Countdown to BCMC—It’s All About the Booths
People look forward to attending the Building Component Manufacturers Conference (BCMC) for many reasons, including connecting with their friends and colleagues, participating in meetings and educational sessions, and enjoying social activities and events. But undoubtedly the #1 reason to attend...
Spida Acquires Square 1 Design
The acquisition of Square 1 Design solidifies Spida Machinery’s position at the apex of machinery suppliers for the Building Components industry. Globally positioned to supply machinery around the world, our equipment profile includes options for all component manufacturers—from...
The Last Word:
The Last Word on Fitness
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...
Countdown to BCMC—Where Friends are Like Family...And Vice Versa!
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...
Measure the Tempo of Your Operation
My wife Dianne and I were recently going through some of our old family photos and I came across this photo of Dianne’s Dad, Jack Hendershot, as a teenager on his bike delivering ice in the early ’50s. For those who may not know, before the advent of refrigeration and freezing...
Celebrating 50 Years of Truss Design Innovation
Part VIII: Layout Without Windows
At BCMC in Jacksonville in 1990, the PC had begun to “steal the show,” especially that of the upstart A.C.E.S. Their layout program was a quantum leap over the decade old work of C&G Micrographics on the Apple Computer. It also had several...
BCMC 2018: Crafting Connections and Brewing Success
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...
Apparently, some things can never be said too many times. We are stronger together than apart. United we stand, divided we fall. In unity, there is strength.
The Pressure to Divide
These days, the approach of divide and conquer seems to appear everywhere. In many facets of our lives, we...
The trip home provided for some much-needed quiet time to reflect on the most successful B.C.M.C. of modern times. I believe the equipment displayed well represented the advancements made by our industry over the last decade or two. It also offered a glimpse into the future where automation in...
Celebrating BCMC 2018
By the time you read this, the dust will have settled after an incredibly successful BCMC Show in Milwaukee, WI. What a privilege to talk with so many of you last week and see many of the exciting new automation products we can use in our operations to make us far more efficient, and, more...