29 episodes

SBCA's podcast focuses on everything from production and marketing best practices to risk management and leadership tips. We are interviewing fellow component manufacturers and industry experts and teasing out valuable nuggets you can use to improve your company.

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SBCA's podcast focuses on everything from production and marketing best practices to risk management and leadership tips. We are interviewing fellow component manufacturers and industry experts and teasing out valuable nuggets you can use to improve your company.

    EP 29: Ken Kucera Shares 84 Lumber's Component Manufacturing Strategy

    EP 29: Ken Kucera Shares 84 Lumber's Component Manufacturing Strategy

    Ken Kucera, vice president of installed sales and manufacturing for 84 Lumber, explains what has driven the company’s recent growth and how component package sales fit into their overall business strategy. 84 Lumber was founded in 1956 and operates more than 250 stores in 30 states, which are serviced by their component manufacturing plants, custom door shops, custom millwork shops, and engineered wood products (EWP) centers.

    • 27 min
    EP 28: Margaret Whelan on How Innovations Are Changing the Construction Industry

    EP 28: Margaret Whelan on How Innovations Are Changing the Construction Industry

    Margaret Whelan is the CEO and Founder of Whelan Advisory LLC, a boutique investment bank that provides tailored services to housing companies that are looking to raise capital or pursue an M&A transaction. Her firm has advised several innovative companies in the industry including Entekra, Raney, Trumark, ResiBuilt, and Innovative Construction Group. She discusses how modular framing is creating a shift in the construction industry and how this could affect component manufacturers (CMs). She also provides insight into the opportunities for CMs and her perspective on how these innovations will shape the future of framing.

    • 40 min
    EP 27: Art Schmon Explores Trends in Wood-Framed Floor Systems

    EP 27: Art Schmon Explores Trends in Wood-Framed Floor Systems

    Art Schmon, a partner at Forest Economic Advisers, shares his perspective on wood-framed floor systems. Art discusses how floor system framing options have evolved over the years and the market pressures that have driven those changes. He also provides insight into what he expects will happen with I-joist and floor truss market share in the near future and the opportunities he sees for component manufacturers.

    • 40 min
    EP 26: Jess Lohse Discusses the Who, What, When, Where & Why of Quality Control & Quality Assurance

    EP 26: Jess Lohse Discusses the Who, What, When, Where & Why of Quality Control & Quality Assurance

    Quality control and quality assurance are both important parts of the component manufacturing process, but what are they? How are they different? And how can they work together to make your manufacturing process better? Listen in as Jess Lohse and Molly Butz from SBCA staff talk through the QC and QA processes, answer the tough questions, and shed some light on the specifics of SBCA’s Digital QC and SBCRI’s Independent 3rd Party Inspection programs.

    • 42 min
    EP 25: Hardy Wentzel Shares How CLT Fits Into Today’s Wood Construction

    EP 25: Hardy Wentzel Shares How CLT Fits Into Today’s Wood Construction

    Hardy Wentzel, CEO of Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation, explains what CLT is and how it's made. He also shares what prompted the original development of CLT and what is driving its current adoption in North America. In addition, Hardy explores how the 2021 model codes will expand CLT construction and potentially create more market opportunities for component manufacturers.

    • 40 min
    EP 24: Mike Bugbee Discusses the Industry’s Evolution and Approach to Sales

    EP 24: Mike Bugbee Discusses the Industry’s Evolution and Approach to Sales

    Mike Bugbee, part owner of Oregon Truss in Salem, Oregon, shares his perspectives on the evolution of the component manufacturing industry through the lens of his long career at Simpson Strong-Tie. He explains how his relationships with early pioneers in component manufacturing helped influence today’s industry, and how his sales approach can help component manufacturers expand their markets today.

    • 29 min

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A great job of diving into the off-site manufacturing of structural building components. Industry leaders share their thoughts on what works.

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