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Post-Frame Building of the Year Entry Deadline is Dec. 1

Entries are being taken now through Dec. 1 for the 2016 Building of the Year contest sponsored by the National Frame Building Association. The contest, open to NFBA member companies, consists of 24 award categories plus a Judges’ Award. NFBA’s awards program allows builders to compete against builder member companies of comparable size. Each...

Metal Building Industry Pioneers Inducted into Metal Construction Hall of Fame

CLEVELAND, OHIO – The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) inducted three industry pioneers into the 2016 Metal Construction Hall of Fame. As noteworthy contributors to the metal building industry’s early development, Wilbur Larkin, Jack Hatcher and Johnie Schulte became inaugural members of the Metal Construction Hall of Fame new “Founders” category. The new category...

EDCO Products, Inc. Unveils New Colors To Infiniti Roofing Line 

EDCO Products, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of residential and commercial exterior building products, announced the introduction of five additional colors to their extremely popular Infiniti Roofing line, which launched earlier this year. Infiniti Roofing, with its multi-tone layering, permanent thermal-fused texture and Whisper Quiet technology, was a breakthrough in the metal roofing industry and further...

CertainTeed & DECRA Join MRA As Newest Manufacturer Members

The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA: www.metalroofing.com) recently announced the addition of two new manufacturer members to its organization. CertainTeed, a leading North American building materials manufacturer, joins the MRA to promote its new line of architectural metal roofing products. Also joining the MRA is DECRA, an innovator and leader in the stone coated metal roofing market....

Registration for 2017 Frame Building Expo Now Open

Registration for the 50th Frame Building Expo is now open.  The Frame Building Expo is the nation’s largest annual trade event for post-frame builders, suppliers, manufacturers, structural engineers and code and design professionals. This year’s Expo consolidates the latest training, workshops and product information under one roof at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention...

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“2016 Post-Frame Market Sizing Study” Released

-By Jeff Henry, NFBA- The “2016 Post-Frame Market Sizing Study”—now available to all Post-Frame Market Initiative supporters—forecasts continued steady growth for the post-frame industry. Through 2020, post-frame construction spending is expected to grow at a rate of 4.3 percent annually. The growth extends to all five building segments examined in the study: agricultural, industrial,...

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Foreman of the Month: Steve Allison, A Foreman with Focus

Steve Allison, foreman at Greiner Buildings, lives by the adage that there’s no such thing as a stupid question. While working his way up to be a foreman, he would ask questions to understand how he could improve, and that’s still true today. “He’s not afraid to call the project manager and say there’s...

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NFBA Members Spotlight: Wayne Wingard of Master Steel Roofing

-By Kathy Jonas – Although metal roofs are becoming ever more popular atop schools, commercial buildings, agricultural structures and homes, they are not really a new invention. The Romans placed copper on the Pantheon in 27 BC, and metal roofs were used on barns in the United States in the late 1800s. Wayne Wingard...

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European Patent Office grants TFC patent on VRT Technology

Triangle Fastener Corporation has received patent protection by the European Patent Office for its VRT® (Vibration Resistant Thread) technology. The patent (Europe Patent No. 2286097) will be recognized in the following countries: Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, UK, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Turkey, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Luxembourg. This is in addition to its VRT...

MBCI Launches Catalog of Components Products Online

MBCI unveiled a new section of its website recently, which includes more than 800 metal roof and wall components. This digital catalog of accessories, trim and structural pieces can now be viewed online at mbci.com/components. From cees and zees to eave struts and fasteners, MBCI’s components are manufactured to match the durability and longevity...