2012 Builder Block: Show-Me State favorites

Missouri is known as the Show-Me State and 21 companies did just that at the Frame Building Expo in St. Louis in a special Builder Block area. Visitors to the area could vote for their favorite products or line of products.

This year, A.J. Manufacturing, Inc. with its custom colored shutters, doors and windows was the hands-down winner for the second year in a row. Coming in second in the competition was the Sno Gem with its new Diamond Guard snow guard, followed by Everlast Roofing’s OMNI Series steel roofing. Following are all the Top 10.

A. J. Manufacturing window1- A.J. Manufacturing, Inc.
Custom colored shutters, doors and windows
A.J. can help add some WOW to your next building with custom colored shutters, doors and windows. Painted shutters to match or accent the building’s color scheme include matching fasteners. A.J. entry doors and windows can be painted and/or trimmed with matching or accenting colored EZ fit. Interior grids are color matched too. Vinyl window options include SilverLine and Harmony brands.


Sno Gem Diamond Guard2- Sno Gem
Diamond Guard snow guard
Diamonds Are A Roof’s Best Friend – Introducing the latest gem to our snow guard product family, the Diamond Guard! The Diamond Guard can be manufactured in galvanized steel, stainless steel, copper, mill finish aluminum and brass. Powder coating or Kynar finishes are available upon request. Custom fabrication of tabs and ends are available in any length and configuration to fit any roof tile or shingle manufacturer, or slotted tabs for retrofit installations.


Everlast Roofing

3- Everlast Roofing, Inc.
OMNI Series steel roofing with Synergy Paint System
Everlast’s Omni Series steel roofing is thicker by a full 10 percent (.0165) and that’s before it’s topped with the proven weather-tested Synergy Paint System. Synergy Paint System is Everlast’s first line of defense against UV rays, acid rain and atmospheric pollutants. Combined with the Omni Enhanced Primer, the thickest primer coat on the market, and the Everlast message is simple: “Stop wasting time and trust on lightweight performance…Everlast Roofing, our name says it all!”


4- Energy Panel Structures
Energy efficient construction products
Energy Panel StructuresEPS is a manufacturer of pre-engineered buildings and energy efficient construction products, offering the opportunity to learn several key concepts to energy efficient construction that save customers time and money.


Glasteel5- Glasteel
Polylit, Acrylit and Glasliner FRP panels
Glasteel is a leading producer of fiberglass reinforced panel for interior and exterior applications. Polylit Light transmitting panels offer superior durability and light transmitting values for roof and wall light applications. Polylit is available in a variety of shapes to match most popular light gauge post frame metal profiles. AcrylitGC Light Transmitting Panels offer the highest performing panel available today for steel frame construction. Excellent long term durability combined with its unique light diffusion provides a uniform natural light illumination. Glasliner FRP wall, ceiling and laminated liner panels are specifically designed for interior application. It is available in a variety of colors and sizes, as well as laminated panels with two choices of substrates.


Klauer sheet metal products6- Klauer Manufacturing
Sheet metal building products
Klauer Manufacturing has been a trusted leader in the sheet metal building products industry since 1870. It produces a wide variety of products servicing the residential, agricultural and commercial construction markets. Products are manufactured from steel and aluminum, both in mill and more than 150 pre-painted color finishes. From roofing, rainware and siding products to metal building components, Klauer Manufacturing Company’s products are of the highest quality available and distributed throughout the United States.


Triangle Fastener7- Triangle Fastener Corporation
Fastening solutions
Triangle Fastener is a leading supplier of standard and specialty fasteners, tools, sealants and accessories for the commercial construction industry. A complete line of fasteners for metal-to-metal, metal-to-wood, drywall and concrete anchoring is available from each of its 24 locations. Triangle’s “Need-It-Now! Program” is designed to provide fastening solutions for difficult applications. Triangle has eight in-house painting facilities that can custom color match fasteners to exact requirements with delivery in three days or less. Triangle offers jobsite assistance, technical assistance, Pak-One inventory management programs and product development. The TFC Fastening Systems Guide is complete with products and technical information on a wide variety of fastening systems solutions.


McElroy Metal8- McElroy Metal Inc.
Green Span Profiles insulated metal panels
Founded in 1963, McElroy Metal is a leading manufacturer of metal roofing and siding. Its extensive line of wall and roofing products is used for residential, commercial and architectural applications. McElroy’s newest joint venture company, Green Span Profiles, manufactures insulated metal panels in thicknesses from 2-6 inches. With an R-value of more than 7 per inch, Green Span Profiles’ IMPs enable contractors to meet the ever-increasing need for high energy-efficient buildings.



Swenson Shear9- Swenson Shear
Swenson pivot shear
Shear exposed-fastener metal panels in one quick cut with the Swenson pivot shear. Quick-change blades, specific to your panel, are easily swapped out to shear multiple profiles or on an angle. Stone-coated steel is no problem for the shear/brake combo. Notch, shear and hem concealed-fastener panels at any angle with the Snap Table product line. Manual shearing leaves a clean, burr-free edge without the dangers of hot, flying metal or the hassle of power cords.


Sealtite10- Sealtite Building Fasteners
Maxx Steelbinder drill screw and Kwikseal II post-frame screw
Sealtite supplies steel-frame and post-frame screws for agricultural, commercial, industrial and residential metal roof applications. Product strengths are drill quality and corrosion resistance, showcased on the Maxx Steelbinder drill screw and Kwikseal II post-frame screw. Both products are greatly enhanced by Sealtite’s mechanical zinc plating and new powder coat paint process, which improves corrosion resistance 300 percent versus wet-paint processes. There are 28 standard colors available. Solid and vented foam closure strips, pipe flashings, pancake and wafer head screws for standing seam roofs and other accessories round out the product line.

Other Builder Block exhibitors at the Expo
C.H.I. Overhead Doors — residential, commercial and rolling steel doors
Concrete Pier — Ultimate Concrete Pier System
Extrutech — Suspended Ceiling System
H&H Metal Products — Condenstop
Leland Industries — Handi-Paks for Master Grippers and Master Drillers
Levi’s Nails & Screws — Buster commercial-grade snow guard, Fastgrip screws and FastVent vented closure
Metal Panels, Inc. — metal roofing and siding products
Postframe Manager — Roofing manager estimating software for post-frame, stud-frame or steel virtual buildings
Precoat Metal — coil coating
S-5! — non penetrating S-5-N clamp for metal roofs
SnoBlox — SnowBreaker snow guard


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