At 44 pages, this is the shortest issue of the year. However, we’ve packed a lot into it!

We’ve kind of stripped  post-frame building down to some of its components in this issue. Thanks to feedback from S-5! founder Rob Haddock (below), we were able to take a deeper dive into fastener compatibility by publishing (with permission) a technical paper from the MCA. 

We’ve also included coverage about some of the materials that stand up to the harsh environment caused by animal confinement. While researching, I read the test results for Dr!pStop. It was so compelling, I just had to share. You can read about the test — and see the results — on page 16.

Our next edition is the Frame Building Expo Preview. In February 2020, due to unforeseen circumstances, I was unable to attend the Expo in Des Moines. I’ll admit: I’ve never been to this event … I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to it. I hope you’re just as excited to gather in Nashville as I am. The January edition, which is also our State of the Industry edition, should get you all the more ramped up for it. 

By the way, if ever you see me cruising a trade show floor, please don’t be shy — stop me and say “hello.” I always enjoy a good one-on-one talk about what’s going on in the trade!

Until next time – be well.

Karen Knapstein