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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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 »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Frame Building News, Green Building, Low Rise Construction, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, The Source Book | Tagged radiant barrier, radiation control coatings, Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association International, relective insulation, RIMA-I | Leave a comment

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 »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, In the Industry, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Products, RB July 2014, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged varco pruden buildings, VP | Leave a comment

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 »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, RB July 2014, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged metal building, Metallic, Missouri River Contracting, North Dakota Farm Bureau | Leave a comment

Valspar Unveils New Exterior Color Collections

New research based color palettes created to inspire architects and designers MINNEAPOLIS –  Color matters – it defines cultures, sells products and services, conveys emotion, inspires everything around us and continues to evolve. From there, Valspar refined the themes into … Read more »

Posted in Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Metal Shingles, Post Frame, Products, Reroofing, Residential, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News, Tools and Jobsite Equipment, Vertical Panels | Tagged coated metals, metal wall panels, Valspar coil and extrusion | Leave a comment

ATAS Introduces Wave Panel

ALLENTOWN, PA:  – ATAS International, Inc. is pleased to announce a new addition, Wave Panel, to their Belvedere series. Wave Panel is a 40” wide wall panel with deep, non-symmetrical curves. Wave Panel offers architects a fresh way to create … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News, The Source Book, Vertical Panels | Tagged ATAS International, metal panel, structural wall panel, Wave Panel | Leave a comment

Delden Manufacturing Co. celebrates 50 years

The year 2014 marks 50 years in business for Delden Manufacturing Company Inc. – manufacturer and distributor of garage doors, electric openers, parts and accessories in America’s Midwest. In 1964, Gene Renner opened Delden Manufacturing in Kansas City, MO. Delden … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Doors & Windows, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Metal Builder, Products, RB July 2014, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged Delden Manufacturing, Denise Dahms, Gene Renner | Leave a comment

The Hercules Coil Tipper makes fast work of coil handling

Invert and load coil safely and inexpensively with the Hercules Coil Tipper from Fall River Seamless. Easy to use, the Hercules stabilizes and tips up to 30-inch coil in seconds, while your own forklift does the heavy lifting. Hercules will … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Gutter Opportunities, Gutter Products, Gutters, Low Rise Construction, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Post Frame, Products, Roll Formers, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged coil handling, coil spool, fall river seamless, hercules coil tipper | Leave a comment

Sno Gem Inc. introduces PV Cube standing seam attachment system

- Innovative WaveLock™ technology offers strength unparalleled in the industry – McHENRY, Ill. (July 8, 2014) – Sno Gem® Inc. recently introduced the PV Cube™ standing seam attachment system, a clamp-to-seam solar panel racking and mounting system that provides unparalleled … Read more »

Posted in Building Components, Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Fasteners, Frame Building News, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Products, Residential, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Solar | Tagged PV Cub, Sno Gem, standing seam attachment system | Leave a comment

2014 winners of the Rural Builder Gold Key of Excellence Award

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It is with great pride that we introduce this year’s winners of the annual Rural Builder Gold Key of Excellence. For the past 32 years, Rural Builder has sponsored this award, relying on the results of a ballot process that … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Featured Magazine, Frame Building News, Gold Key of Excellence, In the Industry, Industry Honors, RB July 2014, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged gold key of excellence, metal building suppliers, post frame suppliers, rural builder | Leave a comment