In the Industry

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

ATAS International Project of the Year Winners Announced

As ATAS wraps up their 25th Annual Project of the Year competition, the celebration continues for a select handful of people who were deemed Project of the Year winners. In addition to their custom fabricated ATAS plaque, title-holders earn a year-long promotional opportunity, including project photos, details and credits, all prominently displayed on the...

Haddock of S-5! Receives Swaney Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – S-5! founder and CEO, Rob Haddock, has been named this year’s recipient of the prestigious Larry A. Swaney Award, which honors an individual in metal construction who selflessly fosters the growth and betterment of the industry. The Metal Construction Association (MCA) sponsors the annual award named after the organization’s first...

McElroy Metal moves into new Houston plant, service center

BOSSIER CITY, La. – McElroy Metal operations in Houston recently moved into a new manufacturing plant and attached service center to better serve its large customer base in southeast Texas. “We were able to improve efficiencies and increase capacity with the layout in the new manufacturing facility,” says Matthew Edwards, plant manager. “Ultimately, we’re...

Timber Technologies LLC Achieves AITC Certification

COLFAX, WISCONSIN – Timber Technologies LLC has achieved certification by the American Institute of Timber Construction (AITC). | Certification distinguishes this Glue Laminated Manufacturer from many other manufacturing facilities by providing the highest quality glue laminated beams and columns to the agricultural and commercial markets as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation....

Union Corrugating introduces exclusive metal roof system warranty

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – Union Corrugating has launched a new MetalProTECTION™ System Warranty available to the marketplace. This warranty is now available to homeowners when purchasing a new metal roofing system installed by a Union factory trained MetalPro contractor. When installation requirements are met, this warranty guarantees homeowners 10 years of labor protection covering 100%...

Samco Machinery app puts company info at fingertips

TORONTO – Customers are searching for information in new ways and Samco Machinery is doing what it can to put that information right at their fingertips. Samco Machinery has developed a free Smartphone application that will allow access to company information, pictures, videos as well as detailed technical information. Once the Samco App is...

Mazzella Cos. Acquires New Tech Machinery

Mazzella Cos. has acquired New Tech Machinery (NTM) of Denver, Colorado. New Tech Machinery is one of the leading manufacturers of portable rollforming equipment in the world. To date, NTM has sold machines in over 40 countries. NTM manufactures the finest portable rollforming equipment for the metal construction industry. “The reputation of their people...

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Surviving an OSHA inspection

– By  Mark Ward Sr. – Few things strike fear in the hearts of many rural builders more than the thought of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspector showing up unannounced at a job site. For a “survival guide,” Rural Builder spoke with three leading safety professionals for the post-frame building industry....

Money Talk: Managing Cyber Security Risks

by Mark Battersby – The recent headlines about Internet “hacking” and security breaches have focused on large retailers such as Target, Neuman Marcus and Home Depot and big banks like JPMorgan Chase. Unfortunately, fraud and financial data losses are not limited to retailers nor to one industry. Small rural building operations and businesses are...

MFM Building Products Hires New Representation

MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, is pleased to announce that the firm has reached an agreement with Camferdam Management Co., Inc. to represent MFM in the state of Arkansas and Michael Scott Enterprises to represent MFM in the state of...