Thom McAnally

The Hiring Zone: Remote Design in 5 Years

As I gaze into my crystal ball, conjuring up a future based on my 27 years of recruiting and industry experience, I can see big changes ahead for our industry and Remote Designers. Come with me and let’s see what my crystal ball shows…. The Year is 2021: As the mist in my...

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March 2019
Issue #11236
Page 74
Joe Kannapell

The Last Word: Knowing Your Customers at IBS

Joe Kannapell

To grow closer to your customers is the reason to attend the International Builders Show (IBS). If you coordinate in advance with your local builders and pay attention to the educational sessions, you may not be overwhelmed amongst the 100,000 attendees. You may also witness the latest...

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March 2019
Issue #11236
Page 103
Thom McAnally

The Hiring Zone: Career Moves

Before remote design was “the new thing,” designers would relocate to advance. Not just a promotion, but for better pay, better benefits, and stability for the long term. While remote offers flexibility in everything from scheduling to attire, it lacks one thing—proven...

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February 2019
Issue #11235
Page 78
Matt Layman

Lumber Briefs: Building a Bullish Lumber Base for Rising Housing Starts

Matt Layman

In both the lumber and stock markets, there are more disruptions coming in 2019. The immediate influences of government shutdown, mass exodus from stocks, on-going trade war, volatile oil market, fight to suppress interest rates, President Trump’s legal issues, and global economic and...

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February 2019
Issue #11235
Page 84
Joe Kannapell

The Last Word: (Another) Last Word on Southern Pine

Joe Kannapell

Despite our reservations about Southern Pine lumber, the timber industry is betting billions that we’ll buy it. Soon the output of SYP mills will race past other domestic species. Fortunately, technological improvements, both at the saw mill and in our component plants, aim to overcome our...

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February 2019
Issue #11235
Page 109
Matt Layman

Lumber Briefs: 20% More Downside: Stocks and Lumber

Matt Layman

In both the lumber and stock markets, there are more disruptions coming in 2019. The immediate influences of government shutdown, mass exodus from stocks, on-going trade war, volatile oil market, fight to suppress interest rates, President Trump’s legal issues, and global economic and...

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January 2019
Issue #11234
Page 82
Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Another Year Older…And Wiser?

Anna Stamm

As the end of the year approaches, we often find ourselves thinking about what we’ve accomplished in the preceding months, which tasks we feel are incomplete, and how we’ve learned a few more lessons the hard way. Things never seem to turn out the way we’ve expected, but life...

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December 2018
Issue #10233
Page 6
Thom McAnally

The Silence is Deafening

If you are a Boomer, Next Gen, Gen Z, Millennial, or Green Martian, you have been effected by the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare. The Affordable Care Act added the employer shared responsibility provisions under section 4980H of the Internal Revenue Code. (IRS) When the affordable...

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December 2018
Issue #10233
Page 66
Matt Layman

Lumber Briefs: Lesson Learned: 2019 Will Out Do 2018

Matt Layman

2018 is a year for the record books. All time price highs followed by all time largest price drop in shortest time. One very important lesson learned or reinforced was how significantly supply disruptions can influence price movement. The variable is the set up. Specifically, the state of...

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December 2018
Issue #10233
Page 82
Matt Layman

Lumber Briefs: A Fragile Housing Recovery Built on Credit

Matt Layman

Many Americans are not overzealous about the moderate improvements to their lifestyle, income, and overall state of wellbeing during this economic recovery. That is being expressed by the stock market’s decline and increased recession rhetoric. No in-depth statistical analysis is needed...

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November 2018
Issue #10232
Page 78

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