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 within their boundaries. This ruling came at just about the same time that the domestic economy in China was skyrocketing.  As a result, the sawmills located in Asia were forced to increase their purchase of logs in North America to help meet a growing demand.  Up until recently Asian log buyers were paying a 30-40% premium for logs.  This put the logs out of the price range for most mills to purchase the logs and produce lumber for consumption within the US.  The result...

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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 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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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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