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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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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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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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