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RICOWI Celebrates 25 years in Research and Education

The Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues, Inc. (RICOWI) announced it will commemorate its 25th Anniversary at the fall meeting October 9 – 10, 2014 in Norman Okla. RICOWI would like to invite all past and present colleagues to join … Read more »

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5th Annual Heartland NFBA Conference set for Oct. 15-16 in Tulsa

Post-frame builders: mark your calendar and participate in the 5th Annual Heartland NFBA Conference. The event, featuring educational seminars, fun events and industry trade show, will be held Oct. 15-16 at the Tulsa Hard Rock Casino. The Heartland Chapter represents … Read more »

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Mid-year 2014 U.S. construction machinery exports decline 17.3 percent

U.S. construction machinery exports dropped 17.3 percent during the first half of 2014 compared with midyear 2013: $8.93 billion in exports were shipped to global markets compared to $10.8 billion for first-half 2013, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers … Read more »

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Nonresidential construction employment retains momentum in August

“Today’s headline number of 142,000 jobs for the overall U.S. economy was disappointing but the nonresidential construction numbers continue to show a steady recovery.”—ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu. The U.S. construction industry added 20,000 jobs in August, according to the … Read more »

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Butler Mfg. debuts RetroLite daylighting system for retrofit

Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 3, 2014 — Building owners can now incorporate daylighting into existing buildings to minimize lighting-related electricity costs, with the introduction of the RetroLite™ daylighting system from Butler Manufacturing™. Implementing daylighting technology can provide significant savings, as … Read more »

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Archie, Mo., business helps with national 9/11 commemoration

SL Construction & Lester Buildings Join Forces to Help Rebuild Oklahoma Non-Profit Sept. 4 – 7, 2014 LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Tornados can have devastating consequences. But the tornado that struck Central Oklahoma on May 19, 2013, was no match … Read more »

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New features and highlights at 2014 METALCON

METALCON is only weeks away and excitement is building about the many new ideas and opportunities it offers. The event is in Denver for the first time, its new education format combines classroom and exhibit hall sessions, interactive roofing competitions … Read more »

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AceClamp installation at manufacturing plant prompts CEO to order one for home

Residential SSMR solar installation praised by city building inspector PLAINVILLE, Conn.– An AceClamp® fastener system from AceClamp/PMC Industries was recently used for a standing seam metal roof installation at the Morin Corporation’s manufacturing site in Connecticut. Morin is one of … Read more »

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BioPreferred program opens to wood products

WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding the recognition of wood products under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred Program going into effect.  The 2014 Farm Bill states that forest … Read more »

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Metal Construction Association welcomes five new member companies

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association welcomes five additional companies to its membership. Byrne Metals Corporation, DECRA Roofing Systems, D.I. Roof Seamers, S-5!, and TopHat Framing have joined the ranks of about 74 member companies with specialties in the … Read more »

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