Last week we celebrated National Forest Products Week. Held the third week of October each year, this week-long celebration is a way to honor “working forests” where trees are grown, harvested and re-grown for the future. Accounting for 2.4 million jobs nationwide, the United States is lucky to have
Whenever we ask our clients about their most difficult challenge, they almost always say it is hiring qualified people. This is particularly true, they say, when it comes to hiring entry-level, unskilled hourly workers.
Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of going on a little road trip with NAWLA Chairman Jim McGinnis through Georgia and Alabama. This is the second such trip that Jim and I have made together, last year Jim and I toured through southwest Alabama and Mississippi.
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...