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Monitoring Wood Product Business Processes

By Mick Peters Posted: 01/01/2014 11:19AM

Management is often too focused on direct labor in the first place, when in fact the overall throughput is the result of many other factors.


What a Revolting FSC Development Part II

By Mike DiGiuro Posted: 12/23/2013 9:23AM

If you are FSC certified, you have probably already received your notice that there will be a substantial increase in your “Administrative Fee” paid to FSC.


Christmas Trees: New Species Enter the Market

By Bill Esler Posted: 12/22/2013 8:17PM

In the live Christmas tree business, sales are flat at $1 billion, as artificial trees continue inroads. Growers pushed pricier non-native species to offset a 20% decline in unit sales.


Debate Rages Over Wood Codes for Canadian High-Rise Buildings

By Karen Koenig Posted: 12/17/2013 9:50AM

A Canadian proposal to increase the maximum height of wood buildings from four to six stories has ignited a debate between the Canadian Wood Council and the Cement Association of Canada over the “health, safety, accessibility, fire and structural protection” of these buildings.




Picture This: New Furniture Reality App

By Karen Koenig Posted: 12/11/2013 11:19AM

A new furniture app that eliminates the guesswork before buying could lead to increased sales of home furnishings. At the very least, Adornably's new iPad app adds a new dimension to the furniture shopping experience.


In Support of Lumber Liquidators

By Bill Esler Posted: 12/11/2013 11:10AM

Wood flooring firm Lumber Liquidators dominates its market, and has a high flying stock. Its sourcing model makes it vulnerable to supplier misdeeds, and it's been made, unfairly, a whipping boy.


The Money Behind the Woodworking Industry

By Bill Esler Posted: 12/06/2013 5:22AM

Another sign of the woodworking industry business promise: equity investors have moved into the field.


How Green Are My Casegoods

By Bill Esler Posted: 12/01/2013 2:03PM

Wood products sustainability initiatives have become more active as the economy recovers, including BIFMA level, KCMA Environmental Stewardship program (ESP) and the AHFA Sustainable by Design program.


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