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MFM Building Products Unveils New Corporate Website

MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, launched a new corporate website on Oct. 1, 2017. The new website is optimized for viewing on a desktop, tablet or mobile device, making the site easier to navigate when on the...

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,...

ATAS Monsters Of Metal Canstruction Team Wins Two Awards

The ATAS Monsters of Metal Canstruction team recently received the Best Meal award and the Best Design award (also known as “Juror’s Favorite”) in the recent Canstruction Lehigh Valley competition. One of seven teams building Cansculptures this year in the Lehigh Valley, team members consisted of ATAS employees and the Architectural...

BUILDING PROFESSIONALS: WHAT’S YOUR FORECAST FOR 2018?

To better serve your information needs, we would like to know what your industry outlook is for 2018. Please take a few minutes right now to complete this quick survey. Summary data we gather today will appear in the February 2018 issue of Rural Builder. Any information you provide will be...

METAL ROOFING PROFESSIONALS: WHAT’S YOUR FORECAST FOR 2018?

To better serve your information needs, we would like to know what your industry outlook is for 2018. Please take a couple of minutes right now to complete this quick survey. Summary data we gather today will appear in the Feb/Mar 2018 issue of Metal Roofing Magazine. Any information you provide will be kept...

ST Fastening Systems Acquired by The Hillman Group

Hargis Industries, LP has sold its operating division, ST Fastening Systems, to The Hillman Companies, Inc. (NYSE-AMEX: HLM.PR) out of Cincinnati, Ohio. The sale was announced Nov. 9. Founded in 1964, Hillman is a leading North American provider of complete hardware solutions to more than 26,000 customers. Hillman’s focus is designing innovative...

Housing starts and building permit data for Oct. 2017

SBCA (the Structural Building Components Association) has compiled the following October housing starts and building permit data for the U.S. and Canada. U.S. October housing starts (released November 17) increased 13.7% to 1,290,000 units. Single-family starts increased 5.3% to 877,000 units, while multi-family increased by 36.8% to 413,000 units. Total U.S. permits, an...

New ASTM International Standard Helps Monitor Building Sealants

A new ASTM International standard will help manufacturers and regulators better understand how building sealants change once they have been compressed or stretched. The new standard (C1815) was developed by ASTM International’s committee on building seals and sealants (C24). “Think about the last time you rolled out pizza dough,” says ASTM...

Triangle Fastener Opens New Fastening Tech Center

Triangle Fastener Corporation has opened a new TFC Tech Center located in Cleveland, Ohio. The new 1,100 sq. ft. facility provides the equipment necessary to facilitate product design, product development and certification. Joe Stager, vice president of product development, said: “The investment we made into constructing the new TFC Tech Center...