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REAL ISSUES REAL ANSWERS: Growing Future Leaders

What is the key to igniting the passion and drive needed to become an effective leader?BY: RICK SCHUMACHERTo a large extent, your company’s success...

COMMENTARY: A Conversation with NADRA

Insights from Executive VP Mike Beaudry and the leadership of the North American Deck & Railing Association (NADRA). Q: Decking has been a solid growth...

GIVING BACK: Shepley Wood Products

Shepley Wood Products Sponsors Community Blood Drives.BY: ALYSSA SAMSONSaving another person’s life—it’s probably the most rewarding act a person can do for another. Few...

BEHIND THE NUMBERS: Measuring Success

How’s business? The question gets asked millions of times a day in virtually every language on the planet.BY: AL SHERMANHow’s business? The question gets...

BUSINESS INSIGHTS: The Power of Fact-Based Decisions

Tips on where to look for good information— both inside and outside your company.BY: LOU ROSSIThere’s an old saying that success has many fathers...

THE LUMBER MARKET: Housing Outlook and Structural Panel Forecast

Tips on where to look for good information— both inside and outside your company.BY: GREGORY H. LEWISU.S. housing starts fell 16% to 0.88 million...

JOHN D. WAGNER: What’s Greener: Wood or Plastic Decking?

With all factors considered, both have a very strong green message.BY: JOHN D. WAGNEROne promising aspect of today’s green building movement is the recognition...

JOHN D. WAGNER: Can 2x6s be Cheaper than 2×4 Framing?

APA Thinks So. And It Can Prove It.Guess how many U.S. homes are framed with 2x6s? I was surprised to learn that it’s 45%....

Lumber and Panels: The Capacity Issue

North American wood products markets are recovering. Where will supply come from?During the Great Recession, the biggest concern facing North American wood products markets...

MANAGING RISK: A Worst Case Scenario

Planning for the unexpected should be part of your technology plan.Just miles away from your workplace, during your morning commute, you begin to see...

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