“Work safely. Go home safely.” 
The National Framers Council develops and implements
best practices to help ensure framers leave the jobsite
each day in the same health as they arrived.

Upcoming Events

Your active participation in NFC events helps to serve and grow this unique community of like-minded framers, GCs, suppliers and design professionals. Contact staff if you are interested in taking the lead in your region to become a Regional Director and bring your ideas for how the NFC can serve the best interests of framers in your region and nationally.

Upcoming Events 

August

Wisconsin Regional Meeting
Thursday, August 24 at 4 pm
Benvenutos, 2949 Triverton Pike Drive, Fitchburg WI 53711

City of Madison building inspector, Steve Rewey, will talk about the most common reasons framers get red tagged and how you can prevent it from happening in the future. Join us for appetizers and an opportunity for discussion with fellow framers. Contact staff for more information and to register.

Past Events 

2017

Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting: On March 22, the NFC welcomed more than 50 guests at the MBIA Builder Mart in Timonium, Maryland. Framers, general contractors, builders, skilled subcontractors and potential members learned about the latest NFC activities and developments with the FrameSAFE program

NFC Silver Sponsor Huber Engineered Woods provided a presentation and NFC Supplier members, including Advanced Contractors Supply LLC, CLP Systems, DAP Products, FastenMaster, Lumbermen Associates, Magni Rotating Telehandlers, Simpson Strong-Tie and Southern Carlson showcased their products and services and provided brief insights into what their organizations are doing to support professional framers and skilled subcontractors nationwide.

Additional supplier non-members who also participated included Barnett Forest, Chesapeake Region Safety Council, Choice Stairways, Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) - Division of Labor and Industry and Parksite.

Participants also listened to a presentation from Kim Betancourt, Director of Economics & Multifamily Research/Multifamily Mortgage Business for Fannie Mae. Networking and discussions on safety and the framing industry closed off the day’s event.  

 

California Regional Meeting: On February 14, the NFC welcomed framers, GCs, suppliers and potential members to the Simpson Strong-Tie Factory and Training Center in Riverside for the NFC’s first regional meeting in California where participants toured the facility, learned about the NFC and FrameSAFE, networked and enjoyed lunch. Thank you to the NFC Corporate Non-Framer Members and non-members that sponsored the event. They displayed their products and services at the meeting and had an opportunity to make a brief presentation to the audience.

Corporate Non-Framer Members: 

  • Simpson Strong-Tie
  • DuPont Tyvek Southern CA
  • FastenMaster
  • Safety Pole
  • Trussed, Inc.

Non-Members:

  • ehs International

2016

Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting: On November 3, the NFC welcomed 70 guests including framers, GCs, suppliers and potential members to a tour of the DAP Products Sparrows Point facility, an equipment demonstration from Magni Rotating Telehandlers and a presentation on the NFC at the M&T Stadium in Baltimore, MD. Thank you to the NFC Corporate Non-Framer Members and non-members that sponsored the event. They displayed their products and services at the meeting and had an opportunity to make a brief presentation to the audience.

Corporate Non-Framer Members:

  • LP Building Products
  • Advanced Contractors Supply
  • DAP Products Inc.
  • FastenMaster
  • Magni Rotating Telehandlers
  • MiTek Builder Products
  • Safety Pole
  • Simpson Strong-Tie

Non-Members:

  • Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) - Division of Labor and Industry
  • Parksite

The NFC would like to extend its gratitude to everyone who participated in and supported this meeting, especially Ken Shifflett and his team at Ace Carpentry, Bruce Jones at Bruce L. Jones, Contractor and Scott Stevens and his team at Modu Tech. If you are interested in doing something similar to promote the NFC in your local area, please contact staff.

Wisconsin Regional Meeting: On August 30, the NFC welcomed more than 30 guests including framers, GCs, suppliers and potential members to a presentation on the NFC followed by a tour and test demonstration of a light-frame structural system in the SBC Research Institute (SBCRI). Several NFC Corporate Non-Framer Members displayed their products and services at the meeting and had an opportunity to make a brief presentation to the audience. The NFC would like to extend their gratitude to everyone who participated in and supported this meeting, especially members from Ace Carpentry, Inc., Dynamic Construction and Modu Tech. If you are interested in doing something similar to promote the NFC in your local area, please contact staff.

North Florida Regional Meeting: On June 6, the NFC welcomed more than 30 guests including framers, GCs, suppliers and potential members to a presentation on the NFC. A first for this region, attendees were introduced to the recent activities of our growing organization and latest developments of FrameSAFE. Additionally, several NFC Corporate Non-Framer Members displayed their products and services at the meeting and had an opportunity to make a brief presentation to the audience. The NFC would like to extend their gratitude to everyone who participated in and supported this meeting, especially members from Ace Carpentry, Inc.; CLP Systems; General Lee Design Studios and Modu Tech. If you are interested in doing something similar to promote the NFC in your local area, please contact staff.

Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting at MBIA Builder Mart 2016: On March 23, the NFC welcomed 105 guests including framers, GCs, suppliers and potential members to a presentation about NFC, the latest developments of FrameSAFE and the activities of our growing organization. Additionally, the NFC Corporate Non-Framer Members displaying their products and services at the meeting had the opportunity to make brief presentations to the audience. The NFC would like to extend their gratitude to everyone who participated in and supported this meeting, especially members from Ace Carpentry, Inc.; Bruce L. Jones, Contractor; Modu Tech and RPM Construction Corp. If you are interested in doing something similar to promote the NFC in your local area, please contact staff

Texas Regional Meeting-Focus on FrameSAFE: On November 19, a group of framer-only members met in a comfortable and relaxed environment to discuss FrameSAFE in greater depth. Framer-only attendees held a lively discussion on the use of FrameSAFE, focused on challenges, suggested topics for future toolbox talks and honed in on ways to streamline the implementation process. The dialogue also centered on skilled subcontractors and steps needed by framers to get their subs on board with FrameSAFE. Thank you for joining us in Arlington, TX on November 19. If you are interested in doing something similar in your local area, please contact staff.

2015

All Aboard MBIA Builders Mart 2015: On March 25, Scott Stevens (Modu-Tech), Bruce Jones (Bruce L. Jones Construction) and Kenny Shifflett (Ace Carpentry) represented NFC with a booth at a local builders show in Timonium, MD. (See photo, pictured left to right: Scott Stevens, Ole Ramerirez of RFC Framing, Bruce Jones and Kenny Shifflett.) Attendees were able to view a presentation about NFC as well as examine NFC's FrameSAFE Safety Manual Template and Toolbox Talks. NFC was well received and our members were able to touch base with 40-50 framers, GCs and suppliers, and distribute at least 20 applications to potential members. If you are interested in doing something similar to promote NFC in your local area, please contact staff.

Mid-East Regional Meeting: Thank you for joining us in Fulton, MD on March 12 [view meeting minutes]. For more information about activities in this region, please contact staff.

NFC National Meeting: Thank you for joining us in Las Vegas on January 21, 2015.  [view meeting presentation]

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