Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Are You Feeling Lucky?

Anna Stamm

We’ve all had times when we feel we’ve hit a stroke of luck, and unfortunately times when we felt pretty unlucky. With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, I started wondering about luck—when we most wish we were feeling lucky and maybe ways to get a little more luck on...

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March 2019
Issue #11236
Page 6
Ben Hershey

Success Through Failure

Ben Hershey

“I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan While it...

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March 2019
Issue #11236
Page 20
Shelena Serrano

Celebrating Heart and Teamwork at Vekta

Shelena Serrano

At Vekta, we not only acknowledge the importance of our team, we celebrate it! We recognise that each individual brings something unique and special to the whole team. Every person is respected for their thoughts, contributions, knowledge, and skills—without them, there is no way we could...

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March 2019
Issue #11236
Page 50
Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Share the Love

Anna Stamm

It’s February, so we’re going to be seeing hearts everywhere for the next few weeks. Valentine’s Day is an excellent opportunity to sell/buy greeting cards, candy, and flowers. But the holiday doesn’t have to be limited to your sweetheart. Consider it an opportunity to...

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February 2019
Issue #11235
Page 6
Ben Hershey

Close the Gap on Lean Initiatives

Ben Hershey

When I’m asked why I chose a set of puzzle pieces for the 4Ward Consulting team logo, I’m glad to explain that fitting the pieces together has always been a part of my approach to business, my own and those I have assisted. We have teams, divisions, branches, departments, etc....

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February 2019
Issue #11235
Page 38
Mario Espiñeira, Jr.

(Re)Building in the Caribbean with Deco Truss

Mario Espiñeira, Jr.

For 35 years and counting, Deco Truss Company has been exporting trusses and building materials to the Caribbean. Fashions and fads may have changed over those decades, but our commitment to providing quality products on time and on budget has never wavered. And especially in the wake of the...

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January 2019
Issue #11234
Page 26
Ben Hershey

It’s Time to Huddle Up!

Ben Hershey

Setting the tone for higher expectations and productivity I am often asked by lumber dealers, component manufacturers, and others for that “one thing” that will improve results, drive cultural change, hardwire behavior, or create lasting quality. I’ve come to realize there...

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December 2018
Issue #10233
Page 25
Shawn Overholtzer

BCMC 2018: Crafting Connections and Brewing Success

Shawn Overholtzer

The 37th Annual BCMC show took place in late October at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. It was the second time in the past four years at this location, so most of us already knew the great restaurants and bars to visit. Every year the show just seems to get bigger and better, and this...

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December 2018
Issue #10233
Page 48
Robert Glowinski

Second Chance for Employees and Wood Products

Robert Glowinski

“Everything and everyone deserves a second chance.” That’s the philosophy of Second Chance Inc., a Baltimore-based non-profit that deconstructs homes and other buildings to salvage materials for reuse. It’s also a philosophy that the American Wood Council (AWC)...

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December 2018
Issue #10233
Page 78
Joe Kannapell

The Last Word: The Last Word on Giving

Joe Kannapell

Though our industry has served millions of homeowners through the years, four (and soon to be a fifth) very special individuals stand out; those wounded heroes we have honored through Operation Finally Home. Through the generosity of SBCA members, we have provided beautiful homes, free and...

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December 2018
Issue #10233
Page 107

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