SBC Industry News
The volume of steel used to manufacture cold-formed steel (CFS) framing products ticked up 3.7 percent in the first quarter of 2018, according to the latest Nonresidential Market Volume Report released by the Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA).
The Upper Valley Career Center (UVCC) in Piqua, Ohio is an example of an educational and workforce development institution that component manufacturers (CMs) could benefit from connecting with.
Government regulations surrounding the construction of new multi-family housing are adding over 30 percent to the cost of the project.
Amar Hanspal, who left Autodesk after being denied the CEO spot, has emerged as CEO of a Silicon Valley startup, AutoLab AI, Inc. The company has already raised $113 million with three investors and is planning for a total of $200 million for this round.
Interim Forest Service Chief Victoria Christiansen told Congress recently that the Forest Service expects its 2018 timber harvest will be the biggest in 20 years.
Lumber production rose 11.4% from February to 5,897.7 thousand cubic metres (2.5 billion board feet) of lumber in March. Production was 5.2% lower than in March 2017.
New legislation sponsored by Rep. Mark Brody, a Republican from Monroe who is a construction contractor, aims to alleviate at least one of the holdups homebuilders now face.
Considering all elements of the floor and how they work together can allow for predictable performance and happier homeowners.
The FastenMaster Lateral Tension System (LTS) satisfies the lateral load requirements being enforced under Section R507 of the 2015 International Residential Code while making installation faster and less cumbersome.
On Monday, June 4, 2018 Habitat for Humanity of Washington County (Habitat) welcomed a group of professional volunteers from the National Framers Council (NFC). NFC volunteers participated in Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz 2018 the week of June 4-8.
OSHA is moving to finalize changes to its crane operator certification requirements, according to a proposed rule published in the May 21 Federal Register.
Jim Hallada’s journey into the framing industry begins when he was a welder living in Fon du Lac, Wisconsin.
Sobering statistics about the top causes of workplace injuries and fatalities provide the foundation for NFC’s recent work with OSHA to develop safety posters as part of its partnership in the 2018 Safe+Sound Campaign, coming the week of August 13-19.
Findings from the Q2 2018 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index, released today, show four straight quarters with more than 90 percent of contractors concerned over labor shortages.
Starting with its own base of $8 million in annual sales, Atlas Engineered Products for new home construction isn’t shy about stating its goal: $50 million in annual sales in 5 years. That equates to an annual growth rate of nearly 45%.
Universal Forest Products, Inc. today announced that one of its subsidiaries has purchased the operating assets of North American Container Corp. (NACC), a Marietta, Ga.-based manufacturer of structural packaging products
U.S. LBM Holdings, the pro dealer and distributor of specialty building materials, has acquired Arizona’s R&K Building Supplies.
As lumber costs remain at historically high levels, lumber companies are investing those profits into strengthening their positions and increasing production capacity.
It is becoming easier to kick start this whole home construction process and obtain AD&C loans. This upward trend in lending provides a meaningful window into future housing start trends, and thus, demand for structural building components.
In a recent presentation, Frank Turnbull of Mercer Timber Products discussed his company’s German imports to the US, tying the work of his company into a discussion of the opportunity for European lumber imports to compete in U.S. markets.