Posts Tagged ‘ engineering ’

Connecting with Customers: Video Conferencing vs the Personal Approach

May 2nd, 2024

The last few years have ushered in the practice of visiting with customers using video conferencing (VC) programs, such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Webex and Google Meet. These are great platforms for holding meetings with customers without having to travel for hours to their manufacturing facilities or corporate offices. These programs are great tools to […]

Survey Says: Customer Service is Number One

Jul 6th, 2023

I came across a post on LinkedIn by Lippert today, and it is a survey simply asking, “What one thing, when done really well, has the most impact on making it easy to do business with a company?” The choices were: 1. Quality customer service; 2. Self-serve online resources; 3. Timely and clear communication; and […]

Developing Employee Skills for Improved Team Health: Ladies First

Jul 5th, 2023

Employee engagement has emerged as one of the most critical factors in driving productivity, retention, and overall organizational success. If it wasn’t clear before the pandemic, it certainly is now, particularly as we strive to keep employees engaged and motived as we traverse the world of remote or semi-remote work. A smart employer is willing […]

SPI Slates ‘Significant Investments’ for Eugene Facility

Feb 22nd, 2023

Sierra Pacific Industries’ (SPI) manufacturing site in Eugene, Ore., acquired with the company’s purchase of Seneca in 2021, is marked for “significant investments.” With new cutting and stud mills set to replace existing sawmilling facilities, officials for SPI say the site will become “one of the largest and most modernized mills” in the country once […]

WDMA Releases 2023 National Policy Agenda

Feb 9th, 2023

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) released its 2023 National Policy Agenda, in which it calls on the federal government to pursue policy “conducive to sustainable economic growth.” The association also calls attention to energy conservation goals, immigration reform and more. WDMA officials say they’ve worked with Congress and the White House over the […]

YKK AP Technologies Lab to Research Feasibility of a ‘Virtual Factory’

Jan 11th, 2023

YKK AP Technologies Lab (NA) Inc. aims to develop a “virtual factory” to simulate engineering and supply chains. The research and development group, a spinoff of Atlanta-based YKK AP Inc., says a new virtual environment will help to alleviate workforce shortages and “aging installation technicians” in the design and development fields. To achieve this goal, […]

New Girl Scout Patch Program Introduces Young Girls to Careers in Construction

Apr 14th, 2022

There’s a new patch program for Girl Scouts across the country designed to empower girls to think about STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) and construction by meeting real professional women in building. Dubbed “The House That She Built,” the program was created by Mollie Elkman, the author of the children’s book of the […]