Dakota Premium Hardwoods (Dakota) was founded in 2008 by Owner and CEO Price Brashear. “You would think during a downturn would be a terrible time to start a new business. But the truth is it was actually a pretty good time.
In 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.
On 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.”