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February 28, 2017 - Weekly News Update

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Seven New PAC-CLAD Colors Enhance Design Options
petersen-pac-clad-new-colors.jpgElk Grove Village, IL - Petersen's wide range of available colors for its metal roofing and wall panels now includes seven new PAC-CLAD finishes, increasing the company's already vast color spectrum to 45. The seven new colors are made from a 70% PVDF Kynar formula manufactured by Valspar. More

Featured Project...Metl-Span
Career Center Expansion Features Insulated Panels 
Lima, OH - The renovation and expansion of the Apollo Career Center in Lima was necessary because of steady student body growth since the facility opened in the 1970s. Metl-Span insulated metal panels were an important component in updating the look of the facility and helped the project apply for LEED Gold status. More

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New LEED v4 Brochure Available From RHEINZINK
rheinzink-leedv4-brochure.jpgWoburn, MA - RHEINZINK America has announced the availability of a new online brochure for LEED v4. LEED v4 is the newest version of the international standard for high-performance green buildings as developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. More

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MRA Has New Executive Director, Offers IRE Seminar
renee-ramey.jpgLongview, WA - The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) announces the appointment of Renee Ramey as the organization's new Executive Director. Ramey replaces Bill Hippard, who has retired. Ramey will be responsible for the daily management of the MRA's ongoing North American marketing program to increase metal roofing's residential market share. The group also announces a free March 2 seminar that it is offering during the 2017 International Roofing Expo (IRE) in Las Vegas. More

Featured Project...PPG
Metal Coatings Featured On Mammoth Residential Tower
New York, NY - For nearly 50 years, Duranar® coatings by PPG have protected and beautified famous structures such as the Louvre Pyramid, so it is fitting that the product was specified on 432 Park Avenue in New York, which opened in 2016 as the tallest residential tower in the world. More

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ABC Adds Icon Contractors To Network Of Builders
American-Buildings-logoEufaula, AL - American Buildings Company (ABC), a leading domestic and international manufacturer and marketer of high-quality metal building systems for industrial, commercial, and institutional construction markets, announces the addition of Icon Contractors LLC of Bridge City, Louisiana to its national network of Builders. More

Columnist...Jeff Alexander
Custom Coatings Play Key Role In Iconic Structures
Jeff-Alexander"Color in architecture is bigger than ever, and there's a strong 'why' behind that choice. Color carries emotion, and for businesses, choosing the right color can directly help sell products and services, and truly inspire visitors of a building," writes Jeff Alexander of Valspar Corporation in his new column on DesignandBuildwithMetal.com. "Today, there are endless amounts of color options provided by coating manufacturers, and a large amount of research goes into the development of new coating colors." Check out three noteworthy projects that used custom coatings in significant ways. More

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New Cold-Formed Steel Research Reports Published
AISI-logoWashington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute has published three new cold-formed steel framing research reports: RP15-3: Advancing Seismic Simulation of Cold-Formed Steel Framed Buildings, RP17-1: Experimental Study on System Reliability of Cold-Formed Steel Roof Trusses, and RP17-2: Monotonic and Cyclic Response of Single Shear Cold-Formed Steel-to-Steel and Sheathing-to-Steel Connections. More

February 2017 Architect Edition Ezine
february-2017-ezine.jpg DesignandBuildwithMetal's February 2017 Architect Edition ezine is now ready for viewing. You'll find truly unique projects and clever metal construction product applications in this month's issue, all chosen with design professionals in mind. This ezine is free to read and requires no login to access! To view, click the link below or the image at the left.
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