A Fresh Approach to Hiring

Bringing in new talent is serious business today, including for lumber companies. The goal isn’t just to make a hire but to bring in someone who’s right for the role, happy in the job, and in it for the long haul.

Olsen on Sales: Stopping a Slump

Part of what makes sales exciting is that we don’t know how it’s going to go. Sales is a results job.

Beyond Product: Sell Engineered Wood Floors as a System

In recent years, manufacturers have been unveiling engineered wood products that move the category far beyond commodity status.

Canfor Greenlights Georgia Sawmill

Canfor Corp., Vancouver, B.C., will build a new, state-of-the-art sawmill in Washington, Ga.

G-P Building Larger Mill in Georgia

Georgia‐Pacific, Atlanta, Ga., will build a new softwood lumber production facility next to its existing lumber mill in Warren County, Ga.

Olympic Perseverance in Sales

Even when you feel like you have nothing else left to give, like the silver medalist Mazdzer, don’t you quit. Stay in the game.

How Much Do You Really Know About Wood?

Since the class was launched in June 2016, upwards of 512 professionals have downloaded and completed this no-fee, one-hour class. The occupations of learners are widespread, from architects, contractors, and engineers, to interior designers and retailers.

The Future of Cedar in an Evolving Market

Given the unsettled nature of the market, what can 2018 and beyond look like for real cedar products?

Virtual Reality Simulator Trains Forklift Drivers

The tool allows operators to become familiar and comfortable with the forklift and its controls prior to operating within the physical warehousing environment, thus building confidence and avoiding potential incidents. 

Foundation Grows in Midwest 

Foundation Building Materials, one of North America’s largest specialty distributors of wallboard, suspended ceiling systems, and insulation, has completed the acquisitions of two specialty distributors in the Midwest to enhance its growth strategy and expand its product offerings.