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DBCI launches Curl-Lok door for easy on-site repair

Douglasville, GA – Rolling sheet door manufacturer DBCI has announced a revolutionary new door product called Curl-Lok.  The new Curl-lok door is constructed out of removable panels with engineered curls along the edges that lock into place instead of seam … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Doors & Windows, Frame Building News, Industry Experts, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged Curl-Lok, dbci, rolling sheet door | Leave a comment

Something Old, Something New: Rural Builders Enhance Historic Properties

Rural Builder March 2014

- By Sharon Thatcher – Historic restoration isn’t something most rural builders want to tackle, but there are occasional opportunities to build something new or to enhance something old in a way that preserves a property’s historic integrity. Featured are … Read more »

Posted in Featured Magazine, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Profiles, RB March 2014, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged barn recovers, new buildings to compliment old buildings, rural builders | Leave a comment

Safety first: How to select fire rated systems for your clients

- By Charles Praeger – It’s not always easy to check every box on a client’s check list. Some customers  need guidance to understand what is feasible, as well as reassurance to validate decisions. For those with safety as the … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Products, RB March 2014, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged charles praeger, fire rated buildings, MBMA, metal building manufacturers association, metal buildings | Leave a comment

Selecting, installing the right hardware: What to know before you buy

Hardware can make a significant difference in the look and function of a building but builders need to know how to make the correct suggestions or selections for their clients. Following is advice on selection and installation offered by James … Read more »

Posted in Building Components, Construction Industry News, Doors & Windows, Fasteners, Frame Building News, Industry Experts, Products, RB March 2014, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged buying hardware, Cannonball: HNP, installing hardware, MWI Components, National Hardware, selecting hardware | Leave a comment

Plyco, now 60, offers a look at today’s door and window trends

Plyco Corporation, celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2014, has been witness to many changes in the door and window markets. According to Fred Mancusi, the company’s director of sales and marketing, today’s customers are looking for more from a window … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Doors & Windows, Energy Efficiency, Frame Building News, Green Building, Industry Experts, Products, RB March 2014, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged door trends, Fred Mancusi, Plyco, window trends | Leave a comment

2014 Rural Builder Hall of Fame Inductees welcomed

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Three men who have contributed to the advancement of the post-frame industry were inducted into the Rural Builder Hall of Fame at the Frame Building Expo in Nashville. Al Geisthardt, Plyco Corp., Elkhart Lake, Wis. Al Geisthardt found his career … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Events, Featured News, Frame Building Expo, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Industry Honors, Profiles, Rural Builder Hall of Fame, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged Lester Buildings, Plyco, Rural Builder Hall of Fame, University of Nebraska | Leave a comment

Open Houses Set For March 18-19 At Englert Tenn. Field Offices

Englert, Inc. will be holding open houses for customers and prospects Tuesday, March 18 at the company’s Knoxville Field Service Center and Wednesday, March 19 at its new Nashville center. The Knoxville daylong event will be held from 8 a.m. … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Gutters, Industry Experts, Metal Builder, Metal Roofing | Tagged Englert, march 18, march 19, open house, Tenn. | Leave a comment

ABC Supply to open branch in La Crosse, Wis.

Building products distributor ABC Supply Co., Inc. will open a new branch at La Crosse, Wis. on February 17. The branch offers steep-slope and low-slope roofing products and systems, siding, gutter, windows, doors and related products and services.  ABC Supply … Read more »

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Money Talk: Fast track and tax audits that ain’t

-By Mark E. Battersby – The IRS recently rolled out a streamlined program designed to enable small rural building businesses undergoing audits to more quickly settle their differences with the IRS. The Fast Track Settlement (FTS) program is designed to … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Industry Experts, RB February 2014, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged audits, finance, IRS, rural builder, rural building businesses, tax | Leave a comment

Levi’s Nails and Screws Announces Name Change

Leola, Pa., – Levi’s Nails and Screws is pleased to announce that it has changed the name of the company to Levi’s Building Components. Levi’s Building Components is a wholesale supplier of metal roofing screws, snow guards and accessories. In 1978, Levi … Read more »

Posted in Building Components, 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, MR December 2013/January 2014, Post Frame, Post Frame Products, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged Levis Nails and Screws Announces Name Change | Leave a comment