TMC Engineering Ltd. has joined the Star Buildings Systems Presidential Advisory Committee (PAC), the first international builder to do so in over 15 years.

The PAC is a group of experienced metal building builders who meet to discuss the ups and downs of being a Star Buildings dealer.  The meeting consists of approximately 30 builders and representatives from Star Buildings, including President David Alexander and the Regional Manager for the Southern Region Marty Hooks. Each member commits to a three-year term on the PAC.

Topics of discussion include the state of affairs of the metal building industry as a whole, how Star Buildings has been performing and future forecasts, and how things have progressed since the last PAC meeting.  Builders are then sequestered to discuss among themselves the items that need improving and the things Star is doing well; these items are divided into subject areas. The builder group is then split into committees (Product, Automation, Marketing, and Service) along with Star Buildings’ representatives to discuss what can be done to address the issues.

This August, TMC Engineering President Lee McCoy joined the PAC as a member of the marketing committee.  The meeting was held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, a far cry from the flat, tropical nature of the Bahamas.  The backdrop of the Grand Teton National Park provided for a scenic and fair-weather meeting location.  The PAC business meeting took place on Friday, with Saturday being reserved for a tour of Yellowstone National Park.  Unfortunately, due to wildfires in the area, the access to the park was closed.  However, the an alternate tour of the Grand Teton National Park as well as a picnic lunch served as a great alternative.

The PAC meets twice a year, once in the fall, and once in the spring at the National Sales Meeting.  The next meeting is to be held in Cancun, Mexico in February.