You probably recognize the value of organic, fair trade, and sustainable food products to your health and well-being and long-term availability and impact on the planet. But have you thought about sustainable wood? In your day to day life, why don’t you have the same frame of mind when it comes to buying furniture or any other wood-based product? Like all fruits and vegetables, wood too comes from plants (trees)! Forests are a precious resource…

A skill shortage occurs when employees lack specific skills to achieve a company goal or when there are not enough employees with the needed skill set to reach that goal. Skill shortages negatively impact your company by reducing productivity, morale, and limiting growth. In contrast, skilled employees are dedicated and efficient and are required to stay competitive in severe market conditions and satisfy ever-increasing customer needs. The skills gap is hitting the wood industry hard,…