Post Frame News

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Georgia-Pacific announces $37M investment at Gurdon Lumber operations

ATLANTA /PRNewswire – Georgia-Pacific today announced plans to invest $37 million at its Gurdon, Ark., lumber operations to expand the production capacity of the lumber mill by approximately 60 percent and position the facility for long-term success. Improvements at the … Read more »

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WoodWorks to host national symposium on taller wood buildings

On November 6 and 7, the Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks program will host a National Symposium, “Toward Taller Wood Buildings”, in Chicago, Ill. Intended to give attendees a practical perspective on North America’s evolution toward taller wood buildings, the Symposium … Read more »

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Post frame comes home Part II: An award winning residence

- By Sharon Thatcher, Editor, Rural Builder – You may recognize Josh Sweinhart’s residence. It won the Judge’s Award in the 2013 Building of the Year competition sponsored by the National Frame Building Association. Sweinhart is a post-frame builder with … Read more »

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Post frame comes home, Part I: Brave new world of the pole barn house

Editors Note: “Pole barn” verus “Post Frame” Residential post frame remains a modest part of the industry, but as with all things post frame, it continues to evolve. From secondary garages with living quarters to full-time residences, builders are finding converts … Read more »

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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 … Read more »

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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 … Read more »

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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 … Read more »

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TFC expands Concealor heavy gauge line low profile head screw line

Triangle Fastener Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of a #12-24 x 1-1/4-inch DP5 to the CONCEALOR® Low Profile Pancake Head Screw line. The #12-24 x 1-1/4-inch DP5 can drill and tap up to ½-inch thick steel even at … Read more »

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“Behind the Hammer” with Mike Momb: Common post-frame failures and how to prevent them

One of the more sickening events for a post-frame building contractor is being on the receiving end of a call advising that some or all of one of your buildings has collapsed. Déjà vu all over againI was one of … Read more »

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Caution: watch that impact driver!

Improper use of impact drivers can lead to paint finish damage and failed connections. –  The Metal Construction Association has developed a technical bulletin on “Proper Tools for Fastening Metal Panels.” In particular, it addresses the improper use of impact … Read more »

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