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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Hazard Recognition and Other Safety Concerns

By Gary Auman, NFBA Legal Counsel This article covers some very important issues that have a large impact on your safety program and performance. Hazard Recognition  Recognition of hazards is of crucial importance for all employers in the construction industry. I am not referring here to communication about hazards—that is a completely different topic....

NFBA Member Spotlight: Legacy Barn Company

-By Kathy Jonas- This past January, Shawna and Matthew Miller of Legacy Barn Company, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, held a sweepstakes for a free 30’ x 40’ x 10’ post-frame materials kit in a Facebook contest as a way to show their appreciation to loyal customers and followers. By the end, the contest had been...

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Building Value for NFBA Members

-By Todd Carlson, Chair, NFBA Board of Directors- Within a month of the Frame Building Expo and the official change of leadership on the board of directors, NFBA (National Frame Building Association) executive director Jeff Henry and I were in Chicago attending a two-day seminar for chief elected and executive officers that focused on...

ASABE to Revise Standard on Structural Foundation Design

ST JOSEPH, MICHIGAN — The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) announces a new project to revise ANSI/ASAE EP486.2, Shallow Post and Pier Foundation Design. The revision will include a new procedure for estimating foundation lateral load capacity, along with other minor updates. ASABE is recognized worldwide as a standards developing organization...

John Wick Receives Bernon G. Perkins Award

John Wick, founder of Wick Buildings, was presented the Bernon G. Perkins Award at the 2017 Frame Building Expo in Nashville. The award honors individuals who demonstrate exemplary service to the post-frame industry. The award is befitting of Wick, 90, who used his firsthand experience and education to design buildings that brought additional flexibility...

Tips for Creating a High-Performance Company

Growing bigger as a business isn’t as important as growing better. If you want to grow into a high-performance machine, Bruce Hodes, author of the book Front Line Heroes: Battling the Business Tsunami with Performance Oriented Cultures, offers these observations. Any company has problems. You want to make sure that you keep solving the...

2017 NFBA Leadership Team Elected

The National Frame Building Association elected officers for the 2017 year at the Frame Building Expo in March. Todd Carlson, AJ Manufacturing, chairs the organization, with Matt Greiner, Greiner Buildings Inc., serving as Chair Elect. Outgoing chair Ken Gieseke, McElroy Metal, Inc., remains an officer as Past Chair. Mark Billstrom, Lester Building Systems, LLC,...

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OSHA’S NEW Electronic Recordkeeping Rule

-By Gary Auman – The new Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s electronic recordkeeping rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illness became effective on January 1, 2017. The rule includes provisions to protect those who report injuries or illnesses from retaliation by their employer, and these provisions went into effect on December 1,...

A Little Ohio Church Receives New Metal Roof

A church in Dundee, Ohio, recently received a new metal roof when their old, deteriorating shingle roof was on the verge of causing structural damage to the building. The parishioners at Lakeview Baptist Church chose Kline Home Exteriors of Millersburg, Ohio, to complete the installation of the 12,000 square foot roof replacement. Kline Home...