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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August 2020
Issue #12253
Page 26
Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Making Mistakes

Anna Stamm

We’re all adults, so we can admit that we all make our share of stupid mistakes. I’m not talking about important mistakes that have real consequences. I’m talking about the small, annoying, obnoxious mistakes that make us shake our heads and wish we could go back and correct...

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July 2020
Issue #12252
Page 6
Ben Hershey

The Battle Within Our Operations

Ben Hershey

Does this conversation sound familiar? “How fast can we reliably supply that component job to our customer?” asks the sales manager. “And don’t make us look like fools by telling me a date that will never be met or is too far out!” “I will tell you how...

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July 2020
Issue #12252
Page 26
Todd Drummond

Critical Summertime Repeated Problem Areas Hindering Sales

Todd Drummond

Year after year, too many companies suffer needlessly with the same common problems. Even after making new equipment investments and receiving assurances that things will be different, the old issues keep rearing their heads. !  Even with the additional equipment investment, production...

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July 2020
Issue #12252
Page 44
Robert Glowinski

EPDs Give Consumers Environmental Assurance for Using Wood Products

Robert Glowinski

Imagine you’re standing in the bread aisle at your local grocery store, contemplating what loaf you should take home that day. If you’re like any of the millions of health-conscious shoppers, you’ll subconsciously turn the loaf over and read the nutrition label for a better...

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July 2020
Issue #12252
Page 100
Thom McAnally

Safety Topics – What Safety Topics?

Have you used our Safety First topics in your production safety meetings? If not, why not? Safety First began in 2013 and the topics rotate every 24 months. This rotation schedule ensures that  your new hires have access to important safety topics. From Substance Abuse, Safe Lifting...

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July 2020
Issue #12252
Page 107
Omer Abdullah

Truth, Lies, and Salespeople

Omer Abdullah

I recently heard a talk by Bob Myers, General Manager of the Golden State Warriors, on leadership, values, and culture in winning teams. It was a great speech and there were many points he raised that made sense, and really resonated with me.   He also struck me as a thoughtful and...

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July 2020
Issue #12252
Page 120
Ben Hershey

Change the Way You Lead Meetings and Listen

Ben Hershey

As a team, we have been providing both in-person and virtual visits for all of our potential and current clients with projects underway. After a recent virtual training week, a company owner called me and told me how much he appreciated that I listened to his team and did not over talk or force...

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June 2020
Issue #12251
Page 44

Better Component Bidding and Delivery with STITCHER

Alpine Team

It’s official—Alpine’s new STITCHER software has the industry buzzing—and even a brief examination reveals why Preparing construction component projects for bidding and ultimately for scheduling and production can be difficult, time-consuming, and subject to input...

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June 2020
Issue #12251
Page 60
Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Celebrating Milestones

Anna Stamm

In these uncertain times, it’s nice to seize all opportunities to celebrate, especially milestones. They can lift us up and make us smile. They can remind us of a destination we’re striving to reach, and they can applaud our journey to date. The Advertiser Reaches 250 Drumroll,...

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May 2020
Issue #12250
Page 6

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