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    • Win a $1,000 Gift Card in Metal Prep’s “Prime All the Time” Sweepstakes July 28, 2014Now through Oct. 15, 2014, Metal Prep is sponsoring a sweepstakes for a $1,000 Best Buy gift card. Spend it on a new entertainment system, appliances or anything else – it’s up to you! Entry is simple and free, although a bonus chance to win comes with a twist.

 A Metal Prep collectible card is inserted into every issue of Rural ...

    • 2014 winners of the Rural Builder Gold Key of Excellence Award July 8, 2014RB0714CVR-220x300It is with great pride that we introduce this year’s winners of the annual Rural Builder Gold Key of Excellence. For the past 32 years, Rural Builder has sponsored this award, relying on the results of a ballot process that allows builders in the rural industry to tell us which companies provide the best products ...
    • MBCI launches new customer-centric website September 29, 2014HOUSTON –  MBCI recently launched its new website at www.mbci.com. The new, responsive site is designed with the contractor, architect and specification writing professionals in mind and showcases a number of innovative features. It is compatible and easily navigable via computer, tablet and mobile devices. Bill Coleman, president of MBCI, said the organization wanted to improve ...
    • Hydronic Radiant Floor Heat 101 September 25, 2014With the popularity of radiant floor heat and sales rising each year, more and more concrete contractors and general contractors are selling radiant floor heating systems with their projects. This article explains the key points of radiant floor heat and gives you the confidence to start including radiant floor heat in your projects. What are the ...
    • HotEdge announces new ownership September 25, 2014 – A leading innovator in the design and manufacture of roof ice melt systems has formally introduced its new ownership. HotEdge LLC announces the company’s acquisition by Andrew Elson, who will manage strategy and day-to-day operations of the five year old company. As both an entrepreneur and practicing attorney in Colorado, Elson said he ...

    • Are you ready to roll your own? Metal roofing panels, that is. May 29, 2014WEB-low-res-1-MR0714COVERMore and more roofing contractors these days are answering “yes” to that question. Manufacturing independence, waste management, shipping considerations and other factors paint a compelling case for contractors looking to buy a roll former and produce their own panels. But it’s not that simple — additional manufacturing costs, employee training, warehousing and a different set ...
    • MBCI launches new customer-centric website September 29, 2014HOUSTON –  MBCI recently launched its new website at www.mbci.com. The new, responsive site is designed with the contractor, architect and specification writing professionals in mind and showcases a number of innovative features. It is compatible and easily navigable via computer, tablet and mobile devices. Bill Coleman, president of MBCI, said the organization wanted to improve ...
    • HotEdge announces new ownership September 25, 2014 – A leading innovator in the design and manufacture of roof ice melt systems has formally introduced its new ownership. HotEdge LLC announces the company’s acquisition by Andrew Elson, who will manage strategy and day-to-day operations of the five year old company. As both an entrepreneur and practicing attorney in Colorado, Elson said he ...
    • Mill Steel Co. strengthens executive staff, reorganizes sales management team September 25, 2014GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- Mill Steel Co., an industry-leading flatrolled steel service center, announced today three promotions-consistent with the company’s commitment to build and maintain its dynamic executive and management teams, in support of an expanding presence in the marketplace. Rob Vella, formerly Corporate Operations Manager, has been appointed to Vice President of Operations. Having grown up ...
     

    • NFBA 2013 Buildings of the Year announced April 15, 2014CVR-FN0414 The National Frame Building Association has presented its Building of the Year Awards at the annual National Frame Building Expo in Nashville on March 6. The 2013 contest inaugurated two divisions for the award entries: the Experts Division (for companies with $0–6 million in annual gross volume) and the Masters Division (for companies with $6+ million ...
    • MBCI launches new customer-centric website September 29, 2014HOUSTON –  MBCI recently launched its new website at www.mbci.com. The new, responsive site is designed with the contractor, architect and specification writing professionals in mind and showcases a number of innovative features. It is compatible and easily navigable via computer, tablet and mobile devices. Bill Coleman, president of MBCI, said the organization wanted to improve ...
    • Hydronic Radiant Floor Heat 101 September 25, 2014With the popularity of radiant floor heat and sales rising each year, more and more concrete contractors and general contractors are selling radiant floor heating systems with their projects. This article explains the key points of radiant floor heat and gives you the confidence to start including radiant floor heat in your projects. What are the ...
    • HotEdge announces new ownership September 25, 2014 – A leading innovator in the design and manufacture of roof ice melt systems has formally introduced its new ownership. HotEdge LLC announces the company’s acquisition by Andrew Elson, who will manage strategy and day-to-day operations of the five year old company. As both an entrepreneur and practicing attorney in Colorado, Elson said he ...
     

    • Classic look of bare metal October 3, 2013CVR-GO-1013- By Mark Ward Sr. -  Natural beauty comes forth in zinc, copper, others. -Seamless gutters became popular 50 years ago when chemists finally developed flexible vinyl paints that could be applied to aluminum and then rolled and stamped right along with the underlying metal. Yet unpainted gutters — primarily those made of copper or zinc ...
    • New features and highlights at 2014 METALCON September 6, 2014METALCON is only weeks away and excitement is building about the many new ideas and opportunities it offers. The event is in Denver for the first time, its new education format combines classroom and exhibit hall sessions, interactive roofing competitions keep the action going in the exhibit hall, and the line-up of exhibitors and products ...
    • The Hercules Coil Tipper makes fast work of coil handling July 9, 2014Invert and load coil safely and inexpensively with the Hercules Coil Tipper from Fall River Seamless. Easy to use, the Hercules stabilizes and tips up to 30-inch coil in seconds, while your own forklift does the heavy lifting. Hercules will handle up to 3,000 pounds and comes with built-in forklift pockets for portability. These units are ...
    • Unique Gutter Manufacturer April 1, 2014By Sharon Glorioso Hard work, motivation and superior products are what keep this company profitable. Back in 1991, after getting laid off by a large commercial construction company, Dave Garrety went to work for a friend who ran his own gutter business. “I was out of work and one of my friends told me in the ...