016, but buried in the bill was language that requires the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to raise fines...

TFC expands Blazer line of stainless cap screws

Triangle Fastener has added two new sizes to its Blazer Stainless Cap Head Drill Screw line. Now available are a #12-24 x 1-¼ inch and 2-inch Blazer-5 designed to attach steel, aluminum or stainless steel to steel substrates from .125 inch up to .500 inch thick. Features and Benefits: Blazer-5 Point drills and taps...

Post-Frame Crew Foreman of the Month: Roy Palmer II

– By Greg Blosser, NFBA Communications Manager –  Nan Spadacene of Midland, Michigan, calls foreman Roy Palmer II a “superstar.” Spadacene, a retired business development manager who worked at Dow Chemical for 30 years, knows a bit about supervising people and considers herself a good just of character. Palmer, of Wick Buildings, was the...

Mill Steel to move Steel Structural Products Louisville operation to Indiana

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan – Mill Steel Co., one of the nation’s largest distributors of flat-rolled carbon steel, has decided to consolidate its Steel Structural Products Louisville steel framing manufacturing operations and related corporate office to its Ports of Indiana, Jeffersonville service center footprint. Once complete it is expected that all 40 jobs will relocate...

MBMA 2015 Annual Report now available for free download

CLEVELAND, OHIO – The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released its 2015 Annual Report, which highlights the technical research, sustainability innovations, industry advocacy, safety preparation and educational programs the association has undertaken over the past year. The report, A New Choice, is for anyone involved in the low-rise commercial building market or who works...

71% of construction firms expect to hire in 2016

Seventy-one percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2016 as contractors expect a range of public and private markets to grow, according to survey results released by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate. The survey, conducted as part of The Challenges Facing a Growing Industry:...

A common mistake in treated wood selection for ground contact

– By Sharon Thatcher, Rural Builder Magazine – Colin McCown, Executive Vice President of AWPA (American Wood Protection Association), cautions against assuming that all treated wood you purchase off the shelf is suitable for ground contact applications. A particular problem is that most 2×4, 6, -8, -10 and -12 lumber is treated for above...