RB May 2015

Top tips for snow retention on metal roofs

As the popularity of metal roofing grows, so do the options for preventing dangerous and damaging avalanches of ice and snow. While you may think that anything made to stop it, should stop it, there is a lot of science that goes into a properly engineered snow retention devise. Mother Nature is not easy...

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Surviving an OSHA inspection

– By  Mark Ward Sr. – Few things strike fear in the hearts of many rural builders more than the thought of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspector showing up unannounced at a job site. For a “survival guide,” Rural Builder spoke with three leading safety professionals for the post-frame building industry....

The power of team: life lessons from former baseball pro Dave Dravecky

It’s baseball season and there isn’t anything about baseball that can’t be compared to life, be it personal or professional. Below are excerpts from keynote speaker Dave Dravecky at the 2015 Frame Building Expo in Louisville. He shared his journey from becoming a pro baseball pitcher to his career-ending battle with cancer, and life-lessons...

Money Talk: Managing Cyber Security Risks

by Mark Battersby – The recent headlines about Internet “hacking” and security breaches have focused on large retailers such as Target, Neuman Marcus and Home Depot and big banks like JPMorgan Chase. Unfortunately, fraud and financial data losses are not limited to retailers nor to one industry. Small rural building operations and businesses are...

Schweiss Doors now offers a Build Your Own Door Kit

Schweiss Doors has designed a simple way for customers to build their own hydraulic doorframe without sacrificing Schweiss quality and unique design features.   “We realized the great demand for the popular Schweiss hydraulic door design and figured out a way for customers who are willing to weld their own steel doorframes together to...

DBCI launches 3000 Series Door for moderate to high-wind loads

Douglasville, GA – Rollup door manufacturer DBCI announces the launch of the new 3000 Series door this April. The 3000 was developed for moderate to high wind loads and is immediately available throughout the U.S. and Canada. The big advantage of the new 3000 series door will be it’s ease of installation. It features...