Industry Announcements

SBCA believes it is common sense for the building code to include a definition of lumber design values. We urge you to use your governmental member vote to support the IRC code change proposal G6-16.

Builders FirstSource, Inc., reported ithat in the third quarter ending September 30, 2016, net  sales had increased 3.1%, boosting income to $69.2 million.

The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) Board of Directors elected its 2017 slate of officers during its recent Annual Meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia.  

The top ten most read SBC Industry News headlines for the third quarter focused primarily on business growth and the performance of structural building components.

Carl Staton Douthit, the first president of the Wood Truss Council of America passed away at the age of 79 on October 18, 2016 in Canton. 

The NFC Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting will be held in Baltimore, Maryland on Thursday, November 3 at the M and T Bank Stadium. Attendees will begin afternoon activities with a tour of the Sparrows Point facility hosted by the NFC Gold Sponsor DAP Products Inc.

To provide value to its membership, SBCA has developed an online library of technical best practices that address member questions in both design consideration and installation arenas. 

On Friday, September 16, 2016, Shelter Systems Limited welcomed over 350 members of their extended family to their facility in Westminster, Maryland, to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary.

Over the course of the last 18 months, FastenMaster worked with NFC member Scott Stevens and his staff at ModuTech to field test and provide feedback on FrameFAST, a product designed facilitate the connection of top plates to roof trusses from the ground.