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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.

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By: Cori Lane
June 24th, 2024

Whether your pole barn requires minor fixes or a complete overhaul, choosing a skilled post-frame builder is paramount to the success of your construction project.

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By: Cori Lane
May 28th, 2024

Whether you call it a barndominium or shouse, one thing is clear: the popular trend of building a pole barn with living quarters shows no signs of fading.

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By: Cori Lane
April 29th, 2024

As a Midwest pole barn builder, we're all too familiar with Mother Nature's unpredictable behavior. Sudden and severe weather can materialize out of thin air, posing a threat to your post-frame building:

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By: Cori Lane
December 18th, 2023

If you’re reading this article, there’s a good chance you own an older post-frame building needing some TLC. Your pole barn is in fair condition, but it’s seen better days. You’ve thought about new post-frame construction but are still on the fence. Unfortunately, pole barn costs have increased since the start of COVID-19. The lack of building materials amid the “Great Supply Chain Disruption” is to blame for the fluctuation in pole barn prices.

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By: Cori Lane
November 20th, 2023

The finishing touches on your post-frame building can determine if it will last long or need future pole barn repairs.

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By: Cori Lane
September 25th, 2023

Pole barn columns, also known as posts, are the backbone of your post-frame building. They bear the weight of the entire roof system (including purlins and trusses) and ensure all structural loads (such as snow and wind) are transferred to the foundation. In other words, posts play a significant role in your pole barn’s structural integrity. However, it’s common to encounter rotted wood in older post-frame buildings dating back to the 1980s and 1990s.