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Eugene Sukup

Founder of Sukup Manufacturing Co., Eugene Sukup, dies

Eugene Sukup, the founder of Sukup Manufacturing Co., Sheffield, Iowa, has died. In a statement released from Sukup Manufacturing on July 12, the company stated: “With great sadness, we share that Eugene Sukup, beloved husband, father and grandfather, and the founder of Sukup Manufacturing Co., passed away earlier today. “Eugene will...

Survey Reveals That Construction Industry is Embracing Technology

Expect drones to be commonplace on the construction site in the years to come, as well as autonomous equipment, and expect cloud-based software to help you keep your business up and going. Those were among the findings of a new Construction Technology Trends survey conducted by Software Connect. In September 2017,...

Alpine SnowGuards Upgrades Online Project Calculator

Alpine SnowGuards has updated its Online Project Calculator to include the integration of pad-style snow guards. Historically the calculator has been applicable to pipe and fence-style snow guard calculations only. The easy-to-use system has the ability to store and recall projects as well as provide free recommended layouts, system comparisons and...

Lumber Market Quiets Following Record Spike

For the past three weeks, a slack in framing lumber prices have been attributed to a “June swoon”, coming after prices smashed previous records highs a month earlier. Meanwhile, structural panel prices were mostly flat amid conservative trading. Random Lengths provide more details…

East Coast Fasteners introduces 40-year Ply-Lo Extreme

The new 40-year Ply-Lo Extreme line of fasteners from East Coast Fasteners is designed for extreme environments. Ply-Lo Extreme was successfully tested in accordance to ASTM B117 for more than 3,000 hours of salt spray. With all the features of the original Ply-Lo fastener, the Ply-Lo Extreme is available in #10,...

Dynamic Fastener Updates Tool & Fastener Hand Guide

Dynamic Fastener has released a new version of its popular tool and fastener hand guide. The 132-page, full-color free publication provides concise answers to questions pertaining to fastener applications, engineering data, availability of types, size ranges and fastener materials. In addition to discussing screws and anchors, the guide provides prices and...

Greiner Buildings

Ahhh…The Beautiful Things You Can Do With Post Frame

Livestock barns and machine storage sheds will always have a place in the heart and soul of the post-frame world, but more builders are venturing into a more sophisticated category of building. Such is the case of the Ashton Hill Wedding Barn in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, built by Greiner Buildings, Washington,...

ABC Supply Co. Inc. Receives Gallup Great Workplace Award

Company wins esteemed award for 12th consecutive year BELOIT, Wis. – Building products distributor, ABC Supply Co. Inc., has been awarded the Gallup Great Workplace Award for the 12th year in a row. The prestigious award recognizes businesses around the world that engage employees and provide exemplary working environments. ABC Supply is one of just 39 companies...