RB March 2013

Rural Builder – March 2013 CoverThe March 2013 Issue of Rural Builder takes a look at today’s engineered ag building.

This issue also includes tips for building fire resistant structures.

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Rural Builder March 2013

The engineered ag building

If today’s builder wants to stay ahead of the curve, he’d best respect the new demands of the modern ag building. These long and lean facilities are engineering marvels if done right, and today’s farmer, with hundreds of thousands of dollars invested, expect it to be done right. Lee Bergum, Minnesota district sales manager...

High-end stable for horses in “Cradle of the Trotter”

Goshen, New York is known as the “Cradle of the Trotter.” Within a 100-mile radius are five major racetracks including Historic Track, and the Harness Racing Hall of Fame. Not surprisingly the area boasts some great equestrian facilities such as the 19,850 square feet Mark Ford Stable, which is a high-end equestrian boarding stable...

Trial by fire: Tips for building fire-resistant structures

– By Doug Myer, Metal Panels, Inc. – Last year was a record year for forest fires in the United States. In Oklahoma, up to 18 simultaneous fires were being fought in August, with especially damaging results in Luther, Drumright and Mannford. In Colorado, hundreds of homes were destroyed by forest fire. Fires in...


Rural Builder inducts three new members into Rural Builder Hall of Fame

Rural Builder magazine has inducted three new members into the Rural Builder Hall of Fame.  Dwayne Borkholder, owner and president of Borkholder Buildings & Supply, Nappanee, Ind.; Stephen Pohl, PhD, from the University of South Dakota; and Wayne Schrock, owner of Pacemaker Buildings, North Webster, Ind., were inducted during a special luncheon held during...

Metal Construction Association approves new ‘brand tagline’

At its 2013 Annual Meeting in Rancho Mirage this week, the Metal Construction Association board approved a new brand tagline: “Build Legacies. Metal.” The new tagline is the product of work conducted by the Brand Task Force, which was appointed by the MCA Board in Fall, 2012. The task force recognized the importance of...