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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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Connect, learn & discover at the 2015 Frame Building Expo

- Ken Gieseke, Chair, NFBA Board of Directors With hopes that you, your coworkers, and your families enjoyed a wonderful holiday, I now join members of the NFBA staff and board of directors in wishing you all a richly satisfying … Read more »

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DBCI enlists DSI as distributor for Northeast

- Regional door company will offer Curl-Lok in seven states – Douglasville, GA – Rollup door manufacturer DBCI announces a new partnership with DSI Distribution out of Framingham, Massachusetts. DSI will service all DBCI commercial door requests in Massachusetts, Connecticut, … Read more »

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Nudo Products announces acquisition of Marlite, Inc.

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Nudo Products Inc. announced its acquisition of Marlite, Inc. Headquartered in Dover, Ohio, Marlite is known in the architectural community for designing, developing and manufacturing advanced panel solutions for interior spaces in a variety of market segments, … Read more »

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Levi’s Building Components hires national sales manager

Levi’s Building Components has hired Chris Ray as National Sales Manager. As a new addition to the Levi’s Building Components team, Ray brings over 30 years of leadership experience gained from working in a variety of industries and the public … Read more »

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Palram Partners with Snavely Forest Products to distribute PALIGHT Trimboard

Kutztown, PA – Palram Americas, a leading manufacturer of polycarbonate and PVC sheets, has partnered with Snavely Forest Products, a recognized distribution leader in the wholesale lumber and building products industry, to offer the full line of PALIGHT® Trimboard products. … Read more »

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OSHA communications on distracted driving and injury reporting

- By Gary Auman – Recent communications from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will have an effect on workplace practices regarding cell phone use and injury-reporting requirements. Employees and Distracted Driving How often do you talk on your cell … Read more »

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Jonathan Williams to serve as Lancaster, PA, facility plant manager at Fabral

Lancaster, PA – Fabral, the leading provider of metal for building envelope solutions, announces the appointment of Jonathan Williams as plant manager at Fabral’s Lancaster, Pennsylvania facility. With more than 30 years of manufacturing experience, and 15 years of operational … Read more »

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Valspar coatings used for colossal mural at Netherlands market

Minneapolis, Minnesota – [Dec. 2014] – Valspar coatings were used on a very unique mural project in the Netherlands. The large mural, adorning a 40-meter arched-shaped structure, was created on aluminum panels at the Markthal Rotterdam, the first indoor market … Read more »

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ABC Supply Co. Inc. acquires Siding World

Transaction Includes 17 Locations in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio   BELOIT, Wis. – Building products distributor ABC Supply Co., Inc. has acquired the assets of Siding World, a distributor of siding and other exterior building products including roofing, windows, doors, decking … Read more »

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ABC predicts continued construction industry growth in 2015

ABC economist expects a rise in backlog, construction employment and nonresidential spending WASHINGTON, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) forecasts a steady and ongoing economic recovery for the U.S. commercial and industrial construction industries in 2015. The reasonably brisk … Read more »

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