What Our Members
Here is what WMMA members
have to say about the value of their membership:
of the greatest benefits of being a WMMA Member is networking
with so many talented and successful people. What a great
opportunity to share ideas and business strategies with leaders
from the woodworking industry.
I have been an active volunteer member since 2006. In addition
to the people I meet, I enjoy getting a better understanding of
what’s going in our industry through committee meetings,
newsletters and the WIC.
Current WMMA President
Chris Hacker, Vice President
James L. Taylor Mfg.
particular interest and use has been the monthly newsletters.
They are very comprehensive. Also beneficial are the "How To"
Southeastern Adhesives Company
company has been a member of WMMA for as long as I can recall.
The IWF space discount pays for the membership alone, however
WMMA is MUCH more than that. I have always thought I have gotten
at least five times my membership dues in return value without
even trying. I have found this organization to be an invaluable
resource. The quarterly economic data alone is truly priceless,
nowhere else have I found data as knowledgeable and helpful in
helping forecast our business’ future. My involvement with a
committee basically doubles my ROI having served on the
Membership Development, Public Policy, and Board of Directors.
Any member who is not getting a substantial return on their
membership dues investment is not reading the Cutting Edge or
actively involved in committees or attending events such as WIC,
the fall meetings or annual legislative DC Fly-in.
Jamison Scott, EVP
Air Handling Systems
WMMA Past President (2014-2016)
at Franklin Adhesives have been WMMA® members for several years
and feel strongly that the small monetary investment required
has provided copious returns. We are not machinery manufacturers
but the opportunity to exchange expertise in our individual
areas of this industry have solved application problems more
than once. Where better to do this than the WIC?
WMMA® keeps us in the loop regarding personnel and machine
announcements, export opportunities, and legislative action. The
member directory is a great opportunity for exposure worldwide.
Many of the WMMA® programs do not apply to our segment of the
industry, but even excluding these items we obtain enough
information to make membership a bargain.
Jim Muenchow, Technical Sales
Franklin Adhesives Industrial
Division of Franklin International
Membership in WMMA® helps us run our business better and we save
money as well. It is just that simple. We save money because our
annual $550 cost of membership is more than offset by the 20%
savings we realize on our IWF space cost. We run our business
better because WMMA® gives us access to information, programs
and specific assistance normally available only to large
companies. The range of programs helps us be better marketers,
exporters and safer manufacturers. Another important value is
the networking opportunities among fellow members all year long,
and also the concentrated networking opportunities with dealers,
importers and manufacturers at the annual Woodworking Industry
Conference. In summary, it is our belief that membership in WMMA®
contributes to our bottom line and enhances our company products
Peter Perez, President