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  • PERC redesigns, improves buildwithpropane.com Newly redesigned site makes it possible for professionals to easily find propane products, tools, and resources. WASHINGTON — The Propane Education & Research Council has re-launched buildwithpropane.com, a website specifically designed to help residential and commercial building professionals find propane training, research, resources, and products. “Our newly redesigned website now helps builders, developers, remodelers, facility managers, HVAC ...
  • L-Foot from AceClamp/PMC Makes Installing Solar Racking Systems Easier Than Ever  The new L-Foot from AceClamp/PMC Industries makes installing solar racking systems easier than ever. Installers no longer have to contend with wide, L-shaped brackets that prevent complete access to mounting clamp fasteners. The new L-Foot does not cover the top-mounted bolt on the AceClamp ML or impede access to the AceClamp A2 side bolt, making any ...
  • Sno Gem celebrates 20 years of innovation McHENRY, Ill.– As Sno Gem® Inc. celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2014, it is an opportunity to reflect on its journey from start-up to the forefront of the snow retention industry. Like many businesses, Sno Gem was born out of necessity. The Smeja family had founded Metalmaster Sheet Metal Inc. in 1977, which was growing into ...
  • Nudo obtain rights to manufacture Bellcomb non-stone laminations Springfield, IL – Nudo is pleased to announce that it has obtained the rights to manufacture most non-stone laminations from Bellcomb Inc. This includes all rights to its proprietary lightweight, easy-to-assemble and disassemble, reusable barricade system sold to the construction and retail markets under the brand name “Future Panels”. Bellcomb, a designer and manufacturer of lightweight ...
  • Roll Former Corporation announces new ownership Roll Former Corporation, Chalfont, Pa., has announced the retirement of its owners and the resumption of business under the leadership of long-time employees Bob Schultz and John Dumke. In a press release, founders Phil Altomare and Gerry Corkery announced: “Since 1978, Roll Former Corporation has been in the standing seam metal roofing industry under the ownership and ...
  • Project inspiration for rural builders: Metal buildings The 2014 Rural Builder Source Book will soon be published. In addition to all the great projects included in the magazine, here are others that should help inspire your building ideas. Building: Derwood Bible Church, Derwood, Md. Building size: 18,130 sq. ft. Architect: SBK Partnership, LLC Contractors: Gardiner & Gardiner Contracting, LLC Products used: Metal building from American Buildings Company Wall and ...
  • METALCON 2014: new location, new learning opportunities, new exhibits - By Marge O’Connor  – The 24th annual METALCON holds true to the event’s tradition of offering new features while maintaining the high quality education and products consistent with what the metal industry offers. This year’s event takes place October 1-3 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, a location that holds many business opportunities and ...
  • AISI publishes new standard for the design of profiled steel diaphragm panels S310-13 intended for use in the U.S., Canada and Mexico WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published a new standard: AISI S310-13, North American Standard for the Design of Profiled Steel Diaphragm Panels. The new standard provides design provisions for diaphragms consisting of profiled steel decks or panels which include acoustic ...
  • AISI publishes new test standards for S900-series The AISI has revised and published 14 test standards in its S900-series, providing a complete series of updated test methods that supersede the previously published 2008 series. All test standards have been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and are available for downloading free of charge at www.aisistandards.org. “These AISI test standards, which are ...
  • Levi’s becomes exclusive distributor for Uplift Plate for post-frame anchoring Levi’s Building Components is now the exclusive distributor for The Uplift Plate post-frame anchoring system. The Uplift Plate was created by Bill Keller to significantly improve the strength, durability, simplicity of post-frame anchoring. For years, post-frame builders relied on rebar to anchor frame posts in concrete, which required time-consuming drilling and bit changes. With Uplift Plate, builders ...
  • Schweiss Doors now has back-up systems for your door in case of power outage Before placing an order for a hydraulic or bifold door, have you given any thought to how you would get that big, heavy door open in case of a power outage? This is an important consideration, not only for knowing how you will get your door opened or closed if you need to, but as a safety ...
  • ABC Economic Update: Construction Materials Prices Flat in July “The weakening of economies in Europe, Japan and elsewhere has reduced demand for construction materials on a global basis.” —Associated Builders and Contractors Chief Economist Anirban Basu. Overall, construction materials prices inched higher in July and are up 2 percent year over year, according to the Aug. 15 producer price index (PPI) release by the U.S. ...
  • Fabral Taps Proven Industry Leader to Institute Next Strategic Steps Fabral, the leading provider of metal for building envelope solutions, announces the strategic appointment of Kit Emert as vice president and general manager of the Commercial Products division. With more than thirty years of experience in the industry, Emert provides a wealth of knowledge and the assurance of continuity to customers and team members. Emert has ...
  • American Wood Council statement on USDA’s bio-based final use rule WASHINGTON - American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued a statement regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Friday release of a final rule on the BioPreferred program. Among other changes, the new rule deletes the mature market language from the regulation. The 2014 Farm Bill includes language on the Biobased Program that explicitly states ...
  • NFBA launches new Post-Frame Advantage website The National Frame Building Association (NFBA) has launched a new iteration of its website, PostFrameAdvantage.com. The NFBA’s Post-Frame Market Initiative (PFMI) created the new PostFrameAdvantage.com to bring its web presence up to current technical standards, and to enhance the positioning of post frame. The new site embraces post frame’s agricultural roots, but illustrates the many ways ...
  • RHEINZINK Flat-Lock Tiles Play Key Role In Building Transformation The headquarters building of RLI, a publicly held specialty insurance company in Peoria, IL, had become dated and needed extensive interior and exterior repairs. Originally constructed in 1970, the 81,000 sq. ft. building‘s precast concrete facade had deteriorated significantly. RLI hired Dewberry Architects, Inc., Peoria, to handle design and construction administration for the renovation of ...
  • METALCON Features Growing Array of Exhibitors METALCON, scheduled for October 1-3 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, annually attracts thousands of attendees looking to learn more about metal: contractors, architects, specifiers, roofers, designers, developers and suppliers from more than 50 countries. One of the reasons for the show’s popularity is the variety of exhibitors, offering everything from brakes and benders ...
  • MFM Building Products Announces Underlayment Co-Branding Program MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, recently announced an Underlayment Co-Branding Program to help customers gain better market visibility. Customers who have helped launch the program have seen increased brand awareness with contractors, builders, sub-contractors and the general public. The MFM Co-Branding Program ...
  • Nudo Products launches new website for High Standard Inc. (Springfield, IL) – The new website for High Standard, Inc. (www.hsipanels.com) went live on July 14, 2014. High Standard is a full service exterior architectural panel manufacturer and fabricator. In 2013, High Standard was acquired by Nudo Products, a manufacturer of ceiling, wall, floor and exterior architectural panels for a variety of market segments. The new website ...
  • Arch Wood Protection rolls out Wolmanized Wood “U” learning series Atlanta, GA – Arch Wood Protection Inc., developer and licensor of the Wolmanized® brands of preserved wood, and its affiliates announced the rollout of an educational program designed to address the wood treatment process and proper use of preserved wood products. Wolmanized® Wood University will feature how-to videos, as well as printed and online materials, that ...