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Union Corrugating adds capabilities to Scranton, PA facility

Fayetteville, NC – Union Corrugating, a leader in the metal roofing and siding industry, has installed additional equipment in their Scranton, Pennsylvania, plant that gives Union the capability of producing more product and reducing lead-times for its customers. The equipment includes both an additional panel line and trim line.          ...

MBMA releases new video on metal building systems

The Metal Building Manufacturers Association ( MBMA ) has released a new video featuring the engineering and manufacturing processes used to design and produce metal buildings systems. The six-minute video illustrates how the metal building process works, from design concept to manufacturing, delivery and construction. It also features photos and video of cutting-edge projects...

Plan ahead for METALCON

If you are planning to attend METALCON on October 26-29, hotel bookings are going fast. Already listed as “Sold Out” are rooms at the Sheraton Inner Harbor, Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor and Hilton Baltimore, all nearest the convention center. If you haven’t decided that you are attending, below is what you will miss....

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...

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...

MBMA announces 2015 Manufacturer Safety Award Winners

CLEVELAND, OHIO – The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) annually recognizes metal building systems manufacturers that show exceptional commitment to assuring workplace safety. The Annual MBMA Safety Awards were presented at the MBMA Spring Meeting held May 10-11, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. “Last year, a total of 45 plant facilities participated in MBMA’s...

Steel Structural Products appointed exclusive manufacturer of USG framing components

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. — Effective June 30, 2016, Steel Structural Products (SSP), a division of Mill Steel Co., will exclusively license and manufacture in the Midwest, Mid-South, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast United States, all USG Shaft Wall and Area Separation Wall framing components, including: USG Shaft Wall System USG Area Separation Wall: -USG J-Runner -USG C-Runner -USG...

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...