MCA welcomes three new members

The Metal Construction Association welcomes three additional companies to its membership.

ABC Supply of Beloit, Wis.; Alpolic-Mitsubishi Plastics Composites America of Chesapeake, Va.; and Metanna LLC of South Bend, Ind., join the ranks of nearly 100 member companies with specialties in the metal construction industry.
ABC Supply is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation’s largest distributors of siding, windows and other select exterior building products, tools and related supplies. The company has more than 350 locations in 45 states and the District of Columbia.
"The decision to join the MCA was based on the initiative to increase the sale of metal in all its forms-panels, sheet and coil-throughout the company," says Walt Zimmerman, director of metal products for ABC Supply. "To that end, we see the MCA as a tremendous source of market intelligence, educational opportunities, updates on standards and codes affecting metal and current information on green building," he said.
Alpolic-Mitsubishi Plastics Composites America is a leading manufacturer of aluminum and metal composite materials (ACMs and MCMs) for both interior and exterior applications. According to the company’s website, Alpolic offers the widest selection of colors, textures and finishes and the most extensive inventory of finished products in the industry.
"With our membership to MCA, we now have the ability to address industry issues in cooperation with other MCM manufacturers," said Bill Yannetti, senior manager technical services for Alpolic. "We are most interested in participating in dialog with others in our industry."
Metanna  LLC is a solar power marketing and integration firm, focused exclusively on metal roofing. According to the company website, Metanna is blending the metal roofing and photovoltaic industries into a new collaborative product and service.
"We joined MCA primarily because our exclusive focus is serving the metal roof industry," says Keith Lipps, Metanna’s vice President of Marketing and Sales. "We’re interested in participating in the meetings and networking the members plus being a part of the technical committees that are involved in alternative energy and new technologies," said Lipps.

About the Metal Construction Association
The Metal Construction Association’s mission is to grow the use of metal through market development, education, technical programs and selective action on public policies that affect the use of metal in building projects. MCA’s next meeting is the 2011 Annual Meeting, set for January 23-25 in San Diego.

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