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.

Download issues of Rural Builder

SUBSCRIBE to Rural Builder

Hydroswing announces new strategic partnership with GS Global Resources

Carlsbad, California –  Hydroswing® North America, a world leader in single panel hydraulic door systems, has announced a new strategic partnership with GS Global Resources (GSGR).  Since 1972, GSGR (headquartered in New Berlin, Wisconsin) has been at the forefront of … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Doors & Windows, In the Industry, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged GS Global Resources, Hydroswing, single panel hydraulic doors | Leave a comment

WoodWorks Announces 2015 Wood Design Award Winners

 – Celebrating excellence in non-residential and multi-family wood design – Oakland, Calif. – WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council, announced the winners of its 2015 Wood Design Awards at the Bay Area Wood Solutions Fair in Oakland, Calif. on … Read more »

Posted in Buildings of the Year, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Industry Honors, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged Wood Design Award, Wood Products Council, woodworks | Leave a comment

Top Tips: What you might not know about selection and installation of commercial door hardware

March 2015 Rural Builder

You can buy the best door on the market but if it isn’t installed properly, it won’t last as long as it was designed. Rural Builder went to suppliers of hardware to get their top tips for proper selection and … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Doors & Windows, Featured Magazine, Frame Building News, Products, RB March 2015, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged Cannonball:HNP, commercial door hardware, MWI Components, National Hardware, Plyco, Richards-Wilcox | Leave a comment

Innovative portable ‘Bar Pod’ sports doors from Schweiss

Schweiss_BarPod4-MF

- Hydraulic doors offer ease of operation and shaded area for patrons – HECTOR, Minn. – There was a time when a team of Clydesdales was the best way to deliver kegs to the thirsty beer lovers of America. Thanks … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Doors & Windows, Featured News, Frame Building News, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged Bar Pods, bi-fold doors, bifold, schweiss doors, Turbotapusa | Leave a comment

MCA offering 50%-off membership dues for new members

The Metal Construction Association Executive Committee recently approved a 50% off discount on dues for new MCA members. It not only includes those who have never been an MCA member but also anyone who have not been a member for three years. The … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Low Rise Construction, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing Magazine, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged mca, metal building, metal construction association, metal roofing | Leave a comment

Options for post-frame builders just keep getting better

Check out some of the newer products that made their Frame Building Expo debut in Louisville. American Building Components Commodity Panel Line Ideal for barns and storage projects, the Commodity panel line provides great value paired with the unparalleled quality … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Events, Frame Building Expo, Frame Building News, Horse Barns, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Post Frame, Post Frame Products, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged metal builders, post-frame, post-frame builders, rural builder | Leave a comment

Sealant: A Critical Step in Metal Roofing

- By Mark Mullins, Fabral, Applications Engineer/Product Training Manager – The importance of the role of sealant in metal roofing cannot be stressed enough. One common myth when working with exposed fastener panels is that the combination of gravity and … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Horse Barns, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Shingles, Post Frame, Products, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News, Vertical Panels | Tagged Fabral, Mark Mullins, metal buildings, metal roofing, metal standing seam, sealant | Leave a comment

Vikings Stadium construction gets a spring thaw in the depths of winter

MINNEAPOLIS — The Vikings Stadium is going up steadily despite this winter’s extreme weather conditions. But how can outdoor construction move forward, even in the dead of winter? One Minnesota business helps make it possible — even on the coldest … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Metal Roofing Magazine, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged FlexTemp Systems, Mortenson Construction, Vikings Stadium project, Winter Construction Specialties | Leave a comment

Valspar announces graffiti-resistant system for coil & extrusion coatings

MINNEAPOLIS  – Valspar has developed an ASTM-compliant graffiti-resistant system, which has been tested and approved for all Valspar Coil and Extrusion building products. Valspar has aligned with Graffiti Removal Services (GRS) to create a sustainable, cost-effective system. “We undertook this … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News, Vertical Panels | Tagged coil and extrusion, graffiti-resistant system, Valspar | Leave a comment

Fabral promotes Scott Abraham to Territory Sales Manager

Lancaster, Pennsylvania – Fabral announces the promotion of Scott Abraham to Territory Sales Manager for the regions of northwest Minnesota and North Dakota. Abraham has worked at Fabral since February 2014 as Business Development Manager and now transitions into this … Read more »

Posted in Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Horse Barns, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Post Frame, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged Fabral, metal roofing panels, metal wall panels, Scott Abraham | Leave a comment