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The United States struck deals on Friday to lift tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico, the three governments said, removing a major obstacle to legislative approval of a new North American trade pact.

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“The number of people that came out and put their hand in their pocket for this cause was just wonderful,” said Kenny Shifflett, co-owner of ACE Carpentry.

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Kodiak Building Partners announced the acquisition of Fremont, Neb.-based Christensen Lumber. 

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Parr Lumber Co. announced Friday it had signed an agreement with Trus-Way Inc. of Vancouver and Trus-Way Tri-Cities Inc. for the acquisition of their manufacturing facilities in Washington.

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California TrusFrame (CTF) announces today the appointment of Shawn Overholtzer as CTF’s new chief operations officer (COO) and Mark Rome as chief financial officer (CFO).

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The International Residential Code (IRC) is largely a prescriptive code that lays out direction for materials and installation methods however there are items where the code carves out product provisions and limits the applicability of those provisions to a certain size building.

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“A floor truss can be designed to span 30, or more, feet with ease,” Tim Carter shares with his ‘Ask the Builder’ followers when he was asked about building a multi-story home with no interior bearing walls or beams.

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The SBCA Emerging Leaders Committee was created to give the next generation of leaders in the structural building components industry and in SBCA an opportunity to meet one another. California TrusFrame has been especially supportive of these efforts. 

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With the ongoing shortage of skilled labor showing little signs of abatement, contractors are eagerly seeking ways to increase efficiency such as the use of panelized wood-framed wall systems and other methods of prefabrication.