April 21-24, 2015
Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC)
Grand Hyatt San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

May 11-15, 2015
Hannover, Germany
Want to be part of the special WMMA pavilion at LIGNA? Contact Fred Stringfellow at


Woodworking Network
Trending: Walnut Quarantine, Cutting Circles, and True Rift Cuts
Most viewed at Woodworking Network were a report on Thousand Cankers disease that led to a quarantine of walnut and other hardwood lumber. Also popular: Merillat Cabinets plant reopens; methods for telling true rift cuts from false, and cutting perfect circles.

Posted: 11/21/2014

Demand for Lumber Sparks Strong 3Qfor Western Forest Products
Demand for lumber for the recovering North American housing market bolstered the third quarter for Western Forest Products Inc., with a $22.7 million growth in revenue.

Posted: 11/21/2014

Art For Everyday Inc. acquires Acanthus Industries Inc.
Manufacturer of woodcarvings expands manufacturing capacity

Posted: 11/21/2014

Schultz Form LLC redesigns website
Website featuring line of thermoforming equipment updated

Posted: 11/21/2014

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Posted: 11/23/2014


Current News:

Nominations open for the Baldwin Award
Know an individual who has made significant contributions to the woodworking industry? Nominate them for WMMA's prestigious Baldwin Award. Click here to learn more.

Wanted: Your Help Reviewing Draft Standards Want to make a contribution to the industry without making a long-term commitment? How about one that uses your existing expertise and skill set, doesn't involve travel and can be done in your spare time? This is the opportunity you've been waiting for!
The TC 39/SC 4 Technical Advisory Group to the International Standards Organization is looking for individuals to review the following draft standards and provide recommendations:

  • ISO/NP 19085-9 (N117): Bench saws/table saws (with and without sliding table) and building site saws
  • ISO/NP 19085-8 (N116): Wide belt calibrating and finishing sanding machines
  • ISO/NP 19085-10 (N118): Woodworking machines -- Safety -- Part 10: Building site/contractor saws
Individuals with technical experience in these areas should contact Michaela Miller, Program Administrator, ISO Team at the American National Standards Institute, at to receive a copy of the draft standards and submit comments. Input is due by December 11, 2014.

IWF: And the Final Numbers Are...

The final numbers for IWF 2014 are in, and they're nothing short of phenomenal. The total at-show attendance (all days) was 23,463, which broke down as follows:
Attendance (General):
Verified: Advance-Registered: 7,422
Verified: On-site Registered (includes press, speakers, students): 6,915
Unspecified: 63
Total Verified Buyers: 14,400
Exhibiting Personnel: 9,063

Read more in the coming issue of The Cutting Edge! In the meantime, mark your calendar for the next IWF, August 24-27, 2016, and get ready for your own impressive numbers.

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

June 2014 Housing Commentary Released
To read, members may click here.

ANSI Update
The ANS standard O1.1-3, entitled O1.1-3 (2014) Safety Requirements for CNC Machining Centers for the Woodworking Industry, has been approved by ANSI. As a member company of WMMA, you are entitled to receive one complimentary copy upon request. Email WMMA Associate Director Jennifer Miller at to request a copy. Additional copies can be purchased through ANSI at

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October 24, 2014
WMMA Celebrates U.S. World Standards Day

September 30, 2014
WMMA Announces Approval of New ANSI Standard

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