Building Component Manufacturers Conference

2018 Roundtables

Tuesday, October 23 | 1-3p
Session Evaluation

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, Wilson Lumber 

Josh is truss sales manager for Wilson Lumber in Madison, Alabama. He was six months from getting his bachelor’s degree in business administration when he accepted a position with a national LBM working the inside sales counter, loading trucks, and overseeing inventory on the sales floor. He was hooked right away. His previous experiences as an owner of a landscaping company and foreclosure management company made him attracted to the sales position. Today, he has been in outside sales for 13 years, with a focus on wood trusses since 2013.

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.

Steve is the president and co-owner of Truss Systems Inc located in Little Chute, Wisconsin, and has worked in the industry for the past 31 years. He has served on the BCMC committee for the past four years and is the current president of the Wisconsin Truss Manufacturers Association (WTMA).

Jason Walsh, California TrusFrame LLC

Jason joined the truss industry in 1999 as a designer for Computrus in Southern California. He worked for a few different truss and framing companies along the way and made it through the recession learning design, estimating, and sales. Jason landed at California TrusFrame (CTF) in 2010 as a sales rep. Since that time, Jason has moved from sales rep to sales manager to general manager. In January 2016 he was promoted again to become CTF’s vice president of sales and design.


Tuesday, October 23 | 4-6p
Session Evaluation

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.

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Wednesday, October 24 | 4-5:15 pm
Session Evaluation

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
Session Evaluation

IT 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.

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