The Gold Key of Excellence is the gold standard of the rural builder industry. Businesses that receive it, earn it. They earn it through good service and good products that have taken years of dedication to build. The award is most significant because the winners are nominated by customers, speaking volumes for how seriously these companies take their products and better yet, the people who use them.
This year’s winners include:American Building Components, A.J. Manufacturing, Akzo Nobel Coatings, Becker Specialty Corporation, Borkholder Buildings, Cannonball:HNP, Central States Manufacturing, Classic Equine Equipment, DECRA Roofing Systems, Dura Coat, Dynamic Fastener, Energy Panel Structures (EPS).
Everlast Roofing, Inc., Fabral, Graber Post Buildings, GRK Fasteners, Holmes Lumber, Ideal Building Fasteners, Innovative Energy, Inc., Klauer Manufacturing Co., Leland Industries, Levi’s Nails & Screws, Mac Metal Sales, Marco Industries, Maze Nails, McElroy Metal, Metal Sales Manufacturing, Mill Steel, MWI Components.
N’western Ohio Foam (NOFP), North Star Metals Mfg., Ohio Timberland, Palram Americas, Plyco Corporation, Richland Laminated Columns, Rigidply Rafters, Sealtite, Semmler Systems, Inc., SFS intec, 64 Metals, SnoBlox-Snojax, Star Buildings, Starwood Rafters, Steel Dynamics, Stockade Buildings, Sukup Manufacturing, Triangle Fastener Corporation, Valspar, Western Products of Indiana, and Wheeling Corrugating.
Below are some of the many wonderful products our Gold Key winners are currently offering.
Using the ease and durability of traditional post-frame construction, 64 Metals’ proprietary line of Easyspan steel trusses features the strength of an integrated system, the benefit of more usable space, and the efficiency of fewer components to install.
A.J. can help add some WOW to your next building with custom colored shutters, doors and windows. Painted shutters to match or accent the building’s color scheme include matching fasteners. AJ entry doors and windows can be painted and/or trimmed with matching or accenting colored EZ fit. Interior grids are color matched too. Vinyl window options include SilverLine and Harmony brands.
American Building Components (ABC)
ABC supplies metal roofs and wall panels for residential, post-frame and pole barn buildings. ABC provides metal building solutions for all projects including Energy Star cool roof products. ABC offers a variety of panel profiles in both 29- and 26-gauge steel, as well as a large line of both standard trim and accessories needed for steel building projects.
Becker Specialty Corp
Becker Specialty supplies coatings for the industrial finishing of metal and plastic, is a European market leader for coil coating paints and a key supplier of special coating systems for industry.
CannonBall:HNP is the developer of round track and trolley systems and offers a lifetime warranty on them. The company offers a wide variety of walk doors, windows, square track, slide door framing systems, cool-air hangar doors, polycarbonate panels and full lines of horse stall and equestrian products. www.cnbhnp.com
Central States Manufacturing
Central States manufactures metal building components for the post-frame, light-gauge, architectural/residential and commercial markets. Offerings include both exposed and concealed fastener panel profiles, as well as trapezoidal standing seam panels in a selection of gauges, colors and warranties. Trim and purlin are also available.
Classic Equine Equipment
Classic Equine Equipment, a nationally recognized leader in quality horse stall systems and stable accessories, was founded with the mission of creating first-class equine products. In addition to its distinguished stall systems, Classic Equine Equipment produces FullStride exercisers and treadmills, custom entrance gates and eco-friendly flooring for equine facilities. www.classic-equine.com
DECRA Roofing Systems
With over 50 years of experience as a leading manufacturer of stone coated steel roofing, DECRA is committed to the environment and quality. Offering the ultimate performance and design, all DECRA profiles have 50-year limited warranties, a 120-mph wind warranty and Class 4 impact resistance. Available in a variety of profiles and colors, DECRA Roofing Systems are aesthetically pleasing, low maintenance and offer long-lasting protection and flexibility for residential or light commercial projects. www.decra.com
Dura Coat is a leading independent paint manufacturer specializing in the development and manufacture of high-performance coatings for the metal building industry. The company was founded in 1986 to solve paint problems through innovation. Featured products include the hybrid Ceranamel XT-40 polyester, DC 477 universal primer and a new generation of PVDF coatings called Durapon 70. Both of the top-coat systems are offered with Teflon surface protector. www.duracoatproducts.com
Dynamic Fastener offers a complete line of self-drilling and self-tapping fasteners, clip screws (that require a low clearance head when fastening into steel or wood), sealing washers and rivets. Fasteners are available with Dynamic’s premium long-life coating or with stainless steel coating. The company’s professional in-house painting operation enables custom matching/painting most screws or rivets with a one- or two-day lead time.
Energy Panel Structures
EPS is a manufacturer of pre-engineered buildings and energy efficient construction products, offering the opportunity to learn several key concepts to energy efficient construction that save customers time and money.
Everlast Roofing Inc.
Everlast Roofing, Inc. manufactures quality, high-performance metal roofing and siding material for architectural, commercial, industrial, agricultural, post-frame and residential markets, in a variety of gauges, colors and custom trims.
Graber Post Buildings
Graber Post has everything for a post-frame structure or metal roofing project. GPB manufactures metal panels for any residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural or roofing application. Graber Post also produces custom trusses and metal trims — for stock and custom. GPB saves time and money by supplying all needed materials with just one phone call. Wholesale customers/distributors are desired. www.graberpost.com
The RSS is a lag screw alternative with a built-in washer head and a smooth rounded top. It has extreme shear strength and withdrawal values. Other features include star drive for more torque, self-tapping so no pre-drilling required, Zip-Tip, W-Cut and CEE thread for tight draw-down of board. The Climatek coating is approved for use in treated wood per International Code Council Standard AC-257. See ICC Report ESR-2442 at www.icc-es.org. www.grkfasteners.com
Holmes Lumber is a full-service lumberyard with locations in Millersburg and Sugarcreek, OH. Holmes Lumbers delivers post-frame packages to approximately 12 states every year, with Ohio and bordering areas of PA, MI, IN, KY, and WV comprising the primary coverage area. Holmes Lumber offers delivery, custom drawings and complete post frame supplies.
Ideal Building Fasteners, Inc.
Ideal Building Fasteners is a major supplier/ manufacturer of fasteners for the metal construction post frame industry. Their line of post frame screws, featuring the Dual Grip brand, meets or exceeds the specifications of most building projects. They also stock a complete line of other fasteners, closure strips, butyl caulk tapes and pipe sealers. www.idealbuildingfasteners.com
For more than two decades, Innovative Energy has been a leader in delivering reflective insulation materials to the growing market of energy conservation industries and offering a complete line of reflective products.
Klauer offers prepainted roof drainage equipment, gutters, hangers, downspouts; building trim products in 130 colors of pre-painted hot-dipped galvanized steel; ridge cap, corner trim and J channels; soffit system; ridgolators and low profile ridge ventilators; steel roofing and siding in two profiles.
The company boasts the fastener industry’s first “long-life” powder coating warranty to match WeatherX, Spectracote and Perspectracote paint systems. Leland manufactures a complete line of fasteners for metal roofing, wood frame or steel frame projects, offering self-drilling and self-tapping fasteners in lengths to 4 inches in Nos. 10-12 and 14 diameters. Lengths up to 8 inches are also available. www.lelandindustries.com
Levi’s Nails & Screws
Fastgrip is a mechanical galvanized type 17 screw with a galvanized EPDM 1/2-inch O.D. washer for post-frame building. Levi’s has three brand lines of screws. ProCap is a stainless steel cap screw with a zinc-plated carbon steel shank and an EPDM washer. Metalgrip is a self drilling mechanical galvanized screw with a 5/8-inch O.D. EPDM washer for metal to metal applications. www.levisnailsandscrews.com
Mac Metal Sales, Inc.
Mac Metal Sales manufactures a complete line of metal roofing and wall systems, as well as wood trusses for the residential, commercial and post-frame industries. Mac Metal offers more than 25 colors and a full complement of trim and accessories. Family owned and operated since 1989, Mac Metal believes its core strength is the dependable service customers can count on — always. www.macmetalsales.com
Maze Nails is the exclusive manufacturer of Stormguard Double Hot-Dipped Galvanized Nails with a lifetime warranty against rust. Maze has been serving the post frame industry for many years, providing rubber washer nails, gutter spikes, joists hanger nails, hardened and threaded post frame nails, roofing and siding nails. www.mazenails.com
The Expanding Marco Weather-Tite™ System
For nearly twenty years, Marco Industries™ has been delivering award-winning products to the metal building industry that offer easy installation, remarkable ventilation, lower utility costs, extreme durability, and outstanding warranties.
McElroy Metal will showcase Stacked Stone, a new coating that offers contractors an attractive and economical alternative to real stone and mortar walls. Stacked Stone is ideal for designer-wall applications when building owners and architects desire an aesthetic upgrade from standard metal panels but don’t have the extra funds in the budget. Stacked Stone ads curb-appeal without breaking the budget. www.mcelroymetal.com
Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp.
Metal Sales is a premier nationwide provider of metal panels for the building and construction industry. Headquartered in Louisville, Ky., and operating 20 facilities throughout the U.S., Metal Sales produces roof, wall and fascia metal panels for architectural, commercial, industrial, agricultural and residential building projects. Metal Sales delivers outstanding quality, the finest customer service and the largest sales force in the industry. www.metalsales.us.com
Mill Steel Co.
Mill Steel, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., celebrated its 50th year in business in 2009 and remains dedicated to its history of innovation and people-first culture that has made it one of the largest, best-in-class flat-rolled steel products distributors in the Midwest and Southeast U.S., Canada and Mexico. Comprised of 11 production lines and three locations in Grand Rapids, Melvindale, Mich., and Birmingham, Ala., Mill Steel’s service programs guarantee fast turnaround of pre-painted steel or bare steel for customized color match. Mill Steel proudly offers AkzoNobel and Valspar color systems. www.millsteel.com
MWI Components offers more color options for metal building components than anyone in the industry. With more than 100 colors available in steel, almost 30 different aluminum colors and 50-plus powder coat colors, the combinations are endless. This will allow builders and their customers to create beautiful and unique buildings using MWI cupolas, Ridg-Vents, soffit, trim, Arcadian Sliding Doors, Dutch doors, bale doors and stall systems. www.mwicomponents.com
Northwestern Ohio Foam Products manufactures high performance reflective foil insulation and roll out under concrete radiant floor insulation for commercial, agricultural and residential construction. NOFP’s broad product line provides energy efficient and green building solutions for every insulation requirement from insulating your new post-frame building or metal building to insulating underneath your concrete for radiant heated slabs. Flexibility, durability, sustainability: Solutions made simple. www.nofp.com
North Star Metals
Established in 1994, North Star manufactures metal roofing, siding and components for the agricultural, architectural, industrial and residential markets. North Star utilizes state-of-the-art roll forming and folding equipment to produce consistently top-quality panels and trims exactly to order. A large selection of roll formed panel and trim is available and CNC folding capabilities allow North Star to satisfy any custom panel or trim requirements, including matching discontinued and hard-to-find panels. North Star also offers on-site delivery with crane-equipped tractor-trailer units and roll-off capable gooseneck trailers. www.northstarmetals.com
Palram’s proprietary MetalMatch technology allows the rapid creation of SunSky polycarbonate panels to match virtually any existing metal profile. This technology is excellent for areas where electricity if not economically feasible (i.e. agricultural outbuildings) as well as in high-end projects that can benefit from the beauty of natural daylighting. www.palramamericas.com
Plyco manufactures/supplies a full range of high quality doors, windows, track, SDR, ventilation systems, cupolas, slide doors, Dutch doors, horse stalls and equipment along with East Coast Fastening Systems and Ply-Foil reflective insulation. www.plyco.com
Richland Laminated Columns, LLC
Richland manufactures top quality laminated columns and Perma-Columns. All columns are #1 SYP .60 KDAT lowers and #1 SYP uppers. Richland is your one stop pole shop.
Sealtite supplies steel-frame and post-frame screws for agricultural, commercial, industrial and residential metal roof applications. Product strengths are drill quality and corrosion resistance, showcased on the Maxx Steelbinder drill screw & Kwikseal II post-frame screw. Both products are greatly enhanced by Sealtite’s mechanical zinc plating and new powder coat paint process, which improves corrosion resistance 300 percent versus wet-paint processes. www.sealtite.com
SFS intec, Inc.
SFS intec, Inc. manufactures fasteners and accessories for the post-frame and metal building market. One recent innovation, the VistaCoat Premium System, sets the new industry standard in fastener coatings. It provides the highest quality installed product, superior color retention, with maximum corrosion and UV resistance. Their fastener product line includes Woodgrips, WoodZAC, WoodMAC, Evergrip bi-metal screws and SX stainless steel self-drilling fasteners. New products include the Woodgrip HiLo mill point, the #10 low profile fastener and a broad range of blind rivets. www.sfsintecusa.com
The SnoBlox-Snojax polycarbonate snow guards feature large, forward mounted faces that help prevent the dangerous movement of snow and ice on metal roofs. Products are field proven and professionally lab tested. SnoBlox-Snojax offers the choice of adhesive or mechanical attachment and many models to fit most panels and budgets. Check out the free instant snow guard spacing layouts at www.SpacingTool.com.
Star Building Systems
Star Building Systems was founded in 1927 and is a leader in the metal building industry with a reputation for performance and quality. Star’s broad product line offers beautiful solutions to meet customer needs in commercial, industrial, recreational, agricultural and retrofit markets throughout the United States and internationally. Star offers its builder representatives the tools to excel, including personalized service both in-house and in the field; a strong national industry presence; and innovative marketing support programs. www.starbuildings.com
Starwood Rafters’ laminated wood products include Lam-Ply Truss, the company’s most popular product. It combines plywood with glu-lams and dimensional lumber for stronger trusses that can be spaced farther apart. It can be used in many applications. www.starwoodrafters.com
Steel Dynamics Inc.
Steel Dynamics is a leader in the production of high-quality, low-cost, pre-painted steel for the metal construction industry. Its wide-width, light-gauge, pre-painted flat-rolled steel is perfectly suited for roof, wall and fascia systems used in the construction of metal structures. Also, SDI’s pre-paint lines run parallel to its galvanized and Galvalume line, reducing transportation costs and shortening the supply cycle … and that saves time and money. www.steeldynamics.com
Sukup Manufacturing Co. is proud to be recipient of the Gold Key of Excellence Award for the 27th year. Sukup Manufacturing Company’s line of material handling equipment includes bucket elevator legs, drag conveyors and chain loop systems. These products are the perfect complements to Sukup’s line of grain bins and dryers and allow them to offer customers a complete system, regardless of the size of the operation. www.sukup.com
Triangle Fastener Corporation
Triangle Fastener is a leading supplier of standard and specialty fasteners, tools, sealants and accessories for the construction industry. A complete line of fasteners for metal-to-metal, metal-to-wood, drywall and concrete anchoring is available from each of the 23 locations. Triangle’s “Need it Now! Program” is designed to provide fastening solutions for difficult applications. Triangle has six in-house painting facilities that can custom color match fasteners to exact requirements with delivery of three days or less. Triangle offers jobsite assistance, technical assistance, Pak-One inventory management programs and product development. www.trianglefastener.com
Valspar is the market leader of pre-painted coil coatings and post-painted extrusion coatings for the North American market with manufacturing facilities around the world. Valspar manufactures a wide variety of durable coatings for the post-frame building industry. Valspar offers cool roof paint technologies such as Fluropon SR, a high performance fluoropolymer and WeatherX SR, durable siliconized polyester. Valspar currently has more than 700 products listed with Energy Star, the most in the industry.
Western Products of Indiana
Western introduces two new products at the Expo: A horse stall swing-out utility door with a bucket holder that can be purchased separately, and an all-steel horse fence available in 3- and 4-rail styles available in both black and white.
Wheeling Corrugating’s product line includes Challendrain, Paneldrain, Centurydrain, Channeldrain 2000, Cor-Loc, R-Panel, 2-1/2 or 1-1/2 Barnmaster and 5V roofing. Each comes in a variety of colors or plain galvanized. Wheeling’s siliconized polyester paint with the zinc phosphate offers corrosion resistance. Wheeling makes, galvanizes, coats, paints and warm forms its own steel, controlling quality in every step. www.wheelingcorrugating.com
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