Policy Positions

SBCA Position Statements

With a mission to protect and advance the interests of our members, SBCA is the voice of the structural building components industry to legislative, regulatory and standards-generating agencies. The Association formulates policies concerning the day-to-day operations of component manufacturers.


SBCA supports efforts that discourage illegal immigration into the United States, but new laws or regulations should not place undue regulatory or enforcement burdens on employers. SBCA believes viable and effective compliance tools need to accompany any additional enforcement. SBCA also supports expansion of merit-based state and federal guest-worker programs, as well as reasonable “path to citizenship” options, which provide a legal avenue for employers to find a sufficient source of skilled workers to fill jobs that native-born citizens are unable or unwilling to fill. 

Approved by the SBCA Board of Directors March 8, 2018


SBCA supports efforts to modify U.S. trade policy that preserve mechanisms encouraging fair and equitable trade while also accounting for how specific trade actions impact domestic users and downstream consumers of commodities such as lumber and steel (i.e. creating two-tiered markets in North America), which are the two raw materials our industry uses to manufacture its products.

Approved by the SBCA Board of Directors March 8, 2018

The structural building component industry plays a significant role in communities and states throughout the country. SBCA compiles critical data that highlights this impact in each state. The maps below demonstrate the value of component manufacturers to decision-makers. 

PDF icon 2018 SBCA Talking Points2.93 MB
Microsoft Office document icon Tour Invitation Letter83.5 KB
PDF icon Alabama2.47 MB
PDF icon Alaska2.63 MB
PDF icon Arizona2.5 MB
PDF icon Arkansas2.49 MB
PDF icon California2.56 MB
PDF icon Colorado2.45 MB
PDF icon Connecticut2.5 MB
PDF icon Delaware2.42 MB
PDF icon Florida2.59 MB
PDF icon Georgia2.5 MB
PDF icon Hawaii2.48 MB
PDF icon Idaho2.44 MB
PDF icon Illinois2.5 MB
PDF icon Indiana2.48 MB
PDF icon Iowa2.47 MB
PDF icon Kansas2.43 MB
PDF icon Kentucky2.49 MB
PDF icon Louisiana2.54 MB
PDF icon Maine2.48 MB
PDF icon Maryland2.57 MB
PDF icon Massachusetts2.49 MB
PDF icon Michigan2.54 MB
PDF icon Minnesota2.54 MB
PDF icon Mississippi2.45 MB
PDF icon Missouri2.51 MB
PDF icon Montana2.46 MB
PDF icon Nebraska2.42 MB
PDF icon Nevada2.42 MB
PDF icon New Hampshire2.44 MB
PDF icon New Jersey2.47 MB
PDF icon New Mexico2.46 MB
PDF icon New York2.54 MB
PDF icon North Carolina2.49 MB
PDF icon North Dakota2.43 MB
PDF icon Ohio2.57 MB
PDF icon Oklahoma2.47 MB
PDF icon Oregon2.48 MB
PDF icon Pennsylvania2.46 MB
PDF icon Rhode Island2.47 MB
PDF icon South Carolina2.51 MB
PDF icon South Dakota2.45 MB
PDF icon Tennessee2.43 MB
PDF icon Texas2.58 MB
PDF icon Utah2.46 MB
PDF icon Vermont2.49 MB
PDF icon Virginia2.49 MB
PDF icon Washington2.48 MB
PDF icon West Virginia2.56 MB
PDF icon Wisconsin2.58 MB
PDF icon Wyoming2.41 MB