Tariffs - What Will They Do To Your Business????

February 4, 2019

We have received many calls from members talking about the affects that proposed tariffs if enacted will have on their business.  We are hearing from many log/lumber suppliers that have explained that over 50% of their sales are now destined for Asia.  They have explained how their business will be devastated if the tariffs take affect and the layoffs it will cause. As is the case in a free market economy companies are allowed and encouraged to sell their products where they can make the most amount of money and best benefit their company.  In speaking with many owners they explain that most of their new sales to Asia have occurred in the last 5-7 years.  We have been told "the prices are so good I couldn't afford to ship the item to old customers in the Stat...

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Do You REALLY know your costs?

January 3, 2019

We are hearing from people that are trying to enter a market with a new product or would like to outsource the production to a current WPMA member.  The preconceived idea is that this is what I can pay for the item based on what they think they can sell it for. Unfortunately these same peopl...

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Not Asking Detailed Questions Could Have A Major Affect on Your Business

December 3, 2018

A member in PA recently brought a potentially crucial situation to our attention that could affect their business as well as that of a large number of our members.  Everyone realizes that being able to dispose of your wood waste (even at little or no profit) is critical to your business bein...

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What Can You Do To Attract Younger Workers and Improve Productivity

November 6, 2018

One of the most pressing problems for business owners today is the ability to recruit and retain quality employees.  In a recent visit  a variety of manufacturing facilities, it is amazing to learn how few companies value their current employees and refuse to rotate them to a different ...

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Why It Is Important To Turn Overstock And Surplus Items Into Cash Now

October 1, 2018

Now that summer is over and everyone is back to work this is the perfect time to help your business and your bottom line by turning surplus items into cash.

Most companies have conducted an inventory and have come up with a variety of "treasures" that the owner asks "where in the world di...

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