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horse stables

Special Touches for Horse Barns: Ideas to Spur Your Interest

The horse barn market is heating up, and today’s owners are looking for more options in every price range. Nelson Witmer, owner of Witmer’s Inc., Columbiana, Ohio, has built horse barns for all budget sizes and says, “it doesn’t take a lot of money to do something special, it just takes...

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New Job Site Sign Alerts Contractors to Tread Lightly on Concrete Floors

The popularity of polished and textured concrete in interior flooring calls attention to one problem that can occur during installation: abuse by contractors who don’t realize it’s final flooring. The Concrete Polishing Council (CPC), a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), has developed a job site sign,...

MRA Offers Primer for Solar System Rooftop Installation for Contractors, Installers

Contractors and roofing installers, do you know your crystalline silicon from your photovoltaics? If not, the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) says it’s time to gain a better understanding about residential solar system installation. That’s because the solar market is hot, thanks to growing nationwide interest stemming from California’s recent solar mandate for...

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...