Framers Council

MiTek announced today an expansion of its Phoenix-based manufacturing operations later this year.

Builders FirstSource, Inc. and BMC Stock Holdings, Inc., today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Builders FirstSource and BMC will combine in an all-stock merger transaction to create the nation’s premier supplier of building materials and services. 

According to a recent EHS article about drug testing policies as they relate to the legalization of marijuana, “In a 2019 National Safety Council (NSC) survey, 81 percent of employers were ‘concerned’ about the drug having a negative impact on their workforce.”

In a sign that housing continues to lead the economy forward, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased six points to 78 in August, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has introduced the Strong-Drive® SDPW Deflector screw line of fasteners designed to connect non-load-bearing, full-height partition wall top plates to trusses or joists while allowing for vertical movement without associated connector squeaks. 

Chris Tatge started in the framing business as a teenager, helping his youth pastor who was general contracting his own home. By 21, he was signing his first contract to frame 26 houses over the course of a year, bringing on two employees to assist with the process.  

Effective contact tracing can be a challenge on construction sites, where supervisors, contractors, workers, vendors and visitors may be onsite at any given time.

It’s important to discuss suicide prevention and awareness year-round but September is an ideal time to revisit the topic and provide resources and support to your employees.

Let’s be really blunt: most safety training programs do not work.

The bottom line in heat safety is simple: Water. Rest. Shade.