RB September 2014

/Rural Builder - September 2014 CoverThe September 2014 Issue of Rural Builder looks at the brave new world of the post-frame house.

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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 of laminates and substrates, which has allowed them to serve the needs of a...

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 a special creative bent, as evidenced by his self-designed home in Pennsylvania. His every...

September 2014 Rural Builder

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

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 among consumers who are looking to build their dream homes. In the September issue...

Money Talk: Lease or Buy? New rules to impact decision

– By Mark Battersby – Whether to buy or lease is a question facing many rural builders even as credit becomes more readily available. While there is no one correct answer that fits every situation nor every building business, compared to the simplicity of buying, leasing is far more complicated and may be getting...