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Recruiting and Retaining Quality Employees

April 3, 2014

Many companies have stated that have an extremely difficult time recruiting and retaining productive employees. One way to retain good employees is by creating a workplace culture where they desire to do good work, and it’s something

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Record Export Lumber Shipments and the Effect on Prices

March 18, 2014

In 2013 US hardwood lumber exporters shipped 1.463 billion board feet of lumber. Asia accounted for 61% of all exported volume. When combined with the unfortunate truth that many sawmills closed and their equipment was auctioned off, the

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Are You Buying What You Think You Are? - v1

February 3, 2014  |  Business Insurance

Now more than ever, it is important to make sure you have a good understanding of what you are purchasing in regard to business insurance. We want to help you understand the ever changing insurance market that woodworking companies are

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Hardwood Check Off Program

January 6, 2014

The WPMA is constantly working to help members expand their businesses and continue to be competitive in a global economy. In assistance to this endeavor, we feel it is important that our readers are made aware of the Hardwood Checkoff

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OSHA Proposes Regulation on Injury and Illness Records Reporting

December 12, 2013

Since 1929 the WPMA has taken the responsibility to make its members aware of any proposed legislation, or regulations that could affect their businesses. We have always been looking to help our members improve their bottom lines, and make

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OSHA Proposed Reg on Injury and Illness Records Reporting

November 26, 2013

By now many of you have learned about OSHA’s new proposed regulation to require employers subject to the recordkeeping requirements to submit  their records directly to OSHA. The agency will then publish those records online in a

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