Anna Stamm

Rest In Peace, Kenny Cloyd

Anna Stamm

I was usually the voice on the other side of the phone or computer during my 13 years with WTCA/SBCA, but Ken Cloyd was a person I had the pleasure to meet face-to-face. And believe me, you don’t forget meeting Kenny. Even though it’s been nearly two years since we’ve had an...

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July 2018
Issue #10228
Page 108
Joe Kannapell

Tom Manenti, Outgoing Chairman of MiTek Industries, Inc.

Joe Kannapell

I know not a steadier and more upright leader than Thomas J. Manenti, who elevated his company from good to great over his 40-year tenure. His characteristic humility and aplomb enabled him to navigate most of his career among strong egos. Tom is the consummate people person who transformed...

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December 2017
Issue #10221
Page 6
Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Hello, Goodbye

Anna Stamm

Can you feel it? The end of the year is approaching fast. It’s funny how time doesn’t fly at a constant speed, but rather it seems to quicken or slow depending on how much is happening. Now that it’s November, it will keep moving fast until New Years. Time to Say...

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November 2017
Issue #10220
Page 4
Joe Kannapell

The Last Word: Not the Last Word on Dick Marriott, Retiring President of MiTek Industries, Inc.

Joe Kannapell

You will search in vain, through the pantheon of sales leaders in the truss industry, for an equal to Richard H. Marriott. You will find contenders, like Charlie Harnden or Dave Chambers, though they left us too soon. You will find a handful of other 40 year veterans, like Dick, but none who...

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August 2017
Issue #10217
Page 89
Carl Schoening

Las Vegas: OQM 2017

Carl Schoening

Well, I just returned from the SBCA Open Quarterly Meeting in Las Vegas. It was almost historical. This was the first time that I can remember the OQM being in Las Vegas. It seems a place that has a way of drawing greater attendance for any event and this was true for the OQM. A great time...

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April 2017
Issue #10213
Page 12
Joe Kannapell

Vivian Hollinshed, R.I.P.

Joe Kannapell

Not one of the fathers of our industry did more design work than Vivian Hollinshed. Over his 55 active years, on the small drafting board behind his desk, this magnificent man named Vivian crafted countless fine homes and innovative commercial buildings. All the while pioneering trusses in a...

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April 2017
Issue #10213
Page 80
Joe Kannapell

A Tribute to Caring

Joe Kannapell

“If I didn’t care for him so much, I’d let him go,” said the late Vivian Hollinshed about an aspiring young designer, Chuck Rogers. Chuck knew nothing about trusses when he came to Vivian’s company, Comtech in Fayetteville, NC. And now, nearly 20 years later, thanks...

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April 2017
Issue #10213
Page 85
Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Celebrating an Industry Legend

Anna Stamm

A quick internet search of the term “legendary” will reveal this among the possible definitions: “remarkable enough to be famous; very well known.” Unfortunately, our industry has lost another member who was very well known, very well respected, and very well...

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March 2017
Issue #10212
Page 4
Carl Schoening

The Passing of Greatness

Carl Schoening

I said I wouldn’t write again, but I felt compelled to, at the very least, commemorate the passing of a great human being. In the past few weeks, many of you have read articles about the passing of Dwight Hikel. Dwight was something pretty special. Not just as a businessman or component...

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March 2017
Issue #10212
Page 12
Joe Kannapell

The Last Word: Third Generation of the Component Industry

Joe Kannapell

For those who just came here and those of us who have been here a long time, this a fine place to be. All of us are reaping the benefits given us by two generations who built a solid foundation for our industry, and a third generation now coming into its own. Not unlike our great country, which...

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March 2017
Issue #10212
Page 85

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