Rural Builder Magazine

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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Abandon everything but tax savings

Proper disposal of unused, unneeded or unwanted assets -By Mark Battersby- The IRS has long provided guidance to rural building businesses for capitalizing and depreciating their business property. Largely lost in even the most recent regulatory guidance however, are the proper procedures—and deductions—for disposing of any unused, unneeded or unwanted business assets or property....

Write-off basics and profits

– By Mark Battersby – Don’t miss out on deductions for depreciation that you’re entitled to take. As many rural builders have learned, our ever-changing tax rules make it difficult to get the full tax deduction they are entitled to for the tools, equipment and even the vehicles that are so essential to every...

Big and beautiful doors

Farmers need them, pilots need them, and lots of other consumers just want them: big doors – bigger than ever before. But big is only half the story. The days of the big ugly door is fading fast and in its place are doors that are both really big and really beautiful. Size In...

Download the 2015 Rural Builder Source Book

The annual Rural Builder Source Book is now published and available for free download. Some of the project features in this special issue are intriguing and inspiring, while others are simple but solid. Also included is a list of popular products that are noteworthy in the metal and post-frame industries. Use the information provided...

‘Grand opening’ for new family farm shop

New building also serves as informal community gathering place HECTOR, Minn. – The best customers are the customers that feel good about what they have purchased. Dean Schneider, a crops and livestock farmer in New Ulm, Minn., opened up his new farm shop for a community fundraiser. Schweiss Doors made it an opening everyone...

NCCA offers free downloadable “Tool Kits” on coil coating process

Cleveland, Ohio—The National Coil Coating Association (NCCA) offers more than 20 free educational “Tool Kits” in PDF format written by industry experts on the coil coating process. The Tool Kits are comprehensive yet easily understood papers that address popular topics related to prepainted metal and the process. Some examples include: “Coil Coating Topcoat Systems,”...

MCA publishes new technical bulletin: Fastener Compatibility with Profiled Metal Roof and Wall Panels

CHICAGO, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has published a new technical resource to assist designers and installers in selecting the proper type of fastener: Fastener Compatibility with Profiled Metal Roof and Wall Panels. Found in the technical resources section of the MCA website at www.metalconstruction.org, the new bulletin includes a convenient table...

Homan Industries selected for BioPreferred Program

Homan Industries has announced that the company, which includes Homan Industries, Homan Forest Products and Tri State Lumber, has been selected to participate in the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) BioPeferred program. The process includes an audit of manufacturing process and laboratory testing of products to ensure they meet the established biobased standard. Products...