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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ABC Seamless introduces horizontal seamless steel roof

ABC Seamless, the ORIGINAL Seamless Steel Siding Company, introduces a revolutionary concept in permanent metal roofing – the exclusive Horizontal Seamless Steel Roof – that looks like shingles, protects like armor. And its portable roll-forming system lets installers manufacture the … Read more »

Posted in Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Frame Building News, Green Building, Green Products, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Metal Shingles, Products, Recyclable, Reroofing, Residential, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged ABC Seamless, horizontal seamless steel roof, Metal Shingles, steel roof shingles | Leave a comment

WoodWorks to host national symposium on taller wood buildings

On November 6 and 7, the Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks program will host a National Symposium, “Toward Taller Wood Buildings”, in Chicago, Ill. Intended to give attendees a practical perspective on North America’s evolution toward taller wood buildings, the Symposium … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Events, Frame Building News, Green Building, Green Products, Green Projects, Industry Experts, Post Frame, Post Frame News, Post Frame Products, Post-Frame Technique, Products, Recyclable, Renewable, Research and Technology, Rural Builder Magazine, Sustainability | Tagged Michael Green, taller wood buildings, Wood Products Council, woodworks | Leave a comment

Nudo Products Announces Acquisition of Prime Panels Inc.

(Springfield, IL) – Nudo Products, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Prime Panels Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of specialized panels for use in agricultural, commercial, industrial and transportation applications.  Prime Panels is known for their extensive line … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Horse Barns, In the Industry, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Post Frame, Products, RB September 2014, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged metal panels, metal wall panels, Nudo Products, Prime Panels | Leave a comment

Now there’s an idea: door-friendly shipping containers from Schweiss

Leave it to Schweiss Doors to find a solution for any problem, including easier access to shipping and commercial containers. Because it can be a hassle dealing with conventional containers with a door located at the end, the hydraulic door company … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Doors & Windows, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged hydraulic doors, one piece hydraulic doors, schweiss doors, shipping containers | Leave a comment

Post frame comes home Part II: An award winning residence

- By Sharon Thatcher, Editor, Rural Builder – You may recognize Josh Sweinhart’s residence. It won the Judge’s Award in the 2013 Building of the Year competition sponsored by the National Frame Building Association. Sweinhart is a post-frame builder with … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Post Frame News, Post Frame Products, Post-Frame Technique, Products, RB September 2014, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged Josh Sweinhart, pole barn home, pole barn house, post frame house, post-frame, Wood Originals | Leave a comment

Post frame comes home, Part I: Brave new world of the pole barn house

September 2014 Rural Builder

Editors Note: “Pole barn” verus “Post Frame” Residential post frame remains a modest part of the industry, but as with all things post frame, it continues to evolve. From secondary garages with living quarters to full-time residences, builders are finding converts … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Featured Magazine, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Post Frame News, Post Frame Products, Post-Frame Technique, RB September 2014 | Tagged mike momb, pole barn guru, pole barn home, pole barn house, post frame house | Leave a comment

MBCI launches new customer-centric website

HOUSTON –  MBCI recently launched its new website at www.mbci.com. The new, responsive site is designed with the contractor, architect and specification writing professionals in mind and showcases a number of innovative features. It is compatible and easily navigable via … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, FN November 2014, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Post Frame, Products, Reroofing, Residential, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged MBCI, metal panels, metal roof, metal roofing, metal wall panels | Leave a comment

Hydronic Radiant Floor Heat 101

- By Les Graham – With the popularity of radiant floor heat and sales rising each year, more and more concrete contractors and general contractors are selling radiant floor heating systems with their projects. This article explains the key points … Read more »

Posted in Frame Building News, Industry Experts, Products, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged hydronic floor heat, Les Graham, radiant floor heat, Radiant Outfitters | Leave a comment

HotEdge announces new ownership

[Denver, CO] – A leading innovator in the design and manufacture of roof ice melt systems has formally introduced its new ownership. HotEdge LLC announces the company’s acquisition by Andrew Elson, who will manage strategy and day-to-day operations of the … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Products, Reroofing, Residential, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged Andrew Elson, Bronson Rumsey, HotEdge LLC, snow guards, snow retention | Leave a comment

Mill Steel Co. strengthens executive staff, reorganizes sales management team

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- Mill Steel Co., an industry-leading flatrolled steel service center, announced today three promotions-consistent with the company’s commitment to build and maintain its dynamic executive and management teams, in support of an expanding presence in the marketplace. Rob … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Products, Reroofing, Residential, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged coil supplier, Heath Buller, Mill Steel, Rob Vella, Shannon Monday | Leave a comment