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UPCOMING EVENTS

November 2-4, 2017
Machinery & Supply Expo (WMS 2017)
International Centre, Toronto

May 1-4, 2018
Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC18)
Hyatt Regency Maui - Maui, HI

International Woodworking Fair (IWF 2018)
August 22-25, 2018
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, GA
http://www.iwfatlanta.com/

LATEST NEWS FROM NAM

NAM Monday Economic Report — October 30, 2017
The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that the U.S. economy grew by an annualized 3.0 percent in the third quarter, extending the 3.1 percent gain in the second quarter. See more ...

Global Manufacturing Economic Update — Third Quarter
The third quarter NAM 2016 Manufacturers' Outlook Survey shows manufacturers continue to cope with policy headwinds. Read more ...

INDUSTRY NEWS

Woodworking Network
Snaidero snags kitchen cabinetry contract for 549-unit luxury high-rise in Miami
MIAMI - Snaidero USA, the leader in North American imports of European kitchen cabinets, has been chosen as the kitchen supplier for the 549 ultra-luxury condos of the Brickell Flatiron, a new Downtown Miami development by Ugo Colombo’s CMC Group with architecture by Luis Revuelta.
 
With this project, Snaidero USA continues to fulfill its mission of bringing the finest Italian design and craftsmanship to high-end multi-housing projects all over North and Central America, helping raise the bar of luxury living.
 
The kitchen cabinetry selected for Brickell Flatiron is Snaidero’s WAY, a North America best seller and winner of the 2012 Good Design Award. The model is 100 percent made in Italy and manufactured with strict environmentally-friendly practices. It features very modern and clean aesthetics, interior cabinetry and countertop LED lights, and a highly functional array of accessories.
 
The slender glass tower soars sixty-four stories high with curvilinear forms to accommodate spacious floor plans and provide expansive city views. The interiors of the public areas - following a dynamic “art gallery” concept - are by Italian architect/designer Massimo Iosa Ghini, himself a long-time Snaidero design partner.
The project joins a prestigious list of over 55 high-end residential towers that Snaidero USA has furnished in Florida since 1992 and more than 170 across North and Central America (including California, Canada, Hawaii, Chicago, New York, Las Vegas, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Honduras, Puerto Rico, and Turks and Caicos.)
 
Snaidero USA is the exclusive North American distributor of Snaidero kitchen cabinets. For almost 40 years, Snaidero USA has offered the finest in luxury Italian kitchen design to North America and Central America through a retail network of 22 showrooms. Snaidero USA also serves the multihousing industry, partnering with top developers like Howard Hughes Corporation, Fortune International Group, Turnberry, AEG, ASPAC Developments and the CMC Group, for over 170 projects completed to date.
 
Today, under the leadership of its President, Comm. Dario Snaidero, Snaidero USA is the leader in North American imports of European kitchen cabinets. Through its Snaidero USA Living collection, the company also offers made-in-Italy furniture for bathrooms and closets. The kitchens are made of eco-friendly, non-toxic materials through production processes with limited impact towards the environment. Snaidero USA is a member of the US Green Building Council. For more information, please visit www.snaidero-usa.com.
 
Snaidero R. SpA (Italy), founded in 1946, is Italy’s leading manufacturer of high-end kitchen cabinets. A wealth of experience built over 70 years of tradition and innovation. Always at the forefront of style and innovation, Snaidero partners with world-renowned artists, architects, and industrial designers, such as Ferrari stylist Pininfarina, international architect Massimo Iosa Ghini and acclaimed Italian designers Lucci and Orlandini, to create top-of-the-line products manufactured with environmental responsibility.

Posted: 11/19/2017

Effort to narrow worker skills gap shows modern take on factory jobs
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With more than 3.5 million manufacturing job openings expected over the next decade, the National Association of Manufacturers’  the NAM and a two vehicle manufacturers unveiled a new series as a part of the NAM’s “Creators Wanted” campaign.
 
The campaign features Mahindra employees from Mahindra Automotive, Mahindra Tractor & Utility Vehicles and GenZe, an electric scooter company. These companies have nationwide manufacturing, distribution and assembly centers with headquarter operations in Michigan and Texas. The campaign showcases for parents and students what’s achievable through modern manufacturing careers at the $19 billion global Mahindra Group.
 
The Creators Wanted campaign was launched to combat negative perceptions of manufacturing
The unprecedented attention on manufacturing in America—by political leaders and the press—has raised the stakes for America’s leading innovation industry to compete for talent and to spotlight the growing number of opportunities for lifelong careers in modern manufacturing. The campaign is part of an ongoing effort to enhance perceptions of  manufacturing careers through advertising, digital targeting and storytelling about the people who represent the present and future of the industry.
 
“The future of work is now in modern manufacturing,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “We are intent on shattering the stodgy stereotypes of what manufacturing careers look like. Parents and kids across America need to see that modern manufacturing is about creating the future—and giving people not only jobs but also lifelong and rewarding careers.
 
“The NAM is especially proud to partner with Mahindra on ‘Creators Wanted’ to open more eyes to the exciting opportunities for all Americans in modern manufacturing. Mahindra is a company built on driving positive change—and the Mahindra team is making investments in our people and in our communities, such as the first new auto plant in metro Detroit in 25 years, that will help secure the future of making things in America.”
 
In the 10 months since the initiative’s launch, “Creators Wanted” has reached more than 2 million individuals. The initiative has brought together some of America’s top innovative brands and small manufacturers to demonstrate that modern manufacturing offers careers that are well-paid, highly skilled and diverse. Manufacturing careers allow individuals to raise their standard of living and make products that have a positive impact in their communities and beyond.
 
“We are pleased to work alongside the National Association of Manufacturers to accelerate the growth of manufacturing in the U.S. by attracting young talent to an exciting career path at Mahindra. We are committed to investing in workforce initiatives through educational programs and industry-related college scholarships,” said Mahindra Chairman Anand Mahindra.
 
As part of the NAM–Mahindra partnership, the campaign will drive attention to the stories of the Mahindra employees and the types of opportunities available in modern manufacturing across the United States.
 
“Unless we change minds about manufacturing, we will have more than 2 million jobs unfilled over the next 10 years,” said Manufacturing Institute Executive Director Carolyn Lee. “Manufacturing Day and ‘Creators Wanted’ are our chance to turn the tide to convince parents and students we need the next generation, and we have a lot to offer.” For more information, visit www.creatorswanted.org.
Manufacturing Day 2017 helps promote factory careers to young people. 
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.
 
The Manufacturing Institute (the Institute) is the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers. As a nonpartisan organization, the Institute is committed to delivering leading-edge information and services to the nation’s manufacturers. The Institute is the authority on the attraction, qualification and development of world-class manufacturing talent. For more information, please visit www.themanufacturinginstitute.org.

Posted: 11/19/2017


ASSOCIATION NEWS

Current News:

Industry Leaders Converge on Capitol Hill For Day of Advocacy
Leaders from the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America, Woodworking Machinery Industry Association and Association of Woodworking & Furnishing Suppliers converged on Capitol Hill on June 21 to advocate for the most important policy needs of the industry. First-time attendee Dan Christensen, Pillar Machine, and WMMA Public Policy Committee member, talked about his experiences in this short video.

WMMA Announces winner of 2017 Baldwin Award at WIC17
WMMA awarded the 2017 Baldwin Award to Past President Jamison Scott during WIC 2017 in Rancho Mirage, CA. Scott, who serves as executive vice president of Air Handling Systems, a third generation family-owned business in Woodbridge, Connecticut, has a long history of service to the Association and to the industry as a whole. Click here to read more

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Press Releases

May 12, 2017 2017
WMMA Past President, Jamison Scott, Wins Baldwin Award

May 4, 2017 2017
2017 Board of Directors Announced

January 30, 2017
Dan Bond Selected as the Next Executive Director of WMMA

August 27, 2016
INTERNATIONAL WOODWORKING FAIR Double Digit Growth

August 12, 2016
WMMA Member TR Herzog Named Among Top 40 Under 40 Wood Industry Superstars

July 28, 2016
WMMA Announces First Regional Meeting

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