Industry News

Federal R&D programs on energy efficiency at the Department of Energy (DOE) are a shining example of how a strategic investment of taxpayer dollars can yield tremendous returns to the country, driving economic growth and spurring innovation.

A group of U.S. Senators today announced a common-sense proposal aimed at providing legal certainty for undocumented children brought to the United States by their parents and preventing others from falling into the same legal limbo in the future.

Dear SBC Industry Members:

As you may know, a group of three members of SBCA and three members of TPI met last September, and again in November, to discuss a realignment of SBCA’s and TPI’s scopes of work. During those meetings, this group created an initial path forward as outlined below and which is currently being carried out.

For example, this group developed an implementation agreement that would assign responsibility as follows:

A little more than seven months since they took over business operations, Mark II Lumber Company owners Stan Grimwood, Aaron Trelc and Luke Schnakenberg are celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary.

Longtime Edgerton lumber business Nelson-Young plans to expand its truss plant, known as Nelson Truss, at 104 Artisan Drive. The work likely will begin this spring once the city extends power to the site, City Administrator Ramona Flanigan said.

Canadian studio Michael Green Architecture has unveiled plans for a massive timber office complex on the waterfront of Newark, New Jersey, which is expected to be the largest of its kind in the USA.

The overall trend for open construction jobs has been increasing since the end of the Great Recession. This is consistent with survey data indicating that access to labor remains a top business challenge for builders.

At the 2018 International Builder’s Show (IBS), builder Jordan Smith produced the following video to share what he sees are opportunities for innovating the way homes are framed. Smith sees componentized framing as something every builder should be embracing.

Tom Le Vere, President of Saint Paul-based Weekes Forest Products has announced the acquisition of Snavely Forest Products. Snavely, founded in 1902, operates distribution facilities in Pittsburgh; Westminster, Md; Greensboro, N.C.; Dallas; and Denver.