Metal Builder

The popularity of metal buildings is explored through news, features and product profiles, geared toward the professional builder.

Please Submit “the idea book” Projects!

It’s that time of year again — we’re looking for signature roofing projects to feature in “the idea book.” We’ve still got a little time, but we need to have project photos and information here no later than Friday, February 24, 2017. “the idea book” will again examine signature metal roofing projects from an architectural...

Know the Proper Tools for Metal Panel Installation

There are three types of tools that are typically used to drive screws to attach metal roofing or sidewall panels on structures. All three types of tools are comparable in price but only one is industry-preferred to use. Leland Industries provides this look at the advantages and disadvantages of each. Specialty Screw guns: The...

One BIG Tip for Prolonging the Life of Metal Panel

No other tools strike fear in the hearts of metal panel and fastener manufacturers alike than impact drivers and impact drills; yet, no other screw-driving tools equally delight installers. And therein lays a monumental problem. Impact drivers and drills are just too powerful for the panel that the small-but-mighty screw is designed to hold...

Central States Mfg. opens facility in Seguin, Texas

Central States Manufacturing has opened a 44,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehouse facility in Seguin, Texas.  Central States Manufacturing has committed to the creation of 50 new, full-time jobs over the next three years.  This is Central States’ 8th manufacturing facility. “We are excited to begin operations in our new facility,” said Stan Pissarski, general manager of...

PPG Introduces DURASTAR ULTRA-COOL Coil Coatings

PPG has introduced DURASTAR ULTRA-COOL coatings, which combine an advanced silicone-modified polyester (SMP) coatings formulation with infrared-reflective (IR-reflective) pigments to enhance the beauty and extend the service life of metal roofing, siding, panels and other building components. Durastar ULTRA-Cool coatings incorporate new polyester-based resin, crosslinking and tinting technologies to protect industrial, agricultural, storage and...

Iconic Metal Architecture Defines, Unites Corporate Facility

Located on a highly visible urban infill site in Clarksville, Tennessee, the new Workforce Essentials headquarters and career training center is situated at a “gateway entry” intersection to the downtown district. The new 40,000-square-foot facility consolidates services that had been provided at agency offices previously scattered around the city. After initially considering renovation of...

Metal Building Industry Pioneers Inducted into Metal Construction Hall of Fame

CLEVELAND, OHIO – The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) inducted three industry pioneers into the 2016 Metal Construction Hall of Fame. As noteworthy contributors to the metal building industry’s early development, Wilbur Larkin, Jack Hatcher and Johnie Schulte became inaugural members of the Metal Construction Hall of Fame new “Founders” category. The new category...

MBMA Guide for Inspecting Metal Building Systems Now Available

The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released its new Guide for Inspecting Metal Building Systems. This comprehensive guide is available for online purchase, in print or PDF format, at www.techstreet.com/mbma. Its target audience consists of general contractors and erectors, design professionals, building officials, owner’s representatives, and others who are involved in project delivery....

EDCO Products, Inc. Announces Sales & Marketing Reorganization

EDCO Products recently unveiled a new sales and marketing organization that will build on their impressive 70-year history of developing innovative, high-quality products while also providing exceptional customer service. “Today we are announcing a new sales and marketing organization that will expand on the rich tradition of innovation, quality and service we are renown...

The Battle Against Condensation

BY MARK MULLINS, FABRAL We have all had, or know someone with, condensation associated with metal roofing. As suppliers and installers, we really need to consider the building construction and use to determine the best method of controlling condensation. We also should be having conversations with our customers and end users about condensation. The...