NTA Newsletter Q2 2014

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Did you know we do CAD?

Our clients know that NTA’s Engineering Department is fully staffed with engineers, design engineers and PE’s (Professional Engineers). They also know our commitment to personal service and quality motivates us to continue to develop ways to streamline the certification process. One of the ways in which we can help keep your certification process simple and efficient, is with our CAD Drafting Services. Our CAD department can handle all of your engineered drawing needs, from state approval of floor plans, to RV approvals and production drawings. We use a design software package, developed by our own Professional Engineers, to create meticulous drawings and plans.

CAD Engineering requires an attention to detail, an understanding of manufacturing processes, materials properties and design principles, all qualities NTA pours into every project, for every client. Whether you need complete CAD service, input on a specific project, or just overflow assistance due to increased project loads, NTA has the experienced CAD Engineers to get the job done efficiently.

Our Annual Seminar and Golf Outing

NTA’s Annual Seminars and Golf Outing begins on August 13, with an ICC Seminar for CEU’s, which focuses on the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code and the 2012 IECC. The presentations continue on Aug. 14th with trade presenters that include Simpson Strong-tie and Rectorseal, among others. The list of state speakers who are scheduled includes Pennsylvania, New Mexico and Ohio. As a possible bonus (if scheduling permits), a speaker from the Interstate Industrialized Buildings Commission could be here as well! This year, NTA is also hosting a Hog Roast as the Finale to the seminars, before wrapping with our Annual Golf Outing on August 15th. Initial announcements have already been sent out for this ‘By Invite Only’ event, so if you didn’t receive yours, contact NTA and ask to be added to the list for final invitations. Be sure to mark your calendars NOW! You won’t want to miss all the information and training (not to mention the golf outing!) we have for you! For more information about the NTA seminars or golf outing, please contact NTA at 574.773.7975.

Precision Panels Completes Product Certification Program

NTA, Inc. welcomes Precision Panels, LLC as the newest approved manufacturer recognized in the (SIPA) Listing Report (SIPA120908-10). By completing an NTA Certification Program, Precision Panels, based in Idaho, has joined the ranks of other industry leaders in proving their product exceeds the requirements of the International Building Code.

“We are very excited to have completed the certification,” reported Dean Jolly, the General Manager for Precision Panels. Now that their SIP product has been evaluated, Precision Panels can begin research to offer additional innovative products to the market.

About Precision Panels: Manufacturing in Post Falls, Idaho, Precision Panels, LLC produces both blank and custom specification structural insulated panels. They have also started offering Head-R’s, an LVL/EPS sandwich construction for use as an insulated header beam. For more information, please call Inquiries may also be made to Dean Jolly (dean@precision-panels.com).

Upcoming ICC Annual Conference

Plan now to attend the ICC 2014 Annual Conference and connect with NTA. We will be exhibiting at this year’s event in Fort Lauderdale. This year’s Public Comment Hearings will cover the proposed 2015 International Green Construction Code (IgCC), the first green code to be developed with the I-Codes. NTA will be attending the ICC 2014 Annual Conference in Fort Lauderdale. As an exhibitor, we will be available to speak to you regarding our testing facilities, plan design approvals, as well as current and proposed code standards.

The ICC Annual Conference offers you the chance to be involved in the code development process, and to let your voice be heard about upcoming proposals. Visit the ICC 2014 Annual Conference Website for more information.

NTA, Inc. Awards Engineering Scholarship to Northwood Senior

For the past seven years, NTA, Inc. has been awarding a $1000 scholarship to a Northwood Senior enrolled in a college or university to pursue an engineering degree. This scholarship is given through the NorthWood Scholarship Foundation.

This year’s scholarship recipient is Bennett Parker, a scholar athlete in both Soccer and Track. Bennett also participates in Intramural Basketball as well as being a three year state qualifier in the Business Professionals of America. In addition to his active involvement in academics and athletics, he also spends time performing community service. From volunteering in sports camp and children’s ministries to snow shoveling and mission trips, Bennett makes giving back to his community a priority.

“Ever since I was little, my dream has been to go to college,” he states, “my older brother is currently enrolled at Grace College. He is the first one in my family to go college, and highly recommends for me to follow in his footsteps.”

NTA and the Tompos family wish Bennett the best of luck as he transitions to this new and exciting phase of his life.

Eovations Completes Product Certification Program

NTA, Inc. welcomes Eovations, LLC as the newest approved manufacturer recognized in the Listing Report EOV032712-11. By completing an NTA Certification Program, Eovations, which manufactures Eotek Siding in Alabama, has joined the ranks of other industry leaders in proving their product exceeds the requirements of the International Building Code.

About Eovations: Headquartered in Bay City, Michigan, Eovations, LLC brings technology to commercialization in a broad set of applications and uses, from building products and accessories, such as siding and decking, to components it supplies to manufacturers of doors, windows, industrial packaging and more. It provides sales of branded products, licensed supply of components to manufacturers, and technology licensing to fabrication customers for production of application specific products. For more information, please visit its website at www.eovationsllc.com or call 1.989.671.1460. Inquiries may also be made to Dick McBride, General Manager of Operations (info@eovations.com).

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