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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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2015 NDS and SDPWS standards approved by ANSI

The American Wood Council (AWC) 2015 “National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction” and “Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic” (SDPWS) standards have been approved as American National Standards by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Both standards are … Read more »

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U.S. manufacturers showcase innovative propane technologies in new video series

WASHINGTON – The Propane Education & Research Council has released video interviews with leading U.S. equipment manufacturers highlighting their investment in developing and commercializing new propane technologies. The online video series, Clean American Innovation, goes behind-the-scenes at manufacturing facilities across the U.S. … Read more »

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Swenson Shear extends distribution through AMSI Supply

TURLOCK, CA – Swenson Shear is pleased to announce a distribution agreement with AMSI Supply, Douglasville, Ga. The agreement took effect October 10, 2014. Swenson Shear manufactures heavy duty metal panel cutting tools and all-in-one finishing tables for roofing and … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Metal Builder, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Reroofing, Residential, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged all-in-one finishing tables, AMSI Supply, metal panel cutting tools, metal panels, metal roofing, swenson shear | Leave a comment

Nudo introduces high impact hurricane panel, Endurex 555

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – Nudo Products, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of Endurex™ 555, a high impact hurricane panel that is an advancement of the standard impact panel seen in the market today. Instead of using steel to provide … Read more »

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Triangle Fastener launches product video for VRT Technology

TFC is pleased to announce the launch of their new product video for VRT® Technology, their patented screw thread designed to increase back-out resistance of screws used in thin metal connections. Screws with VRT® Technology produce over 3-1/2 times more … Read more »

Posted in Building Components, Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Fasteners, Frame Building News, Horse Barns, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Post Frame, Products, Reroofing, Residential, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Solar, Supplier News | Tagged backout screw, metal screw, tfc, Triangle Fastener, VRT Technology | Leave a comment

Simpson Strong-Tie concealed post base named to This Old House List of Top 100 products

Pleasanton, Calif. – This Old House has named the Simpson Strong-Tie® CPTZ concealed post base to its 4th annual “The TOH Top 100,” a list of the 100 best new home products of the year. The CPTZ concealed post base … Read more »

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Bradbury Introduces Formed Ridge Cap Bender

MOUNDRIDGE, KS, USA – The Bradbury Co., Inc. is pleased to introduce the Bradbury Formed Ridge Cap Bender. Manufactured in the USA and featuring a hydraulic powered press, the robust bender produces high quality formed ridge caps with pitches up … Read more »

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Heartland NFBA Chapter announces Building of the Year Award winners

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The Heartland Chapter of the National Frame Building Association held its annual convention and trade show, the Heartland NFBA Conference, Oct. 15-16, at the Hard Rock Casino of Tulsa. During a special award session, winners in six categories received plaques … Read more »

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Georgia-Pacific announces $37M investment at Gurdon Lumber operations

ATLANTA /PRNewswire – Georgia-Pacific today announced plans to invest $37 million at its Gurdon, Ark., lumber operations to expand the production capacity of the lumber mill by approximately 60 percent and position the facility for long-term success. Improvements at the … Read more »

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Varco Pruden Appoints New District Manager – Alan Johnson

MEMPHIS – Varco Pruden Buildings has named Alan Johnson district manager. His territory includes the majority of the Colorado market as well as part of Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota and Wyoming. In this position, Johnson will be responsible … Read more »

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