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MCA publishes new technical bulletin: Fastener Compatibility with Profiled Metal Roof and Wall Panels

CHICAGO, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has published a new technical resource to assist designers and installers in selecting the proper type of fastener: Fastener Compatibility with Profiled Metal Roof and Wall Panels. Found in the technical resources section of the MCA website at www.metalconstruction.org, the new bulletin includes a convenient table...

Homan Industries selected for BioPreferred Program

Homan Industries has announced that the company, which includes Homan Industries, Homan Forest Products and Tri State Lumber, has been selected to participate in the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) BioPeferred program. The process includes an audit of manufacturing process and laboratory testing of products to ensure they meet the established biobased standard. Products...

Post-Frame Buildings and the International Building Code

By Timothy R. Royer, PE  – [DOWNLOAD THIS ARTICLE AS A PDF] Building codes in various forms have been around for a very long time. One of them, the Code of Hammurabi, was written in approximately 1775 B.C. near what is now the city of Baghdad. This code included 282 laws, and six of...

The Gail Miller Recognition Program for Excellence in Safety

By Gary Auman, NFBA Legal Counsel – The National Frame Building Association has long had a commitment to helping its members provide a safe place of employment for their employees. As a way to strengthen that effort, NFBA redesigned the Gail Miller Safety Award in 2014, transforming the award into the Gail Miller Recognition...

Best Practices: the rewarding road to an effective safety program

– By Greg Blosser, National Frame Building Association Communications Manager – Whether your company is a magnet for worksite accidents or an exemplary beacon of safety excellence, conducting a safety audit is a wise first step in determining where your company currently lies on the safety spectrum. It’s a process that, when conducted well,...

2015 Gold Key of Excellence winners announced

It is truly an honor for Rural Builder staff to acknowledge the following companies that have earned the Rural Builder Gold Key of Excellence for 2015. The magazine has sponsored this award for the past 33 years. The companies chosen are based on a lengthy balloting process that begins each winter at the Frame...

2015 Rural Builder Gold Key of Excellence Award Winners

RB Gold Key Awards PART 1 OF A 3 PART SERIES   CLICK HERE TO VIEW PART 2       PART 3 Featured Companies A. B. Martin Roofing ABC Supply Co., Inc. The Bradbury Group Cannonball:HNP Central States Manufacturing DBCI Dynamic Fastener EDCO Products, Inc. Everlast Roofing Inc. Fasteners Direct LLC H & H Metal Products Ideal...

2015 Rural Builder Gold Key of Excellence Award Winners – Part II

RB Gold Key Awards  PART 2 OF A 3 PART SERIES  —  CLICK HERE TO VIEW PART 1        PART 3 Featured Companies Klauer Manufacturing Company Leland Industries Mac Metal Sales, Inc. Maze Nails Metal Rollforming Systems MWI Components North Star Metals Novagard Solutions Plyco Richland Laminated Columns, LLC Rigidply Rafters Plyco Gold Keys Won: 33...

2015 Rural Builder Gold Key of Excellence Award Winners – Part III

RB Gold Key Awards PART 3 OF A 3 PART SERIES  —  CLICK HERE TO VIEW PART 1 and PART 2 Featured Companies Schweiss Doors S-5! Solutions Sealtite Building Fasteners Sno Gem SnoBlox/Snojax Snobar Swenson Shear Steel Dynamics, Inc. Sukup Steel Buildings Valspar Varco Pruden Buildings Wick Buildings Schweiss Doors Gold Keys Won: 5 Schweiss Doors...

Building a crew: Tips to finding and keeping good help

– By Mark Ward – In the field of management science, the concept of “organizational socialization” describes how employees progress through three phases—anticipation, encounter, and metamorphosis—as they transition from newcomers to valued veterans. “My responsibilities cover all three phases,” relates Jimmy Terry, crew developer and trainer for FBi Buildings, a post-frame contractor in Remington,...