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40 Years Young

by Tony Shepley,  How much has our world changed since 40 years ago? In 1978, we were just being exposed to the first video games. Pong was a very basic tennis style video game and Space Invaders was one of the first battle games, crude but charming. Graphics were rudimentary and who could forsee the Read More


Parallel Processing

by Tony Shepley, Parallel Processing is a computer term that describes the way in which a computer can perform multiple processing functions or multiple storage functions at the same time. Computers use this to either increase their processing speed or create back up redundancy that protects data integrity, so parallel processing is in many ways Read More



by Tony Shepley, Boy, did I unleash a firestorm of response to the article I wrote about customers wanting “More, More, More” recently. People have gone out of their way to tell me stories of how customers have put them through the wringer to quote a job six ways to Sunday, only to dismiss them Read More


Déjà vu All Over Again

by Tony Shepley, This past year has seen some major market upheaval because of the re-introduction of Countervailing Duties on softwood lumber from Canada. Please note the use of the word re-introduction. This isn’t our first time, just our next time with duties. Common questions about duties are “Why”, “When”, “Where” and “What For”? The Read More


Today is the Tomorrow You Worried About Yesterday

By Tony Shepley, What do wood, window installation, and the internet all have in common? Glad you asked! Several things as a matter of fact, but most importantly, they’re not the same as they used to be. The next time someone tells you, “I’ve been doing it this way for 30 years,” you can bet Read More


Shepformation... The Shepley Newletter

  • NYLE Robert J. Horne Jr. CHIPS Award

    The Northeastern Young Lumber Execs (NYLE) recentl

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  • 8 Benefits of an HBRACC Membership

    If you’re in the residential construction indust

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  • The Power of Community Collaboration

    Harwich Elementary School will be welcoming a plac

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