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 the SFI COC Standard allow these hardwood organizations to be eligible for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits through the LEED Alternative Compliance Path. “Architects and builders want assurances that their buying decisions are also sound environmental choices. Using hardwood products certified to the SFI standard is a way for our members to supply the products to their customers that are required to earn the LEED credits architects are seeking as a part of...

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Who Will Lead Your Company?

April 3, 2017

The amount of calls we get from business owners ready to retire are increasing. These business owners are looking to sell their business that they’ve built from the ground up. 

Over the years, a good woodworker started a business, demand for products increased, and before you k...

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Confusion Over Rules and Requirements

March 1, 2017

It is an understatement to say that confusion exists over what is required and what isn’t required as a result of all that is going on in Washington. There is added confusion over what regulations are still in effect and what regulations have been postponed or eliminated. 

As t...

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What Can We Expect?

February 1, 2017

One thing we can be sure of is that 2017 will bring change of some form to the way that companies operate in the US. 

In the past few years, many business owners or managers have become disenchanted at all the new regulations that have made it difficult to operate a competitive busin...

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Now Is The Time To Lay The Groundwork For The First Quarter

January 4, 2017

Companies typically take the time between Thanksgiving and New Years to complete the rush orders that are due before the holidays then take time to wind things down until after the first of the year. 

There’s a problem for businesses with this mindset. The first quarter of the ...

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