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    • 2015 Gold Key voting is now open! March 24, 2015Annually for the past 33 years, Rural Builder has sponsored a contest where builders vote for their favorite suppliers. Companies that receive the most votes receive a Gold Key Award, which allows them bragging rights and special advertising privileges. Winners are announced in our July issue. We are once again launching our balloting process. We’ve created ...

    • Frame Building Expo takes Louisville by storm March 24, 2015April 2015 Frame Building News- By Beth Schaefer – Closed schools across the state. Nine inches of snow. Sub-zero temps. Cancelled flights. Public transportation awry. Unplowed streets and snowed-over sidewalks. That’s right—during the third week of February 2015, the city of Louisville, Kentucky, was eerily empty. So where was everybody? At the Frame Building Expo! Despite Mother Nature’s assaults, the halls of ...
    • MCA working with IBHS on wind test research March 31, 2015In its most recent newsletter, the Metal Construction Association reports that the organization is working with the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) to provide design and materials for roof/building wind-load testing that was scheduled for late March. MCA is part of a major research program looking into the actual roof loading of a ...
    • IMETCO acquires Martin Fireproofing March 26, 2015NORCROSS, Ga. – IMETCO (Innovative Metals Company, Inc.) announced acquiring Martin Fireproofing Corp., a leading manufacturer of specialty metal roof deck systems with a strong reputation for performance in the building envelope arena. Martin Fireproofing will merge with IMETCO, and its products will continue to be sold under the Martin Fireproofing brand name. “This partnership solidifies ...
    • DBCI launches 3000 Series Door for moderate to high-wind loads March 26, 2015Douglasville, GA – Rollup door manufacturer DBCI announces the launch of the new 3000 Series door this April. The 3000 was developed for moderate to high wind loads and is immediately available throughout the U.S. and Canada. The big advantage of the new 3000 series door will be it’s ease of installation. It features a more ...

    • The State Of The Industry: 2015 Looks Bright February 10, 2015Feb_March-MR15-CoverMost involved in the metal roofing industry are optimistic about the year ahead. The metal roofing industry had a positive year in 2014 over 2013 and most professionals in the metal roofing trade are optimistic about 2015 as well. Additionally, the construction industry in general saw growing demand in 2014 as contractors hired more employees and added ...
    • MCA working with IBHS on wind test research March 31, 2015In its most recent newsletter, the Metal Construction Association reports that the organization is working with the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) to provide design and materials for roof/building wind-load testing that was scheduled for late March. MCA is part of a major research program looking into the actual roof loading of a ...
    • IMETCO acquires Martin Fireproofing March 26, 2015NORCROSS, Ga. – IMETCO (Innovative Metals Company, Inc.) announced acquiring Martin Fireproofing Corp., a leading manufacturer of specialty metal roof deck systems with a strong reputation for performance in the building envelope arena. Martin Fireproofing will merge with IMETCO, and its products will continue to be sold under the Martin Fireproofing brand name. “This partnership solidifies ...
    • Metal to the rescue for refugees March 25, 2015Metal once again rises to the occasion with quick and affordable shelters for refugees. The shelters are temporary in nature but allow for use on average of three years as compared to tents that are only good for a few months. The project is a collaboration between the IKEA Foundation and the United Nations High Commissioner for ...
     

    • Connect, learn & discover at the 2015 Frame Building Expo January 20, 2015January 2015 Frame Building News- Ken Gieseke, Chair, NFBA Board of Directors With hopes that you, your coworkers, and your families enjoyed a wonderful holiday, I now join members of the NFBA staff and board of directors in wishing you all a richly satisfying 2015. With the launch of the new year, we know that the 2015 Frame Building Expo ...
    • IMETCO acquires Martin Fireproofing March 26, 2015NORCROSS, Ga. – IMETCO (Innovative Metals Company, Inc.) announced acquiring Martin Fireproofing Corp., a leading manufacturer of specialty metal roof deck systems with a strong reputation for performance in the building envelope arena. Martin Fireproofing will merge with IMETCO, and its products will continue to be sold under the Martin Fireproofing brand name. “This partnership solidifies ...
    • DBCI launches 3000 Series Door for moderate to high-wind loads March 26, 2015Douglasville, GA – Rollup door manufacturer DBCI announces the launch of the new 3000 Series door this April. The 3000 was developed for moderate to high wind loads and is immediately available throughout the U.S. and Canada. The big advantage of the new 3000 series door will be it’s ease of installation. It features a more ...
    • Let it breathe: The importance of ventilation in the wood-framed structure March 26, 2015- By Mark Mullins, Fabral Applications Engineer/Product Training Manager – Ventilation is a critical contributor to the life cycle performance of a building. Pole barns and post-frame buildings can, in many cases, allow moisture to the interior of these buildings, usually caused by the moisture in the ground, contents and the fact that many of these ...
     

    • Keeping Your Gutters Clean October 28, 2014Gutter Opportunities Fall 2014With so many options to choose from, determine what products are best for your project. Clogged gutters causes excess water and can ruin a home’s structure. Backed up gutters can cause major damage including cracked foundations, ice dams, mold, water damage and flooding. All can result in a hefty price tag to fix the problems. The gutter ...
    • Gutter Opportunities Names Top 5 Products Of 2014 February 9, 2015Gutter Opportunities recently announced its Top 5 Products of 2014, chosen by the readers based on requests for information. Every issue the magazines’ editors offer manufacturers and suppliers a free opportunity to send product information and a photo, so they can highlight new and innovative products important to the gutter and rain handling industry. When readers ...
    • 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 ...