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
Issue #11240
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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
Issue #11240
Page 22
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
Issue #11239
Page 6
Ben Hershey

Empower Your Team to Success

Ben Hershey

When I recently started some restructuring work for a client, I saw a sign posted on the wall. As shown in the image [see PDF or View in Full Issue], it took a sad approach to giving 100% at work. How many of the associates on our teams show up to work on Monday with this attitude and energy...

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June 2019
Issue #11239
Page 44
Joe Nolte

Celebrating 20 Years of Texas Trusses

Joe Nolte

It was April 1999 when my brothers, Travis and Jason, and I were given the opportunity to purchase a small, residential-only truss plant in Gatesville, TX. What was once known as D&A Roof and Floor Trusses became the first location of Noltex Truss. Jason and I worked together building and...

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June 2019
Issue #11239
Page 66
Robert Glowinski

AWC Joins Second Year of Timber-Strong Design Build Competition

Robert Glowinski

Eighteen teams from colleges throughout the Southwest United States and Hawaii gained hands-on experience in wood design and construction during the second annual Timber-Strong Design Build competition. AWC joined APA–The Engineered Wood Products Association (APA) and Simpson Strong-Tie...

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June 2019
Issue #11239
Page 82
Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Strategy vs. Manipulation

Anna Stamm

It’s natural to strategize in our daily lives. We try to plan our actions to produce the optimal results. We may not be successful as often as we’d like, but we attempt to maximize our time and effort. So, what about the times when people take it a little too far? Embellishing or...

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May 2019
Issue #11238
Page 6
Chris Scott

What Do I Know?

Chris Scott

I think the answer to the title’s question is the same as the answer to “am I beautiful.” Those who know me are screaming, “the answer is NO,” but the correct answer should be, “It’s in the eye of the beholder.” I believe knowledge and experience...

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May 2019
Issue #11238
Page 14
Ben Hershey

Looking at Your Operation from a Different Perspective

Ben Hershey

My wife recently saw a book online (direct from the publisher) that she thought I would enjoy reading: “Lean Production for Competitive Advantage,” by John Nichols. There was, though, a funny thing about the book; it was printed upside down compared to the binding. I considered...

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May 2019
Issue #11238
Page 20
Anna Stamm

Service with a Smile: Serving the Community with Bugles Across America

Anna Stamm

We all know that Glenn Traylor is a veteran of the components industry possessing a wealth of information and technical advice. What everyone might not know is that he also serves military veterans through his work with the not-for-profit Bugles Across America (BAA). Growing up as an Army...

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May 2019
Issue #11238
Page 68

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