Universal Forest Products is investing $6.1 million in a new manufacturing facility in Orangeburg County. The plant is expected to create more than 120 jobs during the next few years.
Our readership may not realize how much truss use has become the “norm” when news articles talk about framing. Trusses are nearly synonymous with framing when construction is being discussed. To that end, we are interested in reviewing the ways in which the media uses images of building components when it comes to building construction. We also need to explore how each member can leverage that in their local markets.
Just over a month after the Trump Administration announced it was going to place tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, we are beginning to see bilateral agreements and renegotiated trade deals taking place.
Lumber costs are often thought to be controlled by simple supply and demand. We’ve recently published several articles addressing the supply side of this equation, but what about demand?
On April 4, Dave presented to building inspectors from the City of Greer, South Carolina on the component installation process and what to look for when inspecting component framed buildings.
Millennials are the largest living generation, however, according to Freddie Mac’s March Insight report, they are falling short of dominating the housing market.
Believe it or not, officials in Louisiana and Florida, states that can have high wind loading and flooding causing buoyancy, are trying to scale back their states’ building codes in an effort to decrease the regulatory burden and help drive down home costs.
Below are the top ten most read articles in SBC Industry News for Q1 2018. Lumber costs and cutting-edge approaches to component manufacturing drew the greatest attention.