Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: 20 Words for 2020

Anna Stamm

Writing this column as one year ends and a new year begins, I started to wonder about what I hoped to see and experience in the coming months. Although a new year always brings us both possibilities and pitfalls, I prefer to focus on the positives as long as I can. So, here are 20 words that...

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January 2020
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Automation is Easy with the Right Support

The Spida Team

Bringing in a new cutting saw – even a high-tech version – is a surprisingly straightforward experience, but it succeeds or fails based on the quality of service and know-how. From purchase through installation to on-going support, Spida will help you automate successfully. One...

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January 2020
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Ben Hershey

Are You Communicating the Same Old Message?

Ben Hershey

Here we are at the start of 2020 — Happy New Year! As we begin the year, we’ll likely have times when we look at the past and then look forward, as we plan our strategy and set the tone for our teams and work with our colleagues. But… there are others who will trod out the...

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January 2020
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Ed Serrano

Industry 4.0 – What’s the Hype?

Ed Serrano

Not so long ago, the concept of “lean manufacturing” was embraced and implemented worldwide for manufacturing. But these days, lean manufacturing is old news. Today, you need to be on the “Industry 4.0” bandwagon if you want to survive into the next decade. Governments,...

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January 2020
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Robert Glowinski

AWC Successes in Mass Timber, Fire Engagement Mark 2019

Robert Glowinski

The American Wood Council (AWC) is prepared for an active 2020, but first, we look back at the challenges and resulting accomplishments over the course of 2019. Last year was marked by successes in the building codes development process, establishing lines of communications with the fire...

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January 2020
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Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Keep Moving and Enjoy the Ride

Anna Stamm

Well, it’s that time of year again — so many things to do and so little time! As we move quickly through the holiday season, I’m going to try to keep a few things in mind, and I thought I’d share. If you have additional suggestions, please feel free to pass them along!...

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December 2019
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Page 6
Todd Drummond

Small Investments Can Garner Huge Gains for Productivity for Your Sales Team

Todd Drummond

Last month’s article, “Investment in Employee Training, Not Just Equipment,” produced a lot of good responses from many readers. Now it is time to offer real solutions to help your company improve productivity and reduce costly errors for your sales team and also all of the...

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December 2019
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Thom McAnally

The Hiring Zone: Job Search Blues

As a recruiter, I see the geneses of job dissatisfaction and turnover. You start a job with hopes of being there forever, or at least 10 years, and within a year or two you are back looking at the job market. While the internet has made it easier to search for and find a new job, it also has...

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December 2019
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Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Cheers to Good Times in Columbus

Anna Stamm

The weather was pleasant, the accommodations were good, and the people were awesome. I must admit – my “Countdown to BCMC” series got me excited about the show, and I’m very glad I went! To everyone who gave me a warm welcome – Thank you! To everyone who...

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November 2019
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Ben Hershey

Set the Course of Your Business

Ben Hershey

Many of us just returned from this year’s BCMC show. How appropriate it was to be in Columbus, a city named after a visionary who discovered the new world, and the theme was “Set Your Course.” In your business, no matter the role you serve, you have a chance to set the course...

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November 2019
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