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Are you using the right compression posts? Find out with these 3 tips.

Mon, 2018-06-25 12:24

Are you using the right compression posts for your project? Are you picking compression posts for your multi-level wood-frame project using a catalog? You’re not alone

TYPAR MetroWrap Fast Facts

Mon, 2018-06-25 12:19

TYPAR® MetroWrapTM, is a  commercial-grade building wrap that is designed specifically to stand up to the rigors of commercial jobsites.

QuickTie Anchors: Features & Benefits

Mon, 2018-06-25 12:13

QuickTies™ quickly and economically reinforce wood frame and CMU structures, particularly those structures exposed to extreme wind and/or seismic conditions. QuickTie™ (QT) fills the critical need for a structural tie-down system that provides for uplift, shear and overturning loads, and it does so better than traditional and competing methods.

CFS Framing Steel Production Grows in Q1 2018

Mon, 2018-06-18 12:53

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).

Could Community College Connect Kids with Components?

Mon, 2018-06-18 12:26

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.

30% of Multifamily Cost Now Comes from Regulations

Mon, 2018-06-18 12:18

Government regulations surrounding the construction of new multi-family housing are adding over 30 percent to the cost of the project.

Autodesk Ex-Chiefs Focus on Automated Manufacturing

Mon, 2018-06-18 12:10

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.

Timber Production Off Federal Lands to Increase 30%

Mon, 2018-06-18 12:02

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.

Canadian Lumber Production Up 11.4%, Shipments Up 10.5%

Mon, 2018-06-18 11:49

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.

NC Legislature Considers Speeding Up Inspections

Mon, 2018-06-18 11:35

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.

LP Provides System Approach to Predictable Floor Performance

Tue, 2018-06-12 17:15

Considering all elements of the floor and how they work together can allow for predictable performance and happier homeowners.

VIDEO: FastenMaster Lateral Tension System (LTS)

Tue, 2018-06-12 17:03

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.

Habitat for Humanity of Washington County Hosts National Framers Council for Builders Blitz

Tue, 2018-06-12 16:50

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 Issues Proposed Rule to Clarify Crane Operator Requirements

Tue, 2018-06-12 16:39

OSHA is moving to finalize changes to its crane operator certification requirements, according to a proposed rule published in the May 21 Federal Register.

NFC Member Profile: One Framer's Journey into Custom Homebuilding

Tue, 2018-06-12 16:10

Jim Hallada’s journey into the framing industry begins when he was a welder living in Fon du Lac, Wisconsin.

NFC Partners with OSHA on Resources to Improve Safety

Tue, 2018-06-12 16:02

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.

90% of Commercial Contractors Worry About Labor

Mon, 2018-06-11 07:13

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.

Canadian CM Outlines Aggressive Expansion Goals

Mon, 2018-06-11 06:55

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%.

UFPI Fast Climber Up Fortune’s Top 1000 List

Mon, 2018-06-11 06:50

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

US LBM Buys R&K, Expands in Phoenix Market

Mon, 2018-06-11 06:38

U.S. LBM Holdings, the pro dealer and distributor of specialty building materials, has acquired Arizona’s R&K Building Supplies.