Industry Announcements

Lakeside Trailer Founder, Jesse D Helton, passed away at home on February 10, 2019. Known as JD, he started the company with his daughter, Regina Helton Kinsman, and son-in-law, Lee Kinsman.

Charlie Vaccaro, one of the founding “four pillars of Alpine,” passed away last Thursday. Charlie was Alpine’s first salesman, and helped Bill McAlpine, Charlie Harnden and Walt Friedly build one of the strongest companies in the structural building components industry.

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MiTek USA’s Hardy Frame® brand has just launched its Cold Formed Steel Moment Frame Design Manager, a web-based software program that is the latest in a long line of shear-wall system solutions from MiTek. 

Mr. Sheldon Ross Sloan, age 82, passed away on January 7, 2019 at the Masonic Care Community with his family by his side.Ross founded the truss manufacturing company S.R. Sloan, Incorporated, in 1960.

After initial conversations among the TPI members regarding this initiative, TPI hopes to bring in more stakeholders and voices into the discussion. Software providers have expressed both concern and support for the initiative.

Jess Lohse has agreed to join Qualtim staff on a part-time basis to engage on SBCA projects and provide a Component Manufacturer (CM) outlook on SBC Magazine and Industry News articles.

The SBCA Board of Directors and members of its Emerging Leaders Committee are pleased to announce two recipients of the 2019 Emerging Leaders Scholarship.

BMC Stock Holdings, a provider of diversified lumber and building materials and solutions to builders and professional remodelers, announced key appointments to its leadership team.

Matt Grossman is the plant foreman of American Pride Builders, LLC, a framing company based in Ridgeland, South Carolina. The company is part of the turnkey construction operation his family owns, which also includes a component manufacturing company.