How Are Changes to Retailing Affecting Wood Products Manufacturing Companies?

August 1, 2017

Many people have written about how our daily lives has been changed by the internet and the ability to shop on-line. The success of companies such as Amazon.com and Chewy.com had proved that consumers are comfortable purchasing products without visiting a brick and mortar outlet. This raises the question, “How does this affect woodworking companies?” The answer is that many woodworking companies often produce a lot of products or store fixtures for brick and mortar retailers. Often times, one manufacturer will produce all the wooden items found in a store as part of a new build out or even as part of a renovation. An increasing amount of retailers are closing their stores in favor of an on-line presence before they wait too long and file bankruptcy as...

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Will Log Exports Hurt Secondary Wood Products Manufacturers?

July 3, 2017

Being part of a world economy is usually a good thing that gives US manufacturers a much larger base to sell their products and hopefully increase profits. One situation that is discussed more often is the sale of logs to Chinese sawmills, the affect it is having on US sawmills and the availabili...

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Connecting With The Next Generation of Consumers

June 1, 2017

This is the first time in history that the Millennials (those aged 18-29) have surpassed Baby Boomers (those aged 53-71) in terms of numbers and potential customers in the marketplace. 

Raised by Baby Boomers, Millennials  were raised completely different than any other group in...

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Increase in Business is a Good Thing But Not Without Its Challenges

May 3, 2017

Since the first of the year, manufacturers are more upbeat regarding the economy and business. 

Business owners applaud the positive changes that are being implemented to help foster business and they applaud the relaxing or elimination of burdensome regulations.

As one owner...

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92 Secondary Wood Products Manufacturers Earn SFI Chain-of-Custody Certification

April 10, 2017

Ninety-two secondary manufacturers of the Wood Products Manufacturers Association (WPMA) simultaneously earned certification to the SFI 2015-2019 Chain-of-Custody (COC) Standard, making this the largest single group to certify to the SFI COC Standard at once. Wood products sold as certified to th...

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