Charlie Vaccaro, one of the founding “four pillars of Alpine,” passed away last Thursday. Charlie was Alpine’s first salesman, and helped Bill McAlpine, Charlie Harnden and Walt Friedly build one of the strongest companies in the structural building components industry.
MiTek USA’s Hardy Frame® brand has just launched its Cold Formed Steel Moment Frame Design Manager, a web-based software program that is the latest in a long line of shear-wall system solutions from MiTek.
After initial conversations among the TPI members regarding this initiative, TPI hopes to bring in more stakeholders and voices into the discussion. Software providers have expressed both concern and support for the initiative.
Matt Grossman is the plant foreman of American Pride Builders, LLC, a framing company based in Ridgeland, South Carolina. The company is part of the turnkey construction operation his family owns, which also includes a component manufacturing company.