Plate Manufacturer Members
Plate Manufacturer Members are truss plate manufacturers engaged in the manufacture, sale and distribution of metal connector plates for the wood truss industry. In addition, nearly all plate manufacturers offer professional engineering services and plant layout support. Most plate manufacturers provide design software and also manufacture and/or broker truss/component assembly machinery. Plate Manufacturer Members are required to maintain building code or other appropriate agency approval for its metal connector plates in all states in which it sells its metal connector plates; they must employ or retain the services of a registered professional engineer knowledgeable about metal connected wood truss and who agrees to contribute engineering expertise to and participate in TPI technical programs, and if the engineer is retained, the engineer must be an Associate Member of TPI in good standing; and they must comply with all applicable laws and regulations governing its business and engineering activities. Each TPI Plate Manufacturer Members appoints a representative to serve as a member of the TPI Board of Directors on their behalf. The current TPI Plate Manufacturer Members are listed below.