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National Hardware Launches Decorative Interior Sliding Door Hardware

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – High-quality interior sliding door kits are being offered by National Hardware beginning in August 2015. National Hardware, offers the interior sliding door hardware kits in two unique styles, rustic and contemporary, to fit the popular design aesthetics of today’s homes. “Interior sliding doors are no longer just a trend,” says...

2015 Gold Key of Excellence winners announced

It is truly an honor for Rural Builder staff to acknowledge the following companies that have earned the Rural Builder Gold Key of Excellence for 2015. The magazine has sponsored this award for the past 33 years. The companies chosen are based on a lengthy balloting process that begins each winter at the Frame...

2015 Rural Builder Gold Key of Excellence Award Winners

RB Gold Key Awards PART 1 OF A 3 PART SERIES   CLICK HERE TO VIEW PART 2       PART 3 Featured Companies A. B. Martin Roofing ABC Supply Co., Inc. The Bradbury Group Cannonball:HNP Central States Manufacturing DBCI Dynamic Fastener EDCO Products, Inc. Everlast Roofing Inc. Fasteners Direct LLC H & H Metal Products Ideal...

2015 Rural Builder Gold Key of Excellence Award Winners – Part II

RB Gold Key Awards  PART 2 OF A 3 PART SERIES  —  CLICK HERE TO VIEW PART 1        PART 3 Featured Companies Klauer Manufacturing Company Leland Industries Mac Metal Sales, Inc. Maze Nails Metal Rollforming Systems MWI Components North Star Metals Novagard Solutions Plyco Richland Laminated Columns, LLC Rigidply Rafters Plyco Gold Keys Won: 33...

2015 Rural Builder Gold Key of Excellence Award Winners – Part III

RB Gold Key Awards PART 3 OF A 3 PART SERIES  —  CLICK HERE TO VIEW PART 1 and PART 2 Featured Companies Schweiss Doors S-5! Solutions Sealtite Building Fasteners Sno Gem SnoBlox/Snojax Snobar Swenson Shear Steel Dynamics, Inc. Sukup Steel Buildings Valspar Varco Pruden Buildings Wick Buildings Schweiss Doors Gold Keys Won: 5 Schweiss Doors...

Building a crew: Tips to finding and keeping good help

– By Mark Ward – In the field of management science, the concept of “organizational socialization” describes how employees progress through three phases—anticipation, encounter, and metamorphosis—as they transition from newcomers to valued veterans. “My responsibilities cover all three phases,” relates Jimmy Terry, crew developer and trainer for FBi Buildings, a post-frame contractor in Remington,...

MFM Building Products hires new rep for Western Canada

Coshocton, Ohio – MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, has reached an agreement with All Wood Products to represent MFM in Western Canada. All Wood Products will service the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Vancouver Island and all...

Plyco now offers Attic Access Door for post frame

For contractors looking for a cost-effective solution to attic access in post-frame buildings, Plyco Corporation now offers the Series 10 Attic Access Door. It’s the perfect finish for post-frame buildings with an interior ceiling and is designed for installation into buildings with an interior ceiling liner. The Attic Access Door is available in 24”x36”...