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The Evolution of TPI’s 3rd Party Inspection Program

Mon, 2018-10-29 14:49

In August, SBCA/SBCRI completed its purchase of TPI’s third-party inspection program. Here's why TPI and SBCA agree to do this.

A-1 Roof Trusses Hires New Dir. of Manufacturing

Mon, 2018-10-29 13:52

A-1 Roof Trusses, a leading manufacturer of pre-engineered wood trusses, announced today that James “Bobby” Henry has joined A-1 as the Director of Manufacturing.  

UFPI Announces Record Q3 2018 Earnings of $41.2M

Mon, 2018-10-22 14:17

Universal Forest Products, Inc. recently reported record financial results for the third quarter ended September 29, 2018, the thirteenth consecutive quarter in which the company has reported records in both net sales and net earnings.

Podcast: Leadership Guidance from Boise Cascade CEO

Mon, 2018-10-22 13:51

Randy Goruk is a leadership development expert and employee engagement specialist. Through his Leadership Academy, Goruk helps managers become better leaders who achieve higher levels of employee engagement and business growth.

Simpson to Reveal Innovations in Design Software

Mon, 2018-10-22 13:15

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, will showcase their Component Solutions® (CS) software at the Building Component Manufacturers Conference (BCMC) October 23–26 at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee.

Alpine to Showcase Productivity-Enhancing Software

Mon, 2018-10-22 13:08

Alpine will be featuring its fully integrated IntelliView software suite and eShop plant management software in Booth 1033 at the Building Component Manufacturers Conference (BCMC) October 23–26 at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee.

MiTek to Highlight Labor-Savings Through Automation

Mon, 2018-10-22 13:02

MiTek Industries, Inc. today announced that it has advanced the labor-saving capabilities of its systems.  With just over one year in the field, the MatchPoint DirectDrive system is reducing shop floor labor by up to 40% for its users. 

Floor Collapse at Party Injures 30 Clemson Students

Mon, 2018-10-22 12:41

On Sunday morning, a floor collapsed at the clubhouse for the Woodlands Apartments on Old Greenville Highway in Clemson, South Carolina. The fact that dozens of young people were injured is a tragedy of the highest order.

Meek's Lumber Buyer Acquires 2 Colorado LBMs

Mon, 2018-10-15 18:24

Angeles Equity Partners, LLC and Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. today announced their portfolio company American Construction Source (ACS) has acquired Edwards Building Center and Breckenridge Building Center in Colorado.

Boise Cascade Acquire’s Ohio’s Arling Lumber

Mon, 2018-10-15 18:15

Boise Cascade Company announced today an agreement to acquire Arling Lumber, Inc., headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Arling is a third generation, family-owned and operated wholesale distributor of top quality lumber as well as plywood, OSB and engineered wood products.

What's the Wall Bracing Capacity of Wood Structural Panels? APA: “Not Sure”

Mon, 2018-10-15 16:54

The American Wood Council (AWC) and APA know very well that in the International Residential Code (IRC) resistance to lateral loads is hard to quantify exactly.

A-1 Roof Trusses Appoints Beck as EVP and CFO

Mon, 2018-10-15 16:17

A-1 Roof Trusses, a leading manufacturer of pre-engineered wood trusses, announced today that Jan S. Beck has joined A-1 in a newly-created position as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Beck will have oversight of the strategic direction of the Company and its affiliates.

OSHA Publishes Important Rule on Injury Reporting

Mon, 2018-10-15 15:59

The following memorandum was published on Thursday, October 11, clarifying the Department of Labor’s position on workplace safety incentive programs and post-incident drug testing under 29 C.F.R. § 1904.35(b)(1)(iv).  

Simpson Redesigns Popular Knee Wall Connector

Mon, 2018-10-15 15:49

Simpson Strong-Tie has redesigned its popular RCKW rigid kneewall connector for cold-formed steel construction to provide a versatile, two-anchor option for contractors using 1/2"- or 3/8"-diameter concrete anchors, resulting in faster and more efficient installation.

More Exhibitors, More Decision Makers, More Value - Join Us.

Mon, 2018-10-08 16:53

This infographic shows how BCMC 2018 can be described in one word: MORE!

2 Private Investment Firms Acquire Meek's Lumber

Mon, 2018-10-08 16:41

Angeles Equity Partners, LLC, a private investment firm focused on value creation through operational transformation, and Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.  a leading private investment firm, today announced the acquisition of the Meek’s Lumber Company.

Kodiak Building Partners Buys WA-Based Frontier

Mon, 2018-10-08 16:35

Kodiak Building Partners has expanded into Washington with the acquisition of Frontier Building Supply, a seven-location chain in western Washington.

BC Labor Strike Could Affect Production at 13 Lumber Mills

Mon, 2018-10-08 16:27

Some 1,600 workers at 13 northern B.C. sawmills will be in a strike position by Saturday morning - but won't necessarily take to the picket lines at that time.

'Leadership & Learning' Podcast with SBCA's Exec. Director

Mon, 2018-10-08 16:12

Randy Goruk is a self-described leadership development expert and employee engagement specialist. In this podcast, Goruk interviews SBCA executive director Kirk Grundahl.

Researchers Develop New Commercial Floor Truss System

Mon, 2018-10-08 15:33

A University of B.C. researcher looking at innovative steel construction methods has devised a truss system that can be used to construct modular flooring and has the potential to reduce construction costs and time by 50 percent.