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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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Bernon G. Perkins Award Winner Henry A. Getz Dies at Age 97

Henry A. Getz, former president of Morton Buildings, Inc., and a pioneer in post-frame construction, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at the age of 97. Getz was honored for his contributions to the industry with the NFBA’s Bernon G. Perkins Award at the 2016 Frame Building Expo. A celebration of life...

ASABE Revises Shallow Post Foundation Standard

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has revised its shallow post foundation design standard. The revised standard, ANSI/ASAE EP486.3, Shallow Post and Pier Foundation Design, includes a new procedure for estimating foundation lateral load capacity; adjustments to safety and resistance factors for lateral foundation strength; and updated definitions....

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New Post-Frame Supply Business Opens in Southwestern Indiana

ProMark Building Solutions Begins Operations in Linton Linton, Ind. (Sept. 25, 2017) – ProMark Building Solutions, celebrated the beginning of operations with a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 25 at its new facilities located at 575 N. 1000 W. in Linton, Indiana. ProMark Building Solutions was formed out of the partnership of Elmer...

Going Residential: Market for Post Frame Starts to Build

For decades, builders have known there was a potential market for post-frame residential, yet the trend was slow to evolve. Now, the wait appears to be over, with demand rising in recent years. Joe Kormanik, K-Construction Inc., Alta Vista, Kansas, and Justin Sobaski, Eastern Iowa Building, Inc., Fairfax, Iowa, are two...

NFBA Membership Spotlight: Vap Construction

The husband-and-wife team of Linda and Jeff Vap started their family business, Vap Construction, headquartered in Atwood, Kansas, nearly 40 years ago. They added post-frame construction in 2004. Jeff also runs a 1,000-head Black Angus cattle ranch, and Linda is president of the local school board. We recently talked with Linda...

Expanding the Possibilities of Post Frame

By Lynn Noesser, Chair of NFBA’s Post-Frame Market Initiative Committee Have you built any “shomes” recently? What about a “barndominium”? For those asking what the heck a shome or barndominum is, these are terms currently being used by builders and owners to refer to post-frame buildings that incorporate a typical storage...

Message from the NFBA Board Chair: Plans for the Future

BY Todd Carlson, Chair, NFBA Board of Directors With construction season in full swing, it is my hope that you are able to enjoy some favorite summertime activities with family and friends. Clearly this is easier said than done, but it’s crucial if we are to maintain work-life balance and priorities....

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...

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...