post frame

Let’s dig a big hole … and plant a post-frame building in it!

By Mike Momb – I’ve now surprisingly (especially to me) spent my entire adult life in the post-frame building industry. I’ve been blessed to be a manufacturer (prefabricated light gauge steel plated wood trusses), a supplier of post frame building kit packages as well as a post-frame building contractor. The general assumption in our...

Eron beef barns

Building the modern beef barn

Rural Builder staff had the opportunity of watching the building of a modern beef barn step-by-step from the ground up last summer, in fact two barns in the span of one year. It’s uncommon because our offices are located in Central Wisconsin dairy country. “I’ve been planning this for a lot of years,” said the...

Protect your online reputation

– By John Ryan, NFBA Director of Market Development – Think of that time you bought your new flat-screen TV or power tool or car. Chances are, you talked to friends and family, did research and even consulted online reviews to learn what other people thought of that same product. Do you think that...

Central States Manufacturing breaks ground on new facility in Claysburg, PA

Central States Manufacturing has broken ground on a 50,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehouse facility in Martin J. Marasco Business Park near Claysburg, Pennsylvania. Central States has committed to the creation of 50 new, full-time jobs over the next three years, and investing at least $5.8 million on the project. This will be Central States Manufacturing’s...

McElroy Metal relaunches McElroyMetal.com

McElroy Metal, a metal roof and wall systems manufacturer serving the construction industry, has relaunched its website at www.McElroyMetal.com. McElroy Metal has dedicated sections of the new site to the specific markets it serves: residential, architectural/commercial, post frame, retrofit/recover, green building/solar and insulated metal panels. The new site also contains many animations highlighting installation sequences...

Starting at the top: Trusses – A case for T-bracing

Building failures often start at the top. A strong truss ensures for a stronger building, adaptable to the rigorous winds and rumblings of nature. One method worth considering as today’s buildings grow bigger and more complex is T-bracing (or T-reinforcement). An advocate for T-bracing is David Brakeman, engineering director and vice president for Alpine,...

A technical explanation of T-reinforcement for trusses

– [Article provided by the Structural Building Components Association] – The truss industry maintains that the design of truss roof and floor system permanent restraint/bracing is the responsibility of the building designer. System permanent bracing covers the entire structure and all reinforcing/bracing element interactions. An exception to this is identifying the locations of compression...

2017 Frame Building Expo call for presentations

The National Frame Building Association is seeking presentations for its 2017 Frame Building Expo. The Expo is scheduled to be held in Nashville, Tennessee at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, March 7-10, 2017. You are invited to share your expertise and experience with your peers by submitting a proposal for an educational...

2015 Buildings of the Year named by NFBA

The announcement of the Buildings of the Year Awards is one of the highlights of the annual Frame Building Expo. A large audience gathered for the National Frame Building Association awards luncheon at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, on March 10, 2016, to honor the winners of these prestigious awards for 2015....

The solid safety program

– By Gary Auman, NFBA Legal Counsel – At the 2016 Frame Building Expo in Indianapolis, the National Frame Building Association recognized 12 member companies that have demonstrated a serious concern for providing their employees with a safe worksite. These companies recognized that a good safety program is the first step to having a...