Plywood Blog

plywood-year-2023-pexels-vlada-karpovich-6114983

Plywood year 2023

Monday 16 January 2023. – Oddly enough, predicting the 2023 plywood business landscape 2023 seems easy. The overall market sentiment is unanimous. Interest rates and inflation are high. Activity slows down. Since the pandemic started in early 2020, the wood panel market has faced surprises…
cat-g9adf92936_1280

Resetting plywood mind

Monday 19 December 2022. – When I was a kid my family had a cat called Moro. He was talented at sleeping. He slept most of the day with apparently zero worries in his head. But when Moro was out chasing mice, he was extremely…
Can-you-trust_maria-vojtovicova-ZwaJL6IiiSE-unsplash

Can you trust a Finn?

Monday 5 December 2022. – On Tuesday 6 December Finland celebrates its 105th independence day. The day has always been important for us Finns. We treasure our grandparents’ perseverance in keeping us independent. The current generations have had it easier. There have been decades of…
15-mm_owen-cannon-6TLCSMj8zgE-unsplash

15 mm of plywood every year

Friday 18 November 2022. – Last Tuesday earth’s population reached 8 billion. The plywood industry is not directly related to birthrate or mortality, but I started to wonder how much plywood 8 billion people consume. Is plywood consumption increasing or decreasing on a global scale? How…
Art_of…alessio-roversi-PzymuZ-Olbw-unsplash

Art of plywood negotiation

Monday 7 November 2022. – In the late pandemic era, many plywood contract discussions are done over a video call, but luckily some negotiations take place face to face. This old-school approach is appreciated particularly when companies share a long history together. The larger the…
Trust_matters..pexels-cottonbro-7339110

Trust matters

Friday 21 October 2022. – This week British prime minister Liz Truss resigned after six weeks of service. That’s quick. The trust in Truss was lost. Fortunately, the company CEOs usually last longer than six weeks. According to consulting company Korn Ferry’s analysis, the average…
Diamonds…pexels-david-mcbee-1546168

Diamonds are forever, how about sanctions?

Friday 7 October 2022. – I have never visited Cuba, but when the country is mentioned, my mind gets full of images of the streets of Havana with old buildings and classic American cars. Why cars? I cannot imagine any other country that brings car…