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MFM Building Products Becomes an ESOP Company

  MFM Building Products, based in Coshocton, Ohio, is now an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) company as of July 1, 2017. According to Tony Reis, Vice President & General Manager, “This move to become an ESOP company has spurred an exciting time in MFM’s history. Our employees have found a new...

Mohr Recruited For VP Sales Marketing At Atlas Bolt & Screw

Craig Mohr was recently recruited and named vice president of sales marketing of Atlas Bolt & Screw effective Sept. 1, 2017. He is responsible for Atlas’s sales marketing team. Craig brings significant industry-leading competencies in recruiting, training and management of successful sales marketing teams. His role at Atlas will be to...

D.I. Roof Seamers Appoints Jason Ray As Sales Manager

D.I. Roof Seamers recently appointed Jason Ray as sales manager. Ray is a graduate of Purdue University with a specialty in organizational leadership and supervision as well as LEAN management. He has served for the past several years as the national technical manager of metal roofing systems for Firestone Buildings Products....

Construction Input Price Growth Accelerates in September, Says ABC

WASHINGTON —Construction input prices rose yet again in September, according to an analysis by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Non-residential construction input prices rose 0.8 percent in September and 4.3 percent compared to this time last year. Overall, construction materials prices rose...

NECA Convention Cites Key Changes to 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC)

BETHESDA, Md – The most significant changes to the 2017 National Electrical Code® (NEC) were presented during the 2017 National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Convention & Trade Show, Oct 7-10 in Seattle with the largest live industry audience in years. As the most widely recognized electrical standard in the industry, the NEC is updated every three years to reflect the newest...

Dodge Momentum Index Declines In September

NEW YORK – The Dodge Momentum Index fell in September, moving 8.4% lower to 116.4 (2000=100) from the revised August reading of 127.1. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for...