Most holiday trees have probably been taken down by now, but when we received these photos from Sun State Components, we just had to run them. A few years ago, a production manager at the Surprise, AZ, facility created these ingenious truss ornaments from balsa wood and silver gum wrappers. “We wanted to add something unique to our tree and customize it for the truss industry,” said Davi-Ann Farmer, Engineering Department Manager at Sun State. She added that these ornaments are a favorite every year, and always receive comments from customers. With such great feedback, maybe there’s demand for a new holiday “mini truss” line to revolutionize gingerbread house construction across the country.
SBC Online Photo Contest
The holiday ornaments shown above and the feature article on Blenker Building Systems both include excellent industry photos—and we want to see your photos, too! In fact, we covered both of these stories as a result of members sending in photos. Take part in SBC’s Online Photo Contest and show off your company, whether it’s an interesting build site, a piece of industry history, or something else that puts a distinctive stamp on the structural building components industry.
Email your photos* (high resolution, 300 dpi, preferred) along with a brief description to firstname.lastname@example.org. Top photos will be posted on the new SBC website, where you can vote on your favorite shots. Winning photos will appear in the Parting Shots section of upcoming issues.
Photos submitted by: Pioneer Industries, LLC (below, left), Richco Structures (below, center) and M-Truss & Components, LLC (below, right)
*Photos submitted may be used in SBC Magazine or other SBCA materials.