Posts Tagged ‘ World Millwork Alliance ’

Labor Assessment: Women in Fenestration

May 23rd, 2022

The following is an excerpt from an expansive article on Women in Fenestration, included in the company’s May/June issue. Statistics show that women actively avoid male-dominated industries. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, in the U.S., only 6.5% of women worked full-time in male-dominated occupations in 2020. Now, with the influence of COVID-19, […]

At WMA, Smaller Numbers Were No Deterrent From Doing Business

Oct 7th, 2021

“We’re here.” That was the message from World Millwork Alliance president and CEO Rosalie Leone this week, as the association proceeded—in person—with its annual trade show. After sitting out a year and proceeding with a virtual platform in 2020, “Two years is just too long,” Leone declared. While the event failed to gather as many […]

Same ‘Stuff’ Different Day—WMA Takes Aim at Lingering Issues, This Year in Person

Oct 5th, 2021

The weather was dreary this morning in Mobile, Ala.—a touch cool with light rain—but not severe enough to dampen business. A backdrop of grey skies against local port activities is suiting for an industry that’s overcast with labor and shipping challenges, yet still managing to experience growth and keep things moving. “The perception is that […]

With COVID-19 Comes a Major Shakeup for Millwork Distributors

Oct 15th, 2020

While analysts suggest that the future of millwork remains bright thanks to housing and remodeling, in order to fulfill those demands, distributors must quickly adapt to new technologies amid COVID-19. As a result, “We’ve had five years of progress in five months,” said Mike Marks, of Indian River Consulting Group. But even once the pandemic […]

Industry Shares Workplace Challenges in Business Roundtables

Oct 9th, 2020

COVID preparedness, supply chain issues, what keeps you up at night, and attracting and retaining employees—those were just a few of the subjects discussed in roundtables held this week during the annual meeting of the World Millwork Alliance. The discussions, held virtually in Zoom breakout rooms, allowed employees to share information, and then the groups […]

Leaders Share Lessons Learned from COVID-19

Oct 8th, 2020

Executives from all sides of the distribution chain shared how COVID-19 has changed their business models during a panel discussion held this week amid the annual conference of the World Millwork Alliance. It was a no-holds barred look at what leaders have had to face in recent months, what they are still confronting, and how […]

A Very Real Bright Side

Oct 8th, 2020

If you have attended any keynote speaker address in recent years you have probably heard some version of the phrase, “nobody likes change.” Many industries are reluctant to change and I think you could argue that this is particularly true on the distribution side of mouldings and millwork. The sometimes “old-school mentality” is one that’s […]

WMA Conference Speakers Address Election, M&A and Sales Tactics

Oct 7th, 2020

The World Millwork Alliance (WMA) continued its annual virtual conference yesterday, and as was the case with prior sessions, the speakers gave those in the moulding and millwork segments an abundance of valuable information. Two speakers from Stifel Investment Services gave economic, market and merger and acquisition updates, also addressing the upcoming election. Michael O’Keeffe, […]

How to Navigate Through the Pandemic and the New Norm

Oct 6th, 2020

“If you look at the informed resources there is nothing to show that things will go back to normal come January,” said Michael Marks, Indian River Consulting Group, during a presentation given yesterday to attendees of the World Millwork Alliance’s annual conference—being held virtually this year. While that may seem like a depressing thought, he […]

Experts Share Insights into Future of Moulding Supply

Oct 5th, 2020

When the World Millwork Alliance (WMA) kicked off its annual online tradeshow today—virtually—presenters wasted no time sharing how the current market conditions are making an impact. In a quick 15-minute session on the Future of Moulding Supply, Arauco’s Andres Alarcon and Bristol Feeney gave a rapid fire presentation with loads of key insights. Alarcon started […]

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