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EP 5: Greg Griggs & Larry Dix Discuss Value of Face-to-Face Meetings

SBCA president Greg Griggs, Builders FirstSource, and SBCA board member Larry Dix, Apex Truss, discuss the value they receive from face-to-face meetings. Both Greg and Larry share similar thoughts on how important relationship building and networking has been for their companies and their careers.


EP 4: Sean Shields and Jason Blenker Discuss Advantages of Expanding Business

Sean Shields interviews Jason Blenker on transitioning the general contracting family business into Blenker Companies which operates five independently run businesses. This podcast is part of a series looking at how component manufacturers across the country are innovating to take advantage of opportunities in today's market. Blenker Building Systems is located in Amherst, WI and delivers components throughout the Midwest from South Dakota to Michigan.


EP 3: Sean Shields Talks With Current SBCA President Greg Griggs

Sean Shields and Greg Griggs explore the latest efforts of SBCA to help component manufacturers grow market share and take advantage of opportunities in today's market. Greg has been in the industry for 35 years and is the senior vice president of manufacturing for Builder's FirstSource. He is the current SBCA president and has been chair of the marketing committee the past four years.


EP 2: Sean Shields Interviews Dean Rana, Owner and President of Truss Fab

Sean Shields interviews Dean Rana on growing his business and overcoming challenges facing his market and the industry. This podcast is part of a series looking at how component manufacturers across the country are innovating to take advantage of opportunities in today's market. Truss Fab is a single facility out of Glendale, AZ and the largest component manufacturer in Arizona with sales territory extending throughout Arizona, southern Nevada, and southern California.


EP 1: Jess Lohse Interviews Past President Scott Ward

Scott Ward is the owner of Southern Components and a past president of SBCA. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee and chair of the QC Committee. Scott was inducted into the SBCA Hall of Fame in 2016 and won the SBC Industry Leadership Award in 2014. Scott also served on the Management Committee as chair.