The NFBA is the only national trade association that represents post-frame industry professionals. The association is the country's primary source of post-frame building resources, research, networking, news and education.
Ken Gieseke assumes the role of NFBA Chair
Ken Gieseke of McElroy Metals has assumed the role of NFBA Chair. Gieseke has been an involved leader in the association and in the advancement of the post-frame industry. He replaces former Chair, Rick Hess, and expresses his appreciation of Hess' years of leadership. Gieseke also notes his enthusiasm to take on this prestigious, demanding position.
"I am excited to serve as Chairman of the NFBA," says Gieseke. "We have a talented, dedicated NFBA Board of Directors that works hard for the association. Together we will continue to find ways to advance and grow market share of post-frame construction."
Ken Gieseke is McElroy Metal's Vice President of Marketing. His entire working career has centered around sales and marketing positions within the building materials industry. Gieseke holds a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Southern Illinois University and a Master's of Business Administration from Louisiana State University — Shreveport. He is married and a proud father of two.
Look out for our new Chair's association updates in future issues of Frame Building News magazine.
2015 Expo booths are selling like hotcakes!
Check out the latest Expo floor plan for the 2015 Expo in Louisville, Kentucky. Exhibit booth sales are exceeding last year's record-breaking numbers!
Interested in exhibiting? Learn how.
Specialized workshop for senior managers to be held at 2015 Expo
If you are a business owner in the building industry, K.P. Persaud’s “Five Ways to Grow Your Business Profitably” workshop is a must attend.
Senior management professionals—of both builder and supplier companies—will learn the speediest, most practical, and applicable strategies on growth and business development.
The Gail Miller Recognition Program for Safety Excellence
This program is a new member benefit and component of the NFBA Awards Program. But in this program everyone who enters is a winner!
- APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2015 Expo program were accepted through Sept. 10, 2014. This program is now closed for the 2015 Expo program, but will reopen in early 2015.
Get your cameras out! It's Building of the Year contest time!
It’s the 2014 Building of the Year contest, with more opportunities - for builders of all sizes - to win!
NFBA is accepting entries for the 2014 Building of the Year contest. Click here to download your entry form. Click here to download the contest requirements.
Awards are divided into two categories - for smaller and larger companies. Participants have a level playing field and more chances to win a 1st place award!
Benefits of winning:
• Recognition at the 2015 Frame Building Expo Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Kentucky International Convention Center, Louisville, Kentucky
• Recognition in Frame Building News magazine and in NFBA’s new website photo gallery
• Photos featured on the Expo trade-show floor for more than 1,000 building and design professionals to view
• Eligibility for case studies in the Post-Frame Advantage e-newsletter and website, which reach thousands of architects and building owners
• A plaque for office display to showcase the company’s high-quality work and the Building of the Year award logo to use on marketing and bid materials
• A press release to circulate to customers and regional publications
Any building erected by an NFBA member builder that uses post-frame construction in a minimum of 50 percent of the building structure is eligible for this award. The building must have been constructed between Dec. 1, 2013, and Nov. 30, 2014, to qualify. Entries are due Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. Visit www.nfba.org or email
for entry instructions.
NFBA is thrilled to announce the launch of our new postframeadvantage.com!
As part of the Post-Frame Market Initiative (PFMI) NFBA implemented a revamp and modernization of the former Post-Frame Advantage website. This new, completely redesigned website serves as the ultimate resource for architects, designers and building owners considering post-frame projects.
This new website was designed and built strategically. Unlike the previous site, the messaging that accompanies this new site embraces post frame’s agricultural roots. It demonstrates how post frame's history in the agricultural sector puts post frame in a strengthened position for non-agricultural construction projects.
The website continues to boast a robust lead generation function (“Find a Post-Frame Builder”) that directs website visitors to NFBA member builder companies who construct commercial post-frame buildings.