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Monday, 13 August 2018 18:50

5 Tips to Boost Customer Loyalty

Acquiring new customers is a top priority for every business. But sometimes, in the hunt for new customers, those who previously purchased a company’s goods…
Monday, 06 August 2018 13:28

5 Reasons Beech Might Be For You

American Beech, (Fagus grandifolia), is not requested as often as other North American hardwood lumber species like Red Oak, Cherry or Walnut, but should it…
Thursday, 26 July 2018 17:29

What is the FSC Controlled Wood Standard?

As consumers become more conscious of the origins of the products they are purchasing, it is becoming even important to know where the hardwood lumber…
Marketing for businesses once consisted primarily of boasting about a product or service’s unique features and qualities. Touting these special features or qualities was enough…
Friday, 20 July 2018 14:34

The Truth About Spanish Cedar

Despite its name, Spanish Cedar isn’t from Spain! Spanish Cedar is actually closely related to the Mahogany family (Meliaceae) which includes Genuine Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla),…
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…



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