metal building

Achieving the Look of Wood with the Easy Maintenance of Metal

The options appear endless as metal manufacturers develop new textures, mattes and prints for making metal more appealing to a wider range of consumers. A related article in the May issue of Rural Builder outlined this trend. This issue we look at a specific project. A low-maintenance building with the vintage look of board...

Flack Steel Is Now Flack Global Metals

Effective immediately, Flack Steel has changed its name to Flack Global Metals. This move reflects a consolidation of recent acquisitions that include Consolidated Metal Products (CMP) in Columbia, South Carolina, and JD Steel Products in Toledo, Ohio. In a move toward increasing global reach and expanded product line, Flack Global Metals now offers bare,...

MCA honors outstanding achievers in metal construction industry

The Metal Construction Association (MCA) presented awards to three outstanding achievers in the metal construction industry at its winter meeting held February 1-3 in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Mark James of Roof Hugger, Inc. and Randy Allen from Triangle Fastener Corporation were honored with MCA’s Patrick R. Bush Volunteer Service Award, and Ken Buchinger...

Triangle Fastener launches new website

Triangle Fastener Corporation has launched a new website that provides easy access to product information for the metal roofing, flat roofing, metal building, post frame, and commercial drywall industries. The new site is mobile friendly and gives you the ability to view product details from smart phones and tablets. New features: Updated dropdown navigation includes more products....

Building and roofing professionals: what is your outlook for 2016?

Rural Builder and Metal Roofing Magazine are each conducting surveys to help determine the year ahead for professional builders and roofers in the U.S. To better serve your information needs, we would like to discover what trends you are seeing in both industries. Please take a few minutes to answer the questions. The information...

Policies that could affect your bottom line

– By Mark Ward – To contractors erecting a barn or self-storage facility or church in the rural reaches of the American heartland, the world of Washington politics can seem far away. Yet Geoff Burr, vice president of government affairs for the Washington-based Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), reports, “Out of our 21,000 members,...

Download the 2015 Rural Builder Source Book

The annual Rural Builder Source Book is now published and available for free download. Some of the project features in this special issue are intriguing and inspiring, while others are simple but solid. Also included is a list of popular products that are noteworthy in the metal and post-frame industries. Use the information provided...

TFC releases Market Specific Product Catalogs

Triangle Fastener Corporation has released three Market Specific Product Catalogs that provide details on a full line of products for specific construction applications. The new line-up of catalogs include: Metal Roofing/Building; Low Slope (Flat) Roofing; and Interior/Drywall construction industries. Each catalog provides product details on a wide variety of fasteners, sealants, tools, and accessories,...