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Integrity Post Structures wins award

October 22, 2014 (Okotoks, AB) Agri-Trade is pleased to announce the 2014 Winners of the Ag Innovation Award as selected by an independent group of local producers.  The three winning entries this year give farmers more choice, make things easier and are longer lasting.  Integrity Post Structures was chosen as a winner for the Perma-Column concrete post innovation.

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Vote for Jerry!

Integrity Post Structures’ Jerry Myer nominated for Profit Magazine’s National 2012 FuEL Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Jerry Myer, partner at Integrity Post Structures based in Okotoks, Alberta,  has just been nominated for Profit Magazine’s 2012 FuEL Awards for young entrepreneurs.

Celebrating Canada’s future entrepreneurial leaders, the FuEL Awards will honour the achievements and aspirations of entrepreneurs under the age of 30, identify role models for progressive business practices and inspire youth to make entrepreneurship their number one career choice.

“I’m thrilled to be nominated,” says Myer. “I know our company has been on the right track with an old-fashioned approach to customer service and, at the same time, constantly looking to innovate and improve our product.”

Jerry Myer

Jerry needs your vote!

Since opening just four years ago, Integrity Post Structures has achieved rapid growth. From erecting 90 buildings in their first year, they are currently on track to building  close to 300 buildings across Western Canada in 2012.

They lead the Canadian post frame industry with innovation and are the exclusive Canadian distributor for the patented Perma-Column. This precast concrete column is the only product that allows for a concrete foundation on post frame building in Canada. Today, more than 50 percent of their buildings are built with Perma-Columns

But to win, Jerry needs your vote. Votes from the general public will count for 20% of each candidate’s total score, with the remainder determined by a panel of judges.

Anyone—you, your family, friends and business contacts—can vote for him online.

How to Vote: FuEL Awards

  1. Create an account to login or you can login through Facebook online. It only takes 30 seconds to create an account and the page will remember you after this.
  2. Find Jerry’s candidate profile.
  3. Vote once a day, every day until the end of July.
  4. Tell your friends, family and contacts. Jerry’s nomination was submitted later in the process than others, so they have a jump on us. But we know we can catch up!

Founding partners of the FuEL Awards include PROFIT Magazine and Impact Entrepreneurship Group. The winner will be profiled on the FuEL Awards website and in an extensive editorial package in the December 2012 issue of PROFIT Magazine.

Top tips from post frame building owners

Real design tips from real post frame building owners. You’ll see there’s one thing in common with all–plan for the future.

“Think about the size of equipment that you currently use and could possibly use in the future. Go visit other similar operations with new shops and sheds to get ideas. Take your time and be sure to build something exactly what you want. The sales staff at Integrity Post greatly assisted us in the planning.”

~ Marty Metzger, Valley Ridge Farms, Machine Shed and Don Metzger, Donjo Farms, Farm Shop

“Build the building you want and need when all of your plans are done. Don’t cut costs on your building and go with upgrades. My building is built to commercial standards.”

~ Heather Maskell, Wheatland Equestrian, riding arena

“Build to the maximum width, which economically for me was 90’. It allows us to do almost any exercise with horses from running barrel patterns to working cows. The 90’ is very important—and make it as long as you can depending on regulations in your area.

~ Pat Weirzba, riding arena

“Make sure you build for the future. I had my building constructed in a way that takes potential ways we could use the building into account—make sure that things go in there for the future. I’ve had this indoor arena built in a way that I can put a lean-to along the whole side. I also put doors in all areas, whether I use them right away or not. The guys at Integrity are really great at helping you plan out and walking you through the process and have great attention to detail.”

~ Sheldon Kennedy, riding arena, machine shed, hay shed

Siewart’s building is designed to accommodate large farm equipment like air seeders. The drive-through design–with two large bi-fold doors on each end wall–allows him to move machinery with ease. “I like the two bi-fold doors so I can drive my equipment right through. That’s great.”

~ Stan Siewart, machine shed

 

Want more expert advice on how to design your building? Contact us at Integrity Post Structures and we’ll help you plan out the perfect building to meet your needs today and for the future.

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