Uber announced today that its self-driving trucks have been operating in Arizona for the last couple of months.
What is your favorite aspect of your job?
My favorite aspect of grading lumber was always the fact that no two boards, like people, were the same. Each board coming from a similar source was unique in its own way. And my favorite aspect of my current position is timber management and supplying cut logs from
a great renewable resource.
It Did Happen
by DANA COLE, Executive Director Hardwood Federation
WHAT AM I CURRENTLY DOING AND HOW HAS THE CLASS HELPED ME GET HERE? Not knowing much about the lumber industry at first, this class was the first step in helping me grasp how lumber is measured and sold.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW? WHAT’S MY FONDEST INSPECTOR TRAINING SCHOOL MEMORY? It’s hard to pin point the best memory because the whole experience was one of my fondest adult memories. I describe this School to others as a three-month college experience.
We often hear owners say they want to transfer their businesses to third-party buyers when they first encounter the concept of Exit Planning. However, we’ve observed that in many completed Exit Plans, owners actually choose to transfer their businesses to employees.
Part II of our discussion with Indiana Cross-Laminated Project lead architect, Yugon Kim.
In an effort to enhance awareness around using wood as an innovative building material, The United States Forest Service awarded Boston based architectural firm, IKD, $250,000 to fund the construction of the first hardwood cross laminated timber (CLT) project in the United States.
Two scenarios: Leo is in his 80s. His daughter and son, both in their 60s, work in the business running critical parts of the day to day operations, but Leo comes to work every day, still owns all of the stock and makes all of the crucial financial decisions.
One constant in life and in business is change. As technology is upgraded and industries adapt, there will always be a time of transition. I grew up in this industry, and for 57, I’ve experienced much change.