Raw Materials

Today, Georgia-Pacific celebrated the official start of production at its newest lumber facility in Talladega, Alabama. The $100-million, 300,000-square-foot, technologically advanced plant took nine months to complete. The plant currently employs more than 130 full-time employees.

Aegis Metal Framing is proud and excited to announce that it has successfully completed the development of an ATFP, blast force CFS truss design tool.

Given the industry-wide labor shortage, several component manufacturers (CMs) have been keeping their options open and exploring additional venues for finding quality candidates. Here are some examples SBC Magazine has written about recently.

The website buildsteel.org recently published an article arguing that wood is not as sustainable a building product as proponents say. 

In the South, timber prices haven’t stopped sliding. Adjusted for inflation, the price of Southern pine is down about 45% since 2007, according to Daowei Zhang, an Auburn University professor of forest economics.

Every year since 1960, when Congress and President John F. Kennedy designated every third week in October as National Forest Product Week, Americans recognize the economic value and numerous products and recreational benefits that stem from the forests in the U.S.

The American Wood Council (AWC) and APA know very well that in the International Residential Code (IRC) resistance to lateral loads is hard to quantify exactly.

Some 1,600 workers at 13 northern B.C. sawmills will be in a strike position by Saturday morning - but won't necessarily take to the picket lines at that time.

The top ten most read SBC Industry News Headlines of Q3 2018 are below:

BuildSteel recently had the opportunity to talk with Elledge about his experience with the First Baptist Church project, which marked the first time he worked on buildings using pre-engineered cold-formed steel (CFS) trusses in place of pre-engineered wood trusses for sloped and shingled roofs.