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UPCOMING EVENTS

June 19-20, 2018
WMMA Public Policy Committee Meeting and DC Fly-in
Washington, DC

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 — April 23, 2018
Real GDP grew 2.9 percent at the annual rate in the fourth quarter, boosted by strength in consumer and business spending but weighed down by inventory spending and net exports. 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
Nine new modern designs bring ice cold color and style to laminate surfaces
TEMPLE, Texas – Wilsonart, working closely with designer, TV host and magazine Editor-in-Chief Danny Seo, introduced its latest collection the “Slice of Ice by Danny Seo” line, which brings a very modern, high-end look to laminate, is influenced by the striations that have developed in glacial ice over thousands of years, the company says. 
 
The collection of nine designs was developed over the last two years and features “cracked ice” patterns in light icy blues, dark blues, and shades of gray, white and black.
 
“I find inspiration everywhere in nature, and it seems the beautiful cool tones, colors and patterns you find in glaciers are the last untapped design resources,” says Seo, the host of the Emmy-winning “Naturally, Danny Seo” on NBC and Editor-in-Chief of the magazine of the same name. “The perfect artist is Mother Nature and the stunning patterns are familiar, yet fresh and modern. They work as a gorgeous cool countertop, or to create a stunning effect when used vertically on walls.”  
 
The collection consists of the following patterns:
Sapphire Ice | Fine Velvet Texture | Y0624-38 – a large-scale stone design with white and blue veining. This dramatic deep blue design has levels of transparency, creating visual interest.
 
Onyx Ice | Fine Velvet Texture | Y0625-38 – a dramatic black stone design with large white and grey veining. This large-scale design has a beautiful transparency effect.
 
Diamond Ice | Soft Silk Finish | Y0626K-21 – a warm white large-scale stone design with large grey veining. This beautiful pattern has visual transparency for a bold look.
 
White Iceberg | Fine Velvet Texture | Y0627-38 – a large-scale white stone design with black and grey veining. This design was created from actual photos of glaciers.
 
Blue Iceberg | Fine Velvet Texture | Y0628-38 – a large-scale pale blue stone design with black veining. This design and its coloration was created from actual photos of glaciers.
 
Polar Hex | Fine Velvet Texture | Y0629-38 – an abstracted stone design made up of hexagons. This medium-scale design is in blacks, greys and white.
 
Frozen Hex | Fine Velvet Texture | Y0631-38 – a medium-scale abstracted stone design made up of hexagons in blues, greys, white and black.
 
Arctic Voyage | Soft Silk Finish | Y0633K-21 – a large-scale stone design in warm white and greys. The design was inspired by ice packs found in the Arctic sea.
 
Arctic Expedition | Soft Silk Finish | Y0634K-21 – a medium grey and charcoal stone design. This stunning large-scale design was inspired by Arctic ice flows.
 
The “Slice of Ice by Danny Seo” collection is now available online as part of the Wilsonart Virtual Design Library, an evolving curation of boutique laminates available to ship 21 days from factory.
 
 

Posted: 05/24/2018

Consumers can now book home services providers through Facebook Marketplace
GOLDEN, Colo. – Consumers will now be able to book appointments with closet designers and other home services providers through Facebook Marketplace. HomeAdvisor, an operating business of ANGI Homeservices (NASDAQ: ANGI), announced a new partnership with the platform and says that through Facebook Marketplace, consumers can search and be matched with a variety of service providers and can then easily communicate and request quotes directly with their matches via Messenger.
 
"Facebook Marketplace helps businesses reach consumers on a platform they are already turning to for everyday needs, making it easier than ever for service professionals in our network to reach new customers and for consumers to seamlessly hire one of our trusted service professionals for hundreds of tasks, from plumbing and cleaning to home renovations," said Chris Terrill, CEO of ANGI Homeservices.
 
Prior to being accepted into HomeAdvisor's network, business owners undergo criminal and financial background checks. Since the company's launch in 1999, HomeAdvisor has received millions of project requests from consumers looking for service professionals to help them complete home projects.
 
"Facebook Marketplace seamlessly bridges the gap between search and social," said Terrill. "HomeAdvisor is excited to be at the forefront of home services, allowing consumers to book home service pros through the world's leading social media platform."  
 
With HomeAdvisor's on-demand digital platform, homeowners can find and vet local, prescreened home service professionals; view average home project costs using True Cost Guide; and instantly book appointments online or through HomeAdvisor's award-winning mobile app
 
For more information, visit HomeAdvisor.com.
 

Posted: 05/24/2018


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

Another Resource for Members of WMMA — Insurance. Click here to learn more about First Insurance Agency, Inc.

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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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