A Word From Our Customer

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We at Seahawk Construction want to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for all of your hard work, attention to detail, and exceptional customer service.

Starting at the beginning of the design process, Ryan Spencer shined a spot light on our contradicting sections, details, elevations, reference notes, etc. We knew we had the right team going forward because we were catching mistakes in the design phase and not out in the field where mistakes would have cost much more money and time. Seahawk Construction is a firm believer in putting extra time in the planning and design process so that the margin for error or mistakes out in the field are eliminated and efficiency in building is therefor maximized. A1 Truss believes in this same philosophy, which made the design process much more refreshing and enjoyable. Both parties understood the value in meticulously analyzing each and every detail before sending the truss plans out for fabrication.

Each member of your team plays such a critical role in the product that you put out. Your team is extremely thorough and are very easy to work with. Anything that went wrong, missing, or broken, etc. was fixed or rectified immediately and without hesitation – though, nothing extraordinary or of any significance went wrong at all.

Our experience with A1 Truss was second to none. Seahawk Construction specializes in building commercial senior living facilities and high-end residential spec-homes, and is extremely excited about the addition of A1 Truss to their growth expansion team that will be doing many more senior living facilities in the near future.

We would recommend A1 Truss to any contractor looking for excellent customer service, attention to detail, and quality control.

Sincerely,

Seahawk Construction

Greg Gozzo (Vice President)

Jon Gozzo (President)

What’s Behind the Recent Softwood Lumber Cost Surge?

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Lumber costs in 2017 have not followed normal seasonal patterns for component manufacturers. This is on top of lumber costs steadily increasing since 2012. As an example, here’s a graph of lumber costs for 14-foot Southern Yellow Pine (east side), #2 (as published in Random Lengths on page 6–Southern Pine, Kiln Dried, East 2×4 #2)

The cost of this product has more than doubled over that time period, with historic levels being reached throughout 2017.  Paul Jaanke of Forest Economic Advisors attributes much of the recent cost surge to speculation around the Canadian softwood lumber duties and recent natural disasters:

“First, lumber buyers cut back on buying in August in anticipation of the gap period on duties. This caused inventories to decline. Second, fires out west and hurricanes in the south slowed logging and reduced mill output. Finally, buyers began to anticipate increased lumber consumption as Texas and Florida rebuild in the wake of the hurricanes. Low inventories and anticipated increases in consumption led to increased ordering, while reduced production limited mills’ ability to meet the increased demand, driving prices up.”

Certainly, another thing at play is the significant consolidation that has occurred in the lumber production industry over the past five years. Each year, fewer companies control more of North America’s softwood lumber supply, which isn’t a good thing for lumber consumers.

Industry experts believe lumber costs have neared their peaks, but as current trends are bearing out, the costs continue to rise.  Jaanke does provide this positive analysis:

“It will take longer than expected for communities to rebuild following the hurricanes, and the number of homes that will need to be rebuilt won’t be as large as the media is currently reporting…the fires in the US West and British Columbia have subsided, allowing loggers back into the woods. As salvage operations pick up steam, timber supply [should] actually increase.”

As overall consumption experiences a seasonal dip in the first quarter of 2018, lumber costs may finally experience a decrease.

SBCA will continue to monitor this situation and provide graphs and related analysis to its members in 2018.

SBC Magazine Article

Christmas Party 2017

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SBC Magazine Articles

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New Homes Sold in September at Fastest Pace in 10 Years

Economist Predicts High Lumber Prices Likely Here to Stay

Natural Disasters Plus Labor Shortage Equals Big Trouble

IRSC Job Fair 2017

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A-1 Team is at the IRSC job fair, come by and learn about our career opportunities! In the gymnasium 10:00am – 2:00pm!

https://www.irsc.edu/careercenter/careercenter.aspx

Day Production Manager

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A-1 Roof Trusses is extremely proud to announce that Ricardo Castro is now the new day shift production manager.  Congratulation Rico, well deserved and definitely earned!!!

 

Casabella at Windermere Delivery

Deliveries at a Glance: March 14th-18th

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