85 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.

Component Connection SBCA

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

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 85: Dasanayake and Lohse on Digital QC Software Development

    EP 85: Dasanayake and Lohse on Digital QC Software Development

    The successful release of SBCA’s Digital QC software would not have been possible without the knowledge and expertise of Q4US, a software development company headquartered in Finland. In this episode Sandun Dasanayake, co-founder and CEO at Q4US and, Jess Lohse, executive director of SBCA, provide some insight into Digital QC’s functionality and what it took to create it.

    • 16 min
    EP 84: Whelan Discusses What is Driving Industry Investment

    EP 84: Whelan Discusses What is Driving Industry Investment

    In this episode, Margaret Whelan, founder and CEO of Whelan Advisory Capital Markets, sheds light on what is driving investment into the component manufacturing industry and integration within the construction supply chain.

    • 18 min
    EP 83: Hoops Expounds on Benefits of Lumber & Truss Cooperative

    EP 83: Hoops Expounds on Benefits of Lumber & Truss Cooperative

    In this episode, Rachel Hoops, B2B Sales Manager for Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation (LMC), shares how their components group has grown rapidly in partnering up their component manufacturing and LBM members for mutual benefit. Rachel also shares the emerging trends they see in the market and what may lie ahead for the LMC component group.

    • 16 min
    EP 82: Herring on Opening a New Facility in Today’s Environment

    EP 82: Herring on Opening a New Facility in Today’s Environment

    In this episode, John Herring, CEO of A-1 Industries in Fort Pierce, Florida, explores the challenges he faced in opening a new, state-of-the-art facility for today that is also built to accommodate long-term growth. John also weighs in on what it takes to get into the component manufacturing business today.

    • 18 min
    EP 81: Herring Shares Mindset Change After Housing Crash

    EP 81: Herring Shares Mindset Change After Housing Crash

    In this episode, John Herring, CEO of A-1 Industries in Fort Pierce, Florida, explores what the industry was like in the early 1970s in the industry’s birthplace. John also shares how his mindset changed about running a component manufacturing company after the housing bubble burst in the mid-2000s.

    • 19 min
    EP 80: Dixon and Louws on Looking Overseas for Automation

    EP 80: Dixon and Louws on Looking Overseas for Automation

    In this episode, Barry Dixon, owner and CEO of True House in Jacksonville, Florida, and BJ Louws, president of Louws Truss in Ferndale, Washington, share why, as they seek to automate and innovate, they have invested time and resources in looking overseas. They also share what motivates them to push their family businesses forward to continually improve.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

Energizing, Inspiring and Insightful! 🙌

Regardless of your experience level in the construction industry - this is a must listen! Sean does an incredible job covering all the insights, innovations and headlines you need to know about to stay ahead of the curve as an executive and innovator - with inspiring interviews from leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Blenker ,

Great industry insights

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