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Our state-of-the-art saws include the technology to cut any truss or panel member with speed and precision. They also include an entire support team. Your MiTek Machinery Tech Reps are real people available on the phone, as well as on-site, ready to help keep your saws humming and your presses rolling. You might even consider Š 2016 MiTek, All Rights Reserved.

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Advertiser Forum ......................................................................... 4 Sean Hubbard – SQ-1 ..................................................................... 8 Todd Drummond Consulting, LLC ................................................22 Glenn Traylor ............................................................... ...............26 Derek Moody – Rogers Manufacturing .........................................34 Robert Glowinski – AWC ............................................................53 Matt Layman – LLG ............................................................... ......57 Ben Hershey – 4Ward Consulting ..................................................66 Kelly Sias, PE – Simpson Strong-Tie ...........................................68 Safety First Topics in English/Spanish ..........................................73 Mark Mitchell – Whizard Strategy .................................................77 Holiday Favorites Contest ..............................................................79 The Last Word ...............................................................................79

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Director of Communications and Marketing Component Manufacturing Advertiser.

Giving Thanks, Celebrating the Season, and Striving to Be Better

This is the time of year when we are all reflecting on our lives. We give thanks during Thanksgiving, and we look forward to a shiny and bright holiday season through the end of the year. Over time, some of this may start to feel automatic, as we slip into the same routines we take every year, and we avoid thinking about the parts of the process that are not as happy and bright. But all of the emotions and memories, both good and bad, are the best reminder of why we should all take some time out of the routine to think about what we have, and what we can do better.

Giving Thanks for All That We Have In my house, we have an expression that we use when things get really bad – “yes, but it could be worse.” When the storm damage was daunting – trees were down, rain was coming in through the hole in the roof, and my car was totaled – we still consoled ourselves with the fact that it could have been worse. The hole could have been bigger, the damage could have been greater, and, most importantly, someone could have been hurt. Because all of these things had not occurred, we were very thankful that we could fix what was broken and move forward. Ironically, accidents and mistakes can become our most useful benchmarks. They remind us to appreciate what we still have, so that we can move forward while addressing what needs to be better.

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2005 Hundegger SC-1 Linear Saw 2005 Hundegger model SC-1 linear saw, in operation, includes 90 degree vertical stroke action, stacks boards to four-high, horizontal positioning, stair stringer capabilities, 53-foot infeed and out-feed with second clamping and positioning system, electronic controls and operator console with second/catcher monitor, front computer, hydraulic unit, automated clamping system, ink on one 1 1/2" face, end mill head router option, A/C option for cabinet cooling. Includes 32 foot small parts and 28 foot scrap conveyors. Windows XP operating system. Available in December of 2016. Limited warrantee available with OEM installation supervision (at additional charge). $119,990, FOB TN Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com

Celebrating the Season of Joy So if November gives us pause to reflect on days past, then December challenges us to look forward with hope and aspiration. I think that we can all agree – the hardest part of the holiday season is missing all of our loved ones who can no longer be with us. They may be with us in spirit…but that’s just not the same as sharing a cup of coffee and having endless conversations about everything under the sun. A smile in your heart is still not as good as a raucous laugh across the dinner table. At its heart, the holiday season encourages everyone to find the joy in their lives. Be it memories or aspirations, we look for the reasons to celebrate the present and future.

The New Year of Possibilities And when we ring in the New Year on January 1, we all hope that things will get better. Maybe it’s a problem at work, perhaps it’s a personal hurdle, or it might be simply a general sentiment in your life – we all have something that we hope will be better “next year.” This too, however, is a reason for optimism instead of despair. As long as we’re still breathing, we can seize on the opportunities to improve the world around us for everyone we care about. At home, at work, and everywhere in between, let’s celebrate the past and present while looking forward to how we can make next year even better.

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2004 Hundegger SC-1 Linear Saw 2004 Hundegger model SC-1 linear saw, in operation, includes 90 degree vertical stroke action, stacks boards to four-high, horizontal positioning, 24-foot infeed and out-feed with second clamping and positioning system, electronic controls and operator console with two (2) computers, hydraulic unit, automated clamping system, ink on two faces, vertical mill head router option, a/c option for cabinet cooling and upgraded safety light barrier. Upgraded to Windows 7. No angled conveyor included. Available in December of 2016. Limited warranty available with OEM installation supervision (at additional charge). $119,990, FOB NV Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com

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Monet DeSauw DeRobo Linear Saw

Monet DeSauw FWA 500 Floor Web Cutter • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Push Button Powered Blade Angulations Single Push Button Setting for 2 Blades per Side Electronic Digital Readouts Backup Mechanical Indicators Cuts 4 Angle Webs, Cantilever Webs (2 piece webs) & Square Blocks Magazine Lumber Feed for 3x2, 4x2 and 6x2 Lumber 12 1/2” to 48 1/2” Length Capacity (7” Minimum on Square Blocks) 60 Pieces per Minute (4) Internal 16” Blades & (1) External 16” Cut-Off Blade Pneumatic Blade Brake on External Blade Dust Hoods Vibrating Waste Conveyor (under saw) Add $3,600 for 12’ Incline Waste Conveyor (adjacent to saw) Add $1,700 for Extra Set of Blades Add $7,000 for Single Sided Setup 480 Volt / 3 Phase FOB MO

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Automated (Truss Design Software Download) or Semi-Automated (Touch Screen Entry) Operation All Movements are Computer & PLC Controlled Comprehensive Setup Screens Display Each Piece with Setup Data 22” x 40 Tooth Blade on PAE Cut 1 or 2 Boards up to 20’ (2 Second Plunge Cut) Cut Chords, Webs, Rafters, Wedges & Stair Stringers Cut Long Scarfs by Multi-Plunging Servo Positioning on Infeed, Angle & Outfeed Pusher Over Travel Protection Ink Jet Printer Lumber Optimization Program Belt Waste Conveyor 480 Volt / 3 Phase / 60 Amp Includes 5 Day Onsite Installation & Training Optional Monet DeSauw Live Deck, Bunk Feeder & Incline Belt Waste Conveyor Add $124,900 for WoodRunner Lumber Retrieval System FOB MO

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Buy Factory Direct From Wasserman & Associates at the same price as the Manufacturer, and get the added support and care you need to be up and running FAST!

We’ll even help sell your used equipment too! Automated Apollo Saw FOB New Zealand

NEW!

New Improved Design!

Solid 48” x 72” Frame and Arm Construction

Minimizes Flex on the Saw Frame

Direct Drive 7.5 HP Motor with 18” Blade (230/460 Volt)

Minimum Angle of 10 Degrees with 36” Stroke for Long Scarf Cuts

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Monet DeSauw DeSawyer 2000 Automated Saw

Touch Screen User Interface with Backup Mechanical Controls 3 Operating Modes: Auto, Semi-Auto & Manual All 20 Axes of Movements are Computer & PLC Controlled Comprehensive Setup Screens Display Each Piece with Setup Data Anti-Collision & Optimizing Programming Auto Calibration Productivity & Time Tracking Maintenance Diagnostics Variable Speed Conveyor (0-50 Flights per Minute)with Powered Hold Downs (1) 30” x 80 Tooth Blade (27 3/4” Scarf on PAE) (4) 16” x 40 Tooth Blades (13 1/2” Scarf on Centerline) Pneumatic Blade Brakes on all 5 Blades 16 1/2” to 20’ Length Capacity (11” Minimum on Square End Blocks) Vibrating Waste Conveyor Under Saw 480 Volt / 3 Phase Includes 4 Day Onsite Installation & Training Add $2,300 for Extra Set of Blades Optional Live Deck, Label Printer, Ink Jet Printer, Catcher Display & Incline Belt Waste Conveyor Add $30,000 for Servo Controlled Saw

20’ of MDF Bench Top with Automated 20’ Length Stop & 10’ Gravity Conveyor Workstation, Control Cabinet Enclosure & 17” Touch Screen Integration

Serial Control System

Includes all Plug & Play Wiring

MangoTech/Spida Truss Cutting Software

Add $3,680 Two Day Onsite Installation & Training

Automated 160 Degree Angular Movement

Variable Stroke Limiter & Plexiglass Shield for Operator Safety

Add $750 for 12 Month Phone & Virtual Tech Support

Add $275 for Spare Blade

MDF Profiled Saw Bench Top Provides a Safe Working Platform

Add $558 for Saw Laser Guide

Add $890 for Dust Collector

Excludes Freight & Customs Charges

Dust Extraction Outlet

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New Monet DeSawyer 2000 Component Saw ! W NE $242,000 Base Condition: New Location: MO

New, Monet DeSawyer 2000, computerized, five-bladed component saw, sets up in 15 to 17 seconds, can run in manual mode, downloads projects from a network or manually using display screen controls. Features all powered movements, cuts from 15" 90/90 cuts to 20 foot length, 2 x 3" to 2 x 12" lumber depths and internal brakes are standard. Options include enhanced servo controls featuring autocalibration, catcher's display and either shaker or belt scrap conveyor and incline. 440 volt, 3 phase electrical. www.woodtrusssystems.com

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NEW! 2005 Koskovich Auto Omni Component Saws 2005 Koskovich Auto Omni component saw, 5-blade automated saw includes shaker waste conveyor with factory side pans, [3] 20 inch blades, [1] 30 inch blade and [1] 12 inch blade. Fully automated setup with full power length and all axis angulation, single sided setup from operator console, 2x3 through 2x12 and 4x2, 20’ to 9” @ 90°/90°, ink-jet marking system, Exair cabinet coolers, set of spare blades, all available spare electronic boards/wire cables/parts and manual. Recent Windows operating system upgrade. In operation, currently running 208v. 208/240/480 volt, 3 phase, and 120 volt, 1 phase electrical. Also includes 1997 Koskovich Auto Omni saw being sold for parts. $44.990 FOB PA Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com

2005 Razer v4 Linear Saw Six-Axis CNC Linear saw – Currently in operation and consistently upgraded this saw features a 6000 RPM hydraulic saw motor, full axis of motion to complete straight, single/compound bevel and rip cuts with a 13 3/4” blade. Handles material up to 20’ long, 14” wide and 4” depth. OEM supplied in-feed deck and outfeed conveyor with kick-off table are included. Right to Left hand feed configuration. Includes spare blade, encoder, (2) encoder wheels, sensor cables, and all available spare parts. Includes Windows XP Service Pack two software and transformer for 230 or 600v to system specific 415v, 3Ph, Minimum 100 psi air required. (Ink jet printer shown in pictures is not included.) $49,500 FOB MB Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com

New Spida Vector Saw with Mango Plate Marker (FOB IN) $44,975 800-382-0329 | www.wasserman-associates.com

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manufacturers’ Clary Shortcutter II Model 329 web saw with single sided setup, four blades, includes drag chain waste conveyor with tall incline. Minimum angle approximately 10 degrees, maximum angle 135 degrees. Minimum length cut is 9 inches (90/90), 18 inch 4-angle, and longest length cut is 18 feet. $8,490, FOB IN Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com

MiTek Combi Set Web Saw Four Blades Cut Lengths from 2' to 16'. Waste & Incline Conveyor. Extra Set of Blades. 220/440 Volt - 3 Phase. $13,000 FOB MO. Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wasserman-associates.com PHONE: 800-289-5627

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NEW! 2005 Apollo Saw (Mango Automation ready) 2005 Apollo Saw (Mango Automation ready) - Featuring direct-drive 5.5 h.p. 220/440v, 3ph power, cuts 4x2, 2x3 through 2x12 material in either 90° or 180° quadrants, from 9.5° +/- ,and up to 37” scarf cuts with a 17.75” carbide-tip blade. Features stroke limiter, laser guide and Plexiglas shield. As an automated system it would run with any truss software to automatically set angles and lengths, or optional wall parts. This saw includes 10' of HD roller conveyor, and powered angulation. To complete the automation the system requires Spida length stop, conveyor, system hardware upgrade and PC with touch screen; est. cost $20,000 +/-. $10,990 As is, where is, FOB SC Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com

Monet FWA 500 Floor Web Saw

New, Monet five-head, floor truss web saw, cuts 4-angle, 4x2 floor truss webs from 16 inches and 90-90 blocks from 12 inches to four foot long maximum length. Features 10-board magazine feed, powered, fixed-quadrant angulation, manual carriage standard, shaker-pan scrap conveyor with short incline conveyor and cut-off blade. Option for longer carriage length, single sided setup (shown in pictures, but not standard), dust hood and choice of shaker or belt scrap conveyor. 440 volt, 3 phase. $ASK for PRICE, FOB MO.

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WWW.SQUARE1DESIGN.COM SQUARE 1 DESIGN & MANUFACTURE INC.

WWW.SQUARE1DESIGN.COM Our new online store is up and running! Purchasing Equipment and parts is now even easier! We are adding parts and equipment daily. Providing an efficient way to quickly decipher and order parts for specific manufacturers. The system allows you see all of the products available or sort by manufacturer. Visual representations provide security in knowing the correct parts are ordered. Twenty four hour access allows individuals to work any shift and complete their job without speaking to a representative.

Sean Hubbard Square 1 Design & Manufacturing

We are proud and excited to lead the industry in offering our products without any hidden agendas, allowing access to all who shop online. In addition, we are offering online incentives & promoting consumable products with Promo Codes to further promote the site. Try Promo Code “Cyber” on equipment for discounts Try Promo Code “Cyber30%” on parts for additional discounts

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2000 Alpine AutoMill RS Component Saw Alpine AutoMill RS model 344, five-blade, computerized component saw. From the OEM literature: sets up in 2 to 19 seconds, using a touch screen for ease of operation. Five-head automated component saw works in semi-automated control via touchscreen input. It has 19 axes of automated movement, diagnostics, auto management reporting. The RS cuts from 13" to 20' long material in size range from 2x3 through 2x12, and includes [3] 18", [1] 20" and [1] 32" blades with air brakes, pc with swingarm cabinet and scrap conveyor under saw. 480v/60Hz/3Ph power. $31,249 FOB QC Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com

1994 MiTek Combi-Cut 4-Blade Saw 1994 MiTek Combi-Cut component saw, model 2000 Combi Cut, serial # CO15, four-head saw with powered angulation, Cuts from 1 foot at 90/90 to 20 foot lengths, angles from 10 to 105 degrees, digital angle readouts, power angulation, power length. Cuts 4x2, four-angle floor webs from 19". Includes under-saw waste conveyor (no incline), two extra 16" blades, manual and all available parts. Saw in use until end of January, 2016. 480 volt, 3 phase. $15,990 NOW $13,890 NOW $8,990 FOB MI Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com

2004 TCT Model 1100 Linear Saw Cut 2x4 and 2x6 Lumber from 3” to 20’. Tops, Bottoms, Webs, Sliders, Wedges and Scissor Bottoms. 230 Volt / 3 Phase 5 HP Motor with 24” Blade. Ink Jet Printer. Scrap Conveyor. $36,900 NOW $30,000 FOB AR. Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wasserman-associates.com

1992 Speed Cut Metra Cut Centerline Saw                           1992 Speed Cut Metracut model SSA-17, centerline saw with 12 foot-long Speed Measure, model #645 radial arm saw includes center-point cutting, turntable angle measure, 13'-11" infeed conveyor and 16 inch diameter blade with (1) spare blade.  No outfeed rollers.  230/460 volt, 3 phase electrical. $4,490 FOB PA Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com PHONE: 800-289-5627

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2003 Alpine ALS 276 Linear Saw Alpine ALS linear-feed saw, model 276. Cuts wall and truss parts from lumber depths 2x4 through 2x12, cuts bevels from 90 to 25 degrees, 60”+ scarf cuts, optimizes material, production rates +2000 pieces per 8 hr. shift. Includes 24 foot OEM infeed conveyor and 20 foot OEM outfeed conveyor, Inkjet printer (single 1 ½” face), and under-saw scrap conveyor. All servo controlled functions, 7.5 hp motor with 20” carbide tipped blade, OEM roller belt infeed upgrade and software upgrade to 2012 standard. In operation now. OEM installation available at an additional charge. 208 volt, 3 phase electrical. $48,990 FOB PA

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2008 Alpine X4 Linear Saw •Touch Screen Control Panel •5 Axes of Automation •15 HP Motor with 22” Blade •Ink Jet Printer •Auto Feeder (Live Deck) •Outfeed Conveyor •230 Volt / 3 Phase $49,900 FOB AB NOW $39,900 Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wasserman-associates.com

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New Spida Automated Apollo Saw 1988 TimberMill 6-20 Component Saw • Six Blades cut 4x2 & 2x4 through 2x12 Lumber from 12” up to 20’-0” • Powered Angulation & Carriage • Chain Drag Waste & Incline Conveyor • 460 Volt / 3 Phase $12,900 FOB MD Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wasserman-associates.com

The Spida Apollo saw with Automation is a computerized, pull-arm type saw used for cutting either wood truss components or wall panel cutting and represents the lowestcost way to add an automated single-blade saw to your operation. Features include angle cutting from 10 to 170 degrees, 36 inch scarf cuts, patented variable stroke limiter for safety, solid frame and arm design, 17 inch industrial touch screen with enclosure, 7.5 HP motor, plug and play wiring making installations easier and includes cowls for adding a dust extraction system.

$48,680 - FOB NZE/IN

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1998 MiTek Cyber Saw Outfeed Conveyor MiTek powered outfeed conveyor designed for t​ he ​Cyber saw, model 82274, motorized feed drives board away from saw conveyor. This conveyor was designed to position the board for accurate ink-jet marking after cutting, then move board to the​outfeed end stops​. Includes mounting arm and control box for ink-jet marking system attachment, but no ink jet printing equipment. 208-230 / 460 volt, 3 phase electrical. $5,990 FOB PA Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com

NEW! New Square 1 Rolsplicer New Square 1 Rolsplicer, splices 2"x3", 2"x4" and 2"x6" lumber with a 3 to 4 second cycle time. Presses the lumber together prior to imbedding plates. Embeds plate lengths up to 19 inches. Features two, recessed, simultaneous-activation buttons, guarded motor and sprockets, external lubrication points, 3 HP motor and a footprint of 59" long x 42" wide. Optional 20' infeed and 10' outfeed conveyor available. 480 volt, 3 phase electrical. Other voltages available. $17,409 FOB IN Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com

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DePauw Floor Web Saw Rebuilt by Monet DeSauw, Inc. in 2014 including: five Baldor blade motors, five blade hubs were resurfaced, new angle crank handles and rods, guards and sheet steel covers, hold down assemblies, including bars, chain, springs and bolts. The saw was partially rewired with a new lumber counter. New legends and buttons were replaced where needed, new safety switches on bump bar and cut off guard, new scales and mounts, new drive line chains, shafts and bearings. Shaker waste conveyor had new paddles, sheaves and pulleys, repainted with new safety decals. 480v, 3 phase electrical. Performance capabilities: • Angle range is from 12 degrees to 45 degrees, which means when one angle is 12, the other is 78 and when one is 45, the other is 45. So any angle combination equaling 90 degrees can be achieved in between that range. • The max material length is 4 feet, 2x4 material only. • All angles and length adjustments are hand crank. • 90-90 blocks are NOT possible. • estimated minimum 4-angle floor truss web: 14". • The blades are 12" diameter, one set available with saw. Additional set must be custom ordered from blade supplier to match bolt pattern. $28,750 FOB MO Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com

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Wood Runner FastFrame Wall Panel Marking Saw

The Wood Runner® FastFrame™ wall panel marking saw is the fastest, easiest way to cut and mark wall panel components. Feeds lumber up to 100" per second with a retraction rate up to 200" per second. Users report a 50% reduction in production time when compared with previous automated cutting and marking saws. Processing material from 2x4 through 2x15 is achieved with an aggressive 80 tooth,12" blade. The FastFrame cuts with a chop saw function for 2x4 material, then with guided "plunge" expansion for cutting material from 6", up to 15" in width. FastFrame marks boards with the next generation Matthews I-Mark V84i, DOD 8000+ MAXI inkjet for edge printing plate layout pattern (face printing available as an option). Base saw cuts 90º, the FastFrame also completes angled 45º cuts and compound cutting each optional. The FastFrame is as safe as it is fast with guard panels on the back of the saw, and a fully enclosed saw chamber. A true world class, state-of-the-art solution for wall panel component processing at an affordable price. Starting at $89,900 FOB MN.

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NEW! Northfield Model 410 Upcut Saw Northfield model 410 upcut saw. Semiautomatic air actuated under table cutoff saw with 18 inch diameter blade, safety guard cowling for blade, 10 HP arbor motor. Cuts from 2 x 14' to 4 x 10". Push button controls. 230/460 volt, 3 phase electrical. $4,890 FOB OH Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com PHONE: 800-289-5627

Speed Cut Saw with Hain Measuring System •Speed Cut Metra-Cut Saw (5 HP / 3 Phase) •20’ Hain Powered Measuring System •Cutting Depth of 6” with 16” Blade •Angular Capacity of 164 Degrees •Saw Barrier Guard •Turntable Air Brake $8,300 FOB IL Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wasserman-associates.com

New Monet DeRobo Linear Saw New, DeRobo linear saw by Monet organizes "fill" boards to increase optimization of each board, can produce unlimited scarf cuts, cuts 1 or 2 boards at a time and cuts webs, chords, wedges, rafters and open-stair stringers. Works with all major connector plate manufacturer's software. Features include 22 inch blade, left-to-right feed direction standard, lumber push and pull grippers for more accuracy, ink marking on the 1 1/2" face of the incoming boards and small piece capture and delivery to the front of the saw for easy access. Infeed deck and bunk feed are shown as options only. Works with the optional WoodRunner TM lumber retrieval system. 440 volt, 3phase. $169,000 Base Price, FOB MO.

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MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY FACE.

THE HUNDEGGER TURBO DRIVE SAW IS A FAST, ACCURATE AND VERSATILE, FULLY AUTOMATED LINEAR SAW SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO CUT STRUCTURAL COMPONENT PARTS.

Hundegger continues to stretch the cutting capabilities of our industry by providing a single saw with options that can perform basic drilling, milling and printing operations in addition to 4 -axis cutting.

Hardly another “pretty face”, the TURBO Drive is a solid evolution of the popular SC Series saws. This workhorse, like all of Hundegger’s production saws, benefits from their experience learned from a wide variety of wood cutting and milling applications from over 4,700 saws to date. Specific to our wood component industry, the TURBO Drive has been thoroughly developed for world-wide customers prior to its introduction to the US. Regardless of your cutting application, be it I-Joist, dimensional 2x lumber, or any variety of EWP, we have the experience and equipment to efficiently bring your job to market.

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More than history, the TURBO Drive is German engineered to allow for maximum performance in a given application. With this base, precision performance is improved with software optimization rather than hardware changes. This is apparent when the TURBO Drive was optimized for USA component cutting, the same world model saw runs significantly faster, simply by optimizing movements and stroke. For a demonstration of how software upgrades accomplish this, see the “before & after” video at: https://youtu.be/3V5gmXbjQPU. It illustrates that software can increase throughput rather than redesigning elements of the equipment, your TURBO Drive does not become yesterday’s news because of a model number change.

FOR A DEMONSTRATION OF HOW SOFTWARE UPGRADES ACCOMPLISH THIS, SEE THE “BEFORE & AFTER” VIDEO AT: https://youtu.be/3V5gmXbjQPU

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CMF 12' Roof Truss Gantry System 75​'x 12' side-eject system (90' OAL with dual park area) f​ eaturing: 11 soft-top wood/ plastic, 12'x72" tables with Uni-Strut puckrails, (11) skate-wheel ejectors to powered transfer roller. Includes two (2) CMF 12' x 24" dia. gantries, one 1988 and one 2005, both with top-side riding platforms, two button motion control,​ for continuous top use (no aisles). includes crane rail with base-plate and all available jigging hardware, ​208v, 3ph power , electrical supply rail, and air-manifold included.​ $40,900 NOW $34,900 FOB PA. Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com

Klaisler 51' End Eject Roller Gantry System Klaisler 14’ x 24” Diameter Gantry Roller (track mounted) with Hydraulic Roll Lifter & Ride Platform. (10) 4’-8” x 14’-0” Steel & Plastic Top Tables with Pop-up Rollers (for end eject). (1) 4’-8” x 7’-0” Steel & Plastic Top Table. Floor Rail. 208 Volt / 3 Phase. Excludes: Jig Hardware, Finish Roller & Outside Conveyor. $22,500 FOB MB. Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wasserman-associates.com PHONE: 800-289-5627

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12' Finish Roller Press Press was purchased used in 2006, painted and wired for service but never utilized. An excellent press for smaller wood components including jacks and valley sets. 120V, 1 phase power. $6,490 FOB NY Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com

Vertical Truss Stacker by Square 1 Manufacturing New, vertical stacker by Square 1 Design & Manufacture, up to six pedestals to handle up to 100 foot long spans. Features I-beam construction, holds from 10 to 25 trusses based on truss size, shape and weight, integrated drive tube for simultaneous stacking action and support during rotation, dual high-torque braking gear motors, adjustable tension clutch, heavy-gauge aluminum uprights with rubber bumper stops and automatic controls. The controls allow jogging the stacker both in forward and reverse directions and can be set up for multiple stacks of trusses. 440 volt, 3 phase electrical. Other voltages available. $31,067 BASE, FOB IN.

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Mitek 40' Floor Truss Machine Build floor truss depths up to 24”, lengths up to 40’. Track Mounted Roller Gantry with Ride Platform. 230/460 Volt - 3 Phase - 10 HP Motor. Overhead Plate Rack. Dual Safety Bars. Air Cylinder Clamping. Stored outside for 2 years. $21,900 Now $20,900 NOW $19,900. FOB GA Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wasserman-associates.com

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Marquis 14' x 24" Finish Roller Press Marquis Hydraulics brand finish roller press, 14 foot throat, 24" diameter rolls, 7.5 HP motor, grease fittings, push button controls with safety stop on panel box. 575 volt, 3 phase electrical. $9,990, FOB QC Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com

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New, table-guided (NO rail) gantry system by Square 1 Design & Manufacture, sideeject or end-eject options, with continuous production tables built to length. Available in steel, plastic or combination table top options. Can be fabricated to received automated jigging. 24" diameter gantry heads feature raised operator platform, heavy-duty steel roll with 4" shaft, baffles and heavy-duty spherical bearings, dual 7.5 HP braking gear motors for a total of 15 HP, easy adjusting bogie wheel assemblies, safety bars, Wampfler "finger safe", under-table-mounted electrical supply and optional soft start drive. Square 1 can provide the combination of powered transfer rolls, sloping ejectors, receivers, idler conveyors and powered conveyors required to meet your configuration needs. 440 volt, 3 phase electrical. Other voltages available. FOB IN.

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NEW! Klaisler Floor Truss Machine with Square 1 Finish Roller •24” Diameter x 6’-6” Long Gantry Roller with Ride Platform •Twin Gear Motors •Air Cylinder Clamping •Front & Rear Emergency Shut Off Bars •Flashing Motion Indicator Beacon Light •Square 1 Design 12” Diameter x 4’ Long Finish Roller $39,500 FOB NE Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wasserman-associates.com

Klaisler 14' x 24" Diameter Finish Roller Equipment Details •Front & Rear Safety Bars •(2) 5 HP Gear Motors •460 Volt / 3 Phase $18,000 FOB OR $39,500 FOB NE Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wasserman-associates.com

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A Critical Part Missing from Six Sigma and Lean Practices for Most Companies Website: www.todd-drummond.com – Phone (USA): 603-763-8857 E-mail: todd@todd-drummond.com Copyright © 2016

It has taken many years, but the component industry has finally caught onto the practices of lean manufacturing and applied them to truss and wall manufacturing. An example is the huge turnout at the sponsored seminars by Todd Drummond Consulting at the 2016 BCMC show of “The Path of Least Resistance: A Lean Analysis Seminar” and “Efficiency Essentials from the Lean Toolbox Seminar.” But many still do not know that lean manufacturing practices, including Six Sigma, are all based on industrial engineering practices. A summary definition from Wikipedia: “Industrial engineering is a branch of engineering which deals with the optimization of complex processes, systems or organizations. Industrial engineers work to eliminate waste of time, money, materials, man-hours, machine time, energy and other resources that do not generate value.” One of the critical tasks an Industrial Engineer (IE) performs is creating performance control systems. Imagine recording the times for 100 different people to walk 100 feet and using the average time of all 100 people to walk that distance as being the normal length of time. Now, take it one more step and tell everyone the average time to walk the 100 feet and set that as the acceptable time standard for which they are now accountable; this is called a performance control system. (Just FYI, most IE use 264 feet per minute as normal walking.) Per industrial engineers with PhDs, the average gain in productivity is 42% when a performance control system is properly implemented*. This gain applies to all areas, not just the manufacturing environment. In the truss manufacturing industry, we commonly refer to this as the “Houlihan method” when implementing a performance control system called short-schedule time standards. Short scheduling means comparing the rate of expected and actual performance every couple of hours (see the previous article: http://www.sbcmag.info/sites/sbcmag.info/files/ Archive/2007/aug/0708_estimating.pdf). However, a performance control system will not work using measurement units such as BF, piece count, or sales/cost dollars in the truss manufacturing process. Only properly developed man-minutes, R.E. or S.U. units. (http://todd-drummond.com/time-standards-article/). The added benefit is knowing every two hours how every order is progressing in the manufacturing. Some companies have implemented performance control systems without realizing that that was what they indeed did. An example of this was in 2001 at Builders FirstSource (BFS) in Jacksonville, Florida. In their design department, the average time from job intake to a finished design ready for production was 20 days before BFS implemented AppWright communication and a scheduling browser application. Six months after implementation, with the same workload, average job turnaround time was reduced to just 10 days, which was a 100% gain in processing time (see their case study testimonial at http://todd-drummond.com/support-files/BFS_Case_Study.pdf). The reason for their improved productivity while implementing the AppWright application was that they implemented a performance control system by scheduling each designer with an expected time to perform the task, and BFS’s management could hold each designer accountable by tracking the results via the AppWright system regardless of the designer’s physical location. BFS claims they made no other changes except implementing the AppWright system that allowed them to gauge and track each designer. They have since implemented this practice throughout their entire company. A common refrain in our industry is the lack of designers for many companies. Perhaps your company needs the tools to implement a performance control system. Six Sigma and other lean practices, as I mentioned before, are all based on industrial engineering practices. An IE measures every task and tries to find ways to eliminate, combine, rearrange, or simplify every task while measuring the time to complete it. Six Sigma is the data-driven approach to eliminating defects and is also the very definition of what an industrial engineer is trained to do in every area of a company. TDC is trained in industrial engineering practices and provides clients with 120+ time standard elements for truss labor estimation for performance control systems (Houlihan method). *Source from Motion and Time Study for Lean Manufacturing Third Edition by Fred Myers and James Stewart.

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“...We are very impressed with Todd’s approach and we are pleasantly surprised that he created optimists out of a group that initially held such strong reservations regarding change of any kind.” Ryan Lodermeier – President/ Owner—Kamloops, BC Canada

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“... Most weeks Todd’s information and comments still populate most of our meetings. His consultation has allowed an increase to profits and is highly worth the investment.” Tom Manning – General Manager—Nampa, Idaho

“...PDJ Components is not just growing, we are thriving once again. Todd’s advice is helping us do just that and we are very pleased to recommend his services to others.” Taft Ketchum – General Manager— Chester, NY

“...We feel that our relationship with Todd has had a positive influence on our company. I would strongly encourage others to make what we have found to be a wise investment.” Dan and Terry Tontarski – Owners—Watertown N.Y “...Without a doubt, we made the right decision to hire Todd Drummond, and once fully implemented, we have no doubt that United Truss will reach heights we had never thought possible under our old regime.” Ed DeBiasio — President — Innisfil, ON Canada


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NEW! Two C-Clamp Presses with Unistrut Jig Table •2006 Mitek TK8 Klincher C-Clamp Press •Used Panel Clip Klincher C-Clamp Press •10 Ton C-Clamp with Trolley •Press Roof (2x4) or Floor (4x2) Trusses •115/230 Volt - 1 Phase - 2 HP Motor •Unistrut Jigging and Stands (build two 40’ trusses at the same time) •Add Third Panel Clip Klincher C-Clamp Press for $5,000 $19,500 FOB SD Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wasserman-associates.com

MiTek Vertical Roof Truss Stacker MiTek Peak-Up, vertical truss stacker with 22 HP, heavy-duty drive system, autoindexing, spring assisted receiver arms, holds up to 30 trusses from 16 foot to 80 foot in length, up to 14 foot height, with 40 sec. average cycle time. Adjustable bridge/ arm starts cycling process, bundle indexes back 1 1/2" as each truss is stacked. Arms work as two sets of four adjacent arms or all eight arms at once. 230 volt, 3 phase electrical. Control panels are 115 volt, 1 phase electrical. Conveyors shown in pictures are not included. $42,990 FOB PA. Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com

Square 1 Vertical Truss Stacker

Engineered to operate through all seasons. Sumitomo High Torque Break Motor (no air or hydraulic unit to maintain). 35 Second Cycle Time. Each pedestal will hold from 10 to 25 trusses depending on truss size & weight. Floor Truss Stacker (stack 14’ to 50’ trusses). Roof Truss Stackers (stack 14’ to 50’ or 20’ to 70’ trusses). Agricultural & Large Residential Roof Truss Stacker (stack trusses up to 120’). Powered Outside Conveyor. Control Panel

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New, Square 1 “short” finish roller press (FRP), Four-foot wide (other widths available) x 1 1/2” tall throat. The unique “uni-body” construction creates a ridged machine that houses 12” diameter rolls, 7 1/2 HP motor with integrated brake, emergency photoelectric shut-off and 80# chain drive. This FRP features 114 FPM speed, emergency shut-off bars, and full chain and sprocket guards. Available options include: other roller widths, Heavy-Duty upgrade, gear motor drive, and soft start controls. 480 volt, 3 phase electrical. Other voltages available. $15,750, FOB IN

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Is your plant process an open or closed loop process?

I remember the introduction of early cruise control in cars. It was fantastic. It allowed the driver to set their speed without having to hold the accelerator pedal down with their foot. The only problem was, when you went up a hill, the car slowed down. When you went down a hill, the car accelerated. It wasn’t until the process included a response back from the transmission, telling the system if the cruise control was meeting the desired speed, that automatic cruise controls became reliable. The process improved after the feedback loop identified the problems and the necessary changed were incorporated. Now let’s relate this to your truss plant. Most fabricators have customer feedback on their trusses (if they listen). It’s called back charges. Not a very efficient process, but, If you want to stay in business, you pay attention. Kind of like waiting for the police to give you a speeding ticket and then adjusting your speed. In the truss plant, we can forgo the tickets and fines by introducing a Quality Assurance Program. The program will identify the problems and areas that need to be addressed in order to meet your design requirements. Look at your system. But let’s dig deeper. Do you have a feedback loop to the building process?

A feedback control system is a control system which uses the concept of an open loop system as its forward path but has one or more return loops or paths between its output and input. In a truss plant, there are two essential loops that help you run a better process: 1. An inspection, without a return element to training, does not allow the process to improve. 2. Adding a customer feedback element will incorporate advice and help ensure additional process improvements. Both of these processes need to be documented, quantified, evaluated, and shared on a regular basis. This will ensure a satisfied customer as well as reduce financial and legal risk.

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So what do you use for your feedback reports? The photo shows an example of QA feedback in a report generated by a QA inspector. This custom, client-made report is shared by managers, owners, supervisors, and workers to provide correction and to make sure everybody is on the same sheet of music. An alternative to designing a custom system, however, is using the SBCA QC program which provides similar benefits at your fingertips. The SBCA In-Plant Wood Truss QC program helps manufacturers monitor the quality of trusses they manufacture and provides the plant with a data management system. Regardless of the system your plant uses, remember that the program works only when the inspection information is shared with the plant personnel. The feedback loop needs to reach everyone doing their jobs for the process to be responsive, productive, and efficient!

Glenn Traylor Structural Building Components Industry Consultant http://www.linkedin.com/in/glenntraylor

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NEW! Square 1 Trackless Roller Gantry System • •

Trackless Roller Gantry System 24” Diameter x 3/4” Wall x 14’ Long Gantry Roller

Square 1 RolSpicer Chord Splicing System $17,409 FOB IN

4” Diameter Stub Shafts Supported by 4 Baffles

Dual 7.5 HP Sumitomo Gear Motors

Equipment Details: • Splices 2x3, 2x4 & 2x6 Lumber

(4) Drive Wheels Run on Top of Table with (8) 3” Osborn Cam Followers Under Table”

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Soft Start” Inverter with Square 1 Easy ID Software

Guarded Motor & Sprockets

Flashing Motion Indicator Beacon Light

Greaseless, Maintenance Free Shaft Bearings

Front & Rear Emergency Shut Off Bar

Integral Mechanical Fail Safe Brake

Compact Design (59” Long x 42” Wide x 44” High)

Elevated Operator Platform

Positive Press Tight Abutment

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Continuous Table (Steel, Plastic or Combination Top)

3 HP Sumitomo Gear Motor

Liftouts for Side or End Eject

Add $1,425 for 20’ Infeed & 10’ Outfeed Roller Conveyor with Stands

Table Mounted Electrical Track

Air Piping Manifold

Weg-It Jigging Hardware for Steel Top Table

Optional Wizard Ready Tables, Transfer Rollers, Exiting Conveyor, Finish Roller & Outside Conveyor. FOB IN | Inquire for Prices

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Unistrut Jig Rails at 12” Centers

208/230/460/575 Volt - 3 Phase - 15 HP Pump Motor

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24” Diameter x 3/4” Wall x 6’-6” Long Gantry Roller •

6’-6” Wide x 40’ Long Steel Table (2-20’ Sections)

CNC Plasma Cut 3/4” Steel Table Top

3 7/16” Diameter Continuous Shaft Supported by 3 • Baffles • 1” Laser Cut End Plates with Internal Structural Tube • Frame • Spherical Roller Bearings

Twin 7.5 HP Sumitomo Gear Motors

• (4) Drive Wheels Run on Top of Table with (8) 3” • Osborn Cam Followers Under Table

120’ per Minute Adjustable Working Speed

”Soft Start” Inverter with Square 1 Easy ID Software

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Front & Rear Emergency Shut Off Bar

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230/460 - 3 Phase

Supported by 6” x 4” Steel Tube Frame Clamping Rails & End Stops Built-In 1/2” True Arc Camber to Both Clamping & Side Rails Electrical Track & Air Cylinders are Under the Table Build up to 40’ Floor Trusses with Option for Additional Length

Floor Truss Depths from 9” to 26” with Option for Additional Depth

Optional Pop-ups, Flip Jig (shown in photos) & End Eject (shown in photos)

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ACHIEVING YOUR PLAN TO MOVE AHEAD TAKES A PARTNER WHO’LL REALLY GET BEHIND IT.

We’ve been helping production facilities all over the world make their plans a reality for three decades now. And it’s a tradition we build on every day, with proven experience, vast industry contacts, and a penchant for creative, effective problem solving. If greater efficiency, productivity and profitability are part of your plan, we hope you’ll plan on talking with us.

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Reconditioned machinery never looked so good. Used & Reconditioned Machinery. Eide’s warranty on reconditioned equipment meets or exceeds the new machine warranty. Look to Eide for your Machinery, Parts and Service needs. New, state-of-the-art component manufacturing & material handling systems by the industry leading manufacturers. Installation & Operator Training included or available with any equipment purchase. Table Retrofit and upgrades for WizardPDS®. Parts & Supplies. Our parts department stocks thousands of parts and supplies for most brands of cutting and pressing systems. Custom and obsolete parts fabrication is our specialty. Service & Repair. Our service department offers complete repair, rebuilding & retro-fit services; in-house or on-site. Check out our Used & Reconditioned Equipment Listings!

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Klaisler 14' x 80' Side Eject Roller Gantry System • •Klaisler 14’ x 24” Diameter Gantry Roller (Track Mounted) • •12 Each 6’ x 14’ Steel Framed Plastic Top Tables with Ejectors • •460 Volt / 3 Phase $52,500 FOB MD. Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wasserman-associates.com

Alpine Tables with Rail Quantity of five (5) 6' x 14', Alpine tracked gantry tables with slotted steel bottom chords, HDPE plastic tops and (4) skate wheel ejectors. Includes 39' of 80 lb. crane-rail with base plate, and one air-valve control. $12,490 FOB SC. Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990

1992 Clark Industries 14' Tri-Axis Press with Kick-Leg Table Model 4000 Gantry Press (14’) with Joystick Control, Ride Platform & Floor Track. 20 HP Hydraulic Pump Motor. 16” x 19” Pressing Platen. Kicklegs & End Stands for 12’ x 50’ Table. Combination Steel/Wood & Plastic Top with Jig Bars $28,000 FOB MI Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wasserman-associates.com

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New Square 1 Short Roof Truss Finish Press Four-foot* wide x 3 1/2” tall throat. The unique “uni-body” construction creates a ridged machine that houses 12” diameter rolls, 7 1/2 HP motor with integrated brake, and 80# chain drive. This FRP features 114 FPM speed, emergency shut-off bars, and full chain and sprocket guards. Available options include: Other roller widths, Heavy-Duty upgrade, gear motor drive, and soft start controls available at an additional charge. 208, 240, 480 volt electrical. $15,750 FOB IN

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1996 Alpine 79 Foot Roof Truss Gantry System Alpine tracked roof truss gantry, 14' x 79' working length system includes (1) 14' x 24" diameter, model 720 gantry head with 7.5 HP motor, (11) 70" wide tables with steel bottom chord, drilled & tapped, plastic and strut above, (7) truss ejectors, (9) receiving arms, 12' conveyor rollers consisting of (8) powered roller conveyors, (26) idler roller conveyors, (1) 15'-6" x 20" diameter, model 705 finish roller press with 10 HP motor, all available aisle pads, jigging hardware, track, electrical S/O cord supply. 440V, 3 phase electrical. $62,990 FOB PA. Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com

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“Where EVERY Employee is an Owner” By Derek Moody President, Rogers Manufacturing Corporation This October, all of our owners, a.k.a. our employees, celebrated at our annual ESOP luncheon at our truss plant in West Monroe, Louisiana. Once again, we were reminded of why we work hard for our customers and our company! Rogers Manufacturing Corporation (RMC) was founded by Larry Rogers in 1981 with eight employees. In the beginning, RMC manufactured roof and floor trusses to be supplied within a short shipping radius of West Monroe. While residential markets were the primary focus, some commercial and multifamily construction was supplied too. In 1985, RMC began supplying trusses to the poultry industry and it also began to expand its commercial and multifamily business further from Louisiana. Now RMC has two additional manufacturing facilities in Nashville, Tennessee and Mexia, Texas with over 250 employees. Our stable staff has over 750 years of combined industry experience and comes from a variety of backgrounds including engineering, construction management, construction technology, wood science, and business management. We also have several key employees who came up through the school of "hard knocks" by working as truss assemblers in the plant. In 2015, RMC was sold to its employees using an ESOP as the vehicle for the sale. Although some may have had their doubts about an employee-owned company, we’ve continued to demonstrate, day in and day out, that we have a great team and a great company. All of our customers can be assured that each RMC truss will be carefully fabricated by an owner of the company. To any doubters now we say, “why not have your trusses manufactured where EVERY employee is an owner?!”

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WALL PANEL EQUIPMENT

1999 Triad Custom 2-Station Wall Panel Equipment Special built, 1999 Triad combo framing table with Gen II sheathing table, 20tool nailing bridge, router bridge and all available floor grating. Builds walls from 4'-0" to 14'-2". Includes pop-up conveyors, 16" & 24" stud locators. Sheathing bridge includes side-shift feature, push-button controls, manual bridge travel. Router bridge includes router. No tool dollies, fastener tools or tool mounts included. OEM parts are available at additional cost. 120 volt, 1 phase electrical. 100 PSI air required. Price: $34,990 Location: IL Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com

DeWalt Panel Saw Vertical panel saw, 10 foot long, utilizes 13 amp 120v industrial saw motor, DeWalt circular saw with 8" blade, crosscuts material up to 64" wide and 1 1/2” thick. Included PDF service manual. $2,100 FOB QC Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com

IBS Router Bridge IBS router bridge, for use with wall heights up to 12'-3". Includes single-tool router station, laser locator and single-tool nail/ staple station. Hand crank horizontal and vertical movements. Automated up/down and on/off options. 120 volt, 1 phase electrical. Tools/mounts shown are not included. $9,990 FOB IN Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com PHONE: 800-289-5627

IBS 16' and 20' Tilt Tables •For Shiner Inspection, Blocking Installation and Window/Door Installation •Hydraulically Powered (3 Phase) •2x4 thru 2x8 Wall Panels from 5’ to 12’-3” in height •16’ Length Capacity: $16,500 •20’ Length Capacity: $18,500 Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wasserman-associates.com

Triad 3-Station Wall Panel Line Used Triad equipment includes (1) model DQ Framer with stud locators at 16" and 24", tool dollies and skate wheel lift-outs, (1) DQ Squaring table and router bridge with auto-return, 10'-3" wall height x 16' panel length, (1) Gen II model SQ squaring table with single-beam, multi-tool bridge with auto return and laser pointer, stitch function, manual travel control, (19) mounts and (19) Bostitch staple tools. Squaring and sheathing tables are installed in-line to allow for longer panels. System includes Triad panel lift, electric hoist and (1) Gen II SH sheathing table (shown outdoors, in poor condition). 120 volt, 1 phase electrical. 100 PSI air. $52,990 Condition: Good FOB: TN Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com

NEW PortaFramer 16' x 7'-9" to 10'-6" Trailer Mounted Wall Framer 2" Ball Coupler. Safety Chains with Hooks. 2,000 Lb Jack with Wheel. Wheel Fenders. 12" White Spoke Wheels. Primed & Painted White. Galvanized Platform Stands. Galvanized Rollers & Cross Members. Stainless Steel Guide Pins on 16" Centers. Stainless Steel Air Cylinders. Stainless Steel Push-In Air Line Fittings. Water Separator & Regulator with Gauge. $15,000 FOB MO. Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329

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Consider Panels Plus wall panel assembly equipment for manufacturers of wood or steel wall panels, floor-panels, and related framing components. Panels Plus is an employee owned, ISO certified, manufacturing company that builds state-of-the-art equipment featuring durable construction, with fit and finish second to none in the structural building component industry. The referenced base framing table allows you to assemble from 7-12 foot wall heights, at industry standard 16 foot lengths, at a working height of 29 to 32 inches. This framer design includes controls at each end of table, squaring stops and pneumatic clamping for consistent wall panel quality. Frames 2x4 or 2 x 6 walls, with color-coded, steel stud locators at 16 and 24 inches O.C. spacing. Includes pop-up skate wheels for easy transfer of completed wall frame. Framing table can be configured to receive wall framing light bars, other options include custom buildable wall heights, lengths and auto-indexing of optional 2 or 3 tool carriages. Additionally from Panels Plus are sheathing tables with features that include foot pedal control at squaring end of table, with squaring stops, roller conveyors at both sides, single pendant controls for bridge, tool spacing at 6 inch centers with 3 inch bridge shift for offset nailing. Tool bridges can accommodate from 2 x 4 to 2 x 8 walls, with seam tilt being standard equipment Panels Plus Tool Bridges are available with single beam or dual beam design for two different tool mounts on one bridge. Squaring stations, sub-component tables, conveyors and panel lifts are also available to complete the configuration of the wall panel assembly line. Price includes factory installation and training. 50 CFM at 120 psi air. 120 or 230 volt, 1 phase electrical.

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2009 Panels Plus 16’ x 12’ Sheathing Table Single Beam - Model PP51000. Sheathing table squares and sheaths exterior 2x4 and 2x6 walls up to 16 foot long x 12 foot high (6’11 to 12’4”). Table features Foot Pedal power control at squaring end of table, 12” wide roller conveyor at both sides, Squaring stops, Single pendant control of bridge, Power Drive with Auto Return. Single beam, multi-tool bridge features 24 primary tools at 6’ o.c. and top and bottom plate stitcher tools. Tool spacing on 6” centers with 3” bridge shift to accommodate offset nailing at sheathing seams. Standard 3 position tilt for seam nailing, hand-crank on tool bridge for precise stapling/nailing, laser sight line, and remote fire with offset shift function. Requires 60 CFM at 120 psi, 120v single phase electrical service. $48,900 FOB MN. Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com Read/Subscribe online at www.componentadvertiser.com

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FEATURES One Tool System (Change from Staples to Nails in Minutes) Programmable Fastener Patterns wit PLC Touch Pad Entry Accommodates 2”x4” and 2”x6” Walls Straight Line Stitching Away and Towards You Bridge Tilt at Sheathing Seams to Eliminate “Shiners” Adjustable Bridge Speed for Accurate Alignment Auto Return to Park Section on Tool Bridge Laser Pointer for Identifying Fastener Placement Powered Height Adjustment (8’ to 12’ Wall Height) Pop-up Skate Conveyor Cantilever Table Which Allows Floor to be Free of Obstacles Optional Stud Locators

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2001 Sterling L9500 with Rand Rolloff Bed 2001 Sterling model L9500 straight body truck with Rand 26 foot long, 96 inch wide roller bed, 310 HP Cummings engine, Eaton Fuller 10-speed transmission, 33,000 GVWR, single rear axle, 200,000 miles. Roller bed tilts with controls (gravity offload) located in truck cab and includes pop-up rollers, headache rack and ships up to 36' long trusses. Two front tires are new. Half tread on the balance of tires. Half tread on brakes. DOT expired in March of 2015. $38,990 FOB CT. Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com

1997 Road Boss 48’ Gooseneck Trailer Triple Axle Trailer. $7,250 FOB NV Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wasserman-associates.com

1990 Wabash 47-70 Foot Stretch Roll Off Trailer 1990 Wabash model SE, 47 to 70 foot stretch roll-off trailer, fixed tandem axles, fifth-wheel tractor connection, sloping bed/ gravity offload, locking rollers with brake control, ABS brakes, current Indiana DOT inspection (March 2016), 1/2" to 3/4" deep tire tread. $18,990 FOB IN. Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com PHONE: 800-289-5627

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1996 ASI 48'-70' Stretch Roll-Off Trailer •Sliding Tandems •Hydraulic Neck •Tires are good •DOT is current $22,000 NOW $17,500 FOB IA. Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wassermanassociates.com

2000 Haulin' T-30 Rolloff Trailer Condition: As-Is, Where-Is 2000 Haulin' rolloff truss trailer, 48 foot long, sliding tandem axles, fifth wheel 2000 Prentice Telestik-33 tractor connection, hydraulic lift, locking Material Handler rollers, lights in working order, 70% tire 32’-10” Boom. 4,000 Lb Payload. Excludes tread and 60% brakes. $11,990 FOB MN Truck. $10,000 FOB GA. NOW $5,000 Wood Truss Systems Wasserman & Associates 765-751-9990 800-382-0329 www.woodtrusssystems.com Read/Subscribe online at www.componentadvertiser.com

2016 Precision Equipment Roll-Off Trailers 40', 48' and 53' Fixed Lengths. 36' to 51', 42' to 60', 46' to 64', 50' to 70' and 53' to 80' Expandable Lengths. 102" Wide. Air Lift ICC Bumper. Self Contained Hydraulic Power Unit. Spring Loaded Composite Fenders. Dual Rear Rollers. New Low Pro Tires. Air Operated Roller Pin Lock System. Air Operated Load Control System. Sliding Air Ride Suspension. Strobe Lighting. Mesh Between All Rollers. Patented Load Lifts. LED Lighting System. Extend-a-Rail. 4" x 35' Load Straps. Patented Strap Locks. Strap Winches. Dove Tail on Rear of Trailer. Hydraulic King Pin Plate. Removable Headache Rack. 7 Way Receptacle on Rear of Trailer. Split Rollers. Sliding Winch System. Aluminum Tool Box. Trailer is Sandblasted & Primed with PPG Polyurethane Paint Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wasserman-associates.com FAX: 800-524-4982


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2011 Ford F450 Truck with 2002 Pratt 40' Gooseneck Roll-Off Trailer 2011 Ford F450 Truck • 196,000 Miles • 6.7 L V-8 Diesel • 6 Speed Auto Transmission 2002 Pratt 40’ Gooseneck Roll-Off Trailer Tandem Axle • GVWR 26,000 Lbs / Weight 8,800 Lbs • Hydraulic Hoist • Electric Brakes $38,900 FOB OH Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wassermanassociates.com

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2004 Hot Shot 43' Roll-Off Trailer Hydraulic Raised Roller Bed. GVWR: 24,000 Lbs. Tandem Axle. Tires: 23516. Electric Brakes. Headache Rack. Manufactured by R & R Truck & Trailer (7-26-04). $9,500 NOW $8,500 FOB IL. Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wassermanassociates.com MISC.

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Associated Machinery Material Carts Solid Hardwood Construction. (2) 10” Center Wheels. (2) 5” Swivel Casters. Phenolic Wheels. Cast Aluminum Axle & Corner Brackets. Capacity: 2,500 Lbs. $420.00 Each (32” x 60”), $500.00 Each (36” x 60”), $30.00 per Set of (4) 36” Standards, FOB NC. Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wasserman-associates.com

20' Spida Simple Stop •20’ Length Stop with MDF Bench Top •Available in Lengths up to 60’ •7” Color Touch Screen Entry of Cut Lengths •110 Volt / 1 Phase •Excludes Saw, Outfeed Conveyor, Freight & Customs Charges •10’ Spida Simple Stop - $8,920 $11.340 FOB NZ Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wasserman-associates.com

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SL Laser never makes customers sign a costly service agreement. All service and installation is taken care of from SL’s North American headquarters in Charlotte, NC. No-excuse customer service from SL earns praise from their customers without signing an annual agreement. Isn’t that the way it should be? GREEN LASERS ARE SIGNIFICANTLY EASIER TO SEE THAN RED LASERS. SL LASER’S ADVANCED COOLING OF THE DIODE INCREASES THE LIFESPAN OF THE HEADS.

Today’s laser technology saves time and improves quality in producing roof truss, wall panel, and floor panel elements. SL Laser combines technical ingenuity and years of wood component industry experience to deliver a package that provides easily measurable savings. Setup times are dramatically reduced, production processes are simplified and quality improved. Easy to control and virtually maintenance-free devices ensure the safe flow of your production and have a fast return on investment. SL Lasers work seamlessly with any structural component design software.

SL LASER HEADS ARE SIMPLE TO MOUNT AND CAN WORK WITH NEARLY ANY CEILING HEIGHT OR CONFIGURATION.

For over 15 years Wood Truss Systems has been a driving force in implementing laser projection in component plants throughout North America and beyond. Let us develop a custom configuration and complete price quote for your facility, and see how worldclass laser technology can work for you to increase margin and quality while reducing set-up times on your most complicated components by as much as 70%.

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IBS Sub-Component Nailing Station Produces corners, tees, beam pockets, L's, triples, doubles and jacks. Maximum lumber depth is 2x12". From the manufacturer's literature, "Clamping force of 700 lbs. vertical and 2,000 lbs. horizontal...End squaring stop raises to ensure a flush start and retracts automatically after the first fastener is fired. Nail angles can be adjusted for best results. The controllable staggered nail pattern limits wood splitting...". Tools, mounts and conveyor are not included. Air actuated (analog) controls. 120 volt, 1 phase electrical. 100 PSI air required. $7,990 FOB IN. Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com

Ruvo 2200 Stair Saw Ruvo model 2200 machine capable of box stringers only and cuts two stringers at a time. The saw comes with a year warranty; 90/08 remanufacture including new cylinders, valves, tubing, fittings and electrical. Spindle motors are either new or rebuilt. The machine has been recalibrated, all known problems fixed, motor bench tested, machine cycled and video of cutting stringer can be supplied. Installation by the OEM is available at an additional charge. Wired for 230 volt, 3 phase and 30 amp electrical service. $22,677, FOB FL | AS NEW. Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com

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2004 Weima - Lenze Wood Processing System Weima model WL4S shredder, 30 HP drive with gearbox and limit switch, 10" diameter single-shaft with 1/2" grid screen, 23" x 41" hopper opening, PLC controls and 0.74 cubic yard hopper volume. A two-step wood processing process. Wood waste goes from the incline into the Weima grinder, to the short auger piece, then the 20' long auger at an incline, leading to the Lenze grinder. Includes $1,000 worth of replacement knives and other available spare parts. 25,000 operating hours logged. Picture of output shown with listing. 230 volt, 3 phase, 100 Amp electrical. $37,990 FOB WI Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com

New SL Laser Projection System New, laser projection system from SL Laser. Projects roof truss, floor truss and wall panel design images accurately onto building surface, for faster setup and fabrication times. Each laser head provides 21' projection length (@15 foot ceiling heights). Includes system computer, cables, mounting hardware for attachment to customer's structure, factory installation, training and choice of green or red laser. Works with each connector plate manufacturer's design software. Modular nature of the laser heads allows for easy, future expansion of system length. 120 volt, 1 phase. FOB NC Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com

Invicta DGI-40 16" Single Surface Planer (Used) •15 3/4” x 8 1/2” Capacity •25 & 46 FPM Feed Speeds •5,000 RPM Cutterhead Speed •7 1/2 HP Motor •230 Volt / 3 Phase •Powered Raise & Lower of Table $4,000 FOB WA Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wassermanassociates.com

Hain 20' Powered Measuring System Adapts to Any Saw. Left or Right Hand Operation. Feet & Inches System (Stops at 12” Centers) or Inches System (Stops at 10” Centers). Motor: 1/4 HP Linear Actuator (110 Volt). Stop Rail: 2 x 4 x 1/4” Aluminum Extrusion. Stops: Jig Bored Steel. Stop Blocks: Machine Billet Aluminum. Optional Lengths from 5’ to 60’. Optional Gang Stop. Add $770.00 per 10’ Section of Heavy Duty Roller Conveyor with Stands Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wasserman-associates.com

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Cullen Model A40-2 Generator Set Detroit 12V-92 Engine.Capacity: 400 KW Capacity.Output: 120/208 Volt - 1388 Amps - 3 Phase..Control Panel..Skid Mounted..1,200 Hours. 30,000 FOB BC. Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wasserman-associates.com

2010 Monet DeSauw Wood Finger Jointing Line Cut-Off/Shaper Unit with 5 HP Saw to Cut-Off Angles & 25 HP Cutter Head to Fingerjoint Ends. Delta 2 Bag Dust Collector. Glue Station with Apquip Glue Applicator & 6 Gallon Glue Pot. Hydraulic Finger Joint Press with Cut-Off Blades (2x4 and 2x6 Lumber). 480 Volt / 3 Phase. Save $$ on Disposal Fees, Earn Profit on Waste Material & Produce Straight Lumber. $58,900 NOW $49,500 FOB IL Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wassermanassociates.com

2010 USIFAB Roof Truss Vertical/Flat Stacker 90 foot long, 3-station single/dual/tandem, peak-up, hydraulic powered roof truss stacker with electrical control panel and remote control for operator use. System includes 90 feet of conveyor capable of travel speed up to 140 feet / minute. Nine (9) arms rotate to 90 degrees for Peak-Up stacking, plus lateral transfer on opposite side for flat stacking. 15 GPM hydraulic unit with 15 HP electric motor. Professionally manufactured by USIFAB R. L. Inc. (www. usifabrl.com). Currently wired for 600 V, 3 phase electrical power. $63,980 FOB BC. Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com

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Fitzzgerald Group, LLC New Spida 20' Plate Marker (Aluminum Framed Table) 20’ of Aluminum Framed Table with MDF Bench Top. Spida Automated 20’ Length Stop/Plate Positioner & 10’ Infeed Roller Conveyor. Workstation, Control Cabinet Enclosure & 17” Touch Screen Integration Spida or MangoTech Plate Cutting & Marking Software. Cuts to 20’, Marks to 18’ Cut & Mark 3,000 LF of Plates per 8 Hour Shift. Length of Delay to Mark Board: 1/2 Second (can be adjusted). Compatible File Formats: .trs, .mdf, .mwf, .xml, .hay/hfs, .gwf & .tx. Includes 2 Day Onsite Training & Installation. Add $750 Annually for 12 Month Phone & Virtual Tech Support. Add $700 for DeWalt Model DWS780 12” Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw Add $3,930 for Steel Framed Table with Roller Conveyor or MDF Bench Top. Excludes: Dust Collector, Saw Stand, Freight & Customs Charges. $25,599 FOB NZ Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wassermanassociates.com

New Spida 20' Plate Marker 20’ of Steel Framed Table with Roller Conveyor or MDF Bench Top. Spida Automated 20’ Length Stop/Plate Positioner & 10’ Infeed Roller Conveyor. Workstation, Control Cabinet Enclosure & 17” Touch Screen Integration. Spida or MangoTech Plate Cutting & Marking Software. Cuts to 20’, Marks to 18’. Cut & Mark 3,000 LF of Plates per 8 Hour Shift. Length of Delay to Mark Board: 1/2 Second (can be adjusted). Compatible File Formats: .trs, .mdf, .mwf, .xml, .hay/hfs, .gwf & .tx. Includes 2 Day Onsite Training & Installation. Add $750 Annually for 12 Month Phone & Virtual Tech Support. Add $700 for DeWalt Model DWS780 12” Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw. Add $8,920 for Spida 20” Up-Cut SnipSaw. Add $8,050 for Lauderdale Hamilton 24” Super Chop Saw. Deduct $3,930 for Aluminum Framed Table with MDF Bench Top. Excludes: Dust Collector, Saw Stand, Freight & Customs Charges. $$29,529 FOB NZ Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wassermanassociates.com

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Alpine Lumber Carousel Alpine model 407A, lumber carousel features (7) lumber bays each with 14 ft. max lumber lumber length (without overhanging the bay). Hydraulic drive with reservoir, 40' working diameter. 480v, 3 phase, 30A electrical. See video link and PDF shown with this listing. $9,690 FOB CA. Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com

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2003 Challenger Wood Grinder Model CH200-3037-S. Vibrating Infeed Conveyor. Oufeed Material Blower. Motor: 27 KW Brook Hansen (480 Volt / 3 Phase). Cutters: Small FIXCUT @ 58. Screen: 1/2” @ 2 Sections. NOW $17,500 FOB IL. Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wassermanassociates.com

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UsiFab Chord Splicer UsiFab chord splicer splices 2"x3" through 2"x6" lumber. Presses the lumber together prior to imbedding plates. Imbeds plate lengths up to 13 inches. Features heavy-duty tubular frame, dual-recessed, simultaneousactivation buttons, guarded motor, sprockets and a 3 HP motor. 600 volt, 3 phase electrical. Price: $8,990, Condition: Good, Location: QC. Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com

Metriguard Finger Jointing Testing Equipment •Metriguard Model 330 Press. •Humboldt Model H-30140 Laboratory Oven (115 Volt). •Pressure Pump & Vessel. •Lightly Used. •Excludes Associated Machinery Material Cart. $6,500 FOB NE Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wasserman-associates.com

Alpine Lumber Carousel - NC HD carousel feed system with 7 stations, handles material to 16’. Includes toggle controls and 10 HP motor to power systems hydraulic power unit. $9,680 FOB NC. Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com

Wood Runner AirPick

The next generation Wood Runner® AirPick™ is a giant step forward in automated lumber retrieval systems and is up to 30% faster than the old screw-driven system. The old style lumber retrieval system used screws to pick up lumber, but the AirPick has found a new faster, better way with suction. As a totally automated system, the AirPick eliminates the costs and limitations associated with manually fed saws. The AirPick is incredibly safe, with active monitoring of the work area, the gantry can slow or completely stop itself to avoid people wandering into the work area. This proven technology brings a new level of versatility, efficiency and accuracy to picking and feeding lumber to saws like Omni Miser, Alpine's ALS, Hundegger TURBO, Monet DeRobo, and other linear saws. Feel free to watch our videos and click on any photo to see additional shots in our gallery. For more information regarding this new innovative machine, get back to us by phone or e-mail! From $124,900 FOB MN.

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Four Arm Infeed Deck Price: $7,890 NOW $3,990 :: FOB PA 10' long x 10' wide 4-arm infeed deck, powered by a 1 HP motor, prism chain feed and deflector pans. 230/460 volt, 3 phase. Wood Truss Systems 765-751-9990 www.woodtrusssystems.com

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We Deliver. NEW NAME – SAME INNOVATIVE AND RUGGED RETRIEVAL SYSTEM The RANGER RS is the lumber Retrieval System developed and manufactured by ACER INC. in Rochester, Minnesota and sold worldwide for the past 5 years. With over 40 systems currently in the field and tens of thousands of production hours in truss plants, the RANGER RS has proven its value and reliability to our customers. This amazing system accurately feeds a wide range of lumber as fast as your saw can accept it, effectively setting the pace of production. Easy to operate and simple to maintain, the RANGER RS will increase your production and save you money. Configure your system to fit your operation, up to 16 full size lumber stations plus added magazine stations give you the flexibility to store lumber and feed your saws for maximum throughput. ACER INC. has been designing and building equipment for the truss industry for 18 years and has hundreds of machines in plants around the world.

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NEW! 2002 Builders Automation Template Stair Router Model RUWO 2000 MFSR. Cut Box and Open Stringers. Manual Setup with Auto Feed and Cut. One or Two Stringers per Cycle. 10’ Infeed and 10’ Outfeed Roller. Conveyor with Stands. 240 Volt / 3 Phase. $15,000 FOB NE. Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wasserman-associates.com

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RUVO Model 925 Door Machining Center Interior & Exterior Door Machine will automatically: bore for the main lock hole. bore for the latch hole. rout for the rectangular latch plate. bore for the strike hole. rout for the rectangular strike plate. mortise for two or three hinges in both door & hinge jamb. Specifications: Door Height: 6’-6” to 8’-0”. Door Width: 1’-4” to 4’-0”. Door Thickness: 1 3/8” or 1 3/4”. Butt Sizes: 3 1/2”, 4” or 4 1/2”. Jamb Width: 2 1/2” or 10 1/2”. Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wasserman-associates.com

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Column Laminating Press •Press 2” x 6” or 2” x 8” Columns (3 ply) •12’ Bench with Spring Loaded Rollers •Top & Side Pneumatic Clamping (electric controls) •Squaring Stop (swings up to allow repositioning and reclamping for longer column lengths) •Excludes Nail Guns for Manual Nailing $7,500 FOB SD Wasserman & Associates 800-382-0329 www.wasserman-associates.com

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Remanufactured, Builders Automation Machinery [BAM] model CNC/MFSR stair router. Does contemporary, box and open stairs, and is the only machine available that also cuts the top and bottom landings. Programmable with a large library stored in the machine for almost all box and open stringers. Remanufactured to include new wiring, rebuilt spindle motors, new drives and is equipped with two variable frequency drive, 5 horsepower, 3 phase motors. Comes with a six-month warranty. A portable 4-bag, 3 phase vacuum which is switched on at the machine controls is available for an additional $1,568. Installation by the OEM is available at an additional charge. 230 volt, 3 phase, 60 amp electrical requirements. 120 p.s.i. at 35 CFM air requirements. $52,000

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Fire Safety for the Holiday Season and Year ‘Round Construction and Design Information for the Fire Performance of Wood Products

Robert Glowinski is the President & CEO of the American Wood Council (AWC).

The winter season is upon us, and families across the country are decorating their homes for holiday festivities. Unfortunately, this time of year is also marked by an increase in fires – with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reporting the highest occurrence of candle and decoration-ignited fires during the month of December. NFPA estimates U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 366,600 home structure fires per year during the five-year-period of 2007–2011. These fires caused an estimated average of 2,570 civilian deaths, 13,210 civilian injuries, and $7.2 billion in direct property damage per year. Almost three-quarters (71%) of the reported home structure fires and 84% of the home fire deaths occurred in one- or two-family homes, including manufactured homes. The remainder occurred in apartments or other multifamily housing.1 This reality serves as a reminder of why fire safety and fire resistance are such important topics in the building world, especially as it relates to wood construction. By their design, building codes are written so that compliant structures all provide the same levels of safety, regardless of principal materials used. As a result, when built according to code, wood-frame construction has a proven fire safety and performance record. The American Wood Council (AWC), reflecting the interests of the wood industry, takes its role on fire safety very seriously. To encourage proper building design for fire safety, AWC has developed various resources and regularly works with local and national fire authorities on how to prevent and reduce fire losses. Several AWC publications are currently available, geared toward designers of wood structures. AWC also maintains a specialized website intended for educating the fire service and has developed best practice manuals for preventing fires at construction sites.

Publications for Designers AWC publishes the Design for Code Acceptance #2 – Design of Fire-Resistive Exposed Wood Members (DCA 2) and Technical Report No. 10 – Calculating the Fire Resistance of Exposed Wood Members (TR 10). Each document reflects new provisions found in the 2012 and 2015 International Building Code (IBC) pertaining to designing wood buildings for fire safety. The updated reports contain full details and are available for free download at www.awc.org. Revisions incorporated in the reports include:

New sections that support the use of a calculation design method with smaller dimension sizes associated with lumber joist floor assemblies;

Revised design tables which allow more accurate calculation of fire resistance of columns; and

A new section for calculating the fire resistance of single-span lumber joists for any design stress ratio when joists are exposed on 3 sides and braced on the top edge.

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Material Education Woodaware.info is a website AWC developed in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Fire Administration to provide information to the fire service on traditional and modern wood products used in residential construction. Supplementing the online educational materials are hands-on wood display cases, custom-built and shipped to fire training academies around the country to help firefighters learn about wood industry products.

Construction Fire Prevention AWC also partnered with FireforceOne, a consulting firm led by retired California State Fire Marshal Ronny J. Coleman, to develop a set of best practice manuals, training videos, and a new website –www. ConstructionFire.com. These materials are designed to educate and inform construction site safety stakeholders, including developers, construction personnel, site superintendents, local building and fire regulators, and responding fire departments, on how to prevent fires, reduce losses, and ensure overall safety at large construction sites.

Specific topics covered in the manuals include: • Basic Fire Precautions During Construction of Large Buildings – Applies to the project’s design and planning stages, as well as the actual construction of buildings. Many hazards can be addressed before they become an issue through the adoption of management best practices. • Hot Work During Construction of Large Buildings – Describes management best practices of hot work, thought to be the most impactful way to reduce the occurrence of large loss fires for buildings under construction. Hot work activities include cutting, welding, grinding, thermal spraying, thawing pipe, installation of torch-applied roof systems or any other similar activity. Accountability and oversight must be in place to ensure these practices are implemented and working, and that all procedures are being followed. • Fire Department’s Role in Prevention and Suppression of Fires During Construction of Large Buildings – Outlines pre-fire planning for large building projects, and prepares tactics and strategy for a fire if it occurs.

AWC wants everyone to enjoy a fire safe holiday season, safe structures, and be protected from fire year round; therefore, it is important that we widely share an understanding of fire safe design, taking advantage of wood’s inherent benefits while still adhering to the latest building code parameters.

The full DCA2 Construction Guide is available for free download at the AWC website: http://www.awc.org/codes-standards/ publications/dca2. Technical reports, including the revised TR10, are also available for download on the AWC website at http:// www.awc.org/codes-standards/publications. The construction fire prevention manuals and videos are available for free download at www.ConstructionFire.com.

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By Matt Layman Publisher, Layman’s Lumber Guide

The Save Money Series

Part TWO: How to best quote 90-day jobs I used to ride a Harley. A fellow rider once told me, “There are two kinds of motorcycle riders. Those who have wrecked and those who are going to.” After his crash and broken leg…I sold my bike. The most common question I get from lumber dealers and truss manufacturers is, “I have a big job to quote that begins in 2-3 months. Where do you think lumber prices will be at that time?” I am always reminded of the motorcycle comment and recall from past experiences, there two kinds of long term job quotes…“Those that have bitten you, and those that could bite.” The worst thing that can happen in a long-term contract to supply trusses is a lumber market rally that was not priced in. The job is suddenly transformed from year maker to year breaker. Having weeks of work to do, knowing it is a losing proposition can ruin a business. Fortunately, now in 2016, there is a reliable way to project where lumber prices will be in the future.

The blueprint of how to price / quote extended delivery jobs  The most important variable to consider is “when” the lumber for the project will actually be purchased. As best as you can, try to nail it down to a specific week or at least a two-week period.  Next, consult an historically accurate lumber market forecast that projects when prices will most likely rise and fall, such as Layman’s Lumber Guide, Forecasted Decision Points.  Then, looking at that projection, note which weeks are forecasted to rise, fall, or remain unchanged between the time of the quote and the time the lumber will be bought.  Lumber prices change an average of $5 per thousand board feet each week of the year, either up or down. Therefore, for each rising week add $5 per thousand board feet to the quote. For each declining week deduct $5. On unchanged weeks, obviously, no adjustment is needed.  Total it all up. If the number is positive, add that number to your quote. If the number is negative, DO NOT deduct it from the current market valuations. Why? By the time you get the order, the customer will expect you to honor the quote if prices are higher. If the market has moved lower, the expectation will be an adjustment lower. Build in a negotiation cushion.  Finally, and most importantly, time your purchase to coincide with a low point in the lumber market cycle as identified by the Forecasted Decision Points. The primary concern in our industry since the Great Recession is low margins. Most times low margins are the result of low initial bids and/ or failure to allow for rising lumber prices. Layman’s Lumber Guide and its Forecasted Decision Points will help you make more profitable quotes…that won’t bite you. A veteran lumberman, Matt Layman publishes Layman’s Lumber Guide, the weekly forecasts and buying advisories that help component manufacturers save money on lumber purchases every day. You can reach Matt at 336-516-6684 or matt@laymansguide.org. *Next month: The Real Cost of Slow-Paying Invoices PHONE: 800-289-5627

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When? | What? | Where? DECEMBER 2016

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University of Minnesota 61st Annual Institute for Building Officials Natl. Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Building Innovation Conference & Expo NAHB International Builders Show (IBS) Florida Structural Building Component Industry Summit & Golf Outing Northwestern Lumber Assoc. (NLA) Building Products Expo SBCA – Northeast (SBCA–NE) Chapter Meeting Missouri Truss Fabricators Assoc. (MTFA) Chapter Meeting SBCA – New York (SBCA–NY) Chapter Meeting Truss Manufacturers Assoc. of Texas (TMAT) Chapter Meeting Northwestern Lumber Assoc. (NLA) Wisconsin Lumber Dealers Convention

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By Ben Hershey, Coach, 4Ward Consulting Group, LLC Many of today’s Component Manufacturers are considering some measure of Lean implementations. Most are based on a series of what are essentially isolated Kaizen-based waste reductions projects. In selecting areas in their operations, a CM will look at the perceived waste (savings) available; those areas with more waste reduction potential get a higher priority. While such a project selection approach may actually lead to reduced local waste, this approach is almost always a strategic dead-end. Let’s look at an example.

So why is this important to know if a project has shortened overall lead-times? Because only when those lead-times go down will Lean projects positively impact big hitter  financial exhibits such as prebuilt/pre-positioned WIP/ Finished Goods Inventory; safety-stock Raw Material Inventory; Warehousing, Transportation and Material Handling; etc., etc., etc. If you are considering a Lean project, or believe you should in 2017, develop a strategy on how leadtime reduction can benefit you. It is important for component manufacturers to prioritize work based on lead-time that ties together Lean impacts so they build upon each other and thus become more recognizable and not a set of isolated local operational impacts. Lean should be seen as strategically impacting Revenue. Reductions in lead-time directly impact the following company metrics:

This past year I toured an operation outside our industry that had just undergone successful Kaizen-based set-up reduction. After hearing about its impact on selected process operational metrics, I asked how the work had improved overall final assembly throughput, i.e., “Had the project shortened lead-times?” After a bit of discussion, they told me they saw specific reduction in the process/area but not on the overall product’s finished throughput. My thought was, “Then what did you really accomplish!” This showed me the heart of what is needed to have a successful Lean program-focused waste reduction strategy focused on the whole operation. The bottom line is: if a project won’t improve overall order/ product lead-times—don’t do it because it won’t have the financial impact needed to meet company objectives and ultimately improve profitability. Based on Lean’s roots—the Toyota Production System—however, this finding shouldn’t surprise anyone. Taiichi Ohno, founding father of the Toyota Production System, was once quoted as saying that in working on manufacturing improvement, “All we are doing is looking at the time line, from the moment the customer gives us an order to the point when we collect the cash. And we are reducing that time by removing the non-value added wastes.” PHONE: 800-289-5627

Customer Fill Rates go up (the ability to take on additional work), which can easily be tied to reduced lead-times.

Sales go up—while, by the way, generating additional profits— when forecast volumes are exceeded. Why is this? Incremental Sales do not have Overheads allocated to their Cost-of-GoodsSold figure.

The need for pre-built/pre-positioned WIP/Finished Goods Inventory is lowered, reducing carrying costs.

Warehousing, Transportation, and Material Handling costs go down as less Finished Goods inventory is needed.

Damage and Rework go down, as Material Handling and product exposure-related quality defects are reduced.

The need for Raw Material can  go down—if the Order Fulfillment waste reduction is expanded to the supply base— reducing safety-stock carrying charges to the CM.

All of these wastes exist in one form or another as standard financial metrics in most companies, giving them both high exposure and immediate validity. All are also related to an increased Order Fulfillment capability which ties the lead-time metric directly to the customer. Tying performance directly to the customer is good thing! After all, shouldn’t all business operational metrics—in the end—be somehow tied to the customer?

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So what’s not to like about lead-time reduction? This leads to the question about how it can be applied as an over-riding strategy for Lean. The answer to this is that CM’s should work on projects that will increase Order Fulfillment throughput by reducing finished product lead-time. For CM’s, a prerequisite to starting Lean improvement work is a thorough understanding of a product’s process flows. This includes documenting the relationship between processes—are they sequential or parallel?—as well as quantifying their lead-times. There is one hidden benefit to lead-time reduction that, while not always easily translatable to savings, is real none-the-less. When leadtimes go down, through-put goes up. In other words, reducing lead-times increases capacity without requiring additional capital investment. Think about it this way: if it used to take you 10 weeks to produce a component order and you can now do it in 9 weeks, you’ve now got an extra week of capacity to use for more production. And in today’s tough hiring environment, you did not have to hire additional staff. This applies through the whole process, quote to order to design to production and delivery. Although a lead-time reduction strategy is easy enough to understand, its implementation is not straight forward. Have you ever sat in a meeting with your team discussing lead-time and it felt like you were on a floor of the Tower of Babel? Individual perspectives lead to different ideas about what lead-time means. For instance, when your sales team are asked by potential customers to quote lead-times, what is the basis for the numbers they provide? Are they in any way related to what has to happen to process the order, or do sales reps just quote numbers they think are needed to be able to get the order? Now ask your designer what lead-time means and you find a completely different understanding. Ask yourself how many times have you approached a supplier with an order change request only to find out that the lead-time required would be longer than what was included in their initial quote? This gap brings out a need for adding a standard leadtime metric to Lean. This can perhaps be best explained by asking the question, “How do you quantify the status of a company’s productivity level or lean-ness?”

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The answer is that being Lean is a relative—not absolute—state based on what is needed by a CM for a recognizable competitive advantage. So, if all of the other players in your industry have a lead-time of 4 weeks but your company can satisfy unanticipated orders in only 3 weeks—and customers prefer you because of this capability—that may be what it takes for you to be considered Lean. If one of your competitors, then, reacts to its Order Fulfillment handicap by working to match your 3 week lead-time, Lean for you might then mean having to further reduce your lead-time to, say, 2 weeks. The point here is we all compete in an environment that defines the level of manufacturing flexibility it takes for your company to have an order fulfillment advantage, i.e., be considered Lean. Lean for one company may be different than Lean for a company in a different industry. An issue that some “Lean” people struggle with is, having a solitary focus on waste reduction projects or one method that will reduce a product’s critical-path time. One course of action/strategy does not fit everyone. The question then comes up, “Why isn’t it important to reduce and/or eliminate ALL waste?” The answer is that, while theoretically that is a good idea, practically there are the twin issues of limited resources and diminishing returns that need to be recognized. I have worked with several component manufacturers this past year who were interested in having their people work on projects that give them the “biggest bang for the buck.” The vast majority of time, these will be on projects that target faster production of components, etc. The change in strategy is to think of the whole company, from order to delivery and what you can do to reduce that time. As you finish up your goals for 2017, consider how you will reduce lead-time in the bigger picture, not just in single projects. 4Ward Consulting Group is here to help you just as we have with numerous component manufacturers this past year. With the proper strategy for lead-time, you can shorten your JIT processes for orders to meet and exceed market demands.

Ben Hershey is the CEO of 4Ward Consulting Group, LLC, the leading provider of Lean Management and Manufacturing Consulting to the Structural Component and Lumber Industry. A Past President of SBCA, he has owned and managed several manufacturing and distribution companies and is Six Sigma Black Belt Certified. Ben has Just-In-Time (JIT) is a term often characterized as signifying order provided consulting to hundreds of Component Manufacturers, and is fulfillment utopia, i.e., being able to satisfy an order without the need highly recommended throughout the industry. You can reach Ben at for any design-time, pre-built/pre-positioned inventory and/or other ben@4WardConsult.com or 623-512-6770. types of waste. The shorter a component order’s process lead-time, the closer they are to JIT capable. It requires a CM to understand what level © 2016 4Ward Consulting Group, LLC of capability a company needs to be considered Lean. Does it require having a lead-time of only one week; or one day; or one hour; or one minute; etc.?

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How to Pick a Connector Series – Truss Hangers By Kelly Sias, P.E, Simpson Strong-Tie

In our second article in the “How to Pick a Connector Series,” Randy Shackelford discussed the various considerations involved in selecting a joist hanger. So why is this article about truss hangers? A hanger is a hanger, right? Before I moved into the Engineering Department at Simpson Strong-Tie, I was the product manager for our Plated Truss product line. I can assure you that there is a bit more that goes into the selection (and design) of a truss hanger than does into selecting a joist hanger! Of course, all of the considerations that were covered in the joist hanger article apply to truss hangers as well. This article is going to discuss some additional considerations that come into play in selecting a hanger for a truss rather than a joist, and how some hangers have features designed especially for trusses. The first (and most obvious) truss-specific consideration is the presence of webs. Because of truss webs, top-flange hangers are not as conducive to truss applications as they are to joist applications. A better alternative for trusses is an adjustable-strap hanger that can be installed as a top-flange hanger or face-mount hanger. Take the THA29, for example, Simpson’s first hanger developed specifically for the truss industry (circa 1984). It can accommodate different girder bottom chord depths, which eliminates the need for multiple SKUs, and the straps can be field-formed over the top of the girder bottom chord to reduce the number of fasteners (just like top-flange hangers). When a web member is in the way of the top-flange installation method, the straps can be attached vertically to the web in a face-mount installation instead.

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What if the web at that location isn’t vertical? You can still install the strap onto the web, but if any nails land in the joint lines formed by the intersection of the wood members, they cannot be considered effective. Therefore, the hanger allowable load may need to be reduced to account for ineffective header nails. This alternative installation is acceptable for any face-mount hanger located at a panel point as shown in our catalog (see detail).

Although very versatile, not all adjustable-strap hangers can be installed on all sizes of bottom chords. Our catalog specifies a C-dimension for these hangers, which corresponds to the height of the side-nailing flanges. If that dimension exceeds the height of the bottom chord, then the straps cannot be field-formed as needed for the top-flange installation. And if the hanger isn’t located at a panel point, nailing the straps to any diagonal web that the straps can reach (see photo) is not an acceptable option!

The wrong hanger selection for the application

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Another unique consideration that goes into the selection of a truss hanger is the heel height of the carried truss. A truss with a short heel height installed into a tall hanger will likely leave air (or “daylight,” as I call it) behind a lot of the nail holes running up the side flanges. When nail holes in a hanger have air behind them instead of wood, this equates to a reduction in hanger capacity. So when the carried truss has a heel height that is much less than the depth of the carrying member (and the hanger), it is important to use the appropriate hanger capacity for that condition and not overestimate the hanger’s capacity. Refer to our technical bulletin T-REDHEEL for allowable loads for reduced heel height conditions.

Example of a short heel installed in a tall hanger.

Because trusses are capable of carrying a lot of load – and producing large reactions – hangers for truss applications often require larger capacities than joist hangers. Unfortunately, there is only so much capacity that can be achieved from a hanger that fits entirely onto a girder truss bottom chord. Therefore, in order to use our highest load-rated truss hangers, a properly located vertical web is required, and the web must be wide enough for the hanger’s required face fasteners and minimum edge distances. The more capacity that is required, the more fasteners it takes, and the wider the vertical web must be. Our highest-loadrated truss hanger that installs with screws is the HTHGQ. It has a maximum download capacity of 20,735 lb., but it requires a minimum 2×10 vertical web. The THGQ/THGQH series can be installed onto as small as a 2×6 web, but the maximum possible capacity on a 2×6 web is 9,140 lb.

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In addition to high-capacity hangers, truss applications often require high-capacity skewed hangers. When selecting skewed hangers, it’s important to realize that hangers with custom skew options usually have a reduction that must be applied to the hanger’s 90-degree capacity.  Another important factor that is sometimes overlooked in the selection of skewed hangers is whether the carried member is square-cut or bevel-cut. When the member is square cut – as in the case of trusses – not only does this typically result in a greater reduction in capacity, but some skewed hangers cannot be used at all with square-cut members. For example, the fastener holes on the side flange may not be located far enough away from the header to accommodate square-cut members. See the photo below for an example of what can happen if a skewed hanger that is intended for a bevel-cut member is used for a truss.

Incorrect hanger selection – this skewed hanger requires the carried member to be bevel-cut whereas the truss is square-cut.

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Not all skewed hangers can be used with square-cut members (trusses). As discussed in the previous hanger article, face-mount hangers offer the advantage of being installed after the joist (or truss) is installed. What if the truss is installed prior to the hanger and a gap exists between the truss and the carrying member? In that case, the best option may be to select a truss hanger that was designed with this type of installation tolerance in mind, the HTU hanger. Other face-mount truss hangers that use double-shear nailing are great when gaps are limited to ⅛” or less, but their capacities take a pretty large hit when the gap exceeds ⅛” (see our previous blog, Minding the Gap in Hangers, for more information). The HTU was designed to give an allowable load for up to a ½” gap between the end of the truss and the carrying member. In addition, it has built-in nailing options to accommodate short heel heights even in the taller models – definitely a truss hanger!

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Finally, there is one more thing to consider when selecting a face-mount hanger for a truss application, which relates to how tall the carrying member is compared to the hanger. Assuming the bottom of the hanger will be installed flush with the bottom of the girder bottom chord, a hanger that is much shorter than the bottom chord will induce tension perpendicular to the grain in the chord. Due to wood’s inherent weakness in perpendicular-to-grain tension, a hanger that is too short may limit the amount of load that can be transferred– to something less than the hanger’s published allowable load. Therefore, it isn’t enough to check whether the hanger fits on the bottom chord; the hanger must also cover enough depth of the chord to effectively transfer the load (or else the allowable hanger load may need to be reduced to the member’s allowable cross-grain tension limit). Cross-grain tension is not a truss-specific issue, but because it is an explicit design provision in the truss design standard (TPI 1), it is a necessary consideration to mention in a discussion about truss hanger selection. In fact, proper detailing for cross-grain tension in different wood applications could be a future topic in and of itself. Add to all this the specialty truss hangers that can carry two, three, four, and even five trusses framing into one location, and it is no wonder that there is an entire section in our catalog that is dedicated to truss hangers. This article first appeared on the Simpson Strong-Tie Structural Engineering Blog. To sign-up to receive the Engineering Blog in your inbox, visit http://seblog.strongtie.com/subscribe/. Copyright © 2016 Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Los aserraderos y fabricantes de artículos de madera utilizan poderosas máquinas para cortar, contornear y conformar productos diferentes de madera. Las lesiones más frecuentes entre los trabajadores de la industria maderera incluyen traumas en las manos y dedos causados Wood millers and manufacturers use powerful cutting machines por las cuchillas y la maquinaria, lesiones en la parte inferior de la to cut, route, and shape wood materials to create different products. columna debido al levantamiento de objetos pesados, y esguinces y The most frequent injuries to wood industry workers include trauma to torceduras debidas a movimientos repetitivos. hands and fingers from blades and machinery, lower back injuries due Vístase de manera acorde con el trabajo. Use ropa debidamente to lifting heavy objects, and strains and sprains due to frequent, repeated ajustada, quítese la joyería, y amárrese el cabello hacia atrás al trabajar movements. alrededor de maquinaria Use guantes de seguridad para manipular la Dress for the work you do. Wear close-fitting clothing, remove madera y los productos, pero no los use cuando se encuentre cerca de maquinaria en movimiento. Use calzado de seguridad para proteger jewelry, and tie back your hair when working around machinery. Wear sus pies de los productos y materiales pesados, y suelas antideslizantes gloves to handle stock and product, but don’t wear them around moving para prevenir resbalones, tropiezos y caídas. Las gafas de seguridad y machinery. Wear protective footwear to protect your feet from heavy las caretas protegen sus ojos y su rostro contra el polvo y partículas de products and stock, and slip-resistant soles to prevent slips, trips and falls. madera lanzados al aire. Use protección auditiva al ingresar a las áreas de Safety glasses and a face shield protect your eyes and face from flying plantas o al operar maquinaria que produzca niveles peligrosos de ruido. dust and wood particles. Wear hearing Obtenga capacitación en todo el equipo que usted opera. Las protection when you enter plant areas or máquinas eléctricas de corte y mecanizado, las herramientas de corte, operate machinery that has unsafe noise y los elementos de sujeción pueden causar cortaduras, perforaciones, levels. amputaciones e incluso la muerte. Sepa cómo operarlos de manera segura. Utilice métodos de bloqueo con candado y etiquetado cuando Get training on all of the equipment deba inspeccionar, mantener o despejar atoramientos en la maquinaria. that you operate. Powered cutting and Las piezas móviles y de corte deben tener guardas protectoras para tooling machines, cutting tools, and mantener sus manos y otras partes corporales alejados de ellas. fasteners can cause cuts, punctures, Además, cubra las áreas que puedan permitir que materiales como amputations and even death. Know how desportillados y astillas de madera resulten lanzados fuera de la to operate them safely. Practice lockout máquina. Use los equipos únicamente si las paradas de emergencia / blockout when you need to inspect, y los dispositivos de emergencia están funcionando debidamente. maintain or clear jams on machinery. Moving and cutting parts should Para prevenir esguinces y torceduras a sus brazos, hombros y have guard protectors to keep your hands and other body parts away from abdominales, mantenga su trabajo cerca de su cuerpo para el máximo them. Also guard areas that could allow materials such as wood chips confort y nivel de fuerza. Guarde el material y los productos a una and splinters to fly out of the machine. Only operate equipment if the altura que quede entre la altura de las rodillas y de los hombros para el emergency stops and safety devices are working properly. acceso fácil y más seguro. Use las técnicas de levantamiento apropiadas, To prevent strains and sprains to your arms, shoulders, and manteniendo su columna recta e impulsando sus movimientos con sus piernas. Evite levantar cargas pesadas. Use equipo para levantar cargas, abdominals, keep your work close to your body for the most comfort and carretillas, montacargas (con la debida capacitación) y/o transportadores power. Store stock and materials between knee and shoulder height for para mover artículos pesados. Las lesiones ergonómicas pueden tener easy, safer access. Use proper lifting techniques by keeping your back como causa la fatiga y el movimiento excesivo. Tómese micro recesos straight and powering your moves with your legs. Avoid lifting heavy frecuentes para dar un descanso a su cuerpo. Rote sus tareas durante el loads. Use lifting equipment, dollies, forklifts (with proper training) and/ día para evitar el uso repetitivo y excesivo de sus músculos. or conveyors to move heavy items. Ergonomic injuries may be caused by Mantenga la seguridad del ambiente de trabajo proporcionando fatigue and overuse. Take frequent micro-breaks to give your body a rest. iluminación adecuada para la operación de la maquinaria y movimientos Rotate your tasks throughout the day to prevent overuse of your muscles. seguros en la planta. No descuide el aseo y limpieza del sitio de trabajo Keep the work environment safe by providing adequate lighting for para asegurarse de que se limpien inmediatamente los derrames, el polvo safe machinery operation and movements around the plant. Stay on top y los residuos. Asegúrese de que haya un movimiento adecuado de aire of housekeeping to make sure that spills, dust, and debris are cleaned up y ventilación para eliminar el polvillo de la madera en el ambiente de trabajo. Use un respirador en aquellos trabajos donde se genere mucho immediately. Make sure there is adequate air movement and ventilation polvo para prevenir irritación y enfermedades de los pulmones. Aísle o to remove wood dust from the work environment. Wear a respirator for construya cerramientos alrededor de máquinas demasiado ruidosas o con dusty jobs to prevent lung irritation and illnesses. Isolate or enclose muchas vibraciones. Almacene debidamente los productos y desechos machinery that is too noisy or vibrates. Properly store chemicals and químicos para prevenir incendios y mezclas incompatibles. Tenga en el wastes to prevent fires and incompatible mixing. 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LSSJ Field Adjustable Jack Hanger

A New Spin on Jack Hangers The Simpson Strong-Tie® LSSJ field-adjustable jack hanger is the ideal hanger for connecting jack rafters to hip/valley members. Its simple design makes installation intuitive and quick, resulting in lower labor costs. Featuring a versatile, hinged seat, the LSSJ is easily field-adjustable to typical rafter slopes, with a max slope of 12:12. It ships prebent with a 45° skew, making it ready to place for the most typical rafter conditions, and can be field-adjusted for lesser skews. Additionally, it can be installed as a retrofit, enabling installers to first tack all the rafters into place without pausing and to then install the hanger later. Two versions of the LSSJ hanger are available – skewed left or right.

Key features: • All nail holes are easily accessible on one side with a hammer or connector nail gun • Straightforward design makes installation quick and intuitive, saving you time and labor costs • Flange design allows for easy skew adjustment, from 0° to 45° Material: 18 gauge Finish: ZMAX® coating (G-185) Codes: IAPMO UES ER-280

Meet Building Code for Roof Rafter Connections 2015 International Building Code R802.6 Bearing. The ends of each rafter or ceiling joist shall have not less than 1½" of bearing on wood or metal.

Split header flange makes it easier to fieldbend if any adjustments are needed

Innovative hinge allows installers to easily adjust the hanger slope in the field

Seat tabs grip the joist to hold the connector in place during installation, freeing up a hand

Hanger ships prebent at 45° skew to accommodate the most typical hip/valley condition

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NEWS RELEASE For additional information, contact: Kristin Ludwig 224-661-8812 • kludwig@alpineitw.com

ALPINE ANNOUNCES CHRISTIAN CHAPPEL AS NEW DIRECTOR OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING Glenview, IL, November 16, 2016 – Alpine is pleased to announce the appointment of Christian Chappell as Director of Structural Engineering. Christian will be following in the footsteps of long-time director Dave Brakeman, who will be retiring later this year. In his new role, Christian will provide leadership and direction to the Structural Engineering groups within Alpine which will be critical to ensuring Alpine’s best-in-class position in the building components industry. Christian will officially transfer to his new role on January 1, 2017. Christian, who currently holds the role of Chief Engineer for the Sacramento, CA office, has more than 30 years of service with Alpine. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno and acts as a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the TPI-Truss Plate Institute. “In the rich history of Alpine, Christian will be only the fourth individual to lead our Structural Engineering organization. I have the utmost confidence that Christian will carry on the tradition of excellence paved by Bill McAlpine, Charlie Hoover, and Dave Brakeman,” said Kevin Kraft, Business Unit Manager. Recognized for its engineering excellence, productivity-enhancing software and equipment solutions, and the industry's best service, Alpine is a leading provider of building component software, metal connector products and equipment to component manufacturers. Since 1966, the company has partnered closely with customers to enhance their business and productivity. Alpine is also a leader in delivering software solutions that increase homebuilder productivity and profitability. Alpine is part of the Residential Construction (North America) Division of Illinois Tool Works Inc., a Fortune 250 global multi-industrial manufacturing leader with revenues totaling $13.4 billion in 2015. For additional information, visit www.alpineitw.com or www.itw.com.

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Stimson Lumber CEO elected 2017 AWC chairman LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council today announced the election of Stimson Lumber CEO Andrew Miller as the new AWC chairman for a one-year term, effective beginning January 2017. Allyn Ford, chairman of Roseburg Forest Products was elected the first vice-chairman and Danny White, CEO and president of T.R. Miller Mill Company, was elected as second vice-chairman. Current AWC board chairman, Boise Cascade CEO Tom Corrick, will serve as the immediate past chairman. Furman Brodie, vice president of Charles Ingram Lumber Co., was confirmed as a new member to the AWC board. “I thank Tom Corrick for helping to grow our association and further define our path forward,” said AWC President & CEO Robert Glowinski. “With Tom as chairman this past year we developed and approved our second five-year strategic plan. As Tom shared with me during the process, ‘effective strategies are dynamic,’ and I look forward to implementing those captured in our new plan. At the same time, I welcome Andrew Miller as our 2017 chair and look forward to working with him as we continue the Board’s expressed vision.” The full AWC board of directors includes: • Chairman Andrew Miller, Stimson Lumber; • First Vice-Chairman Allyn Ford, Roseburg Forest Products; • Second Vice-Chairman Danny White, T.R. Miller Mill Company; • Immediate Past Chairman Tom Corrick, Boise Cascade • and, Aubra Anthony, Anthony Forest Products; Furman Brodie, Charles Ingram Lumber Co.; Fritz Mason, Georgia Pacific; Marc Brinkmeyer, Idaho Forest Group; Neil Sherman, LP Corporation; Mike Dawson, Norbord, Inc.; Eric Cremers, Potlatch Corporation; George Emmerson, Sierra Pacific; Joe Patton, Westervelt; Jim Rabe, Masonite; Adrian Blocker, Weyerhaeuser Company; and Michael Giroux, Canadian Wood Council. ### The American Wood Council (AWC) is the voice of North American wood products manufacturing, representing over 75 percent of an industry that provides approximately 400,000 men and women in the United States with family-wage jobs. AWC members make products that are essential to everyday life from a renewable resource that absorbs and sequesters carbon. Staff experts develop state-of-the-art engineering data, technology, and standards for wood products to assure their safe and efficient design, as well as provide information on wood design, green building, and environmental regulations. AWC also advocates for balanced government policies that affect wood products. www.awc.org | @woodcouncil

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News & Announcements OSHA Regional News Brief – Region 4

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Framing contractor continues to expose workers to fall and other safety hazards; OSHA proposes nearly $360K in penalties Panama City Framing previously cited four times since 2012 for lack of fall protection Employer name: Panama City Framing LLC Inspection site: 3750 Cedar Park Lane Panama City, Florida Citations issued: Inspectors with the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration observed employees of Panama City Framing unprotected from falls as they installed truss framing at a residence in a Cedar Park subdivision. OSHA cited the company with two willful and two repeated safety violations. This inspection fell under OSHA's Regional Emphasis Program on Falls in Construction. Investigation findings: OSHA issued the willful citations for the employer's failure to protect workers with a fall protection system when working at heights up to 22 feet, and for not having a roof access ladder for employees to access the roof trusses. Federal standards require the use of a guardrail, safety net or personal fall arrest systems when workers are working at heights of 6 feet or more above a lower level. The agency cited the company for repeated violations for allowing workers to use powered nail guns without eye protection and failing to ensure employees were wearing head protection. OSHA cited the employer for the same violations in October 2015 at a work site in Panama City. Background: OSHA has cited the employer previously four times since 2012 for willful, repeat and serious violations for a lack of fall, eye and head protection. Proposed penalties: $359,878 Quote: "Panama City Framing's management has been performing residential framing for nearly 20 years and is aware of OSHA's fall protections standards, yet routinely exposes their employees to a primary cause of death in the construction industry," said Brian Sturtecky, OSHA's area director in Jacksonville. The citations can be viewed at: https://www.osha.gov/ooc/citations/PanamaCityFraming_1136892.pdf Based in Panama City, the employer has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and proposed penalties to comply, request a conference with OSHA's area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. To ask questions; obtain compliance assistance; file a complaint or report amputations, eye loss, workplace hospitalizations, fatalities or situations posing imminent danger to workers, the public should call OSHA's toll-free hotline at 800-321-OSHA (6742) or the agency's Jacksonville Area Office at 904-232-2895. ### Media Contact: Michael D'Aquino, 678-237-0630, daquino.michael@dol.gov Release Number: 16-1878-ATL (298) U.S. Department of Labor news materials are accessible at http://www.dol.gov. The department's Reasonable Accommodation Resource Center converts departmental information and documents into alternative formats, which include Braille and large print. For alternative format requests, please contact the department at (202) 693-7828 (voice) or (800) 877-8339 (federal relay). PHONE: 800-289-5627

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How to Conduct a Tour of Your Building Product Plant That Will Grow Your Sales

I have been on many building product plant tours. Most of them are not very effective and are really missing an opportunity to gain new customers and more sales. By Mark Mitchell - Whizard Strategy

Why Most Plant Tours Are Not Effective Plant tours are too often taken matter of factly and not as a serious marketing tool. They are seen as an opportunity to build relationships and impress the customer with your facility. Facilities don't impress customers. They are impressed by how your facility is able to help them. There's an old rule in marketing that the only time you show the plant is when it's for sale. Don't reduce your plant tour to a walk through version of an aerial photo of your plant. How much does it cost you to make a sales call? How invested is that customer in you and your company? How much do you spend on your website, advertising, trade shows and other marketing programs? How deeply engaged is the average visitor to your website? How much of their time are they spending on your website, reading an ad or in your trade show booth? Sales are made one customer at a time and your customer's time is the most valuable thing they can give you. If they are going to take the time to visit your plant, you owe it to them to make it worth their while and to put your best foot forward. If your customer is showing this level of interest, this is a real opportunity to close the deal and to reaffirm their decision to go with you. It can also dramatically set you apart from the competition, making it harder for them to take the customer away from you.

Most Plant Tours Are About Features Instead of Benefits Marketing is seldom involved in the plant tour unless they are a department the customer walks by on a tour of the office. The plant tour is usually given by the plant manager or a senior executive. They describe, "This is how we do this" and not "We do this to benefit to our customers by xxx." They show their newest and biggest equipment and tell the customer, "We spent $00,000,000 on this and it can produce 000 units per hour" rather than, "We made this investment as it allows us to better meet our customers needs, for x, y and z." They'll say, "It's too bad you weren't here earlier today so you could have seen this process." If you're serious about plant tours, you make sure they get to see these processes, even if they cause the plant some inconvenience. They frequently walk past plant workers as if they aren't even there as opposed to greeting the employees, introducing them, describing their responsibilities and maybe even letting them describe their job themselves. No matter how automated your plant is your customers realize people are still important. Customers, on a tour can also tell a lot about your business by the reactions and body language they notice from employees. If they look like they hate their jobs or you or just see it as a job, that also tells the customer about you and how they will probably be treated.

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Turn Plant Tour Planning Over To Your Marketing Department Decide upon the objectives and the measure of success and let them develop a plan with a budget. I suggest you give your ad agency the assignment to have a creative team, experience your plant tour from arrival to departure and then create an amazing plant tour. If plant tours are going to be an important part of your new business plan, don't scrimp on the budget. Ask yourself how much is a new customers worth and what would you pay to get a new customer?

What reaction do you want from your customer at the end of the day? What do you want them to be thinking about on their trip home? That they just completed a task or that this was a very valuable experience and use of their time. What do you want them to share with their co-workers? I made it back from Sheboygan, or I wish you could have been there, I now see why this is the company we need to be with. Some companies think they if they have the receptionist put the customers name on the welcome sign, in the lobby, that they are have done something special. It's a nice touch but it's only the start.

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Manufacturers also make the mistake of assuming their customers know more than they do about your products and miss important points by talking over the customers head. The agency creative team is a great resource as they will ask the questions, your customers may not. The agency creative plan should include everything from invitations to transportation, lodging, meals, the flow of the tour, the messages for each area and who delivers them, signage, the appearance of the lobby, and takeaways, to after the tour followups. Simple things like signs in the plant explaining what is happening will help your customers retain more information about why you are a better choice. Let the agency create an experience for you that will use the asset of your facilities to grow your sales. Copyright © 2016 Whizard Strategy, All rights reserved.

• A script* • Actors • Sets and props

Audience Reactions • Interest • Curiosity • Amazement • Applause

A Plant Tour is an Experience Disney employees are called cast members to remind them that it is their job to create a great and memorable experience for their customers. They are, in essence, doing plant tours everyday. The two best "plant" tours, I have ever been on were Herman Miller and Zappo's. The next time you are in Las Vegas, take one of the several daily tours of Zappo's offices and imagine that it is your plant. After that experience, what would you do differently? *When I say a script, I do not mean a memorized script. I mean the key message points that need to be communicated on the tour as told in the words of that person.

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Holiday Favorites Contest The hustle and bustle of the holiday season keeps everyone busy from Thanksgiving to New Years, but it’s important to carve out a little time for trivial things too. To help you take a few moments out of your hectic day to think about silly little things, The Advertiser has designed the following poll. To make it even more interesting, a lucky winner will be chosen at random to receive a special little treat from Santa. To play along, simply send an e-mail with your preferences on the holiday favorites below. 1.

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To A More Fit Truss Industry! What does the 50 person turnout at this year’s BCMC 5k run/ walk say about our 50+ year old industry? Are we more fit, or just more conscious of the value of fitness? Or, are we just being social, enjoying the company of friends, and following the BCMC agenda? Going back to our first industry trade shows yields some perspective. Then we were captives in Chicago’s urban “jungle,” fighting for taxis to reach the mammoth McCormick Place Expo Center. Our most vigorous exercise was fighting for taxis, or struggling out of bed after late night, booze-soaked, cigarettestained, steak dinners. Not one of us thought of visiting an exercise facility, and we wouldn’t have found one, anyway, at the stately old Conrad Hilton where we stayed. Fast forward to 2016’s BCMC collegial setting, where we easily Uber-ed to venues, dined in the open air, and (many of us) enjoyed ambling along campus pathways and river bluffs. A few of us stalwarts also arrived early for a 50+ mile bike ride. Others availed themselves of the well-equipped fitness centers at hotels that prohibited smoking. That one out of four BCMC attendees participated in either the 5k run or the golf outing suggests a new fitness consciousness in our industry. Participants included SBCA leadership, new members, and industry veterans. Though the tenor of BCMC was upbeat, the uncertainty of the future is ever present, when “only the strong survive.” These 5k runs stand as a benchmark on how well we’re prepared, both physically and mentally.

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