January 26-29, 2018
Wood Industry Networking & Snowsports (WINS)
Little America Hotel
Salt Lake City, Utah

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 — January 16, 2018
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Global Manufacturing Economic Update — Third Quarter
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NBMDA recognizes 2017 education donors

CHICAGO – The North American Building Material Distribution Association has recognized the gold level donors of the 2017 NBMDA Educational Development Program.

The Educational Development Program provides funding to support the industry's strong need for additional training resources at competitive prices. With the support of these donors, NBMDA continued to develop and offer modern, cost-effective, and dynamic solutions for employee training that benefit the distributors that participate and the industry as a whole. The companies are:

Markham, Ont.

Philadelphia, Pa.

Columbia Forest Products
Greensboro, N.C.

Formica Corp.
Cincinnati, Ohio

Grass USA
Kernersville, N.C.

M.L. Campbell
Cleveland, Ohio

Louisville, Ky.

Rollex Corporation
Elk Grove Village, Ill.

Springfield, Ore.

Timber Products
Springfield, Ore.

VT Industries
Holstein, Ia.

Temple, Texas

"We are honored to acknowledge our 2017 education donors,” said Kevin Gammonley, executive vice president of NBMDA. “The support and generosity of these suppliers allows the association to provide funding to support the industry’s strong need for cost-effective solutions for distributor employee training.”
The 2018 NBMDA Educational Development Program is now open. Suppliers interested in this program can visit

Posted: 01/19/2018

Stevens Industries promotes Jean Reid to casework business manager

TEUTOPOLIS, Ill. -- Stevens Industries, Inc. has announced the promotion of Jean Reid to casework business manager. She joined the company in 2017 as senior contract administrator.

J.R. Elder, vice president of Casework Services, said, “Jean has been an outstanding addition to the Stevens Casework team. She was able to bring her previous business experience to Stevens and applied to our situation it in a very short period of time. Her ability to get into the details and communicate with
our customers has resulted in a monumental improvement in our processes.”

Reid rose to the new role with extensive experience in the commercial real estate field. She received an accounting degree from Millikin University. She has worked in the accounting field for more than 35 years, most recently as controller for Industrial Services, Inc. and Industrial Mechanical, Inc.

Stevens Industries, makes commercial casework, millwork, countertops, solid
surface and decorative surfaces. The company is 100-percent employee owned by its 500 associates. See

Posted: 01/18/2018


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