Industry Announcements

Alpine’s highly-anticipated new training website is designed to provide comprehensive software tutorials, training webinars, industry resources, as well as other useful information to improve designer knowledge.

Travis White was introduced to the truss industry as a teenager by his father, who was a part owner of a component manufacturing company in Florida.  He learned about the industry first-hand as he worked there throughout high school and college. 

The Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) and its National Framers Council (NFC) are pleased to announce confirmation of approval for a Susan Harwood Training Grant through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Susan Harwood Training Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations to help fund the development of training and education courses for workers and employers exposed to workplace safety and health hazards.

Interestingly, while John learned a lot about the industry at an early age, he didn’t always plan on pursuing a career in it.

As SBCA focuses on the ongoing development of leaders, we will be introducing members of the emerging leaders committee through articles in Industry News and social media posts. Meet Justin Richardson of Richco Structures in Haven, Wisconsin.

We regret to announce William “Bill” Turnbull passed away unexpectedly last Monday, September 11, 2017.

The Executive Committees of both SBCA and TPI agree the relationship between our two organizations needs to be realigned.

As SBCA focuses on the ongoing development of leaders, we will be introducing members of the emerging leaders committee through articles in Industry News and social media posts. Meet Dallas Austin of Big C Lumber in Dowagiac, Michigan.

The Executive Committee of the Structural Building Component Association (SBCA) has recently discussed with members of the Truss Plate Institute (TPI) the concept that TPI realign as a council within SBCA and cease to operate as a separate organization.

The extensive damage created by Hurricane Harvey in Texas has been widely reported.  SBCA wants to share the following ways component manufacturers can help out if they are able.