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Doug Burkhardt Looks to Make Hartson-Kennedy Tops in Countertops and MoreDoug Burkhardt Looks to Make Hartson-Kennedy Tops in Countertops and MoreDoug Burkhardt is General Manager of Sales & Marketing for Hartson-Kennedy Cabinet Top Co. Inc. He has been in this position now for eight years, managing the Indiana-based company's sales force. Prior to Hartson-Kennedy, all
PRESS RELEASE: Wood Industry Resource Collaborative to Spark Workforce GrowthChicago, IL – August 27, 2018 – Eleven wood industry associations are pleased to announce the formation of a coalition aimed primarily at perpetuating the long-term growth of the industry by sustaining an engaged workforce.
PRESS RELEASE: Milesi Wood Coatings and Atlantic Plywood Partner on Italian High-Performance Professional Wood Coatings in Multiple Northeast MarketsChicago, IL – July 23, 2018  – Atlantic Plywood, Inc., based in Woburn, MA is now a master distributor of a large selection of Milesi high-performance Italian wood coatings, according to a joint announcement released by the companies today. The new distribution agreement marks the first time these t
5 Tips for Hiring and Managing “Twenty-Somethings”Let’s get this out of the way first:  Millennials have been such a frequent topic in hiring discussions recently that managers are admitting to being positively fatigued by the word.  If you’re in that camp, it may come as good news that soon it won’t even be the right word when we’re talking about
PRESS RELEASE: HDI Announces Acquisition of Certain Distribution Assets of Atlanta Hardwood CorporationLANGLEY, BC, June 11, 2018 /CNW/ - Hardwoods Distribution Inc. ("HDI" or the "Company") (TSX:HDI) today announced that it has, through its subsidiary Rugby Holdings LLC ("Rugby"), purchased certain of the distribution assets of Atlanta Hardwood Corporation for a total value of US$3.7 million (the "T
Supreme Court Decision on Arbitration – What It Means For YouOn Monday, May 21, 2018, the Supreme Court issued a split 5-4 decision (along party lines) regarding the enforcement of arbitration agreement clauses prohibiting employees from seeking class or collective action for certain employment claims, in this case, FLSA claims.The decision consolidated 3 c
An Exercise in Frustration – Hiring Talent in a Tight Labor MarketFrom trucking to construction to car care to print distribution, across all sectors in which we work, there is one common trend that our recruiting team has noticed – there’s a shortage of skilled and unskilled workers to fill available jobs.  And this shortage significantly impacts our clients, par