Industry Announcements

The southern pine situation illustrates what many builders and designers already know: Cold-formed steel framing is not just more stable, durable, strong and uniform than wood framing.

Last month, the Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program commemorated its milestone of 1 million acres protected, at a cost of about $100 million, since its initiation in 2003.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced a marketing partnership agreement.

 he number of improving housing markets continued to expand for a fourth consecutive month in December, rising from 30 to 41 on the latest National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index 

ProBuild Holdings will close most of its operations in the Nashville market, which it serves from Smyrna, Tenn.

Parr Lumber, the Pacific Northwest-based pro dealer, has announced plans to open another lumberyard in Marysville, Wash.

Leading Builders of America has officially endorsed San Francisco–based PCBC as its official annual event in a recently announced partnership.

Two significant developments have occurred with regard to the issue of Southern Yellow Pine (SYP) lumber design values leading up to the American Lumber Standards Committee (ALSC) Board of Review hearing scheduled for January 5, 2012.

Recently, there have been design value changes proposed for some visual grades of lumber. This is a reminder that these decisions will have no impact on the design values of MSR and MEL lumber.

The structural components industry mourns the loss of a close friend, Terry Nicholson, MiTek's Senior Vice President of Global Software Engineering and Technology.