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New ASTM International Standard Helps Monitor Building Sealants

A new ASTM International standard will help manufacturers and regulators better understand how building sealants change once they have been compressed or stretched. The new standard (C1815) was developed by ASTM International’s committee on building seals and sealants (C24). “Think about the last time you rolled out pizza dough,” says ASTM...

Triangle Fastener Opens New Fastening Tech Center

Triangle Fastener Corporation has opened a new TFC Tech Center located in Cleveland, Ohio. The new 1,100 sq. ft. facility provides the equipment necessary to facilitate product design, product development and certification. Joe Stager, vice president of product development, said: “The investment we made into constructing the new TFC Tech Center...

Milwaukee Introduces New Utility Pouches

Milwaukee Tool continues to expand their storage solutions with the introduction of a new Utility Pouch and Compact Utility Pouch. The new pouches are designed from the ground-up to address the needs of professionals who require a durable storage solution that easily and securely fastens to belts but can also be...

ATAS Promotes Sales Team Members

ATAS International is excited to announce three new district sales managers and a new architectural business development manager.  The realignment of the sales team will provide for additional education and communication with our employees and our customers. Steven Minunni is the new northeast district sales manager for ATAS.  He has worked...

Bernon G. Perkins Award Winner Henry A. Getz Dies at Age 97

Henry A. Getz, former president of Morton Buildings, Inc., and a pioneer in post-frame construction, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at the age of 97. Getz was honored for his contributions to the industry with the NFBA’s Bernon G. Perkins Award at the 2016 Frame Building Expo. A celebration of life...

Beckers BeckryTex Glimmer Elevates Textured Coatings

Beckers BeckryTex line is well known in the industry for its unique textured surfaces, eye-catching aesthetics, and matchless durability. One thing our customers have requested is a wider color palette to expand this exceptional product line into the siding market. Enter Beckry Tex Glimmer. Glimmer provides the same exceptional durability as...

Happy 70th Anniversary to the Gooseneck Trailer

The mechanical gooseneck trailer is now 70 years old and it’s anniversary is being celebrated by its maker, Talbert Manufacturing of Rensselaer, Indiana. A press release from the company pays homage to Austin Talbert, engineer and founder of Talbert Construction Equipment Co., who developed the first gooseneck that was patented in...

ASABE Revises Shallow Post Foundation Standard

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has revised its shallow post foundation design standard. The revised standard, ANSI/ASAE EP486.3, Shallow Post and Pier Foundation Design, includes a new procedure for estimating foundation lateral load capacity; adjustments to safety and resistance factors for lateral foundation strength; and updated definitions....

Opioid abuse major problem in construction industry

Opioid abuse is a major problem in the construction industry, hitting it harder than most any other industry in the U.S. economy, according to a new report by the online news source Bisnow. An estimated 15.1% of construction workers are engaged in opioid abuse, noted the commercial insurance underwriter CAN. That...