Post Frame News

News, features and technical information directly related to the post frame industry.

Permanent bracing of wood trusses an ongoing education

In the July 2107 issue of the Component Manufacturing Advertiser (download the article here) Professor Frank Woeste suggested the use of the 2015 BCSI Book (111 pages) as a tool for providing a practical path for design professionals to complete their bracing designs. In the spiral bound book, permanent truss bracing design for conventional...

Best Practices: Customer Service 101 Exceed Expectations

By Kathy Jonas – In 2014 CNN reported a story about a Southwest Airlines pilot who made a decision to hold a flight, contrary to company policy. The pilot was not reprimanded. In fact, he was praised by the company, and his decision resulted in positive publicity for the airline, which, as we all...

Bring in More Business with These 5 Tips

Most construction businesses don’t do much in the way of sales and marketing. If you own a construction business, that should be exciting news. It means there are all kinds of opportunities to reel in customers that your competition is neglecting.

HENRY GETZ Winner of the 2015 Bernon G. Perkins Award

Each year the National Frame Building Association presents its highest honor to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary service to the post-frame industry. The Bernon G. Perkins Award, named after a pioneer of the post-frame industry who furthered the pole building’s evolution from a temporary structure into a long-lasting one, was presented to Henry...

Central States Manufacturing breaks ground on new facility in Claysburg, PA

Central States Manufacturing has broken ground on a 50,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehouse facility in Martin J. Marasco Business Park near Claysburg, Pennsylvania. Central States has committed to the creation of 50 new, full-time jobs over the next three years, and investing at least $5.8 million on the project. This will be Central States Manufacturing’s...

Starting at the top: Trusses – A case for T-bracing

Building failures often start at the top. A strong truss ensures for a stronger building, adaptable to the rigorous winds and rumblings of nature. One method worth considering as today’s buildings grow bigger and more complex is T-bracing (or T-reinforcement). An advocate for T-bracing is David Brakeman, engineering director and vice president for Alpine,...

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...