Shield Wall Media and METALCON partnered to generate data about the market segments we serve. Through the survey we learned what builders and manufacturers experienced in 2022 and what they anticipate for 2023. 

This column will feature data culled from the survey that we find relevant to Frame Building News readers. The first installment can be found in the January 2023 issue (find it at

Frame Building News subscribers are very similar to “All Respondents.”  One obvious and anticipated difference is that the percentage of post frame is higher, and the percentage of metal building is lower.  The participation in metal buildings is lower across the board. 

The surprise was the number involved in sheds and carports. Frame Building News subscribers are 17% more likely to be in this market than All Respondents. We will do future surveys to determine why and how post frame builders are participating in this market. FBN

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