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
Softwood Exports Rose, Lumber Prices Fell as Dollar Strengthened
Softwood lumber exports were 5-8% higher in Canada, Russia and the Nordic countries in 2014, but lumber prices fell toward year's end on a strengthening US dollar and weaker wood markets in Europe and Asia.

Posted: 04/26/2015

HNI Furniture Sales +15.8% to $523 Million; Net Drops on Closure
HON furniture parent HNI Corp. sales exceeded the half billion dollar mark first quarter 2015, rising 15.8% to $523.5 million. But net income dropped on higher shipping costs and a $1 million furniture plant closure charge.

Posted: 04/24/2015

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Posted: 04/26/2015

Woodworking Magazine for the Professional Woodworker | Woodshop News
Registration begins for AWFS educational seminars

Online registration is open for the AWFS fair’s College of Woodworking Knowledge, featuring 50 seminars on current industry topics.

Posted: 04/23/2015

Atlas builds a better vacuum pump

Atlas Copco offers the new GHS VSD+ range of oil-injected screw vacuum systems, which the company says reduces energy usage by up to 50 percent with significantly better performance benchmarked against traditional oil-sealed and dry vane vacuum pumps.

Posted: 04/23/2015


Current News:

The Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA) has announced the winner of its Ralph B. Baldwin Award, the association's highest honor. The award was presented to John Schultz, past president of the Association. Announcement of the award was made at the Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC), which took place at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas. Full information is available here.

WMMA Pavilion Continues to Provide Members with Opportunities at LIGNA

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

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.

ANSI Update
The ANS standard O1.1-1, entitled Safety Requirements for Fixed Angle Jump Saws is out for Public Review with a comment deadline of March 17, 2015. In you are interested in reviewing the document, contact Jennifer Miller at

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April 23, 2015
WMMA Past President, John Schultz, Wins Baldwin Award

December 4, 2014
Registration Open for WIC 2015

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

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