4Ward Solutions Group buys Moducore Software

By M C | May 3, 2021

4Ward Solutions Group of Stanwood, WA today announced the acquisition of the Moducore Software platform from MPE Engineering Ltd. of Lethbridge, AB.  Moducore is the leading cloud-based technology provider for the Offsite Manufacturing sector of the building industry.  The purchase adds to the continuing growth strategy of 4Ward including its Consulting, Offsite, Design, Labor, Automation,…

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A Renewed Focus for 2021

By Ben Hershey | December 14, 2020

The importance of making changes for Offsite Manufacturing  By Ben HersheySolutions Provider & CEO4Ward Solutions Group For some it seems like this past year, 2020, has been either a waste or was put on pause.  There have been numerous challenges in our businesses, politics, the economy, our homes, and many more all disrupted by the…

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PRESS RELEASE: 4Ward Solutions Group Welcomes John Garingalao

By M C | November 25, 2020

November 23, 2020 Contact:   Ben HersheyPhone:     623.512.6770Email: 4Ward Solutions Group of Stanwood, WA is pleased to announce the addition of John Garingalao to the 4Ward Offsite and Design teams.  Having hands-on experience in volumetric/industrialized manufacturing, John has a broad industry background in architecture and design.  John’s experience also…

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Fight the Management Drift

By M C | November 5, 2020

 By Ben HersheySolutions Provider & CEO4Ward Solutions Group  Many of us started 2020 with resolutions/goals both for ourselves and our businesses, but then our year was turned upside down with the Covid worldwide pandemic and other issues such as lumber prices topping highs we thought we would never see.  While many LBM/component businesses are working…

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Servant Leadership and One of Our Industry’s Best

By M C | October 16, 2020

By Ben HersheySolutions Provider & CEO4Ward Solutions Group  I remember it clearly; I was in the Lounge at Portland International Airport when I got a call from Joe Kannapell.  Joe was going to be sharing with the MiTek team in the next day that he would be officially retiring at the end of 2020; Joe…

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The Last Word on Roof Truss Wizards

By M C | October 7, 2020

By Joe Kannapell Four roof truss innovators have changed our industry, from its beginning to the present day. Their names may be largely unknown now, but their work lives on and is worth assessing.  The most notable is A. Carroll Sanford, whose machines are still cranking out trusses (see my March 2020 article). Mr. Sanford…

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Change Your Supply Chain Management with Analytics and Systems Integration

By Ben Hershey | August 4, 2020

By Owen EldridgeSolution Provider, 4Ward Solutions Group This article also appears in The Component Manufacturing Advertiser. Relying on traditional supply chain execution systems is becoming increasingly more difficult, with a mix of global operating systems, pricing pressures, and ever-increasing customer expectations. There are also recent economic impacts such as COVID-19, supply shortages, the global recession,…

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The Battle Within Our Operations

By Ben Hershey | July 2, 2020

By Ben Hershey, CEO, 4Ward Solutions Group Does this conversation sound familiar? “How fast can we reliably supply that component job to our customer?” asks the sales manager. “And don’t make us look like fools by telling me a date that will never be met or is too far out!”  “I will tell you how…

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PRESS RELEASE: Wood Tech Systems and 4Ward Consulting Group welcome Mike Ruede Jr.

By Ben Hershey | June 4, 2020

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…

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