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 the construction of a new cold storage facility, built to house Badger’s 200 million...

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 contractor and business that requires employees to provide their own tools should be aware...

CVR-RB-1212

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

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 and Finance Association. On the other hand, “This is a bad time for most...