RB May 2011

Rural Builder - May 2011 CoverThe May 2011 Issue of Rural Builder offers tips on building your business on the web.

This issue also includes a barn for the equine athlete.

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Tool Talk: Milwaukee Tool’s expanded M18 system, Bosch’s new rebar cutter

By Don Geary The Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation recently expanded its M18 Lithium-Ion system with the new M18 Cordless 3/8-inch Right Angle Drill/Driver. This right angle drill/driver is the only 18-volt cordless unit on the market with an adjustable clutch. … Read more »

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Builder Block: Best on the Block 2011

Visitors to the NFBA Frame Building Expo in Indianapolis in March were given an opportunity to vote on their favorite exhibitors and products found in the Builder Block area of the show floor. There were 26 companies in this year’s … Read more »

Posted in Builder Blocks, In the Industry, Industry Honors, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Post Frame News, Post-Frame Technique, Product Guides, Products, RB May 2011, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged a.j. manufacturing, atlas bolt, borkholder, builder block, dripstop, fasteners direct, mcelroy metal, nfba frame building expo, Plyco, sealtite, sfs, snorkel, swenson shear | Leave a comment

Stylish Storage

By Mark Ward, Sr., Metal Builder Since Fort Wayne Storage LLC opened its sixth and newest self-storage facility last year, project manager Brian Fleming says, “I’ve gotten calls from local businesses asking about renting retail space. The building looks so … Read more »

Posted in Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Products, RB May 2011, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged dryvit exterior cladding, fort wayne storage facility, metal building | Leave a comment

Building a safer horse barn

By Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky Barn Safety The construction of your facility should be conducive to the safety and welfare of your clientele, employees, and animals. Several things need to be protected from horses, water, dust, and rodents in … Read more »

Posted in Horse Barn Builder, Horse Barns, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame Products, Products, RB May 2011, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged Ashley Griffin, equine safety, horse barn building, horse barn safety, Jennifer Smith Zajaczkowski, Pennsylvania state university, University of Kentucky | 1 Comment

Building your business on the web

Rural Builder May 2011 cover

Love it, hate it, embrace it or condemn it, whatever your feelings are about the Internet, it is here to stay for the foreseeable future. And while you may feel more comfortable building structures than websites, you’ve probably come to … Read more »

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Money Talk: The ABC’s of going LLC

by Mark E. Battersby There is a relatively new business structure on the block. While the S corporation remains the most-used type of small business entity, the Limited Liability Company, or LLC, is increasingly the entity of choice for both … Read more »

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A barn for the equine athlete

By Sue Marquette Poremba Like any hard-working athlete, performance horses need to be well conditioned. For that reason, the Williams family in Daingerfield, Tex., built a therapy barn and conditioning center. “Megan Williams is a barrel racer, and that’s what … Read more »

Posted in Horse Barn Builder, Horse Barn Products, Horse Barns, Low Rise Construction, Products, RB May 2011, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged barrel racer, barrel racing, daingerfield texas, equine center, horse barn, horse conditioning, therapy barn | Leave a comment

Certified hardware can add value

by Michael Tierney, BHMA Standards Coordinator When choosing the appropriate hardware for commercial buildings, going with certified hardware from the start can save property owners and contractors a problem in the future, not to mention an added expense over time. … Read more »

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