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Atlas Engineered Products Buys Another Truss Plant

Mon, 2018-07-16 11:42

Atlas Engineered Products, Ltd., a leading supplier of trusses, engineered wood products and building components, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares of Satellite Truss Ltd. 

Top 10 Most Read SBC Headlines of Q2 2018

Mon, 2018-07-09 22:36

Below are the top ten most read SBC Industry News headlines of the second quarter of 2018.  These headlines are dominated by component manufacturer business trends, raw materials and the performance of components.

Katerra Merges with Counterpart in India for Global Reach

Mon, 2018-07-09 22:15

Katerra, a technology company revolutionizing the design and construction industries, and KEF Infra, an offsite manufacturing technology specialist, announced a merger today that will jointly expand their geographic reach, manufacturing capacity, and market expertise.

Lumber Experts Explain the Real Reason Costs Have Surged

Mon, 2018-07-09 22:10

It’s safe to say that though the housing recovery may have 99 problems, rising wood products prices ain’t one.

Berkshire Hathaway’s Clayton Homes Buys Big Homebuilder

Mon, 2018-07-09 22:05

Clayton Properties Group®, a division of Clayton Home Building Group® and a Berkshire Hathaway company, acquired Arbor Homes (Arbor) yesterday, Indianapolis' largest home builder.

Kodiak Building Partners Buys Florida Keys Pro Dealer

Mon, 2018-07-09 21:51

Kodiak Building Partners has acquired substantially all assets of Forest Tek/Overseas Lumber.

Video: Watch CLT Pass the Army’s Real-World Blast Test

Mon, 2018-07-09 21:32

Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) continues to capture the attention of the building engineering community.

CMs Partner With Developer to Build Home for Veteran

Mon, 2018-07-09 21:30

Operation FINALLY HOME and a number of local businesses are in the early stages of planning to honor a military hero with a mortgage-free home in Culpeper.

SBCRI Adds Cold-Formed Steel Framing to its Accreditation

Mon, 2018-07-09 21:13

The SBC Research Institute (SBCRI) is expanding its scope of accredited standards to include testing of cold-formed steel structural framing.

One True Way for Builders to meet Housing Demand

Mon, 2018-07-09 10:49

The need for skilled labor is at a critical juncture for builders as they continue to try and catch up with the demand for housing.

Employment, Negotiations & Union Dues Now Free Choice

Tue, 2018-07-03 09:13

The Supreme Court recently handed down a decision that gives public-sector employees the choice to not pay dues to the union that represents them in contract negotiations.

5 Projects Show Potential for CFS Steel to Replace Wood

Mon, 2018-07-02 15:37

When using steel, the savings made from reduced on-site labor and waste brings a greater cost-efficiency to the overall project. Here’s five projects from Melbourne, Australia, using SBS Group cold formed steel solutions to replace wood framed structures:

10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask an OSHA Inspector

Mon, 2018-07-02 15:28

How exactly does OSHA work? Is the government really out to get every company and to cite every workplace safety violation? What happens when an OSHA inspector shows up at your door? And can you actually beat an OSHA citation?

Why It’s So Hard to Find Truck Drivers and Trucks

Mon, 2018-07-02 15:23

The internet doesn’t carry goods, only more and more orders for them. Self-driving trucks are a long way off. In the meantime, somebody has to haul freight and make deliveries.

Central Florida CM Addresses Builder’s Needs

Mon, 2018-07-02 15:17

Raney Construction Inc., run by bootstraps offsite innovator Buddy Raney, will serve as "vertically-integrated total solution" on 3,500 homes, on track to factory-produce 1.1 million board feet of roof trusses, flooring, and wall panels, a 20% increase in business activity over 2017 totals.

Video: Watch CLT Pass the Army’s Real-World Blast Test

Mon, 2018-07-02 15:11

Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) continues to capture the attention of the building engineering community.

16-Sided Barn Showcases Complicated Trusses

Mon, 2018-07-02 15:01

It’s highly unlikely you will ever be called upon to build a hexadecagon (16 sided) barn, but any builder can appreciate the work accomplished by Silas Treadway, a timber framer from South Stafford, Vermont, especially when it comes to the elaborate truss design.

Celebrating the Life of Kenny Cloyd (1953-2018)

Mon, 2018-07-02 14:57

Kenny Cloyd, founder of Cal Truss (which merged and became California TrusFrame (CTF)) and a fierce advocate for component innovation, passed away on June 26 after a battle with cancer.