Truss Manufacturing Time Standards

TDC has been perfecting the time standards for many years. Time Standards Offered With or Without Consultation Services.

Time Standards Labor Estimations

Time Standards Labor Estimations

√ Costing and Bidding

√ Scheduling

√ Station Efficiency Ratings (Productivity)

√ Incentive Programs Using Efficiency Ratings


 helpful article: Truss Labor Time Standards for MiTek MVP™ and Other Programs (Click Link)


Kylmala Truss
Keith Kylmala – Owner
Saginaw, MN

"We are an Alpine customer, and all I can say is Todd’s time standards are scary accurate! Once we set up the labor configuration file based on our equipment and practices, our truss software estimates the labor time and cost in a spectacularly accurate way. We love how many options there are to choose from with Todd’s time standards labor document. No more educated guessing for our costing and pricing.”

120+ Different Time Elements to Choose for Differing Conditions


Leduc Truss Inc.
Gordon Tober, Co-Owner, and GM
Leduc, AB Canada

"The one area that started this process was our desire to refine our estimating techniques. Our equipment had changed dramatically over the years but our bidding time estimations had not been properly updated. Todd provided us with time standards that were specific to the equipment that we use. This information allowed us to estimate our jobs with a dramatically increased level of accuracy on each project, regardless of its level of complexity. The time standards also gave us the information to measure our production and establish target output for each workstation in our shop."

- All time elements are based on minutes – May use as units of R.E. or S.U.

- All time elements adjust and account for “normal” staffing

- All based on equipment and type of materials

- Derived from time and motion studies for the  cutting of the lumber and the truss assembly. (Setup and Run/Build)

- All types of saws and build tables with/without automation with expected results



Time Standards Offered With or Without
Consultation Services – Contact Me for Details.

Email a request for an Example Document displaying all the setup and material handling for cutting. I will require that you provide me with your contact information and your word of discretion that the document provided is for your company’s internal use only. Permission is not granted to allow you to share the copyright protected document outside your company without my prior approval.

Over a 120 factors to choose from that can be inputted into  MiTek MVP™ and also
for the MBA™ for truss labor estimations.


Do you have MiTek MVP™ in your truss manufacturing but have failed to create a reliable labor estimation in the labor estimation setup? Do you need the MVP™ program to be more effective for estimating the labor man-hours for scheduling and efficiency ratings? Let TDC help you! My time standards have been created and refined over the past 12 years to adjust for most of the manufacturing equipment types and lumber material sizes.

The Alpine™ program and other truss labor estimating programs can also use these same factors.
TDC can either provide while at your location or simply email you the time (labor) standards for you to input yourself.

Read more reviews of clients' experiences with TDC here

Todd Drummond Consulting LLC is an independent consulting service and is not affiliated with the MiTek or the Alpine (ITW) Corporations. Alpine is both a copyright protected and registered trademark of the ITW Corporation. MiTek MVP and MBA are registered trademarks of the MiTek Corporation.  TDC time standards services apply only to the labor estimation and not to any other aspects of the truss estimation or labor tracking programs. 

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