Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Choosing Our Focus

Anna Stamm

Walking into Walmart this past weekend, I can admit – I looked at the Christmas display. Actually, I can up the ante and confess – we bought something from the Christmas display. Yes, it was about 93° outside, but I came home with a couple of Christmas gnomes. Looking Forward...

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October 2019
Issue #11243
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Anna Stamm

Countdown to BCMC—Activities, Exhibits, and People to See

Anna Stamm

October has arrived, which means BCMC 2019 is nearly here. For the week of October 21, the annual Building Component Manufacturers Conference (BCMC) will be packed full of activities for attendees. From meetings and workshops, to athletic events, to social functions, and of course the show...

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October 2019
Issue #11243
Page 24
Todd Drummond

The Vast Majority of Component Plants Have Too Much Lost Productivity

Todd Drummond

People make the common mistake of thinking that if they have been doing something for a long time, occasionally have made improvements over the years, and they are working hard and consistently, then they are doing it the best way possible. But the truth is, approximately 80% of truss and wall...

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October 2019
Issue #11243
Page 28
Ben Hershey

Strategy, Culture, and BCMC

Ben Hershey

Two manufacturers walk into the BCMC Show. One is a seasoned manufacturer who has been attending the show for many years and will learn something new, but really just goes to shake hands and be seen. The other manufacturer is new and eager, ready to learn and network with others at the show....

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October 2019
Issue #11243
Page 44
Ed Serrano

Stacking Trusses and Frames Just Got a Whole Lot Easier!

Ed Serrano

Sometimes our industry needs a bit of a shake up! Going from strength to strength, VektaUSA has once again turned heads—this time with a new, straight forward, compact, easy to use and practical solution for stacking trusses and wall frames! The tried and proven Stakpro product line has...

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October 2019
Issue #11243
Page 58
Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Finding the Funny

Anna Stamm

Mistake. Accident. Faux pas. Fubar. They happen to all of us. Sometimes, they make us angry. Sometimes, they make us want to cry. Fortunately, sometimes, they can also make us laugh. When to See the Humor When something goes wrong, our natural reaction is be upset. We also may feel...

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September 2019
Issue #11242
Page 6
Anna Stamm

Countdown to BCMC—Bringing the Industry Together

Anna Stamm

One of the most important effects of the Building Component Manufacturers Conference (BCMC) is that it brings people together in one place for a few days each fall. In this digital age, being in the same building with this many friends and colleagues presents countless opportunities! From...

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September 2019
Issue #11242
Page 24
Ben Hershey

What Tools Are You Using

Ben Hershey

I really enjoy local county fairs and local attractions, because they give us an opportunity to see cool things from the past or something related to the area (and our fair has fresh roasted corn!). Recently at our local fair, the Stanwood Fair, I walked into a building showcasing tools used by...

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September 2019
Issue #11242
Page 28
Glenn Traylor

Is This Happening at Your Plant?

Glenn Traylor

At a recent TPI 3rd Party Audit, the In-Plant Inspector (IPI) and I were inspecting trusses coming off the line as is normal in an audit. A stacked truss caught my eye, mainly because the top plate did not line up with the plate on the opposite side of the truss. Upon careful examination, indeed...

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September 2019
Issue #11242
Page 38
Todd Drummond

Vendor Loyalty and Sales Pitch Can Lead You Astray

Todd Drummond

The BCMC trade show is fast approaching. This trade show, which is held each year, is a great opportunity for you and your team to step outside of your comfort zone to challenge and expand your current beliefs of both equipment investments and vendor services. Just be mindful that sometimes it...

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September 2019
Issue #11242
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