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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Greiner Buildings

Ahhh…The Beautiful Things You Can Do With Post Frame

Livestock barns and machine storage sheds will always have a place in the heart and soul of the post-frame world, but more builders are venturing into a more sophisticated category of building. Such is the case of the Ashton Hill Wedding Barn in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, built by Greiner Buildings, Washington,...

Hall of Fame

2018 Rural Builder Hall of Fame Inductees Honored

Three new inductees were welcomed into the Rural Builder Hall of Fame at the 2018 Frame Building Expo. Mike Burkholder, owner of Ohio Timberland Products; Sam Cottrell, owner of Hos-Cot Builders Inc. and Hoosick Self Storage; and Dr. Joe Harner, Head of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Kansas State University,...

Schweiss Bifold Doors Save Planes, Hangars from Cat 4 Hurricane

Occasionally, customers suggest that Schweiss hydraulic and bifold doors may be more heavy duty than they need to be, but you won’t hear that from pilots who house their airplanes in hangars at the Aransas County Airport in Rockport, Texas. The small gulf town of Rockport is located 30 miles north of Corpus Christi. The...

Schweiss Doors keeps Shomotion moving with unique custom-made hydraulic container door

 FAIRFAX, Minn. – Shomotion LLC of Denver specializes in the transportation, repositioning, customization and lease of equipment and drivers to assist in the execution of mobile marketing campaigns and other promotional events. When Shomotion founder Mike Scherkenbach needed a custom-made hydraulic door for a mobile container unit – in eight days – he called Schweiss Doors....

Smaller Firms, Older Workers at Special Risk for Construction Fatalities

Small construction establishments with 1-9 employees accounted for 47 percent of fatalities in the years 2010-2012. And older workers were at greater risk than younger from dying in a construction-related accident. Those findings were among several uncovered in a study commissioned by the Associated General Contractors of America and conducted by...

Affordable Hiring, Courtesy of Uncle Sam

-By Mark Battersby- Uncle Sam, the IRS and the Department of Labor, all want to help rural building businesses cut their labor costs. The Workforce and Innovation and Opportunities Act of 2014 was created to help develop skilled workers, while the tax laws contain the often misunderstood and little-used Work Opportunity...

Achieving the Look of Wood with the Easy Maintenance of Metal

The options appear endless as metal manufacturers develop new textures, mattes and prints for making metal more appealing to a wider range of consumers. A related article in the May issue of Rural Builder outlined this trend. This issue we look at a specific project. A low-maintenance building with the vintage...