When nine year-old Kendall Pikor came to Millwood with her three older brothers on August 1, she was a little nervous. They would be presenting their projects for 4H in the hope that Millwood would sponsor them. Her 11 year-old brothers Cooper, Parker and Sutton had all been in 4H before her, but this was her first year participating.
To many, the end of August means a new school year, a new schedule and, often, a new dorm room. While these changes are exciting, to some they can be dangerous. The sweltering heat various regions face can create many health problems, while the weight of moving boxes can often lead to neck, back and shoulder injuries.
A Pallet Poem
Recently a Wisconsin pallet shop site manager was fined $25,000, put on 2 years probation, and made to pay $18,000 in restitution to customers for fraudulently using a heat treatment stamp. To some people there may be grey areas in the use of the stamp, especially when considering used pallets. However, a review of the regulations should remove any doubt.
Recent charges by the US Softwood Lumber Coalition that Canada unfairly subsidizes the Canadian softwood industry has led to a preliminary ruling by the US Department of Commerce.
Millwood often talks about our pillars and how they serve as a foundation for our business, but we are hardly the only company that feels a sense of responsibility in helping our communities. Corporate responsibility has only grown in popularity, due in part to the influx of millennials in the workforce who list it as one of the most important factors when working for a company.
Last month, Home Depot and Menards found themselves in class action lawsuits, each from the same legal office in Chicago. Their crime?
This Fourth of July, what are you planning to do to improve our country?
President Trump often refers to his plans for developing job growth. While holding an elected office is one way to serve the country, what are ways we as citizens can do our part? We may not have the power to vote for legislation, but we have an even greater responsibility to vote with our money.