The perfect storm is hitting our industry. We’re suffering from the first damaging waves. Jobsite apprenticeship programs have long disappeared, public schools rarely teach courses in the manual arts, and the permanent loss of valuable construction skills is at risk. Profit margins suffer more and more from errors in material ordering, incorrect installation practices, and callbacks. Poor building practices undermine the respect our profession demands.
Simultaneously, new technologies continue to create revolutionary products in the construction industry, often requiring specialized installation tools and techniques: new building materials create an even greater urgency for education. We can no longer rely on tradition for training. The shortage of serious hands-on educational programs erodes the reputation of our industry. The Katz Roadshow, a unique strategic partnership of leading manufacturers and installation specialists, provides hands-on training clinics for professionals at lumberyards across America. Take your craft and your profession seriously, attend an educational event. Gary M. Katz
Mark your calendars for June 17th, which is the date when we will be hosting The Katz Roadshow.
More specifics will be coming in the next few months. If you would like to familiarize yourself with Gary M. Katz, visit www.thisiscarpentry.com and/or www.garymkatz.com.