Industry Announcements

SBCA is seeking to obtain signatures of support to add to the bottom of letters to the US Forest Service and US Forest Products Laboratories regarding the Southern Pine lumber design value.

Canfor has signed an agreement to acquire Tembec Industries Ltd.’s southern British Columbia (BC) interior wood products assets.

Desert Lumber has acquired the assets of A.C. Houston Lumber's Las Vegas operations. The deal marks the end of A.C. Houston's presence in the Las Vegas market.

ProBuild Holdings has named Don Riley, the former CIO of Mohawk, as its new executive VP supply chain and technology.

The structural components industry lost a bright star over the holiday weekend, Terry Wright.

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has publishedAISI S202-11: Code of Standard Practice for Cold-Formed Steel Structural Framing, 2011 Edition.

The Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) has published a Southern Pine Q&A component manufacturers, which provides answers to a series of common questions regarding proposed changes to SP design values.


The structural building components industry lost one of its greatest champions, Don Hershey, when he passed away at home late last Thursday. Industry leaders, and Hershey's contemporaries, share their thoughts on his significant contributions.

SBCA and SFPA hosted the Southern Pine Design Value Forum, a two-day meeting which brought together component manufacturers, homebuilders, Southern Pine lumber producers, and lumber experts to discuss the SPIB's proposed changes to Southern Pine design values.

Shock, awe, outrage, numbness, bewilderment. That seems to be the sequence of emotions when we are exposed to a disappointment of epic proportion. Layman's Lumber Guide looks at this series of emotions as it pertains to the proposed Southern Pine lumber design value changes.