Thank a Framer Event September 28

Thank a Framer Event September 28

Norbord and Builders First Source will host a “Thank a Framer” event later this month.  Here are the details:

  • Thursday, September 28
  • 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
  • Lunch is provided
  • at Builders First Source, 259 Access Road, Spartanburg

You will also learn how Norbord and Home Builders Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders, have teamed up to train more skilled workers in the construction trades.


New App Helps Reduce Call Backs and Calls

Norbord’s new Onsite App makes you a better builder.

Norbord is proud to introduce Onsite, the dynamic new app that enables builders, framers, and DIYers to work effectively with all our OSB products by preventing mistakes and reducing construction time. Norbord’s Onsite app will debut at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas on February 4th, 2014.

Onsite is an excellent resource, providing education and information for new and experienced builders and framers. It’s convenient for use on smartphones or tablet computers at the jobsite or whenever you need it. Onsite offers essential info and tips on proper installation, care and storage of Norbord’s OSB products and a detailed troubleshooting function.

Builders and framers, especially those who are new to the industry, will find Onsite helpful. Illustrations, text and how-to-videos guide builders through floor, wall and roof applications along with instructions on proper moisture management before and during construction.

Onsite’s troubleshooting function helps users determine causes of installation-related issues that can affect panel performance and includes an option to upload pictures and notify Norbord.

Mike Dawson, VP Sales, Marketing and Logistics at Norbord said, “We talked to builders, trades, pro dealers and industry associations about the most common and frequent installation mistakes. Those conversations led to the development of our new app that can remind experienced crews and train new framers on the correct way to install structural panels, reducing call backs and construction times.”

Download Onsite for iPhone, iPad or Android. Visit OR visit us at the International Builders Show, booth C7120 for more information. Onsite will soon be available in Spanish.

Issued by Jib Strategic

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Norbord Inc. is an international producer of wood-based panels with assets of more than $1 billion employing approximately 1,950 people at 13 plant locations in the US, Europe and Canada.

For further information please contact:
Doug McNeill
(416) 360-2261