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Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Giving Thanks, Celebrating the Season, and Striving to Be Better

Anna Stamm

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,...

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December 2016
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Sean Hubbard

Purchasing Equipment Online

Sean Hubbard

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...

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December 2016
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Todd Drummond

A Critical Part Missing from Six Sigma and Lean Practices for Most Companies

Todd Drummond

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...

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December 2016
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Glenn Traylor

Is Your Plant Process an Open or Closed Loop Process?

Glenn Traylor

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...

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December 2016
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“Where EVERY Employee is an Owner”

Derek Moody

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...

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December 2016
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Robert Glowinski

Fire Safety for the Holiday Season and Year ‘Round

Robert Glowinski

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...

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December 2016
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Matt Layman

Lumber Briefs: How to Best Quote 90-Day Jobs

Matt Layman

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...

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December 2016
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Ben Hershey

Establishing Your Lean Strategy

Ben Hershey

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...

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December 2016
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How to Pick a Connector Series – Truss Hangers

Kelly Sias

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...

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December 2016
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Mark Mitchell

How to Conduct a Tour of Your Building Product Plant That Will Grow Your Sales

Mark Mitchell

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....

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December 2016
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