It would be easy to get overwhelmed by the negative news right now. But instead, I’d like to highlight a just a few reasons to feel hopeful this week. Good things are happening right now all over the world, and there will be tons of positive outcomes from all of this once the “COVID-19 dust” settles
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.
All industries eventually consolidate, and companies must decide which side of consolidation they want to be on.
Sitting it out isn’t an option, and resisting the trend can become problematic, as doing so can ultimately take a toll on how important you remain to your suppliers and customers...
With apologies to Jules Verne, I haven't actually been "around the world," but it has indeed been 90 days since my last Against the Grain. It sure feels like I've seen a whole lot of this big, blue ball since then. It doesn't matter if I'm going somewhere for the first time or...
Chicago, IL (November 11, 2015) – The North American Wholesale Lumber Association (NAWLA) held its annual tradeshow, the Traders Market, November 4-6, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.