Industry Announcements

The industry lost one of its pioneers last week, Mr. Vivian Hollinshed, Jr.  In tribute, Joe Kannapell and Chuck Rogers shared their memories of Vivian and his impact on the industry.

On February 7, 2017, Chris Tatge became the new Executive Director of the National Framers Council

Dwight Hikel, 78, of Westminster, died Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Dwight was a titan in the structural building components industry, and will be greatly missed by all who ever had the opportunity and privilege to work with him.

The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has announced that Bill Good has retired after 28 years as the organization’s CEO and 41 years of service. Reid Ribble officially succeeds Good as CEO.

The NFC has actively organized two regional meetings in the first quarter of 2017. Learn more about yesterday’s California Regional Meeting and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting on March 22 here.

MiTek Industries, Inc. has acquired Wrightsoft Corporation, the market pioneer and leading provider of software for residential and commercial energy code compliance and HVAC system design.

Simpson Strong-Tie has acquired CG Visions, Inc., a U.S. company providing BIM (Building Information Modeling) technology, services and consultation to the residential building industry.

MiTek has acquired DIY Technologies, a market leader in web-based design software for a wide range of home improvement and renovation projects.

MiTek announced today that it has added Mark Thom to its leadership as the new CEO. The current CEO, Tom Manenti, will assume the role of Executive Chairman for 2017.

The top ten most read SBC Industry News headlines for the fourth quarter focused primarily on component manufacturer growth and framing methodology.