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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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 … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Frame Building News, Green Building, Metal Builder, Products, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged PERC, Propane Education & Research Council | Leave a comment

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 … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Metal Roofing, Products, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged Metalmaster Sheet Metal, PV Cube, Smeja, Sno Barracade, Sno Gem, Sno Gem Junior, Wavelock | Leave a comment

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 … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, In the Industry, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Vertical Panels | Tagged barricade system, Bellcomb, Future Panels, nudo | Leave a comment

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 … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, In the Industry, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Post Frame, Products, Roll Formers, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged Bob Schultz, Gerry Corkery, John Dumke, Phil Altomare, Roll Former Corporation | Leave a comment

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 … Read more »

Posted in Building Components, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Products, RB August 2014, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged american buildings company, garco building systems, metal buildings, mid-west steel buildings | Leave a comment

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 … Read more »

Posted in Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Events, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Metalcon, Products, Reroofing, Residential, Rural Builder Magazine, Solar | Tagged metal buildings, metal roofing, METALCON | Leave a comment

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 … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Products, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged acoustic panels, AISI, american iron and steel institute, cellular deck, composite deck with concrete, steel diaphram panels | Leave a comment

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) … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Horse Barns, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Post Frame, Post-Frame Technique, Products, Research and Technology, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs | Tagged AISI, American National Standards Institute, S900 series test standards | Leave a comment

Levi’s becomes exclusive distributor for Uplift Plate for post-frame anchoring

Levi’s Building Components is now the exclusive distributor for The Uplift Plate post-frame anchoring system. The Uplift Plate was created by Bill Keller to significantly improve the strength, durability, simplicity of post-frame anchoring. For years, post-frame builders relied on rebar … Read more »

Posted in Building Components, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Post Frame Products, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged anchoring wood into concrete, Levi's Building Componentns, post frame, post-frame anchoring system, Uplift Plate | Leave a comment

Schweiss Doors now has back-up systems for your door in case of power outage

Before placing an order for a hydraulic or bifold door, have you given any thought to how you would get that big, heavy door open in case of a power outage? This is an important consideration, not only for knowing … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Doors & Windows, Frame Building News, Horse Barns, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Post Frame, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs, Supplier News | Tagged backup power system for hydraulic door, bi-fold doors, hydraulic doors, schweiss doors | Leave a comment