Metal Builder

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

Three New Products From Levi’s Building Components

New from Levi’s . . . Universal Closure This open cell polyurethane foam is an economical way to seal and fill any space under ridge caps, trim and other openings between metal panels. Easily compresses or expands to fill gaps or voids. Easy install means your job gets done fast. Available in 25’ rolls....

CIDAN Machinery Joins The Metal Construction Association

The Metal Construction Association (MCA) welcomes CIDAN Machinery to its membership roster. The company has joined the association’s ranks of about 75 member companies with specialties in the metal construction industry. CIDAN Machinery has manufactured machines since 1907 and is a well-established company within the sheet metal industry. The company manufactures and markets the...

ATAS International Introduces Perimeter Edge Systems For Low-Slope Roofs

ATAS International, Inc. recently announced the addition of a complete line of ES-1 tested metal perimeter edge systems to their extensive product line. Engineered perimeter edge systems have increased in popularity due to their ease of installation and code requirements that coping and fascia systems be tested for wind resistance. ATAS offers systems for...

Mill Steel to move Steel Structural Products Louisville operation to Indiana

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan – Mill Steel Co., one of the nation’s largest distributors of flat-rolled carbon steel, has decided to consolidate its Steel Structural Products Louisville steel framing manufacturing operations and related corporate office to its Ports of Indiana, Jeffersonville service center footprint. Once complete it is expected that all 40 jobs will relocate...

MBMA 2015 Annual Report now available for free download

CLEVELAND, OHIO – The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released its 2015 Annual Report, which highlights the technical research, sustainability innovations, industry advocacy, safety preparation and educational programs the association has undertaken over the past year. The report, A New Choice, is for anyone involved in the low-rise commercial building market or who works...

Metal Building Manufacturers Association elects 2016 Board of Directors

CLEVELAND, OHIO – The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) elected the 2016 Board of Directors at their Annual Meeting held December 8-9, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. The 2016 Board members are: Brad Curtis, Chairman, Tyler Building Systems Ron Kuenkler, Vice Chairman, American Buildings Company Tom Gilligan, Ex-Officio, Butler Manufacturing Chuck Haslebacher, Varco Pruden Buildings...

Metl-Span releases white paper on benefits, advantages of IMPs

LEWISVILLE, Texas  – Metl-Span LLC has posted a white paper on its website detailing the many benefits and advantages of Insulated Metal Panel (IMP) Systems as building components, specifically walls and roofing. The white paper cites IMPs as a pre-manufactured version of a “universal wall” or “perfect wall.” It also discusses the physics of...

Valspar launches new website for architectural coatings

MINNEAPOLIS – With ease of use and aesthetics top-of-mind, Valspar recently launched a new website for its coil and extrusion division. Keeping the same domain, the new website provides an easy to navigate layout, that is both fresh and functional for visitors. From architects to installers, the new design addresses the needs of all...

Varco Pruden among 2015 Best Places to Work in Memphis

MEMPHIS, TN – Varco Pruden Buildings’ national headquarters in Memphis was named one of the 2015 Best Places to Work by the Memphis Business Journal. The Best Places to Work is a competition of the top workplaces in the Memphis metro area. Selection is determined solely on employee feedback. Memphis Business Journal partners with national research...

METALCON marks 25th anniversary with a huge success

Newton, MA –  True to its 25-year record of being the best place to introduce new products, METALCON drew eager buyers to see all the new offerings from more than 260 exhibiting companies. “Celebrating METALCON’s 25th Anniversary in Tampa gave us a great setting to celebrate the accomplishments within our industry. Best of all,...