Robotic Help: Naval Station Great Lakes' Barracks Foundation And Facade Take Shape


Naval Station Great Lakes' Barracks Foundation And Facade Take Shape With Some Robotic Help


“I always knew I would go into the business,” recalled Zack Zuidemas, Vice-President and estimator for Jimmy’Z Masonry, located in Crystal Lake, IL about 50 miles north of Chicago. Founded by his father James in the early 1990s, the company has continued to expand into one of the area’s most highly regarded masonry contractors. While majoring in Business Management at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Zack honed his skills by laboring on job sites during summer breaks and learning the project management side of the business during winter breaks.




Why I Want Less


I was never a fan of clichés. I always compared them to outdated stereotypes that did more harm than good. Nothing more than leftover remnants of the way things used to be. But then, as they say, curiosity killed the cat, and I began to dive deep into them. Deep into the nuance of every word, the how, when, and why of every time a mindless cliché was spewed out like an umbrella policy covering all situations. Only then did I grab ahold of one of these overused juggernauts and actually began to see how to apply it to the business. That cliché is, less is more.




Dealing With Stress On And Off The Jobsite


You’ve finally made it through another tough day on the jobsite, and it has taken its toll. Your knees and back are aching, or a headache is coming on, and you can’t wait to get home, kick back, and decompress. However, if you’re one of the millions of Americans who head home and worry about the next day at work, you’re far from alone.




Spherical Block: A New Way To Build With Masonry?


Spherical Block LLC is a start-up company launching a revolution in advanced masonry technology. This system builds roofs as arches and domes from specialized manufactured concrete blocks. The concept behind this innovation is to keep the entire structure under compression, being squeezed together. This is how concrete is strongest: under compression. Buildings and structures made with this masonry system are affordable, beautiful, very strong, safe, and energy-efficient.





Getting The Most Out Of Midyear


The Midyear Meeting is right around the corner and together with the French Lick Resort, we are full steam ahead for a safe week of activities. Starting on Sunday for those golfers looking for a truly exceptional golf experience, The Pete Dye Course will not disappoint. Sunday evening my wife Lisa will be hosting a Meet and Greet event to give spouses and anyone else the opportunity to plan for the week.






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