Industry Announcements

Can You Out Design and Outperform the Old Gray Wolf?

Exciting News! SBCA is rolling out the 2014-15 SBC Masters Contest Membership Blitz starting now!

Lohse: Innovative Framing Changing the Conversation

This month, SBCA Marketing Chair Jess Lohse considers "innovative framing" and the potential it holds for the future of component manufacturing.

TPI Announces Public Review of TPI 3 Bracing Standard

The TPI 3 Project Committee is beginning a Public Review Period for the draft of the new TPI 3 “Design of Bracing for Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses.

How Are You Staying Ahead of the Curve?

The educational sessions for BCMC 2014 are shaping up to equip you and your staff with the knowledge you need for growth and success in the coming year. 

Who Can Design the Most Efficient Truss? Masters Competition Pits Old Gray Wolf Against Old Farts

The First Annual SBC Masters Contest was part of the SBCA Annual Membership Drive this year; the end result was some great SBCA recruitment and a lot of fun!

NIST Net-Zero Home Success Highlights Improvements in Thermal Envelope

Braving a harsh winter with snow-covered solar panels, the Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility in Washington DC has come up trumps in a year-long study of its energy harvesting capabilities.

CMs Share Secrets to Maximizing their Profitability

On Tuesday, October 7, SBCA is offering an interactive workshop just for component manufacturers: “Covering Your Costs for Maximum Profitability.” 

Zeeland Truss Facility Destroyed by Tornado

On July 6, 2014, the Zeeland Truss & Components facility on Clay Ave in Wyoming, MI was hit with a tornado. 

Prevention Techniques to Avoid Future Profit Loss

This Annual Workshop will facilitate discussion about the kinds of activities you may be undertaking that affect your profitability now and in the future.

Important Update on SBC Industry News-Special Edition!

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