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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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...

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...

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...

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...

2016 Building of the Year Awards – Post Frame – Experts Division 3rd Place

LIST OF ALL WINNERS   EXPERTS DIVISION Third-Place Winners   Agricultural Storage/Workshops Gary Vap, VAP Construction Deerwood Ranch Wild Horse Sanctuary  Cladding: 22-gauge corrugated bare cold-rolled 7/8” ribs by Western States Metal-Corten Roofing; Roofing: 29-gauge G-Rib #1 Red by Martin Metal, LLC; Doors: Plyco 95 Series Walk Doors, CHI overhead door;...

Building of the Year Awards – Post Frame – Experts Division Third Place

LIST OF ALL WINNERS EXPERTS DIVISION Third-Place Winners   Agricultural Storage/Workshops Gary Vap, VAP Construction Deerwood Ranch Wild Horse Sanctuary  Cladding: 22-gauge corrugated bare cold-rolled 7/8” ribs by Western States Metal-Corten Roofing; Roofing: 29-gauge G-Rib #1 Red by Martin Metal, LLC; Doors: Plyco 95 Series Walk Doors, CHI overhead door; Fasteners:...

2016 Building of the Year Awards – Post Frame – Masters Division, 2nd Place

  GO TO LIST OF ALL WINNERS Masters Division ($6+ Million in Annual Gross Volume) Second-Place Winners    Agricultural Storage/Workshops Dennis Lee, Morton Buildings Inc. Storage Facility for Bill Southerland Cladding: James Hardie board siding and batt strips; Roofing: Morton hi-rib steel; Windows: Pella; Fasteners: Stainless; Insulation: ½” heavy-duty Thermax; Foundation...