Industry Announcements

On April 5, 2018, NFC Director Kenny Shifflett hosted a meeting with a group of local General Contractors (GCs) at the Washington Dulles Airport Marriott (see the full list of attendees at the bottom of the article).

The Sprayfoam Show 2019 is the largest annual convention and trade show dedicated to Spray Polyurethane Foam in the United States and will be held at the Ocean Center Daytona Beach February 4-7, 2019.

Universal Forest Products is investing $6.1 million in a new manufacturing facility in Orangeburg County. The plant is expected to create more than 120 jobs during the next few years.

On April 4, Dave presented to building inspectors from the City of Greer, South Carolina on the component installation process and what to look for when inspecting component framed buildings.

Below are the top ten most read articles in SBC Industry News for Q1 2018.  Lumber costs and cutting-edge approaches to component manufacturing drew the greatest attention.

MiTek® USA just announced that it has released an updated MiTek USP Catalog App for Apple, Android, and Windows mobile devices.

PIMA staff and members joined over 400 roofing professionals for the first ever Roofing Day in Washington, D.C.

SBCA’s meeting in Tampa, Florida last week was a perfect illustration of how to work hard and play hard. These quarterly gatherings are all about building relationships and finding solutions to the industry’s biggest problems.  They’re also all about having a little fun.

​MiTek has released its 2018 online product catalog (the print edition will be available in June).  According to MiTek, the catalog allows component manufacturers to, “stay up to date on technical information and product introductions with our online catalog.”

Paslode introduces its new 18-Gauge Cordless Li-ion Brad Nailer (IM200Li.2), designed with a one-strip magazine for maneuverability and access to tight spaces. According to professionals, accessing tight spaces is one of the top challenges when using a finish nailer on the jobsite.