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  • 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: ...
  • Nationwide Protective Coating introduces new color pigment system Nationwide Protective Coating Mfrs., Inc., has recently introduced COOL COLORS with ColorActiv® Technology, a highly reflective, energy-saving colorant with excellent fade resistance. The new color pigments were originally designed for military applications. The reduction in surface temperatures provided stealth capabilities against thermographic heat-seeking radars to military vehicles and structures. This same technology is now available in ...
  • The BECK Fastener Group Expands Portfolio The BECK Fastener Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Solon, Ohio, based ET&F Fastening Systems, Inc., a leading supplier of fastening systems used by contractors for applications involving fastening interior and exterior building materials to light gauge steel. Pneumatic tool and fastener systems from ET&F Fastening are engineered specifically for fastening to steel, which ...
  • MFM Building Products’ Ultra HT Complies With Acceptance Criteria MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, recently announced that its Ultra HT Wind & Water Seal high temperature roofing underlayment complies with ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria for Roofing Underlayments (AC188) and Roof Underlayment for Use in Severe Climate Areas (AC48). A copy of ...
  • TFC Launches Complete Line of Zinc Cap Head Screws Triangle Fastener Corp., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce the launch of a complete line corrosion resistant zinc head screws. Available on their high performance BLAZER Drill Screws, these fasteners are available in large variety of lengths and diameters. They are a preferred screw for use in many warranted roof systems. Features and benefits include: The ZAMAC-5 Zinc Alloy ...
  • Boral doubling manufacturing capacity to keep up with demand Boral is doubling the manufacturing capacity for its TruExterior® Siding & Trim to help fulfill rapidly increasing demand for these exterior product lines. The poly-ash siding and trim are manufactured in Salisbury, N.C., where Boral recently added a 120,000-square-foot finishing facility. The expansion will ensure the company can keep up with the current pace of growth, ...
  • MBMA announces 2015 Manufacturer Safety Award Winners CLEVELAND, OHIO – The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) annually recognizes metal building systems manufacturers that show exceptional commitment to assuring workplace safety. The Annual MBMA Safety Awards were presented at the MBMA Spring Meeting held May 10-11, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. “Last year, a total of 45 plant facilities participated in MBMA’s Quarterly OSHA ...
  • Steel Structural Products appointed exclusive manufacturer of USG framing components JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. — Effective June 30, 2016, Steel Structural Products (SSP), a division of Mill Steel Co., will exclusively license and manufacture in the Midwest, Mid-South, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast United States, all USG Shaft Wall and Area Separation Wall framing components, including: USG Shaft Wall System USG Area Separation Wall: -USG J-Runner -USG C-Runner -USG CH-Stud -USG H-Stud -USG E-Stud -USG Jamb Strut Manufacturing will ...
  • McElroy Metal redesigns Wave Panel to be installed fixed or floating BOSSIER CITY, La. – McElroy Metal’s redesigned Wave Panel is now available as a fixed or floating panel. The Wave Panel is a 16-inch concealed fastener wall panel with 3/4-inch deep ribs, designed to be installed horizontally or vertically over a solid substrate or sub-framing to provide clean, visually appealing lines for both new construction and ...
  • Central States Manufacturing breaks ground on new facility in Claysburg, PA Central States Manufacturing has broken ground on a 50,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehouse facility in Martin J. Marasco Business Park near Claysburg, Pennsylvania. Central States has committed to the creation of 50 new, full-time jobs over the next three years, and investing at least $5.8 million on the project. This will be Central States Manufacturing’s 9th ...
  • New Flat Head Deck Screws from Levi’s Levi’s introduces Flat Head Deck Screws into its extensive line of fasteners/screws. Uses range from conventional decking to roofing furring strip applications. Levi’s offers five lengths in #9/#10. A high quality, long-lasting salt spray coating ensures corrosion resistance and a long-life for deck screw application. Bucket storage makes the Deck Screws easy to use on the job. For free ...