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Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: It’s All Relative

Anna Stamm

So often, perhaps too often, we read along with various facts and figures on our computer screens, process the data, and then look to the next topic. Every once in a while though, something will jump out at us and remind us how much facts are (only) relative. A Picture of Housing...

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August 2020
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Joe Kannapell

Sixty Years of Machines, Part IX

Joe Kannapell

Part IX: Automatic Setup “I think this will work,” said Dick Rotto at the unveiling of auto-jigging at the 1988 BCMC in Nashville. This was a high compliment from the founder of the most prolific truss business, Trussway, Inc. And Dick had no equipment compatible with auto-jigging...

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Sean Hubbard

System Installations

Sean Hubbard

Thirty years ago, equipment installations looked considerably different. Often, the equipment was installed using the customer’s maintenance staff and even the truss building crew. Working with new crews on a weekly basis, who were skilled in component manufacturing but had limited...

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Todd Drummond

What is Worse than Poor Services? Denial by the Group that has Terrible Services!

Todd Drummond

Nothing is more frustrating than dealing with poor services by a department within your company or a vendor when you need to resolve a problem or find information on a timely basis. However, what is even worse than the poor services is having that troubled group in complete denial about their...

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Glenn Traylor

Do You Know If Your Floor Machine Needs Attention?

Glenn Traylor

The old joke is: “What time is it when an elephant sits on your fence? Time to get a new fence.” So what time is it when your floor trusses look like this? It might be time for a new floor machine or at least some attention. In the photo [See PDF or View in Full Issue], the floor...

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Owen Eldridge

Change Your Supply Chain Management with Analytics and Systems Integration

Owen Eldridge

Relying on traditional supply chain execution systems is becoming increasingly more difficult, with a mix of global operating systems, pricing pressures, and ever-increasing customer expectations. There are also recent economic impacts such as COVID-19, supply shortages, the global recession,...

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Tracy Roe

TrueBuild® Batch – Maximizing Your Equipment Investment

Tracy Roe

Does this sound familiar? A truss fabricator makes the decision to invest in their business to increase capacity. They buy the latest and greatest automated saw, automated jigging system, or even a projection system. The new machinery is guaranteed to increase throughput versus what they are...

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John Croll

Latest IntelliVIEW Release Improves Flexibility with Gable Stud Options

John Croll

Alpine has a long, proven history of bringing engineering and software together to produce better results for Component Manufacturers. Alpine’s IntelliVIEW design software, industry-leading engineering analysis, and efficient design tools provide designers everything they need to get the...

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Ray Fedorko

The CASH Dilemma

Ray Fedorko

One of the most frequent responses we hear from prospects when asked how they hope to pay for their equipment is simply: I’m going to pay cash. It’s a nice feeling to pay cash. Done and paid for. No payment schedule or finance charges. And surely, if interest payments hover in the...

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Tom Brauch

Connecting Virtually with MiTek

Tom Brauch

The global pandemic has changed the way we work and do business. MiTek knows that many of our customers – and much of the industry – had to adapt to virtual work and new safety measures. But we also know that the demand for innovative advanced components isn’t slowing down, and...

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