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Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: The Olympic Moments of Our Lives

Anna Stamm

I love to watch the Olympics. Simply put, every time they come around, I’m hooked. My oldest Olympics memories date back to my mother tuning in to watch Olga Korbut in Montreal 1976. We lived in a suburb of Detroit at the time, so we could watch the coverage on both US and Canadian TV...

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March 2018
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Joe Kannapell

Wood Components in Multi-Family Housing, Part One

Joe Kannapell

Part One: 1960 to 1979   Garden style apartments have been good for the truss business, but have morphed into an almost unrecognizable beast. In making this transition, component manufacturers have built on 40+ years of experience, and have conquered this beast, but not without...

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Sean Hubbard

Floor Truss Stackers

Sean Hubbard

Already 3 months into this project, I hope you’re finding this series to be as interesting and informative as I am. I’m continuing to use the schedule of comparisons that I set out in the December issue. The months are as follows. Schedule of Comparisons: January ...

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Todd Drummond

Industrial Engineers Needed in Our Wood Component Manufacturing Industry

Todd Drummond

Industrial engineering – “The branch of engineering that is concerned with the production of industrial goods, especially by the design of efficient plants and procedures and the management of materials, energy, and labor.” (Source – The Free Dictionary) The Lean...

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Steve Shrader

Technology, Progress, and Our Evolving Businesses

Steve Shrader

Technology certainly has changed the way I do my job. In fact, in many ways, it’s changed the entire industry I’ve chosen to build a career in. When I graduated with a Construction Management Degree, the construction industry was wide open. But selling production saws for the Wood...

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Glenn Traylor

Wedges—Misunderstood and Underappreciated?

Glenn Traylor

The lowly wedge sometimes gets very little respect. If your plant is doing it right, the wedges usually are cut from drops or culls. That’s a good way of doing it, and it sounds very simple, but not just any piece of wood is suitable for a wedge. There are important qualifications that...

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Ben Hershey

Break Through Your Box

Ben Hershey

How many times have you seen your competitor or other businesses in your area copy what you produce or offer? Maybe it is the kind of company that takes a photo of some trusses, puts themselves in front of it, and says, “Look at me, I am the same kind of company they are.” Flattery...

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Robert Glowinski

Regulatory Reform Happening at EPA

Robert Glowinski

Encouragingly, there have been several recent developments coming out of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), or affecting EPA policies, that we wanted to share with readers, as they positively affect wood product manufacturers.  New Source Review Advancing At a recent meeting...

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Good Bones

Dave Pasolli

If you enjoy watching any of the many home improvement shows where the hosts pick an older home to renovate, you notice they always talk about the “bones” of the house. In their opinion, this is one of the most important features of any potential renovation job. Typically, they...

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Matt Layman

Lumber Briefs: Managing the Bear Market

Matt Layman

4 Costly Bear Market Mistakes! What could possibly be worse than missing a huge bullish market move? There are four critical bull market mistakes. Actually, they go both ways...bull and bear markets. Failure to acknowledge that the trend/price direction is preparing to reverse. This...

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