Metal Builder

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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...

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...

Free guide explains 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...

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...