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First Thing To Do In A Disaster

July 1, 2019

Think quick!  Your company has just experienced a major fire or tornado during working hours, what is the first thing you do? Recently a woodworking company in New England experience a 9 alarm fire that started during the middle of

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A Major Change in How Business is Conducted in the Wood Products Industry

July 1, 2020

For over 250 years the wood products industry has conducted business based on relationships that have been built between supplier and customer.  As someone once said "if the customer doesn't like you- you can give them your product

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What Your Company Will Look Like??

June 1, 2020

For those companies that are weathering the storm, we are being told that there are more changes to come.  Companies that are working their way back up to production are already faced with social distancing, face coverings for all

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Be Careful with Your Money $$$$

May 4, 2020

The WPMA has received a LOT of calls from members asking if we feel it was safe for them to ship completed orders to existing customers when the dust from the Covid 19 situation settles?    In speaking with a lot of people they have

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What Does Your Brand and Company Culture Have to Do With Attracting Talent?

April 6, 2020

In a recent article in the Weekly Hardwood Review it was stated that according to the Manpower Group more than half of today's job seekers feel an employer's brand and culture are definitely more important than they were five years

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Importance Of A Unified Wood Promotion Program

March 2, 2020

For many years hardwood in a home was considered to be a sign of wealth or success.  Items such as hardwood floors, cabinets, and furniture provided the feeling that the homeowner had "made it" and would be set for life while they

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What Are You Doing?

February 3, 2020

Business conditions continue to slow down for a lot of companies and more and more members are mentioning that they are not slow but have "excess capacity."  Many of the lumber related businesses feel that once the tariff situation

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