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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A Nashville hit! View the Best of the Frame Building Expo 2014

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The Frame Building Expo is the only national tradeshow and education event devoted exclusively to post-frame builders. Nashville has always been a popular venue for the event, and this year did not disappoint. Attendance was strong and the mood was optimistic. Didn’t make … Read more »

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Lessons learned for builders from the Joplin tornado: Government report released

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued the final report  for its technical investigation of the May 22, 2011, tornado that struck Joplin, Mo.—the deadliest tornado in the United States in the 64 years that official records … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Post Frame, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs | Tagged building disasters, building failures, national institute of standards and technology, nist | Leave a comment

DBCI launches Curl-Lok door for easy on-site repair

Douglasville, GA – Rolling sheet door manufacturer DBCI has announced a revolutionary new door product called Curl-Lok.  The new Curl-lok door is constructed out of removable panels with engineered curls along the edges that lock into place instead of seam … Read more »

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Selecting, installing the right hardware: What to know before you buy

Hardware can make a significant difference in the look and function of a building but builders need to know how to make the correct suggestions or selections for their clients. Following is advice on selection and installation offered by James … Read more »

Posted in Building Components, Construction Industry News, Doors & Windows, Fasteners, Frame Building News, Industry Experts, Products, RB March 2014, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged buying hardware, Cannonball: HNP, installing hardware, MWI Components, National Hardware, selecting hardware | Leave a comment

Plyco, now 60, offers a look at today’s door and window trends

Plyco Corporation, celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2014, has been witness to many changes in the door and window markets. According to Fred Mancusi, the company’s director of sales and marketing, today’s customers are looking for more from a window … Read more »

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2014 Rural Builder Hall of Fame Inductees welcomed

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Three men who have contributed to the advancement of the post-frame industry were inducted into the Rural Builder Hall of Fame at the Frame Building Expo in Nashville. Al Geisthardt, Plyco Corp., Elkhart Lake, Wis. Al Geisthardt found his career … Read more »

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Construction industry pledges to hire more than 100,000 veterans

A broad coalition of construction employers and associations have collectively pledged to hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years. The announcement came at A National Symposium: Veterans’ Employment in Construction, hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor and Joining … Read more »

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Hydroswing is back!

Del Mar, Calif. – Hydroswing®, the benchmark in single panel hydraulic door systems, is back! After listening to the needs of the market, and making significant changes in production and pricing, Hydroswing® North America is open for business and emerging … Read more »

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PERC UPDATES PROPANE TECHNICAL GUIDE FOR BUILDERS

A new version of the Propane Technical Pocket Guide, from the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC), features updated data and guidance for construction professionals on propane installation for residential and commercial building projects. The guide was created to support the … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, RB February 2014, Supplier News | Tagged Propane technical guide for builders is updated by PERC. | Leave a comment

Levi’s Nails and Screws Announces Name Change

Leola, Pa., – Levi’s Nails and Screws is pleased to announce that it has changed the name of the company to Levi’s Building Components. Levi’s Building Components is a wholesale supplier of metal roofing screws, snow guards and accessories. In 1978, Levi … Read more »

Posted in Building Components, Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Horse Barns, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, MR December 2013/January 2014, Post Frame, Post Frame Products, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged Levis Nails and Screws Announces Name Change | Leave a comment