A while back, NAWLA was approached by the folks from Truth About Trees (who’ve had a steady presence at the Traders Market and Leadership Summit over recent years) and the Omaha Children’s Museum about a unique partnership opportunity. “Forever Forest” is a traveling children’s muse
I began full-time work at McGinnis Lumber Company August 1, 1980. I had worked summers at my Dad’s local retail lumber yard from 15 years old throughout college, so I definitely got the “ground up” introduction to the business. I learned the broad range of wood and related construction products...
In the days following the violent rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, several rally participants found themselves fired from their jobs for their participation. This has many employers wondering if they can fire an employee based on what they do off the clock. The answer depends on many factors, i
Part I of our discussion on relationship-based business explained the benefits of nurturing a personal connection with key buyers or sellers. While suppliers and distributors of wood products have long embraced this style of workplace courtship, the industry is graying and times are changing.
I received a call from a client two weeks ago who was struggling with a tricky personnel issue on the topic of drug testing.Bob, who owns a company in Vermont and has a policy of mandatory drug testing for all new hires, wanted to hire a new shift manager for his small manufacturing plant. The probl