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

August 22-25, 2018
International Woodworking Fair (IWF 2018)
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, GA

October 1-3, 2018
WMMA Regional Networking Meeting
Loews Minneapolis Hotel
Minneapolis, MN

LATEST NEWS FROM NAM

NAM Monday Economic Report — February 5, 2018
It was the eighth consecutive month that the sales measure exceeded 60, which signifies robust growth in demand overall. Read 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
Leitz names Joe Mora as West-South regional manager

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Leitz Tooling has announced the addition of Joe Mora as the regional manager for the West South U.S. region, which includes California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. Mora will lead the sales team and service operations for this region.

Mora has over 25 years of industry experience in a variety of roles, including CNC machinist, programmer, operations management and regional management. After decades in the aerospace industry, Mora brings a fresh perspective and extensive experience that will help to ensure an optimal experience for Leitz customers.

Leitz is involved in high technology engineering and manufacturing of precision tooling and systems for machining wood, plastics, and advanced composites. See http://www.leitztooling.com/

Posted: 02/19/2018

The world's tallest timber tower will be the tallest building of any kind in Japan
TOKYO - The world's tallest wooden building - and the tallest building of any kind in Japan - will be an 1150-foot tall timber skyscraper in Tokyo.
 
The 70-story building will be a hybrid timber structure, made of 90 percent wood and 10 percent steel. Named W350, the tower will be nearly four times the world's current tallest timber building - the 18-story Brock Commons student residence in Vancouver.
 
Japanese timber firm Sumitomo Forestry is behind the project, and is working with Nikken Sekkei architecture to design a "braced tube structure" with columns and beams made from steel and timber, supplemented by diagonal steel braces. The structure will need to withstand the strong winds and earthquakes Japan is prone to.
 
The building will cost around $5.9 billion – "almost double that of a conventional high-rise building constructed with current technology." Over 6.5 billion cubic feet of wood will be required. Sumitomo said it is working to 'develop new technology' in an effort to lower costs.
 
"The interior structure is of a pure wood, producing a calm space that exudes the warmth and gentleness of wood," said Sumitomo in a statement. "The greenery connects from the ground to the top floors through the balcony part, and it offers a view of biodiversity in an urban setting."
 
It is not yet clear on whether or not the building will be made of cross-laminated timber.
 
Japan's construction of wooden buildings was aided in 2010 with the Act for Promotion of Use of Wood in Public Buildings, which forced buildings over three stories to be primarily made of wood. It also made fire risk standards more strict.
 
 
 

Posted: 02/19/2018


ASSOCIATION NEWS

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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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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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