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Friday, 08 December 2017 17:08

Popular Uses for Poplar

In the forests of North America, poplar is one of the most commonly found hardwoods.  It grows widely throughout the eastern part of the United…
Thursday, 30 November 2017 16:18

Building Trust in the Workplace

What does a workplace with a high degree of trust look like? Employees who feel trusted in their skills and judgment tend to perform better…
 The difference between tropical lumber dried in the US or overseas is very noticeable.   Lumber that is too dry, too wet, dried too fast…
Companies may once have had a choice of whether or not to do business without paying attention to the digital component. Those days are long…
Veterans in the hardwood lumber industry know that not all width sorts are the same.  But those newer to the industry might not understand how…
Thursday, 09 November 2017 16:46

5 Tips to Improve Employee Engagement

There’s compelling evidence that employee engagement in the workplace is not where businesses would like it to be. As recently as January of this year,…
Friday, 27 October 2017 14:49

Why Not Basswood?

Basswood is one of those hardwood species that does not get mentioned much.  Most of the time it does not even show up as a…
When the time comes to hire new team members many companies opt to hire externally. Others choose to promote from within. In such cases, there’s…
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 13:42

White Ash is Getting Harder to Find

It seems the market demand for white ash has not dwindled.  From a sawmill's perspective, what has seemed to dwindle is the amount of hardwood…
Sometimes you never know what you are going to see on a sawmill trip to Brazil. 
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