Mike Momb

Increase Your Post Frame Sales

Mike Momb

Nearly every U.S. and Canadian metal plate connected wood truss manufacturer has one or more clients who either construct pole barns or sell kit packages. Not much excitement though in dealing with typical orders of usually anywhere from 4 to 10 trusses per building. Money can certainly be...

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September 2018
Issue #10230
Page 56
Joe Kannapell

The Last Word: The Last Word on Southern Pine Lumber

Joe Kannapell

Southern Pine grading greatly complicates the task of making lumber substitutions. The progression of the structural values of Machine Evaluated Lumber (MEL) is nothing like the progression of values of either Visually Graded or Machine Stress Rated (MSR) lumber, which both ascend like rungs on...

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May 2018
Issue #10226
Page 107
Frank Woeste. P.E.

All Things Wood: The Pioneer of MSR Lumber

Frank Woeste

The knowledge we take for granted today on MSR lumber is due in large part to the pioneering work of Professor Robert Hoyle, P.E. In the early 1960s at Potlatch Forest, Inc., he conducted basic research on the relationship between stiffness and strength of lumber, paving the way for the MSR...

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October 2017
Issue #10219
Page 74
Joe Kannapell

The Last Word: Straightening Crooked Southern Pine

Joe Kannapell

Finally we are learning what the Canadians figured out: how to maximize the use of Southern Pine (SP) lumber. We are advancing truss equipment while they are transforming sawmills to enhance the quality of this once too-crooked product. The Canadians are replaying the strategy that enabled...

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September 2017
Issue #10218
Page 90
Matt Layman

Lumber Briefs: Anticipated 2x4 Prices H1-2017

Matt Layman

Part Three in the Save Money Series I certainly do not have crystal ball, but I do have something almost as good. I have history and the ability to analyze the market from a fundamental and technical perspective. Together they provide an 86% accurate forecast of when prices will rise and...

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January 2017
Issue #10210
Page 59
Matt Layman

Lumber Contracts...Should You Ditch 'Em?

Matt Layman

A contract, for the purposes of this discussion is an agreement to sell or buy a predetermined quantity,size and grade of lumber or panels, typically between a consumer and a producer...priced at current market value, "Friday Prior to Shipment." The buyer is assured of receiving...

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July 2016
Issue #09204
Page 46

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