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Appetite for Construction

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Sit back, power down and engage with two brothers from different mothers. Mechanical Hub Media's John Mesenbrink and Tim Ward turn up the volume as hosts of this weekly Appetite for Construction podcast. The chat fest features topical info on the building trades industry, interviews with industry professionals and a variety of irrelevant, fun stuff that we hope you will enjoy listening to and engaging with us on. Trust us, we are just two regular guys with lots of thoughts, ideas and opinions.

Sit back, power down and engage with two brothers from different mothers. Mechanical Hub Media's John Mesenbrink and Tim Ward turn up the volume as hosts of this weekly Appetite for Construction podcast. The chat fest features topical info on the building trades industry, interviews with industry professionals and a variety of irrelevant, fun stuff that we hope you will enjoy listening to and engaging with us on. Trust us, we are just two regular guys with lots of thoughts, ideas and opinions.

Location:

United States

Description:

Sit back, power down and engage with two brothers from different mothers. Mechanical Hub Media's John Mesenbrink and Tim Ward turn up the volume as hosts of this weekly Appetite for Construction podcast. The chat fest features topical info on the building trades industry, interviews with industry professionals and a variety of irrelevant, fun stuff that we hope you will enjoy listening to and engaging with us on. Trust us, we are just two regular guys with lots of thoughts, ideas and opinions.

Language:

English

Contact:

7083347891


Episodes

Just Call Jeff - Jeff Underwood with RectorSeal

6/21/2022
The guys call up ReactorSeal's Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, Jeff Underwood to chat about product innovation, Voice of the Contractor, Inventing new products and supply chain issues. Not to mention having three boys, the humidity of Houston, and running marathon's. Listen now to place your goat naming rights and call Jeff on his cell. Yes, Just Call Jeff!

Duration:00:28:20

Mental Health & Suicide Prevention in Construction

6/7/2022
This week we talk with clinical psychologist, Dr. Sally Spencer Thomas, and Dr. Dan Carlin, founder & CEO of JobSiteCare, about the alarming rate of suicides in the construction industry. To eliminate the stigma, we have to stop referring to it as a stigma and start referring to people's events as stories and how we all share in some of the same struggles. We are a community built to support and help one another. #mechanicalhub #plumbingperspective #suicide #suicideprevention #mentalhealth...

Duration:00:32:26

Niagara Sports Hub w/Mike Fisher and Special Guest: USAF Fighter Pilot and Retired Dallas Cowboy Chad Hennings

6/3/2022
The Niagara Sports Hub Team calls up US Air Force Fighter Pilot, Super Bowl Champion, Author, and Entrepreneur, retired Dallas Cowboy Chad Hennings. In his distinguished nine year NFL career, he won three Super Bowl Championships with the Dallas Cowboys, but during his time with the real America's Team he flew forty-five combat missions flying the A10 Warthog with the Air Force. We delve into ball field vs battlefield, leadership, character, locker room camaraderie and Memorial Day. Enjoy a...

Duration:00:34:38

Dain Hansen 3.0—Dissecting the Infrastructure Package—Are We Building Back Better?

5/31/2022
This week we talk to our good friend, Dain Hansen, Executive Vice President, Government Relations, the IAPMO Group, about the Infrastructure Package. Who's getting a slice of the pie? It will probably come down to the state and local levels. This is going to be a 5-year process and we need to find out who is gonna get theirs. #mechanicalhub #plumbingperspective #notdeadyetpodcast #ndypodcast #infrastructurepackage #infrastructure #plumbing #buildbackbetter #buildbackstatusquo

Duration:00:24:29

The Brains Behind the RIDGID Pipe Wrench

5/25/2022
After the Hub team shot exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage of how the iconic RIDGID pipe wrench was made last fall, the boys reconnect with Kyle Blakeslee, General Manager/Foundry Director—Urick Ductile Solutions and Joe Hofferth, Plant Manager, RIDGID Elyria to talk about their individual duties, a commitment to safety and what it means to be making a tool that contractors rely on to build America, and help them with their everyday jobs. #mechanicalhub #plumbingperspective...

Duration:00:31:37

John & Tim's State of the State

5/17/2022
John and Tim are guest-less on this episode and while they may feel naked, they aren't afraid. We talk about the construction industry as inflation, gas and material prices are up. Yet, there are some companies that have decided to invest during the pandemic, and we are seeing that as doors are starting to open back up for customer visits and training. One such visit was Rinnai, which has invested in domestic tankless manufacturing. You'll hear from Rinnai president, Frank Windsor. We also...

Duration:00:30:35

Music, Minnesota and Molecular Musings with MrPEX's Jan Andersson

5/10/2022
The boys hit the airwaves with one of their favorites, Jan Andersson, President of MrPEX. It doesn't take long to get right to the important stuff, how many people mistake him as Metallica's lead singer James Hetfield. Yes, Jan is definitely his doppelganger. Music, Minnesota, Molecular Musings with MrPEX and maybe even a little Rock Camp for Dad discussion are the focus of this week's NDY Podcast.

Duration:00:28:23

Iowa Skilled Trades with Brandon Patterson

5/3/2022
This week the boys travel to Des Moines, Iowa, to catch up with Brandon Patterson, workforce development, HBA of Greater Des Moines and architect of the Build My Future event, which saw more than 5,200 students from across the state meet for a day of hands-on learning, letter of intent signing (into the trades) and just learning about the trades. #notdeadyetpodcast #ndypodcast #iowaskilledtrades #skilledtradesacademy #skilledtrades #buildmyfuture #buildmyfutureiowa #mechanicalhub...

Duration:00:32:52

Mechanical Hub Community Cares Podcast (Samaritan's Purse and Viktor Chulinskyi)

5/1/2022
The team from Mechanical Hub Media continues its series of podcasts to highlight the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and the impact is has our our building trade communities. Today we speak with Dave Holzhauer from Samaritan's Purse and Viktor Chulinskyi of Able Distributors in Chicago. Our goal is simple, we want to raise money and share stories of organizations with boots on the ground serving meals, providing medical supplies, safe water and refugee relocation services to those in need....

Duration:00:32:43

Niagara Sports Hub with Mike Fisher 4/29/22

4/29/2022
We catch up with Mike Fisher to recap round 1 of the NFL Draft. Cowboys make a possible stretch pick, wide receivers make a run and Georgia's D gets draft cred. We also preview the Mavs/Suns series. We dare you find more sports talk packed into 20 minutes! #niagarasportshub #plumbingperspective #mechanicalhub #mikefisher #thefishreport #nfldraft #nfl

Duration:00:20:42

Conversations with Carl (Carl Wehmeyer, Niagara Conservation)

4/26/2022
John and Tim make a return call to Carl Wehmeyer, Executive Vice President, Niagara Conservation to discuss Earth Day, water conservation, product innovation, stealth technology, Tesla of Toilets, SIMCON simulator flying, John's Workout Attire and other top of mind subjects. You just never know the vast knowledge Carl will drop on a podcast.

Duration:00:34:17

Earth Day with Ingrid Mattsson

4/21/2022
We celebrate Earth Day today with Ingrid Mattsson, Director of Brand and Sustainability, Uponor, as we talk about the company's commitment to sustainability, environmental stewardship, and just giving a hoot about the planet. #notdeadyetpodcast #mechanicalhub #uponor #sustainability #EarthDay #savingtheplanet #plumbing #piping #environmentalstewardship #carbonfootprint #plumbingperspective

Duration:00:30:35

NDY Podcast Special: Mechanical Hub Supports Cares Community (Ruslan Shylov & Americares)

4/18/2022
The team from Mechanical Hub Media is embarking on a series of podcasts to highlight the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and the impact is has our our building trade communities. Our goal is simple, we want to raise money and share stories of organizations with boots on the ground serving meals, providing medical supplies, safe water and refugee relocation services to those in need. But to do so, we must amplify the voices of those most impacted by the crisis, Ukrainians. We hope you find...

Duration:00:53:18

Linda Hudek 2.0

4/12/2022
This week we reconnect with Linda Hudek (@thebrunetteplumber). She's been quite busy since the last time we visited with her. In addition to running her own business, LH Plumbing Services LLC, she has been appointed as president of the Ohio Chapter PHCC, she's going to the RIDGID experience this summer and she recently celebrated her one-year wedding anniversary. We talk about advocacy for the trades and the value of becoming a licensed plumber. #notdeadyetpodcast #plumbingperspective...

Duration:00:29:56

The Plumberlorian—Bobby Drescher

4/5/2022
This is definitely the way. This week we talk with Bobby Drescher @theplumberlorian about his journey into the trades, how his degree in Mass Communications has helped with his podcast, The BeskarCollarBoys, and his social media interactions. Does he consider himself a role model? Of course, and his Instagram is proof positive that he wants to uplift the trades. #notdeadyetpodcast #mechanicalhub #theplumberlorian #plumbing #beskarcollarboys #plumbingperspective #thisistheway #starwars

Duration:00:27:47

Niagara Sports Hub with Mike Fisher 4/01/22

4/1/2022
The Niagara Sports Hub is back and better than ever with Mike Fisher. This week we tackle NFL free agency, the anniversary of the breakup of Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson, the NCAA's Final Four, and did someone say that Aaron Rodgers is a top 10 QB of all time?? You won't find more sports talk packed into 25 minutes. #niagaraconservation #niagarasportshub #mechanicalhub #mikefisher #thefishreport #plumbingperspective #notdeadyetpodcast #NFL #nflfreeagency #thefinalfour, #dallascowboys...

Duration:00:26:10

Getting The Fix On with Oatey's Doug Buchan and Katherine Lehtinen

3/29/2022
The boys go to Cleveland to rock out and find out how the sauce is made with Oatey's The Fix podcast team of Doug Buchan and Katherine Lehtinen. As one can image with podcast hosts, one thing leads to another and they discuss the focus, vision and value of podcasting, training at Oatey University, strengthening the trades and living in a van down by the river. We stand or fall with this one.

Duration:00:37:42

Bo Knows!—Bo DeAngelo, Manager Technical Training at Viega

3/22/2022
Bo knows Training, Bo knows Pressing, Bo knows Boarding, Bo knows Biking, Bo knows Bolognese, yes Bo knows a lot! The boys have a great time talking about his role in training at Viega, the hydronic's industry, his career path, hobbies and how important a work family can be times of need. We walk away knowing a lot more about Bo.

Duration:00:37:37

California Dreamin'—Mike Lomonaco, Lomonaco Coast Plumbing

3/15/2022
How is it running a small business in California? "It isn't what the brochure says. Don't let the palm trees fool ya, boys. It is not easy," says Mike Lomonaco, owner, Lomonaco Coast Plumbing, San Clemente, Calif. Sure, he is located on California's coast where the temperature is 70 degrees year round, but competition—from unlicensed guys—to insurance to keeping up with technology, Mike discusses his journey into the trades and owning his own business. He is crushing it in the drain cleaning...

Duration:00:28:48

David Hesson—Hesson Plumbing

3/9/2022
I ain't stressin'. You stressin'? This week we talk with David Hesson, Hesson Plumbing, Pickerington, Ohio. David talks about his love for plumbing and riding Harleys, both of which are a tribute to old man. He also talks bout growing his business during the pandemic, bringing back plumbing in high schools, and his love for hunting and archery? #notdeadyetpodcast #ndypodcast #mechanicalhub #davidhesson #hessonplumbing #plumbing #draincleaning #tradestrong #skilledtrades

Duration:00:23:37