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Frame Building Expo Sells Out, Largest Since 2006

For the second year in a row, the National Frame Building Association’s Frame Building Expo has sold out of exhibitor space for the trade show. According to Gary Reichert, Sales Executive for F+W Media Inc. – the company managing booth sales for the show – the 2017 event is poised to showcase more exhibitors and square...

2017 International Roofing Expo Sells Out Tradeshow Floor

The 2017 International Roofing Expo [IRE] trade show floor has completely sold out, topping out over 131,000 square feet and 465 exhibitors. This also marks the largest show in the event’s 62-year history. Taking place March 1-3, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, the International Roofing Expo is the preeminent...

Polyglass Marks 25 Years Of Manufacturing Roofing Products In North America

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. is celebrating 25 years of producing quality roofing and waterproofing materials for the North American roofing industry. Polyglass will commemorate this key milestone with its customers throughout 2017. Polyglass is a leading manufacturer of modified bitumen roof membranes, elastomeric roof coatings and underlayments. Founded in the early 1950s by roofing contractors...

Flack Steel Is Now Flack Global Metals

Effective immediately, Flack Steel has changed its name to Flack Global Metals. This move reflects a consolidation of recent acquisitions that include Consolidated Metal Products (CMP) in Columbia, South Carolina, and JD Steel Products in Toledo, Ohio. In a move toward increasing global reach and expanded product line, Flack Global Metals now offers bare,...

Eastside Machine Company: Roll Forming Machines

Eastside Machine Company has been manufacturing roll-forming machines for siding, gutter, soffit, fascia, trim and specialty profiles since 1960. Today, Eastside continues to provide the sturdy, high-quality in-plant and job-site roll formers their customers have come to expect while offering unmatched training and product support. All Eastside machines, rollers and stations are made in the USA.

Former NRCA Chairman Of The Board Passes Away

Former National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) Chairman of the Board William T. Fort Jr., former owner of NRCA member Fort Roofing and Sheet Metal Works Inc., Sumter, South Carolina, passed away Jan. 14 following a short battle with liver cancer. He was 78. Fort graduated from Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, with a degree...

Home Ventilation

It is not uncommon for us to have homeowners tell us that their contractor told them that a metal roof will eliminate their need for attic ventilation. After politely suggesting they look for a different contractor, we tell them how, with most homes, proper attic ventilation is critical to a healthy and energy-efficient home....

Dan Knight Joins Axalta As VP & GM Of Dura Coat Products

Dan Knight will join Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, in their Industrial Coatings segment as the vice president and general manager for Dura Coat Products. Axalta purchased a majority stake in Dura Coat this past summer and will acquire the remaining outstanding shares by January 2019, subject...

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Frame Building Expo Returns to Nashville March 8-10

The Frame Building Expo heads back to Nashville March 8-10. Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center will host the 50th anniversary event. Ken Gieseke, NFBA Board Chair, offers the following rundown of activities. Celebrate “Framing the Future at the 2017 Expo” by Ken Gieseke On Thursday night, while we enjoy desserts and beverages in...