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.
One of the biggest challenges wood product operations face is how to handle the accumulation of combustible dust. When working with wood, sawdust build-up is inevitable. It gathers on every surface and can be extremely hazardous to any operation. When wood dust is present, there is not only the explosion hazard from fine particles in… [Read More]
As the weather begins to heat up this coming summer, so does the severity and frequency of hurricanes. The regular occurrence of these catastrophic storms has steadily increased over recent years and with summer right around the corner, businesses could be in-store for another above-average storm season. A hurricane season that is considered above-average typically… [Read More]
Safeguard Your Business from Distracted Driving As Distracted Driving Awareness Month closes, we wanted to share some information and tips on changing driving behaviors to protect your business and employees against distracted driving. Commercial Fleet Managers in all industry groups, including the wood and lumber industry, have growing concerns regarding the issue of distracted driving. It… [Read More]
Owning and operating a business comes with a myriad of responsibilities with many stakeholders depending on you. Whether it’s the customers you supply, the employees that you support, the community in which you serve, or your family that relies on you, you make a promise to each of them — a promise of safety, security,… [Read More]
With the end of Insurance Careers Month, we thought it would be appropriate to talk about some of the ways we have been attracting new talent to the insurance industry and to our organization. Finding new talent is a struggle for many businesses regardless of the industry. Like many of our lumber and wood customers,… [Read More]
Winter season us upon us with many areas throughout the U.S. being affected by winter storms and heavy snow. In these winter months, proper precautions need to be taken to protect your business from the cold weather and the many problems it may bring. Roofs can be loaded beyond their design by the accumulation of… [Read More]
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]
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