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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...

Top e-Guide Products for rural builders

Requests for more information from our online e-Guides determine the winners of our annual Top eProducts. In 2014 the most requests were received for equestrian planning and construction from Wick Buildings; Retro-Pan insulation system from TVM Building Products; and the Master One-Steppers fastener from Leland Industries. Take a look at the results below. RB...

Crew Foreman of the Month: Making clients want you back

– BY LINCOLN BRUNNER – He might not have known it at the time, but TJ Moen got a rare gift one day during his high school building trades class: the knowledge that he was good at something. One day on a building site during class, another student asked the instructor a question. The...

Oneida, Ill., farm site of Wick’s 70,000th building

Mazomanie, Wis. – Wick Buildings celebrated their 70,000th building project in Oneida, Ill., on Friday, September 27. This landmark building was constructed for Pork Lane Farms which is located just north of Galesburg. The agricultural facility was designed with both a cold storage area for farm equipment and machinery, and a lined and insulated...

A builder’s challenges in creating an equine paradise on Mackinac Island

by Sue Marquette Poremba for Rural Builder magazine Every construction project has challenges and obstacles – exceptionally rainy weather, zoning issues, clients who change their mind frequently. But those seem like a walk in the park compared to the challenges Jim Groat of Mystic Meadow Construction, an authorized Wick Buildings contractor, faced when he...