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Here are a few examples submitted by the more than 100 companies participating in this year’s WOOD 100: Strategies for Success.
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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.
Cooking up new and creative ideas is what distinguishes these innovative wood products companies from their competitors.
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.
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.
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.
Sweepstakes and social media are among the methods used by today’s wood products manufacturers to engage consumers and grow brand recognition.
Whether it’s through social media and the internet, TV, print ads or word of mouth, these wood products companies have become experts at promoting the innovation, sustainability and/or diversity of their products.
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.
View a digital edition of the September 2012 issue of Wood & Wood Products, featuring the WOOD 100: Strategies for Success.
Woodshop Panel Handling: Even Small Shops Can Automate It, says Hartmut Schrage of Bargstedt. Schrage speaks at Wood Tech Summit 2012, Oct. 22-23 at the downtown University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC campus.
Finishing R&D: Out of the Labs, into Your Plant, as Dr. Phil Evans describes practical developments from his wood materials research at Wood Tech Summit 2012, Oct. 22-23 at the downtown University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC campus.