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Truss Manufacturing Orientation (TMO) is an introductory training course for anyone with little or no truss industry experience. The program provides an excellent grounding in the industry with 10 units of material that can be reviewed at any pace.

A wide variety of topics on design, manufacturing and installation are presented, along with streaming videos, articles and access to numerous industry documents. Novice truss technicians, salespeople, estimators, administrative staff, suppliers and construction industry professionals will benefit from this introduction to the structural building components industry.


  • Introduction to the Metal Plate Connected Wood Truss Industry
  • Components vs. Conventional Construction
  • Industry Terms and Documents
  • Truss History
  • Lumber
  • Plates
  • Introduction to Design and Manufacture
  • Building Codes
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Review
Expected Completion Time: 10 hours
Prerequisite: None
Certification Exam: None