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> 
> Does anyone know of a manufacturer of steel bar joists other than
Vulcraft?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Bruce Resnick
> 
> 
In the West, SMI is trying to become a strong competitor, but like
Vulcraft it has a sizable lead time for delivery too.  Vulcraft is at
about 14 weeks until delivery, but two weeks will drop off after the
first of the year since the Utah plant shuts down around Christmas
and New Years.  If you're looking for a bar joist manufacture that
includes wood nailers for the hybrid roof systems, your choices
narrow considerably.

Our office has had bad experiences with the Vulcraft "alternatives"
here in the West.  Our experience is that Vulcraft gives conservative
delivery times and sticks to them while others give overly optimistic
delivery times and can really play havoc with a tight schedule.

Good luck!

John Lawson S.E.
Kramer & Associates, Inc.
jlawson(--nospam--at)kramerinc.com