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Union Corrugating adds capabilities to Scranton, PA facility

Fayetteville, NC – Union Corrugating, a leader in the metal roofing and siding industry, has installed additional equipment in their Scranton, Pennsylvania, plant that gives Union the capability of producing more product and reducing lead-times for its customers. The equipment includes both an additional panel line and trim line.          ...

CLT manufacturer first in U.S. to pass fire safety requirements

D.R. Johnson Wood Innovations, the nation’s first certified U.S. manufacturer of Cross-Laminated Timber, has become the first North American CLT manufacturer to achieve significant fire safety requirements under tests designed to gauge flame spread and fire resistance.  No other manufacturer of CLT has been certified under the new APA/ANSI manufacturing standard and has subjected...

MBMA releases new video on metal building systems

The Metal Building Manufacturers Association ( MBMA ) has released a new video featuring the engineering and manufacturing processes used to design and produce metal buildings systems. The six-minute video illustrates how the metal building process works, from design concept to manufacturing, delivery and construction. It also features photos and video of cutting-edge projects...

Plan ahead for METALCON

If you are planning to attend METALCON on October 26-29, hotel bookings are going fast. Already listed as “Sold Out” are rooms at the Sheraton Inner Harbor, Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor and Hilton Baltimore, all nearest the convention center. If you haven’t decided that you are attending, below is what you will miss....

Post-frame builder uses secret weapon to convert church

-By Sharon Thatcher- The idea that wood will rot when placed in the ground is one challenge that post-frame builders will likely always need to overcome. The public sees ravaged wood on a daily basis, in nature and in dilapidated old buildings. Newer wood treatments and other wood protection methods are quiet heroes that...

Construction contribution to GDP up in 30 states

“Construction continued to play a vital role in the U.S. economy in 2015, increasing its percentage contribution to GDP nationally and in 30 states,” said economist Bernard M. Markstein, Ph.D., president and chief economist of Markstein Advisors. Markstein’s comments came following his analysis for the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). “The industry continues to...

ATAS Expands Partnership With Roofinox

ATAS International, Inc., a leader in sustainable building envelope technology, has expanded its three-year partnership with Roofinox America with the addition of the company’s stainless steel roofing products to the 2016 ATAS complete product line catalog. The Roofinox product line consists of Roofinox Classic brush-rolled stainless steel, Roofinox Pearl bead-blasted stainless steel, Roofinox Plus...

PPG To Exhibit Liquid, Powder Coatings

PPG will display DURANAR and CORAFLON coatings, speak at an industry meeting and highlight a range of printed and digital color selectors and specification tools during CONSTRUCT 2016 at the Austin Convention Center in Texas, Sept. 8-9. PPG will present versatile Duranar liquid coatings for coil and extrusion applications in a variety of formulations,...

FASCO America Names Chad Giese to National Sales & Product Manager

To grow the organization in tandem with the level of tremendous growth FASCO America has been experiencing, Chad Giese has now been promoted to the position of national sales and product manager effective immediately. This is the second promotion for Giese who began his career at FASCO America as North Central territory manager, and...

ABC, AIA and NAHB economists predict industry growth through 2017

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chief Economist Kermit Baker and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist Robert Dietz predicted continued growth for the construction industry in 2017 during a joint economic forecast yesterday, Aug. 15. “Nonresidential construction spending growth will continue into the...