March 2022 Component Manufacturing Advertiser Magazine

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March 2022 #14272 Page #102

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Workshop Tour Adds Layer of Unique Learning for All Burton Lumber to welcome 2022 attendees to their Salt Lake City facility! By the MSR Lumber Producers Council

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ne of the main reasons I attend the MSR Workshop is because the event format always includes an opportunity to take a tour, to see or learn something new,” says Kyle Gibbons. “I think it’s what makes the event so unique – we always have a chance to have a new experience together.” For Kyle, the tour at his first Workshop in 2016 was a big part of why he feels the annual event is so important: “We toured Littfin Lumber in Winsted, Minnesota. I was relatively new to the organization and that tour totally opened my eyes to the scale of a CM operation. It was impressive!”

Kyle Gibbons Weston Forest Products Inc.

“There was clearly a positive culture in that plant that made people want to work there,” recalls Griff Jones. “I specifically remember a woman in her 60’s who had been building trusses for the company for decades. She was jumping up and down from the table like a much younger person!”

Griff Jones Canadian Engineered Wood Products Ltd. PHONE: 800-289-5627

While past workshops have included a closer look at truss plants, mills, and construction sites, there have also been facility tours in unrelated industries. “You never know what you might learn,” explains Griff, recalling how fascinated he was by the 747 maintenance facility at Vancouver airport. He and Kyle also remember how much they enjoyed the Nissan plant tour in Nashville in 2019. “That was one of my favorites,” says Kyle. “I thoroughly enjoyed it.”

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