Metal Buildings

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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...

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...

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...

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...

Largest CFS simulated earthquake testing at UC San Diego

The University of California San Diego along with its partners were preparing for the largest simulated earthquake testing for mid-rise cold-formed steel building systems (CFS) less than a week after a recorded 5.2 real earthquake took place in San Diego. Months of design and planning went into preparation for the June 15 testing. It included erecting the tallest ever CFS-framed test...

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...

Developing A Sales System

When it comes to selling, what is your “Holy Grail?” Do you dream of that “perfect system,” which maximizes your chances of closing deals? Successful contractors follow defined systems and processes that lead them to higher sales. Considerable commitment is required to implement these systems but it is these systems that separate high-growth, high-quality...

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...

McElroy Metal relaunches McElroyMetal.com

McElroy Metal, a metal roof and wall systems manufacturer serving the construction industry, has relaunched its website at www.McElroyMetal.com. McElroy Metal has dedicated sections of the new site to the specific markets it serves: residential, architectural/commercial, post frame, retrofit/recover, green building/solar and insulated metal panels. The new site also contains many animations highlighting installation sequences...

Heritage Building Systems Launches Consumer-Focused Website

Heritage Building Systems recently launched its new website at www.heritagebuildings.com. Designed to provide an exceptional customer experience, the site offers a clean and modern appearance and is responsive and easily navigable for desktop, mobile and tablet users. New and enhanced features on the website include a robust product section related to our many building...