Frame Building News

Frame Building News is the official publication of the National Frame Building Association and has more than 22,000 subscribers, most of which make their living in the post-frame industry. It covers news from the NFBA and its annual trade show and conference, Frame Building Expo. It is published five times a year.

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2016 Frame Building Expo for post-frame builders

Mark Your Calendar! – Don’t forget about the Frame Building Expo!  2016 National Frame Building Expo March 9-11, 2016 Indianapolis Convention Center Indianapolis, Indiana Sponsored by the National Frame Building Association, the Frame Building Expo is open to all builders who wish to network, learn and exchange information about post-frame construction. The Expo represents a variety...

Best Practices: the rewarding road to an effective safety program

– By Greg Blosser, National Frame Building Association Communications Manager – Whether your company is a magnet for worksite accidents or an exemplary beacon of safety excellence, conducting a safety audit is a wise first step in determining where your company currently lies on the safety spectrum. It’s a process that, when conducted well,...

Bringing safety to the job site: Ways to keep your crews safe

By Sharon Thatcher – Safety is an issue that builders understand is important, but how to comply with a growing list of safety regulations—and still get the job done efficiently and cost-effectively—is not so clear. So just what is the status of safety in the post-frame industry and how can you have both safety...

Plyco now offers Attic Access Door for post frame

For contractors looking for a cost-effective solution to attic access in post-frame buildings, Plyco Corporation now offers the Series 10 Attic Access Door. It’s the perfect finish for post-frame buildings with an interior ceiling and is designed for installation into buildings with an interior ceiling liner. The Attic Access Door is available in 24”x36”...

Leland Industries sponsors inaugural NASCAR event in Ontario

You may know Leland Industries for its North American made fasteners, but NASCAR fans in Canada also know the company’s fondness for racing. The company has been a sponsor for a number of years, and on June 20, it was the primary sponsor for an inaugural Canadian Tire Series event at Sunset Speedway at...

What every post-frame builder should know about laminated columns

The single most important element to a building’s foundation is its columns. They’re the legs that hold the building upright. As post frame has evolved, it’s only natural that methods to improve the strength of those legs would be part of its evolution. For a comprehensive explanation of laminated columns, the new edition of...

Safety Update: Heat Stress (and how to avoid it)

– By Gary Auman Legal Counsel for NFBA – With the arrival of the summer construction season come warmer temperatures and the risk of heat-related illnesses. Workers daily face many hazards on the job site, and heat stress is one of those hazards (see the Safety Update in the June 2013 issue of Frame...

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Plyco Corp. Appoints New Marketing Manager

Plyco Corp. announced that Kyler Pope has joined the Plyco team as the marketing manager for Plyco and East Coast Fasteners. He will be responsible for managing and implementing Plyco and East Coast Fasteners’ marketing initiatives. Pope began his career at Krause Publications in 1994 with Agri-View, a Wisconsin-based farm newspaper. In 1995 he...

Top tips for snow retention on metal roofs

As the popularity of metal roofing grows, so do the options for preventing dangerous and damaging avalanches of ice and snow. While you may think that anything made to stop it, should stop it, there is a lot of science that goes into a properly engineered snow retention devise. Mother Nature is not easy...