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To help give back to Component Manufacturers in Texas, the Truss Manufacturers Association of Texas is gearing up to provide educational opportunities focused on employees working in production, sales, and design.

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As jurisdictions around the country begin to look at updating their local building codes, Component Manufacturers should make sure that their local jurisdictions are aware of an error that exists in the 2018 IBC regarding special inspections of metal plate connected wood trusses.

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On April 12, John Goodrich, senior designer of Truss Engineering Corporation in Indian Orchard, Massachusetts, presented to building officials in Groton, Connecticut.

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Alpine announces immediate availability of its ALS 4.0 Wall Panel Printing System, enabling owners of Alpine’s 4.0 Linear Saw to upgrade its printing system for marking wall panel information on the edge of a board.

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The U.S. has a big problem when it comes to the manufacturing labor, and component manufacturers (CMs) are certainly not immune to it.

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Staff of the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) and Truss Plate Institute (TPI) met on February 20-23, 2018 to further refine the approach to association realignment and related management issues. 

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Recent earnings reports from public builders like D.R. Horton, Meritage and Tripointe (as examples) make it clear homebuilders are not struggling to make a profit even as labor and building material prices have risen sharply. 

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The National Labor Relations Board is now controlled by a 3-2 Republican majority, a reversal of the Obama-era NLRB which oversaw a number of far-reaching, pro-union initiatives.

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This article makes clear, the perceived “glut” in multifamily construction is likely temporary.  Rents continue to increase due to a shortage of supply of both single-family units and apartment units.