Industry Announcements

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? 

Industry Best Practice Program Enhanced for CMs

After significant member feedback, the SBCA SCORE program has been revised and enhanced.

Toll Brothers Wins 'Builder of the Year' Award

Toll Brothers, the nation's leading builder of luxury homes, has been honored as Builder of the Year by BUILDER magazine.

Components Industry Good Indicator of US Economic Health

Component manufacturers (CMs) and their suppliers went to Capitol Hill this year to help their Congressional lawmakers understand how the structural component manufacturing industry can be a valuable bellwether for our nation’s economic health.

MSR Lumber Producers Value CMs, Seek Their Involvement

After a seven-year hiatus, the MSRLPC Workshop returned and reminded the market why it had been so successful in the past. 

SBCA’s Views on Creating Fair Code Policy in Contrast to the AWC & NAHB Proposal Effectively Banning Floor Truss and I-joist Use

SBCA provides its public policy views in light of the R501.3 IRC code change proposal by AWC & NAHB that effectively bans floor truss and I-joist use.