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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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Metal of Honor presented to PMC parent company at 30th anniversary event

PMC presentation

PMC President Jim Bailey (center, in light blue shirt) and CEO Alan Wasley (seated, in dark blue shirt) watch on as Brian Connolly of Maier Advertising announces PMC’s award as a Metal Roofing Magazine Metal of Honor Award recipient. The … Read more »

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Course examines design of 2-story wood structure for high wind, seismic & snow loads

American Wood Council and Virginia Tech Continuing and Professional Education are sponsoring a course in the design of a 2-story wood structure for high wind, seismic, and snow loads. This course, to be held September 24-26 at the campus in … Read more »

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2014 SIPA Building Excellence Awards presented

The Structural Insulated Panel Association presented its 2014 Building Excellence Awards April 29 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Judges were Matt Belcher of Verdatek Solutions, Chris Fennell of Building Insight, and independent architectural designer Mehrdad Dabbagh. The winners were: Overall Competition … Read more »

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ABC Supply Co., Inc. Honors Frank Novascone III with Ken Hendricks Award

BELOIT, Wis. – ABC Supply Co., Inc. has named Frank Novascone III as the recipient of this year’s Ken Hendricks Award. Novascone is the managing partner at the building products distributor’s branch at 1321 E. 1st St. N., Wichita, Kan. … Read more »

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Varco Pruden appoints Joey Ledbetter as new regional general manager

MEMPHIS, TN – Varco Pruden Buildings has appointed Joey Ledbetter as general manager for its western region. In his newly appointed role, Ledbetter is responsible for Varco Pruden’s business development and builder support. He reports to Chuck Haslebacher, Varco Pruden … Read more »

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Steelscape Announces the Release of New Specialty Finishes Brochure

Kalama, Washington –  Steelscape announces the release of its new Specialty Finishes brochure highlighting its complete product offer of durable architectural finishes created by an innovative decorative coating technology that transforms metallic coated steel substrates into unique textures and finishes … Read more »

Posted in Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Metal Shingles, Products, Reroofing, Residential, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News, Vertical Panels | Tagged coating technology, metallic coated steel substrates, specialty finishes, Steelscape | Leave a comment

Therm-All Insulation provides commercial energy code assistance through new blog

On June 2nd, Therm-All Insulation’s new blog, “The Code Man”, went live. The blog, written by Therm-All’s resident code expert and District Manager Bill Beals, aims to provide metal building industry players with tips for better understanding commercial energy codes, … Read more »

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Truss Purlin XT makes big ideas and open spaces a reality for building owners

Butler Manufacturing™ has integrated Truss PurlinXT™ technology with the Landmark™ 2000 structural system, enabling building owners to form a framing system that can span up to 60 feet — the longest bay size available in the market. “Customers demand wide, … Read more »

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Curry Lumber now stocking pre-finished Snobar

Jason Nagaki with SNOBAR, and the D.C. Curry Lumber Company are pleasedto announce that the D.C. Curry Lumber Company is now stocking severaldifferent colors of the “Original” SNOBAR product at its location in Wooster,Ohio. In the new endeavor, Curry is … Read more »

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O.K. city amends building codes to require more wind-resistant construction

- Building Code Now Includes More Continuous Sheathing – The City of Moore, Oklahoma, recently adopted an ordinance that amends the city’s building code provisions to require more wind-resistant construction systems that will better withstand the punishing force of tornadoes … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Horse Barns, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Post Frame Products, Post-Frame Technique, Products, RB July 2014, Research and Technology, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged continuous sheathing, Moore, Oklahoma, wind-resistent construction, wood structural sheathing | Leave a comment