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.
We are proud to introduce our newest video blog series, "Insights from the Top: 3 Questions with PLM Leaders". Each month we will highlight a different member of our leadership team to share their thoughts on industry trends and how PLM is playing a role in the important needs of the wood niche. What has... [Read More]
Lately, we have seen a surge of extreme cold weather and winter storms that have affected areas throughout the U.S. With any extreme weather, there are critical precautions to take to prepare and protect your business from the many problems it may bring. With winter weather, one example of this is the potential for frozen… [Read More]
As we know, cyber-attacks are on the rise as cyber criminals are targeting every industry, including businesses in the hardware, lumber, and building materials segment. Most recently, there was a cyber-attack that impacted Ace Hardware. This attack disrupted Ace’s warehouse management, phone, IT systems, scheduled deliveries, and even its member rewards. Fortunately, its point-of-sale (POS)… [Read More]
Winter weather is here, and while lumber businesses may be looking forward to a temporary reprieve from hurricane season, weather events in cold climates can be similarly threatening. One of the most dangerous and costly winter weather risks for lumber businesses is snow loads. Every year there are hundreds of roof collapses and more than… [Read More]
With October being Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we wanted to close the month with some cyber tips to protect yourself and your business against cybercriminals. When we think of cyberattacks, we often overlook our mobile devices. Think again! Attackers are increasingly targeting users through their mobile devices with smishing attacks, a type of phishing attack through… [Read More]
Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual (PLM) is dedicated to supporting business owners in managing their risk and providing valuable resources. Our monthly large loss meetings involve different departments including Underwriting, Loss Control, Business Development, and Claims to analyze and evaluate losses from various angles, demonstrating PLM’s active commitment to continuous improvement and risk mitigation. Our multidisciplinary team… [Read More]
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Philadelphia, PA 19103