April 21-24, 2015
Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC)
Grand Hyatt San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

May 11-15, 2015
Hannover, Germany
Want to be part of the special WMMA pavilion at LIGNA? Contact Fred Stringfellow at


Woodworking Network
Global Wood Production Grows Four Years in a Row, says U.N.
Major wood products production showed steady growth worldwide in 2013, the fourth consecutive year of increase, says new data from the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization, driven by wood pellet biofuel and production of industrial roundwood, sawnwood, and wood-based panels.

Posted: 12/20/2014

Bacci Opens U.S. Sales and Service Branch in North Carolina
Bacci America has opened a technical and sales services branch in Charlotte, NC, to provide direct support to its North American customers. The U.S. office has two specialized technicians on staff to install new machines and service existing machines.

Posted: 12/20/2014

Xylexpo 2016 scheduled for May 24-28, 2016, in Italy
Event will feature new woodworking technologies and furniture materials

Posted: 12/19/2014

Peabody Essex Museum exhibition celebrates contemporary wood art
Audacious: The Fine Art of Wood from the Montalto Bohlen Collection opens February

Posted: 12/19/2014

Woodworking Magazine for the Professional Woodworker | Woodshop News
Where are they?

I keep hearing about how many people are still out of work. I need people to work. Seems like it should be a good fit.

Posted: 12/17/2014

Makita warns against using ‘knock-off’ batteries

Makita delivered a clear message to power tool users and dealers regarding the hazards and risks of non-genuine ‘knock-off’ Makita lithium-ion batteries: Don’t do it.

Posted: 12/17/2014


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Nominations open for the Baldwin Award
Know an individual who has made significant contributions to the woodworking industry? Nominate them for WMMA's prestigious Baldwin Award. Click here to learn more.

Wanted: Your Help Reviewing Draft Standards Want to make a contribution to the industry without making a long-term commitment? How about one that uses your existing expertise and skill set, doesn't involve travel and can be done in your spare time? This is the opportunity you've been waiting for!
The TC 39/SC 4 Technical Advisory Group to the International Standards Organization is looking for individuals to review the following draft standards and provide recommendations:

  • ISO/NP 19085-9 (N117): Bench saws/table saws (with and without sliding table) and building site saws
  • ISO/NP 19085-8 (N116): Wide belt calibrating and finishing sanding machines
  • ISO/NP 19085-10 (N118): Woodworking machines -- Safety -- Part 10: Building site/contractor saws

Individuals with technical experience in these areas should contact Michaela Miller, Program Administrator, ISO Team at the American National Standards Institute, at to receive a copy of the draft standards and submit comments. Input is due by December 11, 2014.

IWF: And the Final Numbers Are...

The final numbers for IWF 2014 are in, and they're nothing short of phenomenal. The total at-show attendance (all days) was 23,463, which broke down as follows:
Attendance (General):
Verified: Advance-Registered: 7,422
Verified: On-site Registered (includes press, speakers, students): 6,915
Unspecified: 63
Total Verified Buyers: 14,400
Exhibiting Personnel: 9,063

Mark your calendar for the next IWF, August 24-27, 2016, and get ready for your own impressive numbers.

Hear what current WMMA members are saying about the valuable benefits and the many rewards of WMMA membership.

ANSI Update
The ANS standard O1.1-3, entitled O1.1-3 (2014) Safety Requirements for CNC Machining Centers for the Woodworking Industry, has been approved by ANSI. As a member company of WMMA, you are entitled to receive one complimentary copy upon request. Email WMMA Associate Director Jennifer Miller at to request a copy. Additional copies can be purchased through ANSI at

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December 4, 2014
Registration Open for WIC 2015

October 24, 2014
WMMA Celebrates U.S. World Standards Day

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