May 1-4, 2018
Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC18)
Hyatt Regency Maui - Maui, HI

August 22-25, 2018
International Woodworking Fair (IWF 2018)
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, GA

October 1-3, 2018
WMMA Regional Networking Meeting
Loews Minneapolis Hotel
Minneapolis, MN


NAM Monday Economic Report — March 5, 2018
There were more encouraging signs for manufacturers last week in the economic data. For instance, the Institute for Supply Management's (ISM) Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 60.8 in February, the highest level since May 2004. Read more ...

Global Manufacturing Economic Update — Third Quarter
The third quarter NAM 2016 Manufacturers' Outlook Survey shows manufacturers continue to cope with policy headwinds. Read more ...


Woodworking Network
GlobalShop draws 10,000, looks to larger 2019 event

CHICAGO -- Attendance was up at GlobalShop, the world’s largest annual event for retail design, technology, and in-store marketing. Held at McCormick Place from March 27-29, 2018, GlobalShop welcomed more than 10,000 attendees including retailers, consumer product companies, and retail designers and architects.

More than 540 brands specializing in store design, visual merchandising, retail technology and shopper marketing exhibited at the three-day event. The GlobalShop conference, which ran concurrently with the trade show, covered a many topics and featured industry experts focused on sharing their insight on pressing topics in commercial design including leveraging virtual
reality and building impactful retail experiences.

Recently, GlobalShop announced it will co-locate with the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition, the world’s largest e-commerce event, and RFID Journal LIVE!, the world’s only RFID event dedicated specifically to retail application next June 25-27, 2019 in Chicago, to create RetailX.

RetailX is expected to welcome more than 20,000 attendees and upwards of 1,200 exhibiting brands. See

Posted: 04/20/2018

Woodworkers go Inside Biesse at spring tech event

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - More than 100 woodworking professionals were in attendance at the spring Inside Biesse technology event, held April 19 and 20 at Biesse America's facility in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Highlights of the two-day event included technical seminars of interest to all wood products manufacturing industries, as well as information on new software modules and technology for Industry 4.0. Dozens of machinery demonstrations showcased Biesse's range of products for panel processing, solid wood machining and plastics fabrication.

Making its North American debut, the Rover K1531 entry-level nested-based CNC machining center, also drew high interest from the crowd in attendance.

For more information on Biesse's range of woodworking technology or upcoming events, visit

Posted: 04/20/2018


Current News:

Industry Leaders Converge on Capitol Hill For Day of Advocacy
Leaders from the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America, Woodworking Machinery Industry Association and Association of Woodworking & Furnishing Suppliers converged on Capitol Hill on June 21 to advocate for the most important policy needs of the industry. First-time attendee Dan Christensen, Pillar Machine, and WMMA Public Policy Committee member, talked about his experiences in this short video.

WMMA Announces winner of 2017 Baldwin Award at WIC17
WMMA awarded the 2017 Baldwin Award to Past President Jamison Scott during WIC 2017 in Rancho Mirage, CA. Scott, who serves as executive vice president of Air Handling Systems, a third generation family-owned business in Woodbridge, Connecticut, has a long history of service to the Association and to the industry as a whole. Click here to read more

Another Resource for Members of WMMA — Insurance. Click here to learn more about First Insurance Agency, Inc.

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May 12, 2017 2017
WMMA Past President, Jamison Scott, Wins Baldwin Award

May 4, 2017 2017
2017 Board of Directors Announced

January 30, 2017
Dan Bond Selected as the Next Executive Director of WMMA

August 27, 2016

August 12, 2016
WMMA Member TR Herzog Named Among Top 40 Under 40 Wood Industry Superstars

July 28, 2016
WMMA Announces First Regional Meeting

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