SBCA has worked with SFPA to develop succinct answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding new design values and their implementation.

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has lowered its rating on the unsecured notes of Building FirstSource to 'CC' from 'CCC-'.

Boise Cascade announced Jan. 17 that it was adding 40 positions to its Western Oregon Region mills.

Based on feedback, this article looks at what ProBuild's new CEO, Robert Marchbank, ought to do first.

From SBCA's point of view, the changes contained in SPIB's Supplement #9 can be implemented in the ways outlined in the article.

This article answers the question: "What are the substitutes for truss designs that have used the existing 2x4 SP No. 2, when the new design values go into effect on June 1,2012?"

We sincerely encourage all SBCA CM Members to read this article on SPIB's Supplement #9, which contains an in-depth analysis of a series of next steps that all members should consider implementing that are intended to provide a best practices roadmap. 


ReWall Corporation is using polyethylene-coated cartons and cups, typically bound for landfills, to fabricate construction materials without water, glue or chemicals.

The Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB) Board of Governors has issued Supplement #9, effective June 1, 2012.   SBCA provides some perspectives on what these changes will mean for component manufacturers.


Stringfellow Lumber Company has sold the assets of its Engineered Wood Products Division to Cedar Creek.