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Covertech wins judgment against TVM

Covertech Fabricating Inc., Ontario, Canada, has won its lawsuit against its former distributor, TVM Building Products, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, for trademark infringements and unfair competition. TVM has been ordered to pay more than $4.7 million in damages to Covertech for sales of insulation products that were improperly identified as its own. Covertech sued TVM in U.S....

Petersen Aluminum Metal Roof, Wall Panels Design Files Available Online

Architects and designers now have multiple options for digitally locating and specifying Petersen Aluminum products during the design phase of any project. The manufacturer of metal roof and wall panels now has its library of BIM, CAD and installation drawings available on design platforms including Autodesk Seek, Arcat and Sweets. Most recently, Petersen Aluminum...

NCCA offers free downloadable “Tool Kits” on coil coating process

Cleveland, Ohio—The National Coil Coating Association (NCCA) offers more than 20 free educational “Tool Kits” in PDF format written by industry experts on the coil coating process. The Tool Kits are comprehensive yet easily understood papers that address popular topics related to prepainted metal and the process. Some examples include: “Coil Coating Topcoat Systems,”...

MCA publishes new technical bulletin: Fastener Compatibility with Profiled Metal Roof and Wall Panels

CHICAGO, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has published a new technical resource to assist designers and installers in selecting the proper type of fastener: Fastener Compatibility with Profiled Metal Roof and Wall Panels. Found in the technical resources section of the MCA website at www.metalconstruction.org, the new bulletin includes a convenient table...

New Product: Acu-Form Deluxe Perforator

Paint Valley Parts introduces an all-new Acu-Form Deluxe Perforator Double Pass roll former. The Deluxe has profiled center dies to hold material and makes a nice straight perforation. All the perforator dies are designed with D2 steel for longer wear life, as well as the ability to sharpen if the need arises. The dual...

RHEINZINK Panels Highlight Design Of Clubhouse

San Francisco’s Tenderloin area is one of the city’s most densely populated neighborhoods. Most of its residents live below the poverty line without access to backyards or green space. The area’s only open space, one-acre Boeddeker Park, had become riddled with problems. The Trust for Public Land, a national non-profit organization headquartered in San...

Former Harley-Davidson VP, Clyde Fessler, to keynote at METALCON

Clyde Fessler, former Harley-Davidson vice president of marketing and business development, has been selected as the keynote speaker for the 25th annual METALCON. This year’s event will be held Oct. 14-16 in Tampa, Florida. On the verge of bankruptcy in the early 1980’s, Harley-Davidson found itself facing severe market conditions and heavy foreign competition....

MBMA grants to introduce metal construction to engineering & architectural students, staff

CLEVELAND, OHIO – In a groundbreaking educational initiative, the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) is providing faculty fellowships in cooperation with the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). These awards will expedite development of a model program that partners the metal building industry with undergraduate engineering and architectural faculty and students. The fellowships will...

Rowe To Spearhead Sales For Roofinox America

David H. Rowe, a 28-year veteran of the metal roofing and wall panel industry, has been named vice president of sales of Roofinox America, Inc., the leading supplier of Roofinox stainless steel coil, featuring mechanical properties and an architecturally distinctive matt finish for rollformed roofing panels. Rowe joins Roofinox from Englert, Inc., a leading...

McElroy Metal moves into new Houston plant, service center

BOSSIER CITY, La. – McElroy Metal operations in Houston recently moved into a new manufacturing plant and attached service center to better serve its large customer base in southeast Texas. “We were able to improve efficiencies and increase capacity with the layout in the new manufacturing facility,” says Matthew Edwards, plant manager. “Ultimately, we’re...