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Hurricanes May Raise Lumber Cost Levels to Record Highs

Mon, 2017-09-25 11:15

Natural disasters can be a boon for commodities used in the recovery efforts that follow—and if that holds true for lumber, it would add to a parade of factors that could lift prices to levels they haven’t seen in over a decade.

Meek’s Consolidates, Appoints New CEO

Mon, 2017-09-25 10:22

The two branches of Meek’s Lumber Company are now united under one CEO, Charlie Meek, a fourth generation Meek family member.

U.S. Lumber Buying NILCO, Increasing Distribution Region

Mon, 2017-09-25 10:14

U.S. Lumber Group LLC and NILCO announced today that they have signed an agreement under which U.S. Lumber will acquire NILCO.

MiTek & OZCO Building Products Complete Distribution Agreement

Mon, 2017-09-25 10:04

MiTek today announced that it has completed a North American sales and distribution agreement with OZCO Building Products.

Lumber Yard to Component Sales: A Next Gen CM’s Focus on Paying It Forward

Mon, 2017-09-18 14:25

As SBCA focuses on the ongoing development of leaders, we will be introducing members of the emerging leaders committee through articles in Industry News and social media posts. Meet Justin Richardson of Richco Structures in Haven, Wisconsin.

CompuTrus Founder Bill Turnbull Passes Unexpectedly

Mon, 2017-09-18 14:04

We regret to announce William “Bill” Turnbull passed away unexpectedly last Monday, September 11, 2017.

Emerging Leader Article

Mon, 2017-09-18 12:43


Video: Any One of These Will Get Your Heart Racing

Mon, 2017-09-18 12:40

In addition to walking the largest show floor in almost a decade – 45,100 square feet and growing – consider registering for one or more of the following: golf outing, bike ride or 5K run/walk.

New Guide Published for Raised Wood Floor Foundations

Mon, 2017-09-18 12:29

SFPA’s “Raised Wood Floor Foundations – Design & Construction Guide” is now available online.

Graphs: Sept. 2017 Scrap, U.S. CRC and China CRC Steel Costs

Mon, 2017-09-18 12:23

Metal connector plates and cold-formed steel components are manufactured from galvanized cold-rolled sheet steel (for a quick reference on cold-rolled versus hot-rolled, click here).

California Assembly Passes Bills to Spur Housing Growth

Mon, 2017-09-18 11:57

A multi-bill package aimed at addressing California’s housing affordability crisis headed to Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday as lawmakers prepared to draw the curtain on the 2017 legislative year.

Hurricanes Causing Building Material Prices to Rise

Mon, 2017-09-18 11:54

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, after delivering devastating floods and winds to parts of Texas and Florida, are forecast to re-emerge as a tropical depression on homeowner finances.

Video: Nevada CM Taking Advantage of Labor Shortage

Mon, 2017-09-18 11:46

igh demand and low supply are driving up prices, and developers who are building are facing a shortage of skilled workers and an increase in material costs. Erickson is helping address these issues through efficient framing.

Canadian Firm Buys Hawaii’s Hansador Lumber for $80M

Mon, 2017-09-18 11:36

CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd., of Vancouver, British Columbia, has announced it will purchase Honsador Building Products, Hawaii’s largest pressure-treated wood supplier, for $80 million in cash.

BMC Stock Opening Huge Truss Plant in N. California

Mon, 2017-09-18 11:31

BMC Stock Holdings plans to open a new 30-acre, 187,000-square foot manufacturing and warehouse facility by Oct. 31 in Woodland, California, to meet the increased market demands in Northern California.

Building Stays Strong During Direct Hit from Harvey

Tue, 2017-09-12 14:18

Hurricane Harvey did significant damage to buildings throughout affected areas in Texas. Resilient construction methodology makes a big difference during these kinds of high-wind events. 

Ruede Takes Lead on SBCA-TPI Association Alignment

Mon, 2017-09-11 16:12

The Executive Committees of both SBCA and TPI agree the relationship between our two organizations needs to be realigned.

Summer Job to Design Manager: A Next Gen CM’s Career Path

Mon, 2017-09-11 12:47

As SBCA focuses on the ongoing development of leaders, we will be introducing members of the emerging leaders committee through articles in Industry News and social media posts.

Residential Construction Loan Lending Up, Good for CMs

Mon, 2017-09-11 10:39

The volume of residential construction loans increased by 1.2% during the second quarter of 2017, marking 17 consecutive quarters of growth. However, the growth rate for lending since the end of 2016 has slowed.