I serve on the Board of Directors of a commercial construction company. At our last meeting, we had a discussion about the increasing competitiveness of the industry and what strategies might be appropriate to differentiate further the company. Management was talking about the increasing trend where a commercial construction company is viewed as a commodity. Whoever can provide the lowest price, meet the quality standards, and hit the completion date wins the bid.
My wife and I like to travel by RV when possible. It is a great way to see the US and Canada as well as visit clients. Our RV is an Airstream Interstate. It is a great vehicle but a bit small for extended trips. We have begun tentatively exploring other options. We are looking for something a bit larger but not too large. A bit like the three bears: not too big; not too small; but just the right size.
Last week Lynn and I attended the 2014 MHEDA Conference in Orlando, Florida. For everyone who doesn’t know MHEDA stands for Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association. Many of our material handling clients are members of the association and we always like to attend a couple of their events a year.