Dickie joined Panel Truss in 2014 to spearhead its eastern expansion, including the Oakwood, Georgia, plant. He has 41 years’ experience in the truss and components industry, including prior co-ownership of a $10 million revenue truss company from 1984 – 1998. He served as General Manager – Operations for Shoffner Industries (based in North Carolina) from 1990 – 1998, leading a major business expansion from one plant to five culminating in the sale of Shoffner to Universal Forest Products (UFP) in 1998 after the company had grown to over $40 million in annual sales.
Thereafter, Dickie served as Regional General Manager for UFP after the acquisition and through 2011 was responsible for 6 plants with over $60 million in annual revenue. In 2011, Dickie joined Trussway as National Sales Manager, and then moved into the VP – Operations East Role with responsibility for 3 plants with approximately $80 million in annual sales prior to joining Panel Truss.