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肯塔基工厂增加烘干窑设备促进销售

近期我们对于M&O肯塔基工厂生产设备的更新起到了非常理想的效果。更高效的生产线使我们的产能提高到110万板尺。这能够增加我们肯塔基工厂的总量。同样,这促使我们需要有更多的烘干设备来做配套。所以,我们将新投入两个总计50000BF的烘干窑设备。具体的完工及参与使用日期在2017年2月28日。新的烘干窑将每月增加275000BF的产能

M&O已经准备好为国内外更多的客户提供更多更好的木材。请通过domesticsales@hardwoodlumber.net 或 exportsales@hardwoodlumber.net 联系我们。

农历新年激进式的销售

虽然今年即将要过去,但是MacDonald & Owen的销售却恰恰相反。
2016年的10月是破纪录的一个月份,我们的销售目标原计划是520万美元,但是我们实际完成了630万美元,比原先设定的目标高了100万美元!其中最主要的贡献来自于月底我们负责出口的销售团队,这可以确保我们发往中国和越南的货柜可以在春节前到港。

2017年的春节是在1月28日,许多工厂将会提前1-2周关门,并且将一直持续到春节后的数周时间。这就意味着中国和越南的港口将有接近一个月的时间不能靠岸。我们对此已经有了充分的应对措施来满足所有客户的需求。

我们出口的销售额在12月份继续攀升。2016已经被证明是很令人欣喜的一年,我们也期待在2017年能有更好的增长。如果您正在寻找一个能够支持您对于硬木板材需求的公司,请与我们联系, 请发邮件至domesticsales@hardwoodlumber.net 或者exportsales@hardwoodlumber.net

The Smile: Made with North American Hardwoods

When people acthe-smile-alison-brooks-london-design-festival-2016_dezeen_2364_col_9ross the globe think about North American Hardwoods, they often think about flooring, cabinets, moldings and furniture. The 2016 London Design Festival might change all of that. Architect Alison Brooks has built a structure that demonstrates that American Hardwoods are not only attractive, but strong. The Smile, as seen in the picture to the left, was created using cross-laminated tulipwood (poplar). This North American Hardwood product was used instead of the traditional softwood by Brooks, a team of engineers, and the American Hardwood Export Council. The end product is a marvel to be seen. The London Design Festival is held at Chelsea College of Art in southwest London. The Smile can be visited there until October 12, 2016. Photography courtesy of :

http://www.dezeen.com/2016/09/16/alison-brooks-architects-the-smile-cross-laminated-tulipwood-london-design-festival-2016/

Inspirational Leadership

Current and former employees of MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company alike know one thing for sure about the president and owner of MacDonald & Owen–David Twite cares about them. When a new employee joins the ranks of MacDonald & Owen, an employee profile is created to highlight the new employee’s personal interests, family details, and path to M&O. These employee profiles, which includes a picture of the individual, are shared with David so that he knows who is serving his company no matter whether they work under the same roof as he does in Sparta, WI or if they work in PA, KY or northern WI. David wants to know the names and faces of his team. He wants to take an interest in them. He wants to understand their background and future goals.

davidConsidering David’s unique approach to leadership as the president and owner of MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company, it is no wonder he was asked to speak on the topic of Inspirational Leadership at the Excellence in Leadership Seminar & Luncheon in early October. This seminar will be hosted in Oshkosh, WI and will be attended by business leaders from across the state. David will speak to attendees of this seminar about what Inspirational Leadership looks like on a day-to-day, practical basis. He will share stories of how he and his leadership team at MacDonald & Owen are strategic about the leadership of their teams. The seminar will also feature a recently-made video of M&O employees who speak to the inspirational culture of MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company.

Inspirational leadership is not something that every business leader can personify. Fortunately for the employees, customers and vendors of MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company, David Twite does. Excellent leadership is one of a handful of attributes that make M&O a great place to work and a great place to do business. We aim for inspirational in all that we do–it’s what drives us. And, fortunately, David provides a great example to follow.

 

On the INC5000 List Again!

While bragginINC50002016g isn’t our style here at MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company, celebrating is. This month, we are celebrating our recognition by INC Magazine as one of the fastest growing privately-held companies in the U.S. for the FIFTH time. It is estimated by The Wall Street Journal that there are about 25 million private and closely-held businesses in America.  To be named one of the top 5000 fastest growing companies in 2015 is quite an accomplishment and one that we are celebrating whole-heartedly. MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company has seen growth in market share and sales volume year-over-year for nearly a decade. This growth, at times, can be hectic and challenging. But, an honor like the INC 5000 list makes it all worthwhile. We know that we are reaching more customers with top-notch service and world-class products than ever before. As we partner with our customers here in the U.S. and across the globe, we aim to help them grow as companies as well. It’s an exciting venture to be a part of. We are always looking for more customers to serve and supply with stellar hardwood lumber. Contact a member of our sales team today if we can take a shot at meeting your needs. Contact info is: domesticsales@hardwoodlumber.net  or exportsales@hardwoodlumber.net

Lights, Camera, Action!

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As a hardwood lumber company that strives to be seen as a leader in our industry, we are thrilled to roll out our new MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company promotional video which highlights what sets us apart. This recently-created video will be launched via our website and social media sites as we strive to communicate who we are here at MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company to our customers, vendors & even to our competition. The video shows footage of our facilities, our owner, and our greatest commodity—our people. The message of the video is clear. We care about what we do and we work tirelessly to do it right. While our company keeps changing and evolving and as our headcount grows and expands to new zip codes, one thing has remained constant: MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company is Hardwoods Done Right! If you’d like to talk about what you learned about MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company by viewing our new video, please contact us today via phone at 800-657-6990 or via email at info@hardwoodlumber.net

 

MacDonald & Owen – Hardwoods Done Right from Justin McGrath – Higher Concept on Vimeo.

亚特兰大见

麦当劳&欧文木材公司一直渴望在硬木生产领域占有一席之地。一个很显著的方法就是参加各式各样的大型展会。其中最令我们感到兴奋的就是在八月24号-27号在乔治亚州的亚特兰大举行的IWF展会。我们会有四位销售代表接待各类参观的客户朋友们。我们期待能够与大家分享我们的产品和能够提供的服务。届时,请驻足展位号#4137,我们很乐意与您探讨与合作!亚特兰大见!

The Month of March for M&O

March was a busy month for MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company.  Among all the many travels of our sales team, International Sales Director, Adam Hyer, Director of Asia Sales, Patrick McBride, and Sales Representatives Frank Mao and Chi Linh all met in Guangzhou, China for the Interzum Wood Show.

The Interzum Wood Show is Asia’s largest and most highly influential production and woodworking trade fair. The show came to a close on March 31,, 2016 with another record year in the books. The show consisted of 1,243 exhibiting companies including 26% of those companies being from 38 different countries and regions. With some 67,000 visitors, more than 100 countries and regions made an appearance at the event. Why send our employees all the way to China for a four day event you ask? Well, as CIFM states, “Interzum Guangzhou is a ‘one-stop’ sourcing platform for the entire furniture and wood production industry.”

MacDonald & Owen Lumber Co. is always pleased to work with new customers. If you have any interest in connecting with our International Sales Team or any of our Sales Representatives either in the U.S. or internationally, please do not hesitate to connect with us. Contact one of our sales representatives today at: exportsales@hardwoodlumber.net.

A Record Breaking Month!

D_009Each day of business offers the opportunity for MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company to serve our customers, improve our products, and sell more boards. As our team of 100+ employees looks back at April, we are celebrating a month in which we accomplished these objectives at a greater volume than ever before. April was a record-breaking month for M&O. We sold more lumber than we have ever sold before, and we had fun doing it! In order to keep up with the explosive growth our company is seeing here in 2016, we have added staff at all levels, we have improved processes, and we are working long hours. But, we are glad to do it as we strive to meet the needs of our customers old and new. If you are a customer of MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company, we thank you for helping us have our best sales month ever in April of 2016. If you are a potential customer, we urge you to give us a call today. We’d love to add you to our list of happy customers. Contact a sales representative today at domesticsales@hardwoodlumber.net.

FSC Certification Expanded

As a company, MacDonald & Owen is committed to sustainability. For many years, our company has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as a supplier of hardwood lumber products that carry the FSC certification. In recent years, this certification has been li_MG_6737mited to the distribution of FSC certified products. In February of 2016, MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company expanded its certification such that we are now certified as FSC manufacturers of products out of our Sparta, WI facility. We are able to rip, plane, sand, gang rip and sort FSC lumber at this facility. We are also able to distribute hardwood lumber products to our customers to meet their needs for responsibly harvested hardwood lumber. If you are looking for FSC certified material, please contact a member of our sales team today. They would be thrilled to serve you in this way. We can be reached via the phone at 800-657-6990 or via email at domesticsales@hardwoodlumber.net