Blog Entries - 2014

Gaining Access to LEED Projects Through Discounted Group FSC Certification Program

June 4, 2014

As our economy continues to rebound more and more FSC and LEED jobs are becoming available. While this can be great news for many of our members there is one drawback. In order to provide components for these projects the manufacturer must

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Watermelons and Their Effect on Lumber Prices

May 13, 2014

Sometimes seasonal events and seemingly unrelated industries can have an adverse affect on our profession. Case in point, watermelons and produce from southern states can have a drastic affect on the price and availability of lumber moving

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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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