Find business advice on production woodworking. Read wood manufacturing articles for professional woodworkers and plant managers.
By Karen Koenig | Updated: 09/07/2012 11:45:00 AM
Wood products firms are doing whatever it takes to not only survive, but succeed. Facing a tough economy and low-cost imports, these 2012 WOOD 100 firms share their tips for success with you.
By Karen Koenig | Updated: 09/07/2012 11:30:00 AM
Sweepstakes and social media are among the methods used by today’s wood products manufacturers to engage consumers and grow brand recognition.
By Karen Koenig | Updated: 09/07/2012 11:14:00 AM
Obtaining and retaining good employees is a key component in any successful business strategy. Also key are strategies for controlling material and labor costs, growing market share and product diversity.
By Karen Koenig | Updated: 09/07/2012 10:59:00 AM
More than machinery, it takes a dedicated and skilled staff to drive productivity at the required levels needed by woodworking facilities of all sizes. Today’s workers must be familiar with green and lean manufacturing and also have a mindset for quality control and project management.
By Karen Koenig | Updated: 09/06/2012 3:29:00 PM
Investments in technology are helping today’s woodworkers to be leaner, greener and expand their production capabilities, thereby spurring growth in their businesses. New opportunities await those companies that have the organization in place to accomplish this.
By Karen Koenig | Updated: 09/06/2012 2:55:00 PM
Cooking up new and creative ideas is what distinguishes these innovative wood products companies from their competitors.
By Karen Koenig | Updated: 09/06/2012 2:22:00 PM
A reputation for good and reliable service can open doors to new opportunities. Quality control, fast turnaround, lean and green machining and custom craftsmanship are all key ingredients.