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Grabber fasteners have been making professionals more productive and profitable for over 50 years. Investing in Grabber products means you can expect less material waste, greater worker productivity and fewer tasks that run up labor costs.

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The Raymond Group was founded in 1936, and for the past 37 years, we have been a member of AWCI. For us, AWCI has been a terrific resource for education, technical knowledge and organizational support. It has been an honor to serve AWCI in different capacities, and I am excited to serve as your […]


Guess what? “Triple S” (also known as S.S. Saucerman) has returned as one of our writers. Mr. S provided us with many feature articles—both informative and often humorous—over the past decades, but he took a break from writing after retiring from commercial construction. He then focused on his many other hobbies, which include incredible […]

L&W Supply Acquires Killingly Building Products

L&W Supply Corporation has completed the acquisition of Killingly Building Products with locations in Dayville, Conn., and Providence, R.I. This acquisition is L&W Supply’s first in Rhode Island.      The team with Killingly Building Products will join the L&W Supply team as part of this acquisition, providing a seamless transition for existing customers. […]

Saint-Gobain Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Building Products of Canada Corp.

Saint-Gobain has entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Building Products of Canada Corp., a privately owned manufacturer of residential roofing shingles and wood fiber insulation panels in Canada, for C$1,325 million (approximately €925 million) in cash. The acquisition complements CertainTeed Canada’s existing operations and leadership in Interior Solutions (gypsum, insulation, ceilings). […]

New Addition to the ASCE/SEI 7-22 Standard Protects Buildings from a 500-year Flood Event

The American Society of Civil Engineers released a new update to their most widely used standard today, ASCE/SEI 7-22 Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Building and Other Structures. As the increasing frequency of severe storms puts strain on communities across the globe, the design standard’s new flood load provisions will protect against […]

NAHB Debuts New Index for Multifamily Activity

The National Association of Home Builders redesigned its Multifamily Market Survey in the first quarter of 2023 to make it easier to interpret and more similar to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index for single-family housing. The MMS produces two separate indices. The Multifamily Production Index had a reading of 50 for the first […]

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Decreases Again in May

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released the May 2023 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry. The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $1 trillion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the […]

ABI Reflects Continued Weakness in Business Conditions in April

Architecture firms reported a modest decrease in April billings. However, there was a slight increase in inquiries into future project activity according to a report released May 24 from The American Institute of Architects.      The billings score for March decreased from 50.4 in March to 48.5 in April (any score below 50 […]