Thom McAnally

The Hiring Zone: A Typical Spring Hiring Season?

The Coronavirus is changing our landscape so fast that the three articles I wrote within the last week are no longer applicable. Because of this, I’ve decided to just give some facts and opinions from my vantage point at TheJobLine.com.  First, as of March 24th, we have not...

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April 2020
Issue #12249
Page 94
Gary Fleisher

8 Intrinsic Values of Modular Home Construction

Gary Fleisher

Whenever a site builder asks me why they should go modular, they are really asking me how they can make more money going modular. Some of them are long time site builders that have looked at converting to modular construction and just can’t bring themselves to pull the trigger. It’s...

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April 2020
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Page 98
Thom McAnally

The 2020 World of Modular

The Modular Building Institute's 37th Annual Convention & Tradeshow at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida The Modular Building Institute graciously allowed The Advertiser to cover its 37th Annual World of Modular Convention and Tradeshow held March 9-12, 2020 in Orlando,...

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April 2020
Issue #12249
Page 102
Matt Layman

Lumber Briefs: Lumber Market Quarantine?

Matt Layman

March 29, 2020 We are just days away from the sharpest lumber market price reversal ever experienced. It began last week with unreasonable mill panic selling in an attempt to secure short-term operational cash and a $50 drop. Next week and the following week, there will government mandated...

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April 2020
Issue #12249
Page 110
Joe Kannapell

The Last Word: Not My Last Word

Joe Kannapell

From four stories up, I realized how far wood components have come. I was atop 170,000 sq. ft. of trusses, viewing the Minneapolis Basilica, and couldn’t help thinking back 47 years to my first jobsite visit. [See PDF or View in Full Issue for photos.] Back then, floor trusses were brand...

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April 2020
Issue #12249
Page 145
Craig Webb

This Chart Helps Spur Mega-Millions in Off-Site Construction Investments—But Can It Be Trusted?

Craig Webb

Go to a meeting about modular construction, mass timber, and other off-site components manufacturing and odds are one of the speakers will show this chart [See PDF or View in Full Issue]. I’ve been to events where four consecutive speakers showcased it in their presentations. Some of these...

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March 2020
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Page 90
Gary Fleisher

Millennials Creating a Modular Housing Evolution

Gary Fleisher

Contrary to what we Boomers think, Millennials are no longer children. Born between 1981 and 1996, they are in their twenties, or even late thirties, and already entering the single family home market.  Millennials will outnumber Baby Boomers in 2020 and they’re a market segment...

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March 2020
Issue #12248
Page 105
Matt Layman

Lumber Briefs: How To Beat the Lumber Market

Matt Layman

The words “panic attack” in our social sphere imply being attacked by panic. It can be debilitating. Put in another context, panic can lead to the action of attacking, typically defensively. Being attacked by panic and attacking in response to panic are positions of weakness that...

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March 2020
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Page 112
Chris Scott

2020 Preview

Chris Scott

It’s been the time of year for reflection and forecasting, thinking about what can be learned from last year and what should be expected from the new year to come. The most successful of us are the best at applying those lessons learned and having the ability to anticipate upcoming changes...

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February 2020
Issue #12247
Page 17
Joe Kannapell

Sixty Years of Machines, Part II

Joe Kannapell

Part II: A Pressing Issue Why reflect on the oft-derided C-Clamp as it fades into truss industry oblivion? Because it holds the world record for truss production, unmatched yet, even by robots. And although it debuted half a century ago, its design has never been equaled. And remarkably, this...

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January 2020
Issue #12246
Page 10

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