TMC’s President and Owner Lee McCoy attended the 2017 Star Building National Sales Meeting in Cancun, Mexico this past February. In 2017 Star Buildings is celebrating 90 years of business (since 1927), with the tag line “Steel Strong”.
In addition to meeting and greeting many of the Star Buildings staff, certain suppliers were also present to discuss products and installation. These included Metl Span (insulated wall and roof panels), DBCI (overhead doors), Buildex (fasteners), Therm-All (insulation) and R&S (skylights and roof accessories). New products were on demonstration, such as domed skylights for standing seam roofs & high r-value insulation systems.
The schedule included various presentations including the state of the US economy, Star’s outlook on steel building manufacturing and sales, and supplier demonstrations. In between sessions, lunches and dinners were enjoyed with fellow builders throughout the United States, Canada, Haiti, and the Bahamas.
A breakout session for the regional meetings was led by Marty Hooks, the regional manager. TMC Engineering received an Outstanding Builder Award for 2016. The Star Builder from Haiti took top honours in the region for their Free Zone project.
TMC was one of the Top 10 Builders for components sales in the preceding months. TMC’s metal building projects only had minor damage following Hurricane Matthew in October; however there were a few small and large renovation projects that were part of these orders.
After the main conference, the Presidential Advisory Committee (PAC) met for the first time in 2017. This special committee is made up of elite builders from the US, Canada, and now the Bahamas. TMC has been on the committee for one year and has two more years of service remaining.
The purpose of the PAC is to advise Star on issues and to help them work through them, as well as to give feedback both good and bad. Topics of the PAC included shipping and delivery, advertising and marketing, automation and drawing, and much more.
As a 100% Bahamian Builder, TMC was proud to represent the Bahamas and the many projects done for our clients throughout the islands. We look forward to a great 2017 and to starting new projects!