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ABC Supply Co. Inc. acquires Siding World

Transaction Includes 17 Locations in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio   BELOIT, Wis. – Building products distributor ABC Supply Co., Inc. has acquired the assets of Siding World, a distributor of siding and other exterior building products including roofing, windows, doors, decking and gutters. The 40-year old company has locations in 17 markets...

ABC predicts continued construction industry growth in 2015

ABC economist expects a rise in backlog, construction employment and nonresidential spending WASHINGTON, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) forecasts a steady and ongoing economic recovery for the U.S. commercial and industrial construction industries in 2015. The reasonably brisk industry recovery in 2014 should continue in 2015, with momentum especially...

TruLog steel siding: the look of logs without the logs

Many building owners who want the look of logs, but not the long-term maintenance issues are turning to alternatives. A new one on the scene is TruLog siding made of heavy 28 gauge steel. Ryan Reed-Baum, Director of Marketing for TruLog said TruLog is manufactured as 9 inch wide profiles in...

Buying a new vs. used rollformer: What’s best for you?

Research a necessity to ensure the better decision for your operation By Joe Repovs, Founder, Samco Machinery TORONTO, December 2, 2014 – Successful businesses are run by people who are prudent with how money is spent or re-invested into the business. The bigger the expenditure, the more research may be required...

Survey: What does 2015 look like for builders?

Rural Builder magazine is conducting a survey to help determine the year ahead for professional builders in the U.S. To better serve your information needs, we would like to find out more about your outlook for 2015. Please take a few minutes to answer the questions in our survey. The information...

Triangle Fastener launches product video for VRT Technology

TFC is pleased to announce the launch of their new product video for VRT® Technology, their patented screw thread designed to increase back-out resistance of screws used in thin metal connections. Screws with VRT® Technology produce over 3-1/2 times more back-out resistance than some ordinary screw threads, reducing the chance for...

Heartland NFBA Chapter announces Building of the Year Award winners

The Heartland Chapter of the National Frame Building Association held its annual convention and trade show, the Heartland NFBA Conference, Oct. 15-16, at the Hard Rock Casino of Tulsa. During a special award session, winners in six categories received plaques for the annual HNFBA Building of the Year Contest. The Building...

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 of laminates and substrates, which has allowed them to serve the...

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...

Archie, Mo., business helps with national 9/11 commemoration

SL Construction & Lester Buildings Join Forces to Help Rebuild Oklahoma Non-Profit Sept. 4 – 7, 2014 LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Tornados can have devastating consequences. But the tornado that struck Central Oklahoma on May 19, 2013, was no match for the good deeds that followed. That includes the generous donation...