PRESS RELEASE: Wood Tech Systems and 4Ward Consulting Group welcome Mike Ruede Jr. - 4Ward Solutions Group - Modular Commercial Building Construction Consulting
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PRESS RELEASE: Wood Tech Systems and 4Ward Consulting Group welcome Mike Ruede Jr. - 4Ward Solutions Group - Modular Commercial Building Construction Consulting


Wood Tech Systems of Muncie, IN and 4Ward Consulting Group of Stanwood, WA are excited to welcome Mike Ruede, Jr. to our independent teams. Having hands-on experience with advanced solution-based equipment, Mike has a broad industry background, which includes robotics. This knowledge comes from his experience working with Finland-based Trussmatic as their North American Technical Services Manager. His additional experience in advanced-automation centers around five years of distinguished service in the United States Navy as a lead technician for Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System aboard the USS Cape St. George.

“Mike is a terrific source of enthusiasm and drive to have focused on our industry. Given his experience along with being a member of the SBCA Emerging Leaders Program, we are really excited to have him join our team. Mike’s advanced automation knowledge is a valuable asset for the wood component fabricators (CM’s) we collectively consult with and serve,” says Wood Tech Systems President, Jay Halteman. Look for Mike to be delivering independent, objective equipment solutions for WTS in the Southeast USA; if you haven’t yet met him, you’ll be glad when you do. 

Our customers continue to demand expertise in advanced equipment solutions” says 4Ward Solutions Group President Ben Hershey.  “Mike has extensive experience in robotics and other advanced equipment solutions to provide the industry with consultative authority they can use today in their operations.”  Mike’s work will complement the growing team at 4Ward Solutions Group.

“I am unbelievably thrilled to join the teams at Wood Tech Systems and 4Ward Solutions Group. Both teams are incredibly driven in the present with a relentless outlook on the future of our industry and our clients” says Mike Ruede, Jr.  “I look forward to delivering the best solution for our customers with equipment and automated plant solutions.  I cannot wait to share my knowledge, expertise and personality with the industry selling new/used equipment for Wood Tech Systems and to provide advanced equipment consulting solutions on behalf of 4Ward Solutions! The future of our industry is exceedingly bright, and I am proud be a team member of two independent companies that share the identical drive and motivation that our industry deserves.”

About Wood Tech Systems

Wood Tech Systems has built a decades long reputation for honesty and fair dealings with thousands of customers and vendors across the United States, Canada, Australia and at least a dozen other countries. Moving forward, the company continues to expand their domestic business and export business through their expertise in off-site construction featuring product-oriented solutions to the structural building component industry worldwide. Through thick or thin, we remain true to our mission – We offer expert field sales to OEM manufacturers as independent manufacturers’ representatives, and brokers of used wood component machinery. Drop us a line at: or visit us at to learn more.

About 4Ward Consulting Group, LLC

4Ward Consulting Group provides solution services and consulting to the building industry including LBM, Structural Components, Millwork, Modular/Manufactured Home, SIP, and Lumber Mill companies.  Service solutions include Consulting, Interim or Fulltime Management, Offsite Manufacturing, Design, Labor, Software Programming, and Accounting.  For more information: or visit our website at