RB February 2012

alt=The February 2012 Issue of Rural Builder looks at the next generation of builders.

This issue also looks at the hangar market.

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Airport opportunities: Hangar market has own unique requirements

There is nothing especially unusual about the latest hangar construction project at the J. Lynn Helms Sevier County Airport in De Queen, Arkansas — except that aircraft hangars have, by their very nature, unique requirements. “Hangars are really door systems with a roof attached,” explains Jon Howell, vice president of sales and marketing for...

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Who’s taking over? Training the next generation of builders

Every generation questions the preparedness of its youth. Even Plato lamented in 4th Century BC: “What is happening to our young people? They disrespect their elders. They disobey their parents. They ignore the law. They riot in the streets inflamed with wild notions. Their morals are decaying. What is to become of them?” With...

Money Talk: After tax deadlines, still time for making changes

By Mark E. Battersby Many rural building business owners and managers frequently find themselves caught up in the tax process — often when it is too late to have a real impact on their tax bills. Fortunately, it is not too late to benefit from last year’s transactions on this year’s tax returns. In...