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Atlantic Plywood, Ahead of the Technology CurveIn a field where female workers and younger generations are underrepresented, Emily Vella is both. The 37-year-old has served as director of marketing at Woburn, Mass.-based Atlantic Plywood for the last six of her eight years with the distributor.
FormWood Works to Get It RightOn time. On budget. On spec. Check, check, and check! That's the corporate mindset at FormWood Industries, a real wood veneer manufacturer based in Jeffersonville, Ind. “It's something that we strive towards,” says Senior Vice President Craig Langford, “and it's become our mantra.”
PRESS RELEASE: Woodwork Career Alliance to Highlight Workforce Development in VegasNellysford, VA – May 16, 2017 - The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America (WCA), celebrating its 10th anniversary as the champion of woodworking skill standards, will present a well-rounded collection of workforce development tools and strategies at the AWFS Fair July 19-22 in Las Vegas.
Free Member Webinar: Managing People & HR in the Trump Era – What to Expect from Federal, State and Local RegulatorsFrom mandatory E-verify to paid child-care, reading the tea-leaves of what to expect from the Trump administration relating to workplace laws and regulations can be a challenge. In this free webinar, experts from NBMDA partner, the Affinity HR Group, will try to do just that. Panelists will also p
A Message From Your Friendly, Pessimistic HR ExpertI really do hate to be the bearer of bad news.There is no “but…” to follow that.  It is simply a statement of fact.  In recent weeks, at conference presentations and in conversations with clients, I have found myself in the role of dampening the enthusiasm of business owners and executives
PRESS RELEASE: ICP Volunteer Ambassadors Attend Events in Nebraska and PennsylvaniaChicago, Ill.—April 3, 2017— Volunteer “Ambassadors” for Industrial Careers Pathway® (ICP) recently participated in two career fair events to raise awareness and attract entry-level talent to open positions in the field of industrial distribution and their own companies.
Your Employees Use Their Own Cell Phones at Work. But You Still Need a Policy.Over the past two decades, cellular telephones have morphed from being primarily luxury items and accessories for business executives to a must-have item for just about anyone who ever leaves their house.