Business and Management

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

National Framers Council rolls out FrameSafe Version 2 Safety Program

The National Framers Council (NFC) continues its work to develop and implement best practices to help ensure framers leave the job site each day in the same health as they arrived. Organized in June of 2013 as a council of the Structural Building Components Association, the NFC just released its second edition FrameSAFE Safety...

The solid safety program

– By Gary Auman, NFBA Legal Counsel – At the 2016 Frame Building Expo in Indianapolis, the National Frame Building Association recognized 12 member companies that have demonstrated a serious concern for providing their employees with a safe worksite. These companies recognized that a good safety program is the first step to having a...

MFM Building Products Celebrates 55th Anniversary

MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, is celebrating the company’s 55th Anniversary. MFM Building Products was founded in 1961 by Robert E. Simpson. Initially, the company manufactured products used for wrapping underground pipe to protect from water penetration and pipe contents...

MCA elects 2016 officers and board members

The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has elected its 2016 officers and board of directors. Dale Nelson, president of Roof Hugger Inc., Odessa, Fla., was elected chair of the association. Ed Karper, account manager for Akzo Nobel Coatings, Inc., Columbus, Ohio, was elected vice-chair, and Jim Bush, vice president of sales and marketing for ATAS...

Money Talk: Related parties and the IRS

– By Mark Battersby – All too often unsuspecting rural building business owners find themselves facing penalties, fines and substantial tax bills because the ever-vigilant IRS has ignored a past transaction it views as having been conducted by “related persons.” Below-market rate loans, sales of property, installment sales, like-kind exchanges, intercompany transactions, etc. all...

New Product: Brake Accelerator for metal bending

After spending a week bending metal for roofing, siding and windows of a large house under renovation, general contractor Lee Buck, owner of Buck’s Remodeling, knew there had to be a better way. “I tried other metal [brake] attachments in the past and the process was still not fast enough. Then, in the middle...

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...