HOW YOU CAN BENEFIT FROM WALKING IWF SHOW IN ATLANTA, GA

August 16, 2018

The International Woodworking Fair (IWF) is held every two years in Atlanta, GA.  It is the largest woodworking fair in North  America.  Companies from around the world will be exhibiting the latest products and technologies.  The majority of the equipment will be fully operational.  as someone once said, "if you can't find it at IWF, you don't need it."  This four day show is scheduled August 22-25, 2018.  You may say, why should I care, my business is good and I have orders.  The overall answer is that your competition will be there to learn what customers (including your customers) are looking for and what they may be able to offer them to have them switch to become their customer.  If someone is doing something more efficiently, ...

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Will New Trucking Regulations Eliminate Lean Manufacturing in Woodworking Plants?

July 16, 2018

Over the last 20 years woodworking facilities have worked extremely hard to implement Lean Manufacturing in order to improve efficiency, eliminate waste, and improve delivery and profitability.  Besides changing the mind-set of employees, one of the key components of Lean Manufacturing is ju...

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Today's Customer

July 16, 2018

The customer of today is much different than they were ten years ago. In the past your customer would place an order for six months of product along with release schedules.  Today it is much different.  Due to different marketing techniques and cash flow restrictions today's customer is...

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ARE YOU AN EMPLOYER THAT SOMEONE WOULD COME TO WORK FOR?

April 30, 2018

A large percentage of the phone calls we are receiving are from employers who are having difficulty hiring and retaining qualified employees.  In addition to wages being offered, many owners are at a loss regarding what else they have to offer a potential employee.

Long gone are the...

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How Are Domestic Markets Changing?

April 9, 2018

With the virtual elimination of credit lines, many manufacturers are being forced to operate on cash flow which has dramatically reduced the size of orders placed with suppliers.  Companies may have increased the frequency that they order, but much smaller orders have forced companies to re-...

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