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October 1-3, 2018
WMMA Regional Networking Meeting
Loews Minneapolis Hotel
November 13, 2018
WMMA/ITR Webinar - Navigating the Crest: Forecasting for 2019
April 2-5, 2019
Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC19)
Omni Amelia Island Plantation
Amelia Island, FL
July 17-20, 2019
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV USA
NAM Monday Economic Report October 1, 2018
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) increased short-term rates for the third time this year, as expected, at the conclusion of its September 25-26 meeting. The committee boosted the target federal funds rate by 25 basis points, with a new range of 2.00 to 2.25 percent. Read more ...
NAM Monday Economic Report October 9, 2018
In the latest NAM Manufacturersâ€™ Outlook Survey, manufacturing leaders in the United States continue to have unprecedented levels of optimism, spurred by improvements in the global economy and, in particular, by pro-growth policies such as tax reform and regulatory relief. Read more ...
MANHEIM, Pa. –Wood Pro Expo drew larger first-day attendance than the event a year ago in Lancaster, according to show management.
WPE is being held October 18 and 19 in Spooky Nook Sports, the country’s largest indoor sports complex. The exhibit floor is part of a large building, including soccer fields, basketball and tennis courts, and an adjoining hotel, The Warehouse at the Nook.
Attendees can preregister or simply come directly to WPE on Friday, October 19, the last day of the event. See https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/events/wood-pro-expo-lancaster.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn as well as take in almost 12,000 square feet of exhibits. More than 740 attendees have pre-registered for Wood Pro Expo Lancaster. This represents a 30 percent increase in preregistration numbers compared to last year’s event, also held in Lancaster.
Still to come, Gene Wengert, the Wood Dr., will headline Friday (October 19) of Wood Pro Expo with his opening keynote, The Wood Doctor is in. His presentation will address the changes in the industry and their effects on the typical woodworker's business.
Lean expert Mike Roth, returns to Wood Pro Expo Lancaster to conduct a two-part workshop titled, “Jump-Starting Your Lean Journey,” on October 19. Roth's session will address implementing lean management with any sized business.
New this year for Wood Pro Expo Lancaster is an expanded conference schedule that includes the WPE Running Machine program. The program is aimed at giving participants a comprehensive understanding of the machines and systems on display.
Finishing and respiratory equipment distributor, Grapek Bates, will demonstrate its products in action. Another exhibitor, Ellert Equipment, will be offer hands-on finishing advice. Also Felder will offer a demonstration based on the question, “What is the best shop setup, Jointer-Planer or Jointer And Planer?”
Other Wood Pro Expo Lancaster exhibitors participating in the Running Machine Program include Wurth Group (Big Machines or Small Machines, which one will work for you?) and RT Machine (Lock Miter - Stronger Together, RT Machine demonstrates precision miter joints).
WMMA supports Cue Career, a website for young, developing talent. Cue Career aggregates the resources of industry associations for career exploration/navigation and workforce development. Students explore by watching video interviews with people who are early in their career (members of associations) and access workforce development opportunities such as internships, apprenticeships, mentorships, micro-credentials, and badges offered by associations. Click here to view WMMA's Cue Career page.
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 Steve Carter as WMMA President
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