Industry Announcements

The loyal and rapidly expanding readership of SBC Industry News has come to rely on this weekly email communication as a valuable source of pertinent information for the structural components industry.

SBCA and the Natural Frame Building Association (NFBA) will be providing framers with guidance on developing an effective installation and bracing plan for longspan trusses.

After nearly 34 years with the company, Mike Bugbee, Senior Vice President of Integrated Component Systems, will be retiring from Simpson Strong-Tie in March.

The state of New Jersey now accepts digital seals and signatures from Professional Engineers.

Michael Conley Byrne, 64, De Pere, passed away unexpectedly on January 16th. He was born March 12, 1951 in Wausau, WI.

A recent posting of old truss plates for sale on Craigslist raises awareness of a potential activity that no one in our industry would expect to take place and highlights the oddity of this occurrence.

The National Association of Home Builders announced today during the International Builders’ Show that Chief Economist David Crowe, Ph.D., will retire on March 18 of this year.

SBCA recently conducted a member survey to ascertain component manufacturers’ perspectives on the value of SBCA programs, and gather feedback on ways to continue improving them. 

The article contains the seven most significant reasons why exception 4 from IRC-12 R501.3 and IRC-15 R302.13 should be deleted.

The following video is a brief update to the membership from current SBCA President Jess Lohse (Rocky Mountain Truss).