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Mini & Self Storage Articles by BETCO Buildings:

Simply put, it comes down to income versus expenses. As long as there is more money coming in than there is going out, one can stay in business and hopefully prosper. While self-storage, like any other business venture, must adhere to this same economic formula, there are differences peculiar to our business that need to be understood in order to succeed.

Articles by BETCO Buildings:

PRESS RELEASE: Kingspan Net Zero Milestones
Kingspan Celebrates Beating Net Zero Energy Targets

PRESS RELEASE: MCA Honors Eight Outstanding Building Projects
MCA Honors Eight Outstanding Building Projects
2016 Chairman’s Award Winners Announced

PRESS RELEASE: Curves Accentuate a Prototype's Changes
Curves Accentuate a Prototype's Changes

PRESS RELEASE: TUBOS Is Added to the Duro-Last Product Line
TUBOS Is Added to the Duro-Last Product Line

TIPS: Proper Erection of a Self-Storage Building
Anyone who is in the self-storage business knows that more often than not, getting into it is a learning experience. It's the nature of the business. People from all walks of life become owners and their reasons for taking the plunge are as varied as the personalities of the tenants that they serve.

Now is a Good Time to Invest in Self-Storage
Conventional wisdom has taught those in the self-storage business that while the business isn't recession proof, it has always been recession-resistant. But all bets are off these days. Self-storage is feeling the residue of the current downturn for two reasons: 1) Getting financing is much more difficult, and 2) most people seem to have a passive, "wait-and-see" attitude toward the economy.

The Value of a Single-Source Manufacturer
It's a fact is most people who get into the self-storage business are neophytes who have little, if any, knowledge or experience in the business and in some cases don't want to become experts in self-storage. Different people have different motivations for getting into the business. Some view self-storage as a secondary investment, others view self-storage as a way of generating additional income after retirement.

Refurbishing Self Storage to Maintain Leadership
When Thomas I. Shields, Sr. observed the existing self-storage situation in the Waynesboro, Virginia area back in 1975, he liked what he saw. Why? There were no serious competitors. In fact, he would be the first developer of this new concept not only in his local area but also in the surrounding region.

How Self Storage Site Layout & Unit Mix Affect Profitability
The success of any business is a matter of economics. Simply put, it comes down to income versus expenses. As long as there is more money coming in than there is going out, one can stay in business and hopefully prosper. While self-storage, like any other business venture, must adhere to this same economic formula, there are differences peculiar to our business that need to be understood in order to succeed.

MetalMag - The magazine for the metal construction professional

There is a big focus today on energy and going green. We all hear about things like energy savings, cool roofing and recyclability. You can see it everywhere--from your local grocery store, to large manufacturing companies.

Articles by MetalMag:

RETAIL: The Whole Picture
Metal Shines on an Organic Grocery Store

FIELD TECHNIQUE: Trending Toward Efficiency
The On-Site Rollforming Evolution

Metal Wrap
A Remodeled Home is Encased in Metal

FIELD TECHNIQUES: The Solar Equation
Available Solar Technology + ROI = Results

Capitalizing on the Green Economy
Incentives Abound for Sustainable Construction and Retrofit

FIELD TECHNIQUE: Winds of Change
Methods for Verifying Wind Resistance Continue to Evolve

RESIDENTIAL: A Modern Treehouse
Modernist Home in the Woods Reflects Nature

Government Construction Outlook
Eyes turn to stimulus act to bolster construction spending

BUILDING GREEN: Sweet Arrangement
A manufacturing facility's switch to solar power provides a fruitful energy harvest

FIELD TECHNIQUE: Re-Covering With Metal
Codes and industry recommendations provide guidance to roofing professionals.

FIELD TECHNIQUE: No Maintain, No Gain
Proper maintenance is vital to the long-term performance of metal-clad buildings.

FIELD TECHNIQUE: Combating Corrosion
Identifying Metal-Roofing Fasteners For Use In ACQ-Treated Lumber

FIELD TECHNIQUE: Second Line of Defense
Synthetic Roof Underlayments Stand Out As Secondary Water Barriers

FIELD TECHNIQUE: Roof In The Wind
Metal Roof Systems Can Weather The Storm

It Takes A Village
Metal Wall and Roof Panels Transform A Crisis Center Into a Community of Hope

FIELD TECHNIQUE: Watch The Washer
How to Identify a Quality Washer and Why It Matters

FIELD TECHNIQUE: Reflectivity and Emissivity
It's Important to Understand How Metal Roofs Impact Energy Efficiency

Raising the Steaks
Japanese Steakhouse Dazzles Diners With Metal

FIELD TECHNIQUE: Take It From The Top
Considerations for Metal Roof Systems.

FIELD TECHNIQUES: SLIDING SNOW
Are your customers' buildings prepared?

Focus on Efficiency
Building With Steel Can Save Time and Money

Cool Metal Roofing
It's A Wise Choice Amidst Strong Winds of Change

FIELD TECHNIQUES: UVC Energy
Keeping HVAC Systems and Buildings Healthy with UVC Technology

FIELD TECHNIQUE: Roosting on Rooftops
Protecting HVAC Systems from Bird Droppings and the Spread of Disease

FIELD TECHNIQUES: A Good Source
MCA's Metal-Forming Equipment Council Makes Manufacturing Better

FIELD TECHNIQUES: 40 Billion Reasons
Marrying Metal Roof Systems with Thin-Film Photovoltaic Cells

FIELD TECHNIQUES: Creating Savings With Solar
Examining the Benefits of Transpired Solar Collectors

FIELD TECHNIQUES: A Complex Phenomenon
Dynamic wind-uplift performance of composite metal roof assemblies.

Hurricane Hunters
RICOWI reports about prefab roof performance during Charley and Ivan

Metal and the Military
A look at pre-engineered, prefabricated metal construction in Southwest Asia

Cost Segregation Studies
Creating rapid prefab depreciation results

FIELD TECHNIQUE: Reroofing Decisions
Options homeowners need to consider.

FIELD TECHNIQUE: A Tested Edge
Choosing performance tested roof edge systems

FIELD TECHNIQUES - A Closer Look
Reviewing NFBA's Post-Frame Construction Tolerances Document (Part 2 of 2)

FIELD TECHNIQUES - Why Didn't I Think Of That?
Retrofit framing structures over new flat roofs.

FIELD TECHNIQUES - Behind The Scenes
Details about developing NFBA's post-frame construction tolerances document.

FIELD TECHNIQUES - Learning New Rules
California Builders Address New State Energy Code

FIELD TECHNIQUES - The Power of Copper
Copper has apparent antimicrobial properties in HVAC systems.

FIELD TECHNIQUES - 10 Big Ones
Mistakes contractors make on construction projects.

FIELD TECHNIQUES - Retrofit Roof Solutions
Fixing Problem R-Panel Metal Roof Systems

FIELD TECHNIQUES - Painted Metal Roofing: The Importance of Proper Touch-Up

FIELD TECHNIQUES - What To Ask - For Roofs That Last
Helping building owners make educated roofing selections.

FIELD TECHNIQUES - Quantifying Environmental Impacts
Life-Cycle Assessment of Hot-Dip Galvanizing Compared with Paint

FIELD TIP - 5 Steps for Ensuring a Weathertight Roof
The metal roofing industry is making great strides in developing installation methods that provide for weathertight, durable, low maintenance systems that will endure for decades.

FIELD TIP - Are You Sure Your Onsite Roll Forming Equipment Is Certified?
Typically, an onsite roll former purchased by a contractor comes with a UL Certificate obtained by the manufacturer.

Metal Roofing from A (Aluminum) to Z (Zinc) - Part V
Profiles and Profiling Equipment

FIELD TIP - How To Survive and Prosper In The Erection Business
When asked by the publisher to write this column, I decided to deal with the legal aspects of the business in order to benefit experienced and newer erection companies, as well as general contractors. In the process I will refer to some techniques as they relate to liabilities.

Legal Insurance: A New Way To Hire An Attorney
Sometimes you know you need an attorney. If you're party to a lawsuit, forming a business, or charged with a criminal offense, chances are you'll seek out a legal professional to represent you.

Fall Protection In The Steel Erection Industry
This is the story of Brian Snipes, an ironworker from Colorado who I met at a major project for Intel this year.

Emergency Planning: Are Your Jobsites In Compliance
Emergency planning is a compliance requirement often overlooked or inadequately addressed by most contractors.

FIELD TIP - Things Are HEATING UP with COOL Roofs
A presentation from the NCCA (National Coil Coating Association) Conference in Chicago, October 2001

FIELD TIP - The Temperature of Color - The Rest Of The Story
Reflectance plays a key role in determining an object’s heat build up under the sun in both the visible region of the solar spectrum and in the invisible infrared.

FIELD TIP - New Coating For Cool Metal Roofs
Solutions to these challenges have been worked on for years by government and by members of our industry.

FIELD TIP - Handling and Storing Coil and Cut-to-Length Steel
If not handled and stored properly, prepainted and/or bare steel coil and cut-to-length sheets are subject to premature corrosion failures before installation.

FIELD TIP - Providing Suitable Attic Ventilation
Proper ventilation ensures a cooler attic in warm climates and a dryer attic in cold, wet climates.

Fasteners for Metal in Construction
Manufacturers focus on corrosion, resistance, color matching and technical assistance.

Hiring a Qualified Erector
A competent erector is key to the successful completion of any metal building or roof construction project. The thousands of buildings that perform satisfactorily attest to that fact.

Wall Panels to the Rescue
American, Blue, Cheddar, Feta, Gouda, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Ricotta, and Swiss—the alphabet of cheeses can make your mouth water! While the average American has been known to consume 29 pounds of cheese in a year, few of them consider the process that delivers cheese to their doors.

Meeting the Needs of the General Contractor
One of the main challenges for erectors is building strong relationships with general contractors. The general’s job is to make sure that the project is successful and the owner is satisfied. Thus when it comes to the core structure or exterior of the building, the general contractor needs an erector who is up to the task.

Employer / Subcontractor Relations - Managing Risks and Advancing Safety
For years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has adopted an enforcement approach that creates tension between employers, general contractors and subcontractors. Until OSHA strikes, companies give little thought to such critical issues...

Is Design-Build Good for Metal Contractors?
The last two decades have seen a dramatic shift in how the construction industry approaches project delivery. Design-bid-build was once the norm, now owners in both public and private sectors are evaluating alternative project delivery systems like design-build.

The Importance of "As-Installed" Insulation R-Values
The technical advances and product innovations in many areas of the construction industry during the past decade are truly incredible. But as a result of this remarkable progress, some segments of the industry are falling behind and need to catch up. One of those lagging areas in metal building construction is the complex, technical process of specifying the thermal envelope for metal building systems.

A Primer on Building Codes for Metal Roofing
Metal roofing solutions have been regulated by a variety of building codes. It's easy to get overwhelmed. Historically, geography-based roofing codes have been developed in response to specific local, regional, or national concerns. The net result has been a complex mix of regulations that make it difficult for even the most conscientious building designer.

Choosing the Right Roof Curb
Because roof curbs have become such a common accessory for standing seam roofs, it is essential that they too perform leak-free for 20 years. This requires building designers and roofing contractors to make some important decisions about the roof curbs they use.

Industry Faces Uncertainty over Perimeter Joint Testing
No code issue in recent history has been more hotly debated than the issue of perimeter joint testing. Manufacturers, engineers, building officials, independent consultants - everyone has an opinion, and not many can find room to agree.

Why you need Employee Drug Testing
According to the Drug-Free Workplace Act, 47% of workplace accidents are drug or alcohol related. If you don't have a substance abuse policy and drug testing/screening program in place, consult your attorney immediately and get one in place as soon as possible. Your business, and your conscience, will be much better off.

Green Building - Detroit Lions
New facility for Detroit Lions is LEED certified and metal savvy

Safety Corner - Safety Issues for Municipal Projects
Municipal projects present rather unique safety concerns for contractors. Here are recommendations for addressing some of the most important issues relevant to these projects.

Field Techniques - Snow Retention Systems
In areas prone to heavy snowfall, building and roof designs should consider how to handle this natural phenomenon. Several factors pour into this process.

How Safety Reduced one Company's Insurance Rates
As members of one of the most dangerous trades, steel erectors deal daily with the treat of injury and death. This has not gone unnoticed by insurance companies, who have consistently charged higher premiums for erectors.

The Business Side of Safety
Many clients have asked me at some point, "how can I lower my cost of insurance?" While my answer is always multi-faceted, I believe the first step is to understand the basics of how insurance works.

Reader Submissions - Articles, news and press releases related to steel & metal buildings

When Suburban Bank and Trust (SBT), headquartered in Elmhurst, IL, bought a small building for a new branch location the primary challenge was to give it an identity more fitting with the SBT style. The structure was built in the 1970s and needed more than just a new face...

Articles by Reader Submission:

PRESS RELEASE: A Landmark Library for the Downtown Seattle Community
A Landmark Library for the Downtown Seattle Community

LAW 100 X - High Carbon Steel with Excellent Properties
LAW 100 X (~1095) is a lead-free hardenable carbon steel of the last generation

PRESS RELEASE: Bowling Entertainment Center Invites Customers with Sophisticated Curved Art Form
Bowling Entertainment Center Invites Customers with Sophisticated Curved Art Form

PRESS RELEASE: MCA Announces Triumph Awards Winners
MCA ANNOUNCES TRIUMPH AWARDS WINNERS The Best of The Metal Construction Industry

PRESS RELEASE: An Industrial Feel for Community College Science Center
An Industrial Feel for Community College Science Center

PRESS RELEASE: An Office Renovation with a Dimensional Flutter Wall
An Office Renovation with a Dimensional Flutter Wall

PRESS RELEASE: RESULTS ARE IN: 2016 MCA Metal Roofing Championship Games
RESULTS ARE IN: 2016 MCA Metal Roofing Championship Games

PRESS RELEASE: Church Campus Connects with Nature Through Curves
Church Campus Connects with Nature Through Curves

PRESS RELEASE: Transitioning an Expanded Space with Metal
Transitioning an Expanded Space with Metal

PRESS RELEASE: Bringing Together Hi-Tech Natural Materials for an Armed Forces Medical Center
Bringing Together Hi-Tech Natural Materials for an Armed Forces Medical Center

PRESS RELEASE: Trend Watch 2016
Trend Watch 2016: Top 11 Drivers for the Construction Industry

PRESS RELEASE: Market Forecast
MARKET FORCAST: NONRESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION WILL REBOUND FULLY IN 2017. 20 HOT GROWTH SPOTS TO WATCH

PRESS RELEASE: Make an Old Building New Again
MAKE AN OLD BUILDING NEW AGAIN: New Retrofit “Microsite” Now Available From Metal Construction Association

PRESS RELEASE: Clemson Pride Shines with Metal Panels
Clemson Pride Shines with Metal Panels

PRESS RELEASE: MCA Accepting Nominations for Triumph Awards
MCA ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR TRIUMPH AWARDS - Celebrating The Best Of The Metal Construction Industry

PRESS RELEASE: Contractors Can Get Training From MCA
Raise the Roof: Contractors Can Get Training on Metal Roofing Installation from MCA

PRESS RELEASE: Free Insulated Metal Panel Kit
Free Insulated Metal Panel Kit Available on New Webpages from the Metal Construction Association

PRESS RELEASE: Flex-C Trac: Tested & Proven for a Construction Team
Flex-C Trac: Tested and Proven for a Construction Team

PRESS RELEASE: A Spectacular Streetscape for a Hotel and Office Building

PRESS RELEASE: MCA Welcomes Four New Member Companies
The Metal Construction Association Welcomes Four New Member Companies

PRESS RELEASE: MCA Enhances Technical Resources Section in Website
MCA Enhances Technical Resources Section in Website

PRESS RELEASE: MCA Provides Roofing Installation Manual & Online Exam
MCA Provides Roofing Installation Manual & Online Exam

PRESS RELEASE: MCA Elects 2016 Officers & Board of Directors at Annual Meeting
Metal Construction Association Elects 2016 Officers and Board of Directors at Annual Meeting

PRESS RELEASE: Custom and Clean for New York Housing Project
Custom and Clean for New York Housing Project

PRESS RELEASE: MCA Honors Three Outstanding Achievers
MCA Honors Three Outstanding Achievers in the Metal Construction Industry

PRESS RELEASE: MCA PUBLISHES MCM SPECIFICATIONS GUIDES
MCA PUBLISHES MCM SPECIFICATIONS GUIDES - Two New Guides Are Available for Download on Metalconstruction.org

PRESS RELEASE: Metal Roofing Seaming Guide Available From MCA
Metal Roofing Seaming Guide Available From MCA

PRESS RELEASE: CIDAN Machinery Joins The MCA
CIDAN Machinery Joins The Metal Construction Association

PRESS RELEASE: Landmark Design for Edmonton Library
Landmark Design for Edmonton Library

PRESS RELEASE: Providing a Single-source Solution for a Milwaukee Airport
Providing a Single-source Solution for a Milwaukee Airport

PRESS RELEASE: Architectural Scholarship Winner Named by Flex-Ability Concepts
Architectural Scholarship Winner Named by Flex-Ability Concepts

PRESS RELEASE: METALCON Show Director Claire Kilcoyne Receives Industry Honor
Show Director Claire Kilcoyne Receives Industry Honor

PRESS RELEASE: Five New Companies Join the MCA
Five New Companies Join The Metal Construction Association

PRESS RELEASE: High-Tech Headquarters for Iowa Software Company
High-Tech Headquarters for Iowa Software Company

PRESS RELEASE: METALCON Marks its 25th Anniversary with a Huge Success
METALCON Marks its 25th Anniversary with a Huge Success

PRESS RELEASE: Distributor Locator Added to Website
Distributor Locator Added to Website

PRESS RELEASE: MCA Establishes Triumph Awards
MCA ESTABLISHES TRIUMPH AWARDS DESIGNED TO CELEBRATE THE MANY CHAMPIONS OF THE METAL CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

PRESS RELEASE: Renovating, Expanding & Streamlining: All with a New Look
Renovating, Expanding and Streamlining: All with a New Look

PRESS RELEASE: Eight Building Projects Honored with MCA's 2015 Chairman's Awards
Eight Building Projects Honored with MCA's 2015 Chairman's Awards

PRESS RELEASE: Metal Roof Service Life 60+ Years
Metal Roof Service Life 60+ Years

PRESS RELEASE: METALCON Preview
METALCON Preview

PRESS RELEASE: METALCON Gives Back to the Community
METALCON Gives Back to the Community Helping Tampa Area Veterans

PRESS RELEASE: MCA Expands Offerings at METALCON
MCA EXPANDS OFFERINGS AT METALCON INCLUDES NEW EDUCATIONAL THEATER AND BOOTH DISPLAYS, CHAIRMAN’S AWARDS & METAL ROOFING CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

METALCON Highlights, Registration

PRESS RELEASE: MCA Announces 2nd Annual METALCON Metal Roof Championship Games
MCA Announces 2nd Annual METALCON Metal Roof Championship Games

PRESS RELEASE: Athena Increases Service Life of Metal Roofing
Athena Increases Service Life of Metal Roofing

PRESS RELEASE: MCA Publishes New Technical Bulletin
MCA Publishes New Technical Bulletin: Fastener Compatibility with Profiled Metal Roof and Wall Panels

PRESS RELEASE: A Dramatic Statement with Dri-Design
A Dramatic Statement with Dri-Design

PRESS RELEASE: MCA Embarks on Three New Research Projects
MCA Embarks on Three New Research Projects

PRESS RELEASE: METALCON’s 2015 Education Program
METALCON’s 2015 Education Program Combines the Best of 25 Years with the Newest Trends for Business Success


Red Mc Connohie - Inventor RoofHugger.com

Converting conventional flat roofs to metal sloped roofs & metal over existing ribbed roofs. Roof technology has run the gamut from caves through palm fronds, thatched, sod, shingle, tile, built up tar and gravel and now metal alloys.

Articles by Red Mc Connohie / RoofHugger.com:

PRESS RELEASE: Red's Passing
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of D.V. “Red” McConnohie, the inventor of the Roof Hugger and a leader in the Steel Building Industry.

Retro - Fitting Over Existing Roofs
Converting Conventional Flat Roof to Metal Sloped Roofs and Metal Over Existing Ribbed Metal Sloped Roofs

To Answer Your Questions
Sept. 5, 2000 to John Wyatt, BNP.

New Patent Issued for "Air Cooled" Residential Metal Roof Application
John Cooper of California, devised an answer to the power starved State of California that reduces homeowners heating and cooling costs.

Roof Retro-Fit Case Study
Roof Retro-Fit Case Study

2 Billion $$$ A Year?
2 Billion $$$ a year? Is this enough to deserve your undivided attention?

GREEN BUILDINGS
"GREEN BUILDINGS" The new "buzzword" being bandied about in our trade like "low carb" menus in fast food emporiums.

Statewide Roofer "FINDS" over a Million!
In these times of dwindling new construction in a nervous economy, a company needs to find new sources and new ways of keeping it's bottom line profit intact.

Thanksgiving - Plus!
Thanks for my many wonderful friends!!! And, we can all be thankful for the privilege of our life in the twentieth century.

Selecting Your Contractor, Erector or Manufacturer, Part 2
DON'T SWEAT THE DETAILS. WHY? Because experts and building code officials have set standards over the past hundred years that MUST be met by any and all legitimate suppliers of structures and components.

NOAH - A Comical Short Story.
It is the year 2002 and Noah lives in the United States…

How to Select a Contractor, Erector and Manufacturer.
A popular question in which Red uses his 42 years of Pre-Engineered Steel Structure experience to provide an answer.

Have you tried the 'new roofing market'?
Some 18 months ago we were called upon for a quote on Roof Huggers for a retro-fit application designed and spec'd. by Law Engineering Co. of Tampa, Florida on an 80,000 square foot structure.

Short Story - Knowing is Half the Battle.
One that struck me on our building of a 25,000 s.f. commisary. The erection foreman called me and said the "frames aren't fitting right--they sort of lean to one side"…

"SEEING RED" - Red MC-1 that is…
A new column for MetalBuilding.com by an invited guest to tell the tales and the foibles of 42 years in the dynamic growth industry of Pre-Engineered Steel Construction!

Metal Re-Roof Over Existing Metal Roofs "RETRO-FITTING"
The past requirement for replacing an old, worn out roof by tearing off the old material and "starting over" is no longer a necessity in a vast majority of metal re-roof jobs.


MetalBuilding.com - Industry Related Articles

Over the past few months, the MetalBuilding.com team has been steadily working on traffic building and lead generation for our core Metworker Pro service. There is no doubt that the economy played a major role in the slowing of quote requests being processed by the Metworker lead service, but the recent increase in projects is very strong..

Articles by MetalBuilding.com:

More Building Quotes: Economic Recovery?
Over the past few months, the MetalBuilding.com team has been steadily working on traffic building and lead generation for our core Metworker Pro service. There is no doubt that the economy played a major role in the slowing of quote requests being processed by the Metworker lead service, but the recent increase in projects is very strong, and must be a mix of marketing success and possibly even economic recovery.

NCI to Purchase Star Buildings
On February 21, 2006 it was announced that NCI Building Systems had entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Robertson Ceco Corporation, which would include Star Building Systems.

Metalcon 2003 - An Exhibitor's Eye View
If you've ever done a trade show before, perhaps you can identify with the following. If you've never exhibited previously, beware - it's not always a pretty picture.

How I passed the Jack Miller Seminar on Marketing for the Construction Industry
My mostly true story of the Jack Miller Seminar on Marketing for the Construction Industry. Those of you who have attended one of these seminars can follow along in your manual (page numbers will appear in parentheses).

Here We Grow Again
MetalBuilding.com 2002 in review - a look at the numbers.

Metalcon 2002 - A Conventioneer's Eye View
Ah, Chicago. The city with big shoulders (or is that broad shoulders?). What could be better than Metalcon by day and Chicago by night…

Let's try not to bug each other, okay?
Let's take a look at a few basics about computer viruses and maybe we can try not to infect each other. And if and when we do, let's play nice. Most of us don't do it on purpose…

20 (or so) Questions with the RCI
The Roof Consultants Institute (RCI) is the largest and most web-savvy of all the non-profit organizations we have reviewed here at MetalBuilding.com to date. Judging by their size, many of you are probably already familiar with them. We weren't, so we asked their CEO to field our questions. We learned a lot - and maybe you can too…

Musings 2…
We'd like to welcome a new Bronze sponsor,
STL Building & Erectors, Inc. They're a Star dealer out of Tualatin, Oregon but their reach extends across the country…

20 Questions with the MCA
In March of this year, Mark Engle of Association Management Center (AMC) in Chicago, Illinois assumed the leadership role of the Metal Construction Association (MCA). Amid the chaos of sorting through boxes and educating himself about the MCA and the metal building industry in general, Mark agreed to answer our questions.

Rigid: They'll Grow on You
One of our busy Metworkers here is Rigid Building Systems. We offer this look into how they came about and what they have to offer.

New Jersey Contractor Celebrates 35 Years
Fenton Construction Co. Inc., an industrial and commercial builder of design-build structures in central New Jersey, is celebrating its 35th year in business.

MCA: Under New Management
As of Friday, February 16, the Metal Construction Association is under new management.

Musings…
Some of us Floridians know how to vote! But you, dear reader, are probably not from Florida. Here's a peek at you, with a few words about improvements and an invitation to contribute.

24 Hours at Metalcon International 2000
What is Metalcon? I'll tell you about my first 24 hours there and maybe help you decide whether to come to Vegas next year.

Tin Men: An American Building Tale
D.V. 'Red' McConnohie relates a tale of the birth of American Buildings.

Job Completion Checklist
Some say no project is complete until the paperwork is done. Others view paperwork as a necessary evil or even a waste of time. Today I'd like to present a piece of paper that perhaps both sides can agree to like.

Greetings and Welcome!
Greetings and Welcome! MetalBuilding.com is now open for business. Here's why we're here and what we plan to do.

 



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