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Modifying a Solar Barn for a Prize-Worthy Herd

“A barn is only as good as the farmer using it,” Illinois contractor Jim Peters (a 1998 Rural Builder Hall of Fame inductee) believes, noting that a barn properly built, but poorly used is a waste of everyone’s time and effort. That’s why it was a special pleasure for him in...

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

  GO TO LIST OF ALL WINNERS Masters Division ($6+ Million in Annual Gross Volume) Second-Place Winners    Agricultural Storage/Workshops Dennis Lee, Morton Buildings Inc. Storage Facility for Bill Southerland Cladding: James Hardie board siding and batt strips; Roofing: Morton hi-rib steel; Windows: Pella; Fasteners: Stainless; Insulation: ½” heavy-duty Thermax; Foundation...

2016 Building of the Year – Post Frame – Masters Division 3rd Place

LIST OF ALL WINNERS Masters Division ($6+ Million in Annual Gross Volume)  Third-Place Winners  Agricultural Storage/Workshops Dave Nelson, Custom Structures of South Dakota–Wick Buildings Home for Effling Family Cladding/Roofing: Wick 29-gauge, 82,000 psi; Windows: Hayfield vinyl sliders; Doors: Plyco premium; Fasteners: roof and wall steel fastened with screws; Insulation: R-25 fiberglass...

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,...

NFBA Crew Foreman of the Month: David Keim

David Keim is only 27 years old. Yet he has been a crew foreman at Quality Structures Inc. in Haven, Kansas, for the past six-plus years. “I try to lead by example” is the way Keim describes his management philosophy. That attitude is a big part of his success, according to...

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...

Lester Building Systems Announces Organizational Changes

Lester Building Systems LLC has announced a series of organizational changes and promotions. According to John Hill, president, the changes positions Lester to operate more efficiently and effectively while providing an enhanced customer buying experience. Mark Billstrom has been promoted to the newly created position of Vice President of Operations. Mark is responsible for...