In the Industry

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

Covertech wins judgment against TVM

Covertech Fabricating Inc., Ontario, Canada, has won its lawsuit against its former distributor, TVM Building Products, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, for trademark infringements and unfair competition. TVM has been ordered to pay more than $4.7 million in damages to Covertech for sales of insulation products that were improperly identified as its own. Covertech sued TVM in U.S....

DBCI Achieves 7 Year Safety Milestone

Georgia manufacturer remains accident free over 1,000,000 Man Hours Douglasville, GA – Roll-up door manufacturer DBCI celebrated a milestone in July, marking seven consecutive years without a single recordable injury. This monumental achievement encompasses over 1,000,000 hours worked. “I’m proud of everyone in this organization,” says President Larry Miller, “Safety has been our primary...

Fabral Announces 2015 Project of the Year Winners

Norcross, GA – Fabral proudly announces the 2015 winners of its annual Project of the Year contest: Astro Buildings, Cleary Building Corp, McCarty Roofing Inc., Morris-Ginsburg, and Cedar Preservations. The Project of the Year contest, now in its 11th year, allows Fabral to recognize its customers’ commitment to architectural creativity and excellence. Participants were...

Crew Foreman of the Month: Brian Schuh, A builder of people

By Kathy Jonas – Brian Schuh can build or repair any post-frame building that comes his way. “But he is also a builder of people,” according to Greg Lehman, director of construction services at FBi Buildings, Inc., in Remington, Indiana. Lehman nominated Schuh for Crew Foreman of the Month because of his high level...

The Gail Miller Recognition Program for Excellence in Safety

By Gary Auman, NFBA Legal Counsel – The National Frame Building Association has long had a commitment to helping its members provide a safe place of employment for their employees. As a way to strengthen that effort, NFBA redesigned the Gail Miller Safety Award in 2014, transforming the award into the Gail Miller Recognition...

Best Practices: the rewarding road to an effective safety program

– By Greg Blosser, National Frame Building Association Communications Manager – Whether your company is a magnet for worksite accidents or an exemplary beacon of safety excellence, conducting a safety audit is a wise first step in determining where your company currently lies on the safety spectrum. It’s a process that, when conducted well,...

Bringing safety to the job site: Ways to keep your crews safe

By Sharon Thatcher – Safety is an issue that builders understand is important, but how to comply with a growing list of safety regulations—and still get the job done efficiently and cost-effectively—is not so clear. So just what is the status of safety in the post-frame industry and how can you have both safety...

2015 Gold Key of Excellence winners announced

It is truly an honor for Rural Builder staff to acknowledge the following companies that have earned the Rural Builder Gold Key of Excellence for 2015. The magazine has sponsored this award for the past 33 years. The companies chosen are based on a lengthy balloting process that begins each winter at the Frame...

2015 Rural Builder Gold Key of Excellence Award Winners

RB Gold Key Awards PART 1 OF A 3 PART SERIES   CLICK HERE TO VIEW PART 2       PART 3 Featured Companies A. B. Martin Roofing ABC Supply Co., Inc. The Bradbury Group Cannonball:HNP Central States Manufacturing DBCI Dynamic Fastener EDCO Products, Inc. Everlast Roofing Inc. Fasteners Direct LLC H & H Metal Products Ideal...

2015 Rural Builder Gold Key of Excellence Award Winners – Part II

RB Gold Key Awards  PART 2 OF A 3 PART SERIES  —  CLICK HERE TO VIEW PART 1        PART 3 Featured Companies Klauer Manufacturing Company Leland Industries Mac Metal Sales, Inc. Maze Nails Metal Rollforming Systems MWI Components North Star Metals Novagard Solutions Plyco Richland Laminated Columns, LLC Rigidply Rafters Plyco Gold Keys Won: 33...