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ATAS Sales Team of the Year Named

ATAS International, Inc. is pleased to announce Chris Kroeter, CSI, CDT, LEED Green Associate, and Brian Silvius as the recipients of its annual Malan S. Parker Award to recognize the top sales team of 2016. Kroeter is the ATAS Product Representative for Metro New York, Long Island, and northern New Jersey. S Kroeter is...

Go Blue For Malco Impact-Grade Chuck Drivers

The distinctive blue color of these chuck drivers signals performance quality that can withstand the kind of impact driver stress that is characteristic for each fastening application. All Malco Impact-Grade power drivers are precisely machined for positive, fail-proof engagement of the fastener head. Phillips, Square and Star Bit inserts and power drivers feature unique...

A Little Ohio Church Receives New Metal Roof

A church in Dundee, Ohio, recently received a new metal roof when their old, deteriorating shingle roof was on the verge of causing structural damage to the building. The parishioners at Lakeview Baptist Church chose Kline Home Exteriors of Millersburg, Ohio, to complete the installation of the 12,000 square foot roof replacement. Kline Home...

Seven New Wall Panels Add Visual Depth To Building Exteriors

Petersen expands its Precision Series line of metal wall panels with the addition of seven new Highline products. The Precision Series Highline wall panels feature varying rib patterns and widths for creative architectural effects in commercial, institutional, residential or many other applications. The new Highline panels are 1 3/8-in. deep, resulting in dramatic building exteriors and deeper...

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2017 Rural Builder Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

2017 inductees into the Rural Builder Hall of Fame were announced March 9 at the annual Frame Building Expo in Nashville. This year’s inductees include Glen S. Graber, Kenneth J. Guffey and Joseph Zulovich. Glen S. Graber Owner, Graber Post Buildings In 1971, Glen Graber began a carpentry business, and two years later was...

Green Span Profiles Receives Florida Approval For Walls, Roofing

Green Span Profiles has received Florida Approval for all profiles of its insulated wall panel system as well as its insulated roof panel system. Green Span Profiles’ insulated wall panel system, with an interior and exterior steel facing bonded to a poured-in-place insulating polyisocyanurate foam core, complies with Florida Building Code 2014 Section 1405.2....

RHEINZINK Panels Highlight Transformation Of 1960s Office Building

The contemporary new home of Glidewell Investments & Insurance Group in Missoula, Montana, barely resembles the 1960s concrete block structure that preceded it. Designed by Eric Hefty & Associates in Missoula, Hefty created a design that met his client’s desire to present a modern, stylish appearance. “They were expanding and wanted an impressive look,”...

ATAS Products Are Now Included in BSD SpecLink-E

ATAS is pleased to announce that their products can now be found in the BSD SpecLink-E program. Sections include metal shingles, metal roof tiles, metal roof panels, metal wall panels, insulated metal wall panels and roof specialties, along with several other sections. BSD SpecLink-E combines the industry’s best content with the most advanced software on...

Union Corruagating Advantage Lok II Has New Florida Approval

A new product approval was recently given to Union Corrugating regarding their Advantage Lok II 26 gauge concealed fastener standing seam panel used for residential and commercial roofs. This Florida Building Code Approval, FL21677.1, provides improvements over previous product approvals. The new approval offers increased fastener spacing—up to 13-7/8” on center, along with other...

The Ugly Truths of a Volatile Lumber Market

Volatile lumber prices are causing jitters in areas of the US construction industry dependent on wood. Behind it is a long-running dispute over pricing practices in Canada that creates unfair competition in the U.S. So far there has been no solution, although deemed likely is a new trade agreement placing duties on Canadian imports of softwood lumber. The Structural Building Components...