Wednesday, April 27 2016 (All day) to Friday, April 29 2016 (All day) (America/Chicago)

SBCA is holding its inaugural Component Manufacturer Executive Leadership Summit on April 27-29 in Minneapolis, MN, in conjunction with the MSR Workshop. Read more.

This new program gives the next generation of leaders an opportunity to meet, build lasting relationships, learn from mentors, and gain a greater depth of knowledge of SBCA and trends shaping the industry’s future.

The recent acquisition of Brohn Homes, a custom homebuilder based in Austin, Texas, is the sixth purchase as Clayton Homes adds to their effort to influence manufactured housing and corner the affordable housing market. 

Given the advancements that have occurred in the industry since 2002, it is time to consider what changes can be made to take advantage of new QC and Quality Assurance (QA) methodology.

Lumber costs are often thought to be controlled by simple supply and demand.  We’ve recently published several articles addressing the supply side of this equation, but what about demand? 

On April 4, Dave presented to building inspectors from the City of Greer, South Carolina on the component installation process and what to look for when inspecting component framed buildings.

Believe it or not, officials in Louisiana and Florida, states that can have high wind loading and flooding causing buoyancy, are trying to scale back their states’ building codes in an effort to decrease the regulatory burden and help drive down home costs.

Below are the top ten most read articles in SBC Industry News for Q1 2018.  Lumber costs and cutting-edge approaches to component manufacturing drew the greatest attention.

Faster delivery times, quality production, greater time/cost predictability, safer working conditions, less construction waste and speedier return on investment are just some of the reasons why off-site construction is specified more and more today.

I’m a firm believer in supporting the industry you work in. If you’re going to pour your heart and soul into it, well, pour your heart and soul into it. For instance, I’ve been a very active member of the Structural Building Components Association of Minnesota (SBCAMN) and Builders Association of Minnesota (BAM) for decades because I’ve learned associations are one of the more effective ways to help my business while also helping the component industry thrive in Minnesota.