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OSHA Hosting First Alliance Program Forum

Wed, 2018-02-28 10:57

OSHA will be hosting the first Alliance Program Forum on Thursday, March 22nd at the Department of Labor.

Can Association Health Plans Help Cut Healthcare Costs?

Tue, 2018-02-27 17:15

A change in the government’s restrictive policy regarding Association Health Plans (AHPs) opens another path for employers to slash health insurance costs.

CLP Systems' Parent Company Makes Fortune's 'Most Admired' List

Tue, 2018-02-27 17:09

Steel Dynamics, Inc. was just named one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for the eighth time.

MiTek Expands Capabilities of Sapphire Software

Tue, 2018-02-27 17:05

MiTek USA just announced that its SAPPHIRE Supply software solution has added new features and functionality for its lumber and building material “ProDealer” users.

Study Reveals How Employees Want to Be Trained

Tue, 2018-02-27 16:46

As job training is often looked at as an important way to both attract and retain employees, it turns out that only 31 percent of the U.S. workforce receives formal job training.

Framers Share Best Practices & Knowledge at Expo

Tue, 2018-02-27 16:37

On February 14, NFC held a regional meeting in conjunction with Contractor’s Day at the Lumber & Building Materials Expo in Providence, Rhode Island. The meeting featured a number of informative presentations from guest speakers who discussed lumber prices, current market trends, and new framing products.

Jobsite Safety Events Planned Throughout the Year

Tue, 2018-02-27 16:29

Building a culture of safety awareness takes dedication and the continuous education of your workforce. Mark your calendar for some targeted emphasis and training opportunities throughout the coming months.

Huber Helping Panelizers Streamline Wall Framing

Tue, 2018-02-13 17:28

What do skilled labor shortage and the reemergence of the housing market have in common? Together, they’ve perpetuated the need for higher-quality building standards.

4 Contractors Tell How CLP Helped Them Stay Under Budget

Tue, 2018-02-13 17:25

CLP Systems has been a solution to help customers defeat hardware complexity in wood frame buildings by providing easier design, material savings, and quicker installation. Here are 4 success stories of how contractors used CLP Systems to stay under budget.

FrameFAST Eliminates 'Most Dangerous Part of Job'

Tue, 2018-02-13 17:20

“Ladders are one of the most dangerous parts of the job,” Mike Nicolet, Site Supervisor said. “With FrameFAST, there were no ladders or nailers being used for truss to top plate connections now.”

Emerging Technology Increasingly Used for Jobsite Safety

Tue, 2018-02-13 17:16

Overall, 82 percent of wearable device users reported a positive impact on safety, as did 76 percent of laser scanning users and 70 percent of drone users.

Infographic: How Personal Protective Equipment Manages Risk

Tue, 2018-02-13 17:10

The following infographic demonstrates why the right PPE is important when it comes to making sure workers go home safe every day, which is exactly the mission of the National Framers Council.

Framers Benefit from Huber Engineered Woods' Growing Support

Tue, 2018-02-13 16:54

For Huber Engineered Woods (HEW), the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum sponsorship categories the NFC offer simply weren’t enough. Wasn’t there a way, HEW asked, to do more to support networking, training and industry safety efforts?

Show Your Love Through Safety on Valentine's Day

Tue, 2018-02-13 16:46

Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion for a reminder that an effective safety culture is “about the heart, not the fist.” Wise words from NFC President and Safety Committee Chair Ken Shifflett of Ace Carpentry in Masassas, Virginia.

Simpson Releases New Hinged Roof Connector

Mon, 2018-02-05 12:47

A new hinged roof connector by Simpson Strong-Tie makes it easier for modular builders to construct stick-frame roofs in the factory that will fold flat during shipping. Accompanying the launch of this new product, Simpson Strong-Tie has also released its new Connectors & Fasteners for Modular Building catalog.

Video: Huber AdvanTech Floor Assembly Provides Strong Connection

Wed, 2018-01-24 12:47

The AdvanTech Subfloor Assembly combines subfloor panels known as the flat out best for a quiet, stiff floor with the polyurethane bond of new AdvanTech subfloor adhesive.

Video: DAP's New Construction Adhesive Provides Faster Curing

Wed, 2018-01-24 12:35

DAP DynaGrip Heavy Duty Max features new cutting edge hybrid technology, which delivers up to 5X faster bond strength than competitive polyurethane heavy duty adhesives for tough applications where bond strength and speed are critical.

Video: DAP's New Construction Adhesive Provides Instant Bond

Wed, 2018-01-24 12:22

DYNAGRIP HEAVY DUTY MAX is a premium hybrid adhesive that delivers 5X faster bond strength than competitive polyurethane-based heavy duty adhesives for heavier applications where bond strength and speed are critical.

Video: Huber Improves Subfloor Adhesive Application Process

Wed, 2018-01-24 12:08

From the subfloor brand that builders trust comes new AdvanTech subfloor adhesive for subfloor assemblies so strong, you won’t hear a squeak — guaranteed.

TYPAR Develops Double-Sided Seaming Tape for Building Wrap

Tue, 2018-01-23 20:07

TYPAR Double-Sided Seaming Tape provides an installer-friendly solution to adhere to best practices of overlapping seams in a shingle-style that promotes efficient water drainage.

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