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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 lit with best practices and tips to help you travel it safely. Mark Billstrom, general manager ...
  • 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 to the simplicity of buying, leasing is far more complicated and may be getting more complex. The ...
  • 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 the city’s north side, is the company’s third in the city. The Vermont store is centrally located ...
  • Major insulation manufacturers collaborate to train contractors Top insulation manufacturers CertainTeed, Johns Manville, Knauf Insulation and Owens Corning are working together to create a unified training credential for insulation contractors. The High Performance Insulation Contractor credentials offered through High Performance Insulation Professionals (HPIP) are now available through these participating manufacturers and directly through HPIP and Distributor Member IDI. The current building economy requires greater ...
  • AWC statement on recent Biogenic Carbon Review WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement regarding the “Forest Carbon Accounting Considerations in U.S. Bioenergy Policy” article recently published in the Journal of Forestry. The article is a review of current literature regarding the carbon emissions of biomass. It concludes that considering the full spectrum ...
  • 5th Annual Heartland NFBA Conference set for Oct. 15-16 in Tulsa Post-frame builders: mark your calendar and participate in the 5th Annual Heartland NFBA Conference. The event, featuring educational seminars, fun events and industry trade show, will be held Oct. 15-16 at the Tulsa Hard Rock Casino. The Heartland Chapter represents the post-frame construction industry in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana. The conference is FREE for ...
  • 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 (AEM), citing U.S. Department of Commerce data. The AEM off-road equipment manufacturing trade group produces global ...
  • Butler Mfg. debuts RetroLite daylighting system for retrofit Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 3, 2014 — Building owners can now incorporate daylighting into existing buildings to minimize lighting-related electricity costs, with the introduction of the RetroLite™ daylighting system from Butler Manufacturing™. Implementing daylighting technology can provide significant savings, as lighting-related electricity is often the highest operating expense in a building — frequently exceeding heating and ...
  • AceClamp installation at manufacturing plant prompts CEO to order one for home Residential SSMR solar installation praised by city building inspector PLAINVILLE, Conn.– An AceClamp® fastener system from AceClamp/PMC Industries was recently used for a standing seam metal roof installation at the Morin Corporation’s manufacturing site in Connecticut. Morin is one of the industry’s most versatile manufacturers of single element metal wall and roof panel systems. Besides Connecticut, ...
  • BioPreferred program opens to wood products WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding the recognition of wood products under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred Program going into effect.  The 2014 Farm Bill states that forest products, previously considered to be ineligible because they were “mature market,” are now eligible products ...
  • PERC redesigns, improves buildwithpropane.com Newly redesigned site makes it possible for professionals to easily find propane products, tools, and resources. WASHINGTON — The Propane Education & Research Council has re-launched buildwithpropane.com, a website specifically designed to help residential and commercial building professionals find propane training, research, resources, and products. “Our newly redesigned website now helps builders, developers, remodelers, facility managers, HVAC ...
  • L-Foot from AceClamp/PMC Makes Installing Solar Racking Systems Easier Than Ever  The new L-Foot from AceClamp/PMC Industries makes installing solar racking systems easier than ever. Installers no longer have to contend with wide, L-shaped brackets that prevent complete access to mounting clamp fasteners. The new L-Foot does not cover the top-mounted bolt on the AceClamp ML or impede access to the AceClamp A2 side bolt, making any ...
  • 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 necessity. The Smeja family had founded Metalmaster Sheet Metal Inc. in 1977, which was growing into ...
  • 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 and retail markets under the brand name “Future Panels”. Bellcomb, a designer and manufacturer of lightweight ...
  • Rural Builder Source Book 2014: Products  Welcome to the online version of the Rural Builder Source Book. This 6th edition goes beyond metal building construction to include ALL things rural: metal frame, post frame, SIPs, ICFs and tension fabric! This guide provides comprehensive information on the leading products used by the top builders. You will find an extensive guide to a wide range ...
  • 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 1978, Roll Former Corporation has been in the standing seam metal roofing industry under the ownership and ...
  • Project inspiration for rural builders: Metal buildings The 2014 Rural Builder Source Book will soon be published. In addition to all the great projects included in the magazine, here are others that should help inspire your building ideas. Building: Derwood Bible Church, Derwood, Md. Building size: 18,130 sq. ft. Architect: SBK Partnership, LLC Contractors: Gardiner & Gardiner Contracting, LLC Products used: Metal building from American Buildings Company Wall and ...
  • METALCON 2014: new location, new learning opportunities, new exhibits - By Marge O’Connor  – The 24th annual METALCON holds true to the event’s tradition of offering new features while maintaining the high quality education and products consistent with what the metal industry offers. This year’s event takes place October 1-3 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, a location that holds many business opportunities and ...
  • AISI publishes new standard for the design of profiled steel diaphragm panels S310-13 intended for use in the U.S., Canada and Mexico WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published a new standard: AISI S310-13, North American Standard for the Design of Profiled Steel Diaphragm Panels. The new standard provides design provisions for diaphragms consisting of profiled steel decks or panels which include acoustic ...
  • AISI publishes new test standards for S900-series The AISI has revised and published 14 test standards in its S900-series, providing a complete series of updated test methods that supersede the previously published 2008 series. All test standards have been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and are available for downloading free of charge at www.aisistandards.org. “These AISI test standards, which are ...