“Should I Stay or Should I Go”
It was June 1982 and The Clash released the hit song, “Should I Stay or Should I Go,”— now it’s October 2019 and once again you find yourself asking, should I stay or should I go to the BCMC in Columbus, Ohio. As you’re humming that song for the rest of this...
Stacking Trusses and Frames Just Got a Whole Lot Easier!
Sometimes our industry needs a bit of a shake up! Going from strength to strength, VektaUSA has once again turned heads—this time with a new, straight forward, compact, easy to use and practical solution for stacking trusses and wall frames! The tried and proven Stakpro product line has...
The Greatest Three Months of the Year
October is right around the corner and that means cooler weather, Halloween, turning of the leaves, football, and the BCMC. As much as I would love to talk to you about all of these things, this article will stick to the most important and my favorite one….football. Okay, after a...
Solutions for Safer and More Efficient Truss and Frame Stacking
The increased acceleration of city infill and the popularity of apartments is creating the opportunity for frame and truss manufacturing to expand into mid-rise construction, an important growth area for the industry. However, with expansion comes a greater emphasis on quality manufacturing,...
Roof Truss Stackers
We started our 12-month series of product comparisons with 3 months on our foundation—floor trusses. January featured Floor Truss Roller Presses, February explored Floor Truss Chord Splicers and Finish Rollers, and March identified Floor Truss Stackers.
For the next 4 months,...
Floor Truss Stackers
Already 3 months into this project, I hope you’re finding this series to be as interesting and informative as I am.
I’m continuing to use the schedule of comparisons that I set out in the December issue. The months are as follows.
Schedule of Comparisons:
Making a Big Impression
For the nearly 1,500 attendees at the 2017 BCMC, a clear majority perused the Square 1 Design booth. Witnessing a more efficient way an individual person could stack more than four roof truss setups, or could produce more than 1,250 lineal feet of wall panels. It took considerable effort to...
BCMC Factory Tour
This year’s BCMC is going to be unparalleled to any other trade show for Square 1 Design & Manufacture Inc. With over 5,000 square feet of floor space, we have decided to bring the manufacturing to you. LIVE WALL PANEL MANUFACTURING ON THE SHOW FLOOR! The Spida Wall Panel Extruder will...
How Important are Neatly Stacked Trusses?
There is a certain obsessive compulsive behavior that motivates some fabricators when it comes to stacking completed trusses and preparing them for shipment to the customer—but did you ever think of the benefits of tight, stacked, aligned trusses?
One of the most difficult parts of a...
Spida’s Expanding Product Lines
Well known for the best radial arm saw in the world, Spida Machinery has had a much broader product offering for many years. Square 1 Design has been expanding Spida’s product line offerings within North America in recent years. Returning from touring Spida Machinery, multiple component...