Industry News

While steel consumers will likely continue to take a “wait and see” attitude, the findings the DOC emphasized in their report to the president indicate there may be future trade action to protect domestic producers.  President Trump has until April 11 to act on the DOC’s recommendations.

What do skilled labor shortage and the reemergence of the housing market have in common? Together, they’ve perpetuated the need for higher-quality building standards.

CLP Systems has been a solution to help customers defeat hardware complexity in wood frame buildings by providing easier design, material savings, and quicker installation. Here are 4 success stories of how contractors used CLP Systems to stay under budget.

“Ladders are one of the most dangerous parts of the job,” Mike Nicolet, Site Supervisor said. “With FrameFAST, there were no ladders or nailers being used for truss to top plate connections now.”

Overall, 82 percent of wearable device users reported a positive impact on safety, as did 76 percent of laser scanning users and 70 percent of drone users.

The following infographic demonstrates why the right PPE is important when it comes to making sure workers go home safe every day, which is exactly the mission of the National Framers Council.

For Huber Engineered Woods (HEW), the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum sponsorship categories the NFC offer simply weren’t enough. Wasn’t there a way, HEW asked, to do more to support networking, training and industry safety efforts?

Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion for a reminder that an effective safety culture is “about the heart, not the fist.” Wise words from NFC President and Safety Committee Chair Ken Shifflett of Ace Carpentry in Masassas, Virginia.

In the video below, James Hardies’ Director of Products & Segments highlights the new Aspyre Collection and it’s versatility providing modern to traditional architectural types of siding