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David Howard

Remodeler Q&A: David Howard

David Howard Partner, Modern Restoration & RemodelingModern Restoration was started by Jacob Mode and David Howard out of a desire to offer a higher service...
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Key demographic trends and their effect on the wood products industry Part I

In recent Monthly Macroeconomic Advisers, Spotlights on Immigration, and in Forest Economic Advisors (FEA) Forum Presentations, we have been discussing the expectations for the...

How to effectively use Facebook Messenger in your business

I’m firmly convinced that communication is the pillar of any business—no matter what industry you’re in. Of course, the products and services we provide...

Can your company be repriced after the letter of intent?

Here's a dreadful prospect that you want to avoid. Let’s say that you put your company on the market, and—for ease of math—you are...

Having trouble finding great job applicants? It might be you

Are you struggling to find great hires? Are the applicants crossing your desk less than stellar? Sure, it’s easy to blame the tight labor...

Train your customers for deck season

Over the winter months, you’ve no doubt spent a significant amount of time determining which decking products your lumberyard will carry. You’ve reviewed your...

What does “professional” mean in your organization?

Is “professionalism” something that is in the eye of the beholder or are there basics that all professionally managed organizations have in common?I believe...
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Brand Talk: Is your lumber business concerned about safety or high operating costs?

Improving Safety by GPS InsightHow Sanford & Hawley Solved Their Business Challenges with Technology and Received Unexpected ROI.Sanford & Hawley, a lumber and building...

Federal tax code changes raise questions for businesses

President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act into law on December 22, delivering on a campaign promise and making major changes...

Lean and agile wins the race

As I write this, the 2018 Winter Olympics are in the record books. Watching the highlights, I was struck with how often the difference...

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