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RHEINZINK Panels Clad Boathouse Project On Chicago River

The new Eleanor Boathouse at Park 571 in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood creates the opportunity for greater community recreation and environmental stewardship of the Chicago River. Designed by Studio Gang Architects, the 19,000-square-foot facility is the last of four new boathouses and river launches created by the Chicago Park District to reclaim...

S-5! Clamps Fasten Snow Guard System To New School Roof

Historic Ouray School in Ouray, Colorado, has undergone several renovations in the last 80 years and the latest included a new standing seam metal roofing system with a snow guard system from S-5! to ensure the safety of students, faculty and visitors. The original school was built in 1883, when the...

Metal Panels Brighten Courtyard Of New Orleans Apartment Building

The South Market District in New Orleans is an emerging, bustling area that is transforming the city’s historic downtown. The mixed-use, transit-oriented development combines luxury apartments with an eclectic mix of shops, cafes, restaurants and entertainment venues. At the heart of the five-block area is The Beacon, a seven-story, 172,000-square-foot loft-inspired...

Participate In NRCA Sessions at IRE

Be sure to register for the following NRCA sessions being held during the 2018 International Roofing Expo and NRCA’s 131st Annual Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. Monday, Feb. 5 7 a.m.-6 p.m.: CERTA Train-the-trainer Authorization (Instructors: Amy Staska and Bill Steinmetz) 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: NRCA Roofing Industry Fall Protection from A...

PPG DURANAR Coatings Highlight MGM National Harbor Hotel And Casino

Main roof edge comprises 400 custom-fitted pieces finished by Trojan Architectural Coaters. PPG  recently announced that the MGM National Harbor Hotel and Casino in Maryland is finished with PPG DURANAR coatings in five colors – Kuala White, Natural Silver and three versions of Platinum Mica. According to Steve Metzger, general manager...

S-5! Introduces SolarFoot For Exposed Fastener Panels

The new SolarFoot is made for exposed fastener metal roofing with the strength, quality and time-proven integrity S-5! is known for. The SolarFoot, with four points of attachment, provides an ideal mounting platform to attach the L-Foot of a rail-mounted solar system or other ancillaries to the roof. The SolarFoot ensures...

TFC Launches A Full Line Of 304 Stainless Steel Bi-Metal Drill Screws

Triangle Fastener Corporation (TFC) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, recently announced the availability of a full line of 304 stainless steel bi-metal self-drilling screws. Bi-metal screws have heads and threads made of 304 stainless steel providing exceptional corrosion resistance and ductility. A hardened carbon steel drill point welded to a stainless steel body,...

Milwaukee Introduces New Utility Pouches

Milwaukee Tool continues to expand their storage solutions with the introduction of a new Utility Pouch and Compact Utility Pouch. The new pouches are designed from the ground-up to address the needs of professionals who require a durable storage solution that easily and securely fastens to belts but can also be...

American Building Components Launches Online Ordering Website

American Building Components recently announced the launch of their online ordering tool accessible via shop.abcmetalroofing.com. Developed with a focus on mobile‐first design, this platform allows their customers to order products online 24 hours a day, seven days a week via their desktop computers, tablets and mobile devices—enhancing the ease with which...