On time. On budget. On spec. Check, check, and check! That's the corporate mindset at FormWood Industries, a real wood veneer manufacturer based in Jeffersonville, Ind. “It's something that we strive towards,” says Senior Vice President Craig Langford, “and it's become our mantra.”
It's been nearly 10 years since Bob Spangler accepted the role of chief sales officer at C.H. Briggs--one of the country's largest independent distribution companies--and, boy, was that a challenging time. The year was 2008, smack in the middle of a rough patch for the building materials industry.
Fresh from NBMDA's fall conference, Al Harrison of Intermountain Wood Products describes the mood at the event as electric. In the midst of all the energy and excitement, however, he couldn't help but notice the limited discussion about emerging opportunities in the industry.