WMMA Regional Meeting

Weather reports as of this morning show Hurricane Irma has been downgraded to a tropical storm and its path has moved more inland from the Charlotte area. While rain is still forecast around the area, it is expected to clear by Wednesday. We will proceed with the WMMA Regional Meeting as planned. We look forward to welcoming you to Charlotte.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by Hurricane Irma over the past few days and still in its path in the coming days. Travel safely!

2017 Regional Meeting

September 13-15, 2017
WMMA Regional Networking Meeting
DoubleTree by Hilton Charlotte
Charlotte, NC

WMMA is pleased to announce its first regional networking and education event in Charlotte, North Carolina. We chose Charlotte, not only because of the number of current WMMA members there, but also because of the number of industry-related companies in the area who are not yet members. We hope that bringing this educational event to the area encourages not only networking among members but an opportunity for outreach within the woodworking machinery community. We encourage everyone to bring a co-worker and a friend to what we hope will become a regular event.

Schedule of Events (Subject to Change)

Wednesday, September 13

Facility Tour and Presentation at Precision Drive Systems

Please meet in the hotel lobby for 8:30am departure by bus
Spend the morning with the spindle experts who will share best practices for long life. A light brunch will be available at the conclusion of the tour.
Bus will return to the DoubleTree by 11:30am

Precision Drive Systems


Public Policy Committee (with working lunch)
Gateway Room, 2nd Floor


Membership Development Committee
Trade Room, 2nd Floor


Technical Standards Committee
Gateway Room, 2nd Floor


Technology Committee
Tryon Room, 2nd Floor


International Business Development Committee
Trade Room, 2nd Floor

* Following an abbreviated committee meeting there will be a presentation by Juanita Harthum, Sr. International Trade Specialist with the Charlotte Office of the US Department of Commerce. This presentation is open to all WMMA members interested in International Business Development


Group Dinner for All Board & Committee Members

204 North Kitchen & Cocktails (204 North Tryon Street). Please plan to meet in the hotel lobby at 6:00pm for the short walk to the restaurant. Or you can meet us at the restaurant by 6:30pm.

Thursday, September 14

Networking Breakfast
Trade/Gateway, 2nd Floor


Educational Sessions
Providence Room, 1st Floor

  • The Economics Behind the Monthly Housing Reports
    Presented by Urs Buehlmann, Virginia Tech
  • Ready...Hire...Aim: Just Because Your Competition Hires This Way, Doesn't Mean You Should
    Presented by Cyndi Gave, The Metiss Group

Trade/Gateway, 2nd Floor


Facility Tour of C.R. Onsrud

Please meet in the hotel lobby for 1:30pm departure by bus
Bus will depart from C.R. Onsrud by 4:30pm

C.R. Onsrud


Group reception and dinner at Hotel
Providence Room, 1st Floor

Friday, September 15

Board Meeting (with working breakfast & lunch) — Board Members Only, Please
Providence Room, 1st Floor


DoubleTree by Hilton Charlotte
895 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: +1 (704) 347-0070

The DoubleTree by Hilton Charlotte is easily accessible from Interstate 77.


WMMA has secured a group rate of $169.00 single/double. To receive the discounted rate, call the DoubleTree at +1 (704) 347-0070 or toll free at 1-800-445-8667, and reference WMMA Fall Meeting. Deadline extended! Reserve by Monday, August 29th to receive the discounted rate!


Click here to register online (Log In Required)

Click here to download a fillable PDF form


All cancellations must be in writing. No refunds will be made after August 23, 2017. Cancellations prior to August 23, 2017 will be charged a $100 processing fee.


Contact Diane Schafer at WMMA Headquarters to find out more!