Industry Announcements

ITW to Open New TrusSteel Plant in Mississippi

ITW Building Components Group announced it will open a new TrusSteel® roll forming plant and distribution center in Pontotoc, MS, to begin operating in the fourth quarter of 2014.

TPI Announces Public Review & Comment on TPI 2 Standard

The Truss Plate Institute (TPI) announced today the opening of a Public Review & Comment period for the draft BSR/TPI 2-201X “Standard for Testing Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses.

SBC Industry Award Nominations Being Accepted, Submit Today!

At the SBCA Annual meeting on October 8, held in conjunction with BCMC in Charlotte, NC, this year’s annual industry awards will be presented.

BCMC: Largest Exhibition Space in 5 Years Promises Busy Show

Now is the time to register for this year’s BCMC show, October 7-10, in Charlotte, NC.

SBC Industry Technical Icon Cramer Named UW-Madison Vice Provost

Steven M. Cramer, professor of civil and environmental engineering and associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Engineering, has been named UW-Madison vice provost for teaching and learning. 

MSR Lumber Production Volumes Now Available to CMs

The 2013 MSR Production Survey has always been free to MSRPLC members, but is now also available for non-MSRLPC member companies at the following rates.

SBCA Sustains Negative Vote on AWC Shearwall Design Standard

SBCA has sent a letter to the American Wood Council (AWC) regarding the association's participation in the revision and balloting process for the WDSC on the Special Design Provisions Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) standard.

Paul Luneack of Bear Truss Passes Unexpectedly

Paul Brian Luneack, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, May 31, 2014. He helped his brother, Phil, run Bear Truss in St. Louis since 1983.

MiTek Launches New Design Software in UK

MiTek Industries Ltd, has announced the UK and Irish launch of its new roof design software Pamir.

The Benefits of Teaming Up with Your Building Officials

Are you ever confused about the duties and powers of building officials and how they affect you and your business?