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 position during the day and to provide cross training as well. At a recent meeting a speaker on LEAN manufacturing hit the nail on the head when he said the key is to focus on your employees and you will increase output and profits.  His proven philosophy is to focus on making things Easier for your employees.  If you do that they will have more time to do their job Better.  Once they are doing it better they will learn how to do things Faster.  If they are doing thi...

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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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How Are Log Exports to Asia Affecting Your Business

September 4, 2018

Americans have always looked to export logs to help increase the bottom line for their company.  In the past it was primarily a small number of high quality veneer logs that were exported.  All that changed a few years ago when the Chinese government made it illegal to harvest logs with...

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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 operat...

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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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