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Crew Foreman of the Month: Brian Schuh, A builder of people

By Kathy Jonas – Brian Schuh can build or repair any post-frame building that comes his way. “But he is also a builder of people,” according to Greg Lehman, director of construction services at FBi Buildings, Inc., in Remington, Indiana. Lehman nominated Schuh for Crew Foreman of the Month because of his high level...

Bringing safety to the job site: Ways to keep your crews safe

By Sharon Thatcher – Safety is an issue that builders understand is important, but how to comply with a growing list of safety regulations—and still get the job done efficiently and cost-effectively—is not so clear. So just what is the status of safety in the post-frame industry and how can you have both safety...

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Are you a reader of Frame Building News, the official publication of the National Frame Building Association? If so, we invite you to take our Readership Survey. The survey is designed to gauge what our readers want and need to help them thrive in the post-frame building industry. The survey will take only a...

Randy Ridenour: Winner of the 2014 Bernon G. Perkins Award

Each year, the National Frame Building Association bestows its highest honor—the Bernon G. Perkins Award—on one individual. The name of the award recognizes a pioneer of the post-frame industry, Bernon G. Perkins, who furthered the pole building’s evolution from a temporary structure into a long-lasting one. At the 2015 Frame Building Expo in Louisville,...

NFBA recognizes 2014 Buildings of the Year

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 Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky., on February 19, 2015, to honor the winners of these prestigious awards for...

April 2015 Frame Building News

Frame Building Expo takes Louisville by storm

– By Beth Schaefer – Closed schools across the state. Nine inches of snow. Sub-zero temps. Cancelled flights. Public transportation awry. Unplowed streets and snowed-over sidewalks. That’s right—during the third week of February 2015, the city of Louisville, Kentucky, was eerily empty. So where was everybody? At the Frame Building Expo! Despite Mother Nature’s...

2015 Best on the Block post-frame products named

The ballots are in and the votes have been counted. At the Frame Building Expo in Louisville in February, visitors were given a chance to vote on their favorite post-frame products featured in a special “Builders Block” area of the trade show. Prior to the show, online voters were also given an opportunity to...

5th Annual Heartland NFBA Conference set for Oct. 15-16 in Tulsa

Post-frame builders: mark your calendar and participate in the 5th Annual Heartland NFBA Conference. The event, featuring educational seminars, fun events and industry trade show, will be held Oct. 15-16 at the Tulsa Hard Rock Casino. The Heartland Chapter represents the post-frame construction industry in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana. The conference...

Rural Builder Source Book 2014: Products

  Welcome to the online version of the Rural Builder Source Book. This 6th edition goes beyond metal building construction to include ALL things rural: metal frame, post frame, SIPs, ICFs and tension fabric! This guide provides comprehensive information on the leading products used by the top builders. You will find an extensive guide...

Levi’s becomes exclusive distributor for Uplift Plate for post-frame anchoring

Levi’s Building Components is now the exclusive distributor for The Uplift Plate post-frame anchoring system. The Uplift Plate was created by Bill Keller to significantly improve the strength, durability, simplicity of post-frame anchoring. For years, post-frame builders relied on rebar to anchor frame posts in concrete, which required time-consuming drilling and bit changes. With...