Industry Honors

Special honors given to individuals and businesses in the construction industry.

2016 Gold Key voting has started!

Do you have a favorite post-frame or low-rise metal building supplier you’d like to see rewarded for the products and services your business has come to rely on? For the past 34 years, Rural Builder magazine has enlisted the help of builders to help select businesses that deserve some recognition. Companies that receive the...

Brakeman, Brugger and Simon named to 2016 Rural Builder Hall of Fame

Rural Builder magazine inducted three new members to the Rural Builder Hall of Fame at the Frame Building Expo in Indianapolis on March 11. Named to the Hall of Fame for 2016 were David Brakeman, Alpine / ITW Company; Michael Brugger, Ohio State University; and Jim Simon, Tailored Building Systems, Grand Rapids, Michigan. David Brakeman...

MCA honors outstanding achievers in metal construction industry

The Metal Construction Association (MCA) presented awards to three outstanding achievers in the metal construction industry at its winter meeting held February 1-3 in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Mark James of Roof Hugger, Inc. and Randy Allen from Triangle Fastener Corporation were honored with MCA’s Patrick R. Bush Volunteer Service Award, and Ken Buchinger...

Post-Frame Crew Foreman of the Month: Roy Palmer II

– By Greg Blosser, NFBA Communications Manager –  Nan Spadacene of Midland, Michigan, calls foreman Roy Palmer II a “superstar.” Spadacene, a retired business development manager who worked at Dow Chemical for 30 years, knows a bit about supervising people and considers herself a good just of character. Palmer, of Wick Buildings, was the...

Chuck Haslebacher, President of Varco Pruden Buildings and Barbara Deloach, VP Human Resources Manager proudly display the 2015 Top Workplaces award.

Varco Pruden lands Top 10 spot in Top Workplaces in Memphis

MEMPHIS, TN – Varco Pruden Buildings (VP) was recognized a second time this year as a top place to work. The Memphis Commercial Appeal ranked VP in the top 10 Top Workplaces 2015 in the small size category (under 100 employees). The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey...

EagleView Technologies Receives MRCA Industry Innovation Award

EagleView Technologies, a leading technology provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions, recently announced that it was awarded the 2015 Industry Innovation Award by the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association (MRCA) for the development of its cloud-based construction software, Construct. “We are honored to be recognized by the MRCA for being an innovator...

Varco Pruden among 2015 Best Places to Work in Memphis

MEMPHIS, TN – Varco Pruden Buildings’ national headquarters in Memphis was named one of the 2015 Best Places to Work by the Memphis Business Journal. The Best Places to Work is a competition of the top workplaces in the Memphis metro area. Selection is determined solely on employee feedback. Memphis Business Journal partners with national research...

ASTM International Roofing Committee honors Rob Haddock with ‘Cash Award’

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.—Consultant Rob Haddock of the Metal Roof Advisory Group Ltd. and Metal Roof Innovations Ltd. in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has received the Carl G. Cash Award from ASTM International Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing. The committee noted Haddock’s “distinguished research contributions, outstanding publications, dedication and leadership to advancing building envelope technology,...

Hall of Fame: Class of 2015

Alfred Dunlop & Robert Scichili: Top Leaders In The Industry. By Sharon Glorioso It’s that time of year again—Metal Roofing Magazine’s Hall of Fame issue! Metal Roofing Magazine announced the inaugural class of the Metal Roofing Hall of Fame in 2007 by inducting four industry pioneers. Since then, 11 more prominent members of the...