GEORGIA STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS
857,000 BOARD FEET OF LUMBER STOCK
In 2013, Georgia Structural Components processed 857,000 board feet of lumber stock into floor trusses and roof trusses, with just a six-man crew working one shift, with weekends off.
IN COLLABORATION WITH GEORGIA TECH
Georgia Structural Components invited homegrown talent from Georgia Tech to streamline their processes-and discovered a few key features to a truly lean process.
There’s no better tool out there than SAPPHIRE for optimizing the wood frame.”
Georgia Structural Components runs a roof truss assembly table in one building and a floor truss assembly table in another. They keep their workers hopping, often sharing workers across the two assembly areas; every worker is cross-trained for roof and floor trusses.
“We get plans in all kinds of ways,” says Hal Hand, VP of Manufacturing and Distribution.. “We get hand-drawn plans. People actually still phone in some orders. We get CAD files.”