Year: 2016

Illinois Builder Sponsors NASCAR XFINITY Driver

Morton Buildings, based in Morton, Illinois, was the primary sponsor for Clint Bowyer for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Drive For Safety 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois, on September 17, according to the company. Bowyer, who made his first appearance on the XFINITY Series since 2012, drove the JR[Read More…]

Inventory Turns

So, I recently started with a new client who signed up for the short-term, three-month program. After asking him what must have seemed like an endless list of questions, he confirmed what I suspected: That our primary coaching goal would be to improve profitability. In most cases I will ask[Read More…]

Tuff Shed Opens New Florida Location

Tuff Shed Inc. has opened a new location in Fort Myers, Florida, the company reports. The location, which is now officially open for business, will serve Lee County and the surrounding area. The Fort Myers sales center is the sixth and most Southern factory-direct Florida location for Tuff Shed. General[Read More…]

Bennett Building Systems Enters Customer Partnership

Bennett Building Systems in Augusta, Georgia, reports that it has partnered with Sherwin Williams. The partnership, according to the company, offers customers the ability to match an Elite series wooden building to the customer’s house or favorite team using any Sherwin Williams colors. Bennett Building Systems says this option can[Read More…]

Moving and Growing

The International Shed Manufacturers Expo (ISM) took place September 14 and 15 at the Williamson County AgExpo Park in Franklin, Tennessee. Major sponsors of the fourth ISM Expo were Capital Forest Products, A&L Paint, Cardinal Industries, and Pine Hill Trailer Sales. “This was the first time we have moved the[Read More…]

Studio Shed Triples Production Space

Studio Shed reports that this summer it tripled its production capacity at its Boulder County, Colorado, facility. The company says that expanded product lines and national footprint made expanded work space a necessity. Added industrial equipment and additional fabrication stations are supporting the company’s continued growth. According to the company,[Read More…]

Solving the Paper Trail Headache

Eric Hunsberger leaned back in his chair, stretched his arms. He briefly closed his eyes as numbers floated behind his eyelids. Just then, his phone started buzzing, again, underneath a stack of paper. He leaned forward and dug for his phone, answering it just before it hit his voicemail. “This[Read More…]

Economic Development

  Shed builders across America have all experienced the same thing over the last decade. There have been increased labor costs, increased competition, permitting issues, the economy’s ebb and flow, and for many small manufacturers, the pains of growing your business. Not all shed manufacturers have survived. You are likely[Read More…]

The Bright Future of Sheds

Each of us is working to grow the shed market. As a marketer of shed building products, I visit successful shed builders across the country. I’ve seen the shed market continue to grow and know it’s due, in large part, to the hard work of shed builders, with your creative[Read More…]

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