Industry Announcements

Below are the top 20 most read SBC Industry News headlines of 2018. Not surprisingly, the top stories dealt with lumber costs, market disruptors like Katerra and Entekra, and the floor collapse at Clemson University.

The Wendricks Truss Company of Hermansville recently signed up to take part in a rather unique contest.

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

Alpine announces the availability of IntelliVIEW software suite version 18.02.00, highlighting new designer efficiency tools and competitive engineering features, building on a history of engineering excellence in the industry’s most powerful component design and management software.

TPI, historically known as the Truss Plate Institute, announced at BCMC that it is broadening its scope of sound engineering to include technology and machinery to better reflect its member’s business interests.

SBCA is pleased to announce the creation of the SBCA Machinery Council. The purpose of this council is to foster regular communication between component manufacturers (CMs) and vendors and allow CMs the ability to give feedback on current machinery and identify struggles.

As part of the SBCA-TPI Realignment, the Truss Industry Technical Support Council (TSC) was formed to facilitate communication and collaboration on technical issues between engineering professionals representing component manufacturers (CMs) and TPI-members.

As part of the SBCA-TPI Realignment, the Truss Industry Business Council (TIBC) was created to foster collaboration between the two organizations and ensure initiatives undertaken by either group are thoroughly evaluated for potential impact they could have on business operations

Alpine announces immediate availability of its plant management API layer, a software architecture which enables equipment manufacturers to integrate their software with Alpine’s eShop Plant Management solution, providing component manufacturers a streamlined and connected plant. 

The National Framers Council (NFC) is sad to report the death of OSHA Directorate of Construction Dean McKenzie. Dean passed on November 4 after a yearlong battle with cancer.