Alpine and the House of Design ink licensing agreement focused on automating component manufacturing.

The partnership opens more research and development opportunities between the two companies seeking to bring automation to North American truss plants as demand rises and labor shortages continue to plague the industry.

Nampa, ID – 3/31/2020 – Alpine, an ITW Company has entered into a multi-year licensing agreement with Idaho robotics integrator House of Design (HoD). The two companies will launch sales of automated roof and floor truss assembly systems this spring.

Alpine and ITW is appointed as House of Design’s only external sales representative of HoD ancillary systems within the truss manufacturing industry. House of Design is licensed to sell and install new systems and retrofit existing systems.

“Alpine has a long history delivering advancement and innovation to the component industry. Automation is the next frontier for the industry to drive further efficiency and productivity gains. Alpine is bringing its industry expertise and ‘know-how’ to the partnership with House of Design which brings unmatched robotics integration. We are looking forward to this partnership delivering unparalleled automation to the industry” stated Kevin Kraft, Vice President & General Manager of Alpine.

“Bringing automation to building components manufacturing can solve a lot of labor issues and provide for more efficiency, optimal products and safer practices. We are proud to be leading the charge for realized robotic systems in America’s truss plants. Alpine and ITW are the right partners in this endeavor, we couldn’t be more pleased with this opportunity.” says Shane Dittrich, House of Design’s CEO.

About House of Design

House of Design, LLC is an ABB Robotics Integration company with a mission to advance manufacturing through the implementation of state of the art robotic and industrial automation tools. Formed by engineers for engineers, we focus on enabling organizations to implement automation with the highest return on investment. For more information, please visit

About Alpine

Recognized for its engineering excellence, productivity-enhancing software and equipment solutions, and the industry’s best service, Alpine is a leading provider of building component software, metal connector products and equipment to component manufacturers. Since 1966, the company has partnered closely with customers to enhance their business and productivity. Alpine is also a leader in delivering software solutions that increase homebuilder productivity and profitability. The company is a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc., a Fortune 200 global diversified manufacturer. For additional information, visit

For additional information contact:

Tanda Weeks

House of Design Marketing Manager


Michael Schwitter

Alpine Director of Sales