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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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‘Built in America’ TV Show to Feature Simpson Strong-Tie on April 27

Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, will be featured on the television show Built in America on the FOX Business Network on Sunday, April 27, at 10:30 a.m. Pacific/1:30 p.m. Eastern. The … Read more »

Posted in Building Components, Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Fasteners, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Products, Profiles, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged anchoring adhesives, including connectors, moment frames, pre-fabricated shearwalls, Simpson Strong-Tie | Leave a comment

Roll-Kraft honored by visit from Ohio Supreme Court Justice

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon L. Kennedy visited Roll-Kraft on her recent trip to northeast Ohio.  She met with Roll-Kraft president, Chuck Gehrisch, and several other of the company’s management team.  She toured the Roll-Kraft headquarters facility in Mentor, Ohio, … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Products, Roll Formers, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged chuck gehrisch, ohio supreme court justice, roll forming, roll-kraft, sharon l kennedy | Leave a comment

APA report: Using wood structural panels with raised heel trusses

Construction method provides simple steps to meeting the lateral and wind uplift load requirements of the IRC. APA–The Engineered Wood Association outlines an efficient, cost-effective construction solution for using wood structural panels with raised-heel (or energy-heel) trusses in a new … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Horse Barns, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, RB July 2014, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged apa, engineered wood association, engineered wood report, raised-heel trusses, wood structural panels | Leave a comment

Fort Lauderdale SIP Conference offers AIA credits

Architects, contractors, and other building industry professionals can learn the latest technology in high performance and net zero energy construction with a series of free training seminars on April 30 at the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) Annual Meeting & … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Featured News, Green Building, Green Products, Green Projects, Low Rise Construction, Renewable, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs, Sustainability | Tagged SIPA, structural insulated panel association | Leave a comment

New hangers install over two layers of drywall

-Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has introduced new drywall hangers that can be installed over two layers of gypsum board (drywall) into a wood stud wall. The new DU/DHU face-mount hanger … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, New Products, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged drywall hangers, Simpson Strong-Tie, wood stud wall | Leave a comment

LMCurbs reaches 20-year milestone as strategic distributor for S-5!

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. — S-5!®, the well-respected authority on attachment technology for the metal roofing industry, is proud to announce its twenty-year association with LMCurbs®, the single-source supplier of top-of-the-line metal roofing accessories. Impressively, LMCurbs has sold over eight million … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, In the Industry, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Products, Reroofing, Residential, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Solar, Supplier News | Tagged ColorGard, LM Curbs, LMCurbs, metal roofing accessories, S-5!, S-5-pv kit, s5, X-Gard | Leave a comment

Virginia Tech course addresses post-frame design issues

A May 21-22 short course at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., will address a number of wood-frame design topics to include several that directly relate to post-frame building design. “Advanced Design Topics in Wood Construction Engineering” will offer a buffet … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Events, FN April 2014, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Post Frame News, Post Frame Products, Post-Frame Technique, Products, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged post frame, post-frame, wood-frame design | Leave a comment

Ashland to increase global prices of powders used in construction materials

WILMINGTON, Del. – Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), is increasing the price of its Aquapas™ redispersible powders globally. Aquapas redispersible powders are used in a wide variety of construction applications, including external insulating foam … Read more »

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Ron Sutton receives Perkins Award

At the 2014 Frame Building Expo in Nashville, the NFBA presented the distinguished Bernon G. Perkins Award to Ron Sutton of Morton Buildings. The award, given annually to an outstanding industry professional, was named after the man who furthered the … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Events, FN April 2014, Frame Building Expo, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Industry Honors, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Post Frame News, Post-Frame Technique, Profiles, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged bernon g perkins award, morton buildings, national frame building association, nfba, post frame, post-frame, ron sutton | Leave a comment

Crew Foreman of the Month: Jonathan Fisher

- By Jane Martinsons, NFBA Staff Writer – - Leading the Way in High-Quality Post-Frame Construction: Jonathan Fisher’s work and leadership win recognition – If anyone can spot a trend in post-frame construction, it’s Jonathan Fisher, a crew foreman for … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, FN April 2014, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Industry Honors, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Post Frame News, Post-Frame Technique, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged Crew foreman of the month, jonathan fisher, kauffman metals, national frame building association, nfba, post frame, post-frame | Leave a comment