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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Know the Proper Tools for Metal Panel Installation

There are three types of tools that are typically used to drive screws to attach metal roofing or sidewall panels on structures. All three types of tools are comparable in price but only one is industry-preferred to use. Leland Industries provides this look at the advantages and disadvantages of each. Specialty Screw guns: The...

Lester Building Systems Announces Organizational Changes

Lester Building Systems LLC has announced a series of organizational changes and promotions. According to John Hill, president, the changes positions Lester to operate more efficiently and effectively while providing an enhanced customer buying experience. Mark Billstrom has been promoted to the newly created position of Vice President of Operations. Mark is responsible for improving operational performance....

Post-Frame Building of the Year Entry Deadline is Dec. 1

Entries are being taken now through Dec. 1 for the 2016 Building of the Year contest sponsored by the National Frame Building Association. The contest, open to NFBA member companies, consists of 24 award categories plus a Judges’ Award. NFBA’s awards program allows builders to compete against builder member companies of comparable size. Each...

Registration for 2017 Frame Building Expo Now Open

Registration for the 50th Frame Building Expo is now open.  The Frame Building Expo is the nation’s largest annual trade event for post-frame builders, suppliers, manufacturers, structural engineers and code and design professionals. This year’s Expo consolidates the latest training, workshops and product information under one roof at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention...

Post-Frame Sales 101: Tips for Success

-By Kathy Jonas – Achieving success in post-frame sales is a lot like achieving success in life: it involves the critical skills of being prepared, listening, and adapting to the needs of others. One other relevant skill is working harder than the competitor. Although technology has certainly had an impact on the construction industry,...

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“2016 Post-Frame Market Sizing Study” Released

-By Jeff Henry, NFBA- The “2016 Post-Frame Market Sizing Study”—now available to all Post-Frame Market Initiative supporters—forecasts continued steady growth for the post-frame industry. Through 2020, post-frame construction spending is expected to grow at a rate of 4.3 percent annually. The growth extends to all five building segments examined in the study: agricultural, industrial,...

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Foreman of the Month: Steve Allison, A Foreman with Focus

Steve Allison, foreman at Greiner Buildings, lives by the adage that there’s no such thing as a stupid question. While working his way up to be a foreman, he would ask questions to understand how he could improve, and that’s still true today. “He’s not afraid to call the project manager and say there’s...

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NFBA Members Spotlight: Wayne Wingard of Master Steel Roofing

-By Kathy Jonas – Although metal roofs are becoming ever more popular atop schools, commercial buildings, agricultural structures and homes, they are not really a new invention. The Romans placed copper on the Pantheon in 27 BC, and metal roofs were used on barns in the United States in the late 1800s. Wayne Wingard...

Design of Post-Frame Gyms and Multipurpose Buildings

By Timothy Royer, PE, and Amanda Stauffer- Post-frame construction is ideal for non-code-exempt buildings of many shapes and sizes. One category of such structures that is often overlooked by post-frame builders is gymnasiums and multipurpose recreational buildings. Gymnasiums and multipurpose recreational buildings are a perfect fit for post-frame construction for several reasons. Post-frame walls...

Dec. 1 Deadline for Post-Frame ‘Building of the Year’ Applications

Applications are being accepted now through December 1 for the 2016 Building of the Year competition sponsored by the National Frame Building Association. Only post-frame buildings are eligible. The 2016 Building of the Year contest consists of 24 award categories plus a Judges’ Award. NFBA’s redesigned awards program allows builder member companies to compete...