FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
[NAMPA, IDAHO – JUNE 2022] House of Design LLC, a leading provider of automated solutions for the building components and offsite construction industries, announced today that Builders FirstSource has placed an order for eight additional robotic truss systems: four roof truss systems and four open-web floor truss systems. The lines will be installed in 2023, in new or existing Builders FirstSource facilities throughout the US.
Builders FirstSource is the nation’s largest supplier of structural building products, value-added components and services to the professional market for single-family and multi-family construction and repair and remodeling. More than 20 percent of the company’s 565 locations across the country offer roof and floor truss manufacturing solutions for residential and light commercial projects. The new robotic systems purchased will be in addition to two systems already installed in Builders FirstSource facilities earlier this year.
“Following our initial successful implementations with the House of Design Robotics systems, we are excited to further our strategic investment in their technologies,” said Mike Farmer, President of Commercial Operations for Builders FirstSource. “We’re confident the company’s automated systems will help us improve the consistency and quality of our components, while easing our industry’s labor shortage and reducing the strain on our truss assemblers. House of Design has been an exceptional partner, and we look forward to continued collaboration with them on innovative manufacturing solutions to propel our industry forward.”
House of Design’s automated roof and floor truss systems are collaborative solutions designed to maximize efficiency and increase production. The lines utilize robotics for lifting, preplating and assembly, lessening the physical demand on personnel and improving safety in the process. House of Design’s proprietary software can produce complex variable trusses and wall panels without robot retraining or resetting, making the systems easy-to-use, empowering workforces to do more and manufacturing high-quality trusses.
“Builders FirstSource’s leadership position in the industry is apparent and makes them a strategic customer for House of Design. Their pain points are the same ones being experienced by nearly all manufacturers – big or small – across the country. Its willingness to implement new technologies for the safety of its workforce and to increase production to meet unprecedented housing demand is helping transform the industry mindset,” said Michael Lindley, House of Design’s VP of Sales and Marketing.