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Celebrating the Women of MTC

February 25, 2021

This year to celebrate World Engineering Day and International Women’s we sat down with some of the incredible women on the MTC Solutions team and asked them about their professional experiences and challenges. This is what they shared with us.

Neda Naderi – Application Engineer – Structural Hardware

How do you prefer to start your day?

I always start with checking my emails and my task list for the day, to make sure I am on track to reach my goals for the week. 

How do you prefer to end your day?

In the last 10 minutes of the day I reflect on my day and the tasks I completed.

What is one thing that surprised you about working at MTC Solutions?

The level of interaction with customers and communication with various stakeholders in construction projects. Since we sell a product you have to engage and follow up with people quite frequently. The people I interact with also have various levels of knowledge so it makes for some interesting conversations.

What is a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of?

Designing a new product we have coming soon.  I designed it from scratch including research and brainstorming with the team.  It was satisfying to see all of my engineering work result in a physical product that people will use in their buildings.

What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?

The broad technical knowledge you need to succeed in this position. You need to be well versed on the different aspects of mass timber engineering to communicate with clients properly. 

What are your favourite things about your job?

I work on design guides and white papers, seeing those go up on our website and knowing people are interacting with them over months and sometimes years is satisfying.  These are a lot of work so I am happy to see people find them useful.  

What is the project you are working on now or that is coming up that you are most excited about?

I am working on a white paper on the beam hangers. It’s going to help designers have a good first idea of what their mass timber grid and connections may look like while considering fire design.  It has been interesting working with new team members I haven’t worked with before, so I’m very excited to get that published.

Nicole Kobilansky – Key Account Coordinator

How do you prefer to start your day?

I start my day with coffee and often stop at the gym on my way to work.  I am not much of a morning person so I keep my morning routine minimal at home.  I prefer to eat breakfast at 9am or so, it is more of a mid-morning break.

When I get to work I jump straight into it, checking emails and answering calls right away.

How do you prefer to end your day?

 I review the work I’ve completed & double-check to make sure nothing was missed. I’ll always stay a few extra minutes if there is anything that needs to be done urgently. On the drive home, you’ll find me listening to leadership podcasts, or pretending I know how to sing, jamming to Country Music. 

What is one thing that surprised you about working at [Company]?

How young everyone was, how much everyone has accomplished despite their age.  There is always something new to learn.

What is a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of?

I was promoted to Key Account Coordinator from Product Consultant within my first year.  They were looking for someone to handle the large accounts and I proved I handle it with ease.   

What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?

People don’t tend to have a good understanding of what I do.  They hear Key Account Coordinator and wonder what I am coordinating.  I am not just an order taker, I coordinate with Project Managers to ensure our products are delivered on time for their jobs.   

It is a matter of keeping in mind inventory, making sure that products will be in stock when a customer needs them.  If I sell something that I know another customer will need in a few months I make sure that both orders can be fulfilled.  Some of it is managing expectations and letting the customer what will be more cost-effective and still work within their timeline. 

What are your favourite things about your job?

Positive feedback from customers that we were able to offer great value. Seeing jobs that are completed that we were involved in. 

What is the project you are working on now or that is coming up that you are most excited about?

We have a large commercial project in the USA coming up that I have been working on for almost a year. I’ve been invited to go and see it, I hope that I get the opportunity in the future! 

Building Forests in the City

As of January 22, 2020, MyTiCon changed to MTC Solutions.

This name change allows us to present ourselves as truly the most innovative and trusted complete Mass Timber Connection Solutions company in North America.

Our commitment to customers, partners and the mass timber industry remains our highest priority. By rebranding ourselves as MTC Solutions and becoming a complete Mass Timber Connections Solutions company with six product category offerings, we believe that we are providing our customers with the best selection of connections available on the market.

As part of this exciting company rebranding effort, MTC Solutions has adopted a new logo that better expresses our family of products and services while paying tribute to our origins as a fastener supplier. This also includes our website which has moved to mtcsolutions.com.

This rebranding will not affect or delay any current or future orders of products, but do notice that all packaging, design guides, and related information has begun to be rebranded after January 22, 2020.

We thank you for your continued support and patronage, and we hope you like our new look!

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