Business and Management

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

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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