RAM Buildings, Inc. Wins Another NFBA Building of the Year Award
May 29, 2008
The National Frame Building Association (NFBA) held its annual convention and trade show, Frame Building Expo, February 20-22, 2008 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OH. During NFBA’s Award Luncheon on February 20th, first place winners in 19 categories received plaques for the annual Building of the Year Contest.
The Building of the Year Award in the Most Unique Post Frame Application category went to Dale Anderson and RAM Buildings, Inc. of Winsted, MN. RAM Buildings, Inc. received this award for a retail facility built for Hartman Tree Farm of Victoria, MN.
This building is used for the retail sales of live plants, shrubs and other landscape materials, as well as seasonal items such as Christmas trees and decoratives wreaths.
It was necessary for Hartman Companies to have a retail building that is both easily accessible and would improve the overall appearance of the business. A combination of unique roof pitches, bare galvanized steel, painted framing materials, shakes and intricate details, combined with open walls for public access make this building highly functional and aesthetically pleasing.
Post Frame was chosen for this project due to the need for flexibility in design, to allow for open walls and multi-pitched roof segments as well as keeping costs down for for the owner. Conventional stick frame would not have worked as well for this unique structure. The building provided a much needed sales/retail area, and has received many positive comments from the community as well as individuals driving by the site.
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