Supporting Our Causes
The devastation brought by the recent hurricanes has shown us again how people will come together at times of crisis. It is deeply reassuring to see the outpouring of support—both money and manpower—to help those whose lives have been impacted by the storms and their...
The quickening of innovation will be on display at BCMC this month, and, undoubtedly, so will be the uptake. Suppliers use this platform to launch new products, sometimes rather humbly. Art DePauw sold his prototype “automated” saw to two industry giants, Charlie Barnes and Dave...
Every organization chooses to partner with another organization. Whether it is for branding, complimentary products, or even a dealership license, making the correct choice can be challenging, rewarding, or even catastrophic. From choosing an equipment supplier, lumber supplier, or yet a copy...
Naples Lumber Takes on Irma . . . and Wins
On September 26, The Advertiser’s publisher, Thom McAnally, traveled to Naples Lumber & Supply where we were greeted by David E. Weston, COO. Here’s what we learned about Naples Lumber’s preparedness, commitment, and heart.
Make a Plan and USE It
If you’re a...
Mid-Size Companies Have the Greatest Challenges
Growing a smaller company’s sales to that of a mid-size company has many challenges. The additional staffing and departmental growth can face unexpected roadblocks. Two key fundamental areas present themselves in unexpected ways.
Communication – Communication is the act of...
Can Staple Use Be Too Much of a Good Thing?
With today’s complex profiles and configurations, many truss fabricators have been relying on staples to set assembly member contact and relationships. Stapling serves as a temporary means to insure tight joints and accurate locations. Often times, however, because of the ease of multiple...
How to Maximize Your Time at BCMC 2017
Trade shows are a great way to demonstrate products and to meet people face-to-face. They are very useful when you want to see products that require a demonstration or, as my brother Keith would say, “where you want to put your hand on the machine.” But there are even more reasons to...
Take Action to Support Timber Innovation
It’s that time of year again, when we observe National Forest Products Week during the third week of October.
National Forest Products Week began in 1960 with Congress proclaiming “our country and its people have always found constant strength, individual peace, and personal pride...
September has Surged; Now the October Ovation
Perhaps the most important question in our lumber industry is: “What's next?”
We are in the heat of the September Surge. That will soon be coming to an end, but the clock doesn't stand still. Lord willing, the sun will rise tomorrow. So, the question is, “What's...
All Things Wood:
The Pioneer of MSR Lumber
The knowledge we take for granted today on MSR lumber is due in large part to the pioneering work of Professor Robert Hoyle, P.E. In the early 1960s at Potlatch Forest, Inc., he conducted basic research on the relationship between stiffness and strength of lumber, paving the way for the MSR...