Human Resources

How assessment tests can help you hire a good fit.


Building stronger teams may be as simple as some popsicle sticks and a few hours of creative fun.

When you decide the best talent isn’t next door, will you be ready with the tools your employees need to work remotely?

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is continuing efforts to strictly enforce regulations pertaining to Form I-9. USCIS states the I-9 “is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States.”

Safety tips aren’t hard to find, but putting them into practice depends on strategic thinking about creating a safety culture.

What’s the secret to great IT support in the component industry? Find a process that’s simple enough that you’ll actually do it, and detailed enough that it’s useful.

  • CMs need to develop new strategies for hiring, given the tight labor supply to fill the jobs available in the SBC industry.
  • There are a wide the range of jobs and great opportunities for advancement in the SBC industry; spread the word.
  • SBCA's WorkForce Development site,, could save CMs a tremendous amount of time and money when hiring new employees. 


  • Applied loading take-offs are critical to truss design efficiencies.
  • Communication between the Truss Designer and Truss Design Engineer is key to minimizing truss design inaccuracies.
  • The SBCA Load Guide is a free tool that can help Building Designers and everyone involved in the truss design process ensure that the applied loads are correct. 
Robert A. Halteman, 83, quietly passed away at his home in Fishers, IN, on October 14, 2012.

If you knew Bob Halteman, founder of Wood Truss Systems, or ever interacted with him, you knew he wasn’t a salesman. Sure, his job (and the purpose of his company) was to sell fabrication equipment to the structural components industry, but he wasn’t in sales. He was in solutions.

Name: Micah Green
Company: Cascade Mfg. Co., Cascade, IA
Position: Project Manager/Estimator
Years in the industry: 9