Business and Management

How-to information, news and tips to help improve the business and management of businesses in the industry.

Flack Steel Is Now Flack Global Metals

Effective immediately, Flack Steel has changed its name to Flack Global Metals. This move reflects a consolidation of recent acquisitions that include Consolidated Metal Products (CMP) in Columbia, South Carolina, and JD Steel Products in Toledo, Ohio. In a move toward increasing global reach and expanded product line, Flack Global Metals now offers bare,...

Home Ventilation

It is not uncommon for us to have homeowners tell us that their contractor told them that a metal roof will eliminate their need for attic ventilation. After politely suggesting they look for a different contractor, we tell them how, with most homes, proper attic ventilation is critical to a healthy and energy-efficient home....

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Frame Building Expo Returns to Nashville March 8-10

The Frame Building Expo heads back to Nashville March 8-10. Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center will host the 50th anniversary event. Ken Gieseke, NFBA Board Chair, offers the following rundown of activities. Celebrate “Framing the Future at the 2017 Expo” by Ken Gieseke On Thursday night, while we enjoy desserts and beverages in...

One BIG Tip for Prolonging the Life of Metal Panel

No other tools strike fear in the hearts of metal panel and fastener manufacturers alike than impact drivers and impact drills; yet, no other screw-driving tools equally delight installers. And therein lays a monumental problem. Impact drivers and drills are just too powerful for the panel that the small-but-mighty screw is designed to hold...

Central States Mfg. opens facility in Seguin, Texas

Central States Manufacturing has opened a 44,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehouse facility in Seguin, Texas.  Central States Manufacturing has committed to the creation of 50 new, full-time jobs over the next three years.  This is Central States’ 8th manufacturing facility. “We are excited to begin operations in our new facility,” said Stan Pissarski, general manager of...

Leland Industries

Leland Industries Expands Into New Addition

Leland Industries Inc., a domestic producer of metal building fasteners since 1984, has added 50,000 square feet to its manufacturing plant and warehouse to meet growing demands for quality metal and post-frame building fasteners. The addition was completed earlier in 2016, but work continued with equipment upgrades. New machines were installed and existing machines re-located, all the while maintaining production levels dictated by a...

ST Fastening Systems

Sealtite Name Change Effective Jan. 1

Marking 25 years of operation,  Joe Hargis, CEO and founder of Sealtite Building Fasteners announced that his company is undertaking a name change.  The company will continue to use its iconic “flying” ST as the focal point of its identity, but the company name has changed to ST Fastening Systems effect January 1, 2017. “This change...

2017 Surveys for Metal Roofers and Rural Builders

SURVEY FOR METAL ROOFERS Please take the survey         SURVEY FOR POST-FRAME AND METAL-FRAME BUILDERS Please take the survey         Please take a couple of minutes right now to complete this quick survey. Summary data we gather today will appear in the Feb/Mar 2017 issue of Metal Roofing...

SBC Housing Stats for October: U.S. and Canada

The SBCA has published the following information regarding October housing starts and building permits data for the U.S. and Canada. United States: October housing starts (released November 17) increased 25.5% to 1,323,000 units. Single-family starts increased 10.7% to 869,000 units, while multi-family increased by 68.8% to 454,000 units. Total U.S. permits, an indicator of future construction,...

Haydn Shaw Will Be Keynote Speaker at 2017 Frame Building Expo

Haydn Shaw, a noted expert on leadership, change, multiple generations in the workforce and ways to turn around negative employees and work environments has been selected as the keynote speaker for the Frame Building Expo. Shaw goes from hilarity to deep reflection, combining rich content with use-tomorrow tools that focus on how best to...