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David Keim, Quality Structures, Inc.

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 Josh Nowlin, who...

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 improving operational performance....

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 Resort and Convention...

Post-Frame Sales 101: Tips for Success

-By Kathy Jonas – Achieving success in post-frame sales is a lot like achieving success in life: it involves the critical skills of being prepared, listening, and adapting to the needs of others. One other relevant skill is working harder than the competitor. Although technology has certainly had an impact on the construction industry,...

Market Sizing Report

“2016 Post-Frame Market Sizing Study” Released

-By Jeff Henry, NFBA- The “2016 Post-Frame Market Sizing Study”—now available to all Post-Frame Market Initiative supporters—forecasts continued steady growth for the post-frame industry. Through 2020, post-frame construction spending is expected to grow at a rate of 4.3 percent annually. The growth extends to all five building segments examined in the study: agricultural, industrial,...

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Foreman of the Month: Steve Allison, A Foreman with Focus

Steve Allison, foreman at Greiner Buildings, lives by the adage that there’s no such thing as a stupid question. While working his way up to be a foreman, he would ask questions to understand how he could improve, and that’s still true today. “He’s not afraid to call the project manager and say there’s...

Design of Post-Frame Gyms and Multipurpose Buildings

By Timothy Royer, PE, and Amanda Stauffer- Post-frame construction is ideal for non-code-exempt buildings of many shapes and sizes. One category of such structures that is often overlooked by post-frame builders is gymnasiums and multipurpose recreational buildings. Gymnasiums and multipurpose recreational buildings are a perfect fit for post-frame construction for several reasons. Post-frame walls...

Perma-Column

Perma-Column Team Continues Expansion

Perma-Column, Inc. of Ossian, Indiana, continues expansion of its network of Precasting Distributors. Perma-Column Precast, and Graber Post Buildings are the two newest to join the team. This expansion brings the total number of Precasting Distributors to nine across the U.S. and Canada. Perma-Column Precast is located in Post Falls, Idaho, and is owned...

Crew Foreman of the Month, Dustin Haan, Remuda Building

Slowing down is not easy for Dustin Haan of Remuda Building in Alberta, Canada. “He loves to be the fastest guy on the job site,” according to Peter Vanderzwaag, sales and marketing manager. “However, he is always willing to take time out to explain things to the customer.” Haan is the August recipient of...

Progressive Roof Collapse Due to CLR Shifting: Summary

[The following is a summary of a more comprehensive article on the topic available for download under our Technical Resources tab.] -By David R. Bohnhoff, PhD, PE – Continuous lateral restraint (CLR) is a continuous line of bracing used to provide lateral support to a series of structural elements. By preventing lateral movement, CLR...