Blog Entries - 2022

How Can You Be Extremely Busy and Still Go Out of Business?

May 2, 2022

  We hear it all the time.  I am so busy I will never be able to catch up, even if I was able to hire an additional 20-25 employees. The big question to ask yourself is, how can you be so busy that you cannot see straight that your

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What Will Business Look Like In 2023?

August 3, 2022

The Association office is receiving a lot of calls from members that are asking what we think business will be like next year?  Lumber and prices are FINALLY starting to make some sense.   More stock is available and people are

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What Does the Crystal Ball Show?

July 5, 2022

  Many members are stating that they are working through existing orders faster than they are receiving new ones and their overall “gut level” feeling is that business is starting to slow.  Lumber prices are starting to stabilize

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Cyber Insurance Program Update

April 4, 2022

Cyber Insurance Program Update For many months your association director has been working on a cyber insurance program that will help WPMA members and be relatively affordable. Listed below is information from a large insurance company,

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How are Vietnam and the US Female Labor Force Similar?

March 9, 2022

How are Vietnam and the US Female Labor Force Similar? The wood products factories in Vietnam are not the only ones short on labor.  Clothing, shoe and electronics factories are dealing with the same issue.  Not enough good steady

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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 in?"  

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