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Going Residential: Market for Post Frame Starts to Build

For decades, builders have known there was a potential market for post-frame residential, yet the trend was slow to evolve. Now, the wait appears to be over, with demand rising in recent years. Joe Kormanik, K-Construction Inc., Alta Vista, Kansas, and Justin Sobaski, Eastern Iowa Building, Inc., Fairfax, Iowa, are two...

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...

NFBA Member Spotlight: Legacy Barn Company

-By Kathy Jonas- This past January, Shawna and Matthew Miller of Legacy Barn Company, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, held a sweepstakes for a free 30’ x 40’ x 10’ post-frame materials kit in a Facebook contest as a way to show their appreciation to loyal customers and followers. By the end, the...

Morton Buildings, Inc. Becomes 100% Employee-Owned

Morton, IL—Morton Buildings, Inc., the industry leader in post-frame manufacturing and construction, announced that 100% of the company is now owned by its employees.  Prior owners sold their shares to the employees’ Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Trust, giving current and future employees full ownership of the company.  As an employee-owned...

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...