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Trust Makes The Sale

In the in-home sales process, clients often decide in the first few minutes whether a salesperson is someone they can do business with. While you can make a great first impression but then “blow it” later on and lose the deal, if the prospect decides early on that you are NOT someone they can...

Commerce Department Issues Determination on Anti-Dumping of Steel Rebar from Taiwan

WASHINGTON –  Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the affirmative final determination in this antidumping duty (AD) investigation, finding that steel concrete reinforcing bar from Taiwan is being sold in the U.S. market at unfair prices. The Commerce Department determined that exporters from Taiwan have sold steel concrete reinforcing bar in the United...

Housing Starts and Building Permit Data for U.S. and Canada, June 2017

The SBCA (Structural Building Components Association) has compiled the following June 2017 housing starts and building permit data for the U.S. and Canada. U.S. June housing starts (released July 19) increased 8.3% to 1,215,000 units. Single-family starts increased 6.3% to 849,000 units, while multi-family increased by 13.3% to 366,000 units. Total U.S. permits, an indicator of...

AceClamp Is On A Roll

Aug. 1, 2017, the “NEW ACECLAMP MOBILE TRAINING CENTER” will hit the road to provide on-site, one-on-one, training for all of their products. Their extensive line of snow retention systems include, but are not limited to, standing seam metal roofs, slate and single ply membrane. Direct solar installations with micro inverter attachments are also...

James Hardie Launches JHinsite Technical Services Platform

CHICAGO — James Hardie Building Products Inc., has launched an advanced support site for commercial customers, JHinsite.com. By registering as a member-user and creating a free account, multi-family and commercial architects, engineers, general contractors and consultants have immediate access to: Complete product information, technical documents and specifications BIM/Revit content for download Alternative design supplements, backed by James Hardie...

3M Launches Center for Hearing Conservation

New resource expands online personal protective equipment support for occupational health and safety managers 3M™ Personal Safety Division has launched a new online resource, the 3M Center for Hearing Conservation. Safety managers can find articles and details about the seven elements of a hearing loss prevention program, as well as helpful videos, toolkits, fast facts and more. Created...

Construction Input Prices Tick Higher in June – ABC Reports

WASHINGTON — Construction input prices rose 0.2 percent in June, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data released by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).  This represents the sixth increase in construction input prices over the past seven months, but the overall rate of increase has been quite slow. On a year-over-year...

ABC Supply Co. Inc. Acquires the Assets of Capstone Supply

Acquisition to strengthen company’s relationship with contractors throughout Ohio. Building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. has acquired the assets of Capstone Supply, LLC, a distributor of select exterior building materials, primarily roofing and siding. Capstone Supply has two locations. The first is at 3550 E. Seventh Ave. in Columbus, Ohio, and will be...

S-5! Relaunches Website With Calculator For Expanded List Of Metal Roofing Systems

S-5! has relaunched its website to provide an easy-to-navigate center showcasing the increasing applications of its products. The updated site (www.s-5.com) contains S-5!’s new Master Snow Retention Calculator, used to help architects, specifiers, contractors, roofers and building owners determine what snow retention system works best for their roof. More than 150 metal roofing manufacturers...

Polyglass Announces New Hires and Promotions For Sales Leadership Team

Polyglass expands its sales leadership team and aligns the company for future growth in the United States and Canada. Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. expands its sales leadership team to meet the growing demand for its roofing and waterproofing solutions. With their combined experience in the roofing industry, Polyglass can quickly respond to the needs of roofing professionals...