RB October 2011

/Rural Builder - October 2011 CoverThe October 2011 Issue of Rural Builder is all about the big business of mini-storage.

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Rusted oil field pipe transformed into award winning horse complex

Easing into the landscape of northern Texas, along a tree-lined creek, is an award winning horse complex built from a marriage of Texas frugality and genteel craftsmanship. Recently awarded the prestigious National Architecture and Engineering Award from the American Institute of Steel Construction is creator of this magnificent horse heaven, Lake|Flato Architects of San...

Taking mini-storage to a new level: looking up for an answer

Self-storage businessman David Paladino found a perfect location in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, for his next venture, but he faced a dilemma: the site wasn’t large enough to accommodate the nearly 900 storage units he had in mind. The solution: go up. Although most rural builders won’t ever face such a challenge, it helps...

Lessons from a mini-storage owner

Larry Haug, owner of Haug Steel Construction, Crooks, S.D., knows a lot about the mini-storage business as both a contractor and a mini-storage owner. He has over 250 units in a rural community located about 8 miles outside of Sioux Falls, in a complex of about 10 buildings. The rental units are conveniently situated...

October 2011

The big business of mini-storage

Although self-storage has been around a long time in the big cities, it started its ascent in the rural areas in the early 1980s. It took some convincing, but forward-thinking entrepreneurs realized that residents in small communities also had lots of “stuff” they needed to stash and were willing to pay to do it....

Sno Gem announces promotion of Carpenter to VP-Operations

James T. Carpenter of Crystal Lake, Ill., has been named Vice President of Operations by Sno Gem, Inc. The announcement was made earlier this week at the corporate headquarters in McHenry, Ill. Sno Gem specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of innovative snow retention systems for metal, slate, shingle and membrane roof systems around...

2010 AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings available as free download

(Chicago, IL) – The 2010 AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 341-10) is now available for free downloading on AISC’s website at www.aisc.org/2010SP. This new specification supersedes the 2005 AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings and all previous versions of this specification. The new specification has been approved by the AISC...

NFBA now accepting applications for Building of the Year

The National Frame Building Association is now accepting applications for its distinguished Building of the Year contest. Any building erected by an NFBA member builder that utilizes post-frame construction in a minimum of 50 percent of the building structure is eligible for this award. Judging will take place in December, and winners will be...

MH Equipment announces acquisition of new territory

Chillicothe, Ill. – MH Equipment has acquired new territory from Yale Materials Handling (YMH) Cincinnati. The acquisition makes MH Equipment the new authorized Yale® lift truck dealer in select Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky counties. “MH Equipment is excited to expand our dealership while developing new customer relationships within our new territory,” said John Wieland,...

Palram wins CCMC approval for many products.

The Canadian Construction Materials Centre has recently approved many Palram products. The CCMC is similar to the International Code Council approval in the United States. This is a required approval for sales of construction materials in the Canadian market. The following Palram products have received approval in Evaluation Report 13450-R: PalramSuntuf, Palruf, Palopaque, Sunlite, Palsun,...