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Fort Lauderdale SIP Conference offers AIA credits

Architects, contractors, and other building industry professionals can learn the latest technology in high performance and net zero energy construction with a series of free training seminars on April 30 at the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) Annual Meeting & … Read more »

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A Nashville hit! View the Best of the Frame Building Expo 2014

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The Frame Building Expo is the only national tradeshow and education event devoted exclusively to post-frame builders. Nashville has always been a popular venue for the event, and this year did not disappoint. Attendance was strong and the mood was optimistic. Didn’t make … Read more »

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2014 Rural Builder Hall of Fame Inductees welcomed

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Three men who have contributed to the advancement of the post-frame industry were inducted into the Rural Builder Hall of Fame at the Frame Building Expo in Nashville. Al Geisthardt, Plyco Corp., Elkhart Lake, Wis. Al Geisthardt found his career … Read more »

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Double duty: Sukup Steel Buildings offers huge space for farm & trucking consolidation

This 150 x 200 foot Sukup Steel Building provides convenient drive-through access for equipment storage at Manning Farms. Sukup photo

It was a dream that took five years to come true: consolidating two shops of a trucking business under one roof with a huge farm machinery storage area. Since Bob Manning and sons Rob and Joe built their 150 x … Read more »

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Roofers: Who are your favorite suppliers?

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  Each year Metal Roofing Magazine honors those suppliers that receive the most votes from roofing contractors for the quality of products and services they offer. While the magazine presents the awards, we can’t do it without your help! We … Read more »

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IMP sells itself in Alaska

Kingspan KingZip covers many roofs in Alaska, including a 65,000 square foot company operations facility at Fort Richardson.

-By Sharon Thatcher- One state where insulated metal panel is growing rapidly in popularity is Alaska, perhaps no surprise given the state’s exposure to extreme temperatures and wind. The 49th state is also home to major military and cargo operations. … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Featured News, Green Building, Green Products, Green Projects, Metal Roofing Magazine, MR December 2013/January 2014, Supplier News | Tagged Alaska, IMP, insulated metal panel, kingspan, kingzip, Ron Nordquist | Leave a comment

Metal vs. Mother Nature: Wind-driven rain

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- By Jim Austin – Manufacturers place a heavy emphasis on proper installation to prevent water infiltration even during the worst storms Metal roofing stands up to the forces of nature as well as or better than any type of … Read more »

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Salvaged barn board meets modern post frame for award-winning project

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- By Sharon Thatcher, Rural Builder magazine – Joel Godwin, owner of J. A. Godwin General Contractors, Iowa, is learning that being flexible with customers, being open to new challenges, and being patient can yield fantastic buildings and happy customers. … Read more »

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Bon Jovi to perform at Greenbuild 2013

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Rock legends Bon Jovi will perform before thousands of green building professionals and community members to launch the upcoming Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council. Greenbuild, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to … Read more »

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There’s more to plane hangar doors than what you may realize

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- By Sharon Thatcher, Rural Builder magazine – Many people who fly for a hobby would like to take their planes home with them, and increasingly they are. Whether they’re building a personal hangar on a rural piece of property, … Read more »

Posted in Doors & Windows, Featured News, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Post Frame, Products, RB May 2013, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged Cool-Air, FoldTite, hangar doors | Leave a comment