Industry Announcements

SBCA’s meeting in Tampa, Florida last week was a perfect illustration of how to work hard and play hard. These quarterly gatherings are all about building relationships and finding solutions to the industry’s biggest problems.  They’re also all about having a little fun.

​MiTek has released its 2018 online product catalog (the print edition will be available in June).  According to MiTek, the catalog allows component manufacturers to, “stay up to date on technical information and product introductions with our online catalog.”

Paslode introduces its new 18-Gauge Cordless Li-ion Brad Nailer (IM200Li.2), designed with a one-strip magazine for maneuverability and access to tight spaces. According to professionals, accessing tight spaces is one of the top challenges when using a finish nailer on the jobsite.

Steel Dynamics, Inc. was just named one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for the eighth time.

MiTek USA just announced that its SAPPHIRE Supply software solution has added new features and functionality for its lumber and building material “ProDealer” users.

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, 84 Lumber's Building Hope Foundation set out to build a library for the Hitchcock Head Start Program, a federally funded program for nearly 220 three- and four-year-old students.

For Huber Engineered Woods (HEW), the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum sponsorship categories the NFC offer simply weren’t enough. Wasn’t there a way, HEW asked, to do more to support networking, training and industry safety efforts?

Dear SBC Industry Members:

As you may know, a group of three members of SBCA and three members of TPI met last September, and again in November, to discuss a realignment of SBCA’s and TPI’s scopes of work. During those meetings, this group created an initial path forward as outlined below and which is currently being carried out.

For example, this group developed an implementation agreement that would assign responsibility as follows:

Here is the published obituary for Charles Meyers, one of the original founders of Hanover Fabricators in 1962, which was purchased in 2003 and renamed Structural Technologies. 

Getting the National Framers Council off the ground has taken a lot of effort from several committed framers across the country.