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By Bill Esler | Updated: 10/11/2011 10:14:00 AM
Furniture transport firms rush to expand. The closure of Furniture Transport Group has been followed by a flurry of expansions and acquisitions.
By Bill Esler | Updated: 09/29/2011 8:53:00 AM
Marvin Windows hews to its pledge to avoid layoffs. Family management trims benefits, cuts hours, but tells New York Times it plans to tough it out. Industry-wide window shipments for new construction have fallen 70 percent, to 11.9 million, from their peak in 2005.
By Bill Esler - Editor in Chief | Updated: 09/27/2011 12:42:00 PM
Adding services, sharing plants, outsourcing and insourcing, here are some creative measures custom woodshops have taken to survive.
By Tom Dossenbach | Updated: 04/06/2010 12:00:00 AM
It becomes more critical every day that wood products companies be in tune with their competitive surroundings — ready to respond quickly with positive change in order to adjust to rapidly shifting market dynamics. But while we may think we have all the answers, the major factors that drive this unpredictable environment are best understood by our customers. For this reason, it is customer input that should provide us with the valuable information from which to form many of our strategic management decisions — our marketing and manufacturing strategies.
Updated: 02/09/2010 12:00:00 AM
Do you remember a time when you wondered if you were appreciated in your work — either in your current position or some years back? Have you ever been uncertain that you were performing up to company expectations or those of the one to whom you report? Well, you are not alone because everyone experiences this in one way or another. You may be one of the thousands in the wood products industry that have left a company because of this very frustration.
By Tom Dossenbach | Updated: 12/14/2009 12:00:00 AM
Are you one of those managers who is more concerned about results than how those results are achieved? If so, although you are in the majority, you are dangerously close to being left behind.