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November 25, 2020 - Weekly News Update

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Featured Article: Wood's Powr-Grip
Safer And More Efficient Handling Of Insulated Panels   
woods-powr-grip-handling "The benefits of using lifting equipment to handle insulated metal panels (IMPs) are abundant, and IMP installers who have employed lifters can point to a range of reasons why to use the machines," writes Dan Page of Wood's Powr-Grip. 'What follows is how using a lifter specifically impacts a couple of IMP-handling tasks." More 
Featured Columnist: Kathi Miller
Explaining The Differences Between PVDF Coatings    
kathi-miller "The paint used to coat metal roofing and siding panels has three basic components: pigment, which creates the color; solvent, which helps to dissolve the pigment; and binder or resin, which acts like the glue to hold everything together," explains Kathi Miller, Architectural National Accounts, McElroy Metal. In a very informative  column posted this week on  DesignandBuildwithMetal.com, Miller explains what makes standard, premium and metallic PVDF formulations different from one another, and how those differences ultimately affect the price of a metal roofing or wall project. More 
Featured Product Sheet
GSSI's MB-10A Sealant Tape Product Sheet details the product advantages of the company's premier elastomeric butyl rubber sealant. Installation and testing are also covered in the two-page PDF Product Sheet. Click here or on the image at the right to download. 
Featured Project: ATAS International
Award-Winning Residence Topped With Metal Roofing 
Freeport, NY - Freeport is a village in the town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, on the South Shore of Long Island. A settlement since the 1640s, it was once an oystering community and later a resort popular with the New York City theater community. A homeowner in Freeport recently chose ATAS' Techo Tile and PC System for the roof on her new residence. More

Industry News:
New TFC Guide Covers Retrofit Framing Attachment     
tfc-selection-guide Pittsburgh, PA - Triangle Fastener Corporation has announced the release of their new Fastener Selection Guide for Retrofit Framing Attachment, which provides fastening solutions for replacement or recovering of walls and roofs. More 
Featured Project: Laminators Inc.
ACM Cladding Adds To Apartment's Upscale Vibe  
Irvine, CA - There are worse things than being stuck at home during a pandemic, especially for the residents of Elements, a luxury Garden Communities development in Irvine. Decidedly upscale, the high-end apartment complex looks inviting too. Among the products utilized to give it an appearance worthy of its amenities were Omega-Lite ACM panels from Laminators Inc. of Hatfield, PA. More

Industry News:
MBMA Offers Prepainted Metals Continuing Ed Course   
mbma-logo Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) and the National Coil Coating Association (NCCA) have released a new continuing education course titled, "Creative Building Solutions with Prepainted Metal Panels". More 
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John Garvey, sales (for media kit), 847-752-8018 johng@designandbuildwithmetal.com
                Bob Fittro, editorial, 567-207-2255 bobf@designandbuildwithmetal.com
Shawn Zuver, editorial, 567-208-9597 shawnz@designandbuildwithmetal.com   

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