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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Jonathan Williams to serve as Lancaster, PA, facility plant manager at Fabral

Lancaster, PA – Fabral, the leading provider of metal for building envelope solutions, announces the appointment of Jonathan Williams as plant manager at Fabral’s Lancaster, Pennsylvania facility. With more than 30 years of manufacturing experience, and 15 years of operational … Read more »

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Valspar coatings used for colossal mural at Netherlands market

Minneapolis, Minnesota – [Dec. 2014] – Valspar coatings were used on a very unique mural project in the Netherlands. The large mural, adorning a 40-meter arched-shaped structure, was created on aluminum panels at the Markthal Rotterdam, the first indoor market … Read more »

Posted in Building Components, Construction Industry News, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged aluminum panels, Markthal Rotterdam, metal coatings, metal panels, Valspar Coatings | Leave a comment

ABC Supply Co. Inc. acquires Siding World

Transaction Includes 17 Locations in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio   BELOIT, Wis. – Building products distributor ABC Supply Co., Inc. has acquired the assets of Siding World, a distributor of siding and other exterior building products including roofing, windows, doors, decking … Read more »

Posted in Building Components, Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Horse Barns, In the Industry, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Post Frame, Products, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs, Supplier News | Tagged ABC Supply, metal roofing products, post-frame products, Siding World | Leave a comment

ABC predicts continued construction industry growth in 2015

ABC economist expects a rise in backlog, construction employment and nonresidential spending WASHINGTON, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) forecasts a steady and ongoing economic recovery for the U.S. commercial and industrial construction industries in 2015. The reasonably brisk … Read more »

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TruLog steel siding: the look of logs without the logs

Many building owners who want the look of logs, but not the long-term maintenance issues are turning to alternatives. A new one on the scene is TruLog siding made of heavy 28 gauge steel. Ryan Reed-Baum, Director of Marketing for … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Horse Barns, Low Rise Construction, Metal Buildings, New Products, Post Frame, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News, Vertical Panels | Tagged log steel siding, steel siding, TruLog | Leave a comment

Levi’s Building Components introduces 3 new products for metal roofing and post-frame projects

Levi’s Building Components is introducing not one, but three new products: a standing seam snow guard – the 55RF Snow Defender; a new woven polypropylene Metal Wrap; and the Hot-Dipped Galvanized Coated Uplift Plate. 55RF SNOW DEFENDER If you have … Read more »

Posted in Building Components, Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Fasteners, Frame Building News, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, New Products, Post Frame, Post Frame Products, Reroofing, Residential, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged Levi's Building Components, metal wrap, post-frame uplift plate, standing seam snow guard, woven polypropylene | Leave a comment

New Simpson Strong-Tie fastener for pile construction in coastal areas

-Strong-Drive® SDWH Timber Hex-HDG screw Provides Installers a Faster, Easier and Safer Solution- Pleasanton, California – Simpson Strong-Tie® has introduced the new Strong-Drive® SDWH Timber Hex-HDG screw that requires no pre-drilling and replaces bolt, washer and nut assemblies, saving installers’ time and … Read more »

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New Perma-Column drill-set bracket for 3-ply laminated columns & 4″ or wider posts

In response to customer requests, Perma-Column has introduced a drill-set bracket that accommodates 4″ or wider posts and three-ply laminated columns. Two SW60 Universal brackets on adjacent sides of a post are often used so the anchor flange does not … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Post Frame News, Post Frame Products, Post-Frame Technique, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged 3-ply laminated post bracket, 4 inch Perma-Column bracket, Heartland Perma-Column, Perma-Column drill-set bracket | Leave a comment

ABC Supply Opens Two More Branches

BELOIT, Wis. – In recent weeks, building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. has opened two more branches – one in Philadelphia and the other in Newnan, Georgia. The Philadelphia store provides a second ABC location for contractors working within … Read more »

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Buying a new vs. used rollformer: What’s best for you?

Research a necessity to ensure the better decision for your operation By Joe Repovs, Founder, Samco Machinery TORONTO, December 2, 2014 – Successful businesses are run by people who are prudent with how money is spent or re-invested into the … Read more »

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