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Posted: Jun 10, 2021

MRA Announces Quarterly Best Residential Metal Roofing Project Winner

Portland, OR - The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) has selected manufacturer DECRA Metal Roofing and roofing installer Weather Shield Metal Roofing of Gulf Breeze, Florida as the winners of its Best Residential Metal Roofing Project competition for a stunning metal roofing project recently completed on a home in Gulf Breeze.

Posted: Jun 09, 2021

Initiative Advances Seismic Performance Of Steel Floor And Roof Diaphragms

Washington, DC - A significant research project encompassing five years of work with over $2 million of industry and National Science Foundation (NSF) funding has concluded, with results that significantly advance the seismic performance of steel floor and roof diaphragms.

Posted: Jun 08, 2021

MBMA Celebrates 65-Year Anniversary Throughout 2021

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) is celebrating 65 years of being the leader in the metal building systems industry throughout 2021. MBMA was founded in 1956 and serves manufacturers and suppliers by undertaking extensive technical research, promoting educational initiatives, publishing industry manuals and guidebooks, administering safety awareness programs, assisting with code development and much more.

Posted: Jun 07, 2021

Nucor To Acquire Insulated Metal Panels Business From Cornerstone Building Brands

Charlotte, NC - Nucor Corporation announces that it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Cornerstone Building Brands' insulated metal panels (IMP) business for a cash purchase price of $1 billion. With this acquisition, Nucor will be purchasing two valued legacy brands, CENTRIA and Metl-Span.

Posted: Jun 07, 2021

ATAS Opens New Facility In University Park, Illinois

Allentown, PA - ATAS International has added a new manufacturing facility to their network of locations. In addition to their headquarters and two plants in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and a plant in Mesa, Arizona, the addition of a facility in University Park, Illinois expands their geographic reach and service capabilities.

Posted: Jun 03, 2021

Lorin Industries Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Recertification

Muskegon, MI - Lorin Industries, a leading supplier of anodized aluminum, announces its recent achievement of ISO 9001:2015 recertification. This accreditation is confirmation of Lorin’s demonstrated and ongoing commitment to consistently meeting high standards for quality processes and continually improving the company's manufacturing and management processes.

Posted: Jun 01, 2021

AIA's Billings Index Suggests Construction Rebounding Strongly

Washington, DC – Continuing its impressive rebound, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) recorded its third consecutive month of positive billings, according to a new report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s ABI score for April rose to 57.9 compared to 55.6 in March (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings).

Posted: May 28, 2021

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Remains Near Historic Highs

Washington, DC – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released its May 2021 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $900 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market stands at 72.1, easing from April’s all-time high of 76.1.

Posted: May 26, 2021

MBMA Announces 2020 Safety Award Winners

Cleveland, OH - Each year the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) honors member companies that demonstrate exceptional performance in maintaining workplace safety. Safety awards for the 2020 year were presented during the 2021 MBMA Spring Meeting, held virtually April 28-30.

Posted: May 25, 2021

Bradbury Group Celebrates Leadership Program Graduates

Moundridge, KS - In 2020, The Bradbury Group celebrated the inaugural graduates of its new Leadership Development Program. In March and April of 2021, two more classes celebrated their completion of the rigorous program.

Posted: May 24, 2021

American Buildings Honors Builders For Excellence In Design

Charlotte, NC - American Buildings has announced the winners of its 2021 Excellence in Design Awards, honoring projects in 12 categories. The Junior Achievement Of Northern Indiana facility in Fort Wayne was selected as the 2021 Building Of The Year; the Authorized American Buildings Builder was The Hagerman Group.

Posted: May 20, 2021

Lorin Industries Updates Website For Anodized Aluminum

Muskegon, MI - Lorin Industries, a leading supplier of anodized aluminum for construction and other applications, recently updated its website to streamline how to search for information about product finishes and services for customers.

Posted: May 19, 2021

MRA Says Seven Signs Indicate Roof Replacement Is Needed

Portland, OR — Replacing a worn-out, damaged or failed roof is no fun. That’s why homeowners put it off for far too long. But as the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) points out, prolonging the inevitable can lead to trouble, especially when severe weather hits. A compromised roof can result in thousands of dollars in additional costs due to inefficiency, leaks, failure or even worse, diminished protection for your home and family.

Posted: May 18, 2021

MBCEA Announces 2021 Building Of The Year Winners

Bethlehem, PA - The Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA) announced its 2021 Building of the Year winners at its Virtual Annual Conference, held April 28 – 30. The top award this year goes to the new Firehouse Ministries Shelter in Birmingham, Alabama, erected by Dunn Building Company and manufactured by Varco Pruden Buildings.

Posted: May 18, 2021

AGC Analysis Finds External Factors Hampering Construction Industry's Recovery

Alexandria, VA - Construction employment was unchanged from March to April as nonresidential contractors and homebuilders alike struggled to obtain materials and find enough workers, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of recently released government data. Association officials said the industry’s recovery was being hampered by problems getting stable prices and reliable deliveries of key materials, while the pandemic and federal policies were making it harder for firms to find workers to hire.

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