WMIA Legal Counsel Neil Kuenn Inducted into WMIA Hall of Honor

  • November 14, 2019

WMIA's long-time legal counsel, Neil Kuenn of Keeley, Kuenn & Reid, will be retiring by late spring of 2020. At their fall meeting, the Association's Board of Directors voted unanimously to induct Kuenn into WMIA's Hall of Honor, reserved for those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Association and/or have had a profound effect on the woodworking machinery industry.

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WMIA Educational Foundation Awards $30,000 in Scholarships

  • August 12, 2019

For a number of years, the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association’s (WMIA) Educational Foundation has awarded scholarships to those who want to study, and eventually pursue a career in, wood technology, machinery, and related fields. To date, the Foundation has provided…

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Donahue named IWF chairman for 2020

  • March 7, 2019

"The International Woodworking Fair has announced the appointment of Brian Donahue, president of Safety Speed Manufacturing, as the 2020 IWF Chairman. IWF 2020 will take place August 25-28, 2020 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. 'As an…

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Cefla North America announces McNeilly as new sales manager

  • February 21, 2019

"Steven McNeilly has been named as new sales manager for Cefla Finishing North America. McNeilly joined the Cefla Finishing North America team in January 2018 as corporate account manager, building relationships and managing projects. Prior to working at Cefla, he…

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In Memoriam: John Besonen

  • January 29, 2019

WMIA is sad to announce the passing of John Besonen on Wednesday, January 23, in Mesa, AZ, at age 82. John started his career in the woodworking machinery industry in 1961 in the machine shop at  Timesavers. By 1969 he…

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President and CEO’s Column: November/December 2018

  • December 12, 2018

New Eyes for the New Year? A friend of mine had LASIK surgery recently. Beyond the sheer wonder that a procedure to dramatically improve a person's vision (even when they've worn glasses their entire life) takes so little time, what…

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WIC 2019 Registration Now Open!!

  • November 16, 2018

The calendar may say mid-November, the Thanksgiving holiday may be approaching, and temperatures in your area may be heading downward, but you can combat that by registering for the 2019 Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC)! WIC 2019 will be held April…

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