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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ABC predicts continued construction industry growth in 2015

ABC economist expects a rise in backlog, construction employment and nonresidential spending WASHINGTON, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) forecasts a steady and ongoing economic recovery for the U.S. commercial and industrial construction industries in 2015. The reasonably brisk … Read more »

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Palram Opens New Logistics Center

(Lehigh Valley, PA) – Palram Americas, a leading manufacturer of polycarbonate and PVC sheets, has announced the completion of an 80,000 square foot logistics center positioned directly next door to their Americas headquarters in Weisenberg Township, Kutztown, Pennsylvania. “We did … Read more »

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Levi’s Building Components introduces 3 new products for metal roofing and post-frame projects

Levi’s Building Components is introducing not one, but three new products: a standing seam snow guard – the 55RF Snow Defender; a new woven polypropylene Metal Wrap; and the Hot-Dipped Galvanized Coated Uplift Plate. 55RF SNOW DEFENDER If you have … Read more »

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ABC Supply Opens Two More Branches

BELOIT, Wis. – In recent weeks, building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. has opened two more branches – one in Philadelphia and the other in Newnan, Georgia. The Philadelphia store provides a second ABC location for contractors working within … Read more »

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Buying a new vs. used rollformer: What’s best for you?

Research a necessity to ensure the better decision for your operation By Joe Repovs, Founder, Samco Machinery TORONTO, December 2, 2014 – Successful businesses are run by people who are prudent with how money is spent or re-invested into the … Read more »

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Wayne Dalton doors to be featured on HGTV, Science Channel programs

Wayne Dalton, the garage door and overhead door manufacturer, will be featured on two upcoming nationwide television series: “Property Brothers at Home” on HGTV, and the Science Channel’s “How It’s Made.” “Property Brothers at Home” is a series featuring renovation projects completed … Read more »

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AWC announces self-directed study program

LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council is now offering a complimentary self-directed learning program on designing with wood. Courses are related to the use of traditional and engineered wood products for residential and commercial applications and are available on … Read more »

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Construction Backlog Indicator Reaches Another All-Time High

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is reporting that its Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) reached a new all-time high during the third quarter of 2014 at 8.8 months, eclipsing the previous all-time high of 8.5 months in the second quarter of … Read more »

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DBCI Celebrates Nationwide 5-Year Safety Milestone

All manufacturing locations remain accident-free for over five years Douglasville, GA – Roll-up door manufacturer DBCI announced that on October 29 its Chandler, Arizona manufacturing facility completed its fifth consecutive year without a single recordable injury. The milestone means all … Read more »

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Survey: What does 2015 look like for builders?

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Rural Builder magazine is conducting a survey to help determine the year ahead for professional builders in the U.S. To better serve your information needs, we would like to find out more about your outlook for 2015. Please take a … Read more »

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