Wendy Boyd

Navigating Your Future with Spida

Wendy Boyd

What a diverse, interesting, and sometimes scary world we live in. As we navigate our own patch of turf and crystal ball gaze about what the future holds, we are mindful of the differences in the world business landscape. Spida Machinery operates three distinct manufacturing facilities, in...

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July 2020
Issue #12252
Page 16
Thom McAnally

The Hiring Zone: Are You Learning Something New About Remote Design Employees?

With the coronavirus moving many positions from the business office to the home office, some employers are learning things they never thought possible. One of those things is how remote employees seem to have more time to devote to getting the job done. I spoke to several employers about...

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July 2020
Issue #12252
Page 88
Thom McAnally

Safety Topics – What Safety Topics?

Have you used our Safety First topics in your production safety meetings? If not, why not? Safety First began in 2013 and the topics rotate every 24 months. This rotation schedule ensures that  your new hires have access to important safety topics. From Substance Abuse, Safe Lifting...

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July 2020
Issue #12252
Page 107
Todd Drummond

Three Conditions for Smarter Margin Application to Make Healthier Profits

Todd Drummond

Establishing a proper margin to maximize profits for your roof truss component sales is not as easy as most people think. Most do not have a clear understanding of how small changes make a significant impact on the company’s profitability. Making the most profits possible, no matter what...

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June 2020
Issue #12251
Page 24
Greg Watson

Integrated Closed Wall Panel Systems

Greg Watson

For many years, wood frame wall panels have been constructed on site by contractors, and, in more recent times, by component manufacturers too. The wall panels assembled by component manufacturers primarily are open panels. These consist of lumber studs at predefined centers sheathed externally...

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June 2020
Issue #12251
Page 70
Thom McAnally

The Hiring Zone: A Possible Forecast for Hiring

I applaud employers who haven’t laid people off so far, but I can’t help but think of 2007 when hiring quickly dried up. Back then, hiring slammed on the brakes while the rest of the economy slowly ground to a halt over the next year. This time, it is not a financial problem...

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June 2020
Issue #12251
Page 90
Wendy Boyd

Moving Forward with Your Team and Spida

Wendy Boyd

In the wake of troubled times, I’m filled with hope and renewed energy as I review the month that was and all of the things that have been accomplished for Spida Machinery worldwide. Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just...

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May 2020
Issue #12250
Page 15
Ben Hershey

The Importance of Change Management in Today’s Business Climate

Ben Hershey

The current global demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) has created a severe shortage of PPE across the world. And while regular distribution channels ramp up, we have seen several creative ways some individuals and companies are making changes to support our COVID-19 response,...

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May 2020
Issue #12250
Page 26
Todd Drummond

Rethinking a Linear Saw Linked to Two Workstations

Todd Drummond

It seems some people are upset that I made such a public statement with my latest advertisement – “Pairing a Linear Saw with Two Workstations with Each Having Two Assemblers will Cost Your Company Millions in Lost Net Profits.” Specifically, I’m talking about linking...

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May 2020
Issue #12250
Page 48
Brian Zengel

Six Steps of Troubleshooting Methodology and Why It’s Important

Brian Zengel

As technology advances year after year and Alpine equipment becomes more sophisticated, it’s critical to understand some best practices when troubleshooting equipment. In a perfect world, equipment would never break down and therefore never be a need to troubleshoot. Unfortunately, we...

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May 2020
Issue #12250
Page 64

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