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ASABE Revises Standard for Building Diaphragm Design

ST JOSEPH, MICHIGAN— The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has completed a revised standard, ANSI/ASAE EP484.3 DEC2017, Diaphragm Design of Metal-Clad, Wood-Frame Rectangular Buildings. The standard was revised to incorporate data from research completed at Washington State University through the National Frame Building Association. Additions include support information...

Hall of Fame

2018 Rural Builder Hall of Fame Inductees Honored

Three new inductees were welcomed into the Rural Builder Hall of Fame at the 2018 Frame Building Expo. Mike Burkholder, owner of Ohio Timberland Products; Sam Cottrell, owner of Hos-Cot Builders Inc. and Hoosick Self Storage; and Dr. Joe Harner, Head of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Kansas State University,...

Marco Industries Announces Team Changes

Marco Industries, which provides ventilation and a variety of other products to the metal roofing industry through the Marco Weather-Tite™ System, has announced several hires and promotions. “These changes have been made with an eye to the ongoing expansion of Marco’s sales, marketing, production, and distribution activities,” said Marco president Blake Atkins. “Our goal is...

Marco Industries Nearly Triples Warehouse Size

Tulsa, Okla.— Marco Industries, which provides ventilation and a variety of other products to the metal roofing industry through the Marco Weather-Tite™ System, has announced a new 30,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center in Washington, nearly tripling its size in the region. “We are relocating our Portland facility to the Port of...

New Products at the 2018 Frame Building Expo

Levi’s Building Components – 
Snow Defender 7500 Deco Based on the design of the popular Snow Defender 6500, this new color-matched, 304 stainless steel model has the more traditional, historic look of a cast snowguard. The decorative cutouts are embossed for increased strength, and the proven attachment method using set screws...

Construction Employment and Wages Up in January

Construction employment increased by 36,000 jobs in January to the highest level since August 2008, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said a possible new measure being discussed in Washington that would invest an additional $1.5 trillion in repairing and...

Small-Town Library Screams for Attention with Colorful PAC-CLAD Siding

The new Sharpsburg Community Library in Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania, is making a splash in this small town a few miles north of Pittsburgh. Instead of the one-story concrete block building library patrons previously frequented, they now have a vivid, multi-colored facility that has become a highlight of the town. The architectural design,...

Place to Play for Inner City Youth Features Two Varco Pruden Buildings

Ministry through sports for inner city youth is the aim of the Sansom Sports Complex in Knoxville, Tennessee. Located on a 14-acre former industrial site near World’s Fair Park, the the center includes synthetic turf fields, a pavilion-covered turf field, and a field house with a performance-training center. Facilities have been...

profile vent from ventco

Ventco now offers product line direct

Ventco Inc. is now offering its ProfileVent® ventilation products at a savings by selling direct to customers, who get factory pricing and free freight with the same trusted performance. Industry proven for more than 20 years, ProfileVent is still the only ventilation system in its category with a Class A Fire Rating...