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: Locally Milled Lumber Catches On Across the U.S.
Reports on locally milled lumber are scoring the most views at Woodworking Network, along with a video on the state-of-the-art plywood coating line at North American Plywood.

Posted: 10/23/2014

Desktop 3D Wood Carver a Hit with Investors on Kickstarter
A 3D desktop wood carver, created by Chicago-based Inventables, blew past its $50,000 Kickstarter goal on the first day. With less than a month to go approximately $338,831 has been pledged so far.

Posted: 10/23/2014

Automec Inc. adds TigerStop programmable guages
A range of six models can be found on Automec's website.

Posted: 10/22/2014

AWC releases 'Design of Wood Frame Buildings' workbook
Free workbook evaluates all three loading conditions to show the broad range of the WFCM applicability.

Posted: 10/22/2014

Woodworking Magazine for the Professional Woodworker | Woodshop News
CMA schedules Habitat Day in Kentucky

The Cabinet Makers Association and its industry supporters scheduled a special Habitat Day for Oct. 31 in Owensboro, Ky.

Posted: 10/22/2014

Tormek introduces T-4 sharpening system

Tormek is bringing the next generation of its sharpening system, the T-4, to market.

Posted: 10/22/2014


Current News:

National Manufacturing Day was Friday, October 3. WMMA will be writing a special article in its next newsletter, detailing members' activities. What did your company do? Let us know! We're interested in all events: internal, outreach, festive, etc. Send an e-mail to WMMA's newsletter editor here.

IWF 2014: By the Numbers*
Exhibitors: 920 total
200-plus: New exhibiting companies
Internationally: 212 exhibitors representing 32 foreign countries
448,000 sq. ft.: Space in the GWCC occupied by exhibitors
$40 million-plus: Economic impact IWF had on the local economy as a result of the show
108,000-plus: Leads scanned by exhibitors
50 percent: Attendees who expected to make significant purchases in the next 6-12 months
August 24-27, 2016: Date of next IWF in Atlanta (for those who missed out on these numbers and want to record some of their own).
*Source: Post-IWF Statement from IWF 2014 Chairman Rick Hannigan

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

June 2014 Housing Commentary Released
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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

The Cutting Edge, WMMA's monthly e-publication

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Press Releases

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

September 30, 2014
WMMA Announces Approval of New ANSI Standard

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