In 1886, a group of lumbermen formed The Lumbermens Exchange to join forces to reduce expenses, increase buying power, and share information and services.
It was also through their mutual needs and values that PLM was born. In the spirit of this group, we present The PLM Exchange, our blog where we can share our industry-specific knowledge, ideas, and resources with our stakeholders and the wood community.
This is the time where many businesses have an end of year review to reflect on their performance as an organization and to help determine their goals and opportunities for the upcoming year. One area to consider is a look at a risk management review for your operations. Assessing the areas of achievements in safety… [Read More]
Batteries are becoming more prevalent today than ever before. They are commonly used in a variety of equipment, including: Computer equipment – mainframes & mini-computers Mobile material-handling equipment (e.g. fork-trucks/tow-motors) Wireless building equipment (e.g. alarms) Personal equipment such as smartphones, tablets, and wearables With the increase in battery usage in your daily operations, it is… [Read More]
It is no secret that catastrophic (CAT) events have been increasing in frequency and severity. One only has to look to Hurricane Ida, the wildfires in the West, and even more recently the bomb cyclone that has brought hurricane-force winds and heavy rain throughout the U.S. While the severity of CAT events is critical to… [Read More]
As we enter October, which is Cyber Security Awareness Month, we thought it would be appropriate to revisit this topic. Whether your business sells designer clothes, sporting goods or lumber and building materials, you’re at risk of a cyber-attack. Cyber risk has been a growing concern for businesses of all sizes and across all industries… [Read More]
On-the-job injuries are unanticipated, urgent, and unfortunate for everyone involved, but there are best practices you can follow to make a bad situation better for you and your injured employee. One key step is to report any work injury as soon as possible. Reporting immediately helps workers’ compensation claims go more smoothly for several reasons,… [Read More]
When purchasing insurance, one of the more important decisions you will make is whether to work with a direct writer or to work with an insurance broker. The biggest difference between the two is whether they represent just one company or multiple insurance providers. A direct writer is an insurance company whose own employees are… [Read More]
With a name like John Smith, PLM’s CEO and president is a phisher’s dream come true. Which means he is hyper-vigilant when it comes to cyber safety by implementing strong passwords, using two-step verification whenever possible, and making sure that cyber safety training is up-to-date and constant for not only himself but for all employees… [Read More]
Sawmills have been around for hundreds of years helping to build modern society and fuel our economy. While these institutions have long histories of keeping America humming, they also are no strangers to tragic injuries, deadly accidents and fires that have literally brought down the business. Like many businesses in the lumber industry, sawmills require… [Read More]
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