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News from construction industry suppliers, including promotions, product announcements and company changes.

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...

CLT manufacturer first in U.S. to pass fire safety requirements

D.R. Johnson Wood Innovations, the nation’s first certified U.S. manufacturer of Cross-Laminated Timber, has become the first North American CLT manufacturer to achieve significant fire safety requirements under tests designed to gauge flame spread and fire resistance.  No other manufacturer of CLT has been certified under the new APA/ANSI manufacturing standard and has subjected...

Plan ahead for METALCON

If you are planning to attend METALCON on October 26-29, hotel bookings are going fast. Already listed as “Sold Out” are rooms at the Sheraton Inner Harbor, Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor and Hilton Baltimore, all nearest the convention center. If you haven’t decided that you are attending, below is what you will miss....

The Garland Company Donates $80K-Plus To Cancer Research

Last year, three members of Garland’s work family were diagnosed with cancer. But they were ready to fight and so was The Garland Company. Employees vowed to make a difference in the name of their colleagues and launched a nationwide fundraiser for Ohio Cancer Research (OCR). At the recent OCR’s Star Award Gala, Garland...

ATAS Expands Partnership With Roofinox

ATAS International, Inc., a leader in sustainable building envelope technology, has expanded its three-year partnership with Roofinox America with the addition of the company’s stainless steel roofing products to the 2016 ATAS complete product line catalog. The Roofinox product line consists of Roofinox Classic brush-rolled stainless steel, Roofinox Pearl bead-blasted stainless steel, Roofinox Plus...

PPG To Exhibit Liquid, Powder Coatings

PPG will display DURANAR and CORAFLON coatings, speak at an industry meeting and highlight a range of printed and digital color selectors and specification tools during CONSTRUCT 2016 at the Austin Convention Center in Texas, Sept. 8-9. PPG will present versatile Duranar liquid coatings for coil and extrusion applications in a variety of formulations,...

FASCO America Names Chad Giese to National Sales & Product Manager

To grow the organization in tandem with the level of tremendous growth FASCO America has been experiencing, Chad Giese has now been promoted to the position of national sales and product manager effective immediately. This is the second promotion for Giese who began his career at FASCO America as North Central territory manager, and...

Developing A Sales System

When it comes to selling, what is your “Holy Grail?” Do you dream of that “perfect system,” which maximizes your chances of closing deals? Successful contractors follow defined systems and processes that lead them to higher sales. Considerable commitment is required to implement these systems but it is these systems that separate high-growth, high-quality...

EDCO Products, Inc. Launches Infiniti Roofing Line

Product innovations and technology developments have been a hallmark characteristic of EDCO Products for the past 70 years—and they have done it again. Delivering yet another industry first, EDCO is proud to announce the launch of their latest product innovation; the all-new Infiniti Roofing line. “Infiniti Roofing is the latest addition to an already...

Union Corrugating Expanding; Opening Janesville, WI, Facility

Union Corrugating has announced they are opening their first facility in the upper Midwest, significantly expanding their footprint in the metal roofing industry. The new 40,000-square-foot facility, located in Janesville, Wisconsin, will offer Union’s complete product line to customers in the upper Midwest. 11th Facility “Opening our 11th facility in Janesville gives us the...