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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Anna Stamm

Countdown to BCMC—It’s All About the Booths

Anna Stamm

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...

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August 2019
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Glenn Traylor

Does the Manufacturing Facility’s Environment Affect Quality?

Glenn Traylor

Can quality be determined by examining the environment of the facility manufacturing the product? It seems like the two are unrelated, but, after evaluating hundreds of facilities, quality seems to be proportional to the environment of the manufacturing. By this, I’m not saying that brand...

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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
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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
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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
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Ben Hershey

Measure the Tempo of Your Operation

Ben Hershey

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...

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July 2019
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Robert Glowinski

Opening the Lines of Communication with the Fire Service

Robert Glowinski

Last year’s passage of Tall Mass Timber code provisions for inclusion in the 2021 International Code Council’s International Building Code will usher in a new era in construction, allowing for tall mass timber buildings to be constructed up to 18 stories. With these new...

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July 2019
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Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Celebration and Remembrance

Anna Stamm

Writing this column on Memorial Day, I was struck by the many reasons we have to feel grateful every day. The holiday provides us with the opportunity to reflect on many aspects of lives, and people in our lives, which we often take for granted. Remembering How Fortunate We Are Anyone who...

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June 2019
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Todd Drummond

Expect Margins and Lead Time to Decrease in Most Markets

Todd Drummond

Many of us have been in the industry long enough to clearly remember the pain of the ‘08 crash. Before the crash, everyone was very optimistic about their own growth potential because the building economy was on fire, which gave everyone a reason to expand their manufacturing capacity like...

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June 2019
Issue #11239
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