Business and Management

How-to information, news and tips to help improve the business and management of businesses in the industry.

Time lapse video: Minnesota McDonald’s constructed in 3 minutes

- New McDonald’s Restaurant Construction Captured With Time Lapse Cameras From brinnoUSA – Two time lapse cameras from brinnoUSA were recently used by professional photographer, Josh Banks, to film the construction of Courtesy Corporation’s newest McDonald’s restaurant located in Rochester, … Read more »

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Construction Backlog Indicator Reaches Another All-Time High

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is reporting that its Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) reached a new all-time high during the third quarter of 2014 at 8.8 months, eclipsing the previous all-time high of 8.5 months in the second quarter of … Read more »

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Bradbury Announces People on the Move

MOUNDRIDGE, KS, USA – The Bradbury Co., Inc. announces several promotions. Aaron Woods has accepted the position of Field Completion Coordinator within the Customer Service Department. Woods has worked in hydraulic assembly, and most recently as a Test Technician specializing … Read more »

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DBCI Celebrates Nationwide 5-Year Safety Milestone

All manufacturing locations remain accident-free for over five years Douglasville, GA – Roll-up door manufacturer DBCI announced that on October 29 its Chandler, Arizona manufacturing facility completed its fifth consecutive year without a single recordable injury. The milestone means all … Read more »

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Survey: What does 2015 look like for builders?

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Rural Builder magazine is conducting a survey to help determine the year ahead for professional builders in the U.S. To better serve your information needs, we would like to find out more about your outlook for 2015. Please take a … Read more »

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NCI Building Systems Reaches Definitive Agreement to Acquire CENTRIA

HOUSTON- NCI Building Systems, Inc. (NYSE: NCS), a leading manufacturer of metal products for the nonresidential building industry, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pittsburgh area-based CENTRIA, an internationally recognized leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of … Read more »

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2015 NDS and SDPWS standards approved by ANSI

The American Wood Council (AWC) 2015 “National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction” and “Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic” (SDPWS) standards have been approved as American National Standards by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Both standards are … Read more »

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U.S. manufacturers showcase innovative propane technologies in new video series

WASHINGTON – The Propane Education & Research Council has released video interviews with leading U.S. equipment manufacturers highlighting their investment in developing and commercializing new propane technologies. The online video series, Clean American Innovation, goes behind-the-scenes at manufacturing facilities across the U.S. … Read more »

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Swenson Shear extends distribution through AMSI Supply

TURLOCK, CA – Swenson Shear is pleased to announce a distribution agreement with AMSI Supply, Douglasville, Ga. The agreement took effect October 10, 2014. Swenson Shear manufactures heavy duty metal panel cutting tools and all-in-one finishing tables for roofing and … Read more »

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Varco Pruden Appoints New District Manager – Alan Johnson

MEMPHIS – Varco Pruden Buildings has named Alan Johnson district manager. His territory includes the majority of the Colorado market as well as part of Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota and Wyoming. In this position, Johnson will be responsible … Read more »

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