Business and Management

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

Sno Gem celebrates 20 years of innovation

McHENRY, Ill.– As Sno Gem® Inc. celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2014, it is an opportunity to reflect on its journey from start-up to the forefront of the snow retention industry. Like many businesses, Sno Gem was born out of … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Metal Roofing, Products, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged Metalmaster Sheet Metal, PV Cube, Smeja, Sno Barracade, Sno Gem, Sno Gem Junior, Wavelock | Leave a comment

Nudo obtain rights to manufacture Bellcomb non-stone laminations

Springfield, IL – Nudo is pleased to announce that it has obtained the rights to manufacture most non-stone laminations from Bellcomb Inc. This includes all rights to its proprietary lightweight, easy-to-assemble and disassemble, reusable barricade system sold to the construction … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, In the Industry, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Vertical Panels | Tagged barricade system, Bellcomb, Future Panels, nudo | Leave a comment

Roll Former Corporation announces new ownership

Roll Former Corporation, Chalfont, Pa., has announced the retirement of its owners and the resumption of business under the leadership of long-time employees Bob Schultz and John Dumke. In a press release, founders Phil Altomare and Gerry Corkery announced: “Since … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, In the Industry, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Post Frame, Products, Roll Formers, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged Bob Schultz, Gerry Corkery, John Dumke, Phil Altomare, Roll Former Corporation | Leave a comment

AISI publishes new standard for the design of profiled steel diaphragm panels

S310-13 intended for use in the U.S., Canada and Mexico WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published a new standard: AISI S310-13, North American Standard for the Design of Profiled Steel Diaphragm Panels. The new … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Products, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged acoustic panels, AISI, american iron and steel institute, cellular deck, composite deck with concrete, steel diaphram panels | Leave a comment

AISI publishes new test standards for S900-series

The AISI has revised and published 14 test standards in its S900-series, providing a complete series of updated test methods that supersede the previously published 2008 series. All test standards have been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Horse Barns, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Post Frame, Post-Frame Technique, Products, Research and Technology, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs | Tagged AISI, American National Standards Institute, S900 series test standards | Leave a comment

ABC Economic Update: Construction Materials Prices Flat in July

“The weakening of economies in Europe, Japan and elsewhere has reduced demand for construction materials on a global basis.” —Associated Builders and Contractors Chief Economist Anirban Basu. Overall, construction materials prices inched higher in July and are up 2 percent … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Metal Roofing Magazine, Products, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged construction materials, PPI, producer price index | Leave a comment

Palram Announces New Website

Palram Americas, a leading manufacturer of polycarbonate and PVC product lines, is pleased to announce a new website design at PalramAmericas.com. This new design, which is more closely aligned with the global corporate website (Palram.com), includes many new features. Users … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, In the Industry, Metal Builder, Metal Roofing, Supplier News | Tagged new website, Palram Americas | Leave a comment

Fabral Taps Proven Industry Leader to Institute Next Strategic Steps

Fabral, the leading provider of metal for building envelope solutions, announces the strategic appointment of Kit Emert as vice president and general manager of the Commercial Products division. With more than thirty years of experience in the industry, Emert provides … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, In the Industry, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing News, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged Fabral, Kit Emert, vice president and general manager of the commercial products division | Leave a comment

Construction Economists Optimistic About 2014 Commercial and Industrial Growth

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chief Economist Kermit Baker and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist David Crowe provided a collaborative economic forecast Monday combining their … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Horse Barns, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Post Frame, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs | Tagged ABC, AIA, American Builders and Contractors, American Institute of Architects, Anirban Basu, David Crowe, Kermit Baker, NAHB | Leave a comment

Nudo Products launches new website for High Standard Inc.

(Springfield, IL) – The new website for High Standard, Inc. (www.hsipanels.com) went live on July 14, 2014. High Standard is a full service exterior architectural panel manufacturer and fabricator. In 2013, High Standard was acquired by Nudo Products, a manufacturer … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, In the Industry, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Vertical Panels | Tagged exterior architectural panel, High Standard Inc., nudo | Leave a comment