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Excess Capacity

December 5, 2017

In speaking with many of our members, the phrase frequently being heard is, “We have business, but we would really like to utilize our ‘excess capacity.’ It would really make a big difference on our bottom

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Will Your Asian Manufacturer Always Be Producing Your Product?

November 6, 2017

The number of upper middle class and affluent households in China continues to rise to a projected 30% of urban households, up from a 17% share in 2017.  This affects the woodworking industry because as the Chinese economy continues

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How Can The Export Of Logs Affect Your Woodworking Business?

October 6, 2017

One issue we keep hearing about is the number of US companies that are exporting logs, with a majority of the exports going to Asia.  Since the Soviet Union changed their policy on the export of raw logs and since China has banned

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Replacement Cost vs. Selling Price

September 1, 2017

What is replacement cost and does it affect the price you sell an item for?  The association office continues to receive phone calls from buyers who would like to introduce a new product and who have an idea of what it will retail

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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

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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,

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