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Stan Sias

Question of the Day: FLBOA 2016 Education Conference

Stan Sias

Do Building Officials really want education on the trusses we produce? On Monday, March 14, I had the honor and privilege of presenting to a group of Building Officials (BOs) and Building Designers (BDs) [over 350 individuals live and in-person!] at the Finger Lakes Building Officials...

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April 2016
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Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: 200 Issues and Counting

Anna Stamm

Last month, The Advertiser hit a milestone – its 200th issue! To recognize that achievement, let’s take a quick look back at how this magazine has evolved from its humble beginnings. 8 Years Ago and 8 Pages When The Advertiser was launched in the fall of 2008, it was 8 pages...

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April 2016
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Carl Schoening

Good Humans

Carl Schoening

This is the continuing recollection of the good people I have crossed paths with over the years, but may remain unknown to most folks in the industry. Keep in mind, I may have a bit of a romanticized perspective…..could be due to adult beverages at the time of our last meeting. Don...

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April 2016
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Todd Drummond

Effective Incentive Programs for Every Group

Todd Drummond

Many would agree that it is wise to implement an effective incentive program (IP) that actually increases productivity and lowers costs. However, very few companies actually have implemented such an effective IP, especially one that affects every group within an organization (including...

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Sean Hubbard

Semi Automated Saws

Sean Hubbard

Day after day we rely heavily on computers, smart phones and tablets. The power of each device makes our jobs faster, more efficient and hopefully easier each day.  Our own corporate policy sets a four year life cycle for each computer. As technological advances in both...

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April 2016
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Glenn Traylor

How Important is Embedment?

Glenn Traylor

Connectors are essential to the integrity of the truss.  It is imperative the plate is properly pressed in order to insure effective lateral load transfer from truss member to truss member.  Since on occasion modern and older equipment does not press the plate completely into the...

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April 2016
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Robert Glowinski

Fire is No Accident

Robert Glowinski

Large construction site fires have been gaining attention in the media and have resulted in large financial losses. With so much at risk, it’s essential that fire safety policies and procedures be in place at all construction sites. In cooperation with FireforceOne, the American Wood...

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April 2016
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Matt Layman

Lumber Market Briefing

Matt Layman

Market Summary This is an FDP reversal week as well as a 3-week interval. This three week interval is the third consecutive one making this rally now nine weeks old. Historically, "extended" trends last nine weeks. This one has certainly given buyers ample time and opportunity to...

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April 2016
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Joe Kannapell

The Last Word: Learning from the Best in the Business

Joe Kannapell

“Do it as if your job depended on it” was a directive that I will never forget, even 45 years later.  Fateful words from an owner, to me, a new employee of Hydro-Air Engineering, long before it became MiTek.  Other lasting words have come to me from SBCA Hall of Fame (HOF)...

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April 2016
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