Trus Joist® TJI® Joists Rated #1 by Builders for Thirteen Years in a Row

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Builder magazine 2012 Brand Use Study rates Weyerhaeuser product tops for quality and brand used most

Results from a Builder magazine survey of 10,800 builders, builder-developers and general contractors are in, and for the thirteenth year in a row, Trus Joist® TJI® joists from Weyerhaeuser are the top-rated engineered I-joist brand. Participants in the magazine’s “2012 Brand Use Study” selected TJI joists as the brand they use most often and the engineered I-joist with the highest quality rating – categories the joists have dominated in the study since 2000. http://www.woodbywy.com

Trus Joist invented the wood I joist 50 years ago, and Trus Joist TJI joists are now used in many homes and light commercial construction projects across North America. Builders prefer TJI joists for their consistency, ease of use and resistance to bowing, twisting and shrinking, as well as Weyerhaeuser’s software and engineering support that help make it easier for builders to create the high-quality, stable floors homeowners value.

“When it comes to engineered joists, I will only use one product and that’s Trus Joist TJI joists from Weyerhaeuser,” says custom homebuilder and structural engineer Todd Fratzel on his Home Construction & Improvement website. “Their joists are great quality, reliable and they work amazing.”

“The Builder magazine survey results reflect the good things we hear daily from our builder and dealer customers about Weyerhaeuser and Trus Joist,” says Don Schwabe, Director of Sales and Marketing for Weyerhaeuser. “We’re committed to being the leader in the structural frame market, and that means being the go-to resource for any framing need or challenge. It’s all about quality products, innovative software and in-market technical support to help builders do their jobs better.”

Weyerhaeuser offers Trus Joist TJI joists in a range of dimensions to meet the needs of virtually any light construction project. This year the company announced a new option that will be available soon: TJI® joists with Flak Jacket™ protection, which include a patent-pending coating to enhance the joists’ fire resistance. These specialty joists will provide a simple, cost-effective way to achieve one-hour floor/ceiling assemblies under building codes.

Weyerhaeuser provides products, software and services to building professionals that want to build better, faster, with higher quality and less waste. Factors that set the company apart include:
·    Breadth of products that perform as specified
·    Industry-leading technical sales and service
·    Industry-leading design and planning software tools that allow customers to run their businesses better
·    Efficient logistics provided through a strong channel partners network
·    Named as one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2011 by CR magazine

About Weyerhaeuser
Weyerhaeuser, one of the world’s largest forest products companies, began operations in 1900. Our wood products business offers leading structural frame materials, software and technical support for residential, multi-family, and light commercial under the Weyerhaeuser and Trus Joist® brand names, and is one of the largest building products distributors in the U.S., offering products from more than 300 suppliers. We manage our timberlands on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards, and all of the structural wood products we make are SFI® certified. At the end of 2011, the entire company employed approximately 12,800 employees in 11 countries and generated $6.2 billion in sales. http://www.woodbywy.com

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