February 26-29, 2016
2016 Wood Industry Networking & Snowsports Trip
Little America Hotel
Salt Lake City, UT

April 12-15, 2016
Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC)
CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort
Cancun, Mexico

June 7-8, 2016
WMMA Participation in NAM DC Fly-In*
Washington, DC
*For WMMA Public Policy Committee Members
(contact WMMA office for more information)

September 26-28, 2016
WMMA Regional Meeting*
Charlotte, NC
*Exact Schedule and Details TBA


National Association of Manufacturers Monday Economic Report: April 18, 2016
Much of the recent data regarding manufacturing output and demand have reflected improvements, with signs of possible stabilization in the market. Read more ...

Global Manufacturing Economic Update - March 10, 2016
The latest NAM quarterly survey found that 56.6 percent of respondents were positive about their own company’s outlook, falling for the fourth straight quarter and down sharply from 91.2 percent in December 2014. Export expectations help to explain much of the deceleration in the economic outlook for the sector. Of those companies that anticipated increased exports over the next 12 months, 75.9 percent were positive in their outlook in this survey.


Congress Passes Tax Package

Construction Spending Remains Strong In July, Up 13.7% Over The Past Year. Read more...

Woodworking Network
Viridian introduces color-infused reclaimed paneling

PORTLAND, ORE. – Viridian Reclaimed Wood announced the introduction of Colorburst, a new line of color-infused reclaimed wood paneling, according to Viridian co-owner Pierce Henley.

A new design twist on two of Viridian’s most popular paneling offerings, Granary Plank (mix of fir and pine reclaimed from granary beams) and Route 66 truck deck (oak reclaimed from tractor-trailer truck decking), the Colorburst line adds a pop of color in the rustic nooks, crannies and holes in the boards, providing a new look for reclaimed wood with deep layers of color juxtaposed with vintage patina and wood grain.

Colorburst comes in four stock options: Robin Egg Blue, Viridian Green, Haute Pink and Cascade White; with custom colors available upon special order. Colorburst truck deck (Route 66) is available in limited quantities, depending upon supply on hand.

The paneling is milled into a 3/8 - 5/8 inch thickness, 5 inch width, and variable lengths from 2-8 feet. Its hardness is 450-1360 on the Janka Scale, depending upon its source material.

Viridian Reclaimed Wood manufactures paneling, architectural panels, flooring, table/countertops, and other furniture and fixtures.. For more information visit

Posted: 04/29/2016

Slovakia wood manufacturing plant planned for Belarus
BREST, Belarus – Slovak businessmen will build a woodworking enterprise in Brest Oblast, the area's Governor, Anatoly Lis, said during the international forum of business contacts Brest 2016 on 22 April.
“With assistance of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Slovakia Jozef Migas negotiations were held and an agreement was reached with a Slovakian company on building a woodworking enterprise in our region,"  said Lis.
Lis also said Polish investors have expressed interest in buying a manufacturing site in Belarus's Zhabinka District, and plans have been made to set up and develop a major logistics hub there, wtih about €15 million to be poured into the project. The Brest Oblast Governor said he was confident that the forum of business contacts will allow expanding cooperation between countries and regions.
“Investment policy is a strategic vector of our economy," said Lis. Representatives of over 30 countries took part in the events held under the aegis of the forum in Brest. Read more at at the new center site. 

Posted: 04/29/2016

Thin cutting saws, wood machinery featured at Ogden open house
Solid wood processing viewed by dozens of woodworkers in Matthews, North Carolina.

Posted: 04/29/2016

Digital printing, inert coating highlight Cefla finishing event
Woodworkers were on hand to for a close-up view of digital printing, inert coating technology and other finishing systems.

Posted: 04/29/2016

Woodworking Magazine for the Professional Woodworker | Woodshop News
Stiles signs distribution deal with RT Machine

Stiles Machinery added RT Machine Co. as its primary distributor and customer service facility for customers in the Northeast.

Posted: 04/27/2016

Growth predicted for remodeling market

Growth in home improvement and repair spending is expected through 2017, according to the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

Posted: 04/27/2016


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.

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

ANSI Update

The new ANSI standard O1.1-4 Safety Requirements for Shapers for the Woodworking Industry was published. WMMA members are entitled to receive one complimentary copy per company upon request. Email to request a copy. Copies can be purchased from the ANSI e-standard store.

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Press Releases

January 8, 2016
WMMA Announces Publication of ANSI O1.1-4 Standard (2015) Safety Requirements for Shapers for the Woodworking Industry

September 23, 2015
WMMA Wraps Up Successful Legislative Fly-In

May 14, 2015
WMMA Announces Publication of Revised ANSI O1.1-1 Standard (2015) Safety Requirements for Fixed Angle Jump Saws

May 5, 2015
WMMA Offers Industry Resources at LIGNA

April 27, 2015
WMMA Announces New Board of Directors

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

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