Tuesday, October 23 | 1-3p

Employee Incentive Programs Roundtable

What does your company do to incentivize employees? If you have a program, does it work the way you want? Learn ideas from fellow manufacturers you can take back to your plant to refocus employees and motivate them to achieve important operational goals. Panelists will talk about their programs, why they implemented them, and the positive outcomes they achieved.


Josh Hendrickson, Contractor's Building Systems 

Joe Hikel, Shelter Systems Limited

Joe is President/CEO of Shelter Systems Limited in Westminster, Maryland. A Past President of SBCA, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014 and continues to serve on the association’s Executive Committee. 

Mike Kozlowski, P.E., Apex 

Mike began his career in 2000 as an engineering intern for Apex, holding a dual role of structural engineer and truss engineer. Today, Mike leads the two companies that comprise the BeLit design services group – Apex and True Design Studios – which together provide architectural, structural, mechanical and component design services to the single and multifamily housing industry. Mike was awarded the 40 Under 40 Award from Professional Builder magazine in 2016.  

Steve Szymanski, Truss Systems, Inc.

Jason Walsh, California TrusFrame, LLC


Tuesday, October 23 | 4-6p

Industry Roundtables & Happy Hour

Grab a drink and compare notes on a variety of industry topics from design and management strategies, to IT and safety issues. Debate manufacturing best practices, or consider big-picture topics from industry marketing and workforce development to the trends currently shaping markets.


Wednesday, October 25 | 4-5:15 pm

CM Roundtable: Your Business Lifeline

Moderator: Kirk Grundahl, SBCA

Component Manufacturers Only - Sit down with fellow manufacturers to share both concerns and ideas about where the industry is headed. This is the spot for candid discussion on what CMs can do to keep the industry moving in a positive direction.  


Thursday, October 25 | 12-1 pm

MiTek logoIT Roundtable

Geek out with industry peers on specific tools, technical questions, and technology trends at this informative lunch-and-learn session. The lunch for this roundtable is provided courtesy of MiTek USA, Inc.