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Thursday, 12 July 2018 20:23

Engaging Employees Through Communication

Employee engagement remains a hot topic among employers, even those in the hardwood lumber industry. It’s more important than ever that your workforce stays engaged…
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 15:38

Revisiting Red Oak

Red Oak is one of the most widely used and abundant hardwoods in the eastern United States. Prized by many in the production of furniture,…
There was a time not so long ago when employers—alarmed by the rapid increase of social media activity among employees—sought to restrict such activity in…
Recently, I made a visit to Uruguay to see our good friends at Urufor. Urufor has been in operation since 1992 and deals exclusively in…
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 17:03

3 Tips for Becoming a Better Negotiator

In the hardwood lumber industry, sales conversations and closing deals can span a considerable amount of time. Deals are negotiated, amended, revised, sometimes re-negotiated all…
It is no secret the demand for hardwood logs has been steadily increasing over the past few years. So what has been behind this increase…
Of the many North American hardwood species, Black Walnut, more commonly known as just Walnut, is among the most popular. With its distinct brown coloration,…
Friday, 25 May 2018 15:26

Tips on Measuring Your Marketing ROI

Companies often engage in a wide spectrum of marketing programs in their attempts to feed the sales pipeline. Of course, some lead generation efforts are…
In recent years the legality of importing tropical hardwoods has been a hot topic, and importing hardwoods from Brazil is no exception. Keeping this in…
Interns represent a valuable element of the modern workplace. Typically, interns volunteer their services in exchange for gaining experience that can move their careers forward.…

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