Metal Buildings

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Free guide on sound isolation and noise control for steel buildings

In designing and constructing modern buildings, sound control is vital in ensuring acoustical comfort and productivity for occupants. A new resource, “Facts for Steel Buildings #4: Sound Isolation and Noise Control,” available as a free download from AISC, provides building owners and designers with a basic understanding of these issues and useful tools for...

Valspar To Be Acquired By Sherwin-Williams For $11.3 Billion

The Sherwin-Williams Co., a U.S. paint company, recently said it agreed to acquire Valspar Corp. for about $11.3 billion, or $113 per share, in an all-cash transaction. The transaction, which has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, represented a premium of approximately 41 percent to Valspar’s volume weighted average...

2016 Gold Key voting has started!

Do you have a favorite post-frame or low-rise metal building supplier you’d like to see rewarded for the products and services your business has come to rely on? For the past 34 years, Rural Builder magazine has enlisted the help of builders to help select businesses that deserve some recognition. Companies that receive the...

Schweiss Doors helps manufacturing operation move indoors

Albert E-House manufactures electrical buildings for the petro-chemical industry and for 25 years, assembled modular buildings outdoors in occasionally less than ideal conditions. Schweiss Doors was able to help bring the work indoors by constructing bifold liftstrap doors large enough to extricate assembled portions of Albert E-House buildings. Albert E-House acquired a 3.7-acre plot...

MCA elects 2016 officers and board members

The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has elected its 2016 officers and board of directors. Dale Nelson, president of Roof Hugger Inc., Odessa, Fla., was elected chair of the association. Ed Karper, account manager for Akzo Nobel Coatings, Inc., Columbus, Ohio, was elected vice-chair, and Jim Bush, vice president of sales and marketing for ATAS...

MBMA releases Environmental Product Declarations for metal building systems

In order to meet the increasing demand for unbiased data about the environmental impacts of commercial construction, the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for three metal building product categories:  primary rigid framing, secondary framing, and metal cladding for roofs and walls. MBMA partnered with UL Environment (ULE) to...

Sealants, Part 2: your silent partner on the job

Sealants are a hidden part of what goes on inside and outside of a building, but they have become an integral silent partner in the building process. As a builder, you could choose the wrong one or apply it the wrong way, and find yourself kissing your profits goodbye if the sealant fails. Paul...

New Product: Brake Accelerator for metal bending

After spending a week bending metal for roofing, siding and windows of a large house under renovation, general contractor Lee Buck, owner of Buck’s Remodeling, knew there had to be a better way. “I tried other metal [brake] attachments in the past and the process was still not fast enough. Then, in the middle...

Union Corrugating opens new Tipp City, Ohio, location

Union Corrugating has announced the opening of a new facility in Tipp City, Ohio, which is just outside of Dayton. Twice the size of its Piqua, Ohio Location, Tipp City has 84,000 sq. ft. of space and allows Union to add equipment and capacity. This will enable them to better serve its customers in...