Glenn Traylor

How Can Member to Member Gaps Be Corrected?

Glenn Traylor

The Advertiser - June 2017 | Page #30 Compliance with ANSI/TPI 1–2014 requires maintaining member to member gaps at less than 1/8 inch. An exception would be for floor truss chord splices where the limit is 1/16 inch. While building trusses, the code calls for tight joints. In a...

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July 2020
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Matt Layman

Lumber Briefs: Current Lumber Market is a ‘Fad’!

Matt Layman

Without exception, in every conversation I have had regarding the pandemic’s positive impact on the lumber market, not a single person thought this outcome was possible. On my part, I see that as a failure. My job is to detect the unexpected. When I do not, that creates the 1.4 out of...

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July 2020
Issue #12252
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Joe Campagna

Lumber Joe

Joe Campagna

After 40 years in project management and product ownership for the financial service industry, dealing with everything from futures to equities to basis trading, I thought my brain couldn’t possibly manage another acronym. But, in a world that constantly changes, I too had to evolve...

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July 2020
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Glenn Traylor

Are You Receiving Your Building Materials Properly?

Glenn Traylor

The largest expense in a truss plant’s operation is the lumber cost. It often represents 50% to 60% of the selling cost of the truss. With such a high percentage, most managers are always focused on saving lumber, optimizing lumber, and searching for the best price. Those aspects are...

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June 2020
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Matt Layman

Lumber Briefs: Become a Lumber ‘Trader’ Not Just a Buyer or Seller

Matt Layman

Seems like every week I get more contacts regarding urgent buying strategies. I want to share two of them with you today. One was a contractor yard, preparing to requote a $3 million multi-family framing package. The member was advised by the contractor that his price was roughly 10% high,...

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June 2020
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Mike Wisnefski

Teamwork and Friendship Benefit the Whole

Mike Wisnefski

The average American works 8.8 hours a day, 44 hours per week. The average entrepreneur works 63% more than that. So, when I had the idea for a tech start-up designed to transact raw materials, specifically lumber and wood products right now, you better believe I wanted to like the people that I...

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June 2020
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Glenn Traylor

The Intrinsic Value of Hands-On Quality Assurance

Glenn Traylor

What makes up a great Quality Assurance Program? As you’ll recall, I listed 9 essential components for good QA in an article last year, “How Does a Fabricator Gain From a 3rd Party Audit?”. It’s no surprise that each one is rooted in the personal, on-site interaction that...

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May 2020
Issue #12250
Page 37
Ed Serrano

Making Your PackFeeder Dream a Reality

Ed Serrano

Packfeeders. Bunk Feeders. Call it what you will, but if you’re like most sites, the idea is nothing more than a pipe dream that quickly disappears once you start to ponder where you might put it. To get any real benefit from them, the perception is that the system you need to carry a lot...

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May 2020
Issue #12250
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Thom McAnally

The Hiring Zone: Did Someone Shout Fire?

If you watch the 24/7 news cycle, then you may think that the world as we know it is coming to an end. Yes, COVID-19 is affecting everyone, everywhere, but to different extents. If you are in a non-essential business, you’re hurting. Some component manufacturers in locked down states are...

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May 2020
Issue #12250
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Matt Layman

Lumber Briefs: Softwood Framing Lumber Market Forecast

Matt Layman

LLG Crystal Ball Says Speedy Recovery I do not forecast the lumber market, rather how and when folks who buy, sell, and produce lumber will act or react. As for the economy and its recovery from this pandemic disruption, I only need to remember and expect one thing. Economies are consumer...

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May 2020
Issue #12250
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