In the Industry

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

Going commercial: best practices and tips for post-frame builders making the transition

As the popularity of post frame spreads beyond its humble roots as the simple pole barn, the possibilities and complexities increase. Whether you’re trying to advance your business into building expansive commercial barns, retail buildings or churches, the path is … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, FN August 2014, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Post Frame Products, Products | Tagged commercial post frame, post frame churches, post-frame builder, post-frame construction | Leave a comment

Money Talk: Lease or Buy? New rules to impact decision

- By Mark Battersby – Whether to buy or lease is a question facing many rural builders even as credit becomes more readily available. While there is no one correct answer that fits every situation nor every building business, compared … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Metal Roofing Magazine, Products, RB September 2014, Rural Builder Magazine, Tools and Jobsite Equipment | Tagged lease construction equipment, mark battersby, money talk | Leave a comment

ABC Supply Opens Additional Branches

BELOIT, Wis. – In recent weeks, building products distributor ABC Supply Co., Inc. has opened branches in Omaha, Neb.; Nampa, Idaho; N. Clarendon, Vt., and Charleston, W. Va. The Nampa store serves the Treasure Valley-Boise area. The Omaha branch, on … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Products, Reroofing, Residential, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged ABC Supply, metal roofing, metal wall and roof panel | Leave a comment

Major insulation manufacturers collaborate to train contractors

Top insulation manufacturers CertainTeed, Johns Manville, Knauf Insulation and Owens Corning are working together to create a unified training credential for insulation contractors. The High Performance Insulation Contractor credentials offered through High Performance Insulation Professionals (HPIP) are now available through … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing Magazine, Post Frame, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged CertainTeed, High Performance Insulation Professionals, HPIP, Johns Manville, Knauf Insulation, Owens Corning | Leave a comment

Ken Schmidt to Provide the Keynote Address at the 2015 IRE

Ken Schmidt, former director of communications at Harley-Davidson Motor Company, will provide the Keynote Address during the International Roofing Expo (IRE), February 24-26, 2015, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La. During the Keynote Address, “Make Some Noise: … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Metal Builder, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing News | Tagged former director of communications, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Ken Schmidt, Keynote, the International Roofing Expo (IRE) | Leave a comment

Petersen Aluminum Hires Director of Communications

Petersen Aluminum has named Rob Heselbarth as director of communications. Heselbarth will be responsible for overall marketing communications including public and media relations, promotional material, social media, website content, and print and online advertising. Heselbarth has significant experience in the … Read more »

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MCA Welcomes Five New Member Cos.

The Metal Construction Association (MCA) welcomes five additional companies to its membership. Byrne Metals Corporation, DECRA Roofing Systems, D.I. Roof Seamers, S-5! and TopHat Framing have joined the ranks of about 74 member companies with specialties in the metal construction … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, In the Industry, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing News, Supplier News | Tagged Byrne Metals Corporation, D.I. Roof Seamers, DECRA Roofing Systems, metal construction association, S-5! and TopHat Framing | Leave a comment

Mid-year 2014 U.S. construction machinery exports decline 17.3 percent

U.S. construction machinery exports dropped 17.3 percent during the first half of 2014 compared with midyear 2013: $8.93 billion in exports were shipped to global markets compared to $10.8 billion for first-half 2013, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Horse Barns, In the Industry, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Post Frame, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs, Tools and Jobsite Equipment | Tagged AEM, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, construction machinery | Leave a comment

Nonresidential construction employment retains momentum in August

“Today’s headline number of 142,000 jobs for the overall U.S. economy was disappointing but the nonresidential construction numbers continue to show a steady recovery.”—ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu. The U.S. construction industry added 20,000 jobs in August, according to the … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Metal Builder, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Reroofing, Residential, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged ABC, Associated Builders and Contractors, nonresidential construction | Leave a comment

Metal Construction Association welcomes five new member companies

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association welcomes five additional companies to its membership. Byrne Metals Corporation, DECRA Roofing Systems, D.I. Roof Seamers, S-5!, and TopHat Framing have joined the ranks of about 74 member companies with specialties in the … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Events, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Metalcon, Reroofing, Residential, Rural Builder Magazine, Solar, Supplier News | Tagged Byrne Metals, D.I. Roof Seamers, DECRA, mca, metal construction association, S-5!, TopHat Framing | Leave a comment