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Infographic: Trusses Small Part of Overall Home Costs

Mon, 2018-07-30 12:54

This article looks at all the costs associated with constructing a new home and how those costs relate to one another to provide perspective on their relative contribution to overall costs.

84 Lumber Repeats at D.R. Horton’s Top Supplier

Mon, 2018-07-30 12:28

84 Lumber was recently named D.R. Horton’s Distributor of the Year for 2017. The company, which received the same honor in 2016, was officially recognized at an awards ceremony at D.R. Horton’s trade show in Las Vegas on June 28.

DOL Eliminates Pro-Union “Persuader Rule”

Mon, 2018-07-30 12:25

The U.S. Department of Labor has rescinded the 2016 Persuader Rule, which exceeded the authority of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA).

Tax Reforms Lift Manufacturer Optimism to All-Time High

Mon, 2018-07-16 15:09

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) today released the results of the Manufacturers' Outlook Survey for the second quarter of 2018, which shows that 95.1 percent of manufacturers have a positive outlook for their companies—an all-time record.

Canada’s Conifex Completes Purchase of 2 SYP Mills

Mon, 2018-07-16 14:52

Conifex Timber Inc. announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the Suwannee sawmill in Cross City, Florida and the Caddo River sawmill in Glenwood Arkansas.

Southern Pine Beetle Could Threaten Future SYP Supply

Mon, 2018-07-16 14:02

So many pests are killing so many iconic Southern trees that it's easy to overlook the most destructive one of all: the Southern pine beetle. But it's back. And forestry consultants have begun to alert their clients.

Truck Driver Shortage Reaching Crisis Levels for Mills

Mon, 2018-07-16 13:44

The demand for truck drivers is extreme. Shipping expenses are at an all-time high: it costs more than $1.85 a mile to ship a dry, non-refrigerated good. That's an increase of nearly 40 percent from a year ago

Video: Driverless Truck Can Haul 16 Tons of Logs

Mon, 2018-07-16 13:34

Unlike the T-Pod, the T-Log comes equipped with off-roading capabilities and is designed for one specific purpose: hauling tons of gigantic tree logs.

Atlas Engineered Products Buys Another Truss Plant

Mon, 2018-07-16 11:42

Atlas Engineered Products, Ltd., a leading supplier of trusses, engineered wood products and building components, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares of Satellite Truss Ltd. 

Top 10 Most Read SBC Headlines of Q2 2018

Mon, 2018-07-09 22:36

Below are the top ten most read SBC Industry News headlines of the second quarter of 2018.  These headlines are dominated by component manufacturer business trends, raw materials and the performance of components.

Katerra Merges with Counterpart in India for Global Reach

Mon, 2018-07-09 22:15

Katerra, a technology company revolutionizing the design and construction industries, and KEF Infra, an offsite manufacturing technology specialist, announced a merger today that will jointly expand their geographic reach, manufacturing capacity, and market expertise.

Lumber Experts Explain the Real Reason Costs Have Surged

Mon, 2018-07-09 22:10

It’s safe to say that though the housing recovery may have 99 problems, rising wood products prices ain’t one.

Berkshire Hathaway’s Clayton Homes Buys Big Homebuilder

Mon, 2018-07-09 22:05

Clayton Properties Group®, a division of Clayton Home Building Group® and a Berkshire Hathaway company, acquired Arbor Homes (Arbor) yesterday, Indianapolis' largest home builder.

Kodiak Building Partners Buys Florida Keys Pro Dealer

Mon, 2018-07-09 21:51

Kodiak Building Partners has acquired substantially all assets of Forest Tek/Overseas Lumber.

Video: Watch CLT Pass the Army’s Real-World Blast Test

Mon, 2018-07-09 21:32

Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) continues to capture the attention of the building engineering community.

CMs Partner With Developer to Build Home for Veteran

Mon, 2018-07-09 21:30

Operation FINALLY HOME and a number of local businesses are in the early stages of planning to honor a military hero with a mortgage-free home in Culpeper.

SBCRI Adds Cold-Formed Steel Framing to its Accreditation

Mon, 2018-07-09 21:13

The SBC Research Institute (SBCRI) is expanding its scope of accredited standards to include testing of cold-formed steel structural framing.

One True Way for Builders to meet Housing Demand

Mon, 2018-07-09 10:49

The need for skilled labor is at a critical juncture for builders as they continue to try and catch up with the demand for housing.

Employment, Negotiations & Union Dues Now Free Choice

Tue, 2018-07-03 09:13

The Supreme Court recently handed down a decision that gives public-sector employees the choice to not pay dues to the union that represents them in contract negotiations.