Spates Fabricators and the wood truss industry were “Green” before green was cool.

Open web trusses by design use lumber very efficiently.  The Wood Truss Council did a study of two identical 2,600 square foot houses.  The conventionally framed house used   20,400 board feet of lumber compared to 15,100 of board feet for the house using components. 

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In addition to the inherent material efficiencies of trusses we reuse and recycle in the following ways.

  • Use of linear saws to optimize lumber usage
  •  All scrap lumber is sent to a finger jointing facility and recycled into 92 ¼ “studs.
  • Sawdust and green waste is sent to a Biomass facility for composting.
  • Steel, cardboard and paper are sent to recycling centers.

Spates Fabricators
85-435 Middleton Street
Thermal, CA 92274
(760) 397-4122