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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...

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...

AkzoNobel Unveils Innovative New Finish At METALCON 2017

AkzoNobel introduced the next evolutionary advancement in print technology at METALCON 2017 with the release of CERAM-A-STAR Expressions, an innovative textured finish that engages the senses with the visual appeal of a print and texture that adds depth and dimension. “CERAM-A-STAR Expressions combines AkzoNobel’s innovative ink with our wrinkle coating technologies....

ATAS International Hosts Manufacturing Day Event

In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2017, ATAS International, Inc. opened their doors in early October to 60 area students and adults. This was the fifth year that ATAS participated in this event. Schools and organizations that were represented included:  Lehigh Carbon Community College, Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Lehigh Valley Economic Development and Parkland...

Beckers: First Coil Coatings Company To Receive GreenPro Certificate

Beckers Group is the first coil coatings company to receive the GreenPro Certificate, a product certification given by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII-GBC), that recognizes Beckers’ BeckryTherm paint systems as sustainable throughout their life cycle. The award ceremony took place at the annual Green Building Congress 2017, India’s flagship event...

Curved Metal Canopies Boost Safety, Appeal Of Commuter Train Station

Construction of the new Metra Union Pacific/West commuter railroad station in Lombard, Illinois, marks a major improvement for riders as well as the residents of the Village of Lombard. Prior to building the sparkling new station, riders simply boarded from two uncovered platforms. Now, the nearly 1,300 weekday riders enjoy the convenience...

MFM Building Products Becomes an ESOP Company

  MFM Building Products, based in Coshocton, Ohio, is now an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) company as of July 1, 2017. According to Tony Reis, Vice President & General Manager, “This move to become an ESOP company has spurred an exciting time in MFM’s history. Our employees have found a new...