Maximize Your Membership
Be part of the only trade association representing the structural building component manufacturers as it guides the industry to the next level of market growth and progress. SBCA aims to promote the safe, economic, and structurally sound use of structural building components, thereby increasing their market penetration. By successfully implementing its policies and serving the needs of its membership, SBCA will have the potential to make a significant difference on behalf of the entire structural building components industry.
“As the manager of a new manufacturing facility, I had no one to turn to for experience. SBCA filled that void. Without the networking and resources of the association, Big C would not be as successful and profitable as it is today.”
–Dallas Austin • Big C Lumber Truss & Panel • Dowagiac, Michigan
“When we decided to get into the manufacturing of wall panels back in 1989, the first and best decision we made was to attend the BCMC show that year. We have been members of SBCA ever since! The reason we have maintained our membership through the years are many: the tremendous innovation ideas; the enormous technical information available through the SBCA website; and the invaluable networking connections we have made with other component manufacturers. All of these reasons and more have been directly responsible for the growth and success of our business. For anyone in the component manufacturing business, membership in SBCA is a must.”
–Gene Frogale • President, Annandale Millwork and Allied Systems Corporation • Chantilly, VA
Advocacy & Decision-Making
Work collectively with your peers and participate in the decision-making that will help shape the future for your industry.
“As a newcomer to this industry, I felt the need to gain a macro view. I’ve found that being involved on the national level gives you a perspective unique to that of local associations. It’s been incredibly insightful and helpful for me to understand the big picture of what we as a country are facing.” – Justin Richardson • Richco Structures • Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Since 1980, BCMC has been the trusted venue for structural building component manufacturers to learn about the latest industry ideas, products and trends throughout their entire supply chain. This annual tradeshow includes a dynamic exhibit floor with machinery demonstrations, educational opportunities and the chance to enjoy the camaraderie of an industry that spans generations.
“I was hooked the first time I walked the BCMC show floor. The biggest benefit of participating in SBCA is the chance to network with others facing the same problems I am and to bounce ideas off of them. We all have different needs and points of view, and by sharing those unique perspectives everyone gains value.” – Jason Hikel • Shelter Systems Limited • Westminster, Maryland
Education & Training Through Member Connections
Information sharing at SBCA is available through educational webinars, certifications and training programs, all aimed to help members protect and grow the market. In addition, Open Quarterly Meetings, local chapter meetings and other networking events provide opportunities for members to interact and discuss the latest trends and challenges in the industry. The more members participate, they more value they get from their membership.
“Ready access to expertise is the biggest value you get out of being a member of SBCA. You’re just a click, call or meeting away from a lot of knowledge on the majority of topics your business addresses on a daily basis. As SBCA members, we know we have resources when we need them and plenty of opportunity to connect with people who can share their experiences and are willing to help each other along.” – Jack Dermer • American Truss Systems • Houston, Texas
Innovation & Communication
Stay abreast of industry advances and benefit from industry peers across the nation through SBC Magazine and its weekly SBC Industry News email. Learn from the SBC Research Institute, the industry’s state-of-the-art, ANSI ACLASS ISO 17025 accredited testing facility.
“As we encourage architects and structural engineers to engage in a business partnership with component manufacturers, we’re lucky to have the valuable resources of SBCA to rely on.” – Tim Snyder • Universal Forest Products • Hudson, New York
Products & Services
Today, there are more than 100 products offered through the SBCA Products and Program Catalog. Taking advantage of member pricing on SBCA products and services can pay for your dues.
“There’s so much to learn – it’s just good to be with other people in the industry. Everyone throws ideas out there, and if a roomful of people throws out their ideas, one person might be able to take one of those and really work with it.” – Randy Rickels • Shelter Systems Limited • Westminster, Maryland
Utilize SBCA’s resources to explore ways to attract people to careers in the industry, assess candidates and educate employees to achieve ongoing success. Be an active part of the industry to help recruit and train the next generation of this growing workforce community.
“I would not be as good at what I do if it wasn’t for the great people in SBCA. It is a privilege to be part of such a great organization.” – Rick Parrino • Plum Building Systems • Waukee, IA