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Canadian Lumber Production Up 11.4%, Shipments Up 10.5%

Mon, 2018-06-18 11:49

Lumber production rose 11.4% from February to 5,897.7 thousand cubic metres (2.5 billion board feet) of lumber in March. Production was 5.2% lower than in March 2017.

NC Legislature Considers Speeding Up Inspections

Mon, 2018-06-18 11:35

New legislation sponsored by Rep. Mark Brody, a Republican from Monroe who is a construction contractor, aims to alleviate at least one of the holdups homebuilders now face.

LP Provides System Approach to Predictable Floor Performance

Tue, 2018-06-12 17:15

Considering all elements of the floor and how they work together can allow for predictable performance and happier homeowners.

VIDEO: FastenMaster Lateral Tension System (LTS)

Tue, 2018-06-12 17:03

The FastenMaster Lateral Tension System (LTS) satisfies the lateral load requirements being enforced under Section R507 of the 2015 International Residential Code while making installation faster and less cumbersome.

Habitat for Humanity of Washington County Hosts National Framers Council for Builders Blitz

Tue, 2018-06-12 16:50

On Monday, June 4, 2018 Habitat for Humanity of Washington County (Habitat) welcomed a group of professional volunteers from the National Framers Council (NFC). NFC volunteers participated in Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz 2018 the week of June 4-8.

OSHA Issues Proposed Rule to Clarify Crane Operator Requirements

Tue, 2018-06-12 16:39

OSHA is moving to finalize changes to its crane operator certification requirements, according to a proposed rule published in the May 21 Federal Register.

NFC Member Profile: One Framer's Journey into Custom Homebuilding

Tue, 2018-06-12 16:10

Jim Hallada’s journey into the framing industry begins when he was a welder living in Fon du Lac, Wisconsin.

NFC Partners with OSHA on Resources to Improve Safety

Tue, 2018-06-12 16:02

Sobering statistics about the top causes of workplace injuries and fatalities provide the foundation for NFC’s recent work with OSHA to develop safety posters as part of its partnership in the 2018 Safe+Sound Campaign, coming the week of August 13-19.

90% of Commercial Contractors Worry About Labor

Mon, 2018-06-11 07:13

Findings from the Q2 2018 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index, released today, show four straight quarters with more than 90 percent of contractors concerned over labor shortages.

Canadian CM Outlines Aggressive Expansion Goals

Mon, 2018-06-11 06:55

Starting with its own base of $8 million in annual sales, Atlas Engineered Products for new home construction isn’t shy about stating its goal: $50 million in annual sales in 5 years.  That equates to an annual growth rate of nearly 45%.

UFPI Fast Climber Up Fortune’s Top 1000 List

Mon, 2018-06-11 06:50

Universal Forest Products, Inc. today announced that one of its subsidiaries has purchased the operating assets of North American Container Corp. (NACC), a Marietta, Ga.-based manufacturer of structural packaging products

US LBM Buys R&K, Expands in Phoenix Market

Mon, 2018-06-11 06:38

U.S. LBM Holdings, the pro dealer and distributor of specialty building materials, has acquired Arizona’s R&K Building Supplies.

Lumber Companies Taking Advantage of Historic Margins

Sun, 2018-06-10 20:40

As lumber costs remain at historically high levels, lumber companies are investing those profits into strengthening their positions and increasing production capacity.  

Chart: Current Credit Trends Good News for CMs

Sun, 2018-06-10 20:26

It is becoming easier to kick start this whole home construction process and obtain AD&C loans. This upward trend in lending provides a meaningful window into future housing start trends, and thus, demand for structural building components.

Will Lumber from Europe Impact the Market?

Sun, 2018-06-10 20:11

In a recent presentation, Frank Turnbull of Mercer Timber Products discussed his company’s German imports to the US, tying the work of his company into a discussion of the opportunity for European lumber imports to compete in U.S. markets.

Capital Chapter Raises Money for Wounded Veteran

Sun, 2018-06-10 20:02

For years, the SBCA Capital Area Chapter has hosted golf tournaments to raise money for the BCMC Build, an SBCA event that involves members in building a home for a wounded veteran in the vicinity of where BCMC is held

Elementary School Students Learn Math with Trusses

Mon, 2018-06-04 13:01

Fifth-graders at Albert Harris Elementary School on Tuesday took part in a unique math lesson that could help them when they get ready to choose a place to live as adults.

Katerra's Vertical Integration Grows with Architecture Firm

Mon, 2018-06-04 12:49

Yesterday, Vancouver, British Columbia–based mass timber construction and design specialist Michael Green Architecture (MGA) announced its acquisition by Katerra, a Menlo Park, Calif.–based tech company looking to "redefine the construction industry."

S. Virginia Truss Plant Goes Up for Sale for $2.3M

Mon, 2018-06-04 12:46

A South Virginia truss plant that went into business in 2005 is currently up for sale with an asking prices of $2.4M.