Please join us for the Truss Manufacturers Association of Texas (TMAT) educational training at Simpson Strong-Tie Co., 2221 Country Ln, McKinney, TX 75069
Schedule of Events
**The Simpson Strong-Tie plant tour is limited to 30 attendees for each time slot.
Space is limited please arrive early to guarantee a spot.
10:45-11:45 am Lumber Quality & Third-Party Inspection - Jarrod Penn, Timber Products Inspection, Inc.
12:45-2 pm A Safety Presentation: The Domino Effect – Brad & Dolores Gardner, Helping Hand presentations
2:15-3:15 pm Making Incentive Plans Work – Ben Hershey, 4Ward Consulting Group
3:30-4 pm Board of Directors Mtg
The cost to attend is $60 includes lunch. Attendees will be emailed invoices after the event and cancellations received after June 14 may be charged.
More information below. Please contact staff to RSVP by Friday, June 14.
Jarrod Penn, Timber Products Inspection, Inc.
Jarrod Penn is a Field Representative and Inspector for Timber Products, Inc. In this role Jarrod performs quality audits to ensure consistency and compliance with both truss assembly guidelines and lumber quality and grade standards. He also conducts training sessions and classes for clients. Jerrod holds a Forestry degree from Stephen F. Austin University . He has also worked as a Forestry Consultant in East Texas and Louisiana for private land owners. In addition to trusses and dimensional lumber Jerrod’s inspection resume includes; railroad ties, pressure treated lumber, telephone poles, fumigation and wood packaging material.
Brad Gardner, Helping Hand
“This was without question the most powerful and meaningful safety experience I've ever been a part of. Brad really touched a lot of people this week. I've seen several excellent motivational safety speakers in my career, but never anyone as effective as this.” - testimonial from attendee at past presentation
Ben Hershey, 4Ward Consulting Group
Prior to starting 4Ward Consulting Group, Ben had the opportunity to start two companies and two new divisions for other companies. He has had roles including President of a large national multi-location company, National Sales Manager, General Manager, and Divisional Manger of a large regional company. He has spent the majority of his career in the structural wood component industry working in companies ranging from supply to manufacturing/distribution. He has worked with numerous groups of investors from inside and outside the building industry to start new companies or to introduce new building products to the market. Ben’s leadership has included ownership in several different companies including companies he has started.