Human Resources

Robert A. Halteman, 83, quietly passed away at his home in Fishers, IN, on October 14, 2012.

If you knew Bob Halteman, founder of Wood Truss Systems, or ever interacted with him, you knew he wasn’t a salesman. Sure, his job (and the purpose of his company) was to sell fabrication equipment to the structural components industry, but he wasn’t in sales. He was in solutions.

Name: Micah Green
Company: Cascade Mfg. Co., Cascade, IA
Position: Project Manager/Estimator
Years in the industry: 9


From BCMC 2012 Educational Session: “Preparing for the Future of Hiring”

  • WorkForce Development will need to be a corporate focus as the economy continues to improve.
  • Showcasing the world of components, its unique characteristics and many career opportunities can be a powerful way to entice fresh faces into our industry.
  • SBCA’s WorkForce Development website,, is a great tool for posting jobs and reviewing resumes, with new site enhancements coming soon.

Meet Steve Baker from Plum Building Systems, LLC in Waukee, IA.


  • SBCA President Scott Ward grew up in the business and credits industry pioneers for laying the foundation CMs can continue to build upon today.
  • As the housing market improves, CMs need to focus on bringing new and skilled labor back into the industry.
  • Technical schools, community colleges, high schools and are excellent resources for finding employees.


Building Communities | Making Connections

Name: HB Simpson
Company: Allied Systems (VA)
Position: Safety Coordinator
Years in the industry: 17

Building Communities | Making Connections

Name: Corey Magelby
Company: Homewood Truss (Sacramento, CA)
Position: Truss Design & Sales
Years in the industry: 23

Spend a few minutes with the thoughts of CMs doing business in markets where business is picking up and make sure your company is ready for recovery when it comes.

  • According to an SBC One Minute Poll, CMs name finding and retaining good employees as one of their top challenges as business picks up.
  • Good workers are all around us and a lot of them are still looking for a job that is worthy of their devotion and work ethic.
  • Implementing recruiting strategies in and around your community can produce some of the best results with great, long-term employees.