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April 21-24, 2015
Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC)
Grand Hyatt San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
Fanuc America gives CNC certification to Chicago college.
AWI releases updated edition of standards manual.
Philadelphia gallery gains $600,000 grant.
WOOD MARKETS: Rustic appearance gives white oak an edge.
Tools & Techniques
Wanna be lean? Just eliminate waste.
General redesigns 1-hp band saw.
Damstom clamping system gains wider distribution.
Monarch makes it easier to make panel systems.
Porter-Cable rolls out new drill and radio.
PRO SHOP: To buy or lease. By John English
FINISHING: Back to basics. By Bob Flexner
THE CUTTING EDGE: CNC work-holding methods. By R.W. Lee
ONWARD AND UPWARD: Millwork supplier North Atlantic Corp. in Massachusetts has expansion on the mind, just like it has done in the past.
ORDERING OUT: Having components made outside your shop can save time and money and give peace of mind to anxious customers.
Remember “Bob”? They guy I had to let go? Well, I mentioned that he was upset when I fired him.
National Manufacturing Day was Friday, October 3. WMMA will be writing a special article in its next newsletter, detailing members' activities. What did your company do? Let us know! We're interested in all events: internal, outreach, festive, etc. Send an e-mail to WMMA's newsletter editor here.
IWF 2014: By the Numbers*
Exhibitors: 920 total
200-plus: New exhibiting companies
Internationally: 212 exhibitors representing 32 foreign countries
448,000 sq. ft.: Space in the GWCC occupied by exhibitors
$40 million-plus: Economic impact IWF had on the local economy as a result of the show
108,000-plus: Leads scanned by exhibitors
50 percent: Attendees who expected to make significant purchases in the next 6-12 months
August 24-27, 2016: Date of next IWF in Atlanta (for those who missed out on these numbers and want to record some of their own).
*Source: Post-IWF Statement from IWF 2014 Chairman Rick Hannigan
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June 2014 Housing Commentary Released
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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 Jennifer@wmma.org to request a copy. Additional copies can be purchased through ANSI at http://webstore.ansi.org/RecordDetail.aspx?sku=ANSI+O1.1-3-2014.
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September 30, 2014
WMMA Announces Approval of New ANSI Standard
August 20, 2014
WMMA Members Named Winners of 5 of 7 Challenger Awards
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