Scenes from the 2016 Frame Building Expo

The mood at the 2016 Frame Building Expo was electric for vendors and attendees. It was held in Indianapolis March 8-11 with more vendors and attendees reported since the economy went south in 2008. Staff from Rural Builder and Frame Building News magazines were on hand to record the event. Here is a review in pictures. [VIEW MORE PHOTOS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE ]


From job-site safety basics to OSHA record keeping, safety training was a major focus at this year’s Frame Building Expo in Indianapolis. While most of the sessions took place in classroom settings, also popular was a workshop on the tradeshow floor by Dave Malcomson of Capital Safety, Red Wing, Minnesota. Malcomson didn’t just talk safety he enlisted his audience in some hands-on training in proper selection and use of safety equipment.


Team Everlast represented as “Team Ed” during the NFBA as their co-worker and friend, Ed Erb finished his last round of chemotherapy. A note to Ed from the team: “Congratulations on winning your battle! Everyday is a Victory!!!”




2016 Rural Builder Hall of Fame

2016 Rural Builder Hall inductees (left to right) Dave Brakeman (Alpine/ITW), Jim Simon (Tailored Building Systems) and Mike Brugger (Ohio State University).

Joe Hargis, Glen Graber

Two icons in the post-frame industry, Joe Hargis, Chairman of the Board and founder of Sealtite Building Fasteners (left), and Glen Graber, founder and CEO of Graber Post Buildings, share camaraderie at the Graber Post evening reception.

ribbon cutting

The ceremonial ribbon cutting was performed by NFBA board members (l-r) Larry Edema, Ken Gieseke, Greg Lehman and Todd Carlson.


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