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The Real Scoop on Pre-Engineered
“Expand your business for 50% of the cost of conventional…” We’ve all heard the radio ads promoting steel
buildings that can be built at half the cost and in half the time. What a concept! But is it true? These ads are
placed by brokers who don’t manufacture products, don’t design facilities, don’t provide the necessary
documents for permitting and, best of all, don’t even build buildings!
While pre-engineered metal buildings are an important aspect of
many construction projects (accounting for more than 50% of
non-residential construction each year), they aren’t suited for every
application, nor do they cut total project costs by 50%. Careful
planning will look to the advantages of pre-engineered buildings
and base structural selection on the facts. For many projects,
particularly low-rise commercial and industrial buildings requiring
long, clear spans, pre-engineered buildings are the system of choice
for best value, quickest construction and long-term value.
Indy Tire, Indianapolis, Ind.
T&W Corporation has constructed dozens of pre-engineered
steel buildings over the last 20 years. We’ve built steel buildings for
industrial, environmental, warehousing, manufacturing and retail
applications. We‘ve built small buildings and we’ve built very large
T&W Corporation is an authorized dealer for BUTLER Buildings,
the largest and most respected of the pre-engineered building
manufacturers. Our relationship allows us to draw on all their
resources for the engineering and design of any type of facility.
Crystal Flash, Indianapolis, Ind. Each BUTLER building is designed to meet the specific needs of the
client as well as the building codes for the local area.
Steel buildings aren’t just big metal boxes—they can be adapted to any shape or size. Walls can be steel,
masonry, stucco, concrete tilt-up, glass, or any combination of these materials. The BUTLER MR-24 roof system
is the finest standing seam roof system, bar none, offering up to 20-year weather-tightness warranties.
If you’re planning a new facility and get anxious after hearing about “the general” on the radio or TV, call us.
You won’t get any nonsense about half-price buildings, but you will get common sense advice on how to get
the best value for your budget.
FALL 2004 T&W Corporation • P.O. Box 42267 • 3841 West Morris St. • Indianapolis, IN 46241
TEL (317) 244-7637 • FAX (317) 244-6348 • www.tw-corp.com
How To Get Everyone To Return Smart-Ten Up!
1) Which of the following sea creatures
Your Phone Calls does not have 10 legs?
When we want a phone call returned, many of us stress the importance or a) Squid c) Shrimp
urgency of the matter. This is rarely effective…because others then expect the call to b) Octopus d) Crab
involve something unpleasant. Here are better ways to get your phone calls returned:
• If the phone call is to someone who already knows you, the message that 2) What were the “gallons” that gave the
almost always gets a return call is: “I appreciate what you’ve done. Please give me 10-gallon hat its name?
a call. I’d like to thank you personally.” a) Buckles c) Braids
Why does this work? Because the person feels that your call is problem-free. And b) Notches d) Holes
because your message arouses his curiosity and exploits his or her desire for
gratification. 3) What building appears on the back of
Important: Make sure you really thank the person for something. Otherwise, the a U.S. 10-dollar bill?
person will feel manipulated and won’t trust you in the future. a) Jefferson Memorial c) White House
• If you’re leaving a message with a company receptionist, ask the receptionist if b) Supreme Court d) U.S. Treasury
they use pink or white message pads. Whatever the answer, say, “Okay, can you
do me a big favor? Draw a big smiley face next to the message.” You’ll be 4) What Japanese term literally means
amazed at how often people comply. The drawing will make it far more “10 thousand years?”
likely that your message is noticed…and your call returned. a) Tsunami c) Kimono
• If you’re leaving a message on someone’s voice mail, say, b) Ninja d) Banzai
“Hello, my name is so-and-so and my telephone number is
such-and-such. I’m calling because I understand you’re 5) A polygon with 10 sides is known as a:
the person to speak to about…” and then hang up a) Decagon c) Tetragon
the phone mid-sentence. The person will b) Hexagon d) Pentagon
think you were cut off and will call back to
see what the end of the sentence was. 6) The 10-character-per-inch font
—from Bottom Line/Tomorrow common on typewriters is known by
a) Elite c) Brevier
b) Minion d) Pica
What Really Matters At Work? 7) What Recording Industry Association
of America award is given for albums
To achieve true happiness from 9 to 5, there are things worth striving for
that sell in excess of 10 million units?
besides just a fatter paycheck:
a) Platinum c) Titanium
• Those in productive workplaces ranked “having a best friend at work” as a
b) Chromium d) Diamond
top satisfaction factor, according to a Gallup poll discussed in First, Break All
the Rules by Marcus Buckingham. It was on a par with “knowing what’s than 100 albums had earned this distinction.)
braid) 3) d 4) d 5) a 6) d 7) d (As of February 2004, fewer
expected of me” and “having the materials and equipment I need.” 1) b 2) c (based on the Spanish word gallon, meaning
• Rank and title are actually more important than pay in determining how ANSWERS:
respected employees feel, according to research at the University of
Warwick, England. SPEED BUMP Dave Coverly
• In a recent poll, one-third of workers said a flexible schedule was among
the most important factors of job satisfaction, ahead of collaborating with
others and having a variety of duties. “It’s hard to be happy at the top
when you have no other life,” says Jacalyn Reinberg of Aon Workforce
Strategies, a firm that studies employee loyalty.
—from Reader’s Digest
The High Cost Of Falling Down
Accidents take an incredible toll on the U.S. economy. We spend $177 billion
every year on injuries caused by falls, car wrecks and other accidents. Accidents
account for 10% of all medical spending in the United States. What’s more, injuries
are the No. 1 cause of death for Americans age 35 and younger. In the year 2000,
44.7 million Americans needed treatment for some type of injury.
—from Time magazine
Trump’s Golden Low Tide In The Middle Of The Day
experience it—that sudden, unexplained feeling
Rules For Success youMany peoplebetween lunch and the end of the work day. You of fatigue that hits
somewhere can’t focus, your
Are you looking to succeed in the eyes grow weary and you wish you could just curl up for a quick nap. Here are some
world? Most people are, but are at a loss explanations for that loss of energy—and what you can do about it:
at how to proceed. Here’s a look at • Dieting can cause afternoon fatigue, especially if you’re trying to cut too many
Donald Trump’s seven rules for success. calories too fast. That slows down your metabo-
• First, you gotta have the brains. lism and can make you feel sluggish. Solution:
• You gotta love what you do. If you Multiply your weight by 10; this is a healthy
don’t love what you do, the chance number of calories to maintain your energy
for success is nil. each day.
• Never give up. No matter what the • Sugar and caffeine are stimulants, but the
obstacle is, you have to get through it boost they give you is only temporary. Once
and achieve what you set out to do. that’s gone, you’ll feel more tired than before
Never even think about giving up. you consumed them. Solution: Drink a large
• You must have confidence. You have glass of water in the afternoon and stretch out a
to really believe that you can do what bit. If you’re hungry, eat some fruit. The natural
you are setting out to do. sugars will give you energy without the drain.
• Bring out the best in other people. • Alcohol causes sleep problems; if you’ve had
Trump says that he often does this by too much to drink the night before, you’ll feel the
pitting people against each other and effects later in the day. Solution: Have a glass of
seeing how they hold up. If they wine early in the evening or none at all.
crumble, he knows they’re not going • Cheese, turkey and milk can all make you
to work for him anymore. sleepy about an hour or two after you eat them. The amino acids in these foods act
• Remain cool at all times, especially like a natural sedative. Solution: Eat these foods at night; they’ll help you sleep when
when you’re under fire. You have to you really want it.
learn to handle conflict easily and not —from Spa magazine
get eaten up by it.
• You must work well with others, be
cooperative, and most of all, be loyal. Ditch The Bedspread
He says he never fires anyone unless According to Fodor travel specialist Dave Downing, one of the first things you
they’ve done something really bad, should do when checking into a hotel room is fold the bedspread and put it in
like stolen from him. the closet. Why? In some states, hotels are required to wash the spreads only
—from Newsweek once every month or two, no matter how many times the room has been rented.
As a result, hotel bedspreads can harbor an assortment of germs you’d probably
Greetings And prefer not to encounter. If you’re staying for more than one night, Downing also
suggests leaving a note for the cleaning staff, requesting that the bedspread
Salutations remain in the closet for the length of your stay.
When writing business letters, career
consultant Robbie Miller Kaplan says it’s
essential to confirm the proper spelling, Want To Live Longer? Shop!
title, and company name of the indi- Women tend to live longer than men because they shop, according to two of the
vidual to whom you are writing. world’s leading experts on brain research. Guy
Use Ms. rather than Miss or Mrs. McKhann and Marilyn Albert say they believe
when writing to women, but skip the women, through shopping, do three things that
title if you’re unsure of gender and help them to live longer: 1) they get exercise by
faced with a unisex name, such as lugging all the bags around; 2) they challenge their
“Terry” or “Leslie.” brains by comparing prices; and 3) they maintain a
In that instance, simply address the positive self-image by purchasing new products. All
letter: Dear Terry Smith. If you don’t three actions could affect how long a person lives.
have an individual contact, address it to Men, on the other hand, simply sit back and
the title holder—say, Dear General watch sports, says McKhann, 70, a professor of
Manager or Dear Marketing Represen- neurology at Johns Hopkins University. The couple’s
tative. findings, while possibly steeped in stereotypes, are
included in their new book, Keep Your Brain Young.
—from The Baltimore Sun
Steve Shehorn Named T&W Lessons…
Vice President Here are a few of “The Most
Important Lessons I’ve Learned
&W is pleased to announce that Stephen D. Shehorn has been named Vice President of In My 50 Years In Construction”
T&W Corporation and has accepted an opportunity to obtain an ownership interest in from Jack Miller that T&W has
the company as well. Over his 16-year tenure with T&W, Steve has served primarily in a learned, too. We hope you find
project management capacity, with his growing responsibilities them inspiring and useful.
within the corporation including serving on its board of directors • Your word should be as binding
since 1998. As Vice President, Steve will continue to focus on to you as a written contract.
project operations, as well as leading T&W Corporation’s efforts • Don’t waste your time worry-
in pursuit of our service to churches, directing T&W’s association ing. A little action is better than
as central Indiana’s exclusive representative of the National a lot of worry.
Association of Church Design Builders. • Be thankful for problems. If
A graduate of Purdue University, Steve is very active in his they were less difficult, some-
church, Lakeview Christian Center, focusing strongly on men’s one with less ability might have
ministry. He has served on the Indiana District Honor Bound your job.
Men’s Ministry Cabinet for the Assemblies of God, and is also an • Learn to enjoy your work. Look
area director for “Light for The Lost,” an evangelical literature for the enjoyment in every job
arm of the Assemblies of God. you do.
Stephen D. Shehorn
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