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Steel Dynamics

Is it really Galvalume?

When Galvalume hit the metal industry, it was a true game changer. The mix of 55 percent aluminum and 45 percent zinc alloy allowed panel to hold its rust-inhitibed beauty longer than any other product on the market. Twenty years of research went into its development by Bethlehem Steel and today its production under...

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MFM Building Products issues WindowWrap instructional video

MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, has released a new WindowWrap® Instructional Video on the proper installation techniques for the company’s line of window flashing tapes. This step-by-step video illustrates the proper flashing steps and installation tips to ensure that the...

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The changing landscape of roll forming

The explosive growth of regional metal roll forming businesses in the U.S., coupled with an influx of foreign raw material has had a significant impact on established companies that once exclusively supplied wall and roof panel for the metal construction industry. Rural Builder interviewed two established companies—McElroy Metal and Everlast Roofing Inc.—to see how...

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Not all metal building panel is created equal

You may be the best builder on the planet, but if you use inferior products your stellar reputation could only last as long as those products. Because the larger percentage of a post-frame and steel-frame building is metal, doesn’t it behoove you to know a lot about it? At Steel Dynamics, Don Switzer, sales...

Randy Ridenour

Atlas Bolt & Screw President Ridenour to retire

ASHLAND, Ohio  – Randy Ridenour, President of Atlas Bolt & Screw Company LLC, has decided to retire at the end of 2016 after 32 years with the company. Ridenour joined Atlas in 1984 as Central Region Branch Manager and held positions of increasing responsibility leading to his promotion to President in November 2009. “Throughout...

Fabral Expands Powerseam Product Line

Fabral continues to deliver on its commitment to support customer success with the addition of a new metal structural standing seam panel system. Effective Sept. 1, 2016, the new architectural Powerseam II profile will be available through the company’s Gridley, Illinois, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and St. Joseph, Minnesota, manufacturing facilities. As with the existing Powerseam...

S-5! introduces DualGard two-pipe system for ultimate snow retention

Colorado Springs, Colo. – The new DualGard snow retention system from S-5! uses two 1-inch pipes to keep snow and ice in place while it melts safely. When installed properly, DualGard protects people and property from dangerous roof snow avalanches. Designed to preserve the coveted look of the metal roof, DualGard can be painted,...

IronPlanet to be acquired by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated, the world’s largest industrial auctioneer and a leading equipment distributor (NYSE & TSX: RBA, “Ritchie Bros.”), and IronPlanet, a leading online marketplace for used heavy equipment and other durable asset sales, today jointly announced that they have entered into an agreement under which Ritchie Bros. will acquire IronPlanet for approximately...

Union Corrugating adds capabilities to Scranton, PA facility

Fayetteville, NC – Union Corrugating, a leader in the metal roofing and siding industry, has installed additional equipment in their Scranton, Pennsylvania, plant that gives Union the capability of producing more product and reducing lead-times for its customers. The equipment includes both an additional panel line and trim line.          ...