In the Industry

Business profiles, awards and articles on business and management issues relevant to the building industry.

Metal Sales names Scott Bacon as vice president sales and marketing

LOUISVILLE, K.Y… Scott Bacon has been appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation in Louisville, Kentucky. “We are excited to welcome Scott to the Metal Sales team,” says Nick Dowd, President of Metal Sales. “He has extensive experience with metal wall and roof system. Scott brings an in-depth knowledge...

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...

Chuck Haslebacher, President of Varco Pruden Buildings and Barbara Deloach, VP Human Resources Manager proudly display the 2015 Top Workplaces award.

Varco Pruden lands Top 10 spot in Top Workplaces in Memphis

MEMPHIS, TN – Varco Pruden Buildings (VP) was recognized a second time this year as a top place to work. The Memphis Commercial Appeal ranked VP in the top 10 Top Workplaces 2015 in the small size category (under 100 employees). The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey...

Metal Building Manufacturers Association elects 2016 Board of Directors

CLEVELAND, OHIO – The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) elected the 2016 Board of Directors at their Annual Meeting held December 8-9, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. The 2016 Board members are: Brad Curtis, Chairman, Tyler Building Systems Ron Kuenkler, Vice Chairman, American Buildings Company Tom Gilligan, Ex-Officio, Butler Manufacturing Chuck Haslebacher, Varco Pruden Buildings...

EagleView Technologies Receives MRCA Industry Innovation Award

EagleView Technologies, a leading technology provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions, recently announced that it was awarded the 2015 Industry Innovation Award by the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association (MRCA) for the development of its cloud-based construction software, Construct. “We are honored to be recognized by the MRCA for being an innovator...

ABC releases scorecard on state policies affecting the construction industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has launched “Building America: The Merit Shop Scorecard,” which reviews and grades state-specific information significant to the success of the commercial and industrial construction industry. The scorecard website, meritshopscorecard.org, identifies states that have created an environment where merit shop contractors are well positioned to succeed and...

OSHA’s new standard for construction work in confined spaces

– By Gary Auman, NFBA Legal Counsel – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new standard for construction work in confined spaces has been in the works for several years. The standard was published as a final rule on May 4, 2015, with an effective date of August 3, 2015. Although this rule may...

Varco Pruden among 2015 Best Places to Work in Memphis

MEMPHIS, TN – Varco Pruden Buildings’ national headquarters in Memphis was named one of the 2015 Best Places to Work by the Memphis Business Journal. The Best Places to Work is a competition of the top workplaces in the Memphis metro area. Selection is determined solely on employee feedback. Memphis Business Journal partners with national research...