Norbord-sponsored Framing Students Ready to Take on the Jobsite

According to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) survey, construction labor shortages are even more widespread than they were last year with 75% of construction crews experiencing a lack of carpenters (framing, rough and finished). That means over 200,000 jobs are vacant in the construction industry. There are many reasons for the dearth of …

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Norbord’s “THANK A FRAMER” Month Helps Alleviate the Labor Shortage

Following the phenomenal success of last year’s Thank A Framer video (over 4 million views and counting!) Norbord has released its second video to mark the start of “Thank a Framer” month. This video follows the process of manufacturing Oriented Strand Board (OSB) from the forest to the construction site, paying homage to workers in …

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Engineered Wood and EPA Formaldehyde Regulations

The question comes up quite often about formaldehyde and OSB so I will try to bring some clarity to the subject with some background information and what products are affected. The US Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act was signed in 2010. It was based on the Air Toxic Control Measure that was developed …

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Tips for Making Gluing Easier and Cleaner

Gluing items is often a dirty job, but someone has to do it. If that someone is you, there are some easy tips and tricks that can help you to reduce the mess and create a higher quality product. From keeping your workbench glue-free to producing better quality projects, these tips will help you work smarter, not harder.

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Framer Profile: Luis Sanchez

The framing industry is one in which the American dream is still alive and kicking. That means you can start at the bottom with little or no experience and training and, if you work hard and show dedication, you will be rewarded. Luis first entered the framing industry a little more than 10 years ago …

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Framer Profile: Alex Duenas

Alex began framing in 1999 right out of high school. He’d been considering a number of careers as well as joining the Navy, but he hadn’t found a good fit. While he made up his mind, he got a job with a friend who had been working in the framing industry for three years. He …

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