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International Woodworking Fair -
IWF 2008

Atlanta, Georgia:  August 20 -23

 

IWF Exhibitors will showcase the most innovative new technology, machinery, supplies and services ever displayed in one place at one show in the Western hemisphere. IWF attendees will see live demonstrations of new equipment presented by the leading manufacturers in the industry and have the opportunity to explore new ideas through informative technical sessions and networking with peers from around the world.  This is a great opportunity to get an update on the industry.

To Register online: 

http://registration.expoexchange.com/ShowIWF081/Default.aspx?DSource=39-VAR

Registration Form

IWF preview http://www.fdmonline.com/ShowSponsoredVideos.aspx?ID=26676

 

 

To participate in WCMA activities, please contact the WCMA office at
770-565-6660 or email at wcma@woodcomponents.org.   

 

Member Benefits

 

Membership Application   Join by August 1 save $150 

 

 

2008 WCMA Fall Conference & Plant Tour Event

          Waterloo, Iowa:  September 28 - 30

 

This event will feature roundtable discussions on important industry topics along with tours of Bertch Cabinet Mfg., Woodharbor Doors & Cabinetry, Kendrick Forest Products, BTS Lumber, and John Deere's tractor assembly plant. 

 

2007 WCMA Fall Conference & Plant Tour Event

          Grand Rapids, Michigan:  November 5 - 7 

 

The WCMA's Fall Conference & Plant Tour Event featured a unique combination of educational sessions, a Wood Technology Expo, and plant tours. Steve Ehle presented "Global Adjustment Strategies."   Brian Brashaw gave a practical presentation on "Lean Manufacturing for Component Manufacturers."  To view their presentations, click on the links below.  

 

Steve Ehle "Global Adjustment Strategies

 

Brian Brashaw "Lean Manufacturing for Component Manufacturers" Webinar
https://umconnect.umn.edu/wcmalean2007

 

Midwest Industrial Woodworking Expo - Grand Rapids

Seminar on "Top-Line Issues:  Cutting-Edge Solutions", sponsored by WCMA

 

Presentation by Steve Lawser, WCMA

 

Presentation by Michael Fedrigo, Nucraft Furniture

 

Article by Reed Felton, Consultant, formerly with TJ Hale

 

 

WCMA Releases New Outsourcing Trends Study!

        Click here to review the results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCMA Releases New Outsourcing Trends Study!

 

The WCMA sponsored an industry-wide, comprehensive study on outsourcing trends in the domestic and global woodworking industry.  This study identified the major reasons for outsourcing, the types of products outsourced most often from domestic and global suppliers, and what component buyers look for in a supplier. 

 

Click here to view the complete results.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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