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Money Talk: Fast track and tax audits that ain’t

-By Mark E. Battersby – The IRS recently rolled out a streamlined program designed to enable small rural building businesses undergoing audits to more quickly settle their differences with the IRS. The Fast Track Settlement (FTS) program is designed to help small building businesses and self-employed contractors who are being examined...

Top e-Products of 2013 for Rural Builders

Throughout the year, Rural Builder Product e-Guides have featured quality products from the industry’s top manufacturers. Looking back over the products from 2013, we asked our online readers to help us decide the Best of the Best. The top three results are included here: WindowWrap window flashing from MFM Building Products,...

Rural Builder announces Top 10 products of the year for 2013

It is a tradition in the February issue of Rural Builder that we reveal the Top 10 Products of the previous year as determined by our readers. Every issue when readers circle a Reader Service Card number requesting more information about a product or service listed in the magazine, those requests...

Rural Builder’s Guide to Livestock Building Products

  Cannonball:HNP SunSky corrugated polycarbonate panels stand up to punishing exterior applications and offer multiple advantages over traditional fiberglass corrugated panels. SunSky provides up to 20 times greater impact resistance, warranted protection against yellowing, excellent load ratings, and the highest resistance to wind uplift – outstanding properties confirmed by independent laboratory...

Creative reuses for construction leftovers and tear-off

Rural builders are resourceful souls, finding good uses for leftovers and tear-off. Now a company is making it into a business, with some interesting ideas for repurposing materials. Repurposed Materials Inc. Denver, Colo., reclaims materials that have already served their original purpose. The items are then made available for a new...

2012 Guide to Horse barn products

Energy Panel Structures Energy Panel Structures has become a respected leader in pre-engineered equestrian buildings. It can design a unique combination of buildings utilizing structural insulated panels and post-frame construction to create a special horse barn, stable or clear span riding arena. Its advanced pre-engineered panels and post-frame construction provides exceptional...