Building Component Manufacturers Conference

September 29 - October 2, 2020 | Columbus, OH

2018 SBCA Safety Summit

Tuesday, October 23 • 1-4p

Designed to foster discussion and interaction between presenters and participants, this inaugural pre-show event is an opportunity for safety managers and advocates to gather insight and strategies to help further develop safety programs and practices in the component manufacturing industry. Join your peers to share experiences, opportunities, and successes in improving safety in your facility!

Session Handouts

Brad & Delores GardnerDon’t Watch Dominoes Fall:
Implementing Behavior-Based Safety Practices | 1-2:30p

Presenters: Brad & Dolores Gardner, Helping Hand Presentations

Get inspired to redouble your safety efforts as Brad & Delores Gardner share their personal experience of how small mistakes and unsafe work habits can have big consequences. This presentation will make your rethink the risks you take every day, and the role that everyone can play in workplace safety.

Brad has been reported as being the most powerful experiential speaker in multitudes of countries. He has been a keynote presenter at conferences in the US, Maylasia, China and Africa. He is a graduate of Idaho State University and has 29 years of safety experience, 10 years in safety management.  He has presented to companies such as DuPont, Shell Oil, Exxonmobile, ChevronPhillips, Celanese, Nucor Steel, Kinross Gold, Marathon Oil, Dow Chemical, Worley Parsons, BNSF, Tesoro, Motiva as well as many others.  His presentation is not only powerful, but meaningful and effective. His communication technique is extremely simple and the most powerful known to man – it’s from his heart. 

As he goes through his presentation, everyone present will clearly understand their part in safety. His simple, "from the heart" message complements and supports efforts to address the behavioral elements of safety perfectly.  Brad's presentation will surely save people from serious injury or death as it has done since his campaign started. Brad and his wife, Dolores, now devote their lives to offering a “helping hand” to workplace safety all over the world. Brad wants to do more than talk about the “how” to working safely, but Brad wants to explain the “why” to work safely.


Executive Level Safety:
How Involvement at the Top Affects the Bottom Line | 2:30-4p


Greg Griggs, Builders FirstSource

Greg is senior vice president of manufacturing at Builders FirstSource. He has 37 years of experience in the industry in production, design, operations, management and leadership. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma green belt.

David Lapkin, Marsh Risk and Insurance Services 

David is a Vice President with Marsh & McLennan Companies, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management. His responsibilities include the overall strategy of design, placement, and structuring of risk mitigation programs. Dave is an enthusiastic advocate of safety not just for its own sake, but as a financial health imperative.

Kent Pagel, Pagel Davis & Hill, P.C. 

As SBCA legal counsel, Kent has been helping CMs manage design responsibility risks and liabilities since 1994. As president of the Houston, Texas law firm of Pagel, Davis & Hill, Kent advises local, regional and national companies involved in residential, commercial and industrial construction, providing counsel on matters of litigation and arbitration, insurance, liability, contracts, and operations.

Steve Stroder, California TrusFrame LLC

Steve is president and CEO of California TrusFrame. He has been in the construction industry for over 30 years. In 1993 Steven became firmly immersed in the structural building components industry as a General Manager for a component manufacturer in Perryville, Missouri. Over the years he has managed multiple structural building component manufacturing operations from single facilities as the GM to multi-operational company's as the VP of Manufacturing responsible for facilities in 37 states across the U.S.