Rural Builder Magazine

Rural Builder provides the news, features, products and how-to’s geared towards builders and suppliers of primarily low-rise agricultural and small retail and municipal structures. Published seven times annually, Rural Builder serves a horizontal market targeting all types of low-rise construction in cities of 250,000 or less population.

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Win a surround sound system in Metal Prep’s “Prime All the Time” Sweepstakes

Now through Oct. 15, 2014, Metal Prep is sponsoring a sweepstakes for an entertainment prize package. The prize package includes an HD Smart TV, Blue Ray Player and Surround Sound worth more than $1,000. Entry is simple and free, although a … Read more »

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Nudo Products launches new website for High Standard Inc.

(Springfield, IL) – The new website for High Standard, Inc. (www.hsipanels.com) went live on July 14, 2014. High Standard is a full service exterior architectural panel manufacturer and fabricator. In 2013, High Standard was acquired by Nudo Products, a manufacturer … Read more »

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Arch Wood Protection rolls out Wolmanized Wood “U” learning series

Atlanta, GA – Arch Wood Protection Inc., developer and licensor of the Wolmanized® brands of preserved wood, and its affiliates announced the rollout of an educational program designed to address the wood treatment process and proper use of preserved wood … Read more »

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New global account executive joins Swenson Shear

Turlock, CA - Marshall Benson, seasoned business development professional, joins Swenson Shear‘s CEO, Jonathan Dravecky, and the team as Global Account Executive. Benson will focus on international and system-wide sales channels. Benson’s extensive manufacturing knowledge and experience in the commercial and residential OEM, … Read more »

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DBCI Achieves Safety Milestone

Georgia manufacturer remains accident free for 6 years Douglasville, GA – Roll-up door manufacturer DBCI celebrated a milestone in July, marking six consecutive years without a single recordable injury. This monumental achievement encompasses over 850,000 hours worked. “I’m proud of … Read more »

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Construction materials prices inch higher in June

Overall construction materials prices increased by 0.1 percent in June and are up 1.9 percent year over year, according to the July 16 producer price index release by the U.S. Department of Labor. Nonresidential construction materials prices also expanded 0.1 … Read more »

Posted in Building Components, Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Doors & Windows, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Metal building systems, Metal Roofing Magazine, Post Frame Products, Products, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged Associated Builders and Contractors, construction prices, lumber prices | Leave a comment

Man caves and toy shops

- By Sharon Thatcher – Remember when a garage was nothing more than a big box with walls, ceiling and a floor? And a shed was a littler version of the same? Customers wanting one didn’t ask for much more … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Post Frame, RB July 2014, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged hobby shops, man caves, post frame, post-frame, toy shops | Leave a comment

RIMA-I Handbook Update Available

In ongoing efforts to provide reliable and helpful information on the reflective insulation, radiant barrier and interior radiation control coatings (IRCCs) industries, the Reflective INsulation Manufacturers Association International has just released the 2014 update to their handbook, “Understanding and Using … Read more »

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Varco Pruden Unveils Redesigned Website

MEMPHIS, TN– Varco Pruden (VP) Buildings is proud to announce the launch of its redesigned website, www.vp.com. The revamped site features a streamlined, user-friendly interface and clear structure; a clean, uncluttered design; improved functionality; and intuitive navigation intended to enhance … Read more »

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Award-winner houses North Dakota Farm Bureau

When the North Dakota Farm Bureau decided to build a new office complex it needed to blend into a local residential community. Missouri River Contracting did just that using a Metallic Building. The project won one of this year’s Top … Read more »

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