July 19-22, 2017
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

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WMMA Regional Networking Meeting
DoubleTree by Hilton Charlotte
Charlotte, NC


NAM Monday Economic Report June 19, 2017
There will only be a handful of economic releases out this week, with data focusing mainly on manufacturing and housing. Other highlights this week include the latest figures for existing and new home sales, the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank’s monthly survey and leading economic indicators. 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 ...


Woodworking Network
Kitchen cabinet plant in Charles City, Virginia, auctioned

CHARLES CITY, Va. - A kitchen cabinetry plant in Charles City, Virginia is being auctioned today, with late model membrane presses and machining centers for sale. 

The former U.S. Remodelers plant, U.S. Remodelers Inc. designs, manufactures or procures, sells, and installs custom kitchen cabinet refacing products. Equipment is being auctioned by IRS Auctions with bidding closing June 26 at 1:30 p.m. eastern. Items includes the membrane presses and machining centers, as well as panel saws, other panel-processing machinery, woodworking machinery and equipment. A Homag BOF-211 Profi-Line flat table CNC router with C-Axis and ATC installed in 2010 is typical of the extensive offerings. 

Closure of the 66-employee U.S. Remodelers plant, a unit of The Home Depot, was announced in December 2016 in a State of Virginia WARN notice.  The same report includes the Elkay Wood Products plant in Ringold, Virginia.

Posted: 06/25/2017

Two former sawmills get EPA brownfield clean-up study funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two wood industry brownfield manufacturing sites - the Flathead Post & Pole sawmill in Montana and a former LP Crescent Mills sawmill in Plumas County, California - will receive clean-up study funds from the Environmental Protection Agency.

The Flathead Post & Pole sawmill facility was located between Dixon and Moeise in Montana. The study will examine mitigation of contamination in soil, groundwater, and wood waste.  The old Louisiana Pacific sawmill property in Crescent Mills, California has remained vacant since Louisiana Pacific halted operations in the mid 1980s.

"Contamination and landmines of liability in the soil is why," says Camille Swezy at the Sirra Institute. "It is known from preliminary sampling work that minimal levels of arsenic, petroleum, and dioxins/furans remain in the soil from LP’s sawmill operations, such as the practice of spreading oil and incinerator ash on roadways for dust suppression." The amount of contamination identified to date seems to be typical of abandoned sawmill sites, and levels are likely not significant enough to be a public health issue, says the Sierra Institute in a recent report.

The EPA study awards are part of $56.8 million awarded in Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup Grants by the EPA to 172 communities. The funds are aimed at under-served and economically disadvantaged communities through the assessment and cleanup of abandoned industrial and commercial properties and expand the ability of communities to recycle vacant and abandoned properties for new, productive reuses.
“EPA is committed to working with communities to redevelop Brownfields sites which have plagued their neighborhoods," said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. Pruitt says EPA’s Assessment and Cleanup grants target communities that are economically disadvantaged and include places where environmental cleanup and new jobs are most needed.
"These grants leverage considerable infrastructure and other investments, improving local economies and creating an environment where jobs can grow. I am very pleased the President’s budget recognizes the importance of these grants by providing continued funding for this important program.”
The EPA funding is sometimes integrated to job training for clean-up, under the Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) Program. The Salish Kootenai College, Inc. at the Flathead Indian Reservation, Montana
There are an estimated 450,000 abandoned and contaminated waste sites in America. When brownfields are addressed, nearby property values within a one-mile radius can increase 5-15.2% percent according to an independent study.

Posted: 06/25/2017

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Posted: 06/26/2017

Woodworking Magazine for the Professional Woodworker | Woodshop News
Lockdowel chooses its first distributor

lockdowel0621Lockdowel selected the Charles McMurray Co. as its first distributor, serving California and Nevada.

Posted: 06/21/2017

CMA elects new board members and officers

The Cabinet Makers Association re-elected Matt Krig of Northland Woodworks in Blaine, Minn., to a fourth term as president and Leland Thomasset of Taghkanic Woodworking in Pawling, N.Y., as vice presedent.

Posted: 06/21/2017


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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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2017 Board of Directors Announced

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Dan Bond Selected as the Next Executive Director of WMMA

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