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February 7, 2017 - Weekly News Update

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Projects Honored By Metal Construction Association
mca-gemma.jpgChicago, IL - At its recent Winter Meeting in Weston, FL, the Metal Construction Association (MCA) announced its 2016 Chairman's Awards winners, recognizing the year's most exceptional building projects involving MCA member companies. Awards are based on overall appearance, significance of metal in the project, innovative use of metal, and the role of metal in achieving project objectives. More

Featured Project...Valspar
Metal Roof Fits The Aesthetic Of Country Home
Indiana - The building blocks of success are built on strong relationships, and so is Marvin Ramer's new home. When the owner of Ramco Supply in Indiana set out to build a new home, he tapped into his network to make it happen. A veteran in the business, Ramer knew he wanted his new home to don a metal roof. The system he chose features a long-lasting paint finish by Valspar. More

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ABC Names General Manager Of Atlantic Division
mark-van-dyken.jpgCharlotte, NC - American Buildings Company (ABC) announces that Mark Van Dyken has been appointed General Manager of ABC - Atlantic Division. He brings more than 25 years of experience to this position. More

Featured Project...Star Building Systems
Retail Facility Created With Metal Building Systems
Port Arthur, TX - The Gatherings Shopping Center is a 14,004 sq. ft. multi-purpose building located in Port Arthur, which features steel framing from Star Building Systems. Weather was a challenge during the shopping center's construction. From ground breaking to drying in of this project, the erector and crew had to contend with 108" of rainfall. More

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Metal Building College Capstone Presentation Planned
lee-shoemaker.jpgCleveland, OH - This year's Structures Congress 2017, sponsored by the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society Of Engineers, will include an educational session highlighting a groundbreaking new college capstone program focused on introducing architecture and engineering students to metal building systems design and construction. Metal Building Manufacturers Association Director of Research and Engineering W. Lee Shoemaker, Ph.D, PE, will serve as moderator. Structures Congress 2017 will be held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO, April 6-8. More

Columnist...Jeff Alexander
Innovation Brings New Coatings To Life
Jeff-Alexander "Today, everything seems to claim 'innovation' on the label - from the cell phone we choose to the car we drive, and even some of the food we eat," writes Jeff Alexander of Valspar in his newest column on DesignandBuildwithMetal.com. "They all tout innovation. But what makes something truly innovative - new, ground-breaking and inventive? In the architectural coating manufacturing industry, it all comes down to the properties of a product and what benefits or services it can provide to the end user." More

January 2017 Contractor Edition Ezine
january-2017-ezine.jpg DesignandBuildwithMetal's January 2017 Contractor Edition ezine is now ready for viewing. This issue highlights a number of interesting articles, including the cover story focusing on a Texas contractor who topped his home with a metal roof, and an article about a Kansas builder who uses big custom doors for all his ag projects. 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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