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Cori Lane

Cori grew up on her family's small grain and livestock operation in Northwest Indiana. In 2018, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration & Marketing from Marian University Indianapolis. Having shown beef cattle for 12 years at the county, state, and national levels, Cori chose to pursue a career in agriculture. Today, she serves as the Marketing Content Creator on the FBi team. In her free time, Cori enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching sports, listening to live music, and traveling.

Building Construction | Posts | Videos | Structural Integrity | Repairs & Renovations | Building Design

By: Cori Lane
January 30th, 2023

As a post-frame builder, we're frequently asked by potential customers, "Can you lift an existing pole barn?"  Typically, these customers are farmers who want to raise their post-frame building height to store larger farm equipment. For example, the evolution of a combine has grown since our parents and grandparents started farming.

Posts | Videos | Post Video | Farm Buildings | Financing

By: Cori Lane
July 29th, 2022

Are you a full-time, part-time, or hobby farmer interested in building a pole barn? Whether you’re tossing around the idea or requesting quotes from post-frame builders, we’re sure you’ve noticed the price tag.

Posts | Building Features | Structural Integrity

By: Cori Lane
April 11th, 2022

If you’re an active follower of the FBi Learning Center, then you know that we heavily stress the importance of pole barn structural integrity.

Posts | Building Features | Structural Integrity | Energy Efficiency | Building Design

By: Cori Lane
February 28th, 2022

Whether your goal is to save money or make a positive impact on the environment, building an energy-efficient pole barn can be a smart investment.

Posts | Videos | Repairs & Renovations

By: Cori Lane
February 14th, 2022

As you scroll through your social media feed, you’re bound to see a successful “do-it-yourself” (DIY) project or handcrafted goods for sale. As you embark on a late-night YouTube rabbit hole, you’re bound to come across some DIY videos. Since the pandemic, the DIY industry has exploded, and understandably so. Consumers are quarantined at home with the sudden urge to take up a new hobby (and make a few bucks) or finally tackle that home improvement project (and save money on contracting it out).

Building Tips | Structural Integrity | Repairs & Renovations

By: Cori Lane
January 3rd, 2022

One of the most integral components of your pole barn is the columns, commonly known as posts. They support the entire roof system and transfer all vertical loads (e.g., snow loads) to the foundation.