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The Rise in Wood Manufacturing

It’s boom days ahead for Canada’s wood manufacturers. Changes to the National Building Code, potential legislation, and growing interest in wood-based building materials is creating high demand for stakeholders throughout the industry.

Do I Have to Hashtag?

Findability. A dreadful word that will cause anyone who remembers how to search through a dictionary manually to groan. Suppose you’re the person in your company charged with managing the social media accounts and wondering how, when, and…

Does herd-driven marketing deliver?

It’s your marketing money. The experts might not share your independent nerve to assess, target and refine. I imagine most of us get a Staples promo mail at least occasionally, so most of us got one last month that proposed that we should…

Beyond the Clock

Focus on LABOUR 2020 I was present when an assistant editor in our department got promoted to associate, and received oversight of one (1) subordinate. “This is great,” he said! “I have always wanted somebody I could push around.” I…

Vetting naïve applicants

Do they have the space when you have the time? By Chris McKaskell, guest feature writer, London, Ont. Having spent time with all manner of cabinet shop owners over the years, only one thing is certain: what makes an organization…

China’s trade power: The next chapter

Focus on Import/Export The rumours are swirling among the worker base at the Ford plant in Oakville, Ont. They say the plant is closing over Covid-19 and will not re-open, and the focus is not on the spread of the disease, but on the…

How did safety get unsafe?

HAVE THE BEST INTERESTS OF REAL PEOPLE BEEN HIJACKED? WELL, IT FINALLY HAPPENED. Not to me, but my son-in-law’s brother, who has been an expert stone- and solid-surface tile and countertop installer for nearly 20 years. The stone saw…