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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Construction Backlog Indicator Reaches Another All-Time High

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is reporting that its Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) reached a new all-time high during the third quarter of 2014 at 8.8 months, eclipsing the previous all-time high of 8.5 months in the second quarter of … Read more »

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Bradbury Announces People on the Move

MOUNDRIDGE, KS, USA – The Bradbury Co., Inc. announces several promotions. Aaron Woods has accepted the position of Field Completion Coordinator within the Customer Service Department. Woods has worked in hydraulic assembly, and most recently as a Test Technician specializing … Read more »

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DBCI Celebrates Nationwide 5-Year Safety Milestone

All manufacturing locations remain accident-free for over five years Douglasville, GA – Roll-up door manufacturer DBCI announced that on October 29 its Chandler, Arizona manufacturing facility completed its fifth consecutive year without a single recordable injury. The milestone means all … Read more »

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Drexel Metals roof tops home of METALCON VP

- New roof, ventilation system help homeowner save energy, money – LOUISVILLE – If anyone has been presented with the opportunity to learn about the benefits of metal roofing, it’s Claire Kilcoyne. Kilcoyne is the Vice President of Trade Shows … Read more »

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RM Lucas adds #6500 universal flashing cement to product line

RM Lucas continues to build upon its line of repair and maintenance products for the professional roofing industry. Lucas #6500 Universal Flashing Cement is a solvent based synthetic elastomeric resin that will work in all weather conditions. It is available … Read more »

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Historically reflective casino design is a challenge to create, but a pleasure to see

Elk Grove Village, Ill. – Cherokee Nation Entertainment’s 10,000-sq.-ft. Ramona Casino features a unique style that was both challenging and rewarding to create. The curved nature of the building’s exterior required multiple shades and profiles of metal panels, plus clever … Read more »

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Survey: What does 2015 look like for builders?

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Rural Builder magazine is conducting a survey to help determine the year ahead for professional builders in the U.S. To better serve your information needs, we would like to find out more about your outlook for 2015. Please take a … Read more »

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2015 Best of Metalcon

METALCON International is always a good show, and the 2014 event in Denver did not disappoint. A lot of connections and sales were made by exhibitors and attendees. But if you didn’t make it to METALCON 2014, or even if … Read more »

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NCI Building Systems Reaches Definitive Agreement to Acquire CENTRIA

HOUSTON- NCI Building Systems, Inc. (NYSE: NCS), a leading manufacturer of metal products for the nonresidential building industry, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pittsburgh area-based CENTRIA, an internationally recognized leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of … Read more »

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New Study verifies coated steel roofs can last as long as the buildings they cover

CHICAGO, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has released new research findings that conclude that certain metal roof systems can last at least 60 years, meaning they do not require replacement during a commercial building’s service life. “This study … Read more »

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