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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Timber Technologies LLC Achieves AITC Certification

COLFAX, WISCONSIN – Timber Technologies LLC has achieved certification by the American Institute of Timber Construction (AITC). | Certification distinguishes this Glue Laminated Manufacturer from many other manufacturing facilities by providing the highest quality glue laminated beams and columns to … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Frame Building News, Green Building, Green Products, Horse Barns, In the Industry, Industry Experts, June 2015, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Products, RB July 2015, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged AITC, American Institute of Timber Construction, glue laminated, glulam, Timber Technologies | Leave a comment

Union Corrugating introduces exclusive metal roof system warranty

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – Union Corrugating has launched a new MetalProTECTION™ System Warranty available to the marketplace. This warranty is now available to homeowners when purchasing a new metal roofing system installed by a Union factory trained MetalPro contractor. When installation … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Products, Residential, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged metal roofing, MetalProTECTION, Union Corrugating | Leave a comment

Big Ass Fans introduces Black Jack: “Airflow on the Go”

LEXINGTON, KY. – Customers said they wanted a portable fan big enough to provide serious airflow, but small enough to go wherever they need a breeze – indoors or out. Big Ass Fans® answered with Black Jack. Black Jack and … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, New Products, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged airflow, Big Ass Fans, Black Jack fan, large fans, portable ventilation, quiet fan | Leave a comment

Samco Machinery app puts company info at fingertips

TORONTO – Customers are searching for information in new ways and Samco Machinery is doing what it can to put that information right at their fingertips. Samco Machinery has developed a free Smartphone application that will allow access to company … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, In the Industry, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Products, Roll Formers, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged roll former, rollformer, Samco Machinery | Leave a comment

Surviving an OSHA inspection

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– By  Mark Ward Sr. – Few things strike fear in the hearts of many rural builders more than the thought of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspector showing up unannounced at a job site. For a “survival … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Featured News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Metal Roofing Magazine, RB May 2015, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged gary auman, Katy Tiller, OSHA inspection, rural builders, Stan Virkler | Leave a comment

The power of team: life lessons from former baseball pro Dave Dravecky

It’s baseball season and there isn’t anything about baseball that can’t be compared to life, be it personal or professional. Below are excerpts from keynote speaker Dave Dravecky at the 2015 Frame Building Expo in Louisville. He shared his journey … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, RB May 2015, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged Dave Dravecky, frame building expo, Jonathan Dravecky, swenson shear | Leave a comment

Money Talk: Managing Cyber Security Risks

by Mark Battersby – The recent headlines about Internet “hacking” and security breaches have focused on large retailers such as Target, Neuman Marcus and Home Depot and big banks like JPMorgan Chase. Unfortunately, fraud and financial data losses are not … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, RB May 2015, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged cyber liability, mark battersby, money talk | Leave a comment

When the job requires doors for dogs

The pet industry is exploding and more and more contractors are involved with building kennels, boarding facilities and other dog-related businesses. So where do you go when you need a doggy door? GoPet LLC, which shares the same owner as … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Doors & Windows, Horse Barns, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Post Frame, Products, RB July 2015, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged dog doors, Dog Vue Door, doors for dogs, GoPet LLC, Raytec Manufacturing | Leave a comment

New Honeywell arrest system designed for working at heights on or above elevated machinery

SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND — Honeywell has introduced the new Miller® Rigid Rail Fall Arrest Systems to provide workers with exceptional mobility and fall protection while working at heights on or above vehicles or elevated machinery. Featuring an open track design, … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Horse Barns, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Post Frame, Products, RB July 2015, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs, Tools and Jobsite Equipment | Tagged construction safety system, fall protection, Honeywell safety, Rigid Rail Fall Arrest System | Leave a comment

AWC awarded USDA grant to research market for tall wood construction

LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to conduct research on the fire performance of mass timber buildings. AWC will partner with the National Fire Protection Association’s … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Frame Building News, Green Building, RB July 2015, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged American Wood Council, AWC, cross laminated timber, mass timber buildings, wood frame construction | Leave a comment