Trusses, Engineered Lumber, Take Offs
Load Star is the truss manufacturing division of Harbin Lumber Company. We have been producing quality roof and floor trusses since 1972. Today this operation is recognized as one of the most technologically advanced and efficient truss plants in the United States. Our primary markets are Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, although we regularly deliver outside of these areas; we have delivered trusses as far as Texas, California, and the Grand Cayman Islands.
We believe in the “Comprehensive Project Design” concept; our design staff has the capability of producing a completely engineered structural framing system from the floor to the roof, with each component working together in conjunction to provide the most superior structural integrity of the building. Load Star has developed a partnership with MiTek, our design software, who is the leading software and plate manufacturer in our industry. Our components are fabricated in a controlled environment by experienced builders, with it all being monitored through integrated computer systems. We know to the exact minute where every piece of lumber and connector plate is for each truss that we build. We utilize the most advanced truss fabrication equipment and computerized component saws presently available in the market. These capabilities allow us to tailor our products to the needs of our customers, providing them with a superior, designed product.
We also run our Engineered Wood Product (EWP) services through our truss plant, which is unique from what many traditional lumber yards do. In partnership with our suppliers, we have created our own EWP cut line, using our expertise in manufacturing processes, that allows us to manage our inventory, eliminate waste, consolidate materials, control costs and service customers to meet their needs. Our EWP is handled and cut using the most experienced staff and component saws. Because we do our own EWP designs, we can lay the structure out in the most efficient way for all users of our product, which includes lining up and cutting holes for wiring and plumbing.
Plan Take Off Estimates
As part of our unique “Comprehensive Project Design”, we also offer Plan Take Off Estimates, providing our customers with the information and design for their project up front. This allows our builders the ability to plan for their costs and meet their budget.
MiTek is the world’s leading supplier of state-of-the-art engineered products and services for the building components industry.