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  • Go Blue For Malco Impact-Grade Chuck Drivers The distinctive blue color of these chuck drivers signals performance quality that can withstand the kind of impact driver stress that is characteristic for each fastening application. All Malco Impact-Grade power drivers are precisely machined for positive, fail-proof engagement of the fastener head. Phillips, Square and Star Bit inserts and power drivers feature unique high-torque steel ...
  • Seven New Wall Panels Add Visual Depth To Building Exteriors Petersen expands its Precision Series line of metal wall panels with the addition of seven new Highline products. The Precision Series Highline wall panels feature varying rib patterns and widths for creative architectural effects in commercial, institutional, residential or many other applications. The new Highline panels are 1 3/8-in. deep, resulting in dramatic building exteriors and deeper shadow ...
  • What you Should Know about Skylights and Polycarbonate Panels POLYCARBONATE PANELS Some of you are old pros at installing and handling polycarbonate, but some of you may handle it so infrequently that sharing a few tips and tricks would be helpful to ensure a successful installation. Palram Americas offers the following: On the Job Site When storing the materials either in the yard or on a job ...
  • MBMA’s Updated Energy Design Guide for Metal Building Systems Now Available The Metal Building Manufacturers Association’s (MBMA) Energy Design Guide for Metal Building Systems, Second Edition, is now available in print or PDF at www.techstreet.com/mbma. Through easy online ordering, this resource will put energy code compliance and design information into the hands of anyone involved in construction and interested in increasing energy efficiency. It is useful ...
  • A Wing-Roofed Hangar from Sukup Steel Buildings Takes Off sukup-featured-photoAn innovative winged roof that has taken off at airports is helping propel rapid growth by a relative newcomer to the steel buildings manufacturing industry, Sukup Steel Buildings. The Project: Ames, Iowa, municipal airport hangar Building system: Sukup Steel Buildings, Sheffield, Iowa Builder: Story Construction, Ames, Iowa Size: 11,400-square-feet hangar, 120 feet wide by 95 feet long Wall Panels: 26-gauge ...
  • Gotta’-Have-It Solutions for Post-Frame Builders NP-MartinBldgProd-2One of the fun things about the Frame Building Expo is the introduction of new products. Here is a sneak peek. Long-Life Fastener Solutions from Lakeside Lakeside Construction Fasteners will showcase its ZMAX Long-Life and SC SteelGuard at the expo.ZMAX alloy fasteners are engineered for corrosion applications. They offer a larger outer diameter to prevent wind uplift ...
  • A Post-Frame Planter’s Paradise Feature-Black-Creek-21-400Black Creek Greenhouse Inc. is a popular destination for gardeners in the Lancaster County area of Pennsylvania. It has been locally owned and family operated since 1980. This post-frame retail store was built to handle expanding inventory and eager crowds. Because the area can get heavy snows, snow guards were deemed a must on the ...
  • 4 Simple Tips for Working With Copper Copper accents offer a great opportunity to grow your business. Eye-catching dormers, gutters, louvers, spires, finials, chimney pots and cupolas add look and functionality so that even the simplest barn, home, church or office building can stand out from the crowd. While installing fabricated copper products may appear complex, the reality is that copper accents can ...
  • How to handle vinyl windows properly Vinyl windows continue to grow in popularity for buyers of noncommercial structures. They are less expensive than aluminum, yet have great thermal and energy-saving properties and they can be made in many profiles such as wood grains. But there are proper ways of handling vinyl that are very different than those for aluminum. Todd Carlson ...
  • Moisture Problems and Solutions MoistureProblemsSolutions-4-12Joseph M. Zulovich, PhD, PE, offers a detailed look at moisture problems in buildings in a five-part series that ran in Rural Builder magazine from mid-2016 to early-2017. The series offers: an overview and strategy a look at protection from subsurface water protection from surface water protecting the exterior building envelope and removing excess moisture with ventilation. The series can ...
  • Frame Building Expo Returns to Nashville March 8-10 _NFBA_NFBA-50th-LOGO-WebThe 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 the grand setting of ...
  • Know the Proper Tools for Metal Panel Installation There are three types of tools that are typically used to drive screws to attach metal roofing or sidewall panels on structures. All three types of tools are comparable in price but only one is industry-preferred to use. Leland Industries provides this look at the advantages and disadvantages of each. Specialty Screw guns: The industry-preferred tool ...
  • 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 and ...
  • Unique Schweiss Glass Bifold Doors Open New Kings Stadium Entrance The new Sacramento Kings Golden 1 Center seats 17,500 in its modern arena. Schweiss Doors engineered and built five bifold, strap latch main entrance doors made of a combination of steel and aluminum frames. Three of the doors measured 29' x 41.5' and the other two are 29.4' x 41.5' each with respective clear openings of 32' and 28.8'. ©Paul Crosby Architectural PhotographySchweiss Doors engineered and built five one-of-a-kind bifold strap latch doors that greet visitors at the entrance of the Sacramento Kings Stadium, Golden 1 Center, in downtown Sacramento, California. The $507 million multi-purpose indoor arena was officially opened Sept. 30, 2016. The 17,500-seat arena will host concerts, conventions and other sporting and entertainment events. Three of of the Schweiss doors measured ...
  • S-5! Brings Back Hogan as Business Development Director Frank HoganS-5! has brought back Frank Hogan to fill the newly-created position of Business Development Director. According to the company, the move was taken to deepen relationships with the company’s OEM market to maintain market share and capture additional sales opportunities. Hogan, who served as a national sales representative and field support manager for S-5! in the United ...
  • Leland Industries Expands Into New Addition Leland IndustriesLeland 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 demanding ...
  • PPG Introduces DURASTAR ULTRA-COOL Coil Coatings PPG has introduced DURASTAR ULTRA-COOL coatings, which combine an advanced silicone-modified polyester (SMP) coatings formulation with infrared-reflective (IR-reflective) pigments to enhance the beauty and extend the service life of metal roofing, siding, panels and other building components. Durastar ULTRA-Cool coatings incorporate new polyester-based resin, crosslinking and tinting technologies to protect industrial, agricultural, storage and other types ...
  • Iconic Metal Architecture Defines, Unites Corporate Facility Located on a highly visible urban infill site in Clarksville, Tennessee, the new Workforce Essentials headquarters and career training center is situated at a “gateway entry” intersection to the downtown district. The new 40,000-square-foot facility consolidates services that had been provided at agency offices previously scattered around the city. After initially considering renovation of an aging ...
  • Research Shows Radiant Barrier Market Continues to Grow The radiant barrier market continues to grow, in part due to global warming, according to a third-party research firm. Persistence Market Research (PMR), based in New York City, recently published their report, “Radiant Barrier Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast 2016-2026”. In addition to a brief overview of how radiant barriers work, what materials are used and their ...
  • Safe-Way Door Announces New Ambient Series Safe-Way DoorSafe-Way Door has added a new door to its lineup of high-density polyurethane insulated garage doors. Combining ruggedness and good looks with the benefit of an R-Value of 17.68, the new Ambient line is geared toward residential, commercial and industrial applications where superior insulating ability is desired. The high-density polyurethane core gives the Ambient line its ...