Vietnam agreement a positive outcome, possible model for free trade agreements

America is facing a historical supply chain reckoning, with ripple effects impacting virtually all Americans, and nearly all sectors of the U.S. economy.  The wood products industry is no exception.  U.S. trade policy leaders have their work cut out for them, but they have displayed a willingness to work with and listen to our industry.
By Bradley A. McKinney

Last notes from the home office

After 40 years in publishing I am retiring from fulltime work. This will be my last column in FDMC. (With a nod to Frederick Exley in the title.) I’ve seen many shops and have interviewed hundreds of woodworkers. I’m often asked what makes companies successful. Here are some of my own observations from visiting many successful companies. I have written about this in the past and have modified and changed a few things here.