Cheers to Good Times in Columbus
The weather was pleasant, the accommodations were good, and the people were awesome. I must admit – my “Countdown to BCMC” series got me excited about the show, and I’m very glad I went!
To everyone who gave me a warm welcome – Thank you!
To everyone who...
Epilogue to 50 Years of Truss Design Innovation: Designing Great Software
Reviewing our 50-year journey tells us much about software. Now let’s recap how good software becomes great:
1. Continuity of development: Note our three distinct programs, each one totally rewritten to tackle larger objectives. Yet each was based on 15+ years of experience with the...
BCMC – The Great Show of 2019
The BCMC 2019 in Columbus, Ohio was a throwback to the “not to be missed” shows of the early 2000s. It was an amazing turnout for attendees and exhibitors alike and the energy displayed by all was contagious, making the two days on the floor fly by. Every attendee that we spoke to...
Set the Course of Your Business
Many of us just returned from this year’s BCMC show. How appropriate it was to be in Columbus, a city named after a visionary who discovered the new world, and the theme was “Set Your Course.” In your business, no matter the role you serve, you have a chance to set the course...
How Smooth are Your Splices?
Quality trusses with smooth splices help ensure quality ceilings and floor finishes, but several factors may affect their execution.
It’s generally understood by most truss builders that, while creating chord splices on any truss, it’s important to maintain a flush plane surface...
Investment in Employee Training, Not Just Equipment
Is your company’s budget only for new equipment, but no formal training for your employees? Any time you think about investing for productivity gains, often the first thing that comes to mind is investing in new equipment. All too often, we think we see the situation clearly and can make...
You speak, Vekta listens.
An 8-bunk PackFeeder that takes up virtually NO extra space!
Few people likely realize that many, actually most, of Vekta’s great ideas and innovations originated with our customers. At the BCMC in Columbus, Ohio, Vekta’s MD Ed Serrano was chatting with a long-standing Vekta...
Triad 60 Year Anniversary!
TRIAD / Merrick Machine Company Team
On behalf of the TRIAD sales department, we would like to thank our customers for supporting us over the course of our 60 Years in business. We would also like to thank and recognize the entire TRIAD team for all their efforts in preparing for, and participating in, the 2019 BCMC Trade Show; for...
The Hiring Zone:
Remote Offices – This is How We Do It, Part Three
With over 30 years of experience, Roy Aldworth has worked both in office and remote. He currently works on extremely large multifamily residential projects, city block sized up to 7 stories high. He started working from home 8 years ago and was so much more productive it became permanent. There...
Meet Modular Construction’s Newest Innovator
One of the people in the modular housing industry I’ve wanted to interview since I met him a few years back is Vaughan Buckley, the owner of Volumetric Building Companies in Philadelphia. He is the rising star more people in our industry should emulate.
His vision for what is and could...