Small-business workshop to be held in West Virginia

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The Wood Education and Resource Center in Princeton, W. Va., is hosting a one-day workshop Nov. 8 aimed at supporting small businesses that produce cabinets, furniture and millwork wood products.

The workshop is aimed at small shops that are looking for new business strategies and will include cutting-edge ideas offered in the business areas of marketing, finance, production, equipment, factory layout, product design, employee relations and purchasing.

The workshop presents the latest ideas that can help wood products manufacturers make products in the U.S. using domestic lumber and plywood and keep manufacturers competitive with global competitors. It will be supported by a workshop notebook that includes printed materials covered in the discussions. Also included will be discussions on changes in lumber and plywood that can offer additional business advantages.

The course is co-sponsored by the Wood Education and Resource Center, Woodshop News magazine and North Carolina State University.

For information, contact Harry Watt at harry_watt@ncsu.edu or call 704-880-5034.

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