In the Industry

Business profiles, awards and articles on business and management issues relevant to the building industry.

Roll Former Corporation announces new ownership

Roll Former Corporation, Chalfont, Pa., has announced the retirement of its owners and the resumption of business under the leadership of long-time employees Bob Schultz and John Dumke. In a press release, founders Phil Altomare and Gerry Corkery announced: “Since … Read more »

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AISI publishes new standard for the design of profiled steel diaphragm panels

S310-13 intended for use in the U.S., Canada and Mexico WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published a new standard: AISI S310-13, North American Standard for the Design of Profiled Steel Diaphragm Panels. The new … Read more »

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AISI publishes new test standards for S900-series

The AISI has revised and published 14 test standards in its S900-series, providing a complete series of updated test methods that supersede the previously published 2008 series. All test standards have been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) … Read more »

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ABC Economic Update: Construction Materials Prices Flat in July

“The weakening of economies in Europe, Japan and elsewhere has reduced demand for construction materials on a global basis.” —Associated Builders and Contractors Chief Economist Anirban Basu. Overall, construction materials prices inched higher in July and are up 2 percent … Read more »

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Palram Announces New Website

Palram Americas, a leading manufacturer of polycarbonate and PVC product lines, is pleased to announce a new website design at PalramAmericas.com. This new design, which is more closely aligned with the global corporate website (Palram.com), includes many new features. Users … Read more »

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2015 International Roofing Expo Gives Back to New Orleans through Community Service Day

Roofing professionals participating in the 2015 International Roofing Expo [IRE] are encouraged to give back to the New Orleans community by participating in Community Service Day, the show’s home repair and revitalization project. Now in its fifth consecutive year, Community … Read more »

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Fabral Taps Proven Industry Leader to Institute Next Strategic Steps

Fabral, the leading provider of metal for building envelope solutions, announces the strategic appointment of Kit Emert as vice president and general manager of the Commercial Products division. With more than thirty years of experience in the industry, Emert provides … Read more »

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Drexel Metals Provides Brochure on Metal Roofing Maintenance

Customers choose painted standing seam metal roofing systems for a lot of reasons, but one reason is assuredly to take advantage of the long lifetime expectancy. Drexel Metals has published the Care and Maintenance Guidelines brochure to offer advice on … Read more »

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Construction Economists Optimistic About 2014 Commercial and Industrial Growth

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chief Economist Kermit Baker and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist David Crowe provided a collaborative economic forecast Monday combining their … Read more »

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MFM Building Products Announces Underlayment Co-Branding Program

MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, recently announced an Underlayment Co-Branding Program to help customers gain better market visibility. Customers who have helped launch the program have … Read more »

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