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  • Is it really Galvalume? Steel DynamicsWhen Galvalume hit the metal industry, it was a true game changer. The mix of 55 percent aluminum and 45 percent zinc alloy allowed panel to hold its rust-inhitibed beauty longer than any other product on the market. Twenty years of research went into its development by Bethlehem Steel and today its production under strict ...
  • MFM Building Products issues WindowWrap instructional video MFM videoMFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, has released a new WindowWrap® Instructional Video on the proper installation techniques for the company’s line of window flashing tapes. This step-by-step video illustrates the proper flashing steps and installation tips to ensure that the window enclosure ...
  • The changing landscape of roll forming Photo credit: McElroy MetalThe explosive growth of regional metal roll forming businesses in the U.S., coupled with an influx of foreign raw material has had a significant impact on established companies that once exclusively supplied wall and roof panel for the metal construction industry. Rural Builder interviewed two established companies—McElroy Metal and Everlast Roofing Inc.—to see how they ...
  • Not all metal building panel is created equal color variationYou may be the best builder on the planet, but if you use inferior products your stellar reputation could only last as long as those products. Because the larger percentage of a post-frame and steel-frame building is metal, doesn’t it behoove you to know a lot about it? At Steel Dynamics, Don Switzer, sales manager and ...
  • Atlas Bolt & Screw President Ridenour to retire Randy RidenourASHLAND, Ohio  – Randy Ridenour, President of Atlas Bolt & Screw Company LLC, has decided to retire at the end of 2016 after 32 years with the company. Ridenour joined Atlas in 1984 as Central Region Branch Manager and held positions of increasing responsibility leading to his promotion to President in November 2009. “Throughout his career, ...
  • Fabral Expands Powerseam Product Line Fabral continues to deliver on its commitment to support customer success with the addition of a new metal structural standing seam panel system. Effective Sept. 1, 2016, the new architectural Powerseam II profile will be available through the company’s Gridley, Illinois, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and St. Joseph, Minnesota, manufacturing facilities. As with the existing Powerseam profile, Powerseam ...
  • Customized bifold hangar door from Schweiss Doors offers one-piece look FAIRFAX, Minn. – A tip from a neighbor led J.T. Strange to Schweiss Doors for a customized bifold liftstrap/autolatch door for the hangar adjacent to his home at Obannon Creek Aerodrome Airpark in Goshen, Ohio. Strange says the neighbor was introduced to Schweiss Doors at the Oshkosh (Wis.) Air Show where he talked to company owner ...
  • S-5! introduces DualGard two-pipe system for ultimate snow retention Colorado Springs, Colo. – The new DualGard snow retention system from S-5! uses two 1-inch pipes to keep snow and ice in place while it melts safely. When installed properly, DualGard protects people and property from dangerous roof snow avalanches. Designed to preserve the coveted look of the metal roof, DualGard can be painted, powder ...
  • IronPlanet to be acquired by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated, the world’s largest industrial auctioneer and a leading equipment distributor (NYSE & TSX: RBA, “Ritchie Bros.”), and IronPlanet, a leading online marketplace for used heavy equipment and other durable asset sales, today jointly announced that they have entered into an agreement under which Ritchie Bros. will acquire IronPlanet for approximately US$758.5 ...
  • Union Corrugating adds capabilities to Scranton, PA facility Fayetteville, NC – Union Corrugating, a leader in the metal roofing and siding industry, has installed additional equipment in their Scranton, Pennsylvania, plant that gives Union the capability of producing more product and reducing lead-times for its customers. The equipment includes both an additional panel line and trim line.               “Our new panel line produces R/PBR panels and ...
  • CLT manufacturer first in U.S. to pass fire safety requirements D.R. Johnson Wood Innovations, the nation’s first certified U.S. manufacturer of Cross-Laminated Timber, has become the first North American CLT manufacturer to achieve significant fire safety requirements under tests designed to gauge flame spread and fire resistance.  No other manufacturer of CLT has been certified under the new APA/ANSI manufacturing standard and has subjected its ...
  • MBMA releases new video on metal building systems The Metal Building Manufacturers Association ( MBMA ) has released a new video featuring the engineering and manufacturing processes used to design and produce metal buildings systems. The six-minute video illustrates how the metal building process works, from design concept to manufacturing, delivery and construction. It also features photos and video of cutting-edge projects to ...
  • Plan ahead for METALCON If you are planning to attend METALCON on October 26-29, hotel bookings are going fast. Already listed as “Sold Out” are rooms at the Sheraton Inner Harbor, Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor and Hilton Baltimore, all nearest the convention center. If you haven’t decided that you are attending, below is what you will miss. Before the ...
  • Post-frame builder uses secret weapon to convert church -By Sharon Thatcher- The idea that wood will rot when placed in the ground is one challenge that post-frame builders will likely always need to overcome. The public sees ravaged wood on a daily basis, in nature and in dilapidated old buildings. Newer wood treatments and other wood protection methods are quiet heroes that are little ...
  • ATAS Expands Partnership With Roofinox ATAS International, Inc., a leader in sustainable building envelope technology, has expanded its three-year partnership with Roofinox America with the addition of the company’s stainless steel roofing products to the 2016 ATAS complete product line catalog. The Roofinox product line consists of Roofinox Classic brush-rolled stainless steel, Roofinox Pearl bead-blasted stainless steel, Roofinox Plus ribbed stainless ...
  • The Importance of Product and Install Training -BY MARK MULLINS, FABRAL– In the metal industry, like every other industry, keeping up with new products and proper installation is vital to the growth and success of any business. As a training manager and engineer, I see the importance of this every day. There are many installers, sales and support staff who simply do not understand ...
  • Fabral continues to expand production capacity Fabral is expanding its flat sheet and slit coil program in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern U.S. New slitting and blanking capacity will be added in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, beginning September 1, 2016. This follows on the heels of Fabral’s move of its Grapevine, Texas, facility into a larger, more contemporary space in Ft. Worth. Flat sheet and coil ...
  • Fall Protection Distributors LLC expands standing seam roof anchor system with new adapter plate The Standing Seam Roof Anchor (SSRA) system was released in March 2015 as the industry’s first and only universal fit, component mounting system for standing seam roofs. The product release was followed with the 2nd Place “Best New Product” honors at the 2016 International Roofing Expo and the Metal Roofing Magazine’s 2016 “Metal Of Honor”. ...
  • 3D, drones, awards, and games part of 2016 METALCON plans 3-D technology, drones, inaugural awards, and metal roofing championship games are just some of the programs under preparation for this year’s METALCON. The event, sponsored by the Metal Construction Association, is slated for October 26-28 in Baltimore. Here is a brief rundown of some special activities recently advertised by MCA: THE FUTURE OF 3-D AND DRONES IN CONSTRUCTION On Oct. 26, ...
  • MCA provides kit on Insulated Metal Panels (IMPs) Metal Construction Association (MCA) has added new webpages to its website expanding information available on Insulated Metal Panels (IMPs) which includes an IMP Kit to assist architects and building designers considering insulated metal panels in their building design. The IMP Kit is available for free download and includes many valuable resources for architects and specifiers including: ...