Metal Builder

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

Redesigned Petersen Catalog Features Five New PAC-CLAD Products

Petersen introduces five new products in the PAC-CLAD lineup, all beautifully presented in its redesigned corporate catalog. The updated catalog also includes new, enhanced features for an existing product, plus 30 new photographs of inspirational architecture designed using PAC-CLAD roof and wall products. The new catalog is available for viewing or downloading in the...

IMETCO Announces New Metal Rainscreen Builder App

IMETCO (Innovative Metals Company, Inc.) recently launched its metal rainscreen builder app, allowing customers to virtually build a custom IntelliScreen system by choosing components best suited for their environment and project requirements. The easy-to-use app provides a finished rendering for use in architectural specifications or project submittals. IMETCO‘s new metal rainscreen builder app allows users to build a...

New Snow Retention System For Metal Roofs: Dyna-Guard

DYNA-GUARD, from Dynamic Fastener, is a new snow retention system designed to be used on metal roofs. This system can be easily installed on a new construction project or retrofitted to an existing metal roof. During installation of DYNA-GUARD, first, either clamps or brackets are attached to the metal roof. Dynamic Fastener’s DYNA-CLAMPS are...

Valspar To Be Acquired By Sherwin-Williams For $11.3 Billion

The Sherwin-Williams Co., a U.S. paint company, recently said it agreed to acquire Valspar Corp. for about $11.3 billion, or $113 per share, in an all-cash transaction. The transaction, which has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, represented a premium of approximately 41 percent to Valspar’s volume weighted average...

2016 Gold Key voting has started!

Do you have a favorite post-frame or low-rise metal building supplier you’d like to see rewarded for the products and services your business has come to rely on? For the past 34 years, Rural Builder magazine has enlisted the help of builders to help select businesses that deserve some recognition. Companies that receive the...

Lester Building Systems Launches New Patented Metal Roof System

New Product Gives Consumers Innovative Upgrade with Big Savings. Paul Boor, vice president of engineering at Lester Building Systems, asked himself a simple question. How can we make a better metal roof system? Specifically, can we make one that delivers the benefits of both a standing seam roof and a through-fastened roof? The answer?...

MCA elects 2016 officers and board members

The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has elected its 2016 officers and board of directors. Dale Nelson, president of Roof Hugger Inc., Odessa, Fla., was elected chair of the association. Ed Karper, account manager for Akzo Nobel Coatings, Inc., Columbus, Ohio, was elected vice-chair, and Jim Bush, vice president of sales and marketing for ATAS...

MBMA releases Environmental Product Declarations for metal building systems

In order to meet the increasing demand for unbiased data about the environmental impacts of commercial construction, the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for three metal building product categories:  primary rigid framing, secondary framing, and metal cladding for roofs and walls. MBMA partnered with UL Environment (ULE) to...

Sealants, Part 2: your silent partner on the job

Sealants are a hidden part of what goes on inside and outside of a building, but they have become an integral silent partner in the building process. As a builder, you could choose the wrong one or apply it the wrong way, and find yourself kissing your profits goodbye if the sealant fails. Paul...