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

May 11-15, 2015
Hannover, Germany
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Woodworking Network
Doremus Named National Sales Manager at General International USA
Wood machinery manufacturer General International USA Operations Manager Scott Box announced that Mike Doremus is now National Sales Manager for General International USA.

Posted: 11/26/2014

American Woodmark Cabinet Profits Up 45%, New Construction Up 20%
American Woodmark Corp. (NASDAQ: AMWD) cabinetry sales for the second quarter increased 14 percent to $217.7 million. New construction rose a hefty 20 percent as profits surged, up 45 percent.

Posted: 11/26/2014

Cefla Finishing Group announces promotions
Quattrini and Maestri promoted from within

Posted: 11/26/2014

Middle-market furniture makers have strong prospects for 2015
Office furniture customers show changing purchasing behaviors

Posted: 11/26/2014

Woodworking Magazine for the Professional Woodworker | Woodshop News
Vision Machinery opens showroom in California

Vision Machinery, Biesse’s exclusive distributor in Northern California, held a grand opening at its new 5,100-sq.-ft. showroom and training facility Nov. 7 in Sacramento, Calif.

Posted: 11/26/2014

Top Knobs debuts cabinet hardware design contest

Top Knobs is conducting its first cabinet hardware design contest with the Top Knobs Challenge.

Posted: 11/26/2014


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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

Read more in the coming issue of The Cutting Edge! In the meantime, 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.

June 2014 Housing Commentary Released
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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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October 24, 2014
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September 30, 2014
WMMA Announces Approval of New ANSI Standard

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