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The BECK Fastener Group Expands Portfolio

The BECK Fastener Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Solon, Ohio, based ET&F Fastening Systems, Inc., a leading supplier of fastening systems used by contractors for applications involving fastening interior and exterior building materials to light gauge steel. Pneumatic tool and fastener systems from ET&F Fastening are engineered specifically for fastening to...

MFM Building Products’ Ultra HT Complies With Acceptance Criteria

MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, recently announced that its Ultra HT Wind & Water Seal high temperature roofing underlayment complies with ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria for Roofing Underlayments (AC188) and Roof Underlayment for Use in Severe Climate Areas (AC48). A copy...

Majority of Americans not happy with construction firms’ phone manner

Only 21 per cent of American consumers are satisfied with the way construction businesses handle their phone calls, new research has revealed. The study of 2,234 people, conducted by audio branding specialist PH Media Group, found standards in the industry fell below the American average of 32 per cent. Insurance companies performed the best...

Largest CFS simulated earthquake testing at UC San Diego

The University of California San Diego along with its partners were preparing for the largest simulated earthquake testing for mid-rise cold-formed steel building systems (CFS) less than a week after a recorded 5.2 real earthquake took place in San Diego. Months of design and planning went into preparation for the June 15 testing. It included erecting the tallest ever CFS-framed test...

TFC Launches Complete Line of Zinc Cap Head Screws

Triangle Fastener Corp., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce the launch of a complete line corrosion resistant zinc head screws. Available on their high performance BLAZER Drill Screws, these fasteners are available in large variety of lengths and diameters. They are a preferred screw for use in many warranted roof systems. Features and benefits include:...

Brian Patrick Promoted To COO At Englert

Englert, Inc. of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, is pleased to announce the promotion of Brian Patrick to Chief Operating Officer. Patrick has been with Englert since April 2010. He began his career at Englert as director of operations. He has been a driving force in the modernization of Englert’s manufacturing plant, offsite locations, and...

Bring in More Business with These 5 Tips

Most construction businesses don’t do much in the way of sales and marketing. If you own a construction business, that should be exciting news. It means there are all kinds of opportunities to reel in customers that your competition is neglecting.

HENRY GETZ Winner of the 2015 Bernon G. Perkins Award

Each year the National Frame Building Association presents its highest honor to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary service to the post-frame industry. The Bernon G. Perkins Award, named after a pioneer of the post-frame industry who furthered the pole building’s evolution from a temporary structure into a long-lasting one, was presented to Henry...

Protect your online reputation

– By John Ryan, NFBA Director of Market Development – Think of that time you bought your new flat-screen TV or power tool or car. Chances are, you talked to friends and family, did research and even consulted online reviews to learn what other people thought of that same product. Do you think that...