Steel groups join to halt wood’s gains

Sep 12, 2013 | 04:49 PM | Jo Isenberg-O’Loughlin

Tags  steel framing, coalition, construction, competitive materials, Lawrence Kavanagh, Robert Wills, Steel Stud Manufacturers Association, Steel Framing Industry Association Certified Steel Stud Association

NEW YORK — Four trade associations representing the steel stud sector are teaming up to counter recent inroads by the wood and masonry industries in the mid-rise construction market.

Meeting last week to forge a plan to collaborate on research, code advocacy and promotion of the cold-formed steel framing industry were representatives from the Steel Stud Manufacturers Association, Chicago; the Steel Framing Industry Association, Washington; the Certified Steel Stud Association, New York; and the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the Washington-based American Iron and Steel Institute.....

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