In the Industry

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

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...

WoodWorks Now Accepting Nominations for 2016 U.S. Wood Design Awards

National Award Program Celebrates Innovation in the Design and Construction of Non-Residential and Multi-Family Wood Buildings  WASHINGTON, D.C. – WoodWorks, an educational initiative providing free technical support and resources related to the design and construction of non-residential and multi-family wood buildings, is now accepting nominations for its 2016 U.S. Wood Design Awards. The awards...

Safety Update: Heat Stress (and how to avoid it)

– By Gary Auman Legal Counsel for NFBA – With the arrival of the summer construction season come warmer temperatures and the risk of heat-related illnesses. Workers daily face many hazards on the job site, and heat stress is one of those hazards (see the Safety Update in the June 2013 issue of Frame...

U.S. Metal Industry Shows Growth In Past 5 Years, Despite Economy

The market for metal products in the United States grew 4 percent annually over the past five years, according to an industry study released by the Metal Construction Association (MCA). This growth is significant because it occurred from 2009 through 2014, during the economic downturn when construction volumes declined and building owners and specifiers...

Online Resource Kit educates building pros on stock glulam beams

Articles and case studies from APA foster understanding of glulam capabilities, applications. APA – The Engineered Wood Association is expanding its extensive educational tools with a new online resource kit on stock glulam beams, providing information and case studies that inform end-users on non-custom glulam beams and showcase the material’s capabilities. Glulam is one...

Schweiss Doors adds 20,000 square feet of factory space

Expansion necessitated by innovative products for different markets FAIRFAX, Minn. – Schweiss Doors, a leading manufacturer and installer of liftstrap bifold doors, powerful one-piece hydraulic doors and unique designer doors, has built and opened a new state-of-the-art factory electrical facility. “Recent growth in the door market due to our innovative electrical door engineering concepts...

Rowe To Spearhead Sales For Roofinox America

David H. Rowe, a 28-year veteran of the metal roofing and wall panel industry, has been named vice president of sales of Roofinox America, Inc., the leading supplier of Roofinox stainless steel coil, featuring mechanical properties and an architecturally distinctive matt finish for rollformed roofing panels. Rowe joins Roofinox from Englert, Inc., a leading...

Plyco Corp. Appoints New Marketing Manager

Plyco Corp. announced that Kyler Pope has joined the Plyco team as the marketing manager for Plyco and East Coast Fasteners. He will be responsible for managing and implementing Plyco and East Coast Fasteners’ marketing initiatives. Pope began his career at Krause Publications in 1994 with Agri-View, a Wisconsin-based farm newspaper. In 1995 he...

ATAS International Project of the Year Winners Announced

As ATAS wraps up their 25th Annual Project of the Year competition, the celebration continues for a select handful of people who were deemed Project of the Year winners. In addition to their custom fabricated ATAS plaque, title-holders earn a year-long promotional opportunity, including project photos, details and credits, all prominently displayed on the...