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When I travel to visit woodworking companies, I’m often asked, “How do we compare with other companies you’ve seen?”
That can be a difficult judgment to make. Here are some of my own observations from visiting many successful companies. I first did this list several years ago, and have modified and changed a few items.
1. Treat employees well, offering good pay and benefits.
2. Have a core group of key people that have been…Continue
I’ve heard from friends about a large insurance provider and a financial company that recently ended their work-at-home arrangements.
One of the largest relocations back to the office took place recently, when IBM asked all of its 2,600 marketing employees to relocate to offices in one of six cities, according to a report in Quartz Magazine. Employees working at home would have to commute, or, if they lived in another city, move to the city where the office was located or find another…
The American Association of Woodturners' Gallery of Wood Art Professional Outreach Program has announced its 2017 annual international exhibition, The Sphere-Second Round. The exhibitions bring an international mix of smaller-scale works by established and emerging wood artists to the AAW gallery in St. Paul. The exhibition runs through June 4, 2017.
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Check out our coverage of the recent Executive Briefing Conference event:
Arauco North America has broken ground on its $400 million particleboard plant. The new operation will employ more than 250 and will make both raw particleboard and TFM. The Grayling particleboard plant is reported to be one of the largest mills of its kind. When completed the new location will feature North America's largest continuous particleboard press.
The Arauco Grayling plant will create approximately 700 construction jobs and about 250 permanent jobs. Once complete, the plant…Continue