Read the latest blogs on wood industry trends from Rick Hill. Stay informed about wood manufacturing, woodworking machinery and lumber.
By Rick Hill | Updated: 03/06/2013 8:13:00 PM
The most expensive raw material in most wood manufacturing plants is the lumber. Keeping a handle on the recently rising market and a steady supply are essential to staying profitable.
By Rick Hill | Updated: 12/03/2012 6:00:00 PM
Lumber the terms are extremely confusing. Many of the terms were written over 100 years ago. Must we persist in using them?
By Rick Hill | Updated: 10/21/2012 9:55:00 AM
Timberland Wood Products took me under its wing and is teaching me about the lumber business. Woodworking companies, purchasing agents, and people new to the industry could use the same help. Here it is.
By Rick Hill | Updated: 07/25/2012 3:00:00 PM
Century Components, a wood kitchen component manufacturer, has seen sales increase since opening in 1991 while the community helps ease the workload.
By Rick Hill | Updated: 06/05/2012 9:55:00 AM
Change your company newsletter and start focusing how customers have used your products to make their lives better. A great company update is less about the company and more about the customer.
By Rick Hill | Updated: 05/29/2012 12:35:00 PM
Discovery questions focus on asking why choices are made. So instead of recovering from an objection, discover the why. The discovery questions will lead you to the truth and from there you can win the sale.
By Rick Hill | Updated: 05/22/2012 10:48:00 AM
Customers are getting over 150 emails, 30 calls, and constant interruptions. They don't have time, so they make quick decisions, or none at all. Simple concepts, easy to order programs, and clear instructions create more wood product sales.