Steve Stroder and Shawn Overholtzer challenge CMs to take greater advantage of supplier products to design and manufacture even more valuable...Read Post
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While lumber production appears in line with capacity, demand continues to outstrip it.Read Post
Production crews and designers depend on one another every day, learn how CMs are breaking down barriers between these two departments.Read Post
Justin and Ken discuss recent events in the market and offer suggestions on how CMs can take advantage of buying opportunities by looking ahead.Read Post
SBCA is pleased to announce it has hired three additional direct employees to join executive director Jess Lohse and the rest of the new staff in...Read Post
SBCA is pleased to announce it has hired several new direct employees to join executive director Jess Lohse in leading the organization into the...Read Post
Hear how one CM is collaborating with customers through open communication and transparent sales and customer service strategies.Read Post
A component manufacturer submits its bid or proposal to a customer. Rather than signing the bid, the customer issues its purchase order. In response...Read Post
Learn how CMs create cross-functional teams to improve communication and increase engagement between production and design departments.Read Post
Very few projects are completed without at least a handful of minor issues. Every once in a while, however, “the project from hell” comes along.Read Post
Retaining a quality production workforce is an ongoing challenge for many component manufacturers (CMs).Read Post
Don Groom shares how he successfully navigated the many early challenges he faced when starting his own component manufacturing operation.Read Post