Only Online - Shelter May 2007
The Show Scoop
Not Just Fun in the Sun
WMMPA Winter Business Meeting Addresses Key Issues
The Wood Moulding and Millwork Producers' Association met at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Destin, Fla., for its 44th Annual Winter Business Meeting. The meeting wasn't just fun in the sun. The association addressed key issues that moulding manufacturers are facing. Here are three key topics that came up:
It's not so Standard
During the international markets meeting, manufacturers discussed how their areas of the country are faring.
East Coast manufacturers said some pockets of business are good, but overall it's pretty flat. One manufacturer said that while distribution is down, the retail market is good.
Canadian manufacturers reported that the market is tough right now.
Manufacturers in the poly group, which consists of those in all regions who use alternative materials to make moulding and millwork, said that their market is pretty flat.
No More Claims
Schoen said many insurance companies try to dump all employees in the same pool and the premium goes up. He recommends that employees forge a relationship with a provider, because many employee injuries are not managed properly. All companies should have a return to work program. If you are smaller company, you can do it yourself.
Schoen says that when you get ready for renewal you should have all paperwork ready for the auditor. If the auditor is in charge, all mistakes default to the insurance company, and the employer is overcharged.
Take a Good Look
In addition to its mouldings and shutters, the company also offers JELD-WEN windows and doors.