Industry News

The National Framers Council (NFC) leadership team held a strategic planning meeting on April 4, 2017, in Madison, Wisconsin, where they discussed the organizations growth and development and project plans for the year.

Universal Forest Products, Inc.retail and construction markets had net sales increases of 15 and 21 percent, respectively. The industrial market grew 37 percent, largely because of the September 2016 acquisition of idX Corp.

DuPont Protection Solutions today announced the 50th anniversary of DuPont Tyvek, a unique nonwoven material that has enabled new dimensions of protection, security and safety in a wide variety of industries and applications. 

LP FlameBlock sheathing features an ignition-resistant Pyrotite® coating that slows the effects of heat and flames. It carries a Class A rating and a 30-minute flame spread rating, and is a code-compliant component in fire-rated interior wall assemblies, exterior wall assemblies, and roof deck applications.

MiTek USA announced today that Hardy Frame® has added an innovative design to its Hardy Frame Special Moment Frame (SMF) product offering. 

The get-it-done-dash yields some ugly tool-related injuries. Can you relate?

A meeting planned for 40 drew well over 50 participants from across Texas, eager to network with peers and learn more about the growing National Framers Council. “People were standing in the back for the whole thing,” reports Chris Tatge, NFC executive director and one of three presenters at the meeting.

NFC members in the Mid-Atlantic area capitalized on the 2017 MBIA Builder Mart to gather where vendors, products and attendees were abundant.

NFC members are encouraged to participate in OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down program the week of May 8-12. Companies can conduct a Safety Stand-Down by taking a break to have a Toolbox Talk or another safety activity.