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BCMC 2018: Peers & Experts Offer Industry Insights

One of most important aspects of BCMC is the peer-to-peer sharing of ideas and best practices throughout the show. This show recap contains a number of insights from component manufacturers and industry experts intended to help others improve their businesses, increase their market share, and thrive in today’s market.

Industry News

  • Brian Johnson of Eastern Engineered Wood Products enlisted the help of SBCA Emerging Leader Jared Dix of Apex Truss to participate in a career fair for students from the Richmond, Virginia, area.

  • A report regarding the floor collapse at a party involving Clemson University students appears to confirm our speculation shortly after the event that the number of people confined to the small space combined with the rhythmic dancing were the likely causes of the floor truss collapse.

  • A military veteran is much closer to receiving a brand new, mortgage-free home.

  • A binational panel has been formed to review the battle between Canada and the United States over softwood lumber, with three Canadians and two Americans appointed to make a ruling under NAFTA’s contentious Chapter 19 dispute-resolution mechanism.

Quality control inspection of plated joint quality

Quality Control

Truss QC Entering
the Digital Age

SBCA's booth at BCMC displayed the
QC Committee's new initiative.

 

Two attendees at the safety summit participate in a funny safety lesson and make sandwiches blindfolded

Safety

Peanut Butter Can Help
Save Life & Limb

Drive home the importance of
safety with a hands-on activity.

 

Trusses dropped off by trailer at a residential building location

Risk Management

Stop Owning Your Trusses!

From a legal risk standpoint, retaining ownership
of your trusses after delivery may be detrimental.