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Triangle Fastener Opens New Fastening Tech Center

Triangle Fastener Corporation has opened a new TFC Tech Center located in Cleveland, Ohio. The new 1,100 sq. ft. facility provides the equipment necessary to facilitate product design, product development and certification. Joe Stager, vice president of product development, said: “The investment we made into constructing the new TFC Tech Center...

Bernon G. Perkins Award Winner Henry A. Getz Dies at Age 97

Henry A. Getz, former president of Morton Buildings, Inc., and a pioneer in post-frame construction, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at the age of 97. Getz was honored for his contributions to the industry with the NFBA’s Bernon G. Perkins Award at the 2016 Frame Building Expo. A celebration of life...

Happy 70th Anniversary to the Gooseneck Trailer

The mechanical gooseneck trailer is now 70 years old and it’s anniversary is being celebrated by its maker, Talbert Manufacturing of Rensselaer, Indiana. A press release from the company pays homage to Austin Talbert, engineer and founder of Talbert Construction Equipment Co., who developed the first gooseneck that was patented in...

ASABE Revises Shallow Post Foundation Standard

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has revised its shallow post foundation design standard. The revised standard, ANSI/ASAE EP486.3, Shallow Post and Pier Foundation Design, includes a new procedure for estimating foundation lateral load capacity; adjustments to safety and resistance factors for lateral foundation strength; and updated definitions....

Opioid abuse major problem in construction industry

Opioid abuse is a major problem in the construction industry, hitting it harder than most any other industry in the U.S. economy, according to a new report by the online news source Bisnow. An estimated 15.1% of construction workers are engaged in opioid abuse, noted the commercial insurance underwriter CAN. That...

America’s Hottest Zip Codes for Housing Announced

Realtor.com®  announced its third annual list of the Hottest ZIP Codes in America, which illustrates the power of millennial gravitation toward affordable suburbs with local “it” factors. For the second year in a row, Watauga, Texas, (76148) leads the list, followed by Livonia, Michigan, (48154); Kentwood, Michigan, (49548); Medford, Mass., (02155); Littleton, Colo. (80123); Castro Valley, Calif., (94546); Colorado Springs, Colo., (80922); Overland Park,...