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Framer Summit

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The second annual NFC Framer Summit will be held October 21-23 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio in conjunction with the Building Component Manufacturers Conference (BCMC). Check out the schedule outlined below and register now so don’t miss this valuable opportunity to network with and learn from other framers.

Cost:  $50 for NFC members, $100 for non-members

"The summit is an opportunity to network with some of the most successful framing contractors in the country as well as to influence the direction the National Framers Council moves to help shape our industry.”

- Chris Tatge • Dynamic Construction • Madison, Wisconsin


Many thanks to our Framer Summit Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors
Shelter Systems Limited*
Trussway Manufacturing, LLC*

Gold Sponsors
American Truss LLC
Mid South Component Manufacturers Association*
MiTek USA, Inc.
Shelter Products*

Silver Sponsors
Andres Construction Services
QuickTie Products Inc.

*Loyal Sponsor - Thank you for your sponsorship of both the 2018 and 2019 Framer Summits!

Are you a supplier to the framing industry? Contact NFC staff if you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities for the 2019 Framer Summit.


Schedule of Events



Welcome Reception • Hyatt Regency Hotel • Fairfield Meeting Room



Opening Session & Introductions • Greater Columbus Convention Center • Room D281


photo of Kent Pagel, NFC Legal CounselToday’s Framing Risks Snapshot:  Increasing Design Responsibilities, New Insurance Requirements & Greater Use of Offsite Manufactured Products with Kent Pagel of Pagel, Davis & Hill

Framing contractors are becoming increasingly involved in project design. Professional Liability and Pollution insurance coverages are now being imposed from the top of the project chain down. Ever-tightening labor constraints are moving the market to greater usage of offsite built materials. Each one of these market changes impact the risks today’s framers take on. Kent will discuss each of these important issues and provide valuable insight for this year’s attendees.


Kent is president of the Houston, Texas law firm of Pagel, Davis & Hill, In addition to serving as NFC legal counsel, Kent advises local, regional and national companies involved in residential, commercial and industrial construction, providing counsel on matters of litigation and arbitration, insurance, liability, contracts, and operations.


photo of Jacob Belk, John Burns Real Estate ConsultingJBREC Housing and Construction Outlook: Forecasts and Emerging Trends with Jacob Belk, John Burns Real Estate Consulting

Jacob will present the outlook for the residential construction market including emerging trends and topics such as the labor shortage, build for rent, offsite construction, and JBREC forecasts. As the manager of forecasting and analytics for John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Jacob oversees forecasts for 220+ metros along with providing building product consulting clients custom data driven insights into their segments and businesses. Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting Jacob did tax revenue forecasting for the Governor’s Office in Utah.


photo of Ryan Melin,Innovative Construction GroupUsing Technology, Automation & IP for Better Utilization of Labor & Material with Ryan Melin, Innovative Construction Group (ICG)

As the industry pivots toward off-site solutions, is the investment worth the risk? Learn about the challenges ICG overcame in its transition from an on-site labor provider, to developing an off-site process, and what is next. 

Ryan is the President and Co-Founder of ICG, a leading off-site solutions provider focused on single and multi-family wood framed construction with capabilities to handle 10+ million square feet annually. Ryan is focused on innovation within the organization and construction industry, utilizing technology, automation, and IP to drive process improvement. ICG’s off-site solution includes design services, wall panels, trusses and on-site installation providing a seamless and fully- integrated shell construction process.


Working Lunch • Discussion/Presentation TBD


Closing • Overview of Tomorrow’s Breakout Sessions


Framer Tour of Simpson Strong-Tie • Space is limited.



BCMC Educational Sessions • Greater Columbus Convention Center • Visit BCMC website for schedule of events. 

Note: You will need to register for BCMC to attend these sessions. Framer members of NFC receive the Component Manufacturer Member rate for BCMC. Registration includes access to exhibits during show floor hours.


Welcome & Awards Presentation • Greater Columbus Convention Center • Room D281 


Committee Presentations • Best Practices, Marketing, Product Performance, Safety, and Standards


Breakout Sessions • Led by Committee Chairs



(Schedule is subject to change.)

NFC Committees

During the 2018 summit in Milwaukee, committees formed and goals were put into place for future action in a variety of areas. For more information about how to get involved, contact NFC staff.

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NFC Mission

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