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BUILDING PROFESSIONALS: WHAT’S YOUR FORECAST FOR 2018?

To better serve your information needs, we would like to know what your industry outlook is for 2018. Please take a few minutes right now to complete this quick survey. Summary data we gather today will appear in the February 2018 issue of Rural Builder. Any information you provide will be...

METAL ROOFING PROFESSIONALS: WHAT’S YOUR FORECAST FOR 2018?

To better serve your information needs, we would like to know what your industry outlook is for 2018. Please take a couple of minutes right now to complete this quick survey. Summary data we gather today will appear in the Feb/Mar 2018 issue of Metal Roofing Magazine. Any information you provide will be kept...

ST Fastening Systems Acquired by The Hillman Group

Hargis Industries, LP has sold its operating division, ST Fastening Systems, to The Hillman Companies, Inc. (NYSE-AMEX: HLM.PR) out of Cincinnati, Ohio. The sale was announced Nov. 9. Founded in 1964, Hillman is a leading North American provider of complete hardware solutions to more than 26,000 customers. Hillman’s focus is designing innovative...

Housing starts and building permit data for Oct. 2017

SBCA (the Structural Building Components Association) has compiled the following October housing starts and building permit data for the U.S. and Canada. U.S. October housing starts (released November 17) increased 13.7% to 1,290,000 units. Single-family starts increased 5.3% to 877,000 units, while multi-family increased by 36.8% to 413,000 units. Total U.S. permits, an...

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...