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‘Grand opening’ for new family farm shop

New building also serves as informal community gathering place HECTOR, Minn. – The best customers are the customers that feel good about what they have purchased. Dean Schneider, a crops and livestock farmer in New Ulm, Minn., opened up his new farm shop for a community fundraiser. Schweiss Doors made it an opening everyone...

ATAS International To Host Open House Oct. 2

ATAS International, Inc., will host an open house at its manufacturing facility located at 6612 Snowdrift Road, Allentown, Pennsylvania, to celebrate Manufacturing Day. The event will be held on Friday, October 2, 2015, with two programs open to the members of the Greater Lehigh Valley area community; one begins at 9 AM and the...

New RM Lucas headquarters, R&D and manufacturing facility acquired

RM Lucas has acquired property that will serve as its new headquarters office, research and development facility and manufacturing plant. The new facility is located at 12400 S. Laramie Ave., Alsip, Illinois. The location has frontage on Interstate 294 that circles Chicago and provides easy access for shipping and receiving to all points in...

Covertech wins judgment against TVM

Covertech Fabricating Inc., Ontario, Canada, has won its lawsuit against its former distributor, TVM Building Products, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, for trademark infringements and unfair competition. TVM has been ordered to pay more than $4.7 million in damages to Covertech for sales of insulation products that were improperly identified as its own. Covertech sued TVM in U.S....

Cutting Steel Shingles Just Got 30 Percent Easier

Now make fast, safe, precise cuts in steel shingles, shakes and tile style roofing, including DECRA, METRO and GERARD brands, all season long, with the Stone Coated Steel Roofing Cutter from Malco Products. Compound leverage and a generous handle length reduce user cutting force up to 30 percent vs. other guillotine style cutters that...

Merchant & Evans, Roofinox Offer Customers Unique Roofing Products

Merchant & Evans, Inc., the Burlington, New Jersey-based manufacturer of premium metal roofing systems and Roofinox America of Tinton Falls, New Jersey, recently announced a strategic alliance to provide the Roofinox line of stainless steel and tin-plated (terne-coated) metal roofing materials to Merchant & Evans customers in the United States and Canada. With the...

Petersen Aluminum Metal Roof, Wall Panels Design Files Available Online

Architects and designers now have multiple options for digitally locating and specifying Petersen Aluminum products during the design phase of any project. The manufacturer of metal roof and wall panels now has its library of BIM, CAD and installation drawings available on design platforms including Autodesk Seek, Arcat and Sweets. Most recently, Petersen Aluminum...

RHEINZINK Appoints Regional Sales Manager

RHEINZINK America has hired Charles “Chuck” Bell as regional sales manager covering New England and the Mid-Atlantic states. Bell has extensive experience with architectural building products. He was previously territory sales representative with Merchant & Evans, a manufacturer of metal roofing and siding systems. Prior to that, Bell worked in a sales capacity with...

Drexel Metals, Freedom Roofing Complete Successful School Re-Roof

Installers formed, curved panels onsite for barrel roof over gymnasium A unique and challenging roofing problem on a large school called for a permanent solution. Freedom Roofing Solutions of Vilonia, Arkansas, formed and curved Drexel Metals roof panels onsite. “It was a fun one,” says Brian Kirk, who co-owns Freedom Roofing with his cousin...

FASCO America Inc. Announces Organizational Changes

Retirement Announcements: Linda Tenpas: FASCO America and the BECK family are both delighted and saddened to announce the retirement of Linda Tenpas, office manager. Linda has been a cornerstone of the operation since FASCO America began. With 26 years of service to the company, Linda marks the last remaining of the original FASCO America...