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

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


NAM Monday Economic Report — November 27, 2017
New durable goods orders decreased 1.2 percent in October, ending two straight months of solid gains in August and September. See 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
Rockler expands selection of rolling barn door hardware
MEDINA, Minn. - Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has expanded its selection of rolling barn door hardware to offer a wider array of affordable solutions for hanging custom-crafted doors.
Ranging from rustic to contemporary, with a black or stainless steel finish, Rockler says the new I-Semble complete hardware kits provide smooth, quiet operation and easy DIY installation at lower prices. Because the door glides open to the side instead of swinging open, rolling door hardware is especially useful in spaces where a swinging door is not feasible or desired.
"Rolling doors continue to be a popular trend in interior design," said Jessica Stephan, Rockler's vice president of merchandising. "They're being used not only for typical bedroom or living room doors but also in closets, pantries, and as a creative way of hiding flat-panel TVs. With these new additions, we can provide DIYers with a complete solution for any of their rolling door projects – at a great value."
Most of the I-Semble kits feature flat tracks made from 1/4in. thick steel for high beam strength and minimal projection from the wall. The flat tracks incorporate interlocking dovetails in the middle that make alignment easy and provide a strong mechanical connection.
The I-Semble complete rolling door hardware kits include two roller assemblies with sealed ball bearings, mounting brackets, track, door stops, floor guide, discs to keep the rollers from jumping the tracks, and installation hardware.
Among the new kits is a set of bypass rolling door hardware that incorporates dual tracks to let the user hang two doors that roll past each other – ideal for applications where the opening is especially wide or where users want to replace sliding track doors or bi-fold doors with an updated look.
With the new hardware, Rockler is also offering several matching door handles and plans to sell additional sections of flat track so the user can expand the rolling door hardware to fit any opening. In addition, an optional soft-close adapter mechanism is available for flat-track kits to bring rolling doors to a gentle stop and prevent bounce-back.
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware is a family-run business and a supplier of specialty hardware, tools, lumber and other high-quality woodworking and do-it-yourself products. Rockler has 37 retail locations across the U.S. as well as extensive catalog and internet operations.

Posted: 12/16/2017

IOP’s Alexandria Moulding acquires House of Fara

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Industrial Opportunity Partners, a private equity firm, has announced the acquisition of the assets of House of Fara, Inc. by IOP platform company Alexandria Moulding, Inc.

Alexandria is a manufacturer and distributor of wood mouldings and related millwork products for the Canadian and Northern U.S. residential housing markets.

Based in LaPorte, Ind., House of Fara specializes in the manufacturing of standard, decorative, and embossed hardwood mouldings, in addition to other specialty products. Alexandria and House of Fara have had a partnership for over a decade and operate from adjacent facilities in LaPorte.

Dave Mackin, chairman of Alexandria and an Operating Principal of IOP, added, "We believe the acquisition of House of Fara will further strengthen Alexandria's North American manufacturing capabilities and is a unique opportunity to combine two companies that have worked together for many years."

Alexandria sells directly to retailers as well as wholesale building product distributors and industrial customers. The company is headquartered in Alexandria, Ontario, and has a manufacturing and distribution facility in Alexandria along with a hardwood manufacturing operation in Bradford, Ontario, that serve Eastern Canada. The company also has a manufacturing and distribution facility in Moxee, Washington, that serves Western Canada and the Northwest U.S. as well as two other distribution facilities in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. and La Porte See

Alexandria Moulding is also one of the larger wood component manufacturers in the FDMC 300. See

IOP is an Evanston-based private equity firm with $910 million of committed capital since inception, is dedicated to creating value through investing in manufacturing and value-added distribution businesses with sales between $30 million and $350 million.

Posted: 12/15/2017


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.

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

ANSI Update

The Cutting Edge, WMMA's monthly e-publication

Click here for the current issue.

Click here for past issues.

Press Releases

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

Press Release Archive

Member News

Click here to read news about our members.