Events

Shows, conferences, expositions and calendar of events.

METALCON Housing Opens Monday, May 2, 2016

METALCON housing opens May 2nd through Globetrotter Travel. Don’t be fooled by other housing companies! Please book your housing through METALCON’s official and only housing company.  By booking your housing through Globetrotter Travel, you will have a guaranteed hotel reservation at a competitive room rate at an official hotel in Baltimore.

2017 Frame Building Expo call for presentations

The National Frame Building Association is seeking presentations for its 2017 Frame Building Expo. The Expo is scheduled to be held in Nashville, Tennessee at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, March 7-10, 2017. You are invited to share your expertise and experience with your peers by submitting a proposal for an educational...

2015 Buildings of the Year named by NFBA

The announcement of the Buildings of the Year Awards is one of the highlights of the annual Frame Building Expo. A large audience gathered for the National Frame Building Association awards luncheon at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, on March 10, 2016, to honor the winners of these prestigious awards for 2015....

2016 METALCON plans underway

METALCON plans are well underway. The 2016 METALCON heads to Baltimore this year, October 26-28. For the first time, METALCON attendees can take a 2-day Metal Roofing Installation Training Program and earn a MCA Metal Roof Training Certificate of Completion. The training program will be based on the recently published Metal Roof Installation Manual, developed...

The solid safety program

– By Gary Auman, NFBA Legal Counsel – At the 2016 Frame Building Expo in Indianapolis, the National Frame Building Association recognized 12 member companies that have demonstrated a serious concern for providing their employees with a safe worksite. These companies recognized that a good safety program is the first step to having a...

Scenes from the 2016 Frame Building Expo

The mood at the 2016 Frame Building Expo was electric for vendors and attendees. It was held in Indianapolis March 8-11 with more vendors and attendees reported since the economy went south in 2008. Staff from Rural Builder and Frame Building News magazines were on hand to record the event. Here is a review in pictures. [VIEW MORE PHOTOS...

Brakeman, Brugger and Simon named to 2016 Rural Builder Hall of Fame

Rural Builder magazine inducted three new members to the Rural Builder Hall of Fame at the Frame Building Expo in Indianapolis on March 11. Named to the Hall of Fame for 2016 were David Brakeman, Alpine / ITW Company; Michael Brugger, Ohio State University; and Jim Simon, Tailored Building Systems, Grand Rapids, Michigan. David Brakeman...

List of all NFBA 2015 Building of the Year winners

CLICK ON EACH WINNER TO GO TO MORE INFORMATiON ABOUT THESE PROJECTS 2015 JUDGES’ AWARD Brad Miller, B&B Pole Buildings EXPERTS DIVISION ($0–6 million in annual gross volume) 1st PLACE WINNERS Agricultural Storage/Workshops Tom Greiner, Greiner Buildings, Inc. Commercial Buildings (5,000-10,000 square feet) – TIE Tom Greiner, Greiner Buildings, Inc. Commercial Buildings (5,000-10,000 square feet)...

Englert Teams With Swenson Shear; Introduces The Metalman Snaptable

Englert Inc., the New Jersey-based supplier of painted metal coil and metal fabricating machinery for the roofing and gutter industry, and Swenson Shear of Ceres, California, manufacturer of innovative tools to speed the preparation and installation of metal panels, have announced a strategic alliance to provide the Metalman Snaptable HD, and The Metalman Snaptable...