Anna Stamm

Countdown to BCMC—Bringing the Industry Together

Anna Stamm

One of the most important effects of the Building Component Manufacturers Conference (BCMC) is that it brings people together in one place for a few days each fall. In this digital age, being in the same building with this many friends and colleagues presents countless opportunities! From...

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September 2019
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Ben Hershey

What Tools Are You Using

Ben Hershey

I really enjoy local county fairs and local attractions, because they give us an opportunity to see cool things from the past or something related to the area (and our fair has fresh roasted corn!). Recently at our local fair, the Stanwood Fair, I walked into a building showcasing tools used by...

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September 2019
Issue #11242
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Steve Shrader

Interoperability Standardization in the Industrial Automation Space

Steve Shrader

So, there is an interesting discussion by some in the CM Industry to create a universal truss software standard. In some circles, this “standard” is merely an effort to integrate and simplify.  Others worry it is an effort to monetize design software, and to some this...

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September 2019
Issue #11242
Page 68

Knowledge and Experience Make All the Difference

Ray Fedorko

What makes Acceptance Leasing and Financing Service, Inc., of Moon Township, Pennsylvania so special? It has to be our President, Carl Villella. An active participant in the financing arena since 1992, Carl is a Certified Financial Lease Professional (CFLP), the preeminent professional...

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September 2019
Issue #11242
Page 96
Joe Kannapell

The Last Word: Whole House Builders?

Joe Kannapell

Why aren’t your trussers designing walls and EWP too, as we said they would twenty-five years ago? To pave their way, we would deliver more intelligent (“IntelliBuilt”) and optimized (“OptiFramed”) software, and builders would provide flawless “BIM”...

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September 2019
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Page 125
Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Priorities vs. Commitments

Anna Stamm

We’ve all been there—hurrying to finish one thing while juggling a dozen other things. We don’t want to let anyone down, disappoint someone who’s expecting something of us, or fail to meet our own expectations for ourselves. Unfortunately, the more we try to do, the more...

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August 2019
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Ben Hershey

The Importance of Our Leadership Actions

Ben Hershey

Recently, a Pastor at our church, Morgan MacPherson, shared a teaching from the Book of James talking about how our Actions Speak Louder. Though there was a lot of “meat on the bone” from what he shared, one of the additional thoughts I brought home was how important our actions are...

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August 2019
Issue #11241
Page 42
Andrew Carr

Offshoring and Outsourcing—Lessons from a Personal Journey

Andrew Carr

How did this Australian component manufacturer become involved in offshoring? It started with a trip to Vietnam in 2004, and it ended much differently than I would have expected! I had been operating my company in Australia, Truss-Rite, for 16 years, selling prefabricated wall framing and...

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August 2019
Issue #11241
Page 86
Joe Kannapell

The Last Word: The Last Word on Fitness

Joe Kannapell

When, out of the blue, two very fit trussers are slowed by heart issues, and I discover my own, I must speak up! Especially since none of us fit the high-risk profile: we don’t smoke, consume much alcohol, or carry much extra weight. Fortunately, thanks to our exercise routines, we are...

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August 2019
Issue #11241
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Anna Stamm

Countdown to BCMC—Where Friends are Like Family...And Vice Versa!

Anna Stamm

The component industry’s biggest event is only 3 months away! This year’s Building Component Manufacturers Conference will be held on October 22–25 in Columbus, OH. Will you be there? Exhibitors are readying their booths, speakers are preparing their sessions, and...

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July 2019
Issue #11240
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