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ATAS International Hosted Manufacturing Day Event

In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2016, ATAS International, Inc. recently opened their doors to area students. Schools that were represented include: Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Schnecksville; Sacred Heart School, Allentown; Parkland School District, Allentown; and Career Institute of Technology, Easton. This program was designed to expand knowledge of manufacturing and improve public perception of today’s...

Call For Entries: 2017 North American Copper In Architecture Awards


For centuries, copper has been used on buildings not only for its beauty, but its durability, versatility and longevity. In fact, this age-old metal is still popular today for new or restored roofs, wall cladding systems and other ornamental features and design. Now in its 10th year, the North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) awards...

Bonded Building Materials Named Roofinox Distributor

Bonded Building Materials, Inc. has partnered with Roofinox to distribute the company’s Tin-plated (Terne) roofing products throughout New York State and the surrounding area. Roofinox tin-plated (Terne) was designed to ensure long-term sustainability and corrosion-resistance for wall-cladding, flashing, rainware, interior design and virtually all forms of roofing applications. “As a leading supplier of high-quality window, roofing and building...

PPG Introduces DURASTAR ULTRA-COOL Coil Coatings

PPG has introduced DURASTAR ULTRA-COOL coatings, which combine an advanced silicone-modified polyester (SMP) coatings formulation with infrared-reflective (IR-reflective) pigments to enhance the beauty and extend the service life of metal roofing, siding, panels and other building components. Durastar ULTRA-Cool coatings incorporate new polyester-based resin, crosslinking and tinting technologies to protect industrial, agricultural, storage and...

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Builders: What is Your Construction Outlook for 2017?

If you are a builder in the town and country market, we’d like your outlook for 2017 construction. Do you expect it to be better or worse than 2016? What types of projects are you lined up for? What’s hot? What’s not? Please take our annual survey (it is a short survey and will...

Iconic Metal Architecture Defines, Unites Corporate Facility

Located on a highly visible urban infill site in Clarksville, Tennessee, the new Workforce Essentials headquarters and career training center is situated at a “gateway entry” intersection to the downtown district. The new 40,000-square-foot facility consolidates services that had been provided at agency offices previously scattered around the city. After initially considering renovation of...

Triangle Fastener Announces METALCON 2016 Contest Entry Winners

Triangle Fastener Corporation (TFC) would like to thank all who attended METALCON 2016 and visited their booth. This year TFC held a contest to give away six new DeWalt 20 volt Versa-Clutch Screwguns with the new FLEXVOLT Technology, as well as one 50” Smart HDTV. They are pleased to announce the winners! Winners of...

S-5!, MBCI Develop AIA Course, Improving Wind Uplift On Metal Roofs

Improving Wind Uplift on Metal Roofs is a new AIA continuing education course, developed by S-5! and MBCI to help architects discover the art and science of wind control and wind uplift on metal roofs and metal structures. This is a 1-hour AIA Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) Learning Unit course. It offers architects...

Research Shows Radiant Barrier Market Continues to Grow

The radiant barrier market continues to grow, in part due to global warming, according to a third-party research firm. Persistence Market Research (PMR), based in New York City, recently published their report, “Radiant Barrier Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast 2016-2026”. In addition to a brief overview of how radiant barriers work, what materials are used...

SBC Housing Stats for October: U.S. and Canada

The SBCA has published the following information regarding October housing starts and building permits data for the U.S. and Canada. United States: October housing starts (released November 17) increased 25.5% to 1,323,000 units. Single-family starts increased 10.7% to 869,000 units, while multi-family increased by 68.8% to 454,000 units. Total U.S. permits, an indicator of future construction,...