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Wooden Globe Awards

Every year, the WMIA honors excellence among woodworking companies by presenting the annual Wooden Globe Awards. WMIA members nominate their customers, and awards are presented in three categories: Innovator, Educator, and Commitment to Excellence Through Technology.

In addition, WMIA’s distributor members present the Partner of the Year Award to a woodworking machinery supplier who best exemplifies the spirit of partnership.

Benefits of Participating

For the Nominator:

A chance to showcase a successful customer utilizing his equipment. The nominator for each winning entry will have the opportunity to personally present the award to their nominee at the awards ceremony, and WMIA will pay the WIC registration fee and travel expenses for the nominators of the winning entries.* And whether or not your nominee is selected as the winner, each nominator will receive a WMIA polo shirt emblazoned with the Association’s logo!

For the Winner:

A chance to showcase his company and products to the WIC audience and, just as important, to the trade press, which will spread the word through their publications. Plus, the travel, hotel, and registration expenses for all award winners (and their significant others) are paid for by WMIA.**

Great long-term exposure for both parties!

* WMIA will cover roundtrip airfare for two, transportation to/from airport, and two nights’ hotel accommodations (one room for two nights), as well as the WIC registration fee (which allows entry to all WIC meals, etc.). Please email with any questions/concerns.

** WMIA will provide reimbursement checks to the winner of each category once all receipts are received and processed. WMIA asks the winners to arrange their own airfare. Hotel reservations and WIC registration will be handled by WMIA.

Wooden Globe Awards

The nomination period for 2018 will run from November 1, 2017 – December 1, 2017. Please add these dates to your calendar. We look forward to receiving your nomination!

Click here to review the awards criteria.

Ready to get started? Download the nomination form.

Questions? Contact Jeff Linder at 571-279-8342 or