Member News & Information
A revised version of the ANSI standard O1.1, entitled O1.1-2013 Woodworking Machinery Safety Requirements, has been published by ANSI. 01.1-2013 supersedes the previous version, O1.1-2009, and should be followed moving forward. As a member company of WMMA, you are entitled to receive one complimentary copy upon request. Email WMMA Associate Director Jennifer Miller at Jennifer@wmma.org to request a copy. To purchase additional copies of O1.1-2013 Woodworking Machinery Safety Requirements visit the ANSI website at: http://webstore.ansi.org/RecordDetail.aspx?sku=ANSI+O1.1-2013.
The Cutting Edge Newsletter — September, 2013 — Now Available for Viewing
BREAKING NEWS: WMMA's video tour of UNIQUE Tool & Machine Co. is available for viewing!
Please take a moment to enjoy this tour, which took place during WIC. Click here
ANSI Accredited Standards Committee (ASCO1) News
Click here to learn about current ASCO1 activities and access a copy of the O1.1 standard.
News from LIGNA: North American Attendance Figures Up 52%
The 20th LIGNA in Hannover, Germany has brought impressive results across the board. WMMA executive director, Fred Stringfellow, who was present at the show, noted that overall, more than 3,000 North American attendees were present, pushing attendance figures for that demographic up 52%.
According to show organizers, LIGNA "brought a total of 1,637 exhibitors from 46 countries, filling 124,000 square meters of display space." A total of 40% of attendees came from abroad (in this case, meaning outside Europe), an increase from the 2011 show.
Exhibiting companies from WMMA included the following: Black Brothers Company, C.R. Onsrud, Inc., Mereen-Johnson, LLC, MultiCam, Inc., Super-Thin Saws, Inc., Wagner Electronics/Wagner Meters, AceCo Precision Manufacturing, Microvellum, Inc., Newman Whitney/Newman Machine Company, Inc., Safety Speed Cut/Safety Speed Manufacturing Co., Inc., UNIQUE Machine & Tool Co., USNR and Voorwood/Turbosand Co.
Those companies, as well as others present at LIGNA, which ran May 6-10, were able to take advantage of the opportunities to meet with potential customers and to learn about the ways they could grow their business in the export market. In addition, WMMA was able to provide information on governmental resources available to companies interested in exporting their products.
If you weren't there, you missed a lot. LIGNA is held only every other year, so mark the calendar for the next one May 11-15, 2015. Details, as they become available, will be posted on the site, http://www.ligna.de/home.
2014 IWF Atlanta Show to have more increased focus on countertop industry
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Here's Where to Find Woodworking Machinery
WMMA's popular Product Guide for wood industry buyers and manufacturers is one of the most comprehensive resources in the woodworking industry. It contains up-to-date woodworking machinery products and contact information on and links to more than 200 member companies. Purchasing executives and other key decision makers in all types of woodworking installations worldwide, including furniture, cabinet, sawmill, millwork and plywood plants as well as nonwood applications in ceramic, composite, laminate, nonferrous metal, plastic and stone find this guide useful.