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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List of all NFBA 2015 Building of the Year winners

CLICK ON EACH WINNER TO GO TO MORE INFORMATiON ABOUT THESE PROJECTS 2015 JUDGES’ AWARD Brad Miller, B&B Pole Buildings EXPERTS DIVISION ($0–6 million in annual gross volume) 1st PLACE WINNERS Agricultural Storage/Workshops Tom Greiner, Greiner Buildings, Inc. Commercial Buildings (5,000-10,000 square feet) – TIE Tom Greiner, Greiner Buildings, Inc. Commercial Buildings (5,000-10,000 square feet)...

Marketing through influence: Using Dale Carnegie Training Methods

– By Steve Hanes – Eighty years ago Dale Carnegie wrote the best seller How to Win Friends and Influence People. The success of this book launched him into the global spotlight in helping people understand how to be more successful/influential in business and personal relationships through the use of good interpersonal skills. Some...

Mill Steel to consolidate Building/Painted Products Midwest division

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Mill Steel Co., one of the nation’s largest distributors of flat-rolled carbon steel, has announced a second large consolidation move. The company has decided to move its Building/Painted Products Midwest operations from its Jeffersonville, Indiana, plant to its recently acquired service center in Anderson, Indiana. Mill Steel expects to complete...

Safety Update: The importance of a solid safety program

– By Gary Auman, NFBA Legal Counsel – On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed a broad-based budget bill. Many people may have believed that this bill was restricted to funding the federal government for 2016, but buried in the bill was language that requires the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to raise fines...

Post-Frame Crew Foreman of the Month: Roy Palmer II

– By Greg Blosser, NFBA Communications Manager –  Nan Spadacene of Midland, Michigan, calls foreman Roy Palmer II a “superstar.” Spadacene, a retired business development manager who worked at Dow Chemical for 30 years, knows a bit about supervising people and considers herself a good just of character. Palmer, of Wick Buildings, was the...

Mill Steel to move Steel Structural Products Louisville operation to Indiana

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan – Mill Steel Co., one of the nation’s largest distributors of flat-rolled carbon steel, has decided to consolidate its Steel Structural Products Louisville steel framing manufacturing operations and related corporate office to its Ports of Indiana, Jeffersonville service center footprint. Once complete it is expected that all 40 jobs will relocate...

A common mistake in treated wood selection for ground contact

– By Sharon Thatcher, Rural Builder Magazine – Colin McCown, Executive Vice President of AWPA (American Wood Protection Association), cautions against assuming that all treated wood you purchase off the shelf is suitable for ground contact applications. A particular problem is that most 2×4, 6, -8, -10 and -12 lumber is treated for above...

Quick guide to fasteners for treated wood

By Sharon Thatcher, Rural Builder Magazine – A surprising amount of science goes in to the making of those small but mighty screws, bolts and connectors used in preservative-treated woods. The science has been standardized by ASTM, with box labeling used to help builders simplify the user process. Joe Stager, vice president for product...