SBCA Machinery Council Created to Spur Innovation

Originally published by the following source: SBC MagazineNovember 28, 2018
by Sean Shields


SBCA is pleased to announce the creation of the SBCA Machinery Council. The council’s formation was initially discussed a few years ago at an SBCA OQM in Montana, and most recently at the OQM in California. The purpose of this council is to foster regular communication between component manufacturers (CMs) and vendors and allow CMs the ability to give feedback on current machinery and identify struggles that could be solved through further equipment innovation. 

Ultimately, the council will facilitate a sounding board that provides proactive feedback before research and development dollars are spent, as opposed to the current model of reactive marketplace responses. This focused communication will allow CMs to give their viewpoints earlier in the development process and lead to new equipment and increased CM value.

Jay Halteman (Wood Truss Systems) will serve as the first chair of the Machinery Council, with active support from SBCA past president Jim Finkenhoefer (True House).

Currently, council membership is open to all SBCA-member machinery manufacturers and joined by key CMs with experience in production-related topics involving equipment.

The initial meeting of the Machinery Council is in the initial planning stages. If you would like to actively participate in the council, please contact Molly Butz (




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