The Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA) is dedicated to expanding the market for cold-formed steel in construction through programs and initiatives that promote the use of cold-formed steel framing as a sustainable and cost-effective solution, advocate the development and acceptance of favorable code provisions, educate members with reliable data and other critical information that is essential to effective business planning, and create a positive environment for innovation.

Membership

SFIA is the only organization where members come from virtually every facet of the construction industry, including steel mills, coil coaters, stud and connector manufacturers, component fabricators, engineers, researchers, suppliers/distributors, and builders and framing contractors. This broad membership enables us to identify issues and opportunities, along with programs and solutions that can be effectively implemented across the industry.                

alt


Leadership

The Steel Framing Industry Association Board of Directors ensures that the entire industry supply chain is given a vote in the decision-making process, with guaranteed seats for steel producers, manufacturers, contractors, and suppliers/distributors, and the opportunity for all other member categories to serve on the board as Officers.

2019 Officers and Board of Directors

Larry Williams
Tom Porter

Matt Pfirman
Bill Wilson
Pete Wilhelms
Brian Edoff
Eric Griswold
Mike Barker
Kip Craddick
Max Ferencz
Jim Collins
Dan Maroni
Megan Washnieski
Mike Tookey

Executive Director
President
Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary
Director/Small Manufacturer
Director/Small Manufacturer
Director/Medium Manufacturer
Director/Medium Manufacturer
Director/Large Manufacturer
Director/Large Manufacturer
Director/Supplier
Director/Contractor
Director/Steel Mill Representative 

SFIA
CEMCO

JN Linrose
MRI Steel Framing, LLC 
Negwer Materials, Inc.
Jaimes Industries
State Building Products

RAM Steel Framing
Mill Steel Framing
MBA Building Supplies, Inc.
ClarkDietrich Building Systems, Inc.

AD
South Valley Drywall, Inc.

U.S. Steel Corp.

 

 

SFIA Councils and Committees

Members of the Steel Framing Industry Association have an opportunity to become directly involved in the association's work through the SFIA's Councils and Committees.  Here, members can learn about issues and trends in specific areas of interest and guide the development of tools and programs that move the industry forward.  The following Committees/Councils are currently active:

Technical Committee
Chairman:  Jeff Klaiman, Adtek Engineers, Inc.
Support:  Patrick Ford, SFIA Technical Director

     

The mission of the SFIA Technical Committee is to develop, advocate, and endorse the development of technical information for the use of cold-formed steel framing; to support industry technical advances through research and development efforts; to assist in SFIA technical education efforts, and to monitor and respond to codes and standards changes that impact the industry. The committee operates as a standing committee and is open to all SFIA members.  One face-to-face meeting is held during the spring SFIA Annual meetings.  One or more other web-based meetings are held throughout the year.   

 
Manufacturer's Council
Co-Chairs;  Brian Edoff, Jaimes industries, Inc., Terry Westerman, ClarkDietrich
Support: Mark Nowak, Council Coordinator

   
 
The Manufacturer’s Council was established to provide broad and consistent communications within SFIA and between manufacturer members.  It serves as a forum where ideas for programs and services that focus on the needs of manufacturer members can be introduced, fostered, and implemented.  The Manufacturer’s Council helps SFIA in identifying research needs and communicating them to the SFIA Technical Committee; develops new programs and services specifically to aid manufacturers; and is a liaison with and provides guidance to SFIA staff and other SFIA committees on issues that impact manufacturers of cold-form steel, including two-way communication on the SFIA certification programs. The Manufacturer’s Council is open to all SFIA members who are classified as manufacturers members.  The Council holds an annual face-to-face meeting during the SFIA spring Annual Meetings.  One or more additional web-based meetings are held throughout the rest of the year.

Compliance Committee
Chair:  Greg Ralph, ClarkDietrich
Coordinator:  Patrick Ford, SFIA Technical Director




The SFIA Compliance Committee is responsible for the maintenance and oversight of the Association’s Code Compliance Certification Programs.  The committee oversees and periodically reviews the Program Administrator’s performance; formulate general policy to ensure the uniformity and equity of the Compliance Program’s administration; monitors all Applicable Building Codes and Applicable Standards;  recommends updates to the Code Compliance Certification Program to the SFIA Board of Director for final approval.  The Compliance Committee also reviews appeals from manufacturers relative to the Program Requirements or Administrator’s decisions.   The Compliance Committee is comprised of five members appointed by the SFIA  Board of Directors.  The committee is comprised of three manufacturer members, one from each size-category, one contractor member and one distributor member.

 
BuildSteel Steering Committee
Members: Steve Farkas, CEMCO, Terry Westerman, ClarkDietrick, Mark Woodsum, L&W Supply
Support:  Larry Williams, SFIA executive Director

 

BuildSteel was initiated as a partnership of manufacturers, suppliers, producers and industry organizations offering resources and assistance related to cold-formed steel framed projects.  The program targets building owners, architects, developers, contractors, engineers, local officials, and others to find the solutions that will help projects succeed.  BuildSteel allows us to offer a vast depth of trustworthy framing resources and expertise to make the best decisions for multi-family or commercial building projects.  Resources include marketing information, case studies, cost information, insurance information, a high traffic website, media outreach, and effective use of social media.  The BuildSteel Steering Committee was established to provide oversight and direction to the program.  The Committee is appointed by the SFIA Board of Directors and meets on a monthly basis with SFIA staff and other BuildSteel support contractors through face-to-face meetings and conference calls or web meetings.

If you are interesting in one or more or more of these groups, please e-mail Holly Mellinger at  [email protected].

Save