metal roofing

2017 International Roofing Expo Sells Out Tradeshow Floor

The 2017 International Roofing Expo [IRE] trade show floor has completely sold out, topping out over 131,000 square feet and 465 exhibitors. This also marks the largest show in the event’s 62-year history. Taking place March 1-3, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, the International Roofing Expo is the preeminent...

Polyglass Marks 25 Years Of Manufacturing Roofing Products In North America

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. is celebrating 25 years of producing quality roofing and waterproofing materials for the North American roofing industry. Polyglass will commemorate this key milestone with its customers throughout 2017. Polyglass is a leading manufacturer of modified bitumen roof membranes, elastomeric roof coatings and underlayments. Founded in the early 1950s by roofing contractors...

Eastside Machine Company: Roll Forming Machines

Eastside Machine Company has been manufacturing roll-forming machines for siding, gutter, soffit, fascia, trim and specialty profiles since 1960. Today, Eastside continues to provide the sturdy, high-quality in-plant and job-site roll formers their customers have come to expect while offering unmatched training and product support. All Eastside machines, rollers and stations are made in the USA.

Dan Knight Joins Axalta As VP & GM Of Dura Coat Products

Dan Knight will join Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, in their Industrial Coatings segment as the vice president and general manager for Dura Coat Products. Axalta purchased a majority stake in Dura Coat this past summer and will acquire the remaining outstanding shares by January 2019, subject...

MBCI’s Retro-R Becomes Florida Approved

MBCI’s Retro-R panel has received statewide Florida approval by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation as FL21121 for roof applications. The certificate of product approval can be accessed via the Florida Building Code Information System. Retro-R is an exposed-fastened panel with rib spacing 12″ on center, a rib height of 1-1/16″ and...

Know the Proper Tools for Metal Panel Installation

There are three types of tools that are typically used to drive screws to attach metal roofing or sidewall panels on structures. All three types of tools are comparable in price but only one is industry-preferred to use. Leland Industries provides this look at the advantages and disadvantages of each. Specialty Screw guns: The...

Reid Ribble Succeeds Bill Good as CEO of the NRCA

The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has announced that Bill Good has retired after 28 years as the organization’s CEO and 41 years of service. He retired from NRCA Dec. 31, 2016. Former NRCA member and Chairman of the Board, Reid Ribble officially succeeded Good as CEO Jan. 3. A roofing contractor by trade,...

Central States Mfg. opens facility in Seguin, Texas

Central States Manufacturing has opened a 44,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehouse facility in Seguin, Texas.  Central States Manufacturing has committed to the creation of 50 new, full-time jobs over the next three years.  This is Central States’ 8th manufacturing facility. “We are excited to begin operations in our new facility,” said Stan Pissarski, general manager of...

Call For Entries: 2017 North American Copper In Architecture Awards


For centuries, copper has been used on buildings not only for its beauty, but its durability, versatility and longevity. In fact, this age-old metal is still popular today for new or restored roofs, wall cladding systems and other ornamental features and design. Now in its 10th year, the North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) awards...