Todd Drummond

Maintaining Successful Project Management Communications

Todd Drummond

We can all learn from companies that have the best-in-class project management communication systems in the construction industry. Whether it is builders, LBMs, or component manufacturers, all have one thing in common regarding project information processing. There seem to be almost countless...

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July 2024
Issue #16300
Page 24
Thom McAnally

The Importance of Ownership

When we were young, we often said, “I want to own that.” Whether it was a new car, a boat, or a specific type of computer, owning something had significant meaning. We felt a sense of accomplishment when we attained something we desired. As we grew older, some of us were inspired to...

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July 2024
Issue #16300
Page 84
Todd Drummond

Retention and Staffing of Employees

Todd Drummond

If you are a manufacturer who desires high efficiency with high-quality products and services for your customers, then you know you need good employees to deliver them. Many claim that employees are the most important part of their business. So, it should not be a shock that poor productivity...

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June 2024
Issue #16299
Page 22
Thom McAnally

Enhancing Your Truss Design Team’s Performance with the JobLine Truss Design Skills Evaluation

As a manufacturing manager, you understand the importance of having a skilled and efficient design team. If you’ve encountered our Truss Design Skills Evaluation, you know its thoroughness in assessing truss designers. This evaluation measures skills and experience across nine key areas...

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June 2024
Issue #16299
Page 86
Todd Drummond

Increase Profits and Lower Labor Costs with an Effective Incentive Program for Every Group

Todd Drummond

Too many get caught up in believing that any additional pay to employees is inherently costing the company more and should be avoided at every turn. If you believe this is the case, there is something you are overlooking. What may be lost is that when the total volume (productivity and sales) is...

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May 2024
Issue #16298
Page 24
Todd Drummond

Advance Your Career and Earnings By Learning From Mistakes We Are All Prone to Make

Todd Drummond

Each generation has to learn all the life lessons either through their own mistakes or the counseling of the older generation. The vast majority of us wish not to repeat the same mistakes and, if possible, avoid them altogether. If you wish to avoid embarrassment, whether you are new to being an...

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April 2024
Issue #16297
Page 24
Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Showing Appreciation with Candy and Corned Beef

Anna Stamm

The holiday season is upon us (yes, really), and it provides ample opportunities to build camaraderie and team spirit at your business with a little effort and a little food. Making the Effort Many companies have some form of employee appreciation program, but those that don’t have...

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March 2024
Issue #16296
Page 6
Todd Drummond

Straight Talk About Labor Shortages and Costs

Todd Drummond

I have had the same conversations with so many executives concerning the tight labor market and rising labor costs. There is good and bad news concerning this subject. First, the good news is that you can be assured that high labor costs and a tight labor market are not only affecting your...

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March 2024
Issue #16296
Page 24
Thom McAnally

On-Site Homebuilding with an Off-Site View

Reflecting on the journey of building my on-site home versus years of off-site manufacturing, several insights have surfaced. While many may hesitate to do it again, I remain optimistic. Why the enthusiasm? Because every challenge I faced was met with a manufacturing mindset honed by the...

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March 2024
Issue #16296
Page 84
Thom McAnally

Navigating Employee Consolidation After an Acquisition: A Blueprint for Success

In the dynamic landscape of corporate growth, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have become a common strategy for companies aiming to expand their market presence and enhance their capabilities. While these endeavors hold promises of increased efficiency and amplified market share, the process...

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February 2024
Issue #16295
Page 72
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