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Will the Employment Problem Ever Improve?

January 3, 2022

It seems like more and more businesses are closing because they are unable to find any employees that want to work.   The most asked question that comes into our office is, "How can I hire enough people to fill the orders coming

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Do You Know Your Prices?

December 6, 2021

Long before he passed, my father would say emphatically that most people really don’t know their costs.   As the executive director of the WPMA, this has never been more true with all the companies selling products on

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Are Lumber Prices Starting to Moderate???

September 7, 2021

  The WPMA office is constantly being asked, when will lumber prices moderate so that I can place "regular" orders to be able to plan on raw materials?  The answer is that they are very slowly starting to peak as more and more

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What Does Your Brand and Company Culture Have to Do With Attracting Talent?

April 6, 2020

In a recent article in the Weekly Hardwood Review it was stated that according to the Manpower Group more than half of today's job seekers feel an employer's brand and culture are definitely more important than they were five years

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Importance Of A Unified Wood Promotion Program

March 2, 2020

For many years hardwood in a home was considered to be a sign of wealth or success.  Items such as hardwood floors, cabinets, and furniture provided the feeling that the homeowner had "made it" and would be set for life while they

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What Are You Doing?

February 3, 2020

Business conditions continue to slow down for a lot of companies and more and more members are mentioning that they are not slow but have "excess capacity."  Many of the lumber related businesses feel that once the tariff situation is

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