WOOD 100

2012 WOOD 100 Strategies for Success: Productivity Enhancements

By Karen Koenig | Posted: 09/07/2012 11:04AM

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.

2012 WOOD 100 Strategies for Success: Technology Integration

By Karen Koenig | Posted: 09/06/2012 3:50PM

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.

2012 WOOD 100 Strategies for Success: Product Innovations

By Karen Koenig | Posted: 09/06/2012 3:12PM

Cooking up new and creative ideas is what distinguishes these innovative wood products companies from their competitors.

2012 WOOD 100 Strategies for Success: Customer Service

By Karen Koenig | Posted: 09/06/2012 2:55PM

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.

Publicize Your Company's Success: Enter the WOOD 100

By Karen Koenig | Posted: 05/25/2012 2:51PM

Submissions are now being accepted for the 23rd annual WOOD 100, our exclusive program that details the manufacturing, marketing, business and other strategies that have helped wood products companies to not only survive, but thrive in these challenging economic times.

2011 WOOD 100: Readying for the Future

By Karen M. Koenig | Posted: 09/01/2011 4:37PM

I am constantly amazed by the strength of the companies in the woodworking industry. More so than perhaps any other market, they have been hard hit by the economy — and they are doing whatever it takes to not only survive, but succeed.

2011 WOOD 100: Business Strategies B

Posted: 09/01/2011 4:21PM

The blueprint for a successful business requires managing costs and funding issues, obtaining and retaining skilled labor, customer service and of course, a little creativity.

2011 WOOD 100: Marketing Initiatives

Posted: 09/01/2011 4:03PM

The sky’s the limit for innovative woodworking firms when it comes to their development and implementation of marketing strategies to grow their businesses. Whether it’s by relying on social media and the internet for promotion and sales, creating or expanding product lines, or taking the uncommon position of selling machining and millwork capabilities to competitors, the companies in this year’s WOOD 100 have all demonstrated the initiative it takes to successfully market and make sales — and get the job done.

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