What’s In a (New) Name?

Wood Tech Systems is the new trade name for independent manufacturers’ rep firm Wood Truss Systems, Inc. of Muncie, Indiana. (Wood Truss Systems, Inc. will continue as the encompassing corporate name for administrative purposes.) The change comes as the company continues to grow its business as a premier supplier of wood component equipment and coincides with the unveiling of its updated website.

Our Customer on PBS’ “This Old House” TV Show

One of our customers was featured in the 2020 Season of “This Old House”, the long-running, PBS TV series. Cape Cod Panel provides the wall panels used in the project, set in Eastham, MA.

Notre Dame de Paris Update

Notre Dame de Paris Update: Here are a couple of recent shots showing the repairs to the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. Progress is slow due to the discovery of weak walls that formerly supported the wood roof structure and the loving but painstaking process of documenting all the historic decorative stonework.

Bottom Line for a Stronger Employee Foundation

To find and keep an office support staff, SBCA’s Truss Knowledge Online is simply too valuable an opportunity to pass up. Allow me to explain…
I was exposed to the structural building components industry from a very young age as a result of my father, Jay Halteman and my grandfather, Bob Halteman and their business, Wood Truss Systems.

Primer for Wall Panels, Part 2

In the first part of the Primer for Wall Panels, we discussed the fundamentals of wall panel production and how they may figure into your wood component business.  In summary, we asked the reader to remember that wall panels were built for decades with little more than a blueprint, carpenter’s square, a hand saw, and a “can do” attitude.  In closing part one, we stressed that before you invest in wall panel production you should consider some of our basic criteria and ground rules:

Primer for Wall Panels, Part 1

What’s different about manufactured wall panels today is the use of software analysis and design and the growing shortage of skilled, field-framing crews.  This combination of improved capability and growing need is combining in the market place to create opportunity.  The growing demand for wall panels is being driven by the builder’s desire for systems to install rather than sticks to be measured and cut in the field. 

Wood Truss Systems, Inc. Launches a Fully-responsive New Website

Wood Truss Systems, Inc has just launched a brand new website and we’re thrilled to share it with the wood component industry.  This process has been ongoing since the plan was hatched back in November of 2014.  Since then we have developed new content including an evolved logo, great new photography from professional Jamey Guy and a few shots from our in-house talent Joe Halteman.