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As The Saws Turn: Crate Conversations

As The Saws Turn: Crate Conversations

by Jim Obermeyer If you’ve read this column more than several times in the past, you probably know that a favorite part of my job is being on the show floor. There are a lot of reasons I say that. All of the work that all of our teams—those inside our company and...
As The Saws Turn: Do The Saws Still Turn?

As The Saws Turn: Do The Saws Still Turn?

by Jim Obermeyer While wandering the aisles of EXHIBITORLIVE on the last afternoon of the show, I stopped by the ECN booth and was chatting with Don, Jeanne and Tom. At one point, Jeanne asked for clarification on the title of this column: was it “As The Saw Turns” or...
As The Saw Turns: Life’s Clutter

As The Saw Turns: Life’s Clutter

by Jim Obermeyer My mom and dad bought their first–and only–home in 1955. A ’50s era three-bedroom brick ranch home. A home where my brother and I were born and raised. A home where many memories were made. And a home where much of the stuff of those memories still...
As The Saw Turns: What’s Old is New

As The Saw Turns: What’s Old is New

by Jim Obermeyer I recently spent two days in a series of meetings focused on sales strategy for our organization. The consensus of many in our industry is that our business is changing, and we must change with it. There is more of a focus on interacting with the...
As The Saws Turn: MacGyver Was Here

As The Saws Turn: MacGyver Was Here

by Jim Obermeyer Last month my son drove from his home in Nashville, Tenn., to Destin, Fla., pulling his 22-foot boat behind his truck. When he arrived in Florida and was preparing to launch the boat he noticed that the cushion for the back seat–which ran across the...
As the Saw Turns: Pick the Right Wall

As the Saw Turns: Pick the Right Wall

Setting Priorities to Balance Work and Personal Life by Jim Obermeyer Hindsight can be a wonderful thing…or a torturous thing, depending on what you are looking back on. When you are looking back on a very long career in the same industry, there’s bound to be a few...
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