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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AceClamp installation at manufacturing plant prompts CEO to order one for home

Residential SSMR solar installation praised by city building inspector PLAINVILLE, Conn.– An AceClamp® fastener system from AceClamp/PMC Industries was recently used for a standing seam metal roof installation at the Morin Corporation’s manufacturing site in Connecticut. Morin is one of … Read more »

Posted in Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Horse Barns, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Post Frame, Products, Reroofing, Residential, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs, Solar, Supplier News | Tagged AceClamp, metal roof fasteners, pmc industries, solar fastener, standing seam metal roof | Leave a comment

BioPreferred program opens to wood products

WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding the recognition of wood products under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred Program going into effect.  The 2014 Farm Bill states that forest … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Frame Building News, Green Building, Green Products, Green Projects, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Post Frame Products, Products, Recyclable, Renewable, Rural Builder Magazine, Sustainability | Tagged American Wood Council, AWC, biopreferred program, wood products | Leave a comment

Metal Construction Association welcomes five new member companies

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association welcomes five additional companies to its membership. Byrne Metals Corporation, DECRA Roofing Systems, D.I. Roof Seamers, S-5!, and TopHat Framing have joined the ranks of about 74 member companies with specialties in the … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Events, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Metalcon, Reroofing, Residential, Rural Builder Magazine, Solar, Supplier News | Tagged Byrne Metals, D.I. Roof Seamers, DECRA, mca, metal construction association, S-5!, TopHat Framing | Leave a comment

PERC redesigns, improves buildwithpropane.com

Newly redesigned site makes it possible for professionals to easily find propane products, tools, and resources. WASHINGTON — The Propane Education & Research Council has re-launched buildwithpropane.com, a website specifically designed to help residential and commercial building professionals find propane … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Frame Building News, Green Building, Metal Builder, Products, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged PERC, Propane Education & Research Council | Leave a comment

Sno Gem celebrates 20 years of innovation

McHENRY, Ill.– As Sno Gem® Inc. celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2014, it is an opportunity to reflect on its journey from start-up to the forefront of the snow retention industry. Like many businesses, Sno Gem was born out of … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Metal Roofing, Products, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged Metalmaster Sheet Metal, PV Cube, Smeja, Sno Barracade, Sno Gem, Sno Gem Junior, Wavelock | Leave a comment

Nudo obtain rights to manufacture Bellcomb non-stone laminations

Springfield, IL – Nudo is pleased to announce that it has obtained the rights to manufacture most non-stone laminations from Bellcomb Inc. This includes all rights to its proprietary lightweight, easy-to-assemble and disassemble, reusable barricade system sold to the construction … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, In the Industry, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Vertical Panels | Tagged barricade system, Bellcomb, Future Panels, nudo | Leave a comment

Rural Builder Source Book 2014: Products

  Welcome to the online version of the Rural Builder Source Book. This 6th edition goes beyond metal building construction to include ALL things rural: metal frame, post frame, SIPs, ICFs and tension fabric! This guide provides comprehensive information on … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Horse Barn Builder, Horse Barns, In the Industry, Industry Honors, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Post Frame, Post Frame Products, Post-Frame Technique, Product Guides, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs, Supplier News, The Source Book | Tagged metal buildings, post frame, post-frame, post-frame supplies | Leave a comment

Roll Former Corporation announces new ownership

Roll Former Corporation, Chalfont, Pa., has announced the retirement of its owners and the resumption of business under the leadership of long-time employees Bob Schultz and John Dumke. In a press release, founders Phil Altomare and Gerry Corkery announced: “Since … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, In the Industry, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Post Frame, Products, Roll Formers, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged Bob Schultz, Gerry Corkery, John Dumke, Phil Altomare, Roll Former Corporation | Leave a comment

Project inspiration for rural builders: Metal buildings

The 2014 Rural Builder Source Book will soon be published. In addition to all the great projects included in the magazine, here are others that should help inspire your building ideas. Building: Derwood Bible Church, Derwood, Md. Building size: 18,130 … Read more »

Posted in Building Components, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Products, RB August 2014, Rural Builder Magazine, The Source Book | Tagged american buildings company, garco building systems, metal buildings, mid-west steel buildings | Leave a comment

METALCON 2014: new location, new learning opportunities, new exhibits

- By Marge O’Connor  – The 24th annual METALCON holds true to the event’s tradition of offering new features while maintaining the high quality education and products consistent with what the metal industry offers. This year’s event takes place October … Read more »

Posted in Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Events, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Metalcon, Products, Reroofing, Residential, Rural Builder Magazine, Solar | Tagged metal buildings, metal roofing, METALCON | Leave a comment