Not Your Typical Truss Job

The Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center, still under construction, is “not your everyday truss job,” says Truss Systems president Steve Szymanski. “You’ve got some large span trusses (81 eighths to be precise)” that make the entry “really a focal point” of the building.

Industry News

  • Along with steady development throughout the last 30 years, Structural Component Systems continues to grow quickly as it has added around 100 employees over the past two years.

  • Des Moines, Iowa is in the process of updating their building codes so they are aligned with the 2018 International Building Code. Rick Parrino, SBCA Board Member and general manager of Plum Building Systems, was gearing up to submit comments and speak with his local officials about Section 1705.5.2 – Metal-plate-connected wood trusses:

  • While steel consumers will likely continue to take a “wait and see” attitude, the findings the DOC emphasized in their report to the president indicate there may be future trade action to protect domestic producers.  President Trump has until April 11 to act on the DOC’s recommendations.

  • At the 2018 International Builder’s Show (IBS), builder Jordan Smith produced the following video to share what he sees are opportunities for innovating the way homes are framed. Smith sees componentized framing as something every builder should be embracing.


Watch & Learn

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that record what goes on in the plant
offer benefits far beyond security.



Unsung Hero

A high-quality component is the
result of many individuals’ expertise –
including the person standing at the saw. 



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