Women in trucking? You bet! Ellen explains how her organization is making it easier for women to be professional drivers.
Stacey works with skilled trade pros to tell their tales and uses social media to spice up an old-school business.
Think differently about about supply chain management, lowering construction costs, reducing lead times, and increasing production.
Meeting with Andy in person was legendary. He imparted wisdom and explained how efficiency helps them stay ahead of the curve.
With technology, RenoRun is changing the delivery of building materials to help contractors at their job sites.
Social media has made an impact on just about everything, including lumber. Learn how joining the conversation can help you understand.
Terran leverages affordable and sustainable materials to build adobe walls while building with drones and robotics.
Off-site modular construction is innovative, cost-effective, and efficient. Ken explains how modular is helping speed up construction.
Treesource president and forest ecologist explains carbon credits, the future of wood products, and how we can use MORE WOOD.
Billd has payment solutions for subcontractors, offering commercial subcontractors financing terms.
Purchasing OSB from the Asia-Pacific region is on the rise. Logan Stockwell shares the benefits of high-quality OSB from that area.
Peter explains how integrating construction management software helps the flow of projects.
Arnie explains the sustainability and innovation behind mass timber.
Logistics issues are at the forefront of everyone's minds. To make sure goods are shipped on time, Lance talks logistics tech.
Stephanie explains the best software for your construction and building materials businesses.
Learn about Mighty Fire's environmentally friendly fireproofing for building materials.
Build with wood without worrying about fire! Join MaterialsXchange as we learn about fireproofing building materials.
What happens in a lumber mill on a daily basis? Vicksburg Forest Products shares the sawmill life with MX's Mike Wisnefski.
Santa Claus explains just how he is able to make worldwide deliveries in one night. And MaterialsXchange's own St. Nick, Director of Logistics, makes a rare, in front of camera appearance.
Clayton Miller, hardwood lumber expert for Aurora Timberland, explains how the hardwood market affects the softwood market.
Steve Yates, North American President of Buildxact, joins MX for a chat about managing construction projects with technology.
Russ Taylor, President of Russ Taylor Global, shares the current list of Top Global Lumber Companies.
Josh Dorfman, CEO and founder of Plantd, discusses OSB and other building materials made from the biomass of hemp. This innovation leads to carbon-neutral building.
Laurel Byrd from RoyOMarting and Scott Parket from NAWLA sit down with Michael Wisnefski to discuss the importance of women in the lumber industry as well as what's happening at the Traders' Market Convention.
Thought leaders from the world of lumber, Iris Baker Montague and Kassandra Stout, discuss why Millenials aren't interested in the lumber industry and how to recruit them.
MaterialsXchange's CEO Michael Wisnefski sits down with Stephen Keller, P.E. of MiTek Construction to discuss collaboration, innovation, and value.
MX CEO Mike Wisnefski discovered what it's like to be a turnkey framer from Bruce Jones, President of Bruce L Jones Contractor Company.
During this week's live-streamed SmartMarket, Mike Wisnefski and Mark Mitchell, aka The Whizard, discuss the future of building materials.
MaterialsXchange hosts a weekly discussion relating to innovations in construction and building materials. This week's guest is NEXTGEN Payments Solutions founder Michael Yosanovich.
MaterialsXchange’s CEO Michael Wisnefski interviews Raven Logistics, Inc’s Managing Director of Rail Chad Toupin on this week’s SmartMarket class.
MaterialsXchange CEO Mike Wisnefski is on the road with MyB2BCoach founder John Lund. Learn about executive coaching for your salesteam.
Pete Kobelt of Element5 currently manages the three largest Mass Timber construction projects on University campuses in the U.S. Combined, these projects will exceed 250,000 square feet and utilize in excess of 5,000 m3 of CLT & GlulamCross Laminated Timber Consulting. Find out what is in store for CLT and Mass Timber from Pete on this SmartMarket. He discusses the fall of Katerra and the rise of CLT in construction.
Tony, founder of Misura Group, shares the best approaches to maintaining a strong workforce for the lumber industry.
Jeff Dill of Shelter Forest International spoke with MaterialsXchange Users about international trading and how globalization has changed the way business is done, resulting in companies becoming more efficient in managing transportation.
What does the future of technology look like for MaterialsXchange? Find out what our CTO had to say about changes happening at MX.
Robbie is the Director of Business Development at billd, a company on a mission to provide contractors of all sizes access to funds designed for construction so that they can take control of their cash flow and build their businesses on their terms. Contractors understand how payment delays can negatively impact their businesses. Purchasing materials up-front or on 30-day terms, then getting paid for the project 60-90 days later places a major burden on a business. Suppliers get paid for materials prior to shipping when transacting with billd because it offers the flexibility of paying back within 120 days. Hear from Robbie how billd's credit payment solution gives contractors access to funds with terms that mirror their repayment cycle.
Charles DeLaTorre is the President of Sales and Manufacturing at Industrial Forest Products, a leading forest products trading company. He is a self-taught lumber trader who started IFP as an office wholesale company. Beginning in October of 2019, they vertically integrated and now have three divisions: wholesale trade and distribution, custom wood packaging, and lumber (including all major SPF and SYP species), stud trims, and grade stamping). Find out how Charles grew IFP from its humble beginnings into a major player in the industry on this SmartMarket call.
John Mattingly, CEO of MHF Holdings and President of Mattingly Lumber, was a guest speaker on this second part of a two-part SmartMarket series with SBCA Director Communications Sean Shields. This discussion focused on components manufacturing.
Sean Shields (SBCA Director of Communications) and Chris Tatge (Dynamic Construction Partner and National Framers Council President) discuss changes to the component manufacturing marketplace.
This SmartMarket’s special guest was David Munaretto, President of LotNova. They are a unique start-up that digitally matches prospective home building customers with building lots, home plans, builders, and purchasing agents to bring a construction project to fruition. Digital matching is becoming the backbone of supply chain navigation these days. David provided an enlightening view of the “builder-buy-side” of business.
The Housing Innovation Alliance is a think tank focused on business and technical innovation in housing. As Executive Director, Betsy is responsible for strategic planning, member and sponsor recruitment and engagement, programming, and ongoing operations. Besty and her collaborative community at HIA research best practices to help builders solve today’s hot issues. On this SmartMarket, Betsy discussed some of those solutions to today’s issues and provided a vision of where the industry is headed.
Tim Atkinson has worked for Stimson Lumber for nearly 24 years in various capacities including mill operations analyst, stud mill supervisor, and dry end superintendent, and he has been the Vice President of Sales for the last eight and a half years. Serving on several boards over the last decade, Tim is a member of the American Wood Council, the Pacific Northwest Association of Rail Shippers, and the Green Building Initiative. Tim discussed how Stimson brings its high-quality lumber to market. In addition, Tim shared his forecast for the balance of 2021 during this SmartMarket Call.
Tim leads John Burns Real Estate Consulting’s LBM survey and is responsible for boiling down JBREC dealer and consumer data into meaningful insights for Building Product clients. Tim leverages his unique product marketing and channel strategy experience to ensure JBREC is ‘close to the ground’ on key strategic issues for building products and housing, including research from New Homes Trends Institute. The real estate market has been white-hot while demand for new construction endures extraordinary price levels. See how these two factors collide in this week’s edition of SmartMarket.
Industry veteran, Kyle Little shared his observations about operating distribution during these tricky times. Lumber availability and crazy pricing create challenges in both buying and selling for distributors. Find out about Kyle’s procurement process during SmartMarket.
Susan certainly knows the trials and tribulations of being a woman in a male-dominated industry. During this SmartMarket, she shed some insight into thriving in the lumber world regardless of not being part of its majority. Logging in as both a Buyer and a Seller on MaterialsXchange, Susan explains why being on both sides of the platform is so beneficial to her purchasing power at Henry Poor Lumber Co.
Stinson Dean learned futures trading before stepping into the lumber cash game. This offered him a unique view of the market. One of the first transactions on MaterialsXchange was made by Stinson Dean! We appreciate his early adoption of our digital marketplace and enjoyed hearing his market perspective on SmartMarket.
As general manager and commodity purchaser for National Lumber in Connecticut, Sean’s prolonged time on the phone was distracting him from growing the business so he searched the internet for any iteration of “lumber market” and found Mike Wisnefski, MaterialsXchange’s CEO, on LinkedIn. Sean got onboarded and was able to purchase a truckload of Euro SPF in three clicks. Sean explains that with more price transparency and competition found on MX, the more his customers are able to supply and sell finished real estate to their customers. That’s a win/win for his customers and National Lumber.
What’s Up with China? China plays a major role in the world markets. How does this affect YOUR business? Join us on this week’s SmartMarket call for a conversation with Russ Taylor, President RUSS TAYLOR GLOBAL – Wood Business & Market Consulting. We talked about China’s significance on world wood flow, international pricing, and how it influences US markets.
Our special guest speaker for this SmartMarket was Matt Layman. An industry veteran, Matt has been publishing about lumber supply and markets for nearly 40 years—offering insights on pricing and supply. During this week’s SmartMarket, Matt talked about today’s extraordinary pricing levels, and gave his unique perspective on the digital information evolution.
This week’s SmartMarket features quick tips on MX's platform, market insights, and guest speaker Thomas Mende, President/CEO of Binderholz Timber! Binderholz operates nine sawmills internationally. Thomas Mende shared his insights on the global markets, the development of Binderholz’s Southern Yellow Pine presence, and the role MX's digital marketplace has in our industry.
Gregg Riley is a former Chairman of the Board of the North American Wholesale Lumber Association (NAWLA), and he helped develop some of the first strategies in the forward cash markets and trained MX’s very own, Mike Wisnefski and Ashley Boeckholt. Logistics is a huge part of the lumber business. Gregg, GM of Sitka Forest Products, is a well-known innovator in the lumber distribution, and as this Friday’s special guest on SmartMarket, Gregg offered insights into the import process, price transparency, and the value of MX’s Live Market platform.
Experienced writer with a tenured history in the building material supply industry. Jim Schumacher has a TMP Certification focused in Management from University of Washington. On this SmartMarket, Jim, of Shoe’s Lumber Report, talked about the wild ride we’re experiencing and shared his insights for the future.
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