Countdown to BCMC—Activities, Exhibits, and People to See
October has arrived, which means BCMC 2019 is nearly here. For the week of October 21, the annual Building Component Manufacturers Conference (BCMC) will be packed full of activities for attendees. From meetings and workshops, to athletic events, to social functions, and of course the show...
Countdown to BCMC—Bringing the Industry Together
One of the most important effects of the Building Component Manufacturers Conference (BCMC) is that it brings people together in one place for a few days each fall. In this digital age, being in the same building with this many friends and colleagues presents countless opportunities! From...
Knowledge and Experience Make All the Difference
What makes Acceptance Leasing and Financing Service, Inc., of Moon Township, Pennsylvania so special? It has to be our President, Carl Villella. An active participant in the financing arena since 1992, Carl is a Certified Financial Lease Professional (CFLP), the preeminent professional...
Countdown to BCMC—It’s All About the Booths
People look forward to attending the Building Component Manufacturers Conference (BCMC) for many reasons, including connecting with their friends and colleagues, participating in meetings and educational sessions, and enjoying social activities and events. But undoubtedly the #1 reason to attend...
How High is High Tech?
The question of how much “high tech” is really needed in a situation can be difficult to answer. As Thom mentions in his article, “new-to-you equipment” may meet your needs after it has stopped being enough for someone else’s plant. To make the right decisions, you...
Celebration and Remembrance
Writing this column on Memorial Day, I was struck by the many reasons we have to feel grateful every day. The holiday provides us with the opportunity to reflect on many aspects of lives, and people in our lives, which we often take for granted.
Remembering How Fortunate We Are
The Advertiser By the Numbers
With the New Year just begun, I always like to take a moment to reflect on the year we’ve left behind. Although we (like everyone else) had an assortment of ups and downs in 2018, I definitely think The Advertiser can do a little bragging about having had a great year!
So to take a...
Welcome to Year #11
Last month, Thom talked about the origins of The Advertiser as we reached its 10th anniversary. This month, it’s time to celebrate the start of our 11th year!
The Second Decade and Beyond
What better way to enter the magazine’s second decade than with a brand new website! As I...
Where Were You 10 Years Ago?
Ten years may as well have been a lifetime with so much water under the industry bridge; so to speak. I looked back and saw how our little weekly newsletter became what is now the largest, and only monthly, publication that focuses on the Truss, Wall Panel, and Building Components...
If It’s October, It Must Be BCMC Time!
Yes, it’s true, I have not been in attendance at many BCMC shows. But over the years, I’ve been involved with lots of them, so I know they can be a lot of work and a lot of fun.
Building Community, Making Connections
I remember the day that slogan came into being, because I was...