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NFBA Membership Spotlight: Vap Construction

The husband-and-wife team of Linda and Jeff Vap started their family business, Vap Construction, headquartered in Atwood, Kansas, nearly 40 years ago. They added post-frame construction in 2004. Jeff also runs a 1,000-head Black Angus cattle ranch, and Linda is president of the local school board. We recently talked with Linda...

Expanding the Possibilities of Post Frame

By Lynn Noesser, Chair of NFBA’s Post-Frame Market Initiative Committee Have you built any “shomes” recently? What about a “barndominium”? For those asking what the heck a shome or barndominum is, these are terms currently being used by builders and owners to refer to post-frame buildings that incorporate a typical storage...

Hazard Recognition and Other Safety Concerns

By Gary Auman, NFBA Legal Counsel This article covers some very important issues that have a large impact on your safety program and performance. Hazard Recognition  Recognition of hazards is of crucial importance for all employers in the construction industry. I am not referring here to communication about hazards—that is a...

2017 NFBA Leadership Team Elected

The National Frame Building Association elected officers for the 2017 year at the Frame Building Expo in March. Todd Carlson, AJ Manufacturing, chairs the organization, with Matt Greiner, Greiner Buildings Inc., serving as Chair Elect. Outgoing chair Ken Gieseke, McElroy Metal, Inc., remains an officer as Past Chair. Mark Billstrom, Lester...

2016 Building of the Year Awards – Post Frame – Experts Division 2nd Place

LIST OF ALL WINNERS EXPERTS DIVISION Second-Place Winners    Agricultural Storage/Workshops Steve Eversole, Eversole Builders Inc. Hines Farm Shop Cladding/Roofing: H&H Metal 29-gauge painted steel; Windows/Doors: Plyco; Fasteners: Direct; Insulation: 4” spray foam (wall), R-30 blown (ceiling); Foundation or Structural Components: embedded; Unique Features: 80’ wide building with a clear span,...

Frame Building Expo Returns to Nashville March 8-10

The Frame Building Expo heads back to Nashville March 8-10. Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center will host the 50th anniversary event. Ken Gieseke, NFBA Board Chair, offers the following rundown of activities. Celebrate “Framing the Future at the 2017 Expo” by Ken Gieseke On Thursday night, while we enjoy desserts...

Haydn Shaw Will Be Keynote Speaker at 2017 Frame Building Expo

Haydn Shaw, a noted expert on leadership, change, multiple generations in the workforce and ways to turn around negative employees and work environments has been selected as the keynote speaker for the Frame Building Expo. Shaw goes from hilarity to deep reflection, combining rich content with use-tomorrow tools that focus on...

Registration for 2017 Frame Building Expo Now Open

Registration for the 50th Frame Building Expo is now open.  The Frame Building Expo is the nation’s largest annual trade event for post-frame builders, suppliers, manufacturers, structural engineers and code and design professionals. This year’s Expo consolidates the latest training, workshops and product information under one roof at the Gaylord Opryland...