Cole News
It’s that time of year again, to get together with the ones you love, or work with, and celebrate the year. As we look back on 2018, there have been plenty of ups and downs, but as Milt Cole would say, “You cannot afford to focus on the negatives in Read More
Honky Tonkin’ Hardwood Convention
Another national meeting in the books and we survived yet again.  I have the feeling that I am getting the hang of this!  The turnout was ahhhhmazing and we got to hang out with all our favorite lumberjacks and lumberjills in Music City, nonetheless!  As you know, or the small Read More
Riley Children’s Hospital blog  ‘Why Milt gives…’
To read about 'Why I give' please click on the link... Read More
Hoosier Hardwood and Hospitality
So now that I have had a weekend to recover from all the hustle and bustle at one of the largest attended IHLA conventions, all I can remember is that I think I signed up to be a Woodhead?  Noooo, that's not all, downtown Indy has amazing food especially bone-in Read More
Viva Las Vegas
First NLHA Convention under my belt and I survived.  I'll start by going over some brief initial observations....there are some REALLY good looking people in the hardwood industry! You heard it here first folks, whether you believe it or not, let me just say YOWZA!  However, it is a Read More
Lumber Euphoria
Since I’ve been blessed with my lumber sales position at Cole Hardwood, a visit to a sawmill was always on the bucket list, I mean agenda, to help broaden my hazing, I mean training and education process. Words cannot describe how uber cool it is at a sawmill, but Read More
Field Trips of a 4th grader
Sometimes we get groups of people come in to tour Cole Hardwood, i.e. architect students from universities, current or prospective customers, saw mill professionals, but nobody could come close to the inquisitive minds we had a couple weeks ago....the 4th grade class.  I used to give tours of Read More
The Best of Cole
Administrative Professional's Day was this week and I received the opportunity to accompany the ladies to a luncheon celebrating their hard work.  There were food, prizes, and free stuff!  Who doesn't like free?! the way, IF you are a boss AND you have people working for you AND Read More
The Return of Milton and Inventory
Spring has sprung…it’s raining cats and dogs…and Milt’s back.  Cole Hardwood is whole again.  When he was away enjoying the nice weather and spending time with his lovely wife in Florida he was also missing us, his loyal employees.  We know this…because he didn’t Read More
Road Trip
We decided it'd be a great idea for me to take to the highway and travel north to meet some of my friendly customers.  I wanted to let them know that Tom approved my taking over some of his responsibilities so I took him with me! I let him drive Read More