Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Happy April Fools’ Day!

Anna Stamm

Oh, to be able to call our current situation simply one big joke—wouldn’t that be nice! Of course, we’re all taking this very seriously, as we should. We’re all finding our way, day by day, as we adjust to the changing circumstances. We’re developing ways to stay...

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April 2020
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Wendy Boyd

Responding to Our Changing World

Wendy Boyd

Corona Virus or Covid-19 has undoubtedly turned the world in which we live, work, socialize, learn, and play upside down. As I write this in the last week of March, we are starting a 4-week shutdown of our manufacturing facility in New Zealand and a 2-week shutdown period for both Indianapolis...

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April 2020
Issue #12249
Page 17
Ed Serrano

COVID-19 – Was This in Your Risk Analysis?

Ed Serrano

Every astute business owner has a risk analysis with plans to mitigate those risks. Within the Component Manufacturing industry, elements such as housing downturn, hacking of systems, machine failings, and staff safety concerns would generally make up the topics. I’d put money on the fact...

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April 2020
Issue #12249
Page 47
Craig Webb

What to Do If Someone at Your LBM Operation Gets (or May Have) the Coronavirus

Craig Webb

The rapid rise in cases of Americans infected or possibly infected with the coronavirus made it inevitable that the lumber and building materials industry would be affected eventually. Here are some expert recommendations on how you should respond if one of your employees gets the virus. Note...

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April 2020
Issue #12249
Page 90
Robert Glowinski

AWC Operations Continue Despite COVID-19

Robert Glowinski

Perhaps like many of you, I am writing this message from my home. In light of safety precautions recommended because of the spread of COVID-19, or the Coronavirus, the American Wood Council (AWC) has closed our multi-person offices in Leesburg, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. until such time as...

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April 2020
Issue #12249
Page 106
Wendy Boyd

BCMC Planning – The Great Debate on Saws

Wendy Boyd

We’re now starting the daunting but exciting task of planning for the next Building Component Manufacturers Conference, being held September 22–25 in Indianapolis, IN. As we gear up, we ask ourselves – what is the most important piece of equipment to show, what is the message...

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March 2020
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Page 17
Robert Glowinski

Lessons Learned from the Bound Brook Fire and the Importance of Construction Fire Safety

Robert Glowinski

A 7-alarm fire in Bound Brook, New Jersey, in mid-January destroyed six buildings and caused approximately $52 million in damages. Fortunately, there were no reported injuries. The cause of the fire was arson, and the perpetrator was arrested soon after. Nonetheless, in the investigations of...

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March 2020
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Page 110
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
Glenn Traylor

Are You Creating a Culture of Quality?

Glenn Traylor

On a recent trip to Japan to observe construction manufacturing methods, I was struck by the amount of time a plant manager spends on the production floor. Comparing this Japanese methodology to our truss industry, our plant managers and upper management spend relatively little time engaged in...

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February 2020
Issue #12247
Page 40
Glenn Traylor

How Do Your Trusses Stack Up?

Glenn Traylor

Do you vertically stack your trusses or horizontally stack them? How does the method impact quality? How does it impact safety? Do you know the arguments for either preference? Almost as if it was a regional inclination, some areas of the US vertically stack their finished trusses and some areas...

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January 2020
Issue #12246
Page 40

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