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2015 METALCON to showcase newest trends for business success

Newton, MA – For construction professionals in the field and those in the front office, METALCON 2015 has education sessions to improve their field techniques, management skills and business success. Each year METALCON attracts metal building, residential and roofing contractors, architects, engineers, developers, facility managers, fabricators and building owners from more than 52 countries...

AWC applauds final BioPreferred Program regulations

Last week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that new forest products will be included in the BioPreferred program, opening new opportunities for market growth. It reverses the 2014 Farm Bill stating that forest products were ineligible because they were “mature market.” The announcement was welcomed by the American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert...

MBMA grants to introduce metal construction to engineering & architectural students, staff

CLEVELAND, OHIO – In a groundbreaking educational initiative, the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) is providing faculty fellowships in cooperation with the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). These awards will expedite development of a model program that partners the metal building industry with undergraduate engineering and architectural faculty and students. The fellowships will...

AWC releases “Guides to Wood Construction in High Wind Areas”

  LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released a series of updated easy-to-use Guides to Wood Construction in High Wind Areas. The guides can be found on the AWC website: http://www.awc.org/standards/wfcm/2012.php. The guides, based on provisions contained in AWC’s 2012 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM), establish a specific set of prescriptive, wind-resistive structural requirements for...

Dura Coat Products Expands Huntsville Factory

Dura Coat Products Inc.’s president and CEO Dr. Mike Hong, announced that the expansion of the Huntsville, Alabama, manufacturing plant is now complete. The factory has been undergoing construction recently to add 35,000 square feet of paint manufacturing capability. The plant was originally built in 2002, designed from the ground up specifically for paint...

New Tech Machinery Gutter Machine Resurrected After Damaged By Fire

Usually fire damage to a machine is devastating enough for said equipment to never function again, but one particular New Tech Machinery (NTM) gutter machine offers a surprising twist. The MACH II 5/6” combo configuration K-style gutter machine was shipped to its original owner in May 2009 and recently, the owners at GM Seamless...

Kitschy Fuel Center Blasts Off With Bright Metal Roof, Fascia

The new Ricky Rocket’s Fuel Center in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, generates head-turning looks with its signature “rocket man” perched atop the 8,200-square-foot building. The facility includes a high-tech car wash, convenience store, food outlets and, of course, fuel service. Adding to the attention-getting design are bright yellow and red fascia and soffit panels provided...

New Closure Designed For Standing Seam Metal Roof Applications

Glick Metals, LLC, recently announced the release of its revolutionary Snap-Z, a vented “Z” closure designed for standing seam metal roof applications. The Snap-Z product allows installers to vent the peak of a standing-seam, metal roof in such a way that air is allowed to flow and yet water and snow infiltration are restricted....

RCMA Accepting Abstracts for International Roof Coatings Conference

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) is now accepting abstracts for its third biennial International Roof Coatings Conference (IRCC) program. The deadline for submission of abstracts is October 1, 2015. The 2016 IRCC will take place July 18-21 at the Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Offered in partnership with 11 industry organizations, the...

Scott Bacon Returns to Fabral

Euramax North America announces the return of Scott Bacon as the vice president of commercial sales for Fabral, the leading provider of metal for building envelope solutions. Bacon returns to Fabral after spending four years as the business unit director for Centria’s MetalWrap. He previously served Fabral as the vice president, director of sales...