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Stan Sias

Question of the Day: Exempt Structures

Stan Sias

Exempt Structures, can I really do anything I (or the customer) wants when no one is looking over my proverbial shoulder? This question would be funny, if it were not so sad. Exactly what are exempt structures exempt from? Many jurisdictions make accessory buildings (storage sheds,...

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December 2015
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Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: It’s Good to be Back with Friends

Anna Stamm

When I left Wisconsin for Oklahoma, I was looking forward to new surroundings. (If you can overlook the tornado risk, the weather is fantastic.) The hard part though was leaving an industry I’d called home for thirteen years. I missed going to work and doing my best to provide as much...

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December 2015
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Todd Drummond

Increasing Net Profit While Sacrificing Labor Efficiencies?

Todd Drummond

Sometimes we lose focus of the main goal of creating more net profit for the company by focusing too much on one aspect of our business. Too often individuals focus too much on perceived labor efficiencies while limiting their overall capacities. Does reducing labor cost always produce more net...

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December 2015
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Jack Van Cleave

Comprehensive Plant Audits Boost Production Efficiency

Jack Van Cleave

Alpine recommends that truss manufacturers conduct regular, comprehensive plant efficiency reviews to improve productivity. The goal of these audits is to increase board feet production rates and evaluate production effectiveness. Audits also help prioritize equipment replacement schedules to...

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December 2015
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Sean Hubbard

Maintenance Technicians

Sean Hubbard

Technology has changed the aspect of truss and wall panel production over the last decade. The continued advancements in technology have also changed the dynamics required to support that equipment. Staffing requirements and staffing abilities vary by Component Manufacturer. In smaller...

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December 2015
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Hurry and Wait!

Rod Wasserman

Thank you to all who viewed our Framing Table with Single Tool Programmable Panel Bridge at the BCMC Show in Milwaukee! Many have asked why should I consider a Single Table Wall Assembly System with Single Tool Panel Bridge? Over 40 years ago Triad introduced the Exterior Wall Panel Line...

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December 2015
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Matt Layman

December 2015 Lumber Market Blueprint

Matt Layman

Evaluation November was a funky weather month. The east fielded above average rainfall, the western mountains got some snow, even though most temperatures were above average over the entire nation. There are pockets of pent up demand, like northern TX and Oklahoma, although on the whole,...

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December 2015
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