Raw Materials

SFPA’s “Raised Wood Floor Foundations – Design & Construction Guide” is now available online.

Metal connector plates and cold-formed steel components are manufactured from galvanized cold-rolled sheet steel (for a quick reference on cold-rolled versus hot-rolled, click here).

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, after delivering devastating floods and winds to parts of Texas and Florida, are forecast to re-emerge as a tropical depression on homeowner finances.

Workers who stand on the job most of the time are at greater risk of heart disease than workers who predominantly sit, according to a study just published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

One major problem facing Houston is that the United States is suffering from a shortage of workers generally, and specifically from a shortage of workers with some of the necessary skills to assist in disaster recovery.

Gov. Paul LePage has asked President Donald Trump's administration to exempt eastern Canadian provinces from softwood lumber tariffs that he says will lead to layoffs and shut-down operations in Maine.

Finance Committee Ranking Member Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today criticized the Commerce Department’s announcement of a two-month delay in levying final tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber.

The U.S. and Canada have agreed to continue holding negotiations on softwood lumber separate from the NAFTA modernization talks that started last week.

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of two families who said the smell and chemical used on the TJI Joists with Flak Jacket Protection made them sick.

U.S. lumber mill owners said on Thursday they were "in no hurry" to reach a softwood lumber deal with Canada that fails to limit Canadian producers' share of the U.S. market to a strict percentage.