RB December 2012

When it has to stay ‘berry’ cold: 3 tough cold storage challenges

As Butch Gardner hauls cranberries between two cold storage facilities on the Badger State Fruit Processing property in Pittsville, Wis., he gives the “thumbs-up” to plant manager Mark Konrardy for a job well done. Konrardy met three tough challenges for … Read more »

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Rural builders discovering financial advantages of portable sawmills

By Dave Boyt  – My first experience both with a sawmill and building a home was a little over 30 years ago, when I built my own passive solar post and beam home in the hills of southwest Missouri. I … Read more »

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Money Talk: Tool reimbursement plans

By Mark Battersby –  The Internal Revenue Service is once again targeting the increasing number of employee tool and equipment plans where tax deductions benefit not only employers but so many workers who provide their own tools. Every rural building … Read more »

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Lease or buy? What rural builders should know when weighing the options

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By Mark Ward – “Today’s variety of leasing options couldn’t come at a better time for construction businesses, which have experienced the worst market conditions we’ve seen in years,” reports William Sutton, president and CEO of the Washington-based Equipment Leasing … Read more »

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Rural builders, suppliers prepare to help rebuild post-Superstorm Sandy

By Sharon Thatcher – Rural builders and suppliers near the East Coast are expecting to have a busy winter as residents begin to clean up and move on in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The storm converged over the populated … Read more »

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