Metal Buildings

News, tips and product information pertaining to metal building manufacturers and builders.

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...

Top tips for snow retention on metal roofs

As the popularity of metal roofing grows, so do the options for preventing dangerous and damaging avalanches of ice and snow. While you may think that anything made to stop it, should stop it, there is a lot of science that goes into a properly engineered snow retention devise. Mother Nature is not easy...

Unique High School Facility Intended To Challenge Students

Architecturally unique projects like the San Jose High School Career Technology Engineering Building only come together when everyone involved is on the same page. Morin, A Kingspan Group Company, helped make it work for the architectural and construction teams. “This is the project that actually pushed our company in the direction of taking on...

IMETCO’s New Website Features Improved Functionality, Sleek New Design

IMETCO (Innovative Metals Company, Inc.) recently redesigned its website, improving navigation and functionality throughout and creating a more user-friendly interface so customers can quickly and easily access technical product information and architectural details. The sleek new design features a scrolling homepage with links to specifications and details, warranty and product literature requests as well...

When the job requires doors for dogs

The pet industry is exploding and more and more contractors are involved with building kennels, boarding facilities and other dog-related businesses. So where do you go when you need a doggy door? GoPet LLC, which shares the same owner as Raytec Manufacturing, has been confronted with that very question and has responded with the...