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National Framers Council rolls out FrameSafe Version 2 Safety Program

The National Framers Council (NFC) continues its work to develop and implement best practices to help ensure framers leave the job site each day in the same health as they arrived. Organized in June of 2013 as a council of the Structural Building Components Association, the NFC just released its second edition FrameSAFE Safety...

MFM Building Products Celebrates 55th Anniversary

MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, is celebrating the company’s 55th Anniversary. MFM Building Products was founded in 1961 by Robert E. Simpson. Initially, the company manufactured products used for wrapping underground pipe to protect from water penetration and pipe contents...

Metal Makeover: The Garland Company Releases New Brochure

Check out Garland’s new and improved Metal Solutions brochure for access to a full line of high-performance metal roofing options. This piece is a must-see for architects, design professionals, building owners and facility managers looking to combine strength and style. Garland’s line of high-performance metal options provide not only beautiful building finishes, but also...

Valspar To Be Acquired By Sherwin-Williams For $11.3 Billion

The Sherwin-Williams Co., a U.S. paint company, recently said it agreed to acquire Valspar Corp. for about $11.3 billion, or $113 per share, in an all-cash transaction. The transaction, which has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, represented a premium of approximately 41 percent to Valspar’s volume weighted average...

Dynamic Fastener releases new Tool and Fastener Hand Guide

Dynamic Fastener just released the newest version of its popular Tool and Fastener Hand Guide. This one-of-a-kind gem provides many answers to common and uncommon issues that arise in the metal building industry. The 132 page full color publication, provides clear and concise answers to questions pertaining to fastener applications, engineering data, availability of...

ATAS Participated in the Third Annual Student Video Contest

ATAS was pleased to be recently involved with the “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” student video contest for the third consecutive year, along with the Manufacturers Resource Center and Dream It. Do It. Pennsylvania. This video contest has successfully introduced hundreds of middle school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and school principals to what...

2016 Gold Key voting has started!

Do you have a favorite post-frame or low-rise metal building supplier you’d like to see rewarded for the products and services your business has come to rely on? For the past 34 years, Rural Builder magazine has enlisted the help of builders to help select businesses that deserve some recognition. Companies that receive the...

Brakeman, Brugger and Simon named to 2016 Rural Builder Hall of Fame

Rural Builder magazine inducted three new members to the Rural Builder Hall of Fame at the Frame Building Expo in Indianapolis on March 11. Named to the Hall of Fame for 2016 were David Brakeman, Alpine / ITW Company; Michael Brugger, Ohio State University; and Jim Simon, Tailored Building Systems, Grand Rapids, Michigan. David Brakeman...

MFM Building Products Celebrates 55th Anniversary

MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, is celebrating the company’s 55th Anniversary. MFM Building Products was founded in 1961 by Robert E. Simpson. Initially, the company manufactured products used for wrapping underground pipe to protect from water penetration and pipe contents...

2017 International Roofing Expo Issues Call for Presentations Proposals

The 2017 International Roofing Expo [IRE] is seeking researchers, educators, consultants, technical experts and industry leaders to share their knowledge and business expertise as presenters for the educational conference program. Taking place March 1-3, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, the educational program conference presents the latest trends in...