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Posted: Apr 21, 2021

Direct Metals Adds Barcode Scanning For Faster Shipping

Kennesaw, GA - Direct Metals, an international steel service center with locations in Kennesaw, GA and Waukegan, IL, has implemented a new barcode scanning software for their specialty metal products. The software will help specialty metal product orders to be more accurately tracked. The improved inventory control system will also facilitate faster shipping to customers.

Posted: Apr 20, 2021

MBMA Presents 'How It's Built' Video For Metal Buildings

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has published a new “How It’s Built” video. The seven-minute presentation gives viewers a comprehensive look at how a metal building comes together—starting with the manufacturing process, followed by construction on a job site, and lastly showing the final touches on a new facility.

Posted: Apr 19, 2021

Sherwin-Williams Says “Less Is More” With New Two-Coat Fluropon Continuum

Minneapolis, MN - The new Fluropon® Continuum 70% PVDF coating system from Sherwin-Williams offers a mica-based, two-coat system formulated for both coil and extrusion applications that meets and even exceeds both the longevity and color performance of a traditional three-coat approach.

Posted: Apr 16, 2021

Remodeling Industry Confidence Up Strongly Year Over Year, According To NAHB

Washington, DC - The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released its Remodeling Market Index (RMI) in the first quarter of 2021, posting a reading of 86, up 38 points from the first quarter of 2020. The finding is a signal of residential remodelers' confidence in their markets, for projects of all sizes.

Posted: Apr 15, 2021

MFM Building Products Announces Expansion Project

Coshocton, OH - MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, announces a substantial expansion project for 2021, coinciding with the company’s 60th anniversary.

Posted: Apr 14, 2021

ASTM Taking On Water-Resistive Barriers And Air Barriers With New Standard

West Conshohocken, PA - A newly proposed ASTM International standard will help engineers better understand how various climates affect water vapor transmission of water-resistive barriers and air barriers (WRB/AB) in building envelopes. ASTM’s performance of buildings committee (E06) is developing the proposed standard.

Posted: Apr 13, 2021

IMETCO Unveils New Colors, Offers Updated Color Charts

Norcross, GA - IMETCO (Innovative Metals Company, Inc.) has expanded its color charts to include several new offerings. The changes were made with the assistance of professionals from Sherwin-Williams to ensure IMETCO’s color palettes align with current architectural color trends.

Posted: Apr 12, 2021

Alpine SnowGuards Is Now An Employee-Owned Business

Morrisville, VT - Alpine SnowGuards, a leader in rooftop snow retention devices, announces that it is now 100% owned by its valued employees. The transaction was facilitated through the sale of the business to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

Posted: Apr 06, 2021

SAF Celebrating 75th Year In Business In 2021

Atlanta, GA - SAF, a global metals distributor, fabricator, and finisher, is celebrating its 75th year in business in 2021. Since 1946, SAF has grown from a post-World War II pioneer in anodizing to an industry-leading, full-service aluminum finisher, extrusion and sheet distributor, and metal fabricator offering a complete line of architectural panels, column covers, and exterior building systems.

Posted: Apr 02, 2021

Roof Hugger Celebrates 30th Anniversary Milestone In 2021

Lutz, FL - Roof Hugger marks its 30th year in business in 2021 as a leading supplier of notched subpurlins used in the metal-over-metal retrofit roofing market. During the past three decades, Roof Huggers have been installed on over 100 million square feet of existing metal roofs, setting the pace in the industry.

Posted: Apr 01, 2021

CornellCookson And Clopay Launch Architect Portal For Overhead Doors And Security Grilles

Mountain Top, PA - CornellCookson, a supplier of closure products for commercial, industrial, institutional and retail applications, and Clopay, an overhead sectional door manufacturer, have launched an intuitive Architect Portal as a design support destination for those specifying commercial rolling doors, sectional doors and security grilles throughout North America.

Posted: Mar 30, 2021

AIA's Architecture Billings Index Reaches Positive Territory

Washington, DC - Continuing the positive momentum of a nearly three-point bump in January, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) reached its first positive mark since February 2020, according to a new report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA).

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