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By Mike Rainville It does not take much to experience, or at least hear about, problems in the building material supply chain. Shortages and high prices, due to high demand and disrupted supply chains, are predictable indirect impacts of an event like the pandemic. After some lag time, similar problems…
This Manufacturers Resource Page focuses on valuable local, state and national resources, including manufacturing-related topics and ideas that can assist you with COVID-19 related concerns for your company and your employees. VMEC is here for support, whether it be a phone call or virtual meeting with…
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By Karen M. KoenigDue to its unique positioning in both the commercial and residential markets, the architectural woodwork industry survived the COVID-19 pandemic relatively unscathed, with many companies already seeing projects back on schedule. “Commercial construction is experiencing a boomerang…
The Northeast-Midwest State Foresters Alliance, Forest Markets & Utilization Committee, in cooperation with the state forestry agencies in 20 Northeast and Mid-Western states, recently released a series of reports characterizing the economic contributions of the forest and wood products industries in…
By Robert Dalheim March 16, 2021 WASHINGTON - Congress has joined the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in urging President Biden for a legislative solution to soaring lumber prices. Representatives Jim Costa (D-California) and Jodey…
There are a couple of pandemic relief programs that you need to be aware of.  You may have received emails from the SBA or your funding bank making you aware of these programs already. You may not qualify for either but please make sure to review the details to confirm.    Targeted EIDL Advance This…
As of January 1, 2021, residential wood heaters (stoves, furnaces, and boilers – all wood fuel types) with at least a 75% efficiency rating are eligible for a 26% Federal tax credit. The tax credit and all the rebates listed below *can* be combined. EPA Certified Stoves: $500 point-of-purchase rebate…
By Mike Rainville It does not take much to experience, or at least hear about, problems in the building material supply chain. Shortages and high prices, due to high demand and disrupted supply chains, are predictable indirect impacts of an event like the pandemic. After some lag time, similar problems…
This Manufacturers Resource Page focuses on valuable local, state and national resources, including manufacturing-related topics and ideas that can assist you with COVID-19 related concerns for your company and your employees. VMEC is here for support, whether it be a phone call or virtual meeting with…
August's Marketing ReportJULY'S Marketing ReportJUNE's Marketing ReportMAY's Marketing ReportAPRIL's Marketing ReportMARCH Marketing ReportFEBRUARY Marketing ReportJANUARY Marketing Report
By Karen M. KoenigDue to its unique positioning in both the commercial and residential markets, the architectural woodwork industry survived the COVID-19 pandemic relatively unscathed, with many companies already seeing projects back on schedule. “Commercial construction is experiencing a boomerang…
The Northeast-Midwest State Foresters Alliance, Forest Markets & Utilization Committee, in cooperation with the state forestry agencies in 20 Northeast and Mid-Western states, recently released a series of reports characterizing the economic contributions of the forest and wood products industries in…
By Robert Dalheim March 16, 2021 WASHINGTON - Congress has joined the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in urging President Biden for a legislative solution to soaring lumber prices. Representatives Jim Costa (D-California) and Jodey…
There are a couple of pandemic relief programs that you need to be aware of.  You may have received emails from the SBA or your funding bank making you aware of these programs already. You may not qualify for either but please make sure to review the details to confirm.    Targeted EIDL Advance This…
As of January 1, 2021, residential wood heaters (stoves, furnaces, and boilers – all wood fuel types) with at least a 75% efficiency rating are eligible for a 26% Federal tax credit. The tax credit and all the rebates listed below *can* be combined. EPA Certified Stoves: $500 point-of-purchase rebate…

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