Giving Thanks, Celebrating the Season, and Striving to Be Better
This is the time of year when we are all reflecting on our lives. We give thanks during Thanksgiving, and we look forward to a shiny and bright holiday season through the end of the year. Over time, some of this may start to feel automatic, as we slip into the same routines we take every year,...
Purchasing Equipment Online
Our new online store is up and running! Purchasing Equipment and parts is now even easier!
We are adding parts and equipment daily. Providing an efficient way to quickly decipher and order parts for specific manufacturers.
The system allows you see all of the products available or sort by...
A Critical Part Missing from Six Sigma and Lean Practices for Most Companies
It has taken many years, but the component industry has finally caught onto the practices of lean manufacturing and applied them to truss and wall manufacturing. An example is the huge turnout at the sponsored seminars by Todd Drummond Consulting at the 2016 BCMC show of “The Path of Least...
Is Your Plant Process an Open or Closed Loop Process?
I remember the introduction of early cruise control in cars. It was fantastic. It allowed the driver to set their speed without having to hold the accelerator pedal down with their foot. The only problem was, when you went up a hill, the car slowed down. When you went down a hill, the car...
“Where EVERY Employee is an Owner”
This October, all of our owners, a.k.a. our employees, celebrated at our annual ESOP luncheon at our truss plant in West Monroe, Louisiana. Once again, we were reminded of why we work hard for our customers and our company!
Rogers Manufacturing Corporation (RMC) was founded by Larry Rogers in...
Fire Safety for the Holiday Season and Year ‘Round
The winter season is upon us, and families across the country are decorating their homes for holiday festivities. Unfortunately, this time of year is also marked by an increase in fires – with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reporting the highest occurrence of candle and...
How to Best Quote 90-Day Jobs
Part Two in the Save Money Series
I used to ride a Harley. A fellow rider once told me, “There are two kinds of motorcycle riders. Those who have wrecked and those who are going to.” After his crash and broken leg…I sold my bike.
The most common question I get from...
Establishing Your Lean Strategy
Many of today’s Component Manufacturers are considering some measure of Lean implementations. Most are based on a series of what are essentially isolated Kaizen-based waste reductions projects. In selecting areas in their operations, a CM will look at the perceived...
How to Pick a Connector Series – Truss Hangers
In another article in the “How to Pick a Connector Series,” Randy Shackelford discussed the various considerations involved in selecting a joist hanger. So why is this article about truss hangers? A hanger is a hanger, right? Before I moved into the Engineering Department at Simpson...
How to Conduct a Tour of Your Building Product Plant That Will Grow Your Sales
I have been on many building product plant tours. Most of them are not very effective and are really missing an opportunity to gain new customers and more sales.
Why Most Plant Tours Are Not Effective
Plant tours are too often taken matter of factly and not as a serious marketing tool....