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Smart Quotes: October 2012
Highlights of the top quotes or statements from the current issue.

By Staff
Date Posted: 10/1/2012

“This idea that there is a massive amount of surplus housing in China and that they are not going to build more for the next five years is not accurate. It doesn’t work that way in China. Over supply may sit there and never be occupied. But that isn’t going to stop them from ordering the state banks to start making loans and begin building things again. China is not a free market economy, and you can’t analyze it as if it were.”

– Bob Flynn, the director of international timber for RISI, page  46


“The weeks following the fire were some of the most chaotic, challenging, stressful and exciting weeks of my life…We made some huge decisions very quickly, and everyone here rolled up their shirt sleeves and jumped right in to manage a very difficult situation. Execution of the recovery plan was nearly flawless. I have never been more proud of any group of people before in my life.”

– James Hicks, Jr., owner and manager of The Timbermen, Inc., page 24


 “Product damage, workplace safety, and load failure are all direct results of poor pallet design. This breakdown results in huge inefficiencies in the supply chain. Best Pallet will help begin to narrow this costly divide.”

– Dr. Mark White, a globally recognized expert in the area of unit load analysis and pallet design, page 54


“We felt compelled to settle as the costs of proving our case at trial would have cost millions of dollars and taken a very long time to resolve.”

– Henry Juszkiewicz, Gibson chief executive officer  page 20


“People are getting the message that you need to deal legally around the world and they need to be careful of their suppliers.”

– Mark Barford, executive director of the National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA), page 20



“In the end, it costs less to run the machine that makes a pallet in two passes, than it does to run two machines that make the pallet in three passes due to labor savings.”

– Paul Bailey, co-owner of GBN, page 59

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