2018 President's Message
I'm Scott Loomer, President of Truss Systems Hawaii, Inc., and I'm proud to be your 2018 HLPA President. I'm a longtime Hawaii resident, arriving in the islands in 1984. I have been building trusses in Hawaii for over 33 years on all Islands. I managed truss plants across the state before joining Horita Construction in 1990 as a Project Superintendent to set-up and oversee their own truss manufacturing on Oahu and Maui.
In 1994, I started Truss Systems Hawaii, Inc., located on Maui in Puunene. We manufacture building components, roof and floor trusses, wall panels and storage sheds. In my career, I have been responsible for a wide range of projects, which include building many of the most unique and prestigious custom homes in Hawaii.
We are in the development of a 5 year plan on how to support members and focus on growth of the HLPA.
I look forward to working with all of you to promote lumber products as Hawaii's preferred building material. And remember, "Hawaii Grows With Wood."
Mahalo, Scott Loomer, 2018 HLPA President
Look out for our 2018 Wood & Lumber Resource Guide!
Be sure to see the latest lumber news in the upcoming June issue of Building Industry Magazine!
Catch a sneak peek below of our articles.
Lumber Use in Hawaii's Commercial Construction Still Rising
Why wood has been popular in residential construction in Hawaii, and how it's changing the game in commercial construction. Read about wood's rising popularity in new projects, and how it was the right choice for building Assets School and Hale Mahaolu Senior Living Center.
What to Consider When Shipping Lumber to Hawaii
When living on an island, you always have to consider shipping. Shipping impacts everything! Get advice on how best to ship your lumber and building materials from some of our experienced shipping members, including Sause Bros., Matson Navigation Co., Aloha Marine Lines, and McCabe Hamilton Renny Co., Ltd.
Hawaii Embraces the Latest Advancements in Wood Treating
Wood treatment is always changing the game to stand against punishing conditions. Learn about new treated wood products, like Allweather Wood's fire-retardant lumber, and continued favorites like the treated wood designed specifically for Hawaii by Koppers Performance Chemicals.
The Best Looking Wood is Not Always the Strongest
Buyer Beware! The best looking wood out there may not always have the strength you need. Get tips on lumber grading and how to get the right product with this informative and easy-to-read article.
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