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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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...

Frame Building Expo Sells Out, Largest Since 2006

For the second year in a row, the National Frame Building Association’s Frame Building Expo has sold out of exhibitor space for the trade show. According to Gary Reichert, Sales Executive for F+W Media Inc. – the company managing booth sales for the show – the 2017 event is poised to showcase more exhibitors and square...

Gotta’-Have-It Solutions for Post-Frame Builders

One of the fun things about the Frame Building Expo is the introduction of new products. Here is a sneak peek. Long-Life Fastener Solutions from Lakeside Lakeside Construction Fasteners will showcase its ZMAX Long-Life and SC SteelGuard at the expo.ZMAX alloy fasteners are engineered for corrosion applications. They offer a larger outer diameter to...

NFBA Crew Foreman of the Month: David Keim

David Keim is only 27 years old. Yet he has been a crew foreman at Quality Structures Inc. in Haven, Kansas, for the past six-plus years. “I try to lead by example” is the way Keim describes his management philosophy. That attitude is a big part of his success, according to Josh Nowlin, who...

Best Practices for Site Preparation

By Kathy Jonas for Frame Building News – The sale is complete. Your customer has been dreaming for most of his adult life about having a place to store his collection of antique cars. He has finally moved ahead with his plans and can’t wait to get his post-frame structure built on his property....

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...