Blog Entries - 2021

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

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When Will the Supply Chain Improve

August 2, 2021

Based on the number of calls our office is receiving, it will be some time before things return to "normal" as far as shipments go. Many people are looking to have products produced in North America that had been previously

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How Do You Price A Job?

May 3, 2021

How Do You Price a Job? Earlier we discussed the rapid rise in prices of all raw materials that are utilized in all wood products.  These include framing lumber for a new home to Baltic Birch panels utilized in things such as kitchen

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Tips on Hiring the Next Generation of Woodworkers

April 5, 2021

Probably the number one complaint we hear when speaking with most members is their inability to hire and retain quality employees.  People tell us they never hear of a high school student stating that when they graduate they

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Finding and Retaining Employees

July 6, 2021

Without a doubt, the number one complaint we hear from members, is the inability to recruit and retain quality employees.   I wish I had a nickel for every time someone has said, "If I could hire 10 more people, I can increase my sales

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