Business and Management

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

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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Nudo Products Announces Acquisition of Prime Panels Inc.

(Springfield, IL) – Nudo Products, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Prime Panels Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of specialized panels for use in agricultural, commercial, industrial and transportation applications.  Prime Panels is known for their extensive line … Read more »

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ATAS Awarded Organization Certificate of Appreciation by CSI

ATAS was recognized with the “Organizational Certificate of Appreciation” award at the National CSI Conference in Baltimore on Sept. 12th, 2014. This is the highest award the Construction Specifications Institute can bestow on a firm, organization or association. It is … Read more »

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Van Mark Products Corp. Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Van Mark Products Corporation is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014. Founded in 1964 by Gene Van Cleave, Van Mark has become the worldwide leader in manufacturing portable jobsite bending brakes and installation tools for the residential and commercial construction … Read more »

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MBCI launches new customer-centric website

HOUSTON –  MBCI recently launched its new website at www.mbci.com. The new, responsive site is designed with the contractor, architect and specification writing professionals in mind and showcases a number of innovative features. It is compatible and easily navigable via … Read more »

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HotEdge announces new ownership

[Denver, CO] – A leading innovator in the design and manufacture of roof ice melt systems has formally introduced its new ownership. HotEdge LLC announces the company’s acquisition by Andrew Elson, who will manage strategy and day-to-day operations of the … Read more »

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Mill Steel Co. strengthens executive staff, reorganizes sales management team

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- Mill Steel Co., an industry-leading flatrolled steel service center, announced today three promotions-consistent with the company’s commitment to build and maintain its dynamic executive and management teams, in support of an expanding presence in the marketplace. Rob … Read more »

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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 »

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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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