Business and Management

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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...

Chuck Haslebacher, President of Varco Pruden Buildings and Barbara Deloach, VP Human Resources Manager proudly display the 2015 Top Workplaces award.

Varco Pruden lands Top 10 spot in Top Workplaces in Memphis

MEMPHIS, TN – Varco Pruden Buildings (VP) was recognized a second time this year as a top place to work. The Memphis Commercial Appeal ranked VP in the top 10 Top Workplaces 2015 in the small size category (under 100 employees). The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey...

Metal Building Manufacturers Association elects 2016 Board of Directors

CLEVELAND, OHIO – The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) elected the 2016 Board of Directors at their Annual Meeting held December 8-9, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. The 2016 Board members are: Brad Curtis, Chairman, Tyler Building Systems Ron Kuenkler, Vice Chairman, American Buildings Company Tom Gilligan, Ex-Officio, Butler Manufacturing Chuck Haslebacher, Varco Pruden Buildings...

ABC releases scorecard on state policies affecting the construction industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has launched “Building America: The Merit Shop Scorecard,” which reviews and grades state-specific information significant to the success of the commercial and industrial construction industry. The scorecard website, meritshopscorecard.org, identifies states that have created an environment where merit shop contractors are well positioned to succeed and...

OSHA’s new standard for construction work in confined spaces

– By Gary Auman, NFBA Legal Counsel – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new standard for construction work in confined spaces has been in the works for several years. The standard was published as a final rule on May 4, 2015, with an effective date of August 3, 2015. Although this rule may...

Varco Pruden among 2015 Best Places to Work in Memphis

MEMPHIS, TN – Varco Pruden Buildings’ national headquarters in Memphis was named one of the 2015 Best Places to Work by the Memphis Business Journal. The Best Places to Work is a competition of the top workplaces in the Memphis metro area. Selection is determined solely on employee feedback. Memphis Business Journal partners with national research...

ATAS “Monsters of Metal” compete in inaugural Canstruction event

Allentown, PA – The “Monsters of Metal” team, with members from ATAS International, Inc. and Bonsall Shafferman Architects and Space Planners, participated in the local Canstruction® competition recently at the Lehigh Valley Mall.  Daniel Lader, the son of Gary Lader of Bonsall Shafferman, and also a student at Nitschmann Middle School, helped with the...

AJ Manufacturing receives patent for EZ-v post-frame window system

A.J. Manufacturing, Inc. (AJ) a manufacturer of doors and windows for the post frame construction industry has been awarded U.S. Patent Nos. 8776460, 8776461 and 9057220 for its vinyl window trim and flashing system – EZ-v®. The AJ trim and flashing system provides the best assurance of leak free window installation in corrugated steel...